Copyright Zen☆Ren 2020 - Theme by ThemeinProgress
artist: Eli Halpin
Dec 28, 2019 – Jan 16, 2020
Mercury: patron of travel, communication and the human mind; orator, poet, soothsayer, healer, lucky star and underworld guide. With magical caduceus in hand, Mercury leads freshly discorporated souls from the lower to the upper worlds. And now Mercury in Capricorn will lead us straight through the dark night into the New Year! Happy 2020!
When Mercury joins the sun and/or Venus in the same constellation, the mind (Mercury) aligns with outward manifestation (sun) and the heart (Venus). Fortunately for us, this transit falls entirely within the Capricorn solar cycle. Also in Capricorn right now: Jupiter (since the first week of December 2019), Saturn (since Dec 2017) and Pluto (2008-2023).
Mercury governs mental processing; it is his influence which determines our perception and style of communication. What happens when Mercury digs in the dirt with Capricorn? Mercury and Capricorn have excellent synergy as they both embody the earth element. Together they encourage us to be more practical and economical in the way that we think and speak. This transit will clarify our psychological relationship to work, money and, more broadly, how we structure and stabilize our life as a whole.
Those born with Mercury in Capricorn have a curt delivery and a rather stoic disposition; they are efficient, succinct communicators. Capricorn types may seem cold or aloof at first. If you observe closely, you will discover the deeply emotional, watery nature of Capricorn hidden beneath the earthy crust. When I visualize Capricorn, I feel strain. This archetype can be a rigid one, restricted by unattainable, self-imposed standards. One of the greatest challenges for Capricorns is lightening up, brushing it off, opening the heart. Ruled by Saturn, the most serious planet in the solar system, the goat wrestles with freedom. The limiting factor comes from within – of this, at least, the goat is well aware.
Capricorn is a creature of great wisdom and deliberation. So deliberate, in fact, that we may struggle to initiate communication at this time. Reflect on communication blockages in your financial or professional life. Conversations that take place now will not necessarily be very warm or fuzzy, but rather quick and to-the-point. Still, we can find a way to state our needs and expectations in a way that is not too passive or aggressive. If you feel like a block of ice, physically warm your body and throat chakra. Take a deep breath before you speak.
This is going to be an incredibly busy transit, so listen up: on Dec 30, Mercury trines Uranus Retrograde in Taurus. This means (loud) social events are likely – prepare for an exciting evening. Uranian influence can also be strange, grumpy, and/or disorienting – “exciting” doesn’t always mean joyful!
On Jan 2, Mercury will be conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn. This is going to be a fabulous day, as it’s also the quarter moon in Aries. This is a very social yet potentially scattered influence. No matter what, we’re going to be busy.
Mercury catches up to the sun for a conjunction on Jan 10 – the same day as the full moon lunar eclipse and also the day that Uranus Retrograde ends! Another insanely busy day, with potential to be very productive, depending on how crazy you feel on full moon lunar eclipses.
On Jan 12, Mercury then catches up to Saturn for another conjunction, then Pluto about 25 minutes later. It’s time to collaborate with friends from work or school. Later that night, Saturn will also be conjunct Pluto – so powerful. This is the ultimate planning and organizing weekend. Capricorns and other earth signs, GET PUMPED. We are going to get so much work done and be so productive!
Every constellation is a preparation for the next. The goat prepares us for the water bearer, Aquarius. Mercury in Capricorn builds the rocket, then we launch on the electric winds of Aquarius! This transit is favorable for Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, and generally unfavorable for Aries, Cancer and Libra. On the first day of Mercury in Capricorn, take a moment to align your bones with Capricorn Yoga. In meditation, focus on the root chakra. If you were born with Mercury in Capricorn, these few weeks are your Mercury Return. To find your personal Mercury sign, click here.
Affirmation: I mean what I say