Mercury enters Capricorn: Focus. Focus. Focus.

Dec 28, 10:55pm Central — After gallivanting through the venturous and roving sign of Sagittarius, Mercury put his rupees, rubles, pesos and passport in his box made of quicksilver and emeralds, and proceeded to get down to business in Capricorn. Here we have a more focused version of Mercury, one that keeps his aspiring eye on the next rung of the ladder of success, whatever success means to him or her.

As Mercury rolls up his sleeves, we see the quote above his workstation: “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” ― Zig Ziglar. Ironically, Mr. Ziglar’s Mercury was in can’t-be-hemmed-in Sagittarius. Most of the time, we teach others what we’ve embodied ourselves. As a salesperson and motivational speaker, ZZ must have grounded his freewheeling Mercury in a way that allowed him to focus and direct, which is what Mercury in Capricorn is so good at.

When Mercury is in Cardinal Earth, we’re focusing on our goals and creating the realistic containers to achieve them. We believe success comes through sustained effort and hard work—there is no easy get-rich-quick scheme. For the next two and a half weeks as Mercury zips through Capricorn, we’ll be maximizing our time, focusing on strategic interactions, and taking cautious + practical steps forward to implement our agenda. With the ruler of Capricorn, Saturn, in his own sign: we’ll be well equipped to do so.

Image by Khaled Ibrahim