Mercury in Capricorn ♑️

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Last updated on July 12th, 2020 at 09:33 pm

What does Mercury in Capricorn mean?

It means that the intelligent, witty, communicative, talented, strategic, analytical planet of merchants Mercury combines with cold, emotionless, serious, ambitious, persistent, hard-working, introverted, focused, patient, cardinal earth sign Capricorn.

This is an average placement for Mercury as being neutral towards Saturn, ruler of Capricorn zodiac sign. With that being said, Saturn becomes a guide to Mercury in this sign.

This also means that the deeper outcomes of this planetary combination are highly dependent on the placement of Saturn in the natal birth chart.

Mercury in this sign is in 5th and 8th from its own signs Virgo and Gemini respectively.

Herein the 5th is a favorable trine house or Trikona Bhava which signifies luck, past life deeds, wisdom, honor, fame, authority, romance, feelings, matters of the heart, etc.



On the other hand, to add difficulty to this position, Mercury is in 8th from its another sign Gemini. Herein the 8th house signifies sudden events, intuition, hidden senses, research, hidden matters of life, etc.

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Results of Mercury in Capricorn

Steady & Practical Communicator

Capricorn, which is ruled by the slow-moving planet Saturn, is a very steady and patient zodiac sign. As Mercury is the planet of communication, the traits of Capricorn influence the style of communication of individuals with this combination a lot.

Accordingly, individuals with this combination speak in a rather slow manner because they never like to rush into decisions.

Instead, they prefer a patient and cautious approach to others, when it comes to communicating. With that being said, they analyze their words and express them when they are completely ensured that what they say is right and adequate.

As a result of cautious analysis of their ideas and words, their statements are as accurate as possible.

The patient and steady nature are provided by the earth element which Capricorn represents. This also indicates that they stick to their words and ideas.



As they are patient, they approach others with a relaxed voice which ensures that their audience or listeners feel comfortable. Their steady nature makes them very support-oriented and cooperative.

In addition to that, as they usually never rush in expressing their words, they have more time to observe and grasp information, which further enhances their responses to others.

The 8th disposition formed by this combination signifies secrets along with other hidden maters of life. This reflects that these natives are often trusted to hold the secrets of others.

This is self-explanatory as they are great observers and listen more than talk while making others feel comfortable around them.

A dignified Saturn extends the auspicious effects of this combination because it provides respect towards people. A strong Saturn also empowers their practical communication style with strong morale, determination, and respect for justice.

On the contrary, an undignified Saturn produces a talebearer who gathers the secrets of others to use them maliciously for their benefit. With that being said, they are capable of revealing secrets in an attempt to cause damage to someone.

Serious & Strict

Capricorn is also a serious, cold, and strict planet. Hence, individuals with Mercury in Capricorn also interact in a very firm, serious, and strict way.

This trait is also enhanced by the 8th disposition, which is all about deepness, mysteries, and darkness.

They are deep thinkers and also express their thoughts in a deeply meaningful way. This trait can make them seem rather scary to others while they are actually very pleasant people to approach as they are always willing to dive deep into topics in conversations.

This style of interaction favors them in activities where strictness is highly appreciated. In addition to that, the 8th disposition also reflects the ability to manage unearned wealth responsibly. Therefore, these natives are also competent in occupations that deal with the wealth of other people.

If Saturn is strong and dignified, it also makes these natives very mature. They appear to be wise and experienced people who know how life works. Most importantly, a dignified Saturn indicates that they are trustworthy and use their wisdom to benefit everyone.

On the contrary, an undignified Saturn can make them timid, fearful, and less competent. They can not be relied on or taken seriously as they become less responsible.

Upheavals & Transformation

This placement of Mercury in 8th form own sign Gemini indicates that these natives are prompted to undergo difficult situations in life, that mostly happen unexpectedly.

However, if Saturn is well placed, it brings sudden events that support Mercury and can trigger positive outcomes out of unexpected upheavals. To be specific, Mercury is very adaptable and is able to navigate well through uncertain circumstances.

Therefore, individuals with this combination learn well from various experiences and gather as much information as they can. This trait enables them to increase their intelligence instead of giving in to obstructions.



Moreover, the persistence provided by strong Saturn enables them to become extremely stress-resistant.

A dignified Saturn as the planet of karma also indicates having good karmic baggage which generally indicates sudden events that bring good outcomes that improve life. Good karma offers immense support during times of trouble which helps them get through any difficult phase and overcome any obstacle.

Alternatively, if Mercury is misguided by undignified Saturn, it indicates that such natives are too inflexible and rigid which makes them unable to cope with sudden dramatic changes. Resistance to change is what causes the most suffering in this case.

With that being said, they do not have the ability to go with the flow and sudden changes overwhelm them as a result. These sudden events can also bring negative outcomes which are a great source of sorrow.

Intelligent & Intuitive

The 5th disposition formed by Mercury in Capricorn signifies wisdom and intelligence. At the same time, Mercury also signifies intelligence which indicates that individuals with this combination have inherently heightened learning capabilities.

In addition to that, the energies of the 8th disposition support Mercury in great ways. That is mainly because it gives the ability to dive deep into various topics and conduct deep research. The deep facts and details of any topic, in turn, complement their overall wisdom.

What is more, the 8th disposition also provides strong intuition and hidden senses which helps to understand the mysterious parts of life, such as psychology, occult sciences, etc.



The energies of dignified Saturn make these natives extremely patient and methodical. When combining all these traits, including intuition, intelligence, cautiousness, and stability, one of the best investigators, forensic scientists, or representative of any other similar profession is created.

If Saturn in undignified and misguides Mercury, it indicates being involved in hidden illegal or immoral activities where information transfer, communication, or conspiracy is involved.

Wisdom Of Regulations

Capricorn is the 10th zodiac sign which represents strict order and regulations. At the same time, the 5th disposition (wisdom) comes for the critical and disciplined sign Virgo.

Hence, individuals with this combination of Mercury in Capricorn have very detailed knowledge and understanding of rules and regulations.

Moreover, they follow them strictly and are capable of harnessing this knowledge for their advantage in day to day life. The 8th disposition gives them a very deep understanding of how regulations influence the human psyche and behavior.

If a dignified Saturn guides Mercury well, these natives do not abuse regulations nor take advantage of them for their selfish benefits.

A dignified Saturn heightens their respect for justice and regulations which makes them law-abiding. With this set of combinations, they are especially fit for service-related jobs or businesses.

In addition to that, they are very steadfast and always strive to complete their tasks as perfectly as possible. While it is difficult to do so, the energies of a hard-working Capricorn help them to persevere in difficult tasks.



This is influenced by the natural rulership of Mercury over the zodiac sign Virgo, which represents service and attention to detail. Whereas Capricorn is the 10th sign which denotes main duties and responsibilities in life.

With that being said, a dignified Saturn also empowers these natives with a high sense of responsibility. Hence, they use their wisdom righteously to fulfill their duties with dignity.

On the contrary, if an undignified Saturn misguides Mercury, it indicates using the intellect and deep wisdom of regulations for selfish purposes.

Using heightened wisdom, they are capable of finding faults in regulations, and instead of fixing them, they use them for their benefit in a very clever and tricky way.

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Martin Boldovski

Warm Greetings my friends! Our desire is to share the miraculous ancient knowledge with the world with the intention to help guide people in their lifepaths. Our interpretations are all based on classical authorities of Vedic astrology and their books, as well as general observations.

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