As Mercury moves into Capricorn, get ready for communication to be downright direct. There will be nothing left unsaid when it comes to communication, but there will still be tact that is important so that there are no assumptions of harshness or judgment. Mercury in Capricorn can make it very hard for people who like to speak in metaphors or be more flowery and sweet with their words to know exactly the right things to say right now. This may be an especially hard time for placements such as Mercury in Aries, Mercury in Libra, Mercury in Aquarius, and Mercury in Leo.
While Mercury in Aries is still a very direct placement for communication, they are also able to place more fun and lightheartedness in their words, even when being serious. As Mercury is heading to Capricorn however, they may notice that people are being a little bit too stiff with their words and this placement can actually help remind the people around them to relax a little. Mercury in Leo always wants to be more cheerful and optimistic and expression and Mercury moving into Capricorn can make it seem like everybody has become the Christmas Grinch! If your placement is Mercury in Leo, remind people that the holiday spirit is very important and it’s OK to have some fun.
Mercury in Libra may see that people are being a little bit too judgmental right now. It’s hard for Mercury in Libra and Mercury in Capricorn placements in general to get along (as they are a rigid square), but right now that placement will be especially annoying to a Mercury in Libra, who will see the person as extremely harsh and judgmental at this time. Remember Mercury in Libra, that constructive criticism isn’t meant to hurt you, but help you. Remind the Mercury in Capricorn placement that they need to step back a little and observe people before making such judgment calls.
Mercury in Aquarius likes to have a very free spirited approach in communication, allowing others' opinions to be open and appreciating the difference in opinions around them. Mercury in Capricorn makes it seem like everyone is ready to argue with them or not accept their point of view. Mercury in Aquarius, now is the time to remind people to remember to appreciate the diversity of opinions and unique talents that everyone brings to the environment around you. All of your voices need to be heard. While every placement is affected by the Mercury shift, those four in particular have a test coming to them with this transition.
Everyone, use this transition to your advantage! Be direct with people. Use this time to make smooth holiday speeches, or finally tell that special someone how you feel underneath the mistletoe. There is still much magic in the Mercury in Capricorn everyone, use this transition to your advantage! Be direct with people. Use this time to make smooth holiday speeches, or finally tell that special someone how you feel underneath the mistletoe. There is still much magic in a Mercury in Capricorn transit!