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The Ugly Truth about Mercury Retrograde and the Capricorn Man

Have you ever heard of Mercury retrograde? 

Mercury retrograde is a three-and-a-half-week period where Mercury, the planet of information and communication, slows down and moves backward for a period of review in a particular sign(s). 

When Mercury is retrograde, there is an increase in communication breakdowns such as lost texts, incorrect emails, and endless drama. 

During this transit, it is common for most people, especially Capricorn men, to feel mentally overwhelmed or confused, emotionally reserved, socially distant, and more sensitive than usual. 

Although Mercury retrograde only lasts for three weeks at a time, this planetary phenomenon happens at least three times a year, bringing a dose of mental transformation and self-reflection almost every quarter. 

So, what is the truth behind Mercury retrograde and its effects on the earthy Capricorn man? 

How does Mercury retrograde affect him, and what does this mean for love? 

Fortunately for you, I’ll be answering all your questions (and myths) about Mercury retrograde and its influence on the Capricorn man. 

Keep reading for more. 

1. Don’t Expect Him To Talk Much

When it comes to the Capricorns and Mercury retrograde, it’s true that you shouldn’t expect him to talk much. 

Granted, the Capricorn man is naturally a man of very few words, but he may become even more reserved when the planet of communication is quiet.

During this period, the pessimistic Capricorn man can become rigid and self-limiting. Rather than expanding his thoughts, he hoards them or becomes so fixated on what he’s working on that he forgets about doing anything else. 

This characteristic of the Capricorn man and Mercury retrograde is particularly evident when Mercury is moving backwards in a fixed sign like Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius, or Taurus. 

When Mercury is retrograde in a fixed sign, the Capricorn man is more self-conscious and closed off.  

He may come across more rebellious if you try to tell him what to do. 

2. He May Be More Sensitive Than Usual

Capricorn Man May Be More Sensitive Than Usual 

Sensitivity and the Capricorn man usually do not go together, but they align when Mercury is retrograde. 

Typically, the Capricorn man tries his best to hide his feelings, but when Mercury is retrograde (especially in a sensual water sign like Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces), the Capricorn man can’t help but wear his heart on his sleeve. 

During retrograde transits, be mindful of his increased sensitivity, otherwise you run the strong chance of getting into a verbal disagreement or pushing him away emotionally. 

Rather than crowding him or making him feel guilty for having an increase of emotions, let him know that you are there for him by listening to what he has to say and honoring his feelings. 

The worst thing you can do to a Capricorn man is alienate him for something he has done or said. 

3. Ignore His Sarcastic Comments

Just like the Capricorn man can be increasingly sensitive during Mercury retrograde, depending on whether Mercury is retrograde in a cardinal sign like Capricorn, Cancer, Libra, or Aries, he can be a vicious hot head too. 

When Mercury retrogrades through any of the mentioned cardinal signs, will be surprised by some sarcastic and even rude comments.

Although this can be disheartening for some and hilarious for others, the Capricorn man doesn’t mean any harm.

During these transits, Mercury challenges his cardinal nature, and brings out his more combative traits in an effort to help him learn how to communicate and cooperate with others he may have issues with or does not like. 

If you find that he is more opinionated or sarcastic during this transit, just ignore him. 

Don’t fight fire with fire. 

4. Give Him Time To Think

If you’ve been wondering, what is the best thing I can do for a Capricorn man during Mercury retrograde? 

The best thing you can do for the Capricorn man during Mercury retrograde is giving him extra space and alone time to think.

Naturally, the Capricorn is an independent loner, he has no trouble building an empire from the ground up with his own two hands. 

However, with Mercury retrograde, the Capricorn man needs more time to process his emotions and sit with his thoughts. 

He needs time to put his feelings into words. 

If he doesn’t get this space, you can expect him to be snappy and crude.

Even if he’s not in a bad mood, you probably won’t want to be around him.

However, when the Capricorn man gets the mental space and rest he needs, Mercury retrograde becomes a fruitful time. 

He will feel excited about the future and will use his past experiences to help build a stronger foundation for his future. 

Read next: 5 Shocking Things Every Capricorn Man Wants

Final Thoughts

Mercury retrograde can be a time of great confusion or great clarity depending on who you are and your personal natal chart, but to the ambitious Capricorn man, it is always a time for increased opportunity. 

After reading this short piece about the inner workings of Mercury retrograde and how it affects the Capricorn man, have you noticed any similarities in your Capricorn man? 

If not, what are some other truths that you’ve learned about Capricorn men and the information planet? 

Share your experiences in the comments.

 I love to hear from you. 

And if you’re wondering about other inner workings of your Capricorn man (or the one you have your eye on) head to my Capricorn Man Secrets to unlock more secrets.

Sending you love and light on your journey. 

Your sister and friend, 

Anna Kovach 



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