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Mercury Rx in Capricorn 15° // December 19th at 2:50pm PST
It's that time of year again when Mercury makes it's backwards motion in the sky to cause transportation delays and unexpected iphone mishaps. So we all know what retrograde is by now, it's when a planet (mercury, uranus, pluto, venus, neptune, saturn or mars) seems to make a backwards line in the sky as our earth passes by it. It's much like when you are driving on the highway and pass by another car, from your perspective the other car seems to be moving backwards although both cars are moving in the same direction. Astrologically we interpret these moments to be times of introspection which can lead to upsets in our physical world if we are not going with the flow of the energies.
This Mercury Retrograde will be in Capricorn and touching butts with Pluto. This is a very intense kiss-and-go contact between mercury and Pluto. Mercury will be just one degree away from Pluto before making it's retro motion on December 19th 2:50pm (PST). To get a clear picture of how the Mercury Rx will effect you it's important to know where it will be in your chart. If Mercury happens to fall in your 6th house (Leo rising folks), you may receive unexpected aid from a loved one and possibly uncover some information about your health or of your boss which in turn effects your daily work. For those with Cancer Rising your relationships may have been going through an upheaval and the words you choose to speak to others may be coming out more harsh then usual. Taking a step back and doing some reflective work via journaling can be a great way to let out all of those emotions and thoughts in a productive way before you approach someone with information you feel they need to hear. To find where the sign Capricorn is in your chart you can look it up HERE Once you have found which house is ruled by Capricorn and you identify where the 15° is in your chart, you will be able to identify the areas of your life that Mercury Rx will be highlighting.
Mercury Rx through the houses
First House // Capricorn Rising
All eyes are on you and it feels like everyone knows your secrets. With Mercury Rx in your first house communication blunders are not even an understatement. The things you are saying and words you are using are under great scrutiny. This Mercury is making a hard aspect to jupiter which is right at your MC making this a massive time for you to be in the public eye and making really important contacts. Being direct and honest is one thing but when it comes at the expense of someone else's feelings is it benefiting you or holding you back? Re-evaluating your communication style during this time can be beneficial in the long run.
Second House // Sagittarius Rising
Having philosophical conversations about your religious and political views is not an uncommon occurrence but during this time you may be reconsidering those values you used to uphold. Discourse with friends and colleagues about these topics is becoming more of a challenge and one I'm sure you're ready to take on. Learning how to overcome this hump and find common ground is on your agenda. Remember coming from a place of love is the only way out.
Third House // Scorpio Rising
Communication, Communication, Communication! You are naturally capable of maintaining composure during stressful situations and holding your own in a conversation but when someone challenges you all chains are cut loose. Careful that you are not stinging those you love with the Scorpion's tale. Mercury Rx will be heavily affecting your transportation during this time as well, double check your travel times, that your vehicle is up to date and there is no outstanding work that needs to be done on it. It's possible that at this time you may have to back out of promises that you've made to friends and colleagues due to an overly optimistic approach to your social calendar.
Fourth House // Libra Rising
This Mercury Retrograde will be highlighting your home and family life. This is a good time to re-evaluate how you communicate with family, maybe there's something you need to get off your chest. If you are about to sign a lease make sure you read the fine print and document every part of the transaction, double check the property and make sure all information is out in the open. You may also be getting intuitive messages from your friends that will help to unlock the key to a deeply rooted belief that you have picked up from your family lineage.
Fifth House / / Virgo Rising
Mercury is the ruler of Virgo so typically Mercury Rx would effect you wildly but since it's in your 5th house of fun, pleasure and artistic expression it may not put too huge a damper on your experiences. The 5th house is where our children live so transporting them around may be super chore, forgetting things in the house, having to turn around, children being distracting while you're driving.. you know, the typical stuff. For those of you without children it could effect your casual encounters such as people being extra flaky on dating sites and friends canceling plans to go out. Don't get too upset but rather take it as an invitation to work on your writing and personal art work.
