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Mercury trine Pluto: powerful communication

Mercury trine Pluto Listen by Catrin Welz-Stein.

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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8 Comments on Mercury trine Pluto: powerful communication

  1. I feel very confused about it all to be honest – but again, that should be a concrete effect of the square, huh?! ;-)

    I have uranus at my MC, transit neptune in 1st house squaring MC, and Saturn retro nearing MC. One effect of this is angst and anxiety about starting in a new job. I’m so tense and I have bach aches on 9th month now.

    I’ve recently begun in a new job position but due to very bad experinces in the past job I’m worked up in a tense ball inside (“is this going south too??!”). It really affects my sleep because my back gets so tense that I wake up with muscle pains…

    So yeah, for me it’s probably the square unfortunately… It’s taking it’s time and Neptune seems like it will never ever leave that damned MC. Grr! *sigh*

    • The Saturn – Neptune square is very bound up with disappointment so it’s natural to fear that this new job might ‘go south’ too. However it’s important not to project the past onto the present. The new job could also be fantastic :)

      • Hi Faith.
        Thanks for replying :-) I wish this Neptune/Saturn stuff would just dissapear. We’ve had so much difficult transits the past years (or maybe it’s just me or the Square talking now…). I know the new job is right for me, it feels RIGHT somehow, and I’m very grateful to finally have found a nice place to be for sure!

  2. I started working last week after a gap of 1.5 years now. The new job seems exciting as well as lots of loose ends to be brought together as I am a member of the management team. I cant complain. So far it is smooth sailing.

  3. Hi. I have Mercury conjunct Pluto (0’06 orb) in Libra trine Jupiter (1 degree orb) and now Mercury has gone into Gemini, the transit makes a grand air trine. Is this a supercharged time for me mentally?

    • Hi Richy… Yes I would expect your thinking and communication skills to be pretty tight during this transit. How did you experience it?

  4. It worked out pretty well for me. I had a telephone interview for what would pretty much me a dream job for me. I spent a day researching (mercury cj Pluto lol) the company, the software system the job referred to and during the interview I had many pages of notes to refer to.

    I sucked up information like a sponge at a prodigious rate and it flowed from me easily during the interview.

    I have another interview today, although my research on this one hasn’t shown them in a great light. I’ll be using today’s interview just to dust off cobwebs from my face to face performance. I don’t really want to work for this firm. I see right through this firm and it’s not too good :) also have natal Saturn conjunct the sun in Cancer, so that hard work pays off in bucket loads

  5. My moon,Neptune,Saturn,Mars and Jupiter are activated! Mercury in House 1 and Pluto in house 5. Sounds like a busy time .

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