Jean teaches astrology & metaphysics. She is an author, reader, ordained nondenominational minister, and member of the NJ Metaphysical Ctr.
Shrewd and Ambitious
A Mercury in Capricorn person works at a well-respected accounting firm in a large city. They are very diplomatic, tactful people, and make painstaking efforts to be sure all that they do is accurate. These souls are also very shrewd and ambitious— they have been climbing the corporate ladder at a quick pace. That practical and organized mind always thinks up very methodical ways to get the desired results, although at times the ideas are not as original as other people's. Mercury in Capricorn people are capable of extended bouts of concentration, as others do not always have the patience to consider certain tasks that are very time consuming. Pouring over spreadsheets for hours to see what the problem is does not really interest most people, but this one can stick with it until the puzzle is solved. Not everyone has such patience and discipline. Do you know what sign your Mercury is in?
Capricorn Is a Leadership Sign
A person with Mercury in Capricorn is a take charge person, because Capricorn is a cardinal leadership sign, and is symbolized by the goat standing at the top of the mountain. They have great management abilities, and this makes them successful executives. Anyone with planets in Capricorn is especially good at math, but also likes science and metaphysical subjects. They can also like to paint in their spare time, which is almost nonexistent right now, but something worthwhile to pursue more someday. No matter what goes on in the office, these are natural leaders, and it just feels right to others when they take charge, as these people are good sports. A Mercury in Capricorn person will never ask anyone else to do something they will not do themselves; when a deadline looms ahead, they are the first ones to pitch in with all the others. So they are well liked and respected in their professions.
Capricorn In Mercury People Plan for the Future
One Mercury in Capricorn woman began thinking about making an investment as her paychecks got larger, and decided that real estate was the best choice to begin to grow a nest egg. She dates now and then, but there is nobody special on the scene right now. She has been looking at house listings and think a larger sized home would be the perfect thing for now. Although that seems like a big home for a single person, most people doubt that they will always be single. Capricorn Mercury people just like to think ahead. Plus they are concerned with attaining social status through material accomplishments, and nothing says, “I’m doing really well” than a renovated brownstone in tony neighborhood! A cozy, little bungalow is not their thing, although nature and the woods are fine. Mercury in Capricorn people get to a career point where they finally realize their financial and social status are about where they were aiming for, and they have conservative political and social ideas. Capricorn likes the established order, and respects beliefs that have proven useful through the test of time.
A Home Is Your Most Important Asset
What has more practical value than a nice home? This woman is a realist though, and as much as the idea of home ownership appeals to her, realizes it is a great investment opportunity too. Our Mercury in Capricorn perrson works for a large firm which has branches in other countries, so if she buys a big brownstone, large events can be held there on important occasions. Busy Mercury in Capricorn people often travel for business as well, so theoretically could even “swap” homes with a colleague in another country, if it is necessary to go to a country and stay at a colleague’s home, then that person can stay at their home during that time period. These people do not delude themselves that they wants to settle down and get married or have children right now, buying this home is just a practical business decision with value, though at a different time in life it could come to mean more.
Finding a New Home Is Hard Work
So our Mercury person has started looking around at homes with a realtor on the weekends when there is time. Being constantly busy, it is even hard for the realtor to get her out to look at the listings. But the realtor warms up to his client as he shows homes, and gets used to Mercury in Capricorn sharp and penetrating wit. The potential buyer is curious about all the types of homes being shown, but is being very careful about the economics of this whole house buying business. It has been necessary to visit various banks to find out about loans and rates. But all work and no play makes for a dull girl, and a Mercury in Capricorn is nothing like that. The realtor has come to appreciate his client's interest in literature, philosophy, and art. A person can spend a lot of time with their realtor when home shopping, it is one of the biggest decisions a person can make in a lifetime.
Practical and Thoughtful
The realtor likes the way his client is so practical and thoughtful, and also begins to look forward to hearing her opinions, as this client has a very discriminating eye. At first he tried to quickly influence a quick sale, but soon realized that a Mercury in Capricorn's practical nature would not allow anyone to steer them in any direction that did not meet requirements. He decided that since they were in Philadelphia, the Society Hill area of restored brownstones would be perfect. Mercury in Capricorn people love and respect history, and what is more historical than living a few blocks away from the Liberty Bell and Constitution Hall? Plus with a love of art, South Street and all the boutiques and antique shops are within walking distance.
