On 26 August Mercury trines Pluto as Venus opposes Chiron. Mercury trine Pluto is an extremely direct combination. It gets straight to the point and tends to bring things up that may have been festering beneath the surface for a while. Venus opposed Chiron suggests this may be painful for others around you so try to be gentle.
Mercury trine Pluto will particularly enhance your abilities as a powerful communicator and if your chart is triggered it’s likely your mind will feel sharper than usual, more focused. This is the kind of transit that allows for charismatic speeches, empowered manifestos and hard nosed strategies to be developed.
During Mercury trine Pluto it’s important to remember that the most crucial part of good communication is listening to the other. This may not always be easy as Mercury in the sign of Virgo can be a very critical thinker. Be careful you are not planning your rebuttal instead of actively listening! Also Pluto is not known for its flexibility. Be careful not to let your pet dogmas blind you to another person’s point of view.
Of course Mercury trine Pluto isn’t just about communication; it will also have a positive affect on the way you think. This is a great time to hone your ideas and indeed those whose charts are personally triggered are likely to have plenty of new ones. Your mind is likely to be very open and receptive but sharp enough to easily differentiate between what is worthwhile and what is not.
Mercury trine Pluto is particularly good at helping us see the practical steps towards change that may need to be taken in our lives at this time.
How will Mercury trine Pluto affect you
Those who have natal planets or points between 21 and 27 degrees of the Earth (Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn) or Water (Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces) will feel this configuration most strongly. If you are affected, look to see which house Mercury and Pluto are passing through in your natal chart. This will tell you which area of your life is likely to be most affected by this transit.
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