Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, just 44 days after Mr. Bush. Normally,
rapidly moving Mercury would be quite far from slow moving Pluto by this
time. However, Mercury turned (backward) on July 19, turned direct (forward)
on August 12 and, therefore, was conjunct Pluto on the day of Clinton's
Power of Concentration
We are just beginning to understand Pluto. This tiny, distant planet was
just discovered in 1930. Secrecy is part of its story, but so are passion,
power, focus, intensity and transformation.
is a narrow lens that concentrates whatever it touches. This reflects
Clinton's well known ability to compartmentalize. He is able to separate
his thoughts about one issue from another. Such a "monofocus" made it
possible for him to govern in the midst of intense personal crises.
This same narrow
focus makes it possible to withhold vital pieces of information without
feeling like one is lying. The mind can become legalistic, using "facts"
to hide the truth precisely placed words meant to conceal, rather than
pattern can be expressed on many different levels. "Honest Abe" Lincoln
had Mercury conjunct Pluto. Other people with this pattern are not stuck
with secrecy and distrust, either. They have learned to see their fears
clearly and are no longer limited by them.
Pluto adds depth
to Mercury. The fluttering mind finds the core of any issue and becomes
a force for change. The trivial is set aside and one lives with essence.
This is the power of Pluto.
Critic to Healer
Mental Mercury and deep, dark Pluto are a combination that makes it easy
to see below the surface. The mind is naturally probing. An insecure person
may develop a highly critical nature. The purpose of communicating is
to wound, to gain the upper hand with one's words.
But, the person
who wounds is also wounded. When care is blended with criticism negativity
fades. Confidence replaces powerlessness. The mind is freed of the need
to hide and we see the world differently. Perception becomes a tool for
helping, rather than hurting, others.
Pluto can transform thinking and communication patterns this lifetime.
Wounds reveal where we need to make changes. Distrustful thoughts are
replaced by clarity and consciousness.
are a reflection of the people they lead. Their public stories reveal
our private secrets. When we believe them to be lying, it is time to be
more truthful about ourselves.