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LEO - "I WILL THEREFORE I AM."
Mercury stands for the intellect, common sense, cold reason, commerce and business. Its qualities are fluidity and versatility. Its position and aspects tell us about our communication and learning habits and our modes of thinking. The house that Mercury occupies in your Natal Chart or Solar Return is where these characteristics will manifest the most.
Here is a nice little piece of Mercury trivia for you. Mercury will never be more than one Sun Sign away from the Sun. This means someone who has their Sun in Leo, will have their Mercury within 1 Sun Sign on either side of Leo or it will be in the sign of Leo. This means there are only three possibilities that a Leo Sun Sign individual might have their Mercury in -- Mercury in Cancer, Mercury in Leo or Mercury in Virgo. This helps you guess someone's Mercury even if you don't know their exact birthdate but you know their Sun Sign. You can pretty much rule out Mercury in the opposite sign (Aquarius) or the four signs on each side Aquarius (Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini) and (Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn).
Mercury in Leo indicates where the mind (Mercury) is ruled by the will, inner strength and ego (Leo). Mercury also rules mental abilities, our ability to learn, basic learning, the intellectual self and our ability to communicate with others. Mercury also rules transportation, travel within your own country, state or locale (not global travel, which is Jupiter).
It is VERY IMPORTANT to understand that Leo is a fixed sign, in other words, they form their opinions slowly and they have a firm reluctance for change. The fixed signs are associated with the middle of the season (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius). The cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) bring us into a change of season, then the fixed signs see us firmly centered smack-dab in the middle of those seasons.
Leo is also proud, it has a huge ego and when channeled inappropriately it can be incredibly arrogant and demanding. Therefore, Mercury in Leo indicates a strong willed mind and a fixed purpose. Remember, Mercury rules the mind, so this is the mindset. Leo also has a strong will and will power like none other. This Mercury position produces focused concentration with much will power and strength. It can certainly cause one to become a know-it-all. Mercury in Leo likes to be regarded as the voice of authority because Mercury rules the voice. This can bring about a dramatic and forceful manner of speech. When this is carried too far, it can produce excessive mental pride and arrogance. Mercury in Leo is the placement for the one who thinks they know everything and sees themselves as always being right. There is a strong need to be right.
Still, Leo is a very playful sign with a high degree of enthusiasm. This can make you enthusiastic in your quest for knowledge, which can make learning very fun. There is a high degree of mental self-confidence can make you positive at solving any problem. At the same time it can help you deal with things on a grand scale but then you might end up missing the details. Remember, details are important in any task. The arrogance in this placement may also cause you to blow things off as if they have no meaning or importance simply because you don't quite agree or yet have the knowledge of such things.
Mercury in Leo is a fantastic position for executive ability and teaching mental development in children because Mercury rules the mind and Leo rules children. There may be a higher interest in theater, the stock market (speculation), lower education (grades 1 - 12), basic learning on your own, investing and artistic or creative pursuits. Those who travel for work may find themselves traveling more for work since Mercury rules travel within your own country, state or locale.
This Mercury in Leo placement comes at a perfect time as Venus in Leo just united the day before and will last the duration of this Mercury in Leo transit. Stay Astrologized™.
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