kissing the stone

This evening, around 4:15 CST USA Mercury leaves Virgo, joining Sun, Venus, and Saturn in Libra.  Party time !
Libra is the house of parties and friends…but also lawsuits and enemies.
It is opposite the me Me ME of Aries and is the house of Balance and Us. 

Venus is at home in the house she rules and is warming up to old cuss Saturn on the couch at about 5 degrees…and she’s moving in closer…Saturn is looking good ~ he is exalted in Libra.

A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
Ben Franklin

There is a sense of peace coupled with change in the air, with the grand earth trine involving Moon (feelings), Jupiter (poise), and Pluto (inner energy). 
Saturn is steady, diplomatic, fair and kind in Libra, especially with Venus at his side.  Pluto, with 6 aspects in the sky is manifesting change in Air (thoughts, communication) and Earth (physical world), and Fire (actions).  The Water element (Moon) is involved  via the steady Earth trine.

Mercury (Hermes) is the messenger, the traveller, the root of the name (herma) means ‘marker of stones’. 
Mercury (polarities) into Libra (scales of balance) can mean an over abundance of thinking/communicating followed by periods of quiet and relaxation (Venus).

It occurs to me I have vacation coming (yes !) and should make a calendar of chores so I can be more productive, haha Saturn, no rest for Saturn.   I will plan a day of reading (how weird to schedule relaxation) since Mercury rules reading, libraries, Saturn rules time, Venus, love.  The brick pictured above is on a path leading to a library, if you were wondering.
I will leave you with a gorgeous photo (Venus, art) of a mysterious moving (Mercury) rock (Saturn) to celebrate Mercury into Libra.