Mercury Enters Capricorn: How to Develop Your Own Success Formula

Posted on January 11, 2018
Updated on March 10, 2021

We have what is called a stellium of planets in the cardinal sign of Capricorn right now. That is basically just a collection of planets, as it so happens every month for every zodiac sign. Some planets will stick around for a little while, such as Saturn, who will stay in Capricorn for as long as three years. Others, like the Sun will only last a few weeks.

This week we have Mercury joining the Capricorn party, and Mercury in Capricorn is a transit that will last a few weeks. All of this is exciting energy to start a new year with, as Capricorn is the zodiac sign deeply committed to success.

This means that no matter what zodiac sign you are, you can harness the power of this stellium of energy in Capricorn for your own higher self, so you can start the year off on a success note. How does Capricorn do this, and how can you do this too? This is exactly what we are talking about today - how to create your own success formula with Capricorn energy by your side.

What is Mercury in Capricorn?

Here we have the quick-witted planet of communication, short journeys, intellect and research, entering the cardinal sign of the earth signs, Capricorn. Capricorn is a pragmatic one, an Earth-bound zodiac sign that is ruled by Saturn.

Saturn is the serious,responsible and structured planet, that is always reminding us what we need to get done as far as chores, work, and physical and emotional responsibilities. Capricorn is destined to succeed when they channel this Earth-bound energy for productivity and success.

When Mercury enters Capricorn, all zodiac signs have the opportunity to use communication, inspiration, and intellect as a tool in their own tool box for success. Because Capricorn is a cardinal sign, and one that launches the season of winter, that means Capricorn launches and initiates action to produce success.

These are the first two variables of your success formula: Mercury (communication) + Capricorn (initiating and leading).

These are variables that ANY zodiac sign can and should use. Mercury will be in Capricorn between January 11 and January 31, giving you solid lead time to launch this success formula, and close out the first month of 2018 with an ace in the hole for your own success.

The Mercury in Capricorn Success Formula

Mercury has a tendency to be a little all over the map, and that’s not a bad thing. As the god of messengers, this is how Mercury rolls. Mercury needs to have their hands in many pots, and be moving at lightning speed to get their own job done. Capricorn, who is ruled by structured Saturn, is not so much of the “lightning speed” variety. That’s a good thing when Mercury enters Capricorn.

Capricorn will stabilize Mercury somewhat, in a practical and grounded way that is geared with success in mind. Mercury will give Capricorn a little bit of a boost in energy, and guide them on their short journeys towards success. Mercury in Capricorn will be doing this with and for all zodiac signs in the weeks to come, if you use this energy well.

Capricorn’s mission in life is to manifest success. They do this by using the rules of law and structure. Mercury in Capricorn eases up on this rigid nature and helps you to be a bit more flexible in your own quest for success. You can’t just go in all helter skelter - you need to have a plan, Capricorn style, and you need to be ready to engage go-time on that plan, Mercury style.

At the same time, you want to use this manifestation principle in a similar fashion to the Law of Attraction. Capricorn does not “guess” they will be successful. They believe they will be, and are committed to it. This is the next variable in your success formula: Belief that you will succeed. Here’s what your formula looks like now:

Mercury (communication, intellect, research) + Capricorn (initiating and leading) + Belief in your own outcome.

When Tradition Meets Innovation

Another important variable in this success formula is tradition. As an earth sign, and as the leader of the earth signs, Capricorn is pragmatic and traditional. He is the father figure, the law enforcement officer who doesn’t waiver on the laws when pulling someone over, the CEO who has a budget to meet and no time for drama.

He is the politician or government official with a policy-driven mandate and a mission that does not include bickering with the opposition. Get the picture? You need to be committed to this success of yours regardless of what is going on around you.

You also need to be traditional, policy-driven, and focused on the rule of your own law when you are performing actions that will take you to your destination of success. You also have to be a little flexible - Mercury style, and be prepared to navigate road bumps along the way.

Capricorn is not the sign to come up with an out of the box idea that nobody is tried before. Capricorn is going to try the traditional and proven methods of success first. Mercury is the lightning speed aspect of this transit that will help you to pull it all together in a short time frame, and provide flexibility when the road bumps arrive on your journey to success.

Here’s what your success formula looks like now.

Mercury (communication, intellect, research) + Capricorn (initiating and leading) + Traditional methods of success (Capricorn style) + Flexibility and resiliency for speed bumps (Mercury style) + Belief in the outcome (Law of Attraction) = Success!

There you have it. Now you just need to plug in the variables that are individualized to you and your own goals, and begin working out this formula. Do not take your eye off the prize or outcome, as Capricorn never waivers. You don’t see police officers humming and hawing about what the law is, do you?

You don’t see CEOs budging on a budget because a secretary is having a personal crisis, do you? Well, sometimes you do in both of these situations, and that’s where the flexibility of Mercury comes in for your own success formula.

Concluding thoughts…

With so many planets in Capricorn right now, the energy is yours for the taking when it comes to your success. Saturn in Capricorn is here for a while, and that is really going to help you form success from structured goals. Now you just need to plug in the variables to finish the first month of 2018 off with a bang.

Know what you want. Be committed to going after it. Be traditional, but flexible. Believe you are going to get it. Then report back your results. Stay up to date with our Daily Horoscopes and Weekly Horoscopes so you know exactly how this is going to play out for you this month, day by glorious day.

We can’t wait to hear what success you have found this first month of this fabulous new year!

Related Article: Saturn in Capricorn Horoscopes—Your 2018 Success Plan

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