Mercury Retrogrades in Saturn Ruled Signs

The collective will be in the mood to rethink its place in the world while Mercury is in retrograde between 30 January and 20 February 2021. It will begin in sidereal Aquarius where ideas will be innovative and philosophical before transiting back into grounded and practical Capricorn. Because of the ‘backwards’ nature of retrograde, ideas will formulate before being guided to put them into practice.

Saturn encourages group work within organizations, in communities, or on a global level. Aquarius naturally rules the eleventh house of society, humanitarianism, and industrial technology. The tenth house of public image and legacy is where Capricorn reigns. Mercury will be guiding the collective to reflect on how it can be more forward thinking with groups connected to Saturn — elderly, people experiencing poverty, and those requiring physical, mental, and emotional assistance.

On 4 February, the transit into Capricorn puts Mercury back into the stellium with Sun, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto. Saturn’s strength for focusing on the longterm will be the emphasis for all planets. Mercury, which loves to learn and think, may incite a lot of thoughts. Considering ideas that require patience in its execution will work well with the energy.

This transit will impact larger scale aspects of life as well as on an individual level based on sidereal Aquarius (30 January – 4 February) and Capricorn (4 – 20 February) in the natal chart. Thoughts and feelings fall under the moon sign; the ascendant represents actions and materializations.

Mercury Rx in AquariusHouseAspects
Aries11Social groups, friends, allies, charitable organizations
Taurus10Legacy, public life, career, father, boss, mentor
Gemini9Spiritual beliefs, teaching, teachers, publishing, broadcasting, short long distance travel, in-laws, step-children
Cancer8Transformation, the occult, death, inheritance, hidden things/ secrets, business partners
Leo7Romantic relationships, business negotiations, equal exchange of energy between two people, sexual relationships, maternal grandparents, nieces and nephews
Virgo6Work, health and wellness, service to others, competitors, co-workers, employees, maternal aunts and uncles 
Libra5Entertainment, being seen (tv, stage, film), children, artistic projects, startup companies, speculative gains (stock market)
Scorpio 4Real estate, home, emotional anchor (place), nurturing, private life, mother
Sagittarius 3Communication, listening, learning, working with the hands, siblings, neighbors, cousins 
Capricorn 2Money, possessions, personal values, self-worth, food, personal pleasures
Aquarius 1Identity, self, ego, physical body, how perceived by others, paternal grandparents 
Pisces12Personal retreat, meditation, seclusion/isolation, jail/prison, dreams, imagination, foreign travel, paternal aunts and uncles 

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Mercury Rx in Capricorn HouseAspects
Aries10Legacy, public life, career, father, boss, mentor
Taurus9Spiritual beliefs, teaching, teachers, publishing, broadcasting, short long distance travel, in-laws, step-children
Gemini8Transformation, the occult, death, inheritance, hidden things/ secrets, business partners
Cancer7Romantic relationships, business negotiations, equal exchange of energy between two people, sexual relationships, maternal grandparents, nieces and nephews
Leo6Work, health and wellness, service to others, competitors, co-workers, employees, maternal aunts and uncles 
Virgo5Entertainment, being seen (tv, stage, film), children, artistic projects, startup companies, speculative gains (stock market)
Libra4Real estate, home, emotional anchor (place), nurturing, private life, mother
Scorpio 3Communication, listening, learning, working with the hands, siblings, neighbors, cousins 
Sagittarius 2Money, possessions, personal values, self-worth, food, personal pleasures
Capricorn 1Identity, self, ego, physical body, how perceived by others, paternal grandparents 
Aquarius 12Personal retreat, meditation, seclusion/isolation, jail/prison, dreams, imagination, foreign travel, paternal aunts and uncles 
Pisces11Social groups, friends, allies, charitable organizations

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This is a general reading for the collective, please use the free Align27 or Cosmic Insights app to learn about your sidereal natal chart.