Mercury in Leo

Leos are power orators, so this is a great time to harness Mercury's influence to give a speech, start a political campaign, or deliver a monologue.

This transit isn't just about what you say out loud, however—if you've been tempted to write a play, novel, or short story, now is the time to make it happen. When you combine Mercury's need to communicate with Leo's need to be heard, a tendency to come off as showy or egocentric is a possibility. So be sure you're considering your self-expression by listening to the thoughts and opinions of others.

Mercury in Leo: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Fire & Fixed

Positive keywords for Mercury in Leo:

  • Broad View
  • Entertaining
  • Lively
  • Opinionated
  • Sincere

Negative keywords for Mercury in Leo:

  • Boastful
  • Domineering
  • Exaggerating
  • Loud
  • Snobbish

Mercury in Leo Personality

Natural hype men, those with their Mercury in Leo have an infectious energy that can rouse even the sleepiest Taurus. The rays of the sun shine on Mercury to create an individual confident and playful in their communication. They love to entertain. That said, assuming intellectual carelessness on their part would be a mistake. They approach problems with true relentlessness.

Thus, behind their cheerful veneer lies an individual with an iron fist and booming voice. Theatrics notwithstanding, Leo Mercury demands respect regardless of the validity of their opinions. Much like their fixed brethren—Taurus, Scorpio, and Aquarius—these folks hold onto their ideas for dear life, rarely opening their minds to novel input. Their opinions and intelligence are a source of pride. Therefore, some with their Mercury in Leo can perceive disagreement as a genuine attack on their ego and respond accordingly (read: excessively).

Positive Traits

Leo Mercuries speak with the flair of royalty—that is, powerfully, proudly, and often dramatically. With these airs of dignity and authority, people look up to them and bask in their warmth. This suits them well as leadership comes to these natives naturally and is enjoyed thoroughly.

Furthermore, Leo Mercury boasts a creative flair. Being ruled by the sun, Leo energy on the whole relishes creating and displaying their artistic chops. Paired with their tendency towards theatrics, they make for great stage actors and energizing speakers. Above all, those with their Mercury in Leo have heart.

Negative Traits

Leo Mercury's regality can turn, becoming authoritarian and silencing. The confidence lent by Leo's ruling planet—the sun—supercharges their egos as it relates to their intellect and judgement. In these cases, “boastful” doesn't even begin to describe their attitudes.

Therefore at its lower manifestations, Leo Mercuries are overly fixed with little regard for others' opinions and ideas. At worst, they verbally bulldoze over others completely, silencing quieter voices. In this way, those with this placement can be poor listeners and conversationalists. Some with their Mercury in Leo seek an audience and not a proper dialogue.


Given their big personalities, it's no wonder that those born with their Mercury in Leo prefer to look at the big picture of situations, devising sweeping plans of action. However, those in search of a more meticulous glance at a problem need look elsewhere, as details are not the playground of this playful Mercury placement. Still, they compensate for their broader strokes with the sheer enthusiasm with which they approach communication.

However, such is their innate confidence that it may be difficult for less outspoken individuals to get a word in edgewise. Regardless, Leo Mercury's candid nature and charm still manage to endear others.