Mercury Retro in Capricorn
December 19- January 8
Mercury retrogrades are recovering from their bad reputation. The astrological community & it’s followers are more apt to name it as a time for review, revision, reflection than total mayhem. It’s really a bit of both. Definitely back your shit up, & triple check plans & communications, but also back your talk up with some walk. Capricorn is the real deal.
Mercury in Capricorn is really systematic. The vibe is taking information & applying it in concrete ways…peoples with Mercury in Capricorn live to use words efficiently, to master the mind, & love to be able to focus on one long-term task at a time. Capricorn is also concerned with profit, productivity, sustainability of success, & structures. Societal structures in particular. Traditions, regulations, governement- the patriarchy. ;)
So working with Mercury in Cappy means getting shit in order, working hard to build something, structuring a plan for profit (you decide what this profit is). Working with Mercury RETRO in Cappy means getting nitty gritty with the details, assessing your structures, reviewing your commitments, & eliminating what's not working for the long term plan.
Mercury will retrograde back into Sagittarius real quick, to refresh our memory on the WHY we are working so hard, on being honest, & what values are informing the structures in our lives. With Mercury in Cap, it'll be easier to see where yourself or others are too focused on consistency & keeping things the way they are; where yourself or others are loyal to tradition. We will also see where we could use more Capricorn vibe of commitment/fundamentals or the Sagittarian vibe of spontaneity & expansion.
Stop. Breathe. Re-learn.
Pluto is in Capricorn too. So this vibe will be intensified into not just review & analysis of structures, but REstructuring, transforming (particularly of the mind|processes|perspecitves=Mercury), & analyzing what it will take to create healing support. Pluto doesn't fuck around- something has to go & because it's Capricorn, it's probably something old, no longer effective, & not aligned with core values. This translates to our personal lives as well as the global atmosphere.
Mars is in Pisces now- let your energy flow through tears, through space, through compassion towards yourself which activitates your external compassion. Also be with your anger. Love on it. Accept it. Use it to let go of what is hurting you, use it to look at & heal what needs to change.
I wrote a piece on Pluto & Personal Power here- there will be #2 soon as it's super relevant to the Capricorn season we are now in, playing around with Pluto.
This astral analysis aka WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON is still super relevant- goes into our need for justice & peace through radical reinvention & how this is opposing for some people.
...until the new moon next Thursday...
saltwater & stars