When Mercury in your chart forms an aspect to another person’s Pluto. When Mercury in your chart forms an aspect to your partner’s Pluto, ideas and thoughts, and how you communicate them to one another, are frequently intense, probing, and transformative. The aspect between the two bodies will give a stronger clue to how pleasant or unpleasant this passion might be.
Square, Opposition, or Quincunx
When your Mercury forms a challenging aspect (square, opposition, or quincunx) to your partner’s Pluto, there might frequently be battles of the mind between the two of you. While you certainly challenge one another to think more deeply and to back up your ideas, the intensity between you can sometimes feel overpowering. Watch for abusive words with one another, which might eventually lead to the downfall of the relationship. You might hang on to issues for too long, beating a dead horse so to speak with one another, when it would be preferable to just let go. You (playing the role of Mercury) might be the one to be most overwhelmed by this, preferring lighter conversations, at least some of the time, and often feeling as if Pluto is pushing you to see things the way he or she sees them.
When the aspect between Mercury and Pluto is a flowing one (sextile or trine), your Pluto partner helps to open you up to new ways of thinking, or you simply appreciate Pluto’s intensity and emotional honesty. This can be an ideal setup for a therapist/patient relationship. In a working relationship, this can also be quite helpful for getting to the bottom of matters. In an intimate relationship or friendship, you can feel very close to one another because you share so many things with one another.
The conjunction of Mercury and Pluto between charts can possess shades of both the challenging and flowing aspects mentioned above. From our Romantic Compatibility report: Your conversations tend to be probing and deep. You enjoy uncovering the underlying motivations and causes of a situation. Frequently what starts out as a light, friendly conversation ends up as an in-depth psychoanalysis of each other! At any rate, you are certain to feel that you learn a lot from each other, and that your communications run deep. At times, the Pluto person may have a tendency to dominate your conversations. Pluto may go to great lengths to make Mercury believe what Pluto believes, and this can be uncomfortable at times.