Mercury Direct…Still On Pluto

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Cecil Skotnes Shake The God

Don’t make ‘not thinking’ your goal. You cannot stop thought. If you try, all you will achieve is a gritted-teeth attitude of tension in body and mind. What is within your absolute power to do is to refuse to accept the lie that you are the thoughts and the thoughts are you.
— From Conversations with Plato

 

Mercury is Direct – there goes that excuse – but the hardcore Pluto Vibe lingers till early February.  This is like the theme of the current Horoscopes, even if it is not spelled out as such.

We are all – one way or another – in Pluto Academy.  Consciousness morphing. Lessons not just learned by rote or because-we-should but by the actual neural pathways re-routing.

Lessons not just learned nor even understood but felt. That’s Mercury on Pluto since early December until early Feb. However, now that Mercury is direct, things do move more quickly.

So what was your major Pluto Academy subject or study theme?

 

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kitsuneMM Member
kitsune

Pluto moved into my 5th house and I’m coming to terms with the fact that my lover, the man I’ve been deeply in love with (and have loved more than any man before him) is a verbally abusive ahole. This has been hitting me extremely hard since early December. We made it through Christmas alright (where I spent it with his family) but everything now is completely undoing itself. This man makes me cry. He takes my words and spins them into something else entirely, which was very confusing during the retrograde. I’m in a new city and own two… Read more »

Virgo EllieMM Member
Virgo Ellie

So Mercury is direct but Pluto is moving things around, is that correct? This week has been a bundle of “WTF”…. Is the Mercury affect still active or is it Pluto pulling the rung from under me. WOW.. this week is kicking my are, making me paranoid.

Chin UP! I guess

xx!

Virgo EllieMM Member
Virgo Ellie

kicking my are s/b [arse]

letti
letti

Pluto Mercury exactly conjunct my descendant…..what a period : /

Calli GMM Member
Calli G

My Pluto, along with a third of my chart, is in Virgo. For me this past month has been about how I relate to my body–accepting its oddities, understanding what I will and will not do to support its optimal functioning–and making plans for being the sort of physical me I want to be. Today I accepted that some great ideas will never actually work for me and made an investment in something that will. Specifically, gym memberships and pool plans are great ideas that I do not carry out. But in the past I have successfully set up and… Read more »

GwendolynMM Member
Gwendolyn

I am quad Virgo (Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Pluto)…I have Venus, Uranus and Pluto all inhabiting my 8th house! And I have my second Saturn return imminent. Pluto has been about boundaries and defending them like a manic ninja. Cut loose and having no contact with a sister that is truly a malignant narcissist. Also bravely giving up a thirty year dalliance with weed, so my dreamscape is now open, honest and lucid. Been behind the hedge for so long now, it’s great to remember dreams and reconnect with Deity and Guides clearly, no longer muffled and obtuse.

amaranthismeMM Member
amaranthisme

the test that is work

Alejandra
Alejandra

Death. I wanna die. As always as Pluto hits hard. I’ve tried twice. I’m just tired of this nonsense.

uranianoddity
uranianoddity

Dealing with lots of issues about self-worth and self-love and stuff. This Mercury-Pluto thing has been putting me through the wringer.

Roxy ScorpioMM Member
Roxy Scorpio

…I meant the song by Ane Brun

PiMM Member
Pi

a mercury direct dream about the capricorn. I have not dreamt about any man, ever, as much as I dream about him. …Neptune connection? (the venus direct dream last Sept was the most lovely) we were in a house together – the last few dreams have not been harmonious, unfortunately, as though he was pissed off / at me, not really present. :\ in this house, and a young girl called Grace was in there with us (who I happen to know in real life). I was in another room. I heard him shouting ‘no not in here’ and carrying… Read more »

Roxy ScorpioMM Member
Roxy Scorpio

This is so interesting, I like your “literal” reading…of course naked, throwing up on ones own carpet is a “total absence of grace” (as one line in “Rubber and Soul” reads)
also: does he appear to you as someone who chastizes or berates people, aggressively (and patronizingly) downgrading them to pet status?
at any rate, he seems to be absent quite frequently, maybe not a bad thing after all? :-/

PiMM Member
Pi

hey roxy scorp, yes i’ve been thinking more about dream language lately. its shamanic, so-literal directness. I was walking through a park today thinking “but why *Grace*??” and then realising, ohhhhhhh, ok. It’s GRACE. I haven’t worked out the bad temper thing he projects towards me in the dreams. He’s not in my orbit in daily life. He doesn’t appear to me to have those traits you mention at all, he’s a very peaceful person as far as i could tell. but I can’t think of any interaction between us where this energy could have come about, so i am… Read more »

