Mercury retrogrades from 5 to 30 December 2010, from 5° 55′ Capricorn to 19° 39′ Sagittarius, but the current shadow phase is already throwing up plenty as the Wikileaks saga shows no sign of losing momentum.

Mercury is in Capricorn now and Capricorn is the sign of government and large organisations. Is it any surprise that instead of addressing their own accountability, they seem to be out to shoot the messenger (which is Mercury’s key role), Wikileaks’ founder, Julian Assange, through unrelated allegations.

A couple of astrologers share their thoughts on the matter:

Update, 7 December 2010: Here’s an interview with Assange on TED in July 2010.

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