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Mercury in Leo ~ July 9 to 27, 2010


Mercury zipped through the caring, intuitive sign of Cancer and begins his transit in Leo on July 9, where he remains until July 27. Mercury governs our mental activities, way of communicating, and how we move from one place to another. The zodiac sign Leo is governed by the Sun and is bold, courageous, loyal, dramatic, social, confident and generous.

In Cancer, our minds/thoughts are concerned with others' well-being, we are sensitive to our intuitive abilities, and are aware that there is more than reason or logic to consider when making a decision. In Leo, our minds are enthusiastic, our communication marked with a flare for theatrics, our interactions warm and filled with fun, our form that of a leader and our temperament stubborn.

Mercury's transit in Leo this year falls under very tense skies with a Cardinal T-square between empowering Pluto square revolutionary Uranus, opportunistic Jupiter and sternly determined Saturn. This cardinal force has been gaining momentum and strength since May and will continue through to August. Think without limitations. Speak decisively. Be collaborative with creative projects. Write with the brilliance of a sunny Leo. Be persuasive without force. Be authoritative, but not opinionated. Be a leader minus the inflated ego. Remain prideful without being pretentious. Let's become bigger than we are and set our sights ... our standards high.

Mercury enters Leo on July 9 at 12:29 p.m. Eastern and will stay through July 27. While in Leo, Mercury will align with the following celestial bodies (all dates reflect North America Eastern time zone; give +/-2 days for life span of influence):
  • July 9 ~ Mercury trine Uranus-rx. Surprising news. Clever/brilliant ideas. Restless mind. Animated interactions. Wild, wild conversations :)
  • July 11 ~ Mercury trine Jupiter and quincunx Chiron-rx. Expand the mind to perceive beyond what is visible, tangible, sensible and logical. Shift perspective. Train the mind to envision what you wish to manifest instead of focusing on what is wrong or sorrowful. Also on this day, the New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Cancer occurs at 3:40 p.m. EST.
  • July 26 ~ Mercury oppose Neptune-rx. Fuzzy logic. Delay major decisions for about two days, if possible. Otherwise, be very sure you understand every detail of your choice, including the implications in the immediate and the longer term. Elsewhere in the sky, the Cardinal forces begin to climax with a Cardinal T-square between Jupiter/Uranus in Aries, Mars/Saturn in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. Actions/decisions during this period have lasting impact.
How might Mercury's transit in Leo influence in your life? Look to the Leo-ruled house/s in your birth chart. Match the sign with the house cusp/s on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Leo zodiac sign on your birth chart click here for a brief explanation of Mercury transiting those houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for them below then click here for a brief explanation of Mercury's transit in those houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries-Rising ~ 5th house
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 4th house
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 3rd house
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 2nd house
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 1st house
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 12th house
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 11th houses
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 10th house
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 9th house
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 8th house
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 7th house
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 6th house
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. I am also available for personal astrology readings.

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What significance do planets, signs, and houses have in astrology? Planets have the function, the job to do. The style/manner they will use get that job done is defined by the zodiac sign they occupy. Where in our life the job gets done is determined by the house the planet occupies/transits. So, when Mars (aggression) is in Aries (bold), he is more assertive than when he is in Cancer (sensitive). When traveling through the 10th house (professional life), he may bring his confidence and motivation in matters relating to our career. While in the 11th house (friendships), we may be more inclined to having our social calendar packed with activities. Having the foresight for what may be coming up or receiving confirmation on what may be happening now are ways astrology can be beneficial ... as above, so below.

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