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Mercury in Leo

Mercury in Leo or Mercury in Relation to Leo

Evolutionary Mantram of the Sign Leo:
“And the Word said: Let isolation be the rule and yet the crowd exists”.

Spiritual Mantram of the Sign Leo:
“I am That and That I am”.

Quotations from Esoteric Astrology, relevant to the meaning of Mercury in relation to Leo.

1. Mercury in Relation to Leo—Guardian of the Eighth Gate:

Leo, being the fifth sign of the zodiac, counting from Aries via Taurus, and also the eighth signs, counting from Aries via Pisces, is closely related through numerical affinity with Mercury, who is esoterically called ‘the Messenger at the “eighth gate’; Mercury was active at the time of individualization when the ‘eighth gate’ was opened and a major initiation of our planetary Logos took place, producing, in the human kingdom, the process of individualization.” (EA 298)

2. Mercury in Relation to Leo (Sirius and Saturn):

Sirius *** Leo *** Mercury *** Saturn
Spirit *** Soul *** Mind *** Brain
Life *** Quality *** Illumination *** Appearance
Inhalation *** Interlude *** Exhalation *** Interlude
(EA 299)


Specific Expression of Mercury in Leo

(The usual exoteric and psychological interpretations are purposely not here emphasized).

Mercury in Leo for the Average of Undeveloped Man
(As always, much will depend upon the ray of the mental vehicle and the aspects to Mercury)

1. Mercury in Leo—Self-opinion overly indulged.

2. Mercury in Leo—Self-centered, selfish thought

3. Mercury in Leo—Lack of perspective; inability to see the other’s point of view; disinterested in listening

4. Mercury in Leo—Thinking and speaking of oneself

5. Mercury in Leo—Thinking and speaking to oneself.

6. Mercury in Leo—Dramatic speech and statements.

7. Mercury in Leo—Thought and speech which call attention to oneself.

8. Mercury in Leo—Self-absorbed thought.

9. Mercury in Leo—Seeking agreement with one’s opinion; desiring others to imitate or reflect one’s opinion

Mercury in Leo for the Advanced Man
(As always, much will depend upon the ray of the mental vehicle and the aspects to Mercury)

1. Mercury in Leo—Power to concentrate, to hold the center of thought.

2. Mercury in Leo—Mental pride. Mentally “showing off”. Or better, self-confident expression.

3. Mercury in Leo—Mental dominance. Imposing mind. ‘Mental overlordship”.

4. Mercury in Leo—Eloquence in expression, revealing identity; all mental/verbal transmissions embody the Self. The individual thinks from self and speaks from self whichever self it may be.

5. Mercury in Leo—Authenticity in thought and speech.

6. Mercury in Leo—Originality, creativity.

7. Mercury in Leo—Brilliant intelligence.

8. Mercury in Leo—Self-awareness.

9. Mercury in Leo—Autobiographical mentality.

10. Mercury in Leo—Power to live up to one’s thought and speech

Mercury in Leo for the Disciple or Initiate

1. Mercury in Leo—Shedding the light of identity.

2. Mercury in Leo—The intuition which reveals the archetype of identity. Soul light reveals personal distinctness and the unique role to be played by the personality.

3. Mercury in Leo—Messages from the soul are declarative and authoritative. Once humility has been achieved, there is not much need for the soul/personality dialogue. The communications from above come as a fiat.

4. Mercury in Leo—Intuitive mind reveals the full blaze of soul light. The mind is uniquely the revealer and the illuminator.

5. Mercury in Leo—Brilliance of mind which is a reflection of soul light. Mind receives light without obscuration.

6. Mercury in Leo—The mind identified with the ahamkaric principle; the mind capable (through pure reason) of dispelling the illusion of the ahamkaric principle. “Ahamkara” the principle of ‘I-ness’.

7. Mercury in Leo—Communications which dramatize identity. In the highest sense, the dramatization of the soul, the pure identity.

8. Mercury in Leo—Mind expressing in full radiance the content of the causal body.

9. Mercury in Leo—As with Mercury in Aries, authentic, creative thinking deriving from one’s own soul-source.

10. Mercury in Leo—Intelligently ‘channeling’ the soul.

11. Mercury in Leo—The ‘shining’ “Bridge of Light”.

12. Mercury in Leo—The soul/personality ‘dialogue’ is as if between two ‘authorities’ the authority of the lower self and the authority of the Higher Self.

13. Mercury in Leo—In this particular sign, the idea that “Mercury and the Sun are one” may be fulfilled.

14. Mercury in Leo—Identification of the mind with soul light is so strong, that the ‘gap’ to be bridged does not seem as wide. It is said that the gap is not a fact in reality though it is so in consciousness. The advanced individual with Mercury in Leo senses the unreality of the gap. A mental synthesis uniting the apparently separated points already seems to exist.

15. Mercury in Leo—The bridging process leads to the Presence. Communications to the “King” (the Presence), the Monad. The ‘distance from the center’ is not perceived as great.

16. Mercury in Leo—Mercury in Leo, is capable of establishing right relations between soul and personality by revealing the true nature of the higher Identity, of which the lower identity is intended to be a reflection.

17. Mercury in Leo—The conveyer to the personality of Atma (the Spiritual Will of the Triad).

18. Mercury in Leo—The mind which leads easily (when advanced) into states of Identification.

19. Mercury in Leo—The soul/personality conflict brought about by increased soul/personality communication centers around the issue of whether the personality is living as an example of soul-identity (Self) or personal-identity (self).

20. Mercury in Leo—The power to ‘speak the name of the soul’. Mind as an agent of authenticity of identity.

21. Mercury in Leo—Uniqueness of expression, bearing the stamp of individuality.

22. Mercury in Leo—Power to create luminous thoughtforms.


Individuals with Mercury in Leo

Julius Caesar
John Calvin
Fidel Castro
Bill Clinton
Amelia Earhart
Mary Baker Eddy
Henry Ford
Giuseppe Maria Garibaldi
Johann von Goethe
Mata Hari
Hermann Helmholz
Henry VIII
Ivan the Terrible
Helen Keller
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Nelson Mandela
Benito Mussolini
Bonaparte Napoleon
John Wesley

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