Light-winged messenger Mercury is the planet that swings closest to the Sun, speeding through a single sign of the Zodiac in around 3-4 weeks.

In the art of Astrology, this small spinning celestial ball activates our communication styles. It affects how we connect with others whilst also influencing how we think, travel, move and process information… not much then!

But what’s worth knowing, is that in addition to the position of this planet in your natal astrology chart, Mercury has a daily influence on our collective horoscope, determined on its current Zodiac sign, plus any major aspects it makes and of course…. whether it’s currently moving direct, or in retrograde motion (the horror!)

When Mercury spins through Leo, the live-out-loud fixed fire sign of the Zodiac mandala what does it mean for the collective?

Under this sky, we all tend to take center stage… and thoroughly enjoy being there!

Mercury’s Leo transit brings flair to the way we communicate. It’s not enough to just pass on a message – it needs to be done with style and panache! And for the next few weeks, we’ll all be eager to do exactly that.

Embrace Your Creative Side

Finding ways to be creative and funny could feel like a game you want to win. Leo’s passion and over-the-top enthusiasm will likely erupt in the middle of conversations about quite ordinary subjects (work meetings could get a whole lot more entertaining this month!) Stories could take on a life of their own, as your imagination fires up and expands; Running jokes and comedy moments will scatter your days and you’ll likely feel a genuine warmth in connection.

Added Boost To Self-Expression

Expect to discover yourself being entertained by people you normally just chat to – Mercury in Leo boosts self-expression and creates an eagerness to enjoy what’s being shared.  But on the other hand, do watch out for needless drama. This transit is known for stirring up such a need for excitement that we conjure it out of thin air, wasting everybody’s time over things that mean very little. This king of the jungle can just as easily divide and conquer, as reign supreme from the heart (and the latter is what Leo’s going for, ok?)

Speak With Integrity

Be careful with exactly how you use the authority this astrological signature can so often evoke. Others who are looking for a leader may be hanging on your every word, so speak with integrity. Avoid being boastful at all costs. Otherwise, you’ll just come across as a know-it-all, and nobody likes a smug Susan.

Don’t be afraid of expressing yourself creatively! Bonding with your ‘pack’ will feel like one of life’s true pleasures with Mercury in Leo, but in order for them to find you, you’ll have to step out of hiding.

Three to four times a year Mercury moves retrograde through the skies, unleashing an (often unjust!) fear across the conscious and astrologically-minded community. Is Mercury retrograde right now? Here are the dates to watch out for in 2020:

  • February 17th – March 10th (through Pisces)
  • June 18th – July 12th (through Cancer)
  • October 14th – November 3rd (through Scorpio)

For the inside scoop on Mercury retrograde, head here….

And for a playlist to ease you through the strife, head here…!

Want to Read About Mercury in Other Zodiac Signs?

About Katherine Anne Lee

Katherine Anne Lee is a writer, truth-teller and edge walker. She specializes in reading, and guiding others through the energetic patterns and rhythms that spiral through our worlds. Katherine has spent almost a decade training in the lunar mysteries, and European Shamanic Practice, gathering extensive knowledge and experience in these esoteric arts. She offers practical tools and methods to help modern humans use and integrate this ancient wisdom, in a rapidly evolving world. Visit The Moon School

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