Mercury is the planet in astrology which rules short distance travel, communicating and having many fast and connecting thoughts.
Mercury is said to rule the hands, arms, shoulders, lungs and nerves.
Due to Mercury's rulership being in the sign of Gemini, this planet can cause contradicting thoughts, speaking too much and having a lot of information on many topics - but never deep enough to master one.
Each planet has a period where it will slow down and cause it to seemingly go backwards. This is symbolizing that we all could benefit from thinking a bit more before we speak and having more of an inward reflection. This is called a retrograde.
Mercury in Capricorn will start its retrograde on December 29th, 2022 through January 18th, 2023.
Mercury goes retrograde three to four times a year for approximately 3 weeks each time. Depending on the sign Mercury is in at the time will determine what all of our communication should be about and what we are currently having ideas on.
In those three weeks of the retrograde, is a time to reflect and take a step back. We should be gathering information during this time instead of implementing those actions.
With this being said, and Mercury ruling communication, we may have a lot of past friends, family and acquaintances reappear during this time for talks.
You may have a proposal to make something happen before the retrograde begins but it is best to wait until after the retrograde ends to continue moving forward.
This three week period will gift you many revelations and ideas that you should ponder over before taking action.
When Mercury goes Direct, we may feel like we have emerged from quick sand.
We may feel it is easier to make choices and see things we once didn't see. Everything seems to be a bit hazy and unclear when a planet appears to be going backwards.
Once that period is over we will have a better grasp on how we truly feel and make less of a mistake or agree to something we are unsure of.
Capricorn rules structure and builds a blueprint. During this retrograde it is best to not depend on random ideas from others and acting from emotions.
The planets were used to tell time before clocks were invented. The retrograde periods can seem like they always happen at the worst time. For example; you get a job offer right before a planet's retrograde and if you take it during that time you may feel like it's the job you need. But as time passes you may see that it was a mistake.
Let's take a look at what each sign may be facing in a more detailed description since Mercury has finally gone Direct in Capricorn.
Horoscope: Mercury Direct in Capricorn for Each of the Zodiac Signs
The energy of Mercury direct in Capricorn is going to be different depending on each zodiac sign in astrology.
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Mercury Direct in Capricorn for an Aries (Aries dates: March 20th – April 19th)
A lot of communication is coming through in your work and career sector. You may have been dealing with many ideas and opportunities when it comes to promotions and advancements.
It is best right now to be very open minded and judge just how solidified this idea can be. Is it just a job for the season or is this something you've always wanted and will last a long time?
Mercury Direct in Capricorn for a Taurus (Taurus dates: April 20th – May 20th)
Taurus, you recently may have read a book that caused you to have a shift in your beliefs. Are you revisiting an old situation where you feel less adequate about expressing how you feel?
Now is a good time to reevaluate those long distance trips you were planning to take. What will benefit you best in the future? Believe in yourself and everything will work out.
Mercury Direct in Capricorn for a Gemini (Gemini dates: May 21st – June 20th)
You understand the importance of compromise and keeping things to yourself now, Gemini. You know what to speak on and what to keep hidden.
If you have been dealing with intimacy issues and finding a deep emotional connection with someone, you may be better prepared to take the next steps now. It's best to either have someone you can trust or not speak at all.
Mercury Direct in Capricorn for a Cancer (Cancer dates: June 21st – July 21st)
Watch what you say to your partner! With Mercury now Direct you may or may not have said something you regret to your significant other or a business partner. You know the right person for you now. You know which job will propel you the furthest.
You have many ideas and options on who to date and start that new friendship, job or career. Put yourself first and see if that makes a difference.
Mercury Direct in Capricorn for a Leo (Leo dates: July 22nd – August 21st)
Leo, you have a reputation for wanting to be seen all the time and the center of attention. But are you in the right location? Is your workplace meeting those needs? Are you able to work without being so stressed?
You have a clear understanding of the type of field and coworkers you need to be around now. Don't gossip to the wrong crowd or people. All attention isn't good attention.
Mercury Direct in Capricorn for a Virgo (Virgo dates: August 22nd – September 21st)
You may have had a lot of people interested in you during this time. You may have also found a bunch of new hobbies to tap into. With Mercury being Direct, I'm sure you know who is talking just to talk and who sincerely cares about you.
Try not to be down about past ways you expressed yourself. It's okay to be you and love what you are passionate about. Tackle that creative side head on.
Mercury Direct in Capricorn for a Libra (Libra dates: September 22nd – October 22nd)
Family may be feeling a bit distant right now. You may feel like no one understands what you're trying to get across. No one can relate in your immediate family, but that's okay. They may even speak badly about your lack of empathy or emotional stance.
Be open to new ways to connect to your family. Friends and even starting your own "family" that will understand your thought process will bloom and you will feel comfortable emoting to the right people.
Mercury Direct in Capricorn for a Scorpio (Scorpio dates: October 23rd – November 21st)
You keep your sentences short. You don't really like to talk much at the moment and that's because your way of expressing your feelings are not being read properly. You may find yourself trying new places around your city.
Be open to trying new things and exploring more. You will begin to travel and connect with a better group of people and friends who have the same mental stimulus and connection as you. Keep going.
Mercury Direct in Capricorn for a Sagittarius (Sagittarius dates: November 22nd – December 20th)
Feeling a bit more confident in your speech after Mercury goes Direct? Perfect. It may be hard to let your ideas be seen, but now is a great time for old insecurities to vanish and to be more independent.
You have all the right to let your mind be heard. Don't let fear and inadequacy stop you. You are more than enough.
Mercury Direct in Capricorn for a Capricorn (Capricorn dates: December 21st – January 18th)
With Mercury being in Capricorn, your own sign, you feel renewed. Your ego has been repaired. Speak your actions into existence. Whatever you say and want to act on, you will do just that.
You are clearer in your intentions and won't let other words discourage you anymore. You have a strong heart, soul and mind. Believe.
Mercury Direct in Capricorn for an Aquarius (Aquarius dates: January 19th – February 17th)
Higher love and purpose along with care and compassion are the themes for you right now, Aquarius. Understanding that communication just to be heard isn't cutting it anymore. It's best to communicate only on things you are spiritually attached to. Remember, silence is golden.
There are many topics you want to talk about and not a whole lot of people may be into. There is a group out there waiting for you. Just be yourself and you will attract them.
Mercury Direct in Capricorn for a Pisces (Pisces dates: February 18th – March 19th)
Having to change the way you think or speak just to find love isn't going to work. You may have noticed. You don't have to follow what is popular.
It's okay to be distant from the crowd and follow your own path. Being an individual and keeping your unique interests and qualities are what's important. Speak your mind regardless of what others think. It's not about being heard. It's about being you.