Wow! Mercury, Mars and Pluto are all hovering around 4° Capricorn! For those who have planets and Angles from two to five degrees in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) what comes out of your mouth now carries great weight.
When Mercury and Mars joined forces recently in Sagittarius, there was plenty of sound and fury but other than being extremely annoying, not much damage was done. Sagittarius is mutable fire and loves a good rhetorical argument just for the sake of argument, no harm no foul. Keep in mind only Mercury and Mars were involved too. Now Pluto is squarely in the middle of things and it’s Capricorn, not Sagittarius. The stakes have been raised considerably.
Capricorn is cardinal earth therefore very focused, practical and results oriented. Pluto adds intensity and ruthlessness to the mix. Mars is exalted in Capricorn and thusly very strong indeed while poor ole Mercury is retrograde and more interested in being introspective than picking a fight.
Another way of looking at this combination is Mercury is being forced to act as a mouthpiece for Mars and Pluto. The thing is Mars and Pluto in Capricorn are a very powerful combination and when they throw a punch it will go through the wall, not bounce off of it. Keep that in mind when you start throwing words around right now because they will be weapons capable of penetrating deep into another person’s psyche.
In our household we have my Mars-Mercury conjunction in Scorpio with Pluto widely square Mars, and my husband has Mercury in Aries trine Pluto, Mars in Scorpio square Pluto and Mars inconjunct his Mercury. Yup! Plenty of very similar energy to the current stellium in Capricorn! In twenty years of marriage, we have almost always steered clear of outright confrontation – both of us, which is saying something for my Aries spouse because Aries does love to jump in with both feet. In his first marriage to another Aries, it was almost constant warfare and he did not want to live that way anymore. What I am getting at is it IS possible to live in peace despite (or maybe because of) having plenty of heavy duty artillery on both sides.
Fortunately this stellium will be dissipating over the next few days with Mercury gradually picking up speed in reverse and Mars moving deeper into Capricorn, away from Pluto. If you are in a belligerent mood, then choose your opponent with care and brace yourself!
Me, I’m going to stick with being as polite as possible and choose my words to heal rather than harm. How about you?