EYE IN THE SKY: MERCURY IN LEO
Mercury transited into Leo today and will stay here until Sept. 11th. For the most part, the transit is mostly postive although Mercury is combust but it is used to it and has extra sun tan lotion. When it gets within 3-4 degrees August 30-Sept 7th, it may create a buzzy and busy mind. The transit is mostly unafflicted until it gets within 3 degrees of Mars August 31- Sept 5th and we get the final pass of the Mars/Mercury planetary war into Sept 2nd when we have to be more careful about driving and accidents and not getting into major disputes with others.
If you were born with Mercury in Leo, you are bright-minded, have good memory, are inspiring speaker or writer, are confident and are a good planner and organizer, may be well-know in business, are ambitious, travel frequently and have a keep intellect.
The first part of the transit is through Magha (Leo 0-13.20) until Sept 1st which is know as Regulus by Western astrology and is owned by Ketu. Mercury in Ketu’s constellation can create a strong vision but the ambitious nature of Leo/Magha may force them to cut corners or rush through projects and be a bit impulsive. Slow down and do not be too hasty with big projects. Ketu is mystical and intuitive so be sure to seek divine guidance within to get the answers to difficult decisions. It can also create some mental confusion at times and because Ketu is afflicted by Saturn it can create miscommunication problems and getting stuff mixed up. Be patient with it and do the cobra pose and the warrior pose to focus the mind better.
The second part of the transit is in the constellation of Purva phalguni (Leo 13.20-26.40) Sept 1- 8th. This will connect Mercury to Venus and they are conjunct on Sept. 8th and this will be a nice symbiotic relationship supporting artistic writing and sweet speech. It is a highly sexually charged constellation and Mercury, the prince, likes to play in the bed in this constellation symbolized by the front legs of a bed. This constellation is considered fierce and is not considered a good time for major new events unless your are scheming. It does support construction but stay on top of accidents and health. .
Mercury transits from the moon or the ascendant are best in the 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 11th positions so if you have your moon or rising sign of Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus or Cancer, this transit will be beneficial for you. For Gemini and Virgo rising, ruled by Mercury it is more difficult with Geminis particularly needing to curb their sexual dalliances and Virgos being inclined to foreign travel, meditation retreats or deep inward and psychological introspection.
Mercury governs plant life and gardening so take time to enjoy the outdoors and the beauty and greenery of nature, Mercury’s color. Good month for writing poetry or songs or creative writing, for a meditation retreat during the retrograde period.
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