Mercury Direct in Capricorn
In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Mercury is allied with Thoth, the Sacred Scribe. Capricorn is allied with Khnum. Thoth and Khnum are ancient archetypes – their stories emerge from the mists of pre-history - and both play a role in the Egyptian creation story. Khnum created the living beings of Earth on a potter’s wheel. Thoth is the creator of language, writing, and time. These three – language, writing, time – are central to our perception of reality.
Our thoughts determine what we believe reality to be. Our words reinforce that perception and communicate it to others. Language is crucial to building a collective vision; a collective vision is key to our survival. This collective vision becomes our reality construct.
Our reality construct isn’t static; it is a perception that changes over time. Whenever we go through a process of transformation and change, Khnum invites us back on his potter’s wheel and gives us a spin. He remakes our energetic body so that our container can better hold the transformations we are experiencing. Collectively, we are experiencing a shift in our reality construct. We need a new structure – a new container – to better hold this change.
Our present time is rife with conflict generated by the dissolution of our old reality construct and uncertainty of what our new reality will be. There’s not a whole lot we as individuals can do about this; we’re pretty much just along for the ride. But we can examine our own containers and create structures that better address our changing reality. As we exit this Mercury in Capricorn retrograde period, commit to making changes in your own life structures that will support internal and external change.
Mercury turns direct on January 18 at Capricorn 8°08’.
January 17, 2023, by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.