Hermes, Athenian red-figure Panathenaic amphora C5th B.C.
Three CNN employees have resigned amid the network’s very fake news scandal in which it was forced to retract a hit piece on President Donald Trump and his associates. June 26
In mundane astrology, the transits of the outermost five major bodies of the solar system — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto – are considered important when the bodies that make up these cycles arrive at significant angular relationships. Jupiter-Pluto form a square [90 degrees] aspect in 2016-17.
During this period, there are times when a third faster moving planet triggers the square. Between June 25 and July 2, Mercury and Mars are forming a T with Jupiter-Pluto. One June 27, Mercury forms an exact square with Jupiter. A chart for this event brings the T-square to an alignment with the horizon and meridian axes at Atlanta, Georgia, where CNN has its headquarters. In this configuration, the meaning of the Mercury-Pluto (forming) opposition is sufficient to explain the news story.
But first here is an extract from The Spiritual Dimension of Pluto Aspects by Moses Siregar in which he explains how Pluto works:
The bad guy is on the run, and the good guys are on his heels. The villain runs into a crowded room and grabs the first innocent victim that he can find, and holds the damsel close to himself, shouting, "don't shoot or the girl gets it!" The villain escapes out the back door, hoping to make it off with its hostage and survive. This is what happens when Pluto aspects a planet in a birth chart. But the bad guy is probably not who you think he is.
The miscreant almost escapes, but then he slips, and the hero lunges in, knocking back the scoundrel, and setting the girl free. The bad guy swings at him, but the good guy dodges, and then lands a punch of his own, bringing the rogue to his knee. The villain, powerless before the police that now surround him, is captured, and must face defeat and full exposure of all wrongdoing. Justice is served. Order is restored to society.
This is what happens when Pluto aspects another planet in a birth chart, and when consciousness is victorious over illusion.
The bad guy is an overly dramatic representation of ego, defined here as the jumble of unconscious tendencies trapping us in ignorance and suffering. The planet aspected by Pluto represents the kidnapped victim, which is the aspect of our psychology that becomes captured by ego. The hero and the police are Pluto, the power of Truth emerging in our awareness, encouraged by the presence of enlightened beings. http://www.astrologyforthesoul.com/moses/pludoaspctx.html
In our case, the “kidnapped victim” is the planet Mercury known as Hermes to the Greeks.
Hermes was the personal herald of Zeus, the king of the Gods, and the patron-god of all heralds. His kadukeios (the herald's staff) was the device of office held by official messengers in ancient Greece. Hermes was also the god of guile in its many aspects: including deception, crafty words, persuasion, and the wiles of thieves and merchants. http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/HermesGod.html
From this reference, we understand how, in its negative expression, the “kidnapped” Mercury-Hermes can be associated with the news media which has become deeply invested in lies and deception. However, in its positive expression, (which we are seeing here too), Mercury-Pluto aspects are related to investigative reporting. It relates to a detective like mentality and a powerful need to know secrets. The hero in our story is the investigative reporter who carried out the “sting” to arrive at the truth.