Mercury in Leo: Proud, Lively, Bold

Mercury in Leo

We should all be ready to roar when messenger planet Mercury moves into loving Leo on August 31, 2017! This dynamic partnership signals a time when we'll all feel a greater need to speak from the heart, and make ourselves heard loud and clear. It should also come as no surprise that communication becomes a lot more straightforward during this transit, since fiery Leo is known for pure and enthusiastic self-expression.

Language can also get lot more colorful during Mercury in Leo. The Lion loves elaborate displays and has Mercury on its side to help to add a touch of flair to the things we say. Who need facts and figures when you can make a big splash instead? Yep, that's the Leo influence hard at work during this transit.

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When Mercury is in Leo

Fire sign Leo is all about direct communication, so we won't hold back when Mercury and Leo team up! If something has been on our mind but we've been too intimidated to say it, this is the time when we'll finally have the guts to speak up. Just be careful, because Mercury is speedy and Leo is expressive, so words can come flying out of our mouths a little too well.

Mercury in Leo gives us a license to thrill. Leo is one of the most entertaining and high-impact zodiac signs, so we can expect a lot of jokes and laughter during this transit. An added benefit? Leo is social, meaning there will be plenty of lighthearted and witty banter to go around.

Think of the confident Lion, mane blowing in the wind, strutting his stuff... This is our time to shine! We'll all adopt some of that self-assured swagger, making it easier to get up in front of a crowd and put ourselves out there. If we've been putting off any speaking engagements, Mercury in Leo would be the perfect time to finally go through with it.

Our creative juices could start flowing when Mercury is in Leo. This is an opportunity to channel all of Leo's passion and enthusiasm into an artistic pursuit of some kind. We might find ourselves picking up those paintbrushes and dusting off our cameras so we can get out there and create, create, create.

Mercury Retrograde in Leo

Mercury Retrograde is quite a production on its own, but when it's in theatrical Leo, you can expect it to really put on a show! While Mercury retrogrades in this bold and brash sign, it inspires us to express ourselves with a new sense of urgency ... and drama. We need to watch out for an over-the-top style of communication during this Mercury Retrograde.

This may also be a time when we take our ideas and promote them as though they are the ultimate answer to life itself. We could become more strong-willed than usual, attempting to push our beliefs onto other people. This kind of overbearing approach might ruffle a few feathers, and we'd be wise to temper our impression of how important we are in the context of the world around us.

If you were born with Mercury in Leo

Face it, you have a flair for drama! You love to be in the spotlight, incorporating emphatic gestures and a touch of exaggeration that ensures your audience is thoroughly entertained. You infuse your fun and fervor when speaking and writing, which gives you a reputation for being a great story teller.

You are headstrong, standing firmly behind your opinions. Your confidence and excitement when articulating your thoughts can be very persuasive -- or they can come across as pushy. Your pride could get bruised when you realize that others don't share your viewpoint, or worse, view you as a know-it-all. You never mean any harm, and only want to share what you're passionate about with everyone around you.

You radiate a warmth and charisma that draws people toward you. This gives you an advantage professionally because people often view you as a natural born leader. It's also one of the reasons you have the ability to make friends so easily.

Not one for details, you prefer to focus on the bigger picture and even bigger ideas. Leo likes a little sizzle, and you don't find getting down to the nitty gritty as exciting as the broader perspective. You can't be the creative visionary you want to be when you're bogged down with what you consider to be trivial matters.

Mercury in Leo Traits:

  • Confident
  • Enthusiastic
  • Dramatic
  • Authoritative
  • Direct
  • Persuasive
  • Warm
  • Playful
  • Creative

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