Mercury in Capricorn

Mercury is poised to move into Capricorn and my attention has turned to matters of business – or rather business results and business planning. That makes sense – Capricorn is 11th house stuff for me, so it’s at this time of the year that I start putting some structure behind and around and under my goals. I gather the results from last year, analyse the problem and set some strategies. It’s line in the sand time.

It’s not so much about what I didn’t achieve last year as what I did – and what I need to do to build on that in 2019. What I’m planning towards at the moment is sustainable and evolutionary growth.

Despite me not posting as much as I have done in previous years over 400,000 of you came over here for a look. That is deeply humbling – and a timely reminder to me to give you new stuff to read and also a commitment to send a newsletter monthly.

Anyways, back to Mercury in Capricorn, here’s a link to a post from a few years ago that could help you understand this placement more. If you have Mercury in Capricorn or Mercury conjunct Saturn, give it a read.

Doing it for yourself…

While Mercury is in Capricorn, we can take a little of this energy now to put our own lines in the sand and put some frameworks in place within which strategies can flourish, risks are mitigated, resources are managed, and targets achieved. 

This influence will, of course, be best utilised in the part of life that Capricorn rules for you. If it’s your 10th house, have a think about what strategies you need to put in place to further your career or get the job you want. If it’s in the 7th, think about your relationships and relating. Naturally, you won’t have a spreadsheet on this (although maybe you might…?) but what plans could be put in place to bring you closer together (if you’re in an existing relationship) or help you find your way into a new one. Perhaps you might plan to join an online dating agency or enrol in evening classes or even set targets to get out and about, possibly even schedule in a monthly date night…just putting some ideas out there, but I’m sure that you get it.

My point is, every part of life can be subject to the Mercury in Capricorn treatment.

If you don’t have your chart, read this post on how to get one.

If you don’t know what the houses mean, check out series 1 of the Toolbox or this post.

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, Mercury will be transiting your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, Mercury will be transiting your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, Mercury will be transiting your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, Mercury will be transiting your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, Mercury will be transiting your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, Mercury will be transiting your 8th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, Mercury will be transiting your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, Mercury will be transiting your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo Mercury will be transiting your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, Mercury will be transiting your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, Mercury will be transiting your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, Mercury will be transiting your 2nd house.

Mercury will be in Capricorn until 24/1/19.


  1. Interesting! I’ve Mercury in Capricorn, my 1st House and I’ve the Sun in Aquarius, my 2nd House. Guess I’ll have some work to do…

    Thank you, Jo, for your newsletters and posts!

    // Anna Karin

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