Mercury enters Leo on July 13th, joining Venus and increasing the focus on creative possibility. Mercury in Leo is about bold and bright ideas. But it's also about putting your sense of purpose into words. Identifying what's special.
Here's something that's not commonly associated with Leo, but is actually one of its prime qualities: organization. Leo is the sign of integration (centre of the universe) so Mercury's transit can assist you with planning and development. It's not about details as much as understanding how all the dots connect. Combined with the sign's creativity and enthusiasm, this transit can be good for personal and professional projects. The downside to this transit is rigidly condescending ideas or speeches. Fixed Leo's flare for drama can result in some gold-plated words that hurt when they hit.
Planetary energy is building in Leo, and the peak will be from July 22nd to July 29th, when the Sun joins Mercury and Venus. This is a fun-loving, romantic sign, but you'll be overlooking its full potential if that's all you focus on. When this sign is emphasized, you're asked to identify your special purpose. What gives you confidence, because it is uniquely and unmistakably yours? Where do you look for applause? How do you feel about applause? Some have a complicated relationship with approval. Some deny they want it, but secretly crave it. Others refuse to accept recognition. Leo makes many people uncomfortable, because of its unabashed joy in being recognized.
Note that Venus and Mercury will be activating the same degrees in close succession. After their conjunction, Mercury will pull ahead of Venus and the distance between them will increase. But if you compare Mercury's aspects (below) to Venus' aspects (in this post) you'll see that almost all the same planets and asteroids are hit (with the exception of Mars in Scorpio). Pay attention if you have anything at these degrees.
Here are the aspects Mercury in Leo will make:
- July 14th: square Juno, 0 deg Scorpio
- July 16th: conjunct Venus, 5 deg
- July 16th: inconjunct Pallas Rx, 5 deg Pisces
- July 17th: square Black Moon Lilith, 6 deg Scorpio
- July 19th: trine Saturn Rx, 10 deg Sagittarius
- July 19th: inconjunct Neptune Rx, 11 deg Pisces
- July 20th: inconjunct South Node, 13 deg Pisces
- July 22nd: inconjunct Pluto Rx, 15 deg Capricorn
- July 27th: trine Uranus, 24 deg Aries
- July 27th: inconjunct Chiron Rx, 24 deg Pisces
- July 29th: square Mars, 28 deg Scorpio
- July 30th: Virgo ingress