EYE IN THE SKY: MERCURY IN LEO
Mercury transits into Leo on August 1st and will stay here until August 20th. For the most part, the transit is mostly positive as Mercury’s combustion ended on July 29th. The transit is mostly uafflicted accept for a trine from Rahu into August 14-15th which can increase technological problems around piracy or computer viruses.
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 keen intellect.
The first part of the transit is through August 8th in Magha (Leo 0-13.20) 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 in transit with the 10th house aspect from Saturn to Ketu in Libra and this can i 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) August 8-18th. This will connect Mercury to Venus which is good for creative writing and song-writing. and this will be a nice symbiotic relationship supporting artistic writing and sweet speech. Purva Phalguniis 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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