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Mercury in Capricorn ~ Nov. 30 to Dec. 18, 2010

Capricorn by Hevelius via wikimedia

On November 30 at 4:10 p.m. PST / 7:10 p.m. EST, Mercury leaves expansive Sagittarius for disciplined Capricorn. This transit gives us the opportunity to build upon ideas formed and dreams created while Mercury was in Sagittarius.

Mercury governs all manners of thinking, communicating, transportation, and commerce. In Capricorn, Mercury is ambitious; our minds are decisive, and we're persistent in our conversations. This is a period ideal for thinking up how to make things happen. Did you have grand ideas while Mercury was in Sagittarius? Let Mercury in Capricorn help you make that happen. Outline goals. Research. Plan steps. Develop the how, when, and with whom. Be focused and well-intentioned.

On December 10, Mercury slows down and prepares for retrograde motion, where he continues until December 29 PST/December 30 EST. Mercury retrograde is a period for reflection and review, perfect for re-planning and/or devising detailed steps to achieve objectives.

While Capricorn, Mercury will make connections with the following celestial bodies on (all dates reflect North America Pacific time zone; allow +/-2 days for life span of influence):

  • December 1 ~ Mercury sextile Venus. Thinking about relationships or finances or both. In relationships, it's a good time to clear the air. Say what's on your mind. In finances, allow Mercury's pragmatism in Capricorn to help with money matters. Whatever may be going on in your world, opt for finding a solution to your situation. Seek counsel from someone more experienced or a wiser person.
  • December 5 ~ Mercury conjunct Pluto. Uncovering what's hidden. Ferret out the truth. A penetrating mind. Strong ability for focus. Also today, New Moon in Sagittarius and Uranus stations Direct in Pisces.
  • December 10 to 29/30 ~ Mercury Retrograde.
  • December 10 ~ Mercury-rx sextile Venus. Once again, they meet. This time around, Mercury is station-retrograde. Best for reflection. Careful what you say. Passions rise with Scorpio-Venus plus possible miscommunication/misunderstanding with Merc-rx can cause more trouble than it should. Watch out for pettiness or holding grudges. Opt for forgiveness and kindness.
  • December 13 ~ Mercury-rx conjunct Pluto and Mars. Determined to make do of promises or intentions. Focus. Drive. Actions driven by well thought out plans/ideas. Making plans concrete. Impatience.
Where will this Mercury transit fall on your birth chart? Look to the natal house/s ruled by Capricorn. Match the signs with the house cusps 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

Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required.

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What significance do planets, signs, and houses have in astrology? Planets have the function, the job to do. The style/manner they will use get that job done is defined by the zodiac sign they occupy. Where in our life the job gets done is determined by the house the planet occupies/transits. So, when Mars (aggression) is in Aries (bold), he is more assertive than when he is in Cancer (sensitive). When traveling through the 10th house (professional life), he may bring his confidence and motivation in matters relating to our career. While in the 11th house (friendships), we may be more inclined to having our social calendar packed with activities. Having the foresight for what may be coming up or receiving confirmation on what may be happening now are ways astrology can be beneficial ... as above, so below.

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Capricorn by Johannes Hevelius via Wikimedia Commons.

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