Mercury conjunct Pluto in tropical Capricorn.
Difficulties to stay neutral in any discussion, holding strong opinions, even if these issues insult others. During his/her life, circumstances or people may change his/her ideas, but this is an inner metamorphosis rather than submission. Outstanding – often perplexing – mental and verbal abilities, penetrating mind, unceasing spirtual tension; in case of introverted characters, it results in exploratory bent, readily involved in cutting-edge science, while a mostly extrovert can be drawn towards the political and social spheres. Famous People with natal Mercury conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: Pope Sixtus V (during his pontificate /1585-1590/ he altered Rome’s appearance according to the Renaissance standards, changing it more than any other pope had ever dared to before him); André-Marie Ampère (French physicist and mathematician, founder of the science of electromagnetism). Recent mundane events (Mercury conj. Pluto in Capricorn): Haiti earthquake of 2010; Costa Concordia disaster in 2012
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