The pre-shadow phase of Mercury retrograde, the first of its kind in year 2023 starts at 22°10’Capricorn on 25 November 2023 at 12:40 pm Universal Time.
Mercury goes retrograde in Capricorn at 8°29’ Sagittarius on 13 December 2023, at 07:09 am Universal Time.
Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius
The final phase of Mercury retrograde for the year 2023 begins in Sagittarius on December 13, as mentioned above. Sagittarius is a very practical sign. Due to Mercury's retrograde in it, people will lose practicality. They would start acting unrealistically. Sagittarius also tends to be indecisive and does not take decisions head-on. Most of you will find it problematic to make decisions.
You would be speaking your mind outright with people. It would bring trouble for you. Also, Sagittarius loves freedom. The retrograde will take much of your freedom away from you, leaving you frustrated. Many criminals might be caught during this phase.
As Sagittarius also tends to be optimistic generally, the retrograde would cause you to feel pessimistic. However, do not let negative emotions build on in you. Exercise to relieve stress. Talk to your friends and family for therapy.
There will be difficulties facing those planning to go abroad for higher education. Various cultures would be clashing. Also, traveling would get delayed. International rifts would arise. It will be a testing time for artists and traders. Political issues might go haywire. Third-world countries might be in total chaos during this period.
Mercury retrograde transits to Capricorn
Capricorn is an earth sign as well as a cardinal sign. Others born as cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, and Libra. These cardinal signs will face a rift with other signs due to the retrograde motion of Mercury. Capricorn deals with banking matters. Thus, finances will go haywire. Focus on the aims will be lost. Ambitious people will feel lazy.
Both personal and professional fronts will face imbalance. You shall focus on reuniting with your friends or maybe rekindling an old love! However, if you are in a relationship, avoid letting your Ex back in. Think of all the reasons you guys broke up. Many broken friendships and relationships will be finding closure during this time.
December 2023 Mercury Retrograde Effects on the zodiac signs
This retrograde mostly affects the zodiac signs of Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Capricorn itself.
Effects on Aries
Aries, avoid conflicts with your lover, or you might permanently damage your relationship. Tackle misunderstandings with patience. Also, avoid risk-taking in financial matters.
Effects on Taurus
Taurus, the retrograde will bring forth small-term problems in your relationships, communication, careers, and social life. However, receive people and situations with your charm intact and all shall flow peacefully. Do not overspend your resources. Stay calculated.
Effects on Gemini
Gemini, as long as you maintain balance in your relationship, it shall flow smoothly. Also, do not embark on a new project. The retrograde might be making you too much optimistic. This excess optimism could be bad for your work prospects.
Effects on Cancer
The Mercury retrograde in Capricorn will make you feel doubtful of yourself. The main challenge is to keep this belief in yourself intact. In relationships, Mercury would also make you feel that your significant others are not invested in you anymore. Let these false impressions pass. In financial matters, luck is on your side, so go forward and seize all the opportunities at hand. Do not be in doubt.
Effects on Leo
Leo, do not talk about the past problems occurring in your relationship. Let the past go. The Mercury retrograde is giving you a chance to restart. Also, this month you might want to purchase some stuff which would exceed the budget. Stay patient. You will be able to purchase it when the retrograde is over.
Effects on Virgo
Virgo, you will feel stable in your communications and interactions with your loved ones. However, external tensions will hit, causing some turbulent times. Stay calm and believe in yourself everything will go by fine. Also, make fewer purchases, and your finances will be better.
Effects on Libra
Libra, the retrograde period will prove to be very favorable for you. You will be in the limelight of your career during this time. However, you could face issues with your significant other if you do not carry them along with your better self.
Effects on Scorpio
Scorpio, your partner might be having some doubts about your future together. Talking to them about your plans is the best solution. It will assure them that you are sincere. The rest shall be fine.
Effects on Sagittarius
The Mercury retrograde in Capricorn will give you a chance to regain your freedom. It will make you stable and give you a chance to start over. However, this sense of excessive freedom would cause problems in your relationships, especially with your partner. Do not forget to give them time. You will be more stable on the financial front.
Effects on Capricorn
Mercury helps you strengthen your personality. You will form associations with people who can help you in the future. Also, your relationship with your significant other will be revived again. Reassure them that you are there for them in years to come. On the financial side, do not make purchases at the last moment as this would exceed your budget.
Effects on Aquarius
Aquarius, your relationship will fall into murky waters. You seem to be acquiring too much freedom and drifting away from them. Doing this would put a halt to your relationship. If you seriously love them, return home on time at night!
Effects on Pisces
Pisces, although the things between you and your partner are improving, the external tensions are at play. You can either assure them that all will be okay, or you can completely ignore them. It is your call!