Mercury, our favorite fast moving planet, makes his way into Capricorn on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 5:12 am Eastern Time. From now until January 11th, communications will be down to earth and focus on practical matters. At the same time, we will build solid plans for the future.

The Messenger and the Goat

Mercury, known as the Messenger of the Gods will meet up with Capricorn, represented by the goat. Mercury rules over knowledge, communications of all kinds, shipping and travel. When he meets up with the Sign of the Goat, all these areas will be on solid footing.

Most of us shoot for the unattainable when creating resolutions, however this transit will help you formulate purposeful goals that you can actually follow and achieve.

Saturn rules Capricorn, so we will also feel some of this planet’s influence during this period too. Saturn brings the energy of order and structure, so mischievous little Mercury is forced to slow down and get organized.

Those holiday travel plans should go relatively smooth and even those last minute packages should arrive at their destinations without a hitch.

Practical Talk

All the pre-holiday chatter from Mercury in Sagittarius will calm down now. Those big ideas and big plans from before will probably whittle down and become more realistic and practical. And that’s okay. Christmas and New Year’s will be just as happy and hopeful as before.

In fact, we’ll all be dealing with lots of practical talk over the next few weeks. Many of us will be discussing the news and focusing on more serious topics like home, finances, health, education and personal goals. And any advice we give or get is likely to be useful and well received.

A Solid Game Plan

This transit can definitely help you develop a solid game plan for the upcoming year. Capricorn is great at building firm foundations and Mercury can help accelerate your thinking.

You might not be one for making New Year’s resolutions, but this time around you could have greater success. Most of us shoot for the unattainable when creating resolutions, however this transit will help you formulate purposeful goals that you can actually follow and achieve.

Planning some major life changes? You’re also in luck. Use Mercury’s influence and write them down. At the same, tap into Capricorn’s wisdom so that you can be serious and get down to business. Whatever changes you make, treat it like a business plan where you break down goals step by step. You’ll have a greater chance of success.

Embrace the energy of Mercury in Capricorn. Let it help you build a solid future!