Cancer season seemed very, very, very long this year—just like it has been for the past few years—because Saturn, the planet of blockages and restrictions, is in Capricorn, Cancer's opposite sign. This means that whenever there’s any kind of Astro-weather in Cancer, it’s being directly limited and restrained by Saturn’s oppressive energies, creating a pretty tough vibe for everyone. It’s Leo season now (aka the biggest party month of the year), but you’ve still been dealing with some leftover Cancer season vibes because Mercury was still there. Now, things are finally looking up because, on August 4, Mercury slides out of Cancer and sashays into flamboyant Leo! It says there until September 5, when the speedy planet moves into flirtatious Libra. Fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are benefiting the most from these fiery vibes, but Mercury in Leo’s over-the-top vibes might be too extra for fixed signs Taurus, Scorpio, and Aquarius.
Mercury rules communication, and within exuberant Leo, your communication (whether it’s verbal, written, or digital) is coming out with more ~drama~ and ~flair~ than it normally does. This is really fun energy, y’all, and it makes it way easier for you to come off as charismatic, exciting, and just plain likeable! Leo is the most creative sign of the zodiac, and it’s also a sign that just wants to express itself genuinely in all regards. You can have a lot of success with your love life now because you’re not afraid to flirt, tell your crush you’re interested, or just remind your boo how much you love them. If you’re the creative type (especially a writer or poet), then Mercury in Leo’s vibes will make you feel more inspired. Leo is ruled by the Sun, and just like the Sun is surrounded by all of the solar system’s planets, Leo easily pull others into their orbit—that's why they’re so popular! You’re able to harness this energy now, too, and making new connections and adding new faces to your squad is a total breeze.
This all sounds lovely, sure, but there are some shady sides to Mercury in Leo’s energy. Everybody knows Leo gets a bad rep for being self-centred and sometimes straight-up egomaniacal, and it’s easy to fall into these negative stereotypes. It’s tough to see things from others’ perspective now. If you feel some type of way about something, then you refuse to change your mind. Even minor disagreements can become major issues because you’re less likely to ask yourself, “Is this really the hill I want to die on?” Leo is innately stubborn, and Lion’s influence makes it so you’re not afraid to roar and lash out with your claws when someone’s pushing your buttons! A little flexibility goes a long way with this transit, so tell yourself to just drop the drama if it’s really not worth getting riled up over. If nothing else, Leo is dramatic as all hell, and teeny issues can very easily get blown out of proportion!
The next few weeks have so much potential for fun, romance, and creativity thanks to all of Leonian cosmic action happening in the stars right now. You can generate a ton of excitement and newness in all realms of your life, so take advantage of these vibes, y’all—they only come around once every year! If there’s drama afoot (which, since Leo is soooo over-the-top, can easily happen) then just remind yourself to walk away. That way, you can avoid any issues and get back to partying it up and enjoying this Leo season as much as possible!
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There’s a TON of love in the air right now, Aries! Leo season is a great time to discover more romance and have way hotter sex, and now that Mercury is joining the party in your fellow fire sign, you can really turn up the heat. Flirting, and leaving cute notes for your boo are all way easier now, and if you’re single, you’re in luck, because Mercury in Leo is making it so that there are a ton of hotties sliding into your DMs soon!
You’re struggling a bit with Mercury in Leo, especially when it comes to its stubborn, “my way or the highway” vibes, Taurus. You’re already one big, bad, stubborn MFer, so you might find yourself stuck with a bad case of tunnel vision right now—plus, you’re feeling more emotional than usual. Making new connections is a bit more difficult, but when it comes to communicating with family members/roommates/your closest friends, things are actually way easier. You’re meant to relax and recharge your batteries right now, so putting yourself in unfamiliar environments or dealing with new people isn’t very easy. The best way to use this energy and have a drama-free month is to stay at home, focus on connecting with people you have a history with, and spend time working on stuff around the house—whether it’s cleaning, decorating (Leo vibes are great for making your space look and feel amazing), or just relaxing in bed binge-watching all your fav Netflix series.
You’re a talker. A big, big, big talker. It makes sense because Mercury (planet of communication) is your sign’s ruling planet. Well, guess what, Gemini—Mercury in Leo is making it easier and waaaaaaaay more fun doing your favourite thing, and new connections are starting to pour in left and right! Whether you’re finding tons and tons of hotties on your fav dating app or just looking to add more friends to your crew, you can expect an easy and exciting time now that Mercury is in Leo. You’re an air sign, and Leo is a fire sign, so you’re basically fanning the flames right now. Enjoy adding tons of new peeps to your contacts list!
As thrilling as Leo season sounds, you’re actually having a low-key few weeks while Mercury is in Leo. Don’t get me wrong, there are still plenty of opportunities to have fun, but the stars are really pulling your focus towards two things—your values and your valuables. As far as values go, you’re able to use this time to focus on what’s important to you and your sense of self-worth. As far as valuables go, this is a time when you’re pushed to pay closer attention to your financial situation. Learn to separate your self-worth from how much money you make, because a big problem of this transit is that you’re more likely to appraise your worth based on how many commas are in your bank account. Harness Mercury in Leo’s vibes by working hard on the job, taking your time to perfect any long-term projects you’ve been working on, and doing your very best. That way, not only are you earning more coinage, but you’re also feeling way better about yourself—not because of the extra money you’re making, but because you’re able to see how much of a hard worker and successful person you are!
After dealing with Mercury in Cancer (and the ever-dreaded Mercury Retrograde) for the past several weeks, Mercury is FINALLY in your sign, and you can truly start to party it up for Leo season! Mercury loves to be in your sign, and it’s enabling you to speak your mind, think critically, and say/do things with much more accuracy than before. You’re even more social and charismatic than usual, cracking jokes and getting your flirt on, and everyone around you is Eating. It. Up. Your zodiacal season always promises to be one of the best months of the year, and now that you have Mercury on your side, things are only going to get better!
