With Mercury trining Pluto for the second time this Mercury Retro cycle, I’d like to mention the ways in which this astro-passage can influence your psyche!
For the tactical and logistical angle, please refer back to this D.M. from late April.
Mercury is consciousness and communications while Pluto represents chthonic, underworldly information and emotion. The alignments between these two usually only last for a day, two maximum. But when Mercury aspects Pluto, retrogrades back, and does it again before pinging Pluto for a third time once direct, it’s more of a mini-era.
In this case, it’s been on since April 27 and culminates on June 13. So, any Mercury-Pluto aspect dredges up secrets, classified info, the emotions or memories you keep in a virtual vault, and – most of all – deep thinking. It’s amazing how evocative reading material or conversations float into your orb, aiding the process.
When it’s a free-flowing friendly trine aspect, the process is a million times easier than the sharper Mercury-Pluto squares. You may not want to sink into profound reflection or dialogues around difficult topics but you also sense it’s apt and that it will be beneficial.
The influence is most tangible when the alignment is exact AKA now till the 28th. But this is the Retro stage of Mercury-Pluto when you realize that so many elements of your life, psyche, and structure you thought were immutable can be changed – by you, with more ease and alacrity than you previously thought possible.