Mercury enters Capricorn
January 11- January 31st
“Time to Get Serious, Seriously!”
By Rubys Readings
Mercury the planet that rules over our way of thinking, thought process, and communication shifts Signs today. It’s a time to be practical, to better understand what’s working and what’s not. As we continue to slow down and get more serious with Mercury in the Sign Capricorn from January 11th – 31st.
This Mercury placement is about being precise when communicating and thinking about long-term goals, so choose your words wisely and carefully. Take some time to write our your goals, especially around your career. Since our thoughts are more down to earth, maybe start practicing a grounding meditation to help keep yourself grounded.
This energy can cause a more negative or pessimistic attitude, so use this influence to think through any issues and gain some clarity by the time this energy shifts at the end of January. Focus on your problems and go into a space of acceptance, then you can shift and change them.
It’s a great period to seek out folks who have already accomplished what you hope to one day achieve. These mentors or teachers can give you some valuable advice and help connect you with others who can help you in the long run to achieve your goals. Your hard work will pay off later so get on board with this energy, as there are nearly 5 other planets also in Capricorn now.
This is definitely not the most exciting time, but Mercury in Capricorn has many benefits as well. The timing of this placement couldn’t be better with it just being the New Year, this helps us stay grounded and reach our goals, this energy aids us in making and keeping our resolutions. This is a great time to build up your ideas and take notes, as it’s easier to organize our many different thoughts. We can turn these ideas into action and make them a reality!
Right up until the 31st of January, Mercury will be in Capricorn which means our way of thinking is much more methodical and our focus more practical and sober. Under this influence, it’s much easier to concentrate on the tasks at hand. Our conversations can be quite the reality check, as we focus more on business and practical matters. Our thought process and patterns of communication become way more logical, orderly, and organized now. It’s just easier to sort out what is relevant and essential, as we get REAL, our speech is no-nonsense and being precise becomes more important to us.
Many of you are going to feel more ambitious, practical, patient, and shrewd, so it’s easier to get organized, as our reasoning is much more sound. We are quite straightforward as we have a no-nonsense view on life.
Under this energy, we are aware of who is in charge, and our conversations can become more controlling then constructive. We all think “our ideas” are the best during the time Mercury is in Capricorn, but if we spend too much time worrying about who’s in charge, we can get distracted and not get as much done.
Be careful of being too narrow-minded as our sense of humor is lacking during this time. Our attitude can appear colder, cut off, and harsh to others. Don’t forget there’s a fine line between being real and pessimistic. Use this time to study, learn, and further your education.
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