ystery writers. Sleuths. Whodunnit? Crime writers. Tunnel vision. Fixation. Poison Pen. 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. Deft. Subtle. Penetrating. Relentless.

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If you place your head in a lion’s mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.

– Agatha Christie, Mercury trine Pluto in Air (Source)

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.

Disturbing sibling relationships. Undercurrent of control in sibling relationships. Power struggles with siblings. Having a nosy sibling. Your brother is a criminal. Your sister has a dark streak. Your twin died in the womb. Having a dead twin.

### Mercury / Pluto aspects

**The aspect:** 1st harmonic, 1/1. This aspect comes from taking the 360 degrees of a circle and dividing by 1, then multiply by 1.

Like this, 360 / 1 = 360 x 1 = 360

**Basic influence:** Intensity and emphasis; focus/focal point; impact. Lack of awareness. Concentration of energy. Fusion. The coming together of unrelated energy. When there are no oppositions, there is a lack of balance in the chart. Skewed viewpoint. Lop-sided emphasis. One-sidedness.

**The aspect:** 1/20 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 20, then multiply by 1.

Like this, 360 / 20 = 18 x 1 = 18

**The aspect:** 1/12 harmonic. Take the 360 degrees of a circle, and divide by 12, then multiply by 1.

Like this, 360 / 12 = 30 x 1 = 30

**Basic influence:** The natural next step: the next thing that needs to be done; how one thing naturally leads to another; what you should be preparing for next; where things are heading, whether you want them to go there or not. What all your hard work and preparation are for. The next big thing. Natural direction.

What you might be blind to. Something just over your shoulder, out of sight, and beyond the periphery of your vision. A blind spot. The thing that came immediately before and is already nearly forgotten. Efforts at memory. Reclaiming. People who don’t have your best interests at heart. Better work on some yoga moves to look over your shoulder, and behind your back.

**The aspect:** 1/10 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 10, then multiply by 1.

Like this, 360 / 10 = 36 x 1 = 36

**The aspect:** 1/9 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 9, then multiply by 1.

Like this, 360 / 9 = 40 x 1 = 40

**See also:** Noviles « Alice Portman, Astrologer

**The aspect:** 1/8 harmonic. Take the 360 degrees of a circle and divide by 8, then multiply by 1.

Like this, 360 / 8 = 45 x 1 = 45

or, take a square, and split it in half

Like this, 360 / 4 = 90 / 2 = 45

**The aspect:** 1/8 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 8, then multiply by 1.

Like this, 360 / 8 = 45° x 1 = 45°.

This aspect is the same as the semi-square.

**The aspect: **1/7 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 7, then multiply by 1.

Like this, 360 / 7 = 51.42857142857143 x 1 = 51.42857142857143

Convert to time = 51°26′

**The aspect:** 1/6 harmonic. Take the 360 degrees of a circle and divide by 6, then multiply by 1.

Like this, 360 / 6 = 60 x 1 = 60

or take a trine, and split it in half

Like this, 360 / 3 = 120 / 2 = 60

**Basic influence:** Opportunities for positive change; awareness of a time to take positive advantage; opportunities that pass unnoticed without conscious effort. No, there may not be another chance. Learning to be quicker to act on good luck. Learning not to let good things pass you by. Learning that positive experiences require effort too. Positive doesn’t mean passive.

**The aspect:** 2/10 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 10, then multiply by 2.

Like this, 360 / 10 = 36 x 2 = 72

This aspect is the same as a quintile.

**See also:** Quintiles « Alice Portman, Astrologer

**The aspect:** 1/5 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 5, then multiply by 1.

Like this, 360 / 5 = 72 x 1 = 72

**Basic influence:** Creativity, talents, quirks, special skills.

**See also:** Quintiles « Alice Portman, Astrologer

**The aspect:** 2/9 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 9, then multiply by 2.

Like this, 360 / 9 = 40 x 2 = 80

**See also:** Noviles « Alice Portman, Astrologer

**The aspect: **1/4 harmonic This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 4, then multiply by 1.

Like this, 360 / 4 = 90 x 1 = 90

**Basic influence:** Dynamic creative tension; inner stress and tension that build until you are forced to find creative solutions. Opportunities to push your limits to greater achievement; inner restlessness and lack of satisfaction that impel you to make changes and push yourself; you are challenged to combine these energies; applying energy to solve a problem; creative problem-solving. Something needs to give.

**The aspect:** 2/7 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 7, then multiply by 2.

Like this, 360 / 7 = 51.42857142857143 x 2 = 102.8571428571429

Convert to time = 102° 51’26”

**The aspect:** 3/10 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 10, then multiply by 3.

Like this, 360 / 10 = 36 x 3 = 108

**The aspect:** 3/9 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 9, then multiply by 3.

Like this, 360 / 9 = 40 x 3 = 120

Same as the trine.

**See also:** Noviles « Alice Portman, Astrologer

**The aspect:** 1/3 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 3, then multiply by 1.

Like this, 360 / 3 = 120 x 1 = 120

**Basic influence:** Flow. Ease. Status quo. Circumstances and characteristics that are not changing. Things that are stable; maintaining peace and tranquility; idleness; good times; use these gifts to your advantage. Negatively, unimpeded flow. Events that cannot be stopped. Unstoppable, sweeping movement like a flood. Lack of self-discipline. Laziness and self-indulgence. Times that are easy, lacking challenge and opportunities for growth. Taking situations for granted. Keeping everything like it is. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

**The aspect: **5/8 harmonic. Take the 360 degrees of a circle and divide by 8, then multiply by 5.

Like this, 360 / 8 = 45 x 5 = 135

**Basic influence:** Blockages. Physical manifestation of problems and accidents. Inner psychological blockages that manifest as outer events. Possibly *obfuscation*, meaning a period of time, something that happens, or mental confusion or anguish that prevent you from seeing a clear path forward.

**The aspect:** 2/5 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 5, then multiply by 2.

Like this, 360 / 5 = 72 x 2 = 144

**See also: **Quintiles « Alice Portman, Astrologer

**The aspect:** 5/12 harmonic. Take the 360 degrees of a circle and divide by 12, then multiply by 5.

Like this, 360 / 12 = 30 x 5 = 150

**Basic influence:** Adjusting expectations; tempering over-enthusiasm and over-reaching; keeping yourself in check; adjusting to meet changing circumstances; doing what you need to do to make things work. Adjusting your attitude. Adjusting your perspective. Doing the best you can in an uncomfortable situation. Developing flexibility and adaptability. Bending, until you almost break. A seesaw, with too much weight on one side, and not enough on the other side.

**See also:** Quincunx, YOD, Pythagorean Triangle « Alice Portman, Astrologer

**The aspect:** 12th harmonic. Quincuxes are 5/12 and semi-sextiles are 1/12.

The term "inconjunct" is often conflated with the word "quincunx" in astrology.

All quincunxes are inconjuncts but not all inconjuncts are quincunxes.

Some inconjuncts are semi-sextiles.

**The aspect:** 3/7 harmonic This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 7, then multiply by 3.

Like this, 360 / 7 = 51.42857142857143 x 3 = 154.2857142857143

Convert to hours, minutes and seconds = 154° 17’ 08”

**The aspect:** 4/9 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 9, then multiply by 4.

Like this, 360 / 9 = 40 x 4 = 160

**See also:** Noviles « Alice Portman, Astrologer

**The aspect:** 11/24 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle into 15-degree equal segments.

Like this, 360 / 24 = 15

then multiply by 11

Like this, 360 / 24 = 15 x 11 = 165

This aspect does not make sense to me at the moment, but here’s the link.

I would think a quin-decile would take the 360 degrees of a circle, divide by 10, then multiply by 5.

Like this, 360 / 10 = 36 x 5 = 180

This creates an aspect that is exactly the same as an opposition.

5/10 harmonic, which reduces to 1/2 harmonic.

360 / 2 = 180 x 1 = 180

**See also: **Quindecile – Astrodienst Astrowiki

**The aspect:** 2nd harmonic, 1/2. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 2, then multiply by 1.

Like this, 360 / 2 = 180 x 1 = 180

**Basic influence:** Challenges from outside; awareness of other options; opportunities that require you to stretch outside your known boundaries; an opportunity to stand back and reflect; seeing yourself from a distance; putting yourself in someone else’s shoes; seeing yourself through someone else’s eyes. Gaining awareness. Seeing a situation from a new vantage point. Getting distance and gaining perspective.

**The aspect:** 4/7 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 7, then multiply by 4.

Like this, 360 / 7 = 51.42857142857143 x 4 = 205.7142857142857

Convert to time = 205°42’51”

**The aspect:** 5/7 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 7, then multiply by 5.

360 / 7 = 51.42857142857143 x 5 = 257.1428571428571

Convert to time = 257°08’34”

**The aspect:** 5/7 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 7, then multiply by 5.

360 / 7 = 51.42857142857143 x 5 = 257.1428571428571

Convert to time = 257°08’34”

### Mercury

- Hermes
- Hermes Trismegistus
- The Magician

- Commerce & Trade
- Communication, Linking & Connecting Information
- Dexterity
- Direct observation (seeing it with your own eyes)
- Language & Symbols
- Learning
- Lingo
- Local Travel & Between Worlds
- Messenger & Psychopomp
- Siblings
- Speech & Hearing
- Tricksters
- Vernacular
- Where your mind goes

- Agent
- Alternate
- Assistant
- Bootlegger?
- Charioteer
- Courier
- Coyote
- Gossip
- Grifter
- Informer
- Journalist
- Mail Carrier
- Mule? (with Pluto?)
- Neighbor
- Networker
- Page
- Pickpocket
- Postal Worker
- Proxy
- Psychopomp
- Raconteur
- Reporter
- Representative
- Runner
- Scout
- Sibling
- Substitute?
- Storyteller
- Student
- Thief
- Travel guide
- Trickster
- Writer

### Pluto

- Hades
- Pluton
- "The Rich One"
- Dispater

- Abducted Persephone
- All the gems and precious metals under the Earth belong to him, but he owns no property above ground except a few temples
- His most prized possession is the
**Helmet of Invisibility**

- Alchemy
- Area of life where you crave intense experiences
- Buried Treasure (How Dirty Do Your Hands Have to Get?)
- Cleansing & Renewal
- Corruption & Annihilation
- Descent
- How much are you willing to change to get the power you want?
- How power transforms you (for better or worse)
- Magic & Sorcery
- Manipulation & Power Struggles
- Passion & Consumption
- Pluto *wasn't* a nice guy!!!
- Rebirth
- Soul retrieval
- The thing that's taking a toll on your life (the thing that's killing you right now)
- "Transformation" and its synonyms: conversion, metamorphosis, alteration, modification, reformation, revision, transition, shift, transfiguration, adjustment, deformation, transmutation, distortion, mutation, disfigurement, supplantation, transmogrification (TRANSFORMATION Synonyms: 30 Similar Words | Merriam-Webster Thesaurus)
- Trash
- Underbelly & the Seedy Side of Life
- Underground & Mining
- Underworld & Criminal Activity
- What level of corruption will you stoop to in order to achieve the power you crave?
- You can transform only so much before you become unrecognizable (do the people you loved still know you?)

- Captive
- Conspiracy theorist
- Criminal
- Detective
- Dis-empowered person
- Garbage collector
- Hostage
- Kidnapper
- Paranoid person (in Aquarius = Paranoid Android)
- Powerful person
- Psychologist
- Rehabilitator
- Researcher
- Saboteur
- Shaman
- Spy
- Svengali
- Therapist
- Transformer
- Up-cycler
- Usurper
- Villain

- Jupiter / Pluto make a conjunction every 12.46 years
- Saturn / Pluto make a conjunction every 33.42 years
- Uranus / Pluto conjunction varies between 126.95 to 170+ years
- Neptune / Pluto make a conjunction every 492.328 years