One of the biggest astronomy events of the entire year will take place on Monday, Nov. 11, as Mercury passes directly between the Earth and the sun. This rare astronomical event is known as a transit and only happens around 13 times per century. Mercury has not transited the Sun since 2016 and will not transit again until 2032. Mercury is a neutral planet however, it is also the key significator of one’s communication skills, analytical abilities, and intellect.
Viewing the Transit
Mercury will begin its 5-hour journey across the sun on Nov. 11 at 7:35 a.m. EST. The 2019 Mercury transit fully is visible, from start to finish, throughout South America, Central America, eastern USA and western Africa as long as you have a clear sky and some solar protection you will be able to see Mercury, as a shadow across the suns surface. Mercury is only 1/158 of the Sun’s visible diameter so you will need either binoculars or a telescope equipped with protective solar filters.
The Significance of Mercury’s Transit
When there are transits of Mercury important information is revealed. Transit Mercury can show your mental state, where your mental focus is, and how your communication skills are. This transit also happens while Mercury is Retrograde in Scorpio. The Vedic legend says that Mercury is the offspring of Jupiter and Moon, hence it has the characteristics of both planets. Mercury is the Key significator of one’s communication skills, analytical abilities, and intellect. So, it is a key planet for Lawyers, sales professionals, artists, and scientists. Mercury’s impact is the strongest when it is positioned in Virgo and is low while in Pisces. The friendly planets of Mercury are Sun, Venus, and Rahu. Mercury has a bit of animosity towards Moon but is neutral with all other planets. The planet pertains to diseases relating to head, skin, and throat.