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The Mercury Communiqué: Mercury in Capricorn

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Illustrated constellation of Capricorn over the planet Mercury and astrological sign for Mercury in background

The little planet closest to the Sun has to move pretty quickly to attract attention. Mercury rules the way we communicate to each other and wherever the little planet ends up in the zodiac, know that it has an impact on what we say and how we hear what is said. When Mercury is in a sign that harmonizes with yours, the words flow smoothly and you really get an understanding of what others are feeling. Comprehension is a two way street and it is challenged greatly when Mercury is visiting a spot in the zodiac that is not aligned well with your birth sign.

Mercury had a chaotic end of the year and we all might be recovering a little from a wild December retrograde action when it visited Capricorn for a few days, turned around and went back into Sagittarius. Now it is moving back in the same direction as all the other planets and slowly making its way to a normal speed. Mercury will enter Capricorn for a complete visit on January 13 and be in the sign of the Goat until February 3 when it will enter Aquarius. Capricorn is the zodiac sign of status, so all communication in which you engage will be about where you are in relationship to others and where you want to go. If you are happy about your position in the world, your communication will be a pleasant reflection of where you are at in the universe. If you have issues with your position and your place, Mercury's visit will inspire you to let it all out. Your expression is something you can control. The expression of others is something you will interpret as part of Mercury's influence. You may not hear what a person intends you to understand but filter his or her words. This is Mercury's subtle but powerful influence on communication. It can make or break a flirtation, a seduction or a crime of passion. It can inspire a challenge to your boss, lover or spouse in but a second. When it is in Capricorn, your place in the social order will be both a blessing that puts you on a pedestal, and a sore point that exposes some weaknesses. How you handle what you hear will determine whether Mercury's visit to the zodiac sign of status actually ends up affecting your standing in the social circle of your dreams.

Read the forecast for your zodiac sign below for a taste of what the ruler of communication is going to deliver when he enters Capricorn. Our words and deeds must stand out against all the other activity out there if someone is to take notice and respond – and it's best to be prepared for how Mercury will be affecting your message.

  • Aries March 21 – April 19

    Career matters dominate your days and a public persona for the nightlife could pull you out to the clubs, art galleries and other extreme places where status determines everything. Look to get by on your looks and style. Taking time for love will require juggling a busy schedule. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized Mercury forecast!

  • Taurus April 20 – May 20

    Getting the word out to an ideal love partner might be easier than ever before. While many people love the convenience of the Internet, here is one way to get to him: walk across a rope bridge that spans a large chasm with a jungle below. As you get to his side, turn around and walk back. He will follow. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized Mercury forecast!

  • Gemini May 21 – June 21

    Passion might make talking unnecessary; but since you are just too verbal for your own good, a session of letting a lover know just what you want could turn out to be the most important chat you have in the New Year. You will have an extra special ability to know what someone wants before they even ask for it. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized Mercury forecast!

  • Cancer June 22 – July 22

    Mercury is now in your partnership sector, so prepare for the world to see you filtered through the status of your partner. Be patient in wanting to stand out on your own. To be assertive now will be seen as gauche and sloppy. A suffocating decorum makes most ordinary get-togethers quite stuffy. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized Mercury forecast!

  • Leo July 23 – August 22

    Finding time for love might be difficult amidst the information overload you receive during this forecast period. While a lover might want a deeper commitment, you could be paying attention to details that change the whole story of what the possibilities of love are for you. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized Mercury forecast!

  • Virgo August 23 – September 22

    Finding a love interest is easy as your passions overflow. You might become obsessive toward a person who barely notices you. A month ago there was a reason to begin this pursuit, but now the feeling that it is too late could overcome you and make you push with passion. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized Mercury forecast!

  • Libra September 23 – October 22

    The leak in the roof is only one surprise awaiting you from the forces of the universe. The urge to move on, move out and get to know a different set of experiences tugs at your heart. The commitments you have made must be reinterpreted to allow for your coming expansion. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized Mercury forecast!

  • Scorpio October 23 – November 21

    Since Mercury rules communication, this is a chance to get the word out. Late January especially favors your spreading the word about what your hopes and dreams are for the New Year. The more people who know where you stand, the more who can help take you to the next level. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized Mercury forecast!

  • Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

    There could be a little trouble with finances as a bill comes due that you had forgotten about. This is a time period to organize your life with an eye to the future, but you cannot go down that road until the potholes of the past have been paved over. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized Mercury forecast!

  • Capricorn December 22 – January 19

    The visit to your sign by Mercury is a reminder that December might have been the month of potential but the present is a call to action. A dashed dream from yesterday is no reason to quit envisioning yourself on a bigger stage with better accommodations. Make your move! Call an astrologer now for a more personalized Mercury forecast!

  • Aquarius January 20 – February 18

    Piece by piece you put together the puzzle of where you are going. Letting the closest people in your life know the plans will help you determine who is really going to be there for you. The feedback may be confusing but it is imperative that you listen as much as you talk. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized Mercury forecast!

  • Pisces February 19 – March 20

    Getting the party started is no problem when Mercury visits Capricorn. It is getting the party finished when a love interest gives you the signal that could be trouble. Finding a way to move on with certainty will be the best possible outcome of all your communication. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized Mercury forecast!

Mercury Communication Forecasts of 2011