Speak with Confidence: Mercury Retrograde in Leo

​Welcome to your next Mercury retrograde in the Fire sign of Leo!

We are over the Moon to report that this cosmic rendezvous will be really great for your career. Mercury is the planet that rules communication, and Leo is confident outgoing energy that will allow us to speak our minds without fear.

You may hear people dreading Mercury retrograde and wonder, is Mercury retrograde bad? The simple answer is that it just changes the energy and some people are prepared to use it, while others are caught off guard. We will help you understand these subtle energies so you can see them and capitalize on how they can help you step into your dream career.

You’ll still see all the tricky jokes Mercury retrograde tends to play on electronics, travel plans and the mail. When people show up at the wrong time, when your internet is wonky, and when words come out backwards making you want to hit rewind, just laugh it off as Mercury retrograde. Those more petty occurrences don’t have to throw you off because you can focus on the positive ways to propel yourself towards success with this astrological insight.

5 Ways to Use Mercury Retrograde Energy

Mercurial energy can revive your work life. Our job is to show you some of the practical ways this Mercury retrograde can help you come out of your shell and take center stage in your career. Astrology can help us in the most important areas of life and it doesn’t have to be complicated.

1. Get Real With What Excites You

They say when you do what you’re most passionate about, you excel. Make a list of things that fire up your passion and brainstorm how you can follow that passion in your work life.

Do you need to speak with your boss about a new role or maybe apply to work in a new field? You can step out of the shadows at work and move into a role that lights you up with enthusiasm if you just let charismatic Leo energy lead you.

Bring your ideas and passion forward in your life and make it who you are and what you are. State your goals, write them down and speak to people about them. As you build energy around your passion, it starts to generate positive energy to help you step into alignment with your soul. When you’re excited about what you do, success will find you. New ideas will stream into your mind that connect you to the right people and places.

2. How Are You Holding Yourself Back?

Mercury allows you to reassess your approach to using the power of communication to help you find lasting success at work. Get ready to finally be able to stick up for yourself and share the things you’ve been holding back. This is actually a time when you can unravel your insecurities around speaking up and better understand how being timid hasn’t served you in the past.

Mercury rules the mind, and when it goes retrograde, we get to reflect on how we think. Mercury also rules how we speak to others which of course affects our dynamics at work. If we have fallen into patterns of dodging our boss because we don’t like confrontation or pushing your big ideas for the company aside because you don’t feel they are good enough, well it’s time to shift those habits and make room for using words and positive approaches to speaking that will serve you best. Words are powerful or destructive and we can now see if we’ve been building a bridge to our future with them or perhaps paving a winding road.

Discover: Top 10 Movies Inspired by Mercury in Leo.

3. Let Your Emotions Talk to You

Because the Sun is in the Cardinal Water sign of Cancer, represented by the Crab, you’ll be feeling all the feels and it will not be easy to ignore your emotions. The good news is, you can now actually see how you avoid saying how you feel and get over that. Whether it’s at work, at home or to yourself, what is keeping you from stepping forward in your work life to pursue your greatest passion? Sometimes we are shy about making a move because we are nervous about failing or being criticized. Let the fire of Leo burn those doubts so you can shine like a star on your terms.

Let others live the life they want in their own time. It’s time to state what you want, bring your creative ideas to the table and tell yourself to accept those deepest truths that want to come out and change your life. Sit with your emotions, the really deep ones, and listen to what they are telling you. The proof is in the pudding, which means only when you eat the pudding do you clearly know how it tastes. Similarly, when we actually allow ourselves to feel, we can see what the emotions are there to show us.

4. Say Sayonara to Negativity

Because we are in the middle of eclipse season, what you say now during Mercury retrograde in Leo can help you change some of the major pillars of your life. While they say it’s not best to start new things during Mercury retrograde because our minds are in the past and there is some wisdom to that, don’t be afraid to put an end to the things that no longer serve you. If you feel there is a negative group or environment, say what you need to say in order to distance yourself from it.

Additionally, if you’re the one creating a negative environment, set some affirmations around your desk and at home that will shift your own attitude. Perhaps get some inspiring artwork that will remind you that your own attitude will attract like experiences. Sit with the deeper patterns in your mind and see if they are expecting positive experiences or have been more doom and gloom. Taking even a minute each morning to set your own positive intention can redirect your energy to help you find success in your career and allow you to attract amazing things.

5. Make a Detailed Plan

Because we are better able to see how our perceptions and actions around communication are shaped by our past during a Mercury retrograde, we also may be reacting to things based in the past. This is why most Astrologers warn not to jump into a new relationship or mortgage too swiftly during Mercury retrograde so you don’t repeat an old pattern. However, because you can see your own behaviors under a microscope, decide what persona you will take on at work and what direct communication you want to take to step into the life you want.

Prepare and plan to bring your ideas forward and then when the time is right, you’ll have worked out the details and be able to really spell it all out. Mercury retrograde is a great time to go back to the drawing board and see what’s working and what’s just taking up time and making you spin your wheels in your career.

Closing Thoughts…

Keep an eye out for the other major happenings during this Mercury retrograde. As we mentioned, we are smack dab in the middle of an eclipse season which means everyone around us will be changing in major ways and likely we will be too. Hold onto astrology to help you see why it’s all happening and which days are likely to bring about the biggest shifts for everyone.

Finally, if you feel like a stranger to your own mind or you feel like you’re really experiencing some major tectonic shifts in your life, it’s partially because so many planets are retrograde at the same time. We are learning a lot about ourselves, our past, and how we can take action to solve our biggest life mysteries. Neptune, Pluto, Chiron, Saturn and Jupiter retrogrades may make you feel overwhelmed, dear friends, so please turn to the power of nature to calm and soothe yourself instead of to escape through other less gentle means. Take a walk, a salt bath, or use calming essential oils.

Be gentle as you shed the caterpillar cocoon so you can become that free butterfly.

About The Author

Shannon Yrizarry

Shannon Yrizarry has taught metaphysical subjects since 2013 including the deeply esoteric lineage of kundalini yoga. She has worked as a healer, clairvoyant and card reader and been featured as a dream interpreter on Viceland’s Nuts + Bolts show as well as for Mercedes Benz and Refinery29. She has read Tarot for The Zoe Report, done readings for stars and aims to bring the empowering wisdom of astrology mainstream.With a bold voice, she wants to uplift consciousness to help us evolve to a healthier more spiritual society. Her classes can be found online at www.HOI.TV/authors/shannon and you can follow her daily inspirations on Instagram @shannonyrizarry. She also teaches kundalini yoga in Portland, Oregon. What gets her out of bed is helping people align with their soul purpose.Shannon is the author of two books published by Llewellyn Worldwide, Psychic Yoga and Modern Guide to Meditation Beads.
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