Leo is ruled by the Sun, but somehow you’re feeling like you’re not shining very bright right now. You pride yourself on your ability to help others, but right now your assistance isn’t really being noticed—why not focus on yourself for a change, Virgo? These next few weeks are pushing you to work alone, spend more time with yourself, and just do you. There’s a ton of inner work that needs to be done, and you’re thinking a lot about your past. Sh*t, you might even have to deal with an ex or two sliding into your DMs right now! The point is that you've had a ton of inner baggage accumulating, and you’re meant to spend the next few weeks sorting through it, eliminating old projects/people that no longer serve you, ending self-destructive habits and patterns, and clearing out as much space in your life as you can. That way, when Mercury is in your sign in Virgo season, you can live your very best life without worrying about things from the past dragging you down!
For the next few weeks, you’re basically the most popular person in town, Libra. Not to stroke your ego too much, but you’re already one of the most charming signs in the zodiac, so Mercury in Leo's exciting, charismatic vibes are making you even more lovable! You can expect a ton of new connections to start pouring in, especially in regards to your social life, and you’re noticing that others want to be around you way more because of how fun and you are! Your squad is growing, your self-esteem is getting a major glow up, you’re feeling more optimistic, and you’re just having a blast in general. Enjoy it, Libra!
As reclusive and ~mysterious~ as you like to be, Mercury in Leo is making you anything but! This transit (plus Leo season’s influence) is activating your chart’s Midheaven, an extremely sensitive point that represents your career and public image. Work is already a pretty big thing in your life rn, but now that the planet of communication is working its magic in Leo, messages re: work are coming in even more frequently—especially from your boss. This is a culminating point, Scorpio, where the work you’ve done over the past year of your life is being completed and the results are being recognized. Have you been working hard and completing your tasks? Or have you been a little (or a lotta) bit lazy and falling behind? Get your rear in gear, Scorpio, because your accomplishments will bring you great rewards, like a raise or a promotion—but if you’ve been slacking and get caught, then the consequences will be pretty dire. No pressure!
With Mercury in Leo, you’re finding that life is really picking up the pace...in a good way, of course! This transit is encouraging you to do what you do best—adventure, explore, and expand yourself! Travelling is a tad difficult right now, so physically exploring might not be an option, but there’s still amazing potential for mental expansion right now. If you’re thinking about taking a class, learning a new skill or hobby, or considering anything re: higher education, now’s an amazing time to just go for it. If all of those sound pretty “meh” to you, don’t worry, because there are still a ton of ways that you can take on Mercury in Leo’s energy. You might just decide to dive into super deep Wikipedia black holes, or binge-watch every Netflix doc you can find—the point is, this transit is teaching you that there’s a ton of truth behind the saying “you learn something new every day,” and you’re having a blast the entire time!
You’re not one for superficiality, and you do your best to keep it on real with everything you say and do. Mercury in Leo is actually reinforcing these vibes right now, Capricorn. Not only are you speaking your truth unapologetically, but when it comes to connecting with others or investigating a new topic, you want to find the capital-T Truth. You’re not interested in making small talk or keeping anything casual—no, you want to dive deep. This transit is also a rather emotional one, and it’s making you dive deep into yourself. Your innermost thoughts and feelings are coming to the front of your mind, and you’re learning a ton about yourself. You're especially thinking a lot about the concept of “intimacy.” If you’re in a relationship, this transit makes you want to feel a sense of entanglement with your S.O., so when you’re showing affection to them (whether it’s verbal or physical), there’s a ton of depth and meaning behind your words, and you’re receiving that same intensity from them. If you’re single, this transit isn’t really helping you out a ton in the love department, but if you’ve been casually seeing someone and want to DTR, it’s a great time to upgrade your situationship into something more serious.
Leo season is cuffing season for you, Aquarius because its vibes are illuminating your chart’s relationships zone. And now that Mercury is hanging out in Leo, relationships are becoming an even bigger focus. This certainly applies to romantic partnerships (so connecting with your S.O. or potential new lovers happens way more frequently now), but it applies to all of your “B” relationships, too—that is, the relationship you have with your boo, your bestie, your business partners, and people you’re beefing with. It’s a spectacular time to focus on one-on-one time with your BFF or your partner, and it’s also great for meeting new potential lovers, or DTR-ing with someone you’ve been casually seeing if you’re not boo’d up. This transit helps you to work with others, balance out your relationships, and compromise more easily, but you may seriously struggle if you stick to your fixed sign ways and act stubborn.
Pisces, if you can’t love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love somebody else? You’re prone to changing up your attitude/behaviours/mannerisms in order to blend in, even if it means you have to neglect your own personal thoughts and feelings and guess what? That’s not healthy! Right now, you’re being given permission to take on Leo’s self-centred qualities (but not in a selfish or cocky way) and focus on you and your own health and wellbeing. Leo season = self-care season for you, Pisces.
It’s a great time to think about whether your day-to-day routine is one that supports your health and happiness, or if you’re spending time taking care of others over yourself. It’s not an easy time, exactly, because you’re finding that you’re being given a ton of extra responsibilities (especially at work), but think of it as a test—if you’re productive, responsible, and take good care of yourself, then you’ll breeze through this transit, but if you’re lacking in any of these departments, then expect to be pushed hard to reorganize your life. Get active, eat nutritious food, clean up your space, and get stuff done at work. By the end of this transit, your life will be way tidier, you’ll have healthier habits and daily routines, and you’ll be surprised by how good you feel.
Via Cosmopolitan US