There’s more to Mercury than the traditional stance that its energy is weakened (or in detriment) in Sagittarius. That may be the least interesting thing to note about Mercury in Sagittarius. In fact it belies a whole bevy of benefits that are part and parcel of this annual transit.
When Mercury moves into Sagittarius, conversations inevitably revolve around issues that could be regarded as of world importance. There’s a strong impulse to connect with people about political views, philosophical musings, religious influences, and cultural differences or similarities.
When the little messenger that could moves through Sagittarius, it’s a natural inclination to want a greater understanding of how you fit in with your culture and the world at large. Even travel is featured for many people while Mercury moves through this globetrotting sign. Mercury in Sagittarius trumpets the notion that we truly live in a global village. Even if some international borders are tight, sharing information through 21st century technology has eviscerated the boundaries of geography.
It’s not just curiosity about what goes on in countries beyond your borders that lights up Mercury in Sagittarius; it’s also the intake and dissemination of ideas that catches on like wildfire. In a nutshell, your mind gets more curious about information that can help enlarge its perspective. You tend to plug into systems that can open up a whole new way of seeing the world. And that’s an enormous boon, for when you change the way you think about Life, you can accordingly change the way you live.
Is there a way to stoke the fires of Sagittarius and maximize the social opportunities that Mercury’s transit here affords? Yes! It’s a great time to host or attend a party with a theme that reflects and honors cultural exchange. Potluck dinners that feature foods from around the world—complete with accompanying world music and wardrobe—can be a festive way to appreciate various aspects of cultures outside your own.
As Mercury in Sagittarius encourages you to widen your circle so that it includes folks from all over the world, you inevitably broaden your understanding of how interconnected we are, even through our differences.