Star Stuff: Mercury in Capricorn


Until January 1st, Mercury is hanging out in practical, accomplishment-oriented, status-oriented Capricorn. Mercury represents mind, and is a quick-moving planet that spends only two to three weeks in a sign, unless retrograde. With Mercury in Capricorn the mind becomes pragmatic. Everyone’s conversation and the expression of their ideas is more deliberate and aimed at being taken seriously. Your viewpoint becomes more traditional since the mind now tends to value what’s tried and true.

This is a time when our minds like to make concrete plans for the future. A systematic, practical approach to reaching our goals is now favored; we are good at focusing on practical matters and getting down to the essentials.

We do not waste any words at this time — what we say is truthful and to the point. We see reality very clearly now — and it might not look as rosy as we thought. As best as you can, use this time to get in touch with what’s real in your life — without going down the “rabbit hole” of pessimistic inadequacy.

Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini or Virgo? If so, you will be more serious and possible more eager to accomplish concrete goals. Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Capricorn? If so, you will most likely feel more chatty for the next 3 weeks.


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