Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn
Capricorn is the Winter Earth sign.
Cautiously redefining your professional aims
Mercury in Capricorn brings attitudes and interests that focus on your professional projects, your career direction and the state of your public reputation. Your ideas are cautious and status-conscious.
You're interested in tried-and-true methods backed by conservative logic to get you where you want to go, and the opinions you share with others are designed to impress them with your authority and convince them you know what you're talking about.
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Mercury in General -- Your Inner Selves of Learning and Work ---> Like Venus, your Mercury energy describes two inner selves. One manages your mind and all its talents; the other is in charge of the work you do ... the ways you use your skills and abilities to help others and build the kind of life your want for yourself. Again, as with Venus, these are usually reduced to the basic categories of "mind" and "work," but they also include whole subdivisions of behavior and talents.
What Does Mercury Represent in Your Natal Chart? -- What is it ... and why is it important? ---> In Astrology, Mercury represents your conscious, rational mind. It tells a lot about your intellectual self; your ability to study, learn, analyze, communicate and work with information. Mercury depicts your capacity to form ideas and opinions, the way you deal with facts, and the way you process data. It shows the kinds of things that interest you ... and what you do with what you know.
Mercury Retrograde --Rethinking Your Present Direction ---> When Mercury is retrograde (Mercury Rx -- in shorthand), it is a time of rethinking, refocusing and re-communicating. In Astrology, Mercury represents your intellect; your mental focus; your mind and how you use its assets. It describes your ability to read, write, study, talk, absorb information and learn new things.
The Positive Side of Mercury Retrograde --The Bright Side of a Pesky Problem ---> While the time of Mercury Retrograde can, indeed, seem like a pothole in the pathway of progress ... because of the confusion and "mis-communication" for which it is famous. It also has its constructive uses ... which, admittedly do take some effort to access. Some of the lesser known positive uses of Mercury Retrograde are:
Mercury Retrograde -- A New Look at an Old Aggravation ---> A surprising number of people know the term Mercury Retrograde. More surprising, since many people aren't really "into" astrology, they have a pretty good idea what it means. They know it means screwed up communications, frustrating delays, "things going wrong," misunderstandings, misplaced items, lost documents, and inconvenient mix-ups. It's a good excuse for "things not working," so they grab that and run with it to "explain" why life is a mess.
Don't Govern with Bad Intelligence -- Knowing what Mercury Retrograde Means And What It Means to You!! ---> When Mercury is retrograde, it's hard to make reliable decisions. You may not have all the facts you need. The facts you do have may change ... or your understanding of them may change. New information may arrive that puts a different light on your life, your plans, and your world itself. You gain a new perspective -- or a new opinion -- on something that makes you rethink everything start to finish.
When Mercury Trails the Sun -- Mercury retrograde moves behind the Sun ---> In the next few weeks you'll become more contemplative, spend more time in planning and research, quietly consider what you've learned recently ... and what you want to do next with yourself, your life, your interests, and your mind.
Mercury Retrograde -- A Personal Perspective -- Rethinking Life's Regular Reversals ---> Over the years -- somewhere without my realizing it -- my attitude toward Mercury retrograde has changed. Dramatically. Not being anything close to patient, I once watched the arrival of this moving-backward journey of the mind with dread and resentment.
When Mercury is in Capricorn -- Your Intellectual Self in the Sign of Professional Focus and Public Life Interests ---> Mercury in Capricorn brings attitudes and interests that focus on your professional projects, your career direction and the state of your public reputation.
Your ideas are cautious and status-conscious. You're interested in tried-and-true methods backed by conservative logic to get you where you want to go.
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