PiMM Member
Pi

oh gosh, ane brun is my new favourite musician. thank you XX

Roxy ScorpioMM Member
Roxy Scorpio

this song immediately popped up as I read the description….glad you like it!

it has been said below, but as soon as you mentioned zour cap moon and cringing about this state of being, yeah, this is the side of you that just hates the fuq out of feeling like this (the cap part is just the “tertium comperationis” for projection)…”your reluctant voice saying you decide your own fate”
…especially since (it sounds to me as as though) he is worlds apart and unavailable, but sorry, reading into…

PiMM Member
Pi

this is really interesting. I hadn’t heard the term tertium comperationis before. had to look up – read about.
‘hates the fuq out of feeling like this’ lol, yep.
you’re about right re the availability. it’s where this psycho-analytical tailspin has begun. If only he knew what kind of self awareness trip this saga has sent me on. I suspect he has libra uranus on my NN,
thanks roxy.

annica
annica

In some dreams houses can even be you. Thanks for sharing your dream!

PiMM Member
Pi

that’s what’s got me thinking annica! that it’s really time to get some details under control here at Pi HQ. I can’t be dreaming about living and sleeping in a hovel … with grace… under pressure? hmm x

Catherine
Catherine

an analyst said to me everyone in the dream is you. Maybe the spiritual side of you is at odds with the physical (Saturn/Neptune) and time to integrate c/ care for it more in your life. The male version sounds a bit harsh…maybe there’s some psychic crap from the old relationship that needs ritually removing? Just suggestions…I dreamt I was looking round lots of household stuff with a Richard Burton ooh alike…then got woken up. Drat

PiMM Member
Pi

maybe it’s time for a conversation with Mr Animus…
a lot of harsh self talk as time has passed about how i have dealt with this whole situation. which has only been able to play out in my head. The emotional energy I expend on this is vastly disproportionate to the simple realities of the past situation, which makes me think that it’s pinging something ‘bigger than this’ somewhere in my history/being/psyche. or maybe i just fuqing fell in love with the guy and that’s it no further analysis required except from the likes of Wordsworth, lol.

PiMM Member
Pi

thanks katycoyote. bummer about the Richard Burton lookalike 😉 maybe he’s out in the quantum particles somewhere with you 😉

Catherine
Catherine

I sincerely wish; but hope he’d be sober
Thanks dreams are fascinating’s

aquasunrise
aquasunrise

Oh dear – its unhappy, but it IS honest – I’d much prefer that any day. I re read the book “you can understand your dreams”, by David Fontana (deceased), where food / nourishment can be a metaphor for relationships, sex, growth…Nurturing here is really an issue. I cannot say anyone is doing anything wrong. It just is this way. What will you do about it? Just as a direction… Your domestic situation you fear is exposed? I know this feeling, there’s work to be done. Its promising – revealing possibility. You can fix it. I had two similar dreams… Read more »

saturnplutofluxMM Member
saturnplutoflux

Pluto is now within 1deg of exactly conjuncting my natal Venus (9th house). -I’m pretty sure it’s ETA coincides with the upcoming Venus transit – that should be interesting! it’s also sq. my natal Moon/Lilith/Uranus conj. (Libra) which is also being zapped by an opposing Uranus…I have been hiding under the covers waiting for chaos and disaster to rain down, but so far…all quiet on the western front (ptt pttt ptt *spitting on the evileye to avert any misfortune* 🙂 ) Other than amicably arranging to divorce my fellow Saggi wayfarer-mate (who lives on the other side of the world… Read more »

A Scorp
A Scorp

Don’t all Saggos live overseas. LOL. *sigh*

I have a love interest who’s working & living overseas. Not only is it karmic (his multi Saggo planets on my South Node) but he’s friggin overseas. It’s so ridiculously impossible but I just can’t let it go.

saturnplutofluxMM Member
saturnplutoflux

haha. no chance of getting on a plane and visiting?

A Scorp
A Scorp

don’t have the funds to travel. Maybe next year but who knows where he’ll be then.

No relationship status has established with him anyway. We’ve never been together long enough for that.

My venus in 9th and Uranus square moon Saggo finds distance appealing when everything else in my chart – especially Jupes in Toro in 4th house – screams stability and togetherness.

saturnplutofluxMM Member
saturnplutoflux

Well, I wouldn’t write it off completely with the 9th house venus uranus/moon action in your chart 🙂 . My experience of similar planetary placements is that whatever you think is a sure thing -isn’t, and the most unlikely scenarios manifest themselves almost effortlessly. Makes “planning” a joke lol

A Scorp
A Scorp

Haha. You know you might be right!

