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Aug 4 – 19, 2020
Mercury rules travel, communication, and the mind. With magical caduceus in hand, soothsayer Mercury leads freshly discorporated souls from the lower to the upper worlds.
Mercury transits are super short, just two weeks. This cycle indicates that we are totally completely finally DONE with Mercury Retrograde in Cancer. We’re on to better, grander things now baby, like dancing around bonfires and howling at the moon and defeating racism.
Mercury in Leo’s golden energy brings romance, grandiosity, laughter, and words painted with bright, broad strokes in the air. Leo is loud and vivacious. Sometimes Leos talk/think about themselves way too much. Paradoxically, they are painfully aware of their imperfections. Leo cares too much about what other people think because he hates mystery. The lion can be obstinate and viscous, even rigid or old-fashioned. Leo needs to be acknowledged, then he chills out.
It is Mercury who really catalyzes each zodiac cycle. I think Mercury is more influential even than the Sun on our central consciousness. Mercury channels each constellation directly into the mind, and in Leo this manifests as pride. It’s time to face ourselves, including our ego, identity, stories, and narrative. Mercury in Leo teaches this: appreciation for what we already have, especially the love in our lives. Sometimes we are unable to see beyond self-satisfaction until it is too late, until we have far exceeded our desires. Find a way to loosen your creative and sexual energies, a way to loosen the tongue, free the mind, awaken the heart – all without sabotaging what you have.
Mercury in Leo is not like Mercury in the other fire signs. Mercury in Aries speaks without thinking in an angry, reactive kind of way. Mercury in Sagittarius speaks without thinking in an innocent, truthful manner. But Mercury in Leo thinks way too much, bottles everything, and then unleashes his feelings in a torrent of suppressed emotion. This seems counter-intuitive, but we have to remember that Leo lives from his heart, unlike his fire-cousins.
On Aug 10, Mercury squares Uranus in Taurus. This is an exhausting and stressful influence, not gonna lie. Much more harmonious day coming on Aug 16 when Mercury trines Mars in Aries. Lots of good communication and forward movement. Lastly on Aug 17, Mercury meets up with the Leo sun for a conjunction. This should be one of the most productive days of the solar cycle.
Affirmation: I express myself creatively