Mercury is transiting through Capricorn

Mercury, the quicksilver planet enters earthy Capricorn. In this sign, Mercury is less prone to suffer bouts of attention deficit or an overload of ideas. In Capricorn, Mercury tends to be a bit more strategic. Careful planning and execution of those plans is the name of the game. Mercury in Capricorn can even be a little bit ruthless and cunning – once a goal has been selected, there is nothing that can stop him.

Spirituality in action

Although Capricorn is a rational sign, there is also a spiritual side to it, although it can come across as orthodox and traditional. Mental structures, such as rules, laws, and dogmas are the cornerstones that keep Mercury’s feet firmly on the ground in this sign. It is also more concerned with the practical aspects of one’s faith – walking one’s talk, in other words.

Realism rules

And yet, Mercury brings a bit of movement into the old routines. In Capricorn, Mercury tends to be practical and down to earth. This can both help and hinder creative innovation. It is helpful, because it does not waste time on ‘cloud nine’ fantasies, and it is a hindrance because it can restrain the creative brainstorming process, reducing the number of ideas generated.

Watch the fine print

Mercury in Capricorn can be a stickler for the legal fine print. In this sign, he makes sure all the I’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed. Procedure, formality, strategy – everything must be done correctly.

Mercury’s transit through Capricorn in personal Astrology

In personal Astrology, a Mercury transit describes a fleeting phase – more of an ambiance than a lasting impact. But if it makes contact with a natal planet it might highlight that planets’ concern and bring some movement into its affairs

Self-Presentation, Persona (1. House)

Mercury moving through the first house in Capricorn can make a good first impression, especially on a formal occasion. A Capricorn first house is not, by nature, particularly chatty, but it may perk up, quite a bit, while Mercury is there. 

Money, Values (2. House)

When Mercury moves through the second house in Capricorn he is not a big spender. Calculating the cost and benefits of any investment is obligatory before any action is taken.

Friends and Kin, Mental Processing (3. House)

Mercury is at home in the third house. Connecting with friends and siblings is taken seriously, even if it is a ‘ritual’. The little things matter.

Home and Family (4. House)

In a Capricorn fourth house, Mercury tends to be more introverted than usual. The mind is focused on internal and family affairs. It may be a good time to discuss family matters with all concerned.

Creativity, Children (5. House)

When Mercury transits through a Capricorn fifth house, it is a good time to think strategically as regards your creative projects. Capricorn likes to plan things out, prioritize, and plan ahead.  He needs to know the route before starting out on something new. Get your ‘to do’ list ready.

Health, Work, Service (6. House)

Mercury is at home in the sixth house. In a Capricorn sixth house, he runs a tight ship, whether at work or regarding personal affairs. Health is a big issue, so focussing on keeping a well-balanced exercise regime and work/life balance is very helpful at this time. Planning and organizing ahead of time will keep stress to a minimum.

Partnership, Relationship (7. House)

When Mercury transits through the seventh house in Capricorn it is a good idea to seek feedback or council. Helpful ideas or stimuli are likely to come on a mercurial wing – by way of a random meeting, a letter or message, or some interesting clue. Stay alert and open-minded.

Shared Assets, Inner Resources (8. House)

Mercury transiting the eighth house is very helpful when it comes to mining for inner resources. It can also be helpful for accessing concrete support. Agreements and deals regarding property or possessions may also be on the cards. Pay attention to the fine-print and ‘legalese’.

Travel, Study (9. House)

Normally, when Mercury transits the ninth house, he’s got travel on his mind! In Capricorn, that is often work-related or for study purposes. Since physical travel is difficult at this point in time, the travel itch may be relieved by planning a future trip.

Career, Status (10. House)

In the tenth house, Mercury is busy coordinating, networking, ‘putting feelers out’, and getting the scoop. It is a good time to tackle strategic planning and development for next year. 

Community, In-Group (11. House)

Mercury in the eleventh house is the busy bee of any social group or network. It is a brilliant coordinator and organizer, especially in Capricorn!

Spirituality, Transcendence (12. House)

In the twelfth house, Mercury can be a bit of a recluse. It may be a good time to re-group and to focus on the inner sphere. A retreat to de-stress and to connect with the spiritual side of life may be just the thing. Or, if driven to activity, being there for others in a practical way would be a good way to use this transit.