On December 29, 2022Mercury stations Retrograde at 24° Capricorn very near where it stationed direct on Feb 3/4 of 2022 very near Pluto at 27 Capricorn 24. Mercury stations direct on January 18, 2023 at 08° Capricorn.
With Pluto and Mercury teaming up we have an alchemical opportunity to change any set ways we have of thinking and perceiving our reality that limit our experience of this life.
The Mercury Mind in Capricorn is practicial, logical, and when healthy is focused on getting the best results from their decisions and actions. Another way to say this is when healthy Mercury in Capricorn loves to be so efficient in their thinking, translating that to effective doing so whatever the task or project it takes the least amount of effort to get the most results or benefit.
The Capricorn mind tends to process information at a slower pace than say Mercury in Aquarius (or another air sign). Plus, the Capricorn mind values rational, logical steps in communication and often needs additional time to process new ideas and ways of looking at life.
Any earth Mercury and especially Capricorn usually has an amazing memory for details and events that happened a long time ago unlike the fire or air signs that move at the speed of light and may not remember as many details if they remember it at all.
Historians tend to be linked with the Capricorn archetype in some way and/or they have a strong Saturn signature connecting with the history of the Earth and human history though not always accurately recounted by the conquerors or those in power.
It has been fascinating to witness all the false histories being uncovered now as Pluto in Capricorn shines a light on what has been hidden and/or denied.
Pluto In Capricorn
Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008. In 2020 Jupiter and Saturn were also in Capricorn and our world began a massive restructuring that is still ongoing.
We are in a time of creating a new more efficient physical reality that is effective and sustainable, nurturing and kind. In essence, this about how to do less and accomplish more in ways that will beneficially serve the generations to come.
Unfortunately part of what our current culture has created is what I call the Doing Addiction. There seems to be a mistaken belief that the more we do, the more we accomplish and achieve, then the more value and significance we have. When we are driven by the Doing Addiction it can interfere with healthy and deeply fulfilling connections with family, friends and community.
The Capricorn mysteries remind us it is vital to cultivate our awareness around how we may be Doing Addicted so we can change it.
Doing (taking action) is a natural part of life similar to the necessity for eating. However, both doing and eating can also become an addiction.
An addiction is anything that we do to excess in ways that are harmful to our health and well-being. There are obvious addictions such as drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc… Most of us might recognize a Doing Addiction as someone who is a work-a-holic. However, the Doing Addiction often shows up in subtle ways that are more challenging to spot.
For example, the most philanthropic work a person might engage in doing, may be driven by a Doing Addiction as a way to avoid feelings or having a personal life.
Underlying the Doing Addiction are three primary fears.
- Fear of not having enough
- Fear of not being good enough (feeling of having to prove yourself)
- Fear of Facing your Fears and having to really Feel your Feelings…
More is covered in this PDF on The Doing Addiction