As you know if you follow my Facebook page, over the past week or so we have seen a challenging alignment of these three planets which culminated on December 13th. Mercury just turned retrograde on the 10th so it is still moving pretty slowly, and will remain within five degrees of Pluto for the next few days. All planets are in Capricorn, the sign that represents structures, governments, tradition.
Uranus, the radical revolutionary, also changed direction on the 5th, and its influence is very visible in the dramatic events that have transpired over the past week or so, beginning with the arrest of Julian Assange and the explosion of the Wikileaks documents – (the radical (Uranus) exposure of information (Mercury) that reveals the secrets (Pluto) that are rocking the stability of national governments (Capricorn).
Mercury presides over communication and learning, but also transportation and messages. Mars is the fiery god of war and Pluto the god of destruction so any alignment of these two planets can get pretty intense. When Mercury joins in, there can be a heightened chance of arguments, disputes, and traffic problems.
The explosion of a city bus in my hometown of Chapel Hill North Carolina yesterday, for apparently no reason, is eerily reflective of this triple conjunction since it involves the element of transportation, explosion and fire.
Then there are the riots. Rioters in England last week attacked a car carrying Prince Charles and his wife Camilla when they drove too near a demonstration against university tuition hikes. This occurred just as Mercury was preparing to turn retrograde in conjunction to Pluto.
Two days later, tensions in Russia flared after the shooting of a football fan that resulted in violence against ethnic minorities.
Yesterday riots erupted […]