It’s here… Yes, the Cosmos’ most revered event begins today as Mercury stations Retrograde in Libra. And while our favourite planet of mischief brings the same hijinx as usual, make sure you think of the…
Light-winged messenger Mercury is the planet that swings closest to the Sun, speeding through a single sign of the Zodiac in around 3-4 weeks.
In the art of Astrology, this small spinning celestial ball activates our communication styles. It affects how we connect with others whilst also influencing how we think, travel, move and process information… not much then!
But what's worth knowing, is that in addition to the position of this planet in your natal astrology chart, Mercury has a daily influence on our collective horoscope, determined on its current Zodiac sign, plus any major aspects it makes and of course.... whether it's currently moving direct, or in retrograde motion (the horror!)
In today's collective horoscope, Mercury spins through Capricorn, the stoic and sage cardinal earth sign of the Zodiac mandala.
Under this sky, things could get serious.
You’ll likely feel ambitious and supremely focused on your goals and career, so your communication style will reflect this.
Mercury in Capricorn also tends to switch on our most level heads, making us think and speak in logical, rational, linear ways. Have a tough decision to make? This transit will help you set all the possibilities out on the table, so you can figure out how to get the best long-term results from your current situation. In fact, keeping hold of everything around you in ways that are well-structured, ordered and as straightforward as you can, will certainly keep you from losing your cool over the next few weeks. Not that Capricorn can't stand the heat... but this energy signature will express best when you're able to stay in the zone, and Saturn-ruled Capricorn's zone is always well-organized.
The energy of Capricorn loves tradition, etiquette and doing things properly. So cutting corners is out of the question – if a job's worth doing, it’s worth doing well. You’ll want to make sure you plan things meticulously and methodically whilst Mercury sails through the sign of the sea goat, especially when it comes to travel and work plans.
This would be a great time to seek out a mentor or expert in a field you’re trying to expand into – they’ll be highly likely to give you the best of their time and attention. And likewise, if you have wisdom to share and knowledge to help people climb their personal ladders, it won’t be hard to find people to appreciate what you have to say!
Beware of seeming too authoritarian under this transit. If Mercury in Capricorn is enhanced for you (check your personal chart) then you could find you become a little critical and harsh to people who seem less ‘capable’ than you. And if the other people around you let their standards slip (and standards get SO high under this astrology!) avoid slipping into judgmental tendencies.
That single-mindedness, heavy-thinker attitude and an edge of skepticism could also mean it’s a challenge for you to relate to people on an emotional level – who wants displays of affection when there are serious conversations to be had?!
Three to four times a year Mercury moves retrograde through the skies, unleashing an (often unjust!) fear across the conscious and astrologically-minded community. Is Mercury retrograde right now? Here are the dates to watch out for in 2019:
- March 3rd - 28th (through Pisces)
- July 7th - August 1st (through Leo/Cancer)
- October 31st - November 20th (through Scorpio)
Want to Read About Mercury in Other Zodiac Signs?
- Mercury in Aries
- Mercury in Taurus
- Mercury in Gemini
- Mercury in Cancer
- Mercury in Leo
- Mercury in Virgo
- Mercury in Libra
- Mercury in Scorpio
- Mercury in Sagittarius
- Mercury in Capricorn
- Mercury in Aquarius
- Mercury in Pisces