Our most recent rendezvous was a series of random and out of the blue series of synchronicities you couldn’t even dream it up. Lol.

You’ve given me some hope

Thanks fir replying 🙂

Roz
Roz

Coming off anxiety medication and other health stuff…trying to use supplements instead to ground myself. I’m a Virgo sun and Leo ascendant so it has been in my sixth house – have also got a crush on someone at work which has been difficult as he has a girlfriend and I’m finding it really hard to stop thinking about him – he drives me a little nuts and the Mercury Pluto has been opposite our moon/Venus conjunction. He’s an Aries and is pretty full on which is exciting and fun but also draining – but my life can be so… Read more »

Virgo kathleen
Virgo kathleen

As much as I hate admitting it I have a crush at work too. Only it’s worse – he’s married. I know it’s really bad – I’m just trying to get over it and be normal. But I was trying to figure out why we had this weird connection and bam – his Mars is directly square my Venus. Sigh…

RoseMM Member
Rose

I feel you Kathleen!

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

giving up alcohol……dunno,pluto and mercury are conjunct my midheaven…I am sorting some work experience…..its been fierce this January…..

MethinkyMM Member
Methinky

Also, when I was a kid, we had a cat called Plato.

Jokerman
Jokerman

I made some Playdo into a Cat

MethinkyMM Member
Methinky

It was the best cat…. A cat plateau.

MethinkyMM Member
Methinky

It feels like a personal eclipse or something for me. Our lives in this house are in pause pending external info on will I get the promotion/interstate transfer or will I fully cut sick on my alternate professional direction or is there a plan c ahead, or can we just have a fuqing holiday??! We are in a holding pattern and it sucks, no movement, just being drained by the endlessness of it. So I’m cleaning out papers and setting loose a lot of crap to help process the way it feels so fixed and so external, it’s the best… Read more »

PiMM Member
Pi

our outer planets seem pretty similarly lined up. everything is transiting everything.
feeling you on the tears there. unstoppable waves the last few days. intense.
take care methinky yes, better. just take the next step, that’s my plan for the next couple of weeks, and maybe longer. XXX

Willowwolf
Willowwolf

Lust v Love. True relationship with spiritual growth versus one repeating previous mistakes. All the while not losing my balance to focus on my work. So far love is winning 🙂 Transit trine natal Virgo Stellium in 10th mainly Mars – but includes Pluto/jupiter, sextile Scorp Stellium 12th/1st Inc Venus/Neptune.
Phew.

Willowwolf
Willowwolf

The theme snuck up on me too, I’ve only just realised the love bit over the past couple of weeks, as I was too busy resisting the lust!

ElectroMM Member
Electro

Early December to now (and beyond)? How many all night study sessions can you cram into that? Life sometimes, no oftentimes, has to present itself to me in real life because you know, Neptune. So I get trapped in the house with a couple feet of snow because the snowblower is broken. Also my son is ill and my daughter is chaos personified, so I am doing a combination of damage control and bodily fluid clean-up. Laundry out the ears. Hands raw from all the cleaning. Also I look up my [deceased] brother’s chart for the first time since I… Read more »

ElectroMM Member
Electro

Ooh, and I’m comment number 26, that’s my birthday number. It’s the little things.

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

Feeling a bit stalled … had a vision of swimming up towards the light and air at the top wanting to fill my lungs with air and breakthrough to the glittering surface

AquaLara
AquaLara

Boldness, braveness, lessons coming full circle.

socialgraffitiMM Member
socialgraffiti

My natal Mercury is conjunct Pluto, so I am used to the vibe. In-depth concentration.

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

Boundaries boundaries boundaries authenticity boundaries.

Crystallised futureMM Member
Crystallised future

Socialising

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

The quote summed it off. Transmuting inherited old era thought patterns. Oh, and activating my home with epic re-arranging and tonnes of crystals. Talk about a chi zoosh – this Taurus is very happy surrounded by earthy beauty 🙂

virgo kathleen
virgo kathleen

Hi everyone… I haven’t been around much. I am having a very intense time. Currently doing mainly Saturn and Neptune, but some Pluto too. My Saturn Return has started (dun dun dun). Saturn is in my 5th house, square my Venus and Sun in Virgo and trine my Midheaven (I have all that natally too). I am working really hard. I am a graphic designer and the lead designer left the company so it is just me doing all design work – and I just finished school last year. Also at this age I’m finally noticing everyone coupled off and… Read more »

Saoirse KirkeMM Member
Saoirse Kirke

I was wearing the one ring for forty two years and just woke up in rivendell?

