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Mercury in Leo from July 2, 2024 until July 25, 2024 and re-enters retrograde on August 14, 2024 until September 9, 2024 on DrStandley.com

Mercury moves into Leo from July 2, 2024 until July 25, 2024. Mercury retrogrades (rx) back into Leo on August 14, 2024, it will then turn 'Direct' in Leo on August 28, 2024 where it will continue in Leo until September 9, 2024 where it will then re-enter Virgo.

First thing I want you to notice the image I selected for this particular Mercury in Leo. Notice the lion has a dirty mane, his tongue is dirty and yellow, and his teeth are stained. No doubt he has bad breath. Cat breath! Whew! There is nothing worse. During this transit of Mercury we will have a collection of challenging major aspects, five (5) of them to be exact.

This Mercury placement fires up Leo and the cat starts spitting when they talk. Eeeek! Are you a Leo? How have your communication skills been since last year? How would others describe your lines of communication? This Mercury in Leo transit can easily make for a fire breathing cat. Oh the nasty breath!

Leo's are NOT going to look so attractive if they do not handle this energy quickly. Even though Mercury in Leo will directly impact all Leo's, it will also impact everyone's chart where Leo is housed. Then there are the Leo's where Mercury in Leo will be in their 2023 Solar Return along with the rest of the angsty energy in the air. Remember, your Solar Return 'can be' anywhere between 1 to 2 days before or after your birth date.

Leo's do not want to look like a mangy cat, but sadly many will. Many Leo's may think their breath doesn't stink, but this aspect will make it that way in more ways that one. The Leo can dress themselves and comb their mane as much as they like, but spitting F bombs during simple communication (Mercury) will take all of the dress-up away.

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Leo will be roaring and then roaring some more, which is basically complaining and pretty much a scare tactic. Complaining breeds more to complain about because the Universe is hearing ingratitude. It's like the Universe is responding with, "Okay you ungrateful cat, if you want to complain, I'll give you something to complain about." And the scare tactic? The Universe (God) does not like His children bullied. And we are all God's children.

Watch the Leo's closely. When Leo takes on an attitude and attempts to scare, threaten, bully or complain like they are 'high and mighty' and the Universe will surely check them and set them straight, thereby giving them more to complain out in exchange for such ingratitude for all the ways they are blessed. In fact, you won't have to watch them, you will hear them. Learn from them.

Leo's are the leaders of the zodiac and will be leading by example. In this case you will not want to follow their lead if they sound anything like the mangy, complaining, wild and furious cat.

Watch Leo's who are celebrities and/or political figures as they lead by example - Good or bad. I'm wondering who is going to spill the beans through their 'complaining'. In their complaining it's going to be something like, "Tell me how you really feel." Once the cat is out of the bag, there are no take backs. This is going to be exciting and enLightening, kind of like a lightning show. Check the July 2024 Astro Memes for all of the aspects involving Mercury in Leo from July 2, 2024 until July 25, 2024

These aspects can cause the cat to puff up and screech. Then the cat attacks. I'm telling you, there is going to be a lot of cats scratching or taking swipes at those they Love and I mean that literally. This can and will cause one to become a bully or use force in order to reach their goal.

There is the possibility of an actualized and enLightened individual who takes this energy and turns it purely into Good, but it still comes with mouthiness and ends up being the hypocrite beyond closed doors. OUCHY! I know! If you are a Leo, how much does your public persona and your behind-closed-doors persona match?

This is not to pick on Leo's, but if the shoe fits. If you have been my client or have read my horoscopes long enough, then you know that I do hold Leo to a higher standard. God did not put Leo's on the planet as leaders and ruling the 5th house of children for nothing. Step up!

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, but it does not mean that you are 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. Stay Astrologized™.

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