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(Transit) Mercury square Pluto / Pluto square Mercury

The Dance of the Mind’s Shadow


3 days

How often:

At least two times a year.

If the transit could speak:

“I am the voice that whispers doubts and transforms thoughts, challenging you to see beyond the surface.”

Personal development PDF for this transit:


Mercury governs communication, thought processes, and the exchange of information. When transiting, Mercury affects how we think, communicate, and perceive the world around us. These transits can bring changes in our way of expressing ourselves, learning, and connecting with others.

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Pluto is the planet of transformation, power, and rebirth. Its influence is subtle but profound, bringing to light the deeper, darker forces at work in our lives. Pluto’s transits often involve intense emotional experiences, power struggles, or confrontations with our shadows. These transits are transformative, forcing us to confront and change fundamental aspects of our lives and selves.

#power #surrender #rebirth #transformation #shadowself

type of aspect:

A square is formed when planets are 90 degrees apart, creating a challenging angle that often results in tension and conflict. This aspect can force action through crisis or confrontation, pushing for resolution or change. While squares may indicate struggles or obstacles, they are also powerful motivators for growth and can help build resilience.


The Mercury square Pluto aspect is a powerful astrological event where the planet of communication, Mercury, forms a tense 90-degree angle with Pluto, the planet of transformation and the subconscious. This aspect often brings about a probing, almost obsessive quality to one’s thinking and communications. You might find yourself questioning everything more deeply, seeking hidden meanings and motives—both in your own thought processes and in the conversations you have with others. This can lead to powerful insights, but also to a tendency to become overly suspicious or paranoid. The intensity of this transit compels you to look beneath the surface and may bring to light secrets or underlying truths that were previously hidden. It’s a period ripe for transformative thinking but can also stir conflicts and power struggles in communication if not navigated carefully.

what to do

  • Engage in deep research or investigative activities that require concentration and depth.

  • Use this time for transformative self-reflection to uncover hidden aspects of your psyche.

  • Be open to discussing tough issues with others in a quest for deeper understanding.

  • Utilize journaling or therapeutic conversations to process intense or dark thoughts.

  • Practice mindfulness to stay grounded and centered amid intense mental activity.

what to avoid

  • Obsessing over an idea or a conversation to the point of paranoia.

  • Manipulative or coercive communication tactics.

  • Dismissing others’ perspectives without considering their validity.

  • Letting suspicions govern your actions without seeking clarity.

  • Engaging in power struggles through words or ideas.

The challenging energy of Mercury square Pluto can lead to psychological issues such as paranoia, obsessive thinking, and a tendency towards manipulative or coercive speech. This aspect might push you to confront psychological issues related to control, power, and trust in communications.


  1. Awareness and Acknowledgment: Begin by acknowledging the intense nature of your thoughts and communications during this transit. Recognize that this is a time for transformation.

  2. Seek Clarity: When doubts and suspicions arise, seek clarity by asking direct questions and engaging in open dialogue to avoid misunderstandings.

  3. Channel Intensity: Use the intense mental energy to delve into subjects that fascinate you. This could be an excellent time for research or solving complex problems.

  4. Therapeutic Engagement: Consider speaking to a therapist or counselor if you find yourself overwhelmed by the darker or more obsessive thoughts that might arise.

  5. Mindfulness Practices: Engage in mindfulness exercises to maintain a balance between your inner and outer worlds. This helps in managing the psychological stress that comes with this transit.



  • "I communicate my ideas with clarity and integrity, free from the need to control others."

  • "I embrace the truths revealed to me, using them as tools for my growth and transformation."

  • "I trust in the flow of honest and open dialogues to bring light to the shadows of misunderstanding."

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Type of work supporting personal development:

Therapeutic: Engage in psychotherapy and shadow work to explore deep-seated thoughts and behaviors. Consider trauma release sessions to deal with any deep psychological issues that surface during this transit.

Mental: Utilize techniques like NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and coaching to rebuild and reprogram your mental narratives. Learn to control and be aware of your own thoughts through meditation and developing an observer of your thoughts. Practice making conscious choices about your interpretations of events and feelings.

Meditation type for this time:

Mantra/Affirmation Meditation: Use the mantras "HAM" (throat chakra) and "LAM" (root chakra) to help reprogram your mind and align your narrative with your true intentions.

Pranayama Meditation: Focus on breathing techniques that help release difficult emotions and increase oxygenation in the body, aiding physical and emotional detoxification.


Throat Chakra (HAM): Enhances communication and self-expression, vital for processing and verbalizing hidden truths that this transit might unveil.

Root Chakra (LAM): Strengthens your sense of grounding and stability amidst the transformative energies of this transit.

Solfeggio Frequencies:

396Hz: Helps liberate guilt and fear to create a strong foundation for transformation.

285Hz: Influences energy fields, helping to heal tissues and bring them into harmony.

174Hz: Acts as a natural anesthetic to relieve pain physically and energetically.

741Hz: Cleans the cell from different kinds of electromagnetic radiations, promoting a healthier mental state.

Yoga Poses:

Focus on poses that open the throat and stabilize the root chakra:

Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)

Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)

Simhasana (Lion Pose)

Halasana (Plow Pose)

Marjariasana and Bitilasana (Cat-Cow Pose)

Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

Utkatasana (Chair Pose)

Vajrasana (Diamond Pose)

Malasana (Garland Pose)

Dandasana (Staff Pose)

Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II)

Apanasana (Knee to Chest Pose)

Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-Knee Forward Bend)

Ayurveda for Mercury:

Include fenugreek, lavender, orange, marjoram, dill, licorice, ginkgo biloba, brahmi, green coffee, lion's mane, mulberry, parsnip, parsley, pomegranate, rosemary, rhodiola rosea, sassafras, tulsi, turmeric, valerian, and others to enhance Mercury’s qualities of communication and mental agility.

Ayurveda for Pluto:

Utilize sandalwood, milk thistle, gotu kola, and brahmi to support Pluto’s transformative and healing energies.

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