Mercury in Capricorn

Artful rendition of Mercury's tendency for black and white thinking

Mercury in Capricorn

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Practical, Ambitious, Disciplined, Structured, Organized, Traditional, Goal-oriented, Responsible, Methodical, Serious, Persevering, Analytical

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The Basics

In Astrology, Mercury represents communication, intellect, and mental processes. It influences how we think, express ourselves, and gather knowledge, playing a crucial role in shaping our communication skills and mental abilities.

You approach ideas in a very "black and white" manner.  "Gray areas" irritate you to no end.

Your mind is clear, disciplined, serious, practical, organized, objective, and realistic, and you are unimpressed by exaggerated claims or promises.  (You most likely don't believe in Astrology, unless you have a powerful and harmonious Uranus).  You want to know the facts behind any statement or idea you hear.  Your natural skepticism often borders on cynicism.  You have a rational approach to problems and are usually quite level-headed, no matter what the circumstances.  

Your are capable of working long hours with focused concentration and attention on whatever interests you.  You probably have a good memory and are very attentive to details.  Sometimes you appear to others as lacking a sense of humor, boring, or depressed, but you simply have a lot on your mind.  

You are thorough, conscientious  as Mercury in Capricorn individuals are often drawn to careers in business, finance, or any field that requires analytical thinking, strategic decision-making, and organizational skills.

You are also a good strategist and will plan and patiently follow a realistic course which will lead to your eventual success.  Serious-minded and studious, you enjoy quiet time alone for thinking or reading.  You seldom indulge in foolish or silly chatter for you consider it a waste of valuable time which is better spent on more productive things.

In relationships, you value stability, reliability, and a partner who shares your long-term goals and aspirations.

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*Look at your Cosmodyne scores to see whether your Mercury is Harmonious or Discordant.

While everyone has good and bad days, your Cosmodynes reveal where you lean toward on average.

(As we age, we learn to deal with all of our placements, and hopefully, we evolve into more harmonious beings than our Natal charts suggest.)

Transits to your Mercury, especially from the outer planets, can greatly affect its expression as well.

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A Harmonious Mercury in Capricorn

  • Your practical and disciplined mindset allows you to approach tasks with a structured and organized approach.
  • You have excellent analytical skills and are adept at finding efficient solutions to problems.
  • Your reliable and responsible communication style earns the trust and respect of others.
  • You excel in strategic planning and long-term goal setting, ensuring steady progress toward your objectives.
  • Your attention to detail and strong work ethic make you a valuable asset in any professional setting.
  • You communicate with authority and gravitas, conveying your thoughts and ideas with confidence.

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A Discordant Mercury in Capricorn

  • You may become overly rigid and resistant to change, struggling to adapt to new ideas or perspectives.
  • Your serious and methodical nature might lead to an overly critical or pessimistic outlook.
  • You may have difficulty expressing your emotions or connecting with others on an emotional level.
  • Your ambitious nature might drive you to become workaholic, neglecting other areas of life.

Remember, everyone's charts are unique and complex.  Describing a single element of a chart (like Mercury in Capricorn) doesn't account for other influences that would provide more details.


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