Mercury is wrapping up its initial transit of Capricorn with a square to Mars in Libra (at 27 deg) on December 29th. This tense aspect between the planet of communication and the planet of action/anger indicates disagreements, or at the very least, spirited discussions. Mars in Libra is social efforts, and Mercury in Capricorn is conservative statements/rules. The two will clash, and since we are dealing with Cardinal signs, the clash may spark initiative or competition.
On January 1st, Mercury enters Aquarius. It will station Rx at 1 deg on January 5th, the same day it perfects another square to Mars, who will have moved into Scorpio on January 3rd. There could be on ongoing disagreement from December 29th to January 5th, with a shift in subject matter on January 1st. Mercury and Mars move from Cardinal to Fixed signs, indicating a point where people may dig their heels in and refuse to budge. Mercury in Aquarius is set on following its own, unusual ideas, which will clash with Mars in Scorpio's all or nothing actions. The discussion will become deeper (from Libra to Scorpio) and more radical (from Capricorn to Aquarius).
Mercury's Rx station says that this is as far as the argument will go. There will be an impasse with no compromise. As Mercury Rx backs out of Aquarius and reenters Capricorn on January 8th, watch for people to backtrack, change their minds, or look more closely at certain rules. It feels as if the initial dip into Aquarius will reveal something that shreds convention, and people will need to regroup by taking a second look at the Capricorn rules. The Mercury/Mars square on January 5th will describe the scenario that demands a rethink.
Mercury will station direct on January 25th at 14 deg Capricorn. This will be one degree past Pluto, and will effectively extend the Mercury/Pluto conjunction from January 22nd to January 30th. This ends the Rx transit with a profound realization, announcement or discovery. All in all, this Mercury Rx will be bracketed by some pivotal aspects that are heavy on the Scorpio/Pluto. Mars in Scorpio squares Mercury at the Rx station, suggesting penetrating/uncomfortable actions or anger that brings discussions to a halt. Pluto (ruler of Scorpio) conjoins Mercury close to the direct station, suggesting that the complete transformation of a belief/idea will be the result. And then Mercury moves forward again (along with the plans/discussion). But the information will be quite different.
If you have anything from 27 to 29 degrees of the Cardinal signs, you'll feel the Libra/Capricorn square. 0 to 1 degrees of the Fixed signs will feel the Scorpio/Aquarius square (and Mercury Rx). 14 to 15 degrees of the Cardinal signs will feel Mercury/Pluto and Mercury's direct station.
Note the following repeat aspects during Mercury's direct and Rx transits. If you have anything within 1 or 2 degrees of these, pay attention; there's a message that Mercury will be driving home. For a complete list of aspects Mercury in Capricorn will make, please click on the link at the start of this post.
- December 18th, 2015: Mercury direct square Black Moon Lilith in Libra at 12 deg
- December 19th, 2015: Mercury direct conjunct Pluto in Capricorn at 14 deg
- December 20th, 2015: Mercury direct in Capricorn square Uranus Rx at 16 deg Aries
- December 21st, 2015: Mercury direct in Capricorn sextile Chiron at 17 deg Pisces
- December 22nd, 2015: Mercury direct conjunct Pallas in Capricorn at 18 deg
- December 25th, 2015: Mercury direct in Capricorn trine Jupiter at 22 deg Virgo
- December 29th, 2015: Mercury direct in Capricorn square Mars in Libra at 27 deg
- January 5th, 2016: Mercury Rx in Aquarius square Mars in Scorpio at 1 deg
- January 5th, 2016: Mercury Rx at 1 deg Aquarius
- January 12th, 2016: Mercury Rx conjunct Pallas at 26 deg
- January 14th, 2016: Mercury Rx trine the North Node/Jupiter Rx in Virgo, at 23 deg
- January 19th, 2016: Mercury Rx sextile Chiron at 18 deg Pisces
- January 20th, 2016: Mercury Rx square Uranus at 16 deg Aries
- January 21st, 2016: Mercury Rx square Black Moon Lilith in Libra at 16 deg
- January 22nd: Mercury Rx conjunct Pluto at 15 deg
- January 25th, 2016: Mercury direct at 14 deg Capricorn
- January 30th, 2016: Mercury direct conjunct Pluto at 16 deg
- January 31st, 2016: Mercury direct square Uranus in Aries at 17 deg
- February 1st, 2016: Mercury direct square Black Moon Lilith in Libra at 17 deg
- February 3rd, 2016: Mercury direct sextile Chiron at 18 deg Pisces
- February 6th, 2016: Mercury direct trine Jupiter Rx at 21 deg Virgo and the North Node at 22 deg Virgo