For when Mercury meets Pluto: The Power of words

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster”

What was hidden is revealed. Everything eventually rises to the surface; the fears and the corrupted. If you want to test a man’s character, give him power. Power corrupts absolutely. Let others reveal themselves to you.

Mercury is now separating from its conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn; the last one that will occur in this sign in our lifetime.

Pluto is associated with the underworld and its powers. What lays under the surface, what hides in the shadows behind the veneer of what is deemed socially acceptable. The blackness of the places where the Sun (the light of reason) never shines. The blindness of night. The mystery

Pluto holds dominion over the underground world and its riches; nuclear power, gold, and all the precious minerals. Think of the unconscious and the incredible power it has over our conscious awareness. Although it expresses itself through our behaviors, there is a reason conscious and unconscious do not mix. This is why the underworld must be fiercely guarded by Cerberus.

Pluto is associated with the underbelly of the world in all its ugliness. What society tries to hide; the bad, the broken, the corrupted. What happens to people when they hold some form of power over others? It leads to abuse, corruption, exploitation and greed which subsequently brings all the inequalities we see in the world.

The good news is that the corruption, the horror, the putrefaction, and decomposition is the compost needed to create fertile soils so even the bad has its place in the cycle of things.

Secrets are exposed

Maliciousness worn as righteousness

One rotten apple spoils the bunch 

There is nowhere to hide

The light has been turned on;

the actors have removed their masks

Revealing character to the world

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