Mercury in Capricorn
If you have Mercury in Capricorn, your mind is clear, disciplined, serious, practical, organizing, objective and realistic, and you are unimpressed by exaggerated claims or promises. You want to know the facts behind any statement or idea you hear. Your natural skepticism often borders on cynicism. You have a rational approach to problems and are usually quite level-headed no matter what the circumstances. Your are capable of working long hours with focused concentration and attention on whatever interests you. You probably have a good memory and are very attentive to details.
At times you appear to others as lacking a sense of humor, boring, or depressed. You simply have a lot on your mind. You are thorough, conscientious, and disciplined in your thinking, and have an aptitude for business, organization, and administration. You are also a good strategist, and will plan and patiently follow a realistic course which will lead to your eventual success. Serious-minded and studious, you enjoy quiet time alone for thinking or reading. You seldom indulge in foolish or silly chatter for you consider them a waste of valuable time which is better spent on more productive things.
Mercury in Capricorn indicates that your mind is serious, practical, skeptical, clear and analytical. You have a good memory and powers of concentration, as well as a fine attention for detail. You prefer concrete subjects to grand ideas and flights of fancy. You tend to worry, to be moody, or even fearful where material things are involved. You may need to develop empathy, tolerance, your sense of humor, or a more positive and optimistic outlook on life. This is a good position for management, teaching, science or research.
Mercury is neither masculine nor feminine but neutral: it is silver, reflecting all that it contacts. Mercury in Capricorn is therefore similar in energy to Saturn conjunct Mercury, where the restrictive, responsible, ambitious energy of Saturn adds practicality, maturity and ambition to your speech, thought and communication. The more aspects you have to Mercury in your chart, the greater and more complex your consciousness. The reflective mind needs aspects for its expansion, and the closest aspect is the most important. In the physical body it rules the nervous system, the arms, hands and shoulders, the lungs and the respiratory tract. Its position by house in your chart is where your mind or attention is focused.