Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn, 14 January – 3 February 2022


Mercury goes retrograde three to four times a year. This is his guidance to reflect on what and how we communicate, learn, socialize, and experience. He will be in sidereal Capricorn from 14 January to 3 February 2022, for the first of four retrograde periods this year.

Capricorn is the feminine side of Saturn, which connects us to our patience, ambition, routines, and hard work. Saturn has been transiting there since January 2020 and will be until April 2022; the guidance is strong

Saturn and Mercury are neutral with each other, but Mercury will be guiding us to reflect on our efforts regarding the structures of what he rules, i.e., hobbies, social media, basic learning/ learning something new, and social interactions.

Look at Mercury retrograde from your sidereal ascendant and moon sign to understand how it will affect you. One thing to consider is doing remedies for the throat chakra, which Mercury also rules.

Ascendant & Moon SignHouseCharacteristics 
Aries10Legacy, public life, career, father (as an authority figure), boss, mentor
Taurus9Spiritual beliefs, teaching, teachers, publishing, broadcasting, short long distance travel, father (as a teacher/guide), 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 
Pisces 11Social groups, friends, allies, charitable organizations

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