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Mercury in Leo

Optimistic, animated, and opinionated, Mercury in Leo is naturally expressive. Individuals born with this position are often powerful orators gifted with an ability to deliver concepts with a flair for the dramatic. Leo is a sign known for its generosity and a healthy Leo in Mercury can always find something to praise in others. This sign understands the pain of being ignored so this individual is quick to recognize a job well done. Leo is a fixed sign so this position can be very determined when discussing ideas and concepts close to their heart. The shadow side of Leo surfaces when their ideas are discounted by others. When that happens, the steamroller side of Leo can come out – determined, insistent and relentless when making their point.

In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Leo is aligned with Anubis at the stage of his development when he understands that to grow into his soul purpose, he must release his attachment to his childhood wounding. For Leo, the wound is abandonment; his powerful need to be recognized by others stems from this early childhood experience. Mercury in Leo must learn to believe in their message whether it is received by others or not.

This journey of Mercury through fiery Leo will be brief but intense. After a long sojourn in sensitive and emotional Cancer, the focus shifts from feelings of vulnerability to an assertion of strength. Powerful voices will emerge from the collective density and demand to be heard. On a personal level, it is time for you to identify your truth and find the courage to roar your message out to the world.

Mercury entered Leo on August 4 and will remain in this fire sign until August 19.


August 5, 2020 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.


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