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Mercury Retrograde (Rx) in Capricorn + Sagittarius 2023

Mercury Retrograde (Rx) in Capricorn + Sagittarius 2023

Mercury Retrograde (Rx) in Capricorn + Sagittarius 2023

Published December 14, 2023

Mercury has stationed retrograde in Capricorn. We are in Mercury retrograde right now, which lasts until January 1st. The retrograde starts in 8 degrees of Capricorn, and Mercury will move backwards until it reaches 22 degrees of Sagittarius, and then it will station direct.

Mercury retrograde is a period to reflect upon data and information, how we are thinking and communicating about certain things. When it's in Capricorn, it talks about our communication, thought process, and our information regarding our finances and our financial reserves–our reserve of resources that we are saving for a rainy day. It also talks about how we are thinking and communicating about our long term goals and aspirations, as well as our career and professional life.

As Mercury regresses back into Sagittarius, that is the period to reflect on our thinking and our communication regarding all international affairs, the exchange of culture and international relationships, as well as the greater meanings of life: the big picture thinking regarding spirituality and religion.

The long term goals that we set in Capricorn depend on our perspective and the greater vision that we acquire in Sagittarius. This retrograde period may result in a pivot or change in career or long term goals, resulting from a change in perspective and greater belief systems.

We talked about Mercury and Capricorn as the information and data related to your finances and your resource reserves. When Mercury stations retrograde, we're less likely to be thinking about the details of our financial reserves, and especially as Mercury regresses back into Sagittarius, the fire sign, there may be a tendency to burn up those reserves.

The adventurous and outgoing energy of Sagittarius is not concerned about limitations of finances. They are going to experience life to the fullest. Even if their bank account has to take a hit.

But mercury retrograde is a really great period to review and reformat your ideas and the ways that you're communicating those ideas. As mercury retrogrades and then regresses back into Sagittarius, December 23rd is going to be a really good time to review your communications and ideas from December 1st. On December 23rd, it's a good idea to go back into your text messages, your emails, and see if there's any information that you were missing or misunderstood the first time you read it.

On January 1st, Mercury will station direct in 22 degrees of Sagittarius. This is a great time to review information and messages from November 25th, the first time that Mercury was in 22 degrees of Sagittarius in the pre retrograde shadow period.

After Mercury stations direct, this is going to be a third opportunity to review information and messages. The themes of communication and information that happened from November 25th to December 1st will then be reflected again a third time from January 1st to January 13th. Then as Mercury moves through Capricorn again, January 13th to January 20th is a great time to reflect on messages from December 1st through December 23rd.

Mercury retrograde is not a time to try and initiate new communication. People are going to be misunderstanding and miscomprehending a lot of the words that are being said. It is not the time to present or sign new documents or agreements, and it's not the time to get your thoughts into words for the first time.

Instead, it is a period to review the thoughts that you've already gotten down on paper in order to refine them and correct them.

If you have placements that fall into any of these Zodiac degrees (22° Pisces - 8° Aries or 22° Virgo - 8° Libra), then this Mercury retrograde is going to square that placement of yours. The area of life that's ruled by the planet that you have in these degrees may experience conflict or unexpected sideswipes as the Mercury retrograde squares that natal placement.

If you have any placements in these degrees (22° Gemini - 8° Cancer), then this mercury retrograde will oppose those natal placements. This may create a sense of internal conflict where your desires are in direct opposition to what you're being called to review and reassess. The information and communication that is rehashed and dug up during this retrograde period may be in direct opposition to what you want, for the area of life that that natal placement planet rules over.

If you have any placements in these degrees of the zodiac (22° Aries - 8° Taurus or 22° Leo - 8° Virgo), then these placements will be trine this mercury retrograde. The area of life ruled by the planet that you have in these degrees may experience some clarity and refinement as a result of this mercury retrograde trining that placement. Utilizing these mercury retrograde checkpoints, if you have placements in these degrees of the zodiac, is a really great way to get the most out of this retrograde cycle.

And last but not least, if you have any placements from 22 degrees of Sag through 8 degrees of Capricorn, they will be conjoined by this retrograde cycle. They already have been conjoined once in between November 25th and December 13th. They will be conjoined again as Mercury retrogrades, and then they will conjoin again a third time from January 1st through January 20th.

The area of life that's ruled by the planets in those degrees are going to be directly impacted by this mercury retrograde cycle, calling for a reanalysis and readjustment of the area of life that that planet rules over. Shedding and releasing impurities and inconsistencies in that area of life is the best way to take advantage of this mercury retrograde conjoining your natal placement.

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