Mercury enters Capricorn this evening where it will remain until February because of its upcoming retrograde cycle. Except for a couple of days at the end of the year, the planet will spend this entire period within my third house. As a third house type, I’m excited about this transit. I’m typically sharp-tongued and loquacious, but even more than usual when Mercury is moving through this part of my chart.

Star Struck Style

Mercury Solar TransitMercury and the Sun (source: NASA)

Mercury enters Capricorn later today. Just before that, it leaves its retrograde shadow: it turned retrograde within the final degree of Sagittarius back on November 5.

Cafe Astrology has a succinct description of what should change when Mercury moves into the sign. It’s interesting that I often cite Cafe Astrology when I’m looking for a “succinct” passage. Mercury in Capricorn seems like a place where a succinct discussion would be appreciated, especially after Mercury has left Sagittarius. The planet is in its detriment in Sagittarius. It’s where communication breaks down because it becomes long-winded and imprecise.

Anyway, here is the passage:

When Mercury is in Capricorn, our thinking is methodical and our focus is sober and practical. It is easier to concentrate on the task at hand under this influence. Our conversations may be quite realistic or focused on business/practical matters. Our thought…

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