Generation X author Douglas Coupland is Mercury Saturn Conjunct, and it shows. His latest work is wry, cynical, and, well, Saturnine.
He is SUPER Capricorn – Sun, Venus, Mars, Mercury, and Saturn all tight together in the sign of the Sea-Goat. Now THAT is what i call a multiple conjunct Capricorn. Of course, he is concerned with generations, time, and what endures or does not.
I just read The Radical Pessimists Guide To The Future which is his guide to Pluto in Capricorn, though Coupland does not call it that. It is witty and insightful but tinged with gloom. In fact, what better description for a Mercury Saturn conjunct person than “radical pessimist?”
Here are a few extracts from it.
The middle class is over. It’s not coming back…Remember travel agents? Remember how they just kind of vanished one day? That’s where all the other jobs that once made us middle-class are going – to that same, magical, class-killing, job-sucking wormhole into which travel-agency jobs vanished, never to return. However, this won’t stop people from self-identifying as middle-class, and as the years pass we’ll be entering a replay of the antebellum South when people defined themselves by the social status of their ancestors three generations back. Enjoy the new monoclass!
In the same way you can never go backward to a slower computer, you can never go backward to a lessened state of connectedness
Enjoy lettuce while you still can And anything else that arrives in your life from a truck, for that matter. For vegetables, get used to whatever it is they served in railway hotels in the 1890s. Jams. Preserves. Pickled everything.
Mercury Saturn Conjunct is dour but usually correct. These people have a way of nailing a situation or dynamic.
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