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Mercury Direct in Capricorn on January 18, 2023

Written by Shereen Campbell

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Posted on January 11 2023

Mercury Direct in Capricorn on January 18, 2023

Since December 29, quick-witted Mercury has been retrograde in steady Capricorn, challenging us to slow down and reconsider our plans for the future. Besides the usual communication and travel mix-ups, this Mercury retrograde has brought retrospection, reassessment, and insights linked to our work, our responsibilities, and our commitments. 

Because Capricorn thrives when he completes his tasks, reaches his goals, and earns respect (from himself & others), the last weeks have been an intense – and probably confusing – crash course in How to Get Things Done. Many of us have completed old projects, redesigned our business strategy, and brainstormed ways to be more efficient in our daily lives. 

In our personal and professional relationships, respect and accountability have been more important than ever. We might have strengthened the connections where we felt supported and encouraged to become the best versions of ourselves, while the relationships that lacked personal responsibility, commitment, or integrity might have gone through important changes.

As this phase of reflection, reconsideration, and crystallization of our plans and values is coming to an end on January 18, here are a few questions that can help you integrate recent events and insights:

  • In the past weeks, what have you learned about your time management skills and your ability to strategize & carry out a plan? What do you want to improve and what is one step that you can take in this direction, starting from today?
  • What have you learned about commitment and accountability in your relationships? 
  • How have you set clear boundaries with others? When did you communicate assertively and in what situations do you need to practice speaking your truth with confidence?
  • What has changed in your communication with authority figures?
  • What has shifted in your career goals and your long-term plans?
  • What has this Mercury retrograde taught you about mental rest, frustration tolerance, and divine timing?

If you’re an Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, you can review recent changes in your career and finances and you can move forward with more clarity and an extra dose of motivation after January 18. How have your long-term plans and strategies changed in the past weeks?

For Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, Mercury direct brings personal clarity, creative progress, and an invitation to commit or recommit to the activities that bring you a sense of fulfillment. What did you learn about your ideals and your desires in the past weeks?

If you’re a Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius, you were called to focus on yourself and discover or rediscover your past, your emotions, and your needs in the past weeks. After January 18, you can apply what you’ve learned about yourself during this transit.

Finally, for Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, Mercury direct brings relationship progress and clearer pathways of communication. After January 18, it’s easier to think objectively, make decisions, and move forward in your relationships. 

Until February 7, Mercury will be in his retrograde shadow, retracing his steps and revisiting the chapters that we’ve written and rewritten in the past weeks, especially when it comes to our work, our priorities, our self-discipline, and our relationship with authority figures. The following weeks can bring reiterations of past situations and give us the opportunity to act with more responsibility and awareness this time around. Our tip: celebrate the end of Mercury retrograde by burning the Harmonia Soy Votive Gem Candle Clarity Clear Quartz and writing down your priorities for the following months!

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