Mercury Retrograde in Leo

Unfortunately, it's that time again. Mercury goes retrograde in Leo from July 26th until August 19th. This period usually causes more premature gray hairs than usual from misunderstandings, technology failures, bad decisions, and plans falling apart.

What can you do about it? To be honest, there's really not much you can do except to be prepared to be more flexible and more patient. Perhaps this is when the universe teaches us to let go and surrender more than we feel comfortable doing. Ultimately, new ideas and solutions can come from us being forced to rethink things. As the old proverb goes, "necessity is the mother of invention."

Mercury in Leo typically symbolizes a period that is ideal for speaking your truth and being more out front, open, and authentic. It's a time where you shouldn't stress over the details so much.

However, the retrograde phase can indicate quite the opposite. You must stand guard against being too open and opinionated and resist telling the unvarnished truth. In other words, you may feel quite passionate about your perspective and feel that you're right and they're wrong.

Needless to say, if you take this too far, you can alienate people and you may find yourself doing damage control after you've come to your senses when Mercury finally goes direct. With this in mind, do your best to consider your audience and think before you speak. Doing so can save you from needless misunderstandings and conflicts.

All Mercury retrograde periods are ideal for hitting the brakes and slowing down a bit. Making time for solitude and quiet contemplation will do wonders for the soul by blessing you with more clarity and inner peace.