Mercury goes retrograde at 24° Capricorn.
Mercury turns direct on January 19th, 2023 at 8° Capricorn.
The final Mercury Retrograde of the year takes place in the sign of Capricorn. Mercury is the planet of communication and our thought processes, so when it stations retrograde, we tend to feel a little foggy, confused and can have a harder time articulating how we feel. This, however, is only to challenge us to shift outdated thought patterns and to get clearer on what we really wish to communicate. Mercury also rules over travel and electronics, so we can sometimes experience issues in these areas too. Many people fear Mercury Retrograde, but it is important to honor it as a natural rhythm and cycle of the Universe. Mercury is known as the Messenger of the Gods, and usually, when we experience mixups and mishaps while it’s in retrograde, it very well could be a higher message for us! Usually, once Mercury stations direct again, which will happen on January 18, clarity will follow. With Mars being retrograde simultaneously, this Mercury Retrograde may feel particularly intense.