MERCURY IN LEO: SEPTEMBER 2 – SEPTEMBER 18
Mercury will transit Leo Sunday, September 2nd and will have an afflicted transit with an 8th house aspect of Mars from Capricorn exactly into September 5th and will be combust from September 5 – October 11th.
The difficult 3-degree orb of the Mars aspect is between September 3 – 7th and can bring arguments and disputes to the forefront, which will impact Virgos and Gemini rising signs strongly. Watch out for the other guy while driving and avoid arguments in the car or getting distracted while driving the first week of Sept. If you were born with Mercury in Leo, you are bright-minded, have good memory, are inspiring speaker or writer, are confident and are a good planner and organizer, may be well-known in business, are ambitious, travel frequently and have a keen intellect.
The first part of the transit is through Magha (Leo 0-13.20) until September 9th, which is known as Regulus by Western astrology and is owned by Ketu. Mercury in Ketu’s constellation can create a strong vision, but the ambitious nature of Leo/Magha may force them to cut corners or rush through projects and be a bit impulsive. Slow down and do not be too hasty with big projects. Ketu is mystical and intuitive so be sure to seek divine guidance within and to get the answers to difficult decisions.
The second part of the transit is in the constellation of Purva Phalguni (Leo 13.20-26.40) September 10-16th. This will connect Mercury to Venus who will be transiting through Mercury’s sign of Libra in September and set up a nice symbiotic relationship supporting harmony, and balancing opposites. It is a highly charged constellation and Mercury, the prince, likes to play in the bed in this constellation symbolized by the front legs of a bed.
This constellation is considered fierce and is not considered a good time for major new events unless you’re scheming. It does support construction but stay on top of accidents and health. Mercury will be combust on September 5th in the sign of Leo and this actually has a spiritualizing impact on Mercury as the material and rajasic desires of Mercury for money and success in business are turning to the Divine so a good time to take a meditation retreat. Mercury is considered combust until October 11th when he is away from the Sun’s heat and in the sign of Virgo.