Happy Birthday to all Leo's out there! The Sun-ruled fire sign is the grand finale of summer, and brings us into harvest time (August 22nd). All of us stand to benefit from the charged Mercury in Leo retrograde, as a cycle to revive natural enthusiasms. This is a potent solar return for Leos, and a chance for the rest of us to get (back) in the inspired groove! There can be surprise blasts of confidence, courage, joy and will power.
Leo creative exuberance makes a beeline for your ingenious streak, when Mercury retrograde (in Leo) is trine to breakthrough planet Uranus (in Aries) on July 25th. Look to your Aries-Leo house or planets at 8 degrees, to see what's hot. This is about the freedom (Uranus) to create from the essence of who you are -- to go big with your unique expression. The details might not be clear until later, but take note of any visions, especially ones that propel you to be a trailblazer.
Melody Scott Zindell noted in her newsletter, "The energies are just hopping with the potential for permanent change in the collective psyche. I'm particularly intrigued with Mercury retrograde conjunct the Sun next weekend (July 28th/29th) at 6 Leo and the apex of a yod (Finger of God) with Pluto and Chiron. Look to the early degrees of Leo to see where you may experience significant insights into your life direction and creative expression this week...if you are paying attention!"
These aspects to Mercury Leo retrograde, in Leo season, bring us (back) into the power of the moment. Much worry about the future can be burned away, is my sense. It's a time give your impulses and interests the significance they're due. And from concentrating in that fixed Leo way, we feel empowered from the charge, and open to breathing new life (inspiration) into an old dream -- or dreaming a new one.Getty Images