Jean teaches astrology, tarot & metaphysics. She is an author, ordained nondenominational minister, & member of the NJ Metaphysical Ctr.
So, you have a new Mercury in Libra friend you met while at a clothing sale at an upscale store? This is unsurprising as they are friendly people who love to be out and about, talking, and being with others. People with this Mercury position love to communicate with friends and love to do things in partnerships. Happy relationships are very important to them. They are curious about other people’s thinking patterns, and often gravitate towards careers in psychology, astrology (because it’s really all about figuring out what makes a person tick), public relations, sociology, and of course, the law. They make good arbitrators and counselors who want to work with the public. Mercury in Libra people will not work in a dingy cubicle in a dreary office. They also would make good buyers for a store, as they have good fashion flair. The symbol for Libra is the scale of justice, so law and fairness really matter to them.
Love of Beautiful Things
Mercury in Libra people like to surround themselves with others—they are the social butterflies of the zodiac. Libra is ruled by Venus, like Taurus, but Libra people need more mental stimulation. They both like to own beautiful things, but Taurus likes natural things more. Libra likes modern, classy, and trendy things. They get bored easily.
Mercury in Libra people are so easy to communicate with, because they really care what others think. They are very honest and have a strong sense of justice. They prefer to have harmony, so may not express an opinion which is different than others in a social setting, afraid it will make them seem unpopular. It may appear they lack firmness, but Libra is a leadership sign, they just want to be sure their decision meets all their criteria. Mercury in Libra people look at any issue from every side, and this makes it seem like they have trouble making decisions. This is something they have in common with Mercury in Gemini people, but if one takes too long to decide on something, an opportunity to act could be lost. However, decisions made are normally just and well considered, even if it takes ages to get there.
Mercury in Libra people seek out associations with people who possess refined minds, good manners, and honest reputations. They are great believers in the saying, “You get judged by the company you keep.” Uncouth manners, unfair motivations, or just general sloppiness are very distasteful to a Mercury in Libra person. They are very sensitive to odors and the personal appearances of others, and inappropriate dress and coarse speech are definite no-nos. They treat friends gracefully, and with consideration, and expect the same in return. Mercury in Libra people make the mistake of expecting others to have the same degree of mental discipline they require of themselves.
Thought Processes Regarding Home Ownership
So as a Mercury in Libra person starts to go about buying a first house, we have a few clues about what is appealing, because we know quite a bit about the way they think. Since Libra influenced people love to surround themselves with people who like to have fun, they will want to live in the city in order to be close to clubs, restaurants, plays, and good shopping. A social butterfly like a Mercury in Libra needs to be close to the nightlife as well. It's great to be right in the center of a huge city which offers anything you could possibly want to do.
The problem that our Mercury in Libra friend will likely face when searching for the perfect home, is that you get very few square feet for an exorbitant amount of money in some of the larger cities. However, there are usually many lovely townhome communities near public transportation in most large, major cities, so you don't have to struggle to get around or pay a fortune for parking. It's worth looking a little farther out from the main center of a city if you have a car, because you can find a nice home for a more affordable price, but near all the the activities a Mercury in Libra loves and craves. Neighborhoods beginning to get re gentrified are also a big draw for a single person or young couple who wants to try an up and coming new neighborhood and get in on how it gets shaped. Don't forget that Mercury in Libra people have leadership ability and also good creative flair.
Close to the Nightlife
Most townhouse associations are built to take advantage of the glorious views of whatever the city has to offer. So there is usually quite a sight of colored lights and interesting buildings, especially if your place has a balcony. Developers realize these potentials from the beginning. So a modern, gated, townhome with a balcony for views, safety, and easy access to a popular city will always be a big draw. Mercury in Libra people are not cheap, but like class, and particularly love getting a lot more for their money.
All Mercury in Libra people have sharp minds, loving all kinds of mental pursuits, and although many good libraries are available in most cities, would enjoy having a nice reading room at home, several nice shelves for books, and a few comfortable chairs. Mercury in Libra people love music, so want to be close to concert venues or parks which feature musical entertainment in the warmer weather. Concerts on piers are especially fun, so one can enjoy both the music and watch the sunsets and pretty boats. That's a nice, romantic date too!
Since these people are very refined, they don't want to see just rock concerts, they enjoy a good classical concert series or one which features country music. And once one learns the way around, there are ways to get less expensive theater tickets, or to find discounts on other activities. Mercury in Libra people like to learn, so are big museum goers too. Many planetariums offer laserium shows, which are light shows that are shown to the appropriate music. Most large cities have them. So our Mercury in Libra can surely find a home in a city that has a lot to offer in the way of nightlife and activities.
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No Retro Chic
When it comes to decorating, modern tastes are the way to go for our Mercury in Libra—a few personal touches, maybe some of their own artistic paintings or accessories, but no clutter. Right now, our Mercury in Libra friend is not seeing anyone and is searching for a home solo. However, remember that they are social, so they would still like two bedrooms in order to host overnight guests and out-of-town friends. Remember that sleek and modern is the way to go here, these are not the retro chic types. They will not spend time re-purposing old furniture—the very thought is horrifying. Now, furniture shopping they can get into. The home must be comfortable, able to show off a little to friends.
Many large cities with high rises also have rooftop gardens for residents of the association to relax and socialize, so that is a feature our buyer will love. A friendly and sociable person finds it easy to make new friends. It's also a way to find new people to date! Soon a Mercury in Libra person will be the leader of newly found friends, usually the one who makes the plans for everyone (though it won’t be fast)! There is a need for a lot of room for entertaining, and the open floor concept can work well, especially if the town home has a breakfast bar, it can turn into a party bar by night!
Long Beauty Regimens
Mercury in Libra people particularly want to live well, and to look well, so will spend a lot on hair coloring and cuts, mani-pedis, beauty creams, and perfume scents. Face the fact that this is who they are. This is a person who would not leave a burning building without checking the mirror. A Mercury in Libra person has tons of clothes and shoes, so needs lots of closet space. But do not forget Libras work hard, and career is heavily on the mind. So they need a fashion look for work and one for play. Better yet, if a person can accessorize easily from the work look to the play look, there's more time to play. Add in time for accessory shopping.
This person wants to get married in the future, the time is just not right now. Many Mercury in Libra people can’t wait to get married, but do not really want to have children. They fall in love often, as they are incurable romantics, and really want to enjoy life as half of a couple. But the idea of taking care of children who need so much attention is not really their thing. So our Mercury in Libra subject will try to choose a partner who is not enthused about raising a family either. Or they may have several long term relationships in life. It would also be possible to sublet the town home for a few weeks if they want to go on vacations, which they will. After all, somebody has to wear all the new clothes over in the “summer” area of the closet!
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
© 2013 Jean Bakula
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on July 27, 2013:
I hope you are doing well. It's hard to be completely accurate when just discussing the meaning of one planet in a sign. But I like getting people to understand that Astrology is so much more than JUST what sign your Sun is in! I'd be honored to write something for your blog when it's ready, let me know. Take care.
carol stanley from Arizona on July 27, 2013:
Fun read.. and I am libra with Mercury in Libra..Most is true...and was true but I have changed in a few of the things..Social yes for sure. Great job Jean when blog is going would love to have you write something..It still has some work needed....carolesastrology.com