Mercury in Capricorn, as I’ve mentioned, communicates in a controlled manner, very much within, or reinforcing, authoritative paradigms.

The movement of Mercury back from visionary Aquarius into cautious Capricorn from the point of President Obama’s inauguration sees the administration get down to the business of reforming government (Capricorn’s domain). In his inaugural speech, Obama mentions the need to keep one’s eyes ‘fixed on the horizon’, giving voice, when the Sun and Mercury are exact at 0° Aquarius, to the point where earth and air meet.