Mercury - Pluto Aspects: Conjunct Sextile Trine Square Opposition
Mercury conjunct Pluto
You are capable of great focus and depth of thought, as well as concentration.
You easily become serious and pensive. Determined and sometimes exhaustive
effort is a strength, and depth of perception as well. However, sometimes your
desire to turn ideas inside out can work against you, to the point of obsession,
suspicion, and mistrust. You are a born skeptic of anything that appears
superficial or overly straightforward. You always look for a hidden meaning,
desiring to get to the bottom line, and with people, to lay bare motivation. You
are intellectually fascinated with all that is hidden, taboo, secret, or
suppressed. You can be provocative in your communications, often subtly so. You
can also be sarcastic and cutting. You can be so determined to find answers, or
even to convert others to your frame of mind, that you end up wasting energy
beating a dead horse. You are excellent at developing strategies and can be very
clever and cunning, although this is essentially on an intellectual level --
manipulation is more an intellectual exercise rather than something coming from
the heart. Of course, it is up to you how to use your abilities. You enjoy a
good mystery to solve, clever plot twists, and darker art forms.
You have a powerful and stubborn mind. You are a great researcher and a good
detective. This doesn't always help in your personal life. Others may find you
too suspicious, too challenging, or too secretive. You are always mulling things
over inside of yourself. You live in a sea of mental symbolism. You respond to
implications and inferences rather than to people, circumstances and events. You
have a special knack for mathematics, symbolic logic, computers, biology, and
meditation. At times your mind will overload and you seem to do a reversal,
overlooking the simplest details that others take for granted. Get rest and
learn when to stop and start. - Interpretation sample from the
In-Depth Profile report.
Some Famous People with Mercury conjunct Pluto: Harry S. Truman, Sylvester
Stallone, Della Reese, River Phoenix, Stanley Kubrick, Whitney Houston,
Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Mercury square or opposition Pluto
You are so perceptive and you dig so deep for answers that you can be your own
worst enemy. As a result, you might find ulterior motives or dark intent where
there is none, and your suspicious, provocative attitude can cause some problems
in your personal life, particularly if it reaches the level of paranoia. Not
many people enjoy being second-guessed all the time, yet that is something that
you are inclined to do, and a tendency that should be kept in check in your
dealings with others. However, your determination to get to the bottom of any
matter, to rip away falsehoods and expose true motives, can be used for good if
you employ it in your work, for example, which can involve investigation and
research, psychology, or revealing and perhaps dark creative arts. You can be
insatiably curious about all that is hidden, taboo, repressed, or secret. You
have a great love of debate, but should be careful that you don't overpower
others with your strong opinions, attempting to "convert" them to your frame of
mind, or treat regular debate or exchanges of opinion as battlegrounds. Many of
you do learn to harness your intense mental energy and apply it productively.
You are capable of very hard work and effort.
Interpretation sample from the
In-Depth Profile report --
You are bright and insightful but the very strength and depth of your vision can
mislead you. In consequence, you get in your own way a lot. The magnitude of a
project can intimidate you so that you don't even embark on it. You are a
perfectionist and compulsive. You fear being judged by others as inadequate and
this quality has you afraid to act. Of course, you do overcome this many times
in your day to day life, but it goes smoother for you when you stop attributing
negative motives to those around you. You are able to do this when you feel
better about yourself. Periods of meditation and contemplation are necessary to
get to know yourself.
Some Famous People with the Mercury in Hard Aspect to Pluto: Squares - Hank
Williams, Brigitte Bardot, Bjork, Bo Derek, Cloris Leachman, George Lucas,
Mickey Rooney, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lee Iacocca, D. H. Lawrence; Oppositions
- Oprah Winfrey, Boris Yeltsin, Elvis Presley, Shaquille O'Neal, Kurt Cobain.
Mercury sextile or trine Pluto
Interpretation sample from the
In-Depth Profile report --
You go to the origin of a problem once you start working on it. You communicate
with a quick, soft-spoken force that others pick up on magnetically. You have
both broad range and depth of interest. You are very versatile and make a great
problem solver. Your mind is naturally interested in security issues which can
run the gambit from ordinary cops and robber stuff, to high tech computer theft,
national security, and the international monetary fund. To fully use your skills
you should spend time analyzing your motives. Do a thorough investigation as to
your own beliefs about the meaning of life. Once you have these issues resolved
you will not feel as secretive and your mental energy will be freer. In Depth
The trine aspect is the more dynamic of the two harmonious aspects. Those
with the sextile can call upon these traits when needed, and those with the
trine between the Mercury and Pluto have incorporated the traits of the aspect
into their personalities, expressing them naturally and consistently.
Some Famous People with Mercury in Harmonious Aspect to Pluto: Sextiles -
Bruce Springsteen, Tatum O'Neal, Peter Lynch, Amelia Earhart, Troy Aikman; Trines -
Drew Barrymore, Brad Pitt, Larry Bird, Bridget Fonda, Crispin Glover, Jean
Harlow, Larry King, Moliere, Ralph Nader, Sylvia Plath.
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Interpretations written by Annie Heese. (Please note that some
of Annie's interpretations are forthcoming). Alternate
interpretations from the Cosmo Natal report.