With the planet Mercury now in Leo it’s full steam ahead for some very creative ideas.
In astrology, Mercury is the planet of the intellect as well as communication. Leo energy is very grand indeed, so ideas born during a Mercury in Leo transit are sure to be epic, off the scale, and possibly downright deluded – but oh, so very appealing!
During this astrological transit, details are not very important, or so it seems, because Leo energy is all about the bigger picture not the nitty-gritty. It’s Mercury in Leo’s job to envision a greater future and to paint an inspirational picture – not to map how to get there; that’s more a Mercury in Virgo thing. We’ll get to that in a few weeks when Mercury leaves Leo on August 19.
Mercury in astrology represents how we think, so during Mercury in Leo, it’s a time for confident thinking, positive thinking, larger than life thinking and can-do thinking. However, Leo is a Fixed sign, and this energy can be quite dogmatic. There’s the danger of tunnel vision during this transit – we tend to think that our ideas show the best way or indeed the only way to proceed; that’s Leo arrogance for you.
The astrological Mercury also rules communication, and when Mercury transits Leo, it's likely to be theatrical, dramatic and attention-grabbing for sure. Leo energy knows how to tell a story and how to sell a story too, so this is a great period for getting others on board to back your ideas. When others disagree, however, it’s likely that we’ll see tempers flare. Nobody disagrees with Leo energy – how dare they!
The Mercury in Leo transit will affect each Sun sign slightly differently, depending which solar house is emphasized during the transit, and how the energies of Leo and the other zodiac sign mesh together in their natal horoscope chart.
Aries Zodiac Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) During Mercury in Leo
It’s a very creative transit for the zodiac sign of Aries, and you’re probably bubbling over with brilliant ideas. Some of them, you’ve probably been sitting on for a while, but you can use the organizational excellence of this Leo energy to actually get started. It’s a great time for art, writing, dance, music and theater, so let your imagination run wild and enjoy!
Taurus Zodiac Sign (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20) During Mercury in Leo
This would be a good time to start writing your life history, Taurus, even if it’s just informal notes for your family. There’s a nostalgic vibe mixed in with an intellectual and communication ability, so what better way to use this energy than to celebrate your own roots? Genealogy is fun for you during this period, and you’ll also enjoy revisiting childhood haunts.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20) During Mercury in Leo
Mercury is your ruling planet, Gemini, and now it’s transiting your communication zone – so your already top-notch skills are off the scale now. If you work in sales, media, marketing, PR or similar industries, push yourself forward and show off what you can do. In your personal life you can make use of Leo’s spirit of generosity to get back in touch with someone who’s wronged you.
Cancer Zodiac Sign (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21) During Mercury in Leo
Mercury’s presence in your money zone is helpful, Cancer, and should mean you can avoid too much impulse spending, even given the zodiac sign of Leo’s luxury-loving energy. Now is a good time to shop around for better deals on your credit cards or insurance, or even to draw up a budget. However, don’t rationalize yourself out of any treats at all. It’s OK to allow yourself some joy.
Leo Zodiac Sign (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 22) During Mercury in Leo
Mercury’s presence in your own sign of the zodiac enhances your powers of self-expression, making you very hard indeed to miss in a crowded room! You’re showcasing all that is best about your zodiac sign’s communication gifts, including tolerance and a warm-hearted willingness to give people another chance. Lead the way, Leo.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (Virgo Dates: August 23 – September 22) During Mercury in Leo
Be careful with social media for a few weeks, Virgo. Mercury is transiting your privacy zone, and Leo’s energy is not exactly known for wanting to keep things to itself – so the risk of over-sharing is considerable. This is also an astrological transit for enjoying your own company. Don’t feel that you have to socialize if you don’t want to.
Libra Zodiac Sign (Libra Dates: September 23 – October 22) During Mercury in Leo
Do great minds really think alike? This is your chance to find out, Libra! Planet Mercury is transiting your social zone, so sharing ideas, plans and strategies with friends and colleagues should bring some excellent results. This is fiery Leo energy though, Libra, so watch out for a tendency to hog the conversation. You may gain more from listening than speaking.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21) During Mercury in Leo
Mercury in Leo transits are strong on organizational skills, which is just what you need right now, Scorpio. Think long-term strategy, both for work and for your personal life. It’s not about the day to day grind now, Scorpio, it’s about visualizing where you want to be in five or ten years; the astrological energy of this transit will help you take the initial steps towards that goal.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20) During Mercury in Leo
Free your mind to tackle some of life’s bigger questions, Sagittarius. Mercury transits your philosophy zone for a while, so what you ask is more important than the answers you may or may not receive. Find joy in thinking beyond limits, and don’t allow others to pen you in or pigeonhole you. You’ll certainly be able to defend your opinions during this transit – and then some!
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 19) During Mercury in Leo
Dig deep, Capricorn. There’s something that fascinates you and you want to find out as much as you can about it. The Mercury in Leo transit will certainly help, because this astrology is triggering your research zone. This is not a time for superficialities, so absorb as much knowledge as you can in your chosen field. You could potentially become an expert in something significant.
Aquarius Zodiac Sign (Aquarius Dates: January 20 – February 17) During Mercury in Leo
Mercury transiting your love zone brings a thoughtful approach to romance. This astrological transit will help you communicate better, Aquarius, because you can be a little distant with your words at times. Pour your emotions into heartfelt talk and allow the Leo energies showcase your love on a grand scale. Let a special someone know exactly how much you care.
Pisces Zodiac Sign (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19) During Mercury in Leo
Get set for a busy couple of weeks as Mercury transits your routines zone, Pisces. It’s a great time to catch up with overdue errands or to get ahead with demanding mental work. You have a good eye for time management during this transit, so you can fit more into your days than normal. Make the most of that, as well as the burst of energy and enthusiasm this Leo energy provides.
*Note: The exact date and time the Mercury enters Leo will differ depending on your timezone. This planet update was published the day before Mercury entered Leo in Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the year 2020, which was August 4, 2020 @ 23:32.