23 RELATIONSHIP REPORT FOR ANGELA AND JAMES you are determined and intelligent, and this combination of qualities allows your communication to take you far in life, especially if you develop receptivity and learn to value the opinions of others. Composite Mercury in strong sextile (within 0.1 degrees) with Neptune The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections. This aspect between composite Mercury and Neptune indicates a clever and imaginative relationship that exudes a subtle charm. You tend to communicate with each other in visionary and poetic ways, and together you can express the normally inexpressible. Your conversations are likely to be inspired, with a deep appreciation of the arts, the imagination and the mystery, although there is also at least the potential for deceptive illusion between you. In a