A scorp
A scorp

“Lessons not just learned nor even understood but felt”

and THAT right there is the truth bomb!!!
Feeling it and feeling my way though.

And Neptune /Saturn for the rest of the year right? oh GAWD!!!!
Don’t know if I’m coming or going.

Catherine
Catherine

you are the captain of your ship! Your heart calling! Seriously Mystic’s post on Neptune needs saturn really helped me see it as the image of a boat being steered across the ocean.

Katy coyote
Katy coyote

Since my chart is totally dominated by Pluto and my mercury is natally in the eighth house in Gemini conjunct mars I feel I have no choice but to go deeper into the magic learn more and be more authentic in my life. Choices are really important now and where I put my energy as is honesty. Time spent with old magic friends and new is delightful. Pluto in my tenth house conjunct my midheaven in Leo. I’m on fire baby, smouldering away and morphing into a purer version of me in the crucible of life.

PiMM Member
Pi

“where i put my energy is honesty”
i’ve written this down..thanks kc.

supakaliMM Member
supakali

was Plato a bit of a dick?

syrynxMM Member
syrynx

: ) It’s odds on. Extreme didacticism, overweening certainty in one’s world view. Yeah I’m calling it – dick.

skarabMM Member
skarab

prime dick.

syrynxMM Member
syrynx

I’m not sure, still whether this was a lesson or a mistake , time will tell, but despite the bad astro signature for it with the full moon square mars, I did a massive determined boundary set with someone who has wielded financial power, not in a nice way, in our lives for quite a while. They are coming to the end of their legal role and that has seen an unprecedented outpouring of venom and attempts to get one last hit in before we slip out of reach. For years I have been doing the grin and bear it… Read more »

PaxMM Member
Pax

Who I am and what I am doing with my life…Where the old pain lingers…Self expression. Feeling more….me? Doing what is more..me? And being ok with not knowing all of it…just a potential next step. The re-routing of neural pathways definitely feels right. Its been a deep digging and overall overhaul…

I feel it. The difference. Even if I didnt actively know it, its been happening.

I feel…different. More me. More..empowered. More..free…more..clear.

It feels good.

Lux Interior Is My Co-PilotMM Member
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

I had a massive revelation as Merc went direct—what I had been seeing as an impediment to my growth-trip is actually very necessary, as it gives me the time and space needed to work on it. AUGH! Love this. It’s been a slow and painful realisation, but I’m so happy now.

KarenMagpieMM Member
KarenMagpie

My Cancer moon, which I’ve never really felt before, has been front and center…crash course in how much I love home, creating a home, being in the “mom” role in a very traditional nuclear family sort of set up. All things I either ignored I wanted or had no idea I wanted. I’m so SO aware now of that space in my heart now and how to fill it, and all the ways I have attempted unsuccessfully to fill it so far, and how much hurt those attempts have caused (and will cause yet, as I undo the last few).

Jokerman
Jokerman

Not feeling a Cancer Moon; the irony.

S
S

Hey Katman just wanted to touch base with you and wish you a happy birthday….it’s been an epic storm of epic proportions. Thank you for remembering my birthday as it really made my time in Camp Crazy (aka how to dewell beyond the code of Mad, Bad and Sad) much sweeter. Kombi lover forever xxx

Jokerman
Jokerman

Just saw this here. Yours was nearly 7mths ago. Howsya going now? (My memory is a result of: Kat Sun/Asc, Aqua Moon, NN in 3H + Merc Uran cjunct (for batshit crazy stuff)).

gbs
gbs

My relationship with my mother…the way patterns learned in childhood can so deeply condition us…pulling back another layer of recognition of how emotionally bound I am to the dynamics of my family of origin…how apathy is a lid placed on something vital…

Pluto is moving into a 2-degree orb of a long conjunction on my Mars, in the 8th house no less. Does anyone have any stories of their experiences with this transit that they’d care to share?

supakaliMM Member
supakali

no, but I’ll have it in about 9 degrees time, also in the 8th, so maybe you can feedback to me! love “apathy is a lid placed on something vital…”, great insight. So agree with you about the lesson as well, which is interesting given the similarities in our chart re: the transits. Although more generally it is in opposition to Cancer I suppose, and with Uranus and Lilith in the T square Cancer is the outlet. Thanks for the help thinking that through! Also, release of and freedom from those dynamics has been my experience this last few weeks… Read more »

gbs
gbs

Yes, I keep forgetting that! That although the Zap Zone is officially over, Uranus and Pluto are still very much within square range. And I had never thought of Cancer as a balance or outlet for the tensions between the two planets, but it makes total sense.

I haven’t felt quite a release per se, but the mere fact that these issues are coming to the surface in thought form perhaps means that they are ready to be examined and processed.

