Mercury is in Sagittarius – but what does that actually mean? It might officially be Sagittarius season, but not only for those that are born between the dates of November 22 and December 21. Our smallest planet moved into Sagittarius on November 24, meaning we’re all set to feel its effects.
Why is Mercury so important? We often talk about Mercury causing havoc while ‘in retrograde’ (meaning it slows down in movement and appears to go backwards) but this influential planet’s position has many ways of affecting life on earth, according to astrology – since it’s the planet of communication, technology, transport and education.
If we’ve already lost you, don’t worry –we’ve enlisted the help of astrologer and psychic Inbaal Honigman to explain why Mercury in Sagittarius is a time of change for everyone…
What is Mercury in Sagittarius?
The planets of the solar system are all orbiting the sun, as we know, and in astrology, they move through the system of the zodiac too AKA our 12 star signs. When Mercury is in Sagittarius, it has moved into the ‘zone’ of the Archer, if you like. This is said to influence life on earth in a variety of different ways.
Before, Mercury was in Scorpio. Next, it will move into Capricorn.
What happens when Mercury is in Sagittarius?
It looks like conversations are about to get a whole lot more interesting, since Mercury is always associated with communication – and if there’s a tricky subject you’ve been struggling to tackle, now might just be the time.
“Mercury is the planet the governs all communication – email, socials, group chats, face-to-face – and so the aspect of life most impacted will be communication,” says Inbaal.
“And since Sagittarius is a positive, happy-go-lucky, original sign, then our ways of communicating will be more positive, more original and generally joyous.”
What else does Mercury in Sagittarius inspire?
Sagittarians are generally known as being passionate, curious, brazen and honest – and we might all experience a little Sagittarius-ness while Mercury is hanging out there. What’s more, Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, a planet that is known for positivity, prosperity and even miracles, so it sounds like good things are on the horizon.