Sisifo (1548–49), Titian

If people are feeling the extra intensity these past couple of days, it might be a reflection of Mercury retrograding back over Mars and Pluto sitting on top of each other at 4° Capricorn. I have Jupiter at 3° Cap and Venus at 4° Cancer, so I’m feeling like I’m dragging around sacks of potatoes at the moment; sacks which I feel like flinging at people from time to time.

Here are some excerpts on the triple conjunction from the blogosphere:

  • ElsaElsa:

    Right now we have this very intense, Mars, Mercury, Pluto conjunction in Capricorn and it’s just not the kind of energy a person can ignore. It’s going to erupt one way or the other, like a war. This is occurring for all of us, even if the manifestation is as innocuous as a fever the comes up in yourself or your child.

  • Julie Demboski: ‘Tilt-A-Whirl’ says it all I think!
  • Libra Seeking Balance:

    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.

  • Planet Waves:

    There is a message involved; that’s the nature of Mercury. Whatever this chart is about, there is a message. In personal matters, this is a day to either stay silent or if you want to speak, to choose your words carefully. That would choosing include listening, a skill rare enough to find. Listening would include to yourself and to others. The retrograde advises introspection, thinking before you act, and focusing on psychology and motives, especially your own.