Sixth House // Leo Rising
The 6th house is the house of our daily work, chores and health regimen. It's possible you may be receiving some not so pleasant information from your boss about a change in your daily work routine. And I say unpleasant because any change within your routine would be frustrating, especially if the change is dealt to you by an authority other than yourself. Leo Rising people like to be in control of their daily lives, accepting help from a relative or friend to maintain your daily routine can be difficult but necessary at this time. Take care to reflect on your health during this time, if you are going to the doctor ask for a second opinion, and ask the doctor a lot of questions if there is something you are unsure of, just ask.
Seventh House // Cancer Rising
The way you relate to others and your personal relationships are going through a major transformation at the moment that is besides this Retrograde. You are learning how to relinquish control over the dynamics of the relationships and personal partnerships within your life and this causes growing pains. There have been some power struggles within your partnerships and during this retrograde you will be questioning what your partners and friends are telling you. You may feel the need to back out of partnerships that you've recently made due to the power struggle you've been picking up on. If you are in a business partnership or own a business with your partner take time and care to fully understand what they are expressing to you now. Maybe there are some key pieces of information that are going to the wayside due to a need to control or a fear of letting go.
Eighth House // Gemini Rising
The eighth house in Astrology is the fun house full of mirrors and mysterious happenings. You are highly apt to receiving psychic messages from the other side at this time. Pay close attention to your dreams and try to write them down. This is a great time for you to do internal work, journaling, reading and brushing up on those tarot or psychic skills. Mercury also rules Gemini along with Virgo so Gemini Rising and Sun people are keen on the energies of mercury and you may have been feeling this Rx motion about to happen. Remember to back up all of your tech stuff, phones, bring extra batteries and you'll coast through this.
Ninth House // Taurus Rising
You may be feeling some heat coming from your group of friends lately and technological communication may be a little off beat. Don't take it too personally, remember we're all going through the Mercury Rx together. Publications and sources of reputable information has been under scrutiny lately, how are you reacting to this information? Are you able to look at the news with a discerning eye? This Mercury Rx could be conjuring up a lot of questions about how the powers that be are manipulating the media to control the narrative causing you to re-examine the information that you've been receiving. If you are in the process of writing a book, this is an opportune time to do some re-edits as you may find yourself re-writing most of what you write.
Tenth House // Aries Rising
Having Mercury Rx in your 10th house can be a game changer. You have been going through a shift in your career and re-examining the way you are being perceived by the public, maybe even going through a re-branding of your self image. If you wish to further the momentum in your career and push forward with new ideas and schemas you may find that Mercury Rx is holding you back to force you to slow it down. This is the time to re-evaluate, re-asses and reconsider the work we've been doing in order to fine tune the outcome. You may not be willing to take advice from others at this time which makes sense because it is Mercury Rx anyway, they may not even know what the hell they're talking about but there might be information that you have already received that you glossed over that comes back to you.
Eleventh House // Pisces Rising
You're naturally connected to the greater whole and the energies that are surrounding you so it may be clear that there's information coming in from the ether for you at this time. Seeing signs and picking up on symbolism that connects to your life personally comes naturally but during the Mercury Rx your ability to read those signs can be more convoluted. Mental fog may be higher for you during the Mercury Rx. Keep staying grounded, put a tracker on your key ring and turn "find iphone" on. It can come in handy.
Twelfth House // Aquarius Rising
Concentration can be difficult for you during this Mercury Rx and your dream world may heightened. Mercury in the 12th house is a creative space for poetry and music to shine through when Mercury is retrograde in this place it can make for some vivid dream world playtime. At the same time it can make communicating in the third dimensional realm a tricky bitch. You're already so connected with outer space make sure you leave some bread crumbs for your walk back to this reality. Connecting with friends and community are so important for you now and can be a great way for you to stay grounded.
- Evelyn Von Zuel
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