There are two cards from the Major Arcana this week and they are representing the fact that Mercury moves into the zodiac sign of Capricorn on 1 December 2023. Mercury is the planet that rules our thoughts, our speech, and our interactions with others. Capricorn is the business person of the zodiac and is, perhaps the most conservative of all the signs. This will equate to you being down to earth and generating realistic ideas. This will be the time to be methodical and rational, especially in your thinking and interactions with others.
Whilst this may not sound too exciting, this alignment brings lots of benefits to you. As this formation always takes place around the New Year period, it will bestow you with with grounded, goal focused energy that will give you the determination to make realistic resolutions and to keep them. During this transit, you may find that your interactions with other people could become more controlling than constructive due to Capricorn’s high level awareness of hierarchies. Now looking to the tarot major arcana cards that represent the players in this transit; we see The Magician for Mercury and The Devil for Capricorn. Starting with The Magician, he represents enterprise and knowledge. This card is also associated with diplomacy as a result of his prowess with using words. The Magician can be seen as a talented showman or a conman and according to Roman mythology, Mercury was considered to be the God of Thieves. However, Mercury is typically associated with communication, social networking and how you interact with others. Other things associated with Mercury include wings, winged items and the infinity symbol. Mercury is also closely associated with palmistry, with both pinkie fingers; for example a short pinkie finger suggests that your communication skills need to be worked on, whereas a long pinkie finger may suggest that you talk too much and/or you may be too heavily engaged with social media. The zodiac sign of Capricorn is represented by The Devil. This is not worthy of causing you any undue worry though. This card looks grim the actual association is that Capricorn is associated with the Greek God Pan – half-man and half-goat nature god. The Devil is a symbolic representation of the consequences if you give full reign to your raw desires. The Devil is concerned with what turns you on and if you delve into the taboo areas. An alternative interpretation that might be helpful is thinking critically about which desires you want to put into action and those that you would rather leave behind. There is no right or wrong answer but over time your conscience will help you grow and help you learn which of your desires will help you and which ones hinder you. The important thing to takeaway is about balance and over the course of your life journey you’re going to make many mistakes that will equal your many successes. Some days you will feel as if you have taken a step backwards, and then another day will feel as if you have taken 3 steps forwards. Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness, bad days give you experience, worst days give you lessons and are the most painful days but that is where growth takes place. Best days give you memories