Mercury Square Pluto influence

Astrology with Charu!
5 min readMay 17, 2024

When the Ideal meets the Hades

𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗰𝘂𝗿𝘆 𝗦𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗣𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗼 : 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗜𝗱𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝗲𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗛𝗮𝗱𝗲𝘀

There are so many good aspects I mean Sun Jupiter are merging tomorrow for God’s sake but no the Scorpio in me wants to address the Mercury Pluto square we are experiencing today before all the good stuff. Cause you know what… we feel & remember the harsh more.

Fragile humans made tough by strength of their own inner darkness & trauma. God must have a sense of humour to make Pluto. Games it plays on our minds making us feel scared… to hopeless… to a phoenix all in one conversation one event one day.

Pluto makes us go from happy to convicted in minutes — it’s the nature of it when so much Uranus impulses are in air & it’s not Saturn so it’s not saying sober up but yeah get real with yourself. This is not going to be easy & get the frivolity of it all out of mind when you make one of your many many minds up. Our bipolar impulses get convicted cause you see Uranus is an idealist and Pluto is far from ideal as is our real world. Impulses are pure but what comes after that is not. Pluto helps us see dark side of our impulses.

This is a square — struggle is internal — you are convicting yourself for acting on impulses or not thinking through things…

First step of any Pluto transit is always same — darkness, obsession, trying to find the why & what of what we did or are doing & with this specifically comes compulsive thinking — mostly negative to start with cause Jupiter influence comes later though is not that far. So pain will soon be balanced with faith & optimism even a higher road. But first this.

Second stage is always of knowing more about ourselves than we did before this storm. This is Taurus Mercury & we just went through transit of doing things we would never with Sun Uranus conjunction. So we try to find the why of that extraordinary.

Mercury in Taurus makes us go back, wants to run back into what’s safe & known. Remember I told you in Uranus reading there would be the tendency to go status quo after initial phase. Taurus likes to maintain & Mercury our mind hasn’t yet been hit with Uranus though Sun our identity has. It’s one of those moments when we are evaluating what we have already embarked upon. You are physically already there but it seems something someone somewhere is convincing the brain, the thinking mind, moulding it through either truth or manipulation, it’s tough to tell with Pluto. Keep it your voice in your head it would make things simpler. I don’t have the answer just telling you what I am doing.

We are thinking of safety, comfort, what’s known, our old looks, our old hairstyle, our old ways of denying or giving pleasure. Old dynamics of relationships especially can take us over very quickly. Mercury entering Taurus has reminded us of what status quo gives us & what’s at stake to loose if we shake the proverbial tree or open the Pandora’s box.

Mercury in Taurus alone can make us walk out of doing anything — we have seen it time & again in sources of income, love, beauty styles, how we value ourselves. But this is first time it just can’t. Cause Pluto has it convicted. Pluto tried this last April — tried to see why you act or not on your impulses to change the way you love, eat, earn money, value yourself & create what you truly love even when you want to. Why do you not simply go & get what you love, want, crave & desire. We weren’t ready to answer last April. Are we ready to answer tough questions now ?

Mercury has been totally taken over by Pluto during this transit — we are not just convicted we are also obsessed with the subject & unfortunately a bit negatively. Comfort and passion collide. Tragic heroes are born from Mercury Pluto hard aspects — we have the intensity which is dramatic — tortured mind. Power games, sexual undercurrents, negative thoughts, verbal constrain due to not being able to trust anyone takes over & we say oh this isn’t real. Games have been played & sometimes you can feel like a pawn in someone else’s drama series.

Once we are off the stage of our life — we come to third phase of this transit which is healing and transformative. We are able to see things we didn’t see before, in terms of our own motivations and move differently from there trying to find the devices required to live what seems like a new life. Cause it’s very difficult to put a life back to status quo once it’s been shaken by Uranus, pieces will never fit back same way like an antic vase, light will always now glare through the cracks even if you glue it all together. It’s done.

2º of Taurus which is repeatedly being hit by Pluto in Sun (21 Apr), Venus (2 May) and now Mercury is a degree of “Electric Storm” — it implies a potential “revelation” — a clear quiet stream is hit by celestial storm and a new creative world which didn’t existed opens up. We just had solar flares which makes this very physically real to me.

Rudhyar said while the consciousness would be deeply disturbed by “The visitation” but the individual is enriched and their soul fecundated aka fertilised or made more fruitful by it. Pluto though at this degree emphasises the need to develop inner resources to be able to withstand the challenges this storm would bring. Cause it takes the implication of this change to beyond the individual as its not just their own lives which change with it. They may be individually enriched by this experience, the world around them might change as a result of it demolishing the Aquarian landscape they have created of their life in name of their existing interconnected world. Mercury Pluto last stage is not just knowing oneself more but also summoning the strength to go through the change that one must in life to be able to live their true self with conviction and it might involve us to go through a natural crisis which comes from endings of past ways of being and past connections.

He said “Dust you were, dust you must become” — every part of our life has an ending. There is need to develop inner security which would allow us to meet this unexpected crisis & allow us to take the tough steps required to go through them.

This is the last phoenix phase. Truth of what it is, what our motivations are, why we invited a storm in our life, whats the deeper purpose of what we are going through allow us to appreciate what the current events are making us into. Our mind is transformed and this aspect adds depth through introspection to the otherwise which might feel like a frivolous idealistic pursuit. An ideal that may be never exist but Pluto destroys and creates something real — it recreates you — your courage, your strength, depth, strong will to be able to live an ideal in whatever form it may evolve cause the thunderstorm would come with change in a very stable part of our life. Inner changes bring outer and we have not seen anything yet in that.