You believe in formats and formulas. If something succeeded before then you expect it to do so again. Admittedly there are times when you have to update methods or revisit a premise but consistency always produces results. It’s why you don’t deviate from the norm; yet Mercury traveling backwards in Capricorn requires just that. By removing a step or introducing an obstacle, it forces you to think on your feet. This could prove both exhausting and exhilarating. Where others will be relieved when Mercury comes out of retrograde on January 1st, you may be one of the few who’s eager to have another go.