Mercury in Leo

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Mercury in Leo

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Energetic, Confident, Dramatic, Expressive, Creative, Passionate, Attention-seeking,

Outspoken, Charismatic, Proud, Ambitious, Authoritative, Dynamic, Enthusiastic, Playful

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The Basics

In Astrology, Mercury represents communication, intellect, and mental processes. It influences how we think, express ourselves, and gather knowledge, playing a crucial role in shaping our communication skills and mental abilities.

If you have Mercury in Leo, your communication style is confident, expressive, and dramatic. You possess a natural flair for capturing attention and commanding the spotlight with your words.

You excel in expressing yourself creatively and have a natural talent for storytelling and public speaking. Your communication style is often bold, enthusiastic, and filled with charisma, as you enjoy captivating others with your ideas and opinions.

Your intellectual pursuits are often fueled by a desire for recognition and admiration. You seek intellectual challenges and opportunities that allow you to showcase your knowledge and expertise. Your confidence and self-assuredness enable you to take on leadership roles and inspire others with your ideas.

Mercury in Leo highlights your need for self-expression, creative thinking, and leadership. You may be drawn to careers in politics, coaching, directing, or any field that allows you to express yourself creatively. While you may struggle with ego and mental arrogance, with maturity and self-awareness, you can learn to channel your natural talents and abilities in a positive and productive way.

In relationships, you value admiration and respect. You seek partners who appreciate your creativity and confidence, and who can provide you with the attention and recognition you desire.

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*Look at your Cosmodyne scores to see whether your Mercury is Harmonious or Discordant.

While everyone has good and bad days, your Cosmodynes reveal where you lean toward on average.

(As we age, we learn to deal with all of our placements, and hopefully, we evolve into more harmonious beings than our Natal charts suggest.)

Transits to your Mercury, especially from the outer planets, can greatly affect its expression as well.

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A Harmonious Mercury in Leo

  • You are a warm, energetic and dramatic speaker and storyteller, able to captivate your audience with your unique style of expression.
  • Teaching comes naturally to you, and you have a distinctive flair that is sure to entertain and engage.
  • You have a great creative mind, brimming with ideas, and you love to express your thoughts and opinions with pride and passion.
  • You are a natural leader, with the ability to command attention and inspire others to action.
  • You are fiercely protective of those you love, and have a talent for creating a sense of camaraderie and teamwork.

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A Discordant Mercury in Leo

  • You can be prone to false pride, intolerance, and stubbornness, needing appreciation for everything you do or say, and becoming overly impressed with your own abilities.
  • You may have a tendency to inject personal stories when someone else is speaking, or to get caught up in drama and loyalty tests.
  • You may struggle with separating fact from fiction, and may sometimes come across as mentally arrogant

Remember, everyone's charts are unique and complex.  Describing a single element of a chart (like Mercury in Leo) doesn't account for other influences that would provide more details.


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Ben has practiced Astrology for over 35 years and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) Practitioner. Ben holds 11 patents for the core functions that all dating sites now use today.  See Ben's Bio for more info.