On December 10th Mercury enters Capricorn for the holidays and beyond. Time for you to make good on your promises and walk your talk!
Mercury is to stay in business-savvy Capricorn all the way until February 13th 2016 with only a brief entry into Aquarius in early January (2-8) as Mercury goes retrograde and back into the sign of the goatfish at the start of the new year.
Mercury in Capricorn is the perfect time to focus on those ideas you want to do something about and start talking business! "Money Talks" is a Mercury in Capricorn saying, as is "Time is Money.” Fewer words get you further now. A matter of fact, no frills approach works best. Where Sagittarius gets carried away philosophising or brainstorming, Mercury in Capricorn comes in and says: “Ok. Talk is cheap! What must be done? What’s the time-scale? How much does it cost? Let’s come up with a business plan.”
Capricorn is a pragmatic, down to earth sign while Mercury rules all the little exchanges and transactions that link us all together. With Mercury in Capricorn, ideas start gaining traction and can be worth their weight in gold... Do not be afraid to make a commitment and do the work.
This is a good time to implement your plans. Mercury in Capricorn is a good time to do some business networking too. Have that coffee, make that phone-call and see how you can make your contacts work for you.
You can also use the holiday lull to put your affairs in order and address all sorts of practical tasks, like your tax return for instance. Best do these things now while your mind is down to earth. For once Mercury goes into Aquarius (briefly in January 2-8, then again on February 13) you may find practical tasks too boring and look for more innovative ways to engage your mind.
Mercury in Capricorn is the Perfect Time to
- Come up with a business plan
- Structure and prioritise!
- Commit to a plan of action and take practical steps to implement it
- Study a subject that requires intense concentration
- Organise your space and get on top of administrative tasks (taxes, filing, financial paperwork)
- Consult an expert / Get a hearing with a VIP
- Pay attention to history and tradition
- Learn from the past - follow proven methods!
- There are some dangers with this transit too: Don't let yourself get all melancholic, cynical and gloomy; all work and no play or too materialistic, cold and cynical...
How does Mercury in Capricorn affect your sign?
Mercury in Capricorn will most benefit Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn), boosting their persuasive powers and helping exchanges to flow effortlessly. It gives Water signs Pisces and Scorpio a chance to express themselves in a safe and supportive environment. This placement may be a little confrontational for Cancerians – which belong to the cardinal group. This is because Mercury in Capricorn can be challenging for the cardinal signs (other than Capricorn) – Aries, Cancer, Libra - causing some arguments or tensions. The rest of the Fire and Air signs are less strongly affected… Capricorn holds all the cards over the holidays: we may all find ourselves listening to what they have to say! If you are a Capricorn (or have a Capricorn Ascendant), you can use this time to fruitfully pursue your goals. You are probably a hard worker in any case and not content to just sit back and do nothing over the holidays, so that should work just fine for you!
Famous People with Mercury in Capricorn
Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, David Bowie, Nostradamus, Edgar Alan Poe, Rowan Atkinson, Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Tiger Woods, Michael Schumacher, J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen Hawking, Simone De Beauvoir, Joan of Arc, Michelle Obama, Brad Pitt, Joseph Stalin, Ralph Fiennes, Nicolas Cage, Al Capone and David Lynch.