As the client looked at homes, she liked a few, and changed her mind a few times. Mercury in Capricorn people are restless and suspicious too, and it felt like time was moving forward and they were not getting anywhere. But the realtor soon learned to cope with the critical opinions of some houses he showed, and he realized the brownstone was what her heart was set on from the beginning. The client was acting peevish when he showed her other types of homes in the agreed price range, but finally the agent knew the only way he could make a commission was to treat this difficult person with kindness and find the home of her dreams. It also seemed like this particular client was beginning to look forward to these home shopping trips with her realtor, and they had a good chemistry together.
The Dream Home
Mercury in Capricorn People Need Time to Warm Up to Others
Once the salesperson started showing brownstones, our Mercury in Capricorn person was really happy. She loved the look, it just said, “Success” to her. She wanted to have four bedrooms, just to plan for a future husband and children, or for guests in case of family sleepovers, or the company oriented plans she had at the beginning of her home search. Since Capricorn is an earth sign, she was thrilled to find a home with a plant filled terrace in back. The light hardwood floors and exposed brick in some of the rooms were so charming! The kitchen was modernized and quite big, and there was room for a large dining table too. But when she saw the gorgeous front patio on the corner unit, filled with flowering plants and with an adorable metal table and chairs, she knew she was in love. And as her realtor showed her around all the different properties and saw her delight when she looked at this house, it appeared that he was beginning to fall in love too (not with the house, with his client)!
Brownstones are directly next to each other, but Mercury in Capricorn people are much friendlier than others think. It just takes them longer to warm up to people than others do. Capricorns are the kinds of neighbors who do not gossip, but offer to pick up medications at the store for sick neighbors, will walk your dog, or make you a pot of chicken soup. Isn’t it great to have practical friends? The home she found also had a large downstairs room that would make a great studio, art room, or movie room for guests. Being in this busy area of Philadelphia, she was excited about the prospect of checking out local artists to find paintings for when she began to decorate. Plus good art appreciates in time!
Getting Settled In
Some people misunderstand Mercury in Capricorn people, and think they are too serious, lacking any humor at all. Some of them are accused of being social climbers. This can be true if their are difficult aspects to the person's Mercury, but is not really the norm. Mercury in Capricorn people are discriminating, but not in a bad way. They just know what they like, and what they want out of life, and will not waste time on other things.
After a closing is over and the house really belongs to the buyer, it is customary for the realtor to give the buyer a nice gift. Our favorite Mercury in Capricorn person took a week off of work to move in, and she heard a knock at the door. It was a florist, delivering a dozen red roses, and a note from that hard working realtor, asking if she was free for dinner that night. She actually was, and was thrilled to have a date after working so hard to make the move. She had a good feeling about him, and so did he for her, from the day he watched her fall in love with her brownstone! She even invited him in for a nightcap so he could see what she did with the place since he last saw it. One gets to know a person pretty well by working together for several months!
© 2013 Jean Bakula
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on November 03, 2013:
I get the vibe, as I have a Capricorn Moon. It takes me time to warm up to people. The Scorpio ascendant probably doesn't help either. I am friendly to a point, and crave stability. If you enjoy Astrology, I made up fictional characters to teach Sun in each Sign and Venus in each sign. I made both people have the same planetary positions, to make the traits more clear. I'd love to see you at Spiritualitypathways.com. Take care.
Elisa on November 03, 2013:
I love this version of Cap mercury that you wrote up.
it's true. I'm very discriminating, and most who don't understand, think it is "snobbish", but I can't help it. To the point where I have screen people privately in my head, but assessing their character. It's only a kind of self defense move on my part because I am very picky/choosy to be around certain people. Unstable, flighty people (which aren't bad people of course) make me nervous and I like stability despite having mutables in my chart.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on August 22, 2013:
My first love was a Capricorn, and I have my moon there, so I understand. I sometimes think of things I did when I was younger and am amazed at the cold way I made decisions. I like myself better now, and thankfully have my Mercury and Venus in Gemini, for a lighter touch.
Thanks for reading and commenting. These are fun to write, although I have a huge urge to redecorate now! Take care.
carol stanley from Arizona on August 22, 2013:
After being married to a Capricorn...regardless of mercury...Hard to deal with sometimes. There is a coldness about Capricorns...however they are attractive, interesting and generally successful. Well done Jean.