Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn | December 2022

From December 29, 2022 – January 18, 2023, the planet Mercury will retrograde in the sign of Capricorn. This action will take place at 24 degrees of Capricorn, which taskmaster Saturn rules. It will have a greater impact on individuals with major planetary aspects between 19-29 degrees of this and other earth and cardinal signs.

Mercury retrograde phases are notorious for causing communication problems. And this Mercury retrograde season will be no different. This planet is sure to stir up trouble in our professional life. Capricorn is usually a hard-working sign driven by serious, ambitious disciplinarian Saturn, which typically ensures high levels of productivity. But while Capricorn is under the influence of Mercury’s slow-moving motion, we can expect delays in this area.

Mercury might have you revisiting money-making ideas and strategies from the past. You might rethink ways to be successful with income-earning opportunities that may not have been successful in the past. Or you may rethink ways to make opportunities that were successful in the past even more lucrative. But be careful not to start new projects too soon during Mercury retrograde. Put your plan of action together and execute it about two weeks or so after Mercury goes direct.

On the other hand, you may feel a bit lazy, tired, or fatigued – not feeling like taking on much responsibility. Likewise, you may find yourself feeling more pessimistic or depressed about life, especially if Mercury throws a wrench or two into your plans. While the end of the year is typically a joyous time for celebrations and get-togethers, you probably won’t be up to much partying. 

Those in public or high-profile positions should be extra careful with spoken, written, and nonverbal communication during this time. This retrograde period may expose some dirty little secrets or incriminating conversations. You should consider using a protection amulet to avoid such trouble in the future.

Otherwise, you may find yourself experiencing missed or delayed appointments for various reasons. Be sure to check your vehicle maintenance during this period. Mercury rules road travel, and car trouble could stop or halt your very well-laid plans. So be sure to protect yourself.

For more insight about this Mercury retrograde in December 2022, listen to my tarot reading on the African Tarot Podcast: