Mercury/Pluto Aspects


mercury-pluto-aspectsMystery writers. Sleuths. Whodunnit? Crime writers. Tunnel vision. Fixation. Getting stuck on a particular idea or concept. Obsessive thoughts. Secretive. Probing. Investigators. Researchers. Detectives. Paranoid. Deeply suspicious mind. Conspiracy theorists. Attempting to uncover plots where none may exist. Psychopath. Deranged. Powerful words and language – for better or worse. The power of persuasion. Withholding information to gain power. Using information to gain power over others. Keeping silent. Concealing your thoughts. The need for privacy in communication. Secret languages. Coded languages. Occult knowledge. The ferret. Healing words. Catharsis through language. Getting to the bottom of things. Speaking in absolutes. The dirty mind. Smutty. Sex on the brain. Thinking the worst of people. Trying to uncover everyone’s deep dark secret. Mentally turning something innocent into something else entirely. Deft. Subtle. Penetrating.

Passionate communication. Overwhelming people with words. Controlling people with words. Abusive language. Mind control. Thought control. Mind manipulation. Uncovering layers of thought. Plunging deeper and deeper into an idea or concept. Inability to gain distance from your own ideas. Lack of objectivity. Pushing your ideas on other people. Inability to consider another viewpoint. Impressing your opinions on others through sheer passion and conviction – not logic.

Deeply healing conversations. The ability to cut to the core of an issue. Psychotherapists. Cutting through the crap. A willingness to broach taboo subjects. A willingness to bring unpopular topics out for discussion. A willingness to take a look at the problems that society would rather sweep under the rug. The need to purge dark thoughts through writing or conversation. Writing about the underworld. Looking to get to the root of problems. Looking to solve a mystery from the bottom up. Needing a mystery to unravel. Finding ways to rebirth the mind. Take an idea and transforming it – for better or worse. The ability to fully, fundamentally, and totally, change your mind.

Planet Combinations
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45 interpretations, including every planet pairing from the Sun through Pluto. Written in short, fragmented sentences, this E-Book embraces a loose, brainstorm-style of writing.

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  • Moon combinations
  • Mercury combinations
  • Venus combinations
  • Mars combinations
  • Jupiter combinations
  • Saturn combinations
  • Uranus combinations
  • Neptune combinations
  • Pluto combinations

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People with Mercury/Pluto aspects:

  • George W Bush: Mercury conjunct Pluto
  • Sylvester Stallone: Mercury conjunct Pluto
  • Dean Koontz: Mercury conjunct Pluto
  • Wanda Sykes: Mercury opposite Pluto
  • Barbara Walters: Mercury square Pluto
  • Nancy Pelosi: Mercury sesquiquadrate Pluto
  • Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes author): Mercury conjunct Pluto
  • Agatha Christie: Mercury trine Pluto
  • Michael Crichton: Mercury sextile Pluto
  • John Grisham: Mercury opposite Pluto
  • Edgar Allan Poe: Mercury semisquare Pluto

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  • Zoa

    “Knowledge is power”
    wooow I agree.
    I have Mercury 14 Aquarius square Pluto 12 Scorpio. For me words are the most dangerous weapon. I love finding out other people’s motivations, never revealing my own. I am intrigued by the workings of the mind. Love psychology. I am interested in understanding why people think, feel and act the way they do.
    I can be obsessive about the occult (astrology being an example). If you lie to me, I’ll find out.
    I need to have a mystery to solve in my life, something to be passionate about or I feel incomplete.
    My Mercury is right on the 8th house cusp, so it operates on both 7th and 8th house matters.
    A person with deep thoughts and an incisive mind fascinates me to no end.

    • Michelle

      Nice response. I enjoyed reading it.

  • Joswan

    Hmm..I’m looking for the article Sun/Pluto Aspect since I just experienced rare transit nowadays:
    “Transit Sun in Pisces trine natal Pluto in Scorp” and “Transit Pluto in Cap trine natal Sun in Vir”
    :) So yeah, you can say happy Bday to me. Undoubtedly, I experiencing enlightenment like it has never been before.
    I get the mercury here since my natal sun conj mercury but yeah, if you make sun/pluto article, I’ll be waiting in heartbeat :)

    • Michelle

      What kind of enlightenment have you experienced?

      • Joswan

        Because it happens in my 6th-11th house, FINALLY, I know how the system work. I’m not longer always having a “newbie” feeling, inexperienced in career-school wise, I used to. That feeling is like haunting me and make me nervous when I start doing my job.

        Well, it’s what I feel inside, the practice might be different :)

        • Michelle

          “How the system works” – good phrase for the 6th house.

  • Michelle

    Lol…good to know ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • tk

    Pluto-Mercury in mutual reception (Scorpio/Virgo) and sextile, and as I said elsewhere, so much of what I read as far as what this combo might really mean caused many frustrated sneers. But this I grasp. This is the best elucidation I’ve come across. Also, says these two are my final dispositors (along with Saturn) and now it makes better sense. “Sex on the brain.” FInally somebody said it.

  • fruition

    I find it interesting the Julian Assange of WikiLeaks has Mercury in Cancer Sextile Pluto in Virgo by 3 deg. Merc also forms trines to Jupiter & Nept. A seeming master of ferreting secret information.

    • Michelle

      He also has Venus in Gemini in the 8th house which, to me, shows a great love of information, especially secret information. This type of covert data dissemination probably gives him tremendous pleasure.

      Thank you for reading fruition.

  • Michelle

    Thanks :)

  • Michelle

    Hey MsFullroller, I don’t know why your comments were flagged, but I just found them and approved them. I’m sorry for the delay! It’s strange, but sometimes I don’t even get an email stating that the comment was made. I guess I need to get into the practice of checking the flagged/spam folder every day.

    • msfullroller

      No problemo! Heck, I’m just really getting back online due to my 7 year old computer telling me to take it’s job and shove it. lol I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. Love the new avatar by the way.

  • Anany83

    i have mercury semisextile pluto=i know its not a BIG aspect but here ,after reading this article i can relate to myself…i read ,the coloumn of the news paper where death news are listed,i am a trainee psychological counsellor,its said when i am angry ,i have a sharp toung (mercury is also in 8th),although i have never used profain languages in my life about anybody in person or in private.i cant keep information to my to read books with suspence and sex,
    thankyou for posting.

    • Michelle

      Thanks Anany83 :)

      I find that minor aspects, when they are close, have a strong effect on the personality. Is your semisexitle a close one?

  • billow

    Well, alle frickin lluia. This is about mind games for me. Pluto squaring natal mercury is making me aware of mind games. I have allowed myself to get caught up in mind games. No wonder I keep company with alot of Virgos to parse with.

    I am getting something to do with verbal abuse and alcoholic behavior as well. Not that one has to drink to exhibit it.

    Perhaps this will curb my curiosity about what the heck is he/she thinking. Run and run fast.

    • Michelle

      This is about mind games for me.

      Verbal abuse is a possibility too just because of the force behind the person’s words.

      • billow

        Mind games. Good to know. Hard to accept. An old friend once told me that I want everything easy. I just never imagined it was so complex. The lesson here is respecting my limits. And declining invitations to self destruction more tactfully. It’s not just for my own good, either.

        • Michelle

          declining invitations to self destruction more tactfully
          I like it.

    • MsFullroller

      Billow, you always give wonderful bits of nuggets that poke holes in the cloud of WT@#$%F has been going on in my life.

      • billow

        Your south node is conjunct my natal saturn???? Don’t ask me about synastry, I dont have a clue. I’m just trying to, as gracehoper mentioned “fight my way out of a paper bag” of sorts.

        • billow

          Oh “fight my way out of a paper bag.” Would that possibly be a good description for Saturn in the first? Or not?

          • Michelle

            Maybe with Saturn in aspect to Neptune?

            • billow

              Interesting. Neptune is in my 12th semi sextiling Saturn. Is that the consciousness I came in with this time around. Probably why I am remodeling my 1st house? To avoid walking into the paper bag. Detour! Detour! Step Away From The Paper Bag!

        • MsFullroller

          Wow! That means you have Saturn in Scorpio then. My Neptune would be probably be conjunct it since it is conjunct my SN as well by a 5 degree orb.

          • billow

            Okay, I’m going to take a stab at this. You are 3rd house SN? My SN is in the 7th in Gemini?

            Neptpune is in the third decan of Libra? That’s Gemini related?

            I have no clue what that means. And I try to avoid getting all da vinci code about this stuff.

            • billow

              Also my thrd house is Capricorn ruled by Saturn. Jupiter is in the second decan of Virgo so it can get cramped by Saturn. So goes the story of me and the sibs. With parents now gone, I can choose who I spend time with from that bunch. Blah blah blah?????

            • msfullroller

              “…And I try to avoid getting all da vinci code about this stuff.”

              I hear ya!

              Yep my SN is in the 3rd conjunct Neptune. Hmm, my Jupiter is possibly conjunct your SN and if you remember my Mercury is in the 7th in Pisces. Yes, the 3rd decan of Libra has the subruler of Mercury.

              From “The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need” by Joanna WoolFolk on the 3rd decan of Sun sign Libra:

              “The energy and quickness of Mercury join with Libra’s Venus to give you an attention-getting personality. You have both vitality and likeableness, a combination that indicates success working with the public. Your mind is forceful, curious, open to new ideas. In general, you tend to follow your head rather than your heart. You enjoy sifting through information and making a reasonable and balanced judgment. Your pronounced intellectual capabilities are part of your allure; you have much sex appeal and enjoy attention from a wide range of people. Sometimes the depth of your true feeling for a lover is not apparent on the surface. Though you have talent for the written word, you find it difficult to speak of your emotions.

            • msfullroller

              I replied to this yesterday and for some reason it vanished.

              Yep, you are right with Neptune conjunct.that 3rd house SN. Probably why my reply disappeared. lol Anywhooo…if you remember, my Mercury is in the 7th, retro in Pisces. Interesting connections.

              I’m getting this from “The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need” by Joanne Martine Woolfolk on the 3rd decan of Sun sign Libra:

              Keyword: Order
              Planetary subruler: Mercury

              The energy and quickness of Mercury join with Libra’s Venus to give you attention-getting personality. You have both vitality and likableness, a combination that indicates success working with the public. Your mind is forceful, curious, open to new ideas. In general, you tend to follow your head rather than your heart. You enjoy sifting through information and making reasonable balanced judgment. Your pronounced intellectual capabilities are part of your allure; you have much sex appeal and enjoy attention from a wide range of people. Sometimes the depth of your true feeling for a lover is not apparent on the surface. Though you have a talent for writing, you find it difficult to speak of your emotions.”

  • firetiger

    great pic!

    • Michelle

      Thank you :) I thought it evoked that line where you don’t know if something is joyful or strange.

      • firetiger

        Interesting~ I saw it as sifting through all the fluff to get to the Truth.

        • Michelle

          I like that too.

  • Anonymous

    I think I have the quintile.
    I like to think I have investigative powers.
    I believe I managed to figure out the birthdate, place and time of birth of another secretive astrologer within an timeframe of 10 minutes.
    If I don’t understand/remember something, I HAVE to look it up and I get sidetracked.
    I’m obsessive about minutia.

    Right now I have Pluto sitting on top of natal Mercury (what is the orb for Pluto conjunction transits, btw?) — and I feel like I have to tiptoe around people, because I just want to rip their stupid arguments and opinions to ribbons. If I write or say something mean, rest assured I am holding most of it back.

    • Michelle

      It seems most astrologers use a 2-3 degree orb for a Pluto transit.

      Which house and sign are your Mercury and Pluto in?

      • Anonymous

        Mercury is in 6th House Capricorn 0 degrees and Pluto is in my 4th House Libra.
        So, if an orb is only 2-3 degrees for a Pluto conjunction, then I guess I’m past it — but even then a 2-3 degree orb going forward (1,2,3) is over a year.

        • Michelle

          A Pluto transit can last 2-3 years. It depends because Pluto can take 12 to 25 years to transit a sign.

          Is Pluto conjunct your IC?

          • Anonymous

            Natal Pluto is 7 degrees from my IC — and not well aspected. I’ve also got transiting Saturn three degrees applying from Pluto.

            • Michelle

              Having Pluto angular (being conjunct the IC) gives you strong Plutonian traits.

  • Stephanie Winn

    I have Mercury/Neptune/Midheaven all conjunct in early Capricorn, sextile Moon/Pluto conjunct in early Scorpio.

    • Michelle

      Are they close sextiles?

      Thank you for reading Stephanie ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Michelle

    I don’t want to become stagnant and/or a bore :-)
    Fear of stagnancy could be attributed to this combination.

    I don’t mind the sidereal references. I haven’t come to any conclusions about it yet, so I’m open :)

    • Anonymous

      Oh, wow! I seriously would never have thought the fear of stagnancy would be connected to this combination.

      I always thought it was my Moon/Uranus combination.
      Or maybe it’s just that they both contribute to that particular feeling.

      B-) I learned something new.

      Thank you!

      It’s kind of interesting, my husband gets obviously uncomfortable with change,(It seems to be human nature to get uncomfortable with enforced change anyway:-]) even though he has the Mercury/Pluto opposition, maybe it’s more internal for him…..? He has lots of Retrogrades. Actually now that I think about it, his Pluto is Retrograde.

      Just thinking… :-‘

      • Michelle

        Maybe he feels like those changes are always imposed upon him from outside, and that they are out of his control.

        • Anonymous

          I agree. His behavior seems to say that.

          Pluto can be a pain to figure out huh? ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Michelle


    • Anonymous

      Also, thank you for understanding about the Sidereal references. I appreciate your open mindedness. :o]

  • Anonymous

    I have Mercury T/S Scorpio 5th semi square Pluto T.Libra S.Virgo 4th(Tropical or Sidereal:-]) 0’48 Separating
    and in Sidereal I have Mercury in mutual reception with Pluto

    Ha Ha! I and …. Edgar Allan Poe: Mercury 28 Capricorn 37โ€ฒ semisquare Pluto 13 Pisces 04โ€ฒ…..No wonder I can sound so intense.
    I’m very interested in the occult/metaphysical.
    I’m always trying to find the hidden meaning….what’s behind the mask of a person. ….I don’t completely believe the term “what you see is what you get” in many things/ people. When I get focused on something, I become hyper focused and I obsess about it…. I become so enveloped in it, it drives people crazy because that’s all I’ll talk about and/or do….. I’m working on that part of me though……I don’t want to become stagnant and/or a bore :-)

    I’m sorry I keep throwing Sidereal information in here. I’m still deciding whether or not I want to stay with it.

    My husband has Mercury T.Pisces S.Leo 8th opposite Pluto T. Virgo S.Leo 2nd 3’50 separating

    He’s into conspiracy theories, big time. :-] He’s a natural detective and he’s interested in the occult/metaphysical. When he’s upset he can be a very intense speaker.

  • MsFullroller

    As Lago said, another amazing brainstorm and I can really relate to much of this post! Brilliant! Mercury in Pisces opposing Pluto in Virgo.

    Agatha Christie was the first mystery author I was introduced to in I think the 7th or really the 8th grade because I was skipped ahead. Basically it was many many moons ago! LOL Anywho.. I was hooked (on all fictional mysteries) and set out to read all of her books starting out with Hercule Poirot who I believe is a Virgo.

    Mainipulating with words..not my thing at all. Having grown up in that type of environment all my life, I don’t want to do that to others. Maybe that’s why I don’t like “sales” and all that goes with that. However, getting to the root of problems, yep! I had to laugh when I read that becuase that’s what I’m always saying. But again that is kept very much in check I think because both of these planets are retrograde for me and Saturn is conjunct Mercury. I must have been a hell raising, manipulative mofo in a past life. My 3rd house is in Scorpio with Neptune conjunct the SN. If I’m counting correctly the SN, along with the NN is conjunct the IC/MC but it is out of sign. SN 26 Scorpio 16′ IC 5 Sagittarius 33′
    I love Wanda Sykes cuz she tells it like it is. George Carlin was another I like. Does he have a Mercury/Pluto aspect? I’m gonna look.

    • Michelle

      So, South Node in Scorpio conjunct Neptune in Scorpio in the 3rd house – yes, you might have been in advertising in a past life. Maybe that’s why sales rubs you the wrong way. You would have been able to spin a story to manipulate people quite easily – not that that’s necessarily what happened.

      Hercule could have been a Virgo. Maybe he was a Virgo with a Scorpio Moon.

      Wanda is funny. I had looked her up for one of the other posts and was wowed by her exact Mercury conjunct Mars at 12 Pisces opposite Pluto at 12 Virgo. Did you check out George Carlin?

      • MsFullroller

        Well his, George Carlin Mercury at 19 Taurus and Pluto at 26 Cancer is a wide sextile. However, his Mercury is conjunct his Uranus at 10 Taurus which is conjunct his MC. NN is in Saggittarius.

        • Michelle

          That’s a really wide sextile. Mercury conjunct Uranus conjunct MC seems like him. He certainly wasn’t afraid to say shocking things.

      • Les

        I have a writer friend who has Mercury conjoined Mars and Saturn in Pisces directly opposite Pluto and Uranus conjoined in Virgo — all squared by Jupiter in Gemini! Also Neptune closely trine the Mercury stellium and sextile Pluto/Uranus. It’s a stunning chart! The Pluto/Uranus end of it is exactly conjunct my Sun. I think it would be very intense to be around him much, but mostly I know him online. The Pisces part is strong, with Neptune and Jupiter supporting, so there’s very little ego and he’s very encouraging to other writers.

        • Michelle

          You would probably feel on edge around him in real life – both in an exciting way, and in a way that you felt you couldn’t quite relax.

  • Kelly

    Can we relate this description to scorpion on 3th house?

    • Michelle

      There are some similarities, but I think that Mercury/Pluto is more intense.

  • LB

    Another good brainstorm, Michelle. My 12th house Pluto in Virgo is sextile and in mutual reception with my Scorpio Mercury which sits on the cusp of my 2nd/3rd. I related to much of this, although I’ve never been big into “conspiracy theories”, and I definitely value logic, at least when it comes to practical matters. I’m always interested in digging deeper – like lago, I’m my own psychiatrist. I use information to gain power over myself and to understand what motivates others, also to get to the root of problems so they can be resolved and/or prevented. Sometimes I receive information intuitively or through dreams.

    I’m a good researcher, and I would’ve made a great detective!

    Kind of off subject, but I love Bjork – my art has been compared to her music. Maybe it’s the Pluto/Mercury influence, who knows.

    • Michelle

      The logical part is probably due to Virgo. Virgo is incredibly practical and matter of fact.

      Mercury/Pluto types do seem to have incredible insight into themselves. This is likely why they are also so good at understanding other people.

  • Les

    Bwah-ha-ha! :-) I’ve mentioned here before that I have Mercury conjunct Pluto and Venus. I credit the sextile from Jupiter and Neptune with keeping it from the darker aspects, plus being in Virgo keeps it in check and a bit more modest than some other signs.

    • Michelle

      Which house are your Mercury, Pluto and Venus in?

      • Les

        First house. But they’re preceded by Leo Moon conjunct my Ascendant (and Uranus conjunct from 12th), so they’re probably less obvious than otherwise.

  • Iago

    Amazing brainstorm as always! I agree and relate with almost everything. What a dirty mind I have!

    “Knowledge is Power”. I think nearly everyone with this aspect thinks the same.

    Having Mercury, Mars and Midheaven conjunct on Pisces and Pluto rx conjunct North Node on Scorpio trining them all, I dream of power. Much, much occult/magickal/spiritual power. Occult knowledge appeals greatly to me. I always find myself going deeper and deeper on my researches on these matters. This trine adds much to my introspection and as I have said on another comment, I’m pretty much my own psychiatrist and this helps me a big deal in controlling my impulses and weird desires.

    I have a problem revealing information (personal or not). That’s probably why I revise much of what I want to say or write, and it’s probably why I take so much time to add a simple comment about my personal experiences with the aspects posted on this blog lol. I treasure any kind of information, specially those I judge important. I have a problem letting go of ideas and concepts because I often think in the future they will be the key to a major issue. I’m paranoid about some things like the idea of, for example, in the future, me becoming famous and someone using this very personal information posted here against me. I often go back to websites I no longer participate to erase all and any sign of my existence, in fear of having information used against me; but it’s impossible, we’re on the internet, what’s there is there and there’s no way to erase everything… And I know all that! Yeah, I think obsessively about this and the future, in general. Sometimes I have an urge to reveal everything I know/found out/feel to everyone as a sincere way to help them and – I’d be lying if I didn’t add this – receive recognition but I just can’t let go.

    My intentions, again using the example of my comments here, are always to tell as much details as I can and I often do that. But when comes the time to post I thoroughly erase many things and feel quite bad for not having revealed everything, yet I feel relieved for the aforementioned reasons.

    If I’ve done/written/said something no matter how much time ago and I feel it is now unnecessary or, in the right term, crap, I pursue every little detail of it to destroy it, along with its memory. Actually, destroying unwanted memories is something I do quite often lol. Also, more to the social side of Mercury, I tend to be cruel (unknowingly, most of times) to people I judge intellectually inferior or uninteresting. I like very much to “unfriend”/”unfollow” and delete people from my social neworks as well as finish real-life friendships when I think they aren’t adding purposeful or positive things to my life. Cutting ties is also something I do a lot and, fortunately, I seldom regret having done it. Well, I’m extremely judgemental and I talk like I have reasons or the right to do this, but I know I do not lol.

    • Michelle

      Which planets do you have in Scorpio or the 8th house (if any)?

      • Iago

        I have Jupiter rx in Scorpio. In the 8th House I’ve got Uranus and Neptune conjunct in Capricorn. Uranus and Neptune sextile both Mercury/Mars and Pluto.

        • Michelle

          If you became famous, what do you think you would become famous for?

          • Iago

            For my findings. The findings from the researches I plan to do, related to scientifical explanation of the spiritual and spiritual development as well. As I plan to write books and teach about the subject I’d be known for my publications and lectures, much connected to my Mercury in the 10th and Saturn in the 9th.

            At least that’s how I try to foresee it. I spend a big deal of time thinking in my career and plans to actually achieve what I want, so this possibility seems to be the most realistic.

            • Michelle

              That seems to be a very Plutonian response – that the possibility of achieving power or fame will compel a person to be extra secretive and cautious. My boyfriend has a Scorpio MC with Pluto conjunct his Sun in the 8th house (using Placidus, 9th using whole signs) and he basically told me exactly what you wrote. He thought he might one day become a politician and he didn’t want any skeletons coming out of the closet so he kept a tight reign on what he did – just in case. Scorpio is also the sign of his South Node.

    • Iago

      I forgot to add that I have fear of being “normal” – not being excellent/brilliant in something (anything) people normally aren’t. Not having a special mental skill most people don’t have, things like that, always connected to mental abilities. I don’t know if I get that from my Mercury-Uranus or Mars-Uranus aspects (or both). I can’t say for sure but I hazard a guess that this is my greatest fear lol. Being related to an irrational fear, I think it may have a connection to Pluto.

      In fact, when I say “knowledge is power”, I mean it. Extremes of intelligence and knowlege appeal greatly to me. I tend to obsess about people’s minds and mental power as much as my own. I pursue intelligence and knowledge by all means and tend to get jealous and resentful (Pluto again) of people who acquire them without effort. I get real angry when people despise knowledge or intelligence, yet I’m ironically attracted to people who do this. Venus in Taurus. Sigh.

      • Michelle

        You always have fascinating responses Iago. I am quite intrigued by this one!

        • Iago

          It’s a good thing that someone finds my weirdness intriguing lol. Makes me feel better, really.

          My 10th house planets are very pleased, thank you lol.

  • necessaryvoodoo

    Don’t forget Bjรถrk!: Mercury 18 Sagittarius 50′ Square Pluto 18 Virgo 14′

    • Michelle

      Good one! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

      There were a lot of good examples for this combination…I could have kept going!