Mercury Is in Libra, It's Time To Spice Up Your Love Life

The planets have finally aligned to help you ask out your crush.  

If your Virgo season experience has been anything like mine, then you’re probs burned TF out!

Mercury, the planet of intellect and communication, has been living it up in Virgo for the past few weeks, so you’ve been getting hella sh*t done but at the cost of feeling completely drained from exerting yourself so much.

Good news though! Mercury flies outta Virgo into lovely Libra on September 14. Life’s about to get much, much nicer with Mercury in one of the friendliest signs, especially for fellow air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius! Meanwhile, the cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, and Capricorn will still stay busy (not nearly as swamped as they have been though).

When Mercury is in Libra, the sign of relationships, it’s a no-brainer that your social life is definitely going to thrive more than it has in a long time. Libra is an air sign, so its energy is all about connecting with others (which is probably why your Libra friend never stops texting you). It’s also a cardinal sign, which means it’s a trailblazer that tends to be the one to initiate new things.

Translation: You’re more willing to start convos now, so instead of waiting for your crush to text you, you’re suddenly very down to hit them up first! Even if your go-to move at parties is to scroll through your Insta to avoid talking to strangers, these Libran vibes push you to actually approach people (or even plan the event yourself). Wild, right?

Libra is the most tactful and charismatic sign, so you can smooth over any ruffled feathers from the past few weeks!

Even better news: Mercury in Libra mends any recent drama. You may have said some blunt or hurtful things when Mercury was in Virgo because the Virgo-esque energy is so matter-of-fact and you may have been more focused on correcting other people instead of hearing their side. Thankfully, Libra is the most tactful and charismatic sign, so you can smooth over any ruffled feathers from the past few weeks!

Romantically speaking, Libra is an uber-flirty sign, so you’re making plenty of new love connections if you’re single (aka now’s the time to redownload your dating apps). Even if you are already boo’d up, you’re using more ~romantic~ and ~loving~ language with your S.O. and they’re doing the same with you—so if you randomly get a cute text with a billion heart emojis from your partner, even if that’s so not like them, you can thank Mercury in Libra for that!

There’s one big thing to watch out for with Mercury in Libra though, and that’s falling victim to Libra’s stereotypical flakiness!

It’s a great time to hang with people, sure, but if you’re overextending yourself and making way too many plans you know you won’t be able to follow up on, you’re not making the best of this transit. Yeah, you’re feeling bolder about asking that cutie at the bar for their number, but if you’re just in it for the fun and attention, then you might wanna reconsider. This energy is best used if you keep the idea of quality over quantity in mind—you can make a hundred new acquaintances for some short-term fun, but isn’t it way more worth everyone’s time to just focus on a handful of new people to add to your squad? Think about it! 

Basically, as long as you use this transit to make new friends, network, and enjoy yourself without f*cking around too much, you can have a baller time! Just don’t let your newfound need to socialize ruin all the hard work you’ve put in over the past few weeks. This transit is the first taste you’re getting of Libra season 2019, but Virgo season is still going strong!