How Mercury Will Affect Us in August 2020

Posted on August 05, 2020

A person holding a red light in the darkness.

Have you heard about Hermes The Messenger and The Trickster? Better known to us as Mercury, he was the only Olympian able to travel between the land of the living and the land of the dead. In August, he will be busy in the skies.

Hermes (or Mercury) rules trade, short travels, human consciousness, and the logical mind and its cognitive functions such as: perception, interpretation, rational and deductive thinking, learning, speech, and communication. He corresponds to the left side brain, and with the anatomy of hearing.

Thus, you can see how important it is to pay attention to what he’s doing as he influences many of our fundamental human functions!

Let’s explore his role and his journey throughout this month.

Mercury Moves Into Leo

August 5, 2020

Mercury leaves the sensitive sign of Cancer to enter bright Leo on the 5th of August, and we see communication turning outwards, becoming more expressive, loud, dynamic, charismatic, and even passionate.

Thoughts become bolder and more daring, as well as creative.

Mercury in Leo is able to captivate people with their speech, because it knows when to say the right things at the right time. Expect to feel like you need your message to get out, and to have a more lively way of speaking.

Mercury Squares Uranus

August 10, 2020

On August 10th, Mercury squares Uranus, and our minds rebel.

You may feel difficulty in finding words to express your unique thoughts, as they happen so fast in your logical mind that you feel you can’t keep up, so write them down instead.

These thoughts can be “out of the box,” and way ahead of the current time, which may even shock you. This is when the lightbulb moments and insights occur in a flash, and new dendrites are being made in your brain. It’s also when you can feel scattered, anxious, and have bizarre and erratic ideas.

There’s a dangerous tendency to do things in the spur of the moment, and then regret them later. You might also receive surprising news, and have issues with electrical devices in general.

Your brain is highly stimulated and excited at this time, so if you aren’t already familiar with meditation and/or breathing exercises, then it is an auspicious time to look into these valuable practices, or any other ones which allow you to relax your mind, and tone down any nervous and edgy feelings.

In addition, it’s a time to remain flexible and open-minded to deal better with unexpected situations, and to think twice before agreeing, acting or deciding on something.

Mercury in Leo Trines Mars in Aries

August 17, 2020

Mercury in Leo will trine Mars in Aries on the 17th of August. You can expect for messages to get heated!

On this day words are set on fire. There can be a rush to speak up, to be upfront, and communicate clearly what’s on our mind. There’s natural self confidence in speaking, and an eagerness to have a good discussion.

Our mind is sharp and alert, we learn faster by doing rather than observing, and our approach to situations is practical and positive.

Make the most out of this time by strategizing and formulating a plan of action to turn your ideas into things. It’s a good time to make decisions and to get a lot of work done. Writing, word games, athletics and competition are also favoured.

Read this next: A Guide to Planetary Aspects: Sextiles, Trines & Squares

Mercury Enters Virgo

August 20, 2020

In the coming days, Virgo extinguishes all the fire as Mercury enters this sign on the 20th.

We will feel a shift as now we are much more thoughtful about what we say. Our logical minds become more analytic and observant, and messages here are more shy than in Leo, but they can also be very precise with their detailed information.

Mercury in Virgo Trines Uranus & Jupiter

August 25 & August 29, 2020

Uranus trine on the 25th offers new ideas and creative solutions to your questions.

On the 29th, Jupiter trine will spread optimism, bring opportunities to expand your horizons, and increase even more of the available information. Your intuition is sharper as well as your creativity and ability to think about abstract principles. You will be able to reflect upon larger questions of life and consciousness as Jupiter rules the right brain.

Neptune Opposes Mercury

August 30, 2020

Neptune opposing Mercury on the 30th stinks of “fake news.” Here we have foggy perception - creating a necessity to ensure we fully understand the meaning of whatever we hear, read or see. It’s not a good time to make important decisions.

This is a day prone to misunderstandings and miscommunication, we can say even just one thing while meaning another, so be straightforward with your words, and don’t beat around the bush!

On a more positive note, it’s a good day for creative and artistic projects where you have to use your imagination.

Embrace the Energy of Mercury

All in all, we have an active month for Mercury. Expect more information to be revealed - and to hear the people roar with Mercury in Leo. Afterwards, with Mercury in Virgo, we enter a period of reflection and scrutinization about what has been discussed in the past. .

It’s time to speak up your truths folks, and to plan ahead the path you really want to walk in the world. Stay safe!

Related article: Monthly Astrology Transits August 2020

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Patrícia Teixeira is a counselor, writer, author and astrologer from Porto, Portugal. Astrology is just one of her favorite lifelong studies, and it has been part of her life for… Learn More About The Author »

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