Mercury rules two signs: Gemini and Virgo. Thus it also rules two life areas: communication and work. In Leo, it takes on qualities of pride, dignity and personal charisma.
Mercury in Leo is the step between the compassionate, caring, home-loving nature of Mercury in Cancer and the humble, self-effacing focus on work and service that comes with Mercury in Virgo.
Mercury in Leo brings
for everyday consciousness and data handling
A mindset strongly influenced
by personal opinion and pride
Confident, dynamic, self-aware attitudes
Interest in attracting attention, showing off,
expressing yourself and adding to your
Mercury in Leo brings
to your work and daily routines
An emphasis on making your beliefs and position clear
-- in an effort to win followers
Pride, self-involvement, serious ego investment in
what you're creating, wanting to make a difference
and be rewarded for it!!
Being self-expressive and authentic, investing yourself completely,
putting your abilities and ego all on the line
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Mercury in General -- Your Inner Selves of Learning and Work ---> Learning stuff, using your mind and putting it to work -- Like Venus, your Mercury energy describes two inner selves. One manages your mind and all its talents; the other is in charge of the work you do ... the ways you use your skills and abilities to help others and build the kind of life your want for yourself. Again, as with Venus, these are usually reduced to the basic categories of "mind" and "work," but they also include whole subdivisions of behavior and talents.
Mercury and the Miracle of the Mind -- Astrology's Search for Intelligent Life ---> As an Astrologer I see both the mundaneness of common knowledge -- handling the basic facts of awareness and everyday rituals -- and a touch of miracles in Mercury.
Mercury Retrograde -- Rethinking Your Present Direction ---> In the territory of the mind -- When Mercury is retrograde (Mercury Rx -- in shorthand), it is a time of rethinking, refocusing and re-communicating. In Astrology, Mercury represents your intellect; your mental focus; your mind and how you use its assets.
Mercury Natal Chart -- Fore, Aft and Center ---> Mercury, named for the Roman god of commerce, communication and messages, has come to symbolize in Astrology, the way a Native employs his mind, wit, charm, and intellect, the way he communicates his thoughts, views, and opinions, and the way he acquires ... and applies ... the knowledge and information he uses to manage his life. Mercury is concerned with learning, logic, rational analysis, and language skills.
When Mercury Trails the Sun -- Mercury retrograde moves behind the Sun ---> In the next few weeks you'll become more contemplative, spend more time in planning and research, quietly consider what you've learned recently ... and what you want to do next with yourself, your life, your interests, and your mind.