Mercury in Leo

Kelli Fox

Mercury in Leo: June 26 – July 19. This is an extra long Mercury cycle due to Mercury turning Retrograde on July 7 – 31.

Big Ideas and Grand Plans

While Mercury is in Leo, and depending on how this transit influences your birth chart, your mind may be filled with big ideas and grand plans. You’re less concerned about the details and more interested in the broader vision of what you want to create.


Confidence in your own opinions is strong — maybe too strong! Watch out for arrogance or getting too wedded to being right.

Think Creatively

Your mind is youthful and curious, helping you think creatively and get a fresh perspective on an old problem. Look with the innocent eyes of a child, open to being surprised by the wonder of it all.

Flair for Drama

Warm, fun and lively interactions characterize this transit. Your conversational style might be very entertaining now, and you may find yourself being the life of the party. You’ve got a flair for drama, and could have a tendency to embellish stories with extravagant details.

Inspiring Others

You express yourself with authority, and can inspire other people with your words — as long as you’re speaking from your heart and not your ego.

Express your Feelings

Romance could be front and center in your mind, and you might feel the urge to express your feelings by writing a love letter, poem or song for your sweetheart. Creative energy is high, and your brilliance and uniqueness can shine through your words, whether spoken or written.

Mercury Retrograde in Leo

The retrograde Mercury in Leo triggers passionate displays of expression that are sure to cause reactions from you and from others. This fiery planetary influence inspires more emotion behind words and thoughts, which inspires passionate responses, which in turn, ignites the airspace with electricity. You may or may not want to engage yourself in the thick of things, depending on your personality and mood. You’re apt to say what you feel without a great deal of discretion.

Your will is strong and you don’t like to be silenced. You may be a more aggressive in pushing your agenda. However, your force of will and manner of delivery may meet with some resistance from equally charged individuals with their own agenda. Your powers of persuasion may fail to have the desired effect that you wish. Instead of forging ahead with new proposals or engaging in a shouting match, your time could be more effectively utilized through creative channels.

Internalize your passion and release it through artistic mediums such as painting, writing, or music. Revisit an old creation that could use more time and attention then you previously allotted. Be careful with your spending habits at this time.

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