OOB Mercury barges out of Sagittarius with the usual bluntness and awkwardness that often characterises his sojourn there and bounces into Capricorn. It’s OOB status started on December 13th and ends on January 4th.
After fun-loving Sagittarius this will certainly hit him with force, dampening his mood and deepening his thoughts and encouraging all of us to think, plan and talk in a much more serious fashion more so during the OOB phase which lasts for the major part of Mercury’s stay in Capricorn.
Mercury’s first important encounter is an easy trine to retrograde Uranus (6°53’) on the 25th (GMT) making communications exciting and fast-paced especially if they involve getting ahead in some sector of your life. On the 1st January an easy sextile with dreamy Neptune in Pisces (18°28’), a sound planning of our dreams could be possible, at least it’s worth a thought before Mercury collides with transformational Pluto on the 5th (24°19’) and thoughts might become obsessive or, better, finely tuned to being on top of things.
“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” William James