Mercury is the nearest planet to the Sun. This means that only individuals with their Sun in Sagittarius, Capricorn, or Aquarius can have Mercury in Capricorn. Capricorn is not a carefree placement for Mercury, but it gifts those who have it with a strong, sharp, and savvy mind.
Natal Mercury in Capricorn
Mercury is the planet learning, thinking, and communicating. Capricorn is the serious, pragmatic, ambitious, savvy, and disciplined Cardinal Earth sign ruled by Saturn. When an individual has Mercury in Capricorn, they are down-to-Earth when thinking, speaking, and in all forms of communication. Of course, there are both positives and negatives to having Mercury in Capricorn.
Mercury in Capricorn: Positive Attributes
A few positive attributes of the Mercury in Capricorn mind:
Mercury in Capricorn: Negative Attributes
A few less pleasant attributes of the Mercury in Capricorn mind:
- Overly serious
Deal With the Negatives
The best way to deal with the negatives related to Mercury in Capricorn is for the individual to learn they don't have all the answers. To reach their full potential, those with Mercury in Capricorn need to open their minds, listen to, understand, and value others' thoughts, ideas, knowledge, and opinions.
Mercury in Capricorn Style of Communication
Individuals who have Mercury in Capricorn walk their talk, are methodical, miss very little, and have common sense. They think long-term, in tangible and constructive ways, and can become successful entrepreneurs. Usually tactful, they have a talent for communicating succinctly without becoming overly emotional or irritated. However, their concise and direct "tell it like it is" stoic style may seem a bit hardcore, condescending, or controlling to others. They are also skeptics who need evidence of findings and opinions. Thoughtful and genuine, their word is their bond. However, those with Mercury in Capricorn are not into small talk and are quite reserved when it comes to verbally expressing their emotions and feelings.
Mercury in Capricorn and Relationships
Good communication is essential in every relationship. But when a person has Mercury is in Capricorn, they're reticent and reserved when verbalizing their emotions and feelings. They believe their actions speak louder than their words ever could. This means those with Mercury in Capricorn communicate their feelings better with a friend or lover who has Mercury in one of the three sensual Earth signs, who have a similar way of expressing their emotions.
Natal Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn
Individuals with natal Mercury retrograde (Rx) in Capricorn still have a down-to-earth thinking process. But due to the Rx motion, it typically requires extra effort for them to navigate between what's going on in their mind and external communication. However, when they manage to get their ideas out, they're usually richer and more in-depth because of the extra effort it takes to formulate the ideas. Mercury Rx in Capricorn creates an individual with a less organized and methodical way of processing information and uses their right brain before their left brain.
Individuals With Mercury in Capricorn Speak
Below are a few quotes by famous individuals with Mercury in Capricorn.
"Quiet people have the loudest minds." ~ Stephen Hawking, a Capricorn with Mercury in Capricorn
"If you're yelling, you're the one who's lost control of the conversation." ~ Taylor Swift, a Sagittarius with Mercury in Capricorn
"There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast." ~ Charles Dickens, a Capricorn with Mercury in Capricorn
"I'm as vain as the next guy. I have a facade on right now. But you can't see it because it's reality-based." ~ Mel Gibson, a Capricorn with Mercury in Capricorn
"If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one." ~ Dolly Parton, a Capricorn with Mercury in Capricorn
"Since God created the world, He also created reality." ~ Pope Francis, a Sagittarius with Mercury in Capricorn
"I don't have to explain anything to anybody." ~ James Dean, an Aquarius with Mercury in Capricorn
"It's failure that gives you the proper perspective of success." ~ Ellen DeGeneres, an Aquarius with Mercury in Capricorn
Do You Have Mercury in Capricorn?
If you have know-how, common-sense, and learn best by doing, you could have Mercury in Capricorn. If you don't know your Mercury's sign position, you can find out by creating a free birth chart at AstroSeek.com.