Time to take those exciting ideas you had during Mercury's transit in Sagittarius and turn them into a concrete plan.

Similar to Mercury in Taurus, this placement is slow, methodical, and focused on small steps that will form the foundation for long-term success. Communicating when Mercury is in Capricorn can feel dry and work-obsessed but try to remember that you're sowing seeds to reap benefits later. As practicality is the order of the day, it's easy to suffer from a sense of tunnel vision during this time. Remember to pick your head up and take a deep breath every now and then!

Mercury in Capricorn: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Earth & Cardinal

Positive keywords for Mercury in Capricorn:

  • Authoritative
  • Concentrated
  • Objective
  • Reserved
  • Structured

Negative keywords for Mercury in Capricorn:

  • Aloof
  • Conservative
  • Judgemental
  • Pessimistic
  • Stiff

Mercury in Capricorn Personality

Barring heavy Sagittarian influence, Mercury in Capricorn is a thoughtful speaker. Little falls from their mouths that isn't meticulously planned. Having been so heavily processed, these natives' speech is generally very concise. However, they're far from humorless. Their sense of humor is subtle, complex, and a little deadpan.

Positive Traits

"Ain't no mountain high enough"—the mind of a Mercury in Capricorn native is forever striving to climb the mountain. Once scaled, they're off to find another, higher mountain. Their communication style reflects this need to persevere and go—not hurriedly, but intentionally and resolutely.

Negative Traits

Though not fixed in modality, Mercury in Capricorn approaches others' ideas with a distinct skepticism. Theirs are conclusions that they feel are sure and reasoned through profound analysis. On some level, they fundamentally doubt the competence of other people, especially those less serious than them. As a result, narrow-mindedness isn't uncommon amongst these natives.

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