When Mercury moves into Sagittarius, our minds expand. Thoughts become bigger, more optimistic and in some cases more exaggerated.
It’s a wonderful time for an intellectual adventure – perhaps through studying something new – or for an intellectual journey.
This is a great astrological transit for shifting your position on an ethical, moral or philosophical point. Mercury in Sagittarius gives us all permission to change our minds, and to grow up, mentally speaking.
In astrology, Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, so its energy is very optimistic and can-do.
Mercury by nature is fast-moving, so during this transit we tend to make quick decisions.
These are guided not so much by instinct but by faith and trust – we are more willing to make a leap into the dark during this transit because we’re optimistic that all will work out well. In that sense, this is a very brave transit.
As a Mutable astrology sign, Sagittarius can be all things to all people. When Mercury transits this zodiac sign, persuasion becomes much easier, because each of us is able to better anticipate how to deal with any given audience.
However, this Mercury energy is very wide-ranging and broad in scope. During this transit, we have an excellent perception of the big picture, but not such a great grasp of the details.
Matters of justice and morality will be up for discussion when Mercury is in Sagittarius, and it’s important not to be blindly optimistic.
This energy certainly helps us to hope for and to anticipate the best, but the rather laid-back “it will be fine” vibe can lull us into a false sense of security.
If you have big decisions to make during this transit, do your homework and due diligence.
This transit works best for those astrology signs that can blend optimism and intellectual curiosity with a solid foundation of basic understanding.
Each Sun sign will experience Mercury in Sagittarius slightly differently. The exact effects depend upon your individual natal chart, but overall the zodiac signs will be searching for intellectual adventure in their own way.
Aries Zodiac Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) During Mercury in Sagittarius
This is a storyteller transit for you, Aries. Use your enhanced communication skills during to take others on an adventure which broadens their minds, enhances their understanding of other cultures, or simply fascinates them.
If you work in sales or marketing, this could be a red-letter period, simply because you’re such a compelling communicator.
Taurus Zodiac Sign (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20) During Mercury in Sagittarius
Your intellectual quest during this transit is a search for hidden information. Your research skills are coming into their own, Taurus, and you’ll get a lot of satisfaction from digging deep to uncover something you didn’t previously know.
Whether it’s your family history or an academic research project, focus on uncovering truth and facts to counter any niggling fears you may feel about your own worthiness.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20) During Mercury in Sagittarius
This very charming astrological transit activates your love zone, Gemini, and hugely improves the way you communicate with your lover.
If your romance has been through a rough patch, this transit is here to help – now is your chance to really understand one another, and to offer plenty of give and take. It helps too that your sense of humor is greatly increased during this transit!
Cancer Zodiac Sign (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21) During Mercury in Sagittarius
This looks set to be a very productive and work-focused period for you, Cancer, but don’t be surprised if you start to feel a little bored at the office. You need more of a challenge than your current position allows.
Fortunately, it’s a very good transit for your job search and interviews. Be careful not to sell yourself short. You actually do far more, and have greater skills than you realize.
Leo Zodiac Sign (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 22) During Mercury in Sagittarius
Your intellectual quest during this transit is inextricably linked to creativity, Leo. Write, sign, paint, dance – however you choose to express yourself, the more creative you can get, the more alive you will feel.
There’s a joyful vibe here, too, and lots of positive, optimistic thinking – but do pay attention to the details, otherwise there will be some embarrassing moments.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (Virgo Dates: August 23 – September 22) During Mercury in Sagittarius
Try to avoid being too preachy at home during this transit, Virgo. You’re convinced that you’re right but trying to sway your family to your point of view is likely to sow division and frustration.
You’ll enjoy lively debates on hot topics with your loved ones, but allow them the dignity of their own opinions, just as they allow you yours. In fact, the more you genuinely listen, the more you may become aligned to their position rather than your own.
Libra Zodiac Sign (Libra Dates: September 23 – October 22) During Mercury in Sagittarius
This transit activates your communication zone and you can really dazzle others now with your wit, your eloquence, and your quirky style.
Beneath the high likeability factor, however, you may well feel a little worried or ill at ease. You sense that you don’t yet have all the information you need, Libra, and that makes you nervous. Keep asking the right questions and things will start to fall into place.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21) During Mercury in Sagittarius
It’s tough to control personal spending during this transit, as your “easy come, easy go” attitude towards money definitely has an emphasis on the go, Scorpio!
On one hand, your optimism helps with abundance manifestation, but on the other, a certain sense of recklessness could find you taking financial risks you really can’t afford. Be careful.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20) Mercury in Sagittarius
Your intellectual challenge during this transit will be to stay focused. With Mercury transiting your own sign, you’ll be tempted to scatter your energy far too widely.
Avoid becoming superficial and don’t try to gloss over obvious flaws in your thinking. You can achieve a great deal during this transit, but first you must eliminate distractions and form a clear intention in your mind.
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 19) During Mercury in Sagittarius
Guard your privacy during this transit, Capricorn, especially online. A tendency to over-share on social media could land you in all kinds of embarrassing trouble!
This is good energy for dreamwork, psychic work and astral travel, however, and you’ll quickly master those skills if you haven’t tried them before. Open your third eye and embrace your visions.
Aquarius Zodiac Sign (Aquarius Dates: January 20 – February 17) During Mercury in Sagittarius
You’re highly motivated during this transit, but rather indecisive, Aquarius. Ideally, you need a sounding board so that you can bounce ideas around.
Talking to the cat will help if there’s nobody else – at least he or she doesn’t answer back! For an intellectual challenge, think about joining a debate club, or take up a new subject for formal study.
Pisces Zodiac Sign (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19) During Mercury in Sagittarius
This is a brilliant transit for making long-term career plans, Pisces. You have a vision of where you’re heading, and you have the intellectual ability to make it work.
However, you may also feel that you’re under a lot of pressure during this transit, and you may struggle with time management. If you’re overwhelmed with competing priorities and deadlines, remember to do the big things first.
*Note: The exact date and time of Mercury enters Sagittarius will differ depending on your timezone. This planet update was published the day before Mercury entered Sagittarius in Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the year 2020, which is December 1, 2020 @ 19:51.