It’s worth noting how the gods roamed the earth this past week, as retrograde Mercury rendezvouzed in Capricorn with that explosive pair, Mars and Pluto (exact on December 13). The Warrior and Underworld Lord aren’t known for their subtlety or grace. Their conjunctions can ignite passion, anger, violence, war, revenge–all of which had Messenger Mercury working overtime. There he was at a Florida school board meeting, spray-painting a red V for “vengeance” on the wall, before going out in a blaze of gunfire that luckily missed all targets but himself. In New York, the Messenger brought news from the underworld, as four bodies were found scattered along a highway, likely the remains of prostitutes, victimized by a serial killer. The most poignant Mercury-Mars-Pluto message may be the final words of the dying US diplomat Richard Holbrooke: “You’ve got to stop this war in Afganistan.” But perhaps the most resounding message heard around the world was the frustration of protestors at the widening divide between the Haves and Have Nots. Stuffy Capricorn leaders got served–in Italy, Russia, Greece, and England. Pictured above are Charles and Camilla, heading to a performance in their state-bought Rolls Royce as students (whose tuition just tripled) shouted “Off With their Heads!”
About Dana Gerhardt
A popular columnist with The Mountain Astrologer since 1991, Dana Gerhardt is an internationally respected astrologer. She has lectured extensively and written for astrology publications on several continents. Her ongoing passions are the moon and living the intuitive life. Dana worked for many years in the corporate sector, where she observed the undeniable influence of natural cycles. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from Occidental College in Los Angeles and did graduate work in literature at Columbia University and CSULA. Dana can be contacted by email.