The 3 Types Of Libra Sun And The Differences Between Them

If you don't feel that you relate much to the archetype of your sun sign, the reason could actually lie in your Mercury placement. Mercury is the planet of communication and influences the ways in which we express ourselves, process information, and exchange concepts with others. Mercury is also never more than 28 degrees away from the sun, so each birth chart will have Mercury in one of three signs depending on the sun sign.


When it comes to Libras, the sign of beauty and balance, Mercury will be in either Virgo, Libra, or Scorpio. Therefore, a Libra with Mercury in organized Virgo will likely have a vastly different communication style than a Libra with Mercury in mysterious Scorpio. This could be part of the reason why your two Libra friends have such different energies. As they say in the realm of astrology, the entire birth chart truly does matter, and we can't be solely defined by our sun signs.

Libra with Mercury in Virgo

Individuals born under the cardinal sign of Libra with Mercury in Virgo are likely to be some of the most punctual and practical characters you know. If you're familiar with the archetype of Virgo, you know that these individuals live by their daily planners and can create an itinerary like no other. They have a great eye for detail and are also quite grounded and practical, as Virgo is an earth placement. "You understand the value of natural purity, and you have an innate ability to return things to a more basic organic state," Narayana Montúfar, a certified astrologer and the senior astrologer for and, told Women's Health.


While these qualities make for excellent planners and project managers, a controlling and cold persona can also emerge when these individuals are out of balance. Therefore, it is key that they channel their desire to analyze and organize in a productive manner. A Libra with Mercury in Virgo may also have a second, more private identity, such as a passion or hobby they do not share with anyone, which is quite separate from their external, worldly personality.

Libra with Mercury in Libra

Ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, Libras with Mercury in Libra are gentle and graceful individuals who radiate warmth and light. They have a natural talent for creating harmony within social groups and rarely upset anyone. They effortlessly make friends and have a magnetic presence. Having a Libra friend or family member with this Mercury placement is truly a gift.


If you want them to choose a side in a disagreement, though, you'll likely be left empty-handed as they can show understanding and compassion with almost everyone's perspective and will encourage peace for all – rather than pushing to win. "Their minds are often more naturally tranquil. They are peacemakers and make excellent negotiators and diplomats," astrologer and holistic psychiatrist Dr. Kayse Budd, M.D. told mindbodygreen. They might also make talented artists or poets and have a special gift when it comes to listening.

Libra with Mercury in Scorpio

This placement is more intense than Mercury in Libra, but it is quite useful when it comes to making change and fighting for fairness. Libra naturally understands balance and justice, and when Mercury is in Scorpio, individuals can make fundamental changes within the world. They understand why rules exist and their purpose in society. They are deep thinkers who seek connections with those who aren't hesitant to explore what's below the surface.


A slow pace is necessary for them to fully absorb and understand the less obvious qualities of people and situations. You may know Libras with Mercury in Scorpio who work in law or perhaps as therapists. They aren't quick to make judgments, but can also be overly skeptical when it comes to social groups and more intimate connections. These natives are highly investigative in their relationships, which can lead them into some murky waters.