12 Questions From Mercury Rx in Leo
Mercury, the trickster, lay down and took a nap in the Sun last week. Now he’s staggered to his feet and is laboriously retracing his steps through Leo. He’s a little dazed and confused poor fellow, asking this question: who am I?
Mercury in Leo: it’s about identity, and how you communicate it.
Let me tell you what happened to me when Mercury stationed. For reasons too tedious and techy to go into, I’ve lost control of my domain name (temporarily I hope). It’s my on-line identity (Leo). This means my email has also ceased to function, which is not just about communications (Mercury) but also about identity.
I feel like an ear has been cut off, but it set me wondering about why. What is the point of shutting that down right now?
With a Mercury retrograde, you are always asked to rethink. Usually when something goes wrong during Merc Rx, you can fix it and you learn something useful about how you think, communicate or about the detail of your life.
|Have an ear cut off makes you think|
When the retrograde is in Leo, it’s going to be about personal power, identity, the creative impulse. The Sun is Leo’s ruler: this is the very centre of ourselves, our solar plexus, our ego. That’s true for everyone, no matter what the sign.
Naturally, the shape of your whole chart will show you where the questions are, but you can catch more than just gist of it from Rising and Sun sign. That’s because it’s in Leo.
These questions will be highlighted even more when the Sun enters Leo on the 22nd.
With the Sun in Leo, it’s midday on the Mediteranean when shadow and light are black and white, nothing should escape your scrutiny. But answers should be creative, generous, generative. Mercury in Leo is not asking you to withdraw or withhold but to spread the joy.
Here are some questions worth pondering during this time.
Aries – Are you playing enough? Or too much?
Taurus – Is your home really your castle?
Gemini – Are you listening?
Cancer – Are you defining yourself by your poverty or wealth?
Leo – Who are you? What are you for?
Virgo – Why are you hiding? What is it you really want to say?
Libra – Who are you talking to and why?
Scorpio – Are you really using your power well?
Sagittarius – How is what you know being put to the service of who you are?
Capricorn – What do you owe?
Aquarius – How well are you communicating with your partner? Is your identity being subsumed?
Pisces – Are you losing yourself in details? How do your duties bolster or deny your identity?
Dates of the Rx are 15 July to 8 August. But the shadow period began last week and we won’t out of the shadow until August 22.