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Mercury Direct ~ January 15, 2010

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A welcome change comes on January 15th at 11:52 a.m. EST, when Mercury puts on the brakes and re-positions himself to begin moving forward again. He has been retrograde since December 26th, affecting the way we think and communicate, as well as help cause delays and technological malfunctions. We won't completely be out of the woods until about 3 days after his direction change. He'll need that time to readjust back to his normal speed. Until February 5th, Mercury will retrace his steps from 5 to 22 degrees of Capricorn, passing for the third time. Where do these degrees in Capricorn fall in your chart?

For alignments Mercury will form with other planets, please check my original post on Mercury in Capricorn ~ click here. Mercury remains in Capricorn until February 10, 2010.

As I originally posted on the Mercury Retrograde article:
For me, as a Virgo-Rising, this retrograde occurs in my 4th house of home and family; and as a Cancer-Sun occurs in my 7th house of partnerships.
I traveled to be with family for Mercury's transit in Capricorn from 5 to 22 degrees. It'll be interesting to see how the next few weeks unfolds.

Which part of your life does this Mercury transit influence? Look to the Capricorn-ruled house and match the sign and 5 to 22 degrees on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Capricorn zodiac sign on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation of Mercury transiting those houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for them below then click here for a brief explanation of Mercury's transit in those houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries-Rising ~ 10th house
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 9th house
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 8th house
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 7th house
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 6th house
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 5th house
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 4th house
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 3rd house
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 2nd house
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 1st house
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 12th house
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 11th house
Unsure if you have natal planets/house planets at these degrees? Cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. Schedule a session or request a quote for a personalized reading. Or cruise on over to the AstroCreeps and TarotFreaks Forum* to start or join a discussion.

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Image of Mercury's Craters taken by Messenger. Credit and copyright to NASA, JHU APL, CIW.

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