On January 28, 2022, transiting Mercury in Capricorn will join transiting Pluto in Capricorn in a conjunction. This is a great time to consider finally taking all those mental notes and ideas and making them into something concrete. However, it is important to note that transiting Mercury in Capricorn is currently retrograde. So, while it may be a good idea to get things done the best use of this energy at this time is to wrap up what you have already started. If you have brand new blueprints for ideas, consider waiting until Mercury moves direct in Capricorn on February 3rd or 4th (depending on your timezone) to take advantage of the forward-moving energy and to reduce the chances of re-dos and reversals that are commonly associated with Mercury retrograde energy.
Walking Your Talk with Mercury Conjunct Pluto
The energy of Mercury conjunct Jupiter in the sign of Capricorn is definitely one of walking your talk. Mercury rules communication, ideas, and perspectives in astrology, and when this planet transits Capricorn, speaking only happens on a need to do so basis. Capricorn is generally not the most loquacious sign. However, there are times when it is best to pull back on the talking think about what is said before we speak.Read More »
Capricorn is a sign that is oriented towards getting things done. It is a cardinal sign that likes to take action. So, with the energy of Mercury conjunct Pluto, if you are going to talk at this time about your plans and goals and wishes, make sure you are getting ready to put your feet down on the ground and put in some hard work.
As mentioned before, currently Mercury is retrograde in the sign of Capricorn, so this is not necessarily the best energy to start new things. However, ut if you have been putting off random tasks and other plans and ideas that you’ve had for some time, this is the perfect energy to finally do what you have to do once and for all and stop procrastinating and leaving things undone.
No more empty talk! It’s time to make your talk your walk by putting those ideas and plans that you’ve had in place for some time now in action.
The Motivation to Finish What You’ve Started
Sometimes life gets to us, and it can be hard to finish the things that we start. Perhaps we feel insecure about our capabilities, or maybe we just don’t have the motivation to form a plan and get started. Under the energy of Mercury retrograde and Pluto conjunct in Capricorn, there is the impetus, the control, and the power to finally be responsible and accountable so that we can wrap up those loose ends.
In fact, it is quite possible that some of those old ideas and plans that we’ve just been ruminating on could come back around to us to finally get a resolution. Capricorn is a sign that desires physicality. It wants to see proof of what it has accomplished in this world. With the added energy of Pluto in Capricorn to the mix, we may find that anything that is no longer providing growth and transformation is released at this time. The energy of Capricorn reminds us of what is most beneficial and what is not. Under the energy of Mercury conjunct Pluto, we have the capacity to think about those previous ideas and plans and make the final decision to keep what’s valid and doable and scrap the rest.
So, don’t get worried about whether or not your plans are too flighty or not concrete enough. This energy of Capricorn will help us face reality about our plans and ideas so that we can make the final choice to discard it and move on to a better plan/idea or pour energy into finishing what we have started because the plan/idea is deemed to be worthwhile.
Plan…But Hold Off on the New…For Now
For those that don’t have any lingering ideas and plans to complete, the energy of Mercury in Capricorn conjunct Pluto gives us the drive to get started and actually create a plan to put into action. However, as mentioned before, Mercury is currently in retrograde until February 3rd/4th. Because of this, now is not exactly the best time to put plans into action. This is where the ruminating, mental energy of Mercury is beneficial. Creating something concrete from new plans and ideas is not fully supported at this time as the energy of Mercury retrograde is likely to result in revisions at a later time. It’s okay to use this energy to plan our path forward…as long as there is the intention of putting those new ideas into action once Mercury goes direct.
There are ways to plan so that we can be fully prepared to take advantage of the forward movement of Mercury next week. Since Mercury in Capricorn represents grounded cerebral energy, journaling is a great way to get your ideas and plans out of the headspace onto paper. This energy also supports engaging in serious discussions about our plans and ideas with people we trust who can offer constructive insight.
Practical Tips for Mercury/Pluto Conjunct Capricorn
Here is a summary of some practical tips courtesy of Capricorn energy to make the most of this Mercury/Pluto conjunction.
1. Tie up those loose ends that have been around for way too long. If there are plans that need to get finished, get it done!
2. Be honest about the practicality and feasibility of ideas and plans. The energy of Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn provides a reality check that helps to temper overzealousness. Remember, reality checks aren’t meant to make us feel bad. They help us to see our plans with clarity so that we can either move forward or replace them with something that makes more sense.
3. Brainstorming a new plan right now is perfect, but putting those plans into action is not due to Mercury’s current retrograde phase. Use this retrograde energy to tweak and refine new plans. Journaling and serious, grounded conversations are encouraged to obtain a sound perspective on ideas and plans.
4. Once Mercury goes direct in the sign of Capricorn on February 3rd/4th, it’s time to get out of our heads and take physical, concrete action on our new plans to make them a reality!
Overall, the conjunction between Mercury and Pluto in the sign of Capricorn reminds us that talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words. Use this motivating, concentrated, controlled energy to finally make previous plans solid…if they are still worthwhile and prepare the blueprints for new plans to put in action once Mercury finally goes direct.