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Tapestry of the Gods
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by Michael D. Robbins

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Mercury in Libra

Mercury in Libra or Mercury in Relation to Libra

Evolutionary Mantram of the Sign Libra:
“And the Word said: Let choice be made.

Spiritual Mantram of the Sign Libra:
“I choose the way which leads between the two great lines of force.”

Quotations from Esoteric Astrology, relevant to the meaning of Mercury in relation to Libra.



Specific Expression of Mercury in Libra

Mercury in Libra for the Average of Undeveloped Man
(As always, much will depend upon the ray of the mental vehicle)

1. Mercury in Libra—Indecision, mental uncertainty, mental unclarity, “wanting it both ways”; “of two minds”.

2. Mercury in Libra—Mental hesitation or, even, temporary paralysis of thought.

3. Mercury in Libra—Insincerity; deceit; manipulativeness; suavity

4. Mercury in Libra—Fickle in thought.

5. Mercury in Libra—Facility with “smoothing things over”.

6. Mercury in Libra—Match-maker.

7. Mercury in Libra—Pleasant speech; verbal agreeability; humor.

8. Mercury in Libra—Lying—trying to please everyone

Mercury in Libra for the Advanced Man
(As always, much will depend upon the ray of the mental vehicle)

1. Mercury in Libra—In general, the capacity for tact and foresight.

2. Mercury in Libra—Intelligent evaluation.

3. Mercury in Libra—Intelligent observation.

4. Mercury in Libra— ‘Probabilistic mind’: facility for “weighing the odds”.

5. Mercury in Libra—Good judgment.

6. Mercury in Libra— ‘Just-mindedness’; a mental process which intuitively strives to avoids excess, though, at first, the scales may tip wildly in the effort.

7. Mercury in Libra—Balanced point of view.

8. Mercury in Libra—Facility with mental relativism.

9. Mercury in Libra—Mediation, negotiation, facilitation.

10. Mercury in Libra—Harmonious thinking; thinking in such a way as to promote harmony.

11. Mercury in Libra—Skill at making alliances.

12. Mercury in Libra—Subtlety of mind.

Mercury in Libra for the Disciple or Initiate
(The usual exoteric and psychological interpretations are purposely not here emphasized).

1. Mercury in Libra—Ajna and Spiritual Triad connection. Mercury rules the ajna center in the advancing disciple, and the ajna center is that center through which the Spiritual Triad works at an advanced stage of evolution probably following the third degree. Thus, Mercury in Libra gives a special facility in the use of the abstract mind, often found in the mathematical mind (especially higher mathematics). This would be a mind well suited to discovering the abstract equations inherent in Nature.

2. Mercury in Libra—A mind suited to an understanding of Occult Law.

3. Mercury in Libra—The major ray given for Mercury is R4, but I suggest that R3 and R5 are also prominent. With the R3 transmitted through Libra, there would be (if this ray assessment is correct) an emphasis upon R3.

4. Mercury in Libra—A mind useful in unraveling karmic intricacies.

5. Mercury in Libra—The ‘Word’ which is Law. Great statements which enunciate Divine Law, such as the “Golden Rule”. Shedding the ‘light of cooperation’.

6. Mercury in Libra—The mental process which reveals the narrow, razor-edged Path between the Pairs of Opposites the “Path of the Just”; this (on a lower turn of the spiral) is the Path of thoughts and actions which are neither entirely of the soul nor entirely of the personality, but represent a partnership between them.

7. Mercury in Libra—On a higher turn of the spiral, the “Path of the Just, which shineth ever more unto the Perfect Day”, is the Path leading to Shamballa, which Libra, in a sense rules, since Shamballa is the “City of Peace”. Thus Mercury in Libra can be associated with the antahkarana when considering it as the Pathway to Shamballa. Clearly, one must know Occult Law in order to treat that Path.

8. Mercury in Libra—Mercury in Libra intuitively reveals the “Golden Mean” which must determine relations between the “Pairs of Opposites”. (For practical purposes, the “Pairs of Opposites” can be considered, in this context, as the soul and personality.

9. Mercury in Libra—The intuition preserves the balance between the male and female aspects of divinity; the soul is ‘male’ or positive to the personality, which is receptive or female. The soul also has its male and female parts, as does the personal human psyche. Mercury in Libra inclines one to be mindful to preserve the balance between the poles. In another way, the intelligent ‘uniter of poles’, or, colloquially, ‘match-maker’ between the poles.

10. Mercury in Libra—The healing mind, in this sense that it understands the causes of the disharmony which creates ‘dis-ease’. Thus is knows the ways of reestablishing ‘right energy flow’.

11. Mercury in Libra— ‘Karmic-mind’, foreseeing consequences of actions at many removes from the origin of action.

12. Mercury in Libra—Since Libra rules “Supermind”, we see Mercury in Libra as the representative of Triadal Mind, or pure manas (easily associated with Saturn if the three synthesizing planets be linked to atma-buddhi-manas).

13. Mercury in Libra—One can imagine a mind well suited at dealing with the Third Aspect of Divinity (Libra, R3); Mercury, considered to ruler commerce and exchange would function successfully in relation to the Law of Economy. Also, the mind functioning in relation to Law, Sex and Money (the three aspects over which Libra presides).

14. Mercury in Libra—The intuition reveals that which is needed to create satisfaction and agreement between the two parties, soul and personality. Expert in the art of spiritual negotiation.

15. Mercury in Libra—Mercury in Libra intuitively reveals the results of the consultation between soul and personality. When facing difficulties or decisions, soul and personality consult, mediation ensues, and thus the two ‘opposites’ can work cooperatively together. Thus, a mind which knows the ways of “righteous compromise”. A ‘deal is cut’ between soul and personality. This is all changed in Scorpio, where the soul must prevail at all costs.

16. Mercury in Libra—The ‘messages from the soul’ pertain to the creation of right relations between soul and personality, and right relations between the personality and other personalities.

17. Mercury in Libra—The Law of Magnetic Impulse is also called the “Law of Polar Union”, its symbol being the Triangle. It is Mercury symbolically, and perhaps actually/subtly which creates the links between the three triangles in the head of the soul-infused disciple.

18. Mercury in Libra—Mercury in Libra: facilitation in the equilibrization of the chakras; linking the ‘gods’ in a balanced manner.

19. Mercury in Libra—The soul/personality dialogue focuses upon what each partner brings to the “marriage in the heavens”; grievances and infringements against equality are presented until correct, mutual adjustment is reached. The dialogue addresses the issue of whether each partner will have its due whether the rights of each will be preserved.

20. Mercury in Libra—The mind as the judge of spiritual values; perhaps someone knows the role of Thoth (Mercury) in the ‘weighing’ of the soul of the defunct.

21. Mercury in Libra—The light transmitted from the soul inclines towards the interpretation of experience according to the principles of justice and equal rights under the law.

22. Mercury in Libra—The sane mind of the true disciple who lives a live of “sanctified normality” characterized by a “balanced point of view”.

23. Mercury in Libra—The relationship between the partners (or Pair of Opposites) must be ruled by law; each partner has its rights under the law, and these rights are not to be infringed. The mind of judgment reveals what pertains to each and what are the prerogatives of each.

24. Mercury in Libra—A facility for understanding Beauty as Truth.

25. Mercury in Libra—Taoistic Mind, comfortable with ambiguity and paradox.

26. Mercury in Libra—The Bridge of Light (antahkarana) is build through mutual attentiveness and cooperation; no unevenness of effort is found; balance and right proportion are found in the construction.

27. Mercury in Libra—Facility in the balancing of Invocation and Evocation.

In all the above, Mercury is frequently considered the “mind”, but Venus cannot be ignored in any complete consideration of mental function; Saturn and Uranus as well, have their roles to play, and even Mars and the Moon can be linked. We must remember that Mercury is associated with “Mind-Wisdom” and Venus with “Love-Wisdom”.


Individuals with Mercury in Libra

Sarah Bernhardt
Annie Besant
Niels Bohr
Michel de Cervantes
S. T. Coleridge
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Elizabeth I
Desideius Erasmus
Enrico Fermi
Francis of Assisi
Bill Gates
Martin Heidegger
Henry V
Charles Jayne
Dr. Samuel Johnson
Anton van Leeuwenhoek
Franz Liszt
Maria Montessori
Friedrich Nietzsche
Eleanor Roosevelt
Earnest Rutherford
Girolamo Savonarola
D. T. Suzuki
Mother Teresa
Margaret Thatcher
Giuseppe Verdi
Noah Webster
Ralph Vaughn Williams

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