Crystallised futureMM Member
Crystallised future

Where is your Mars placed gbs? It will help immensely to look at it from my experience with that ‘little’ transit.

Crystallised futureMM Member
Crystallised future

House wise I mean. Sorry about that rather cryptic comment.

gbs
gbs

My Mars is at the tail end of my 8th house, so Pluto has been transiting the 8th for what feels like years and years. Maybe this Pluto-Mars transit is a culmination of that?

It does feel like it’s going to be about the exercise of my personal power…Mars and Pluto are trine in my natal chart, so the energy isn’t completely foreign…but I never want to underestimate Pluto’s ability to do its own thing, regardless of the neat little plans we might have had for it…

AquaLara
AquaLara

Whoa yes – this was a major theme in many different circles of friends!

PiMM Member
Pi

I somehow missed this (caught up in my own stuff).
absolutely understand what you mean about patterns learnt in childhood, it’s the everything. the way we can globalise (make universal and un-challenge-able) certain beliefs and responses to the world e.g. how we are valued, responded to, received, accepted or not accepted.

our formative years need solid, gentle, persistent, brave interrogation in order to test all unquestioned assumptions that begin to trip us over in our adult decades.

(no pluto / personal planet transits to share sorry)
X

Ailise
Ailise

You just articulated all of the themes that I am currently facing ..family roots the mother the father and facing why long held depression and apathy are actually messengers from the other side telling me that long held beleifs are no longer serving …This time with saturn in sag .. the process has to be a spirirtual and karmic one of burning the contracts so that we can move forward in a more authentic form …mars square pluto ..had this transit last year …all about confronting difficult people and finding my own power center without swinging between victim and coldness.… Read more »

Jamma
Jamma

Irony …

aquasunrise
aquasunrise

Sex and death, karmic debts. Well they are core pluto themes. How could it not be with pluto, mercury conjunct venus 5th, square transiting uranus 8th, conjunct north node, opposite south node 2nd… So I really don’t care about any debts financially at all, though I should maybe at a mininmal level, for superficial concerns, but the bank, mortgage, loans are also a myth that can be dealt with immediately, cancelled & terminated anytime I choose, with little damage. The karmic debts are more terrifying, harder to see, name and determine. I have a south node matter, that was a… Read more »

Virgo EllieMM Member
Virgo Ellie

Wow.. well written Aquasunrise. I am also inspired by your devotion to the martial arts and acupuncture treatments. I am 125% with you on how you believe they are important in our life conditions. Been there, miss that! I just wish I could understand the planet alignments like you. Yes, I am apart of Astro Hacks that Mystic has cleverly designed for us students but… I haven’t had time to dive in so I can talk your talk. So, your story sounds interesting mostly a mystery to see if you can “let things fall” with your partner. It sounds so… Read more »

aquasunrise
aquasunrise

Hey thanks! I’m not learning astrology, I’m going to post grad, creative arts therapy. This is an interest. My partner is ultra conservative and ambitious, but mostly for reasons to do with material opportunity. I think I fell for him b/c I thought he was intellectual, visionary – but he is uncomfortable with anything esoteric. He is a good lover, but emotionally reserved, coy, secretive by nature. Emotions are so tightly held (to all, and thoughts as jupiter is in scorprio 3rd in opposition to mars 9th), moon in capricorn square sun; lol his sun mercury, venus all aries. neptune… Read more »

Virgo EllieMM Member
Virgo Ellie

Hmmm… Reading your last comment I have my moon in the 10th as well. It’s the Leo field. I understand the good sex with a reserved guy. I kind of like it. But he couldn’t let things go. He had to remain in control and non-vulnerable. Oh well.. I walked away 2.5 years ago. Would tag him somehow to see how strong he was and he would run. Poor baby… I received a text from him 2 weeks ago. Huh? I don’t know why other than he is physically lonely and I just kept it brief. He responded with such… Read more »

aquasunrise
aquasunrise

Thank you for your words, I relate to what you wrote too. It is appreciated! Maybe get back into the martial arts? Really my instructor and acupuncturist are so good for me! I think they motivate people to be at the best, despite the obstacles. My instructor is just incredible; as they are frequently travelling – their relationships as described spans the globe with hundreds of people! That is a challenge and sacrifice in lessons of intimacy. They move constantly – the martial arts school is UK / Europe & Aus based. So, the primary teachers continue the to refine… Read more »

Virgo EllieMM Member
Virgo Ellie

Thanks again for your great words. Best of luck to you!

annica
annica

I never thought of Plato as a yogi, but there it is.

What was my major at Pluto Academy?
Probably “General Studies”…