Mercury, the planet of information, mystery and communication, is the shrine of the sun.The sun is the Lord of Mercury, the Lord of Communication. And Mercury is a powerful planet, representing power and wisdom. And Mercury is a planet that we can communicate with.
Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun, will take a few days to catch up to Venus and become the brightest object in the sky in the evening. Ironically, as Mercury is not visible in the evening sky, it will be one of the last planets to become an evening star. As one of the inner planets, Mercury is very close to the Sun at a distance of about 39 million miles (63 million km).
Mercury is the most commonly known planet and one of the brightest. It is also known as the messenger, as this is the time of the year when Mercury acts as the messenger of the gods. Mercury is the third planet from the sun, and can be seen with the naked eye during the evening. It is often called the planet of communication, as it appears in the sky and appears to move across the sky in the form of a messenger.
On the 18th. April 2021, the Sun and Mercury are together at 29° Aries, and Mercury moves from the morning star to the evening star. Every planet has two phases: Morning star (when a planet rises before the sun) and evening star (when a planet rises after the sun).
These two separate death stages are very important and reveal information that we cannot get from the sign or house position alone. Let’s say your Mercury is in Gemini. People with Mercury in Gemini are known for their curiosity and original approach to life. But if Mercury is the evening star, then Mercury has slightly different qualities that can complement or even contradict the qualities of the sign. Sidereal phases of planets and synodic cycles were very important concepts in traditional astrology. Once upon a time, our ancestors got all their information from the most important source: the sky itself.
Modern astrology has somewhat forgotten planetary cycles, but fortunately we are gradually bringing this concept back and giving it the meaning it deserves. The star type Venus – Venus morning star and Venus evening star – is by far the most popular theme, but ALL planets have morning and evening phases. Whenever a planet is in conjunction with the sun, it moves from the morning star to the evening star or vice versa.
Take the mercury
There are two kinds of conjunctions of Mercury with the Sun: one when Mercury is retrograde, and one when Mercury is direct.
- When Mercury is retrograde, it moves from the evening star to the morning star.
- When Mercury is direct, it is so fast that it overtakes the sun and goes from a morning star to an evening star.
Mercury’s current cycle began on the 8th. February 2021 with a Mercury-Sun retrograde conjunction at 20° Aquarius. On the 18th. In April 2021, we will have both. Conjunction of the Sun and Mercury in this cycle – this time Mercury will be direct. We are now in the middle of the current Mercury cycle. Like the full moons, the Sun-Mercury conjunction occurs on the 18th. April 2021: part of the Mercury full moon or full moon cycle. Mercury begins to rise after the sun, moving from morning star to evening star. Mercury becomes less daring and curious and more efficient and contemplative. During the conjunction, you will receive important information (Mercury) about yourself and your purpose in life (Sun). This is a moment of alignment and clarity. If you’re not sure whether to take a chance or launch a new project, the Kaziman conjunction of the Sun and Mercury will give you the clarity and confidence you need. From 8. April 2021 until the end of Mercury’s current cycle on the 30th. In May, Mercury is the evening star. Mercury, the evening star, is less interested in daydreams and strategies, and more in execution and application.
Phase of your natal Mercury star
Mercury’s conjunction with the Sun and Mercury’s cycle also affect your birth chart. We are all born into a certain phase of the Mercury cycle, and this phase or type of Mercury star affects the way we think and communicate.
To know your Mercury star type, see if Mercury is before or after the Sun in your birth chart.
Mercury can only be found in the sign before the Sun, in the same sign as the Sun, or in the sign after the Sun. So if you are a Virgo Sun, your Mercury can only be in Leo, Virgo or Libra. If you are a Virgo Sun and your Mercury is in Leo, then you are a Mercury morning star because Leo precedes Virgo. If your Mercury is in Libra, you are the evening star of Mercury, as Libra follows Virgo. If your Mercury is in the same sign as the Sun, look at the degree. If Mercury is one degree earlier than the sun, it is the morning star. If it’s in a more advanced stage, it’s an evening star. What does it mean for a planet to be a morning star or an evening star? Mercury Morning Star has similar qualities to Gemini and Mercury Evening Star has similar qualities to Virgo. Morning Star Mercury is more independent, curious, innovative, but may lack experience. The evening star of Mercury is more organized, more fluid, more experienced, but of course it may lack the enthusiasm and curiosity of the morning star of Mercury.
4-star mercury phases
For each stellar phase of Mercury there are two subtypes so that in total we have 4 different stellar phases of Mercury. Each of these types naturally affects our personality in different ways.
- When Mercury is morning star and retrograde, the person is extremely curious, has the mind of a beginner and an overflowing imagination. Famous people with Mercury retrograde morning star – Steve Jobs, J. Edgar Hoover and J. K. Rowling. R.R. Tolkien, George Lucas, Princess Diana and Lady Gaga.
- If Mercury is the morning star and rules over it, then it is close to the Sun and absorbs solar properties. He is idealistic, intuitive and empathetic. People with this type of star have abstract rather than concrete, fact-based thinking. They can process information quickly and are mentally very productive, but they can lack attention to detail. Famous morning stars whose Mercury equals are Michelangelo, Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll and Maya Angelou.
- If is Mercury, the evening star, and is the setting, then Mercury is now familiar with the solar agenda and involved in its implementation and realization. People with this star type are efficient and have a strong sense of purpose. Elon Musk, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa, Gandhi, Oprah are all evening stars with Mercury direct.
- When Mercury is evening star and retrograde, he is contemplative and artistic. They can become icons in their field. Examples of evening stars with Mercury retrograde: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Salvador Dali and Madonna.
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How do you load…The planet Mercury is currently in the sign of Virgo. In astrology, Virgo represents the Earth, and its ruler is Mercury. Mercury is a planet of communication, and Virgo is an earth sign, so this alignment is a good one for connecting with our loved ones. Mercury and Virgo are also both associated with Virgo: Virgo is the 6th sign of the Zodiac, and Mercury is the 6th planet.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Mercury an evening star?
Morning starts and ends with the Sun, but the rest of the day is filled with the planets. The Sun is the center from which everything orbits, but the planets also have their own individual orbits, which they describe as “paths”. The Sun and Mercury follow the same path for a year, but they each rise and set in their own place. Mercury is an evening star, as you know, but why did it become an evening star? A new research study suggests that it has been a star for years and years and years.
Why Mercury is known as the Evening Star?
Mercury is one of the most difficult planets to observe because at this time in our solar year it is one of the last to rise in the east before setting in the west. For a long time it was thought to be too faint to be seen, but a series of observations in the 18th century proved that it was indeed the second brightest planet in the sky. Mercury, the innermost planet in our solar system and the closest to the Sun, is known as the “Evening Star” because the Sun lights it up like it is the Sun.
What is the evening star?
The evening star is the fifth brightest object in the sky after the Sun, Venus, the Moon and Saturn. It is visible near the eastern horizon of both hemispheres, near the time of sunset. In the northern hemisphere, it rises around sunset and ends ascending before sunrise. In the southern hemisphere, it sets around sunrise and ends descending before sunset. Although Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, it only takes about 70 days to travel from Mercury to the Sun and back, which means Mercury is sometimes full and can barely be seen at night. It can be hard to find its position, so you need to be patient. But, when you do find it, it will be very bright, which means it will be an excellent guide to find your way home. The evening star will guide you home.