Mercury is the planet which rules mind, communication, perceptions, interpersonal connections and self expression (aligned with Venus Mars and the Sun). It has been moving retrograde (backwards) for three weeks now and goes direct tomorrow. The following info is from Celestial Space`s blog She does not have a reblog button on the site so I am sharing it for readers as it tallies with what has been occuring for me. My inner child has really needed support over the past few days with transiting Mercury squaring My Natal Neptune in the third house and smack bang on the exact degrees of my dead sister`s Pluto. Memories of her leaving when I was 3 have been bringing me to tears over past days. I am not able to share all of the article only one paragraph but here is the link (ive cheated here and used two paragraphs!!)
This transit of Mercury in Leo has brought up tension around holding onto painful ideas or perceptions that become chronic and inflamed. Mercury in Leo at its peak potential embodies a sense of innocence, joy and liveliness. When Mercury in Leo is off-balance, words and ideas are dominating, selfishness and pride are over the top as is the need for attention and being put on a high pedestal.
Focus the mental energy on the highest vision possible for the highest good for all. Hold steady to that outcome and ask for Spiritual energies for support. This means, it is not the egoic mind’s expectation, rather, the idea that the highest good for all is the healthiest and most loving so everyone is lifted up and shines their brightest as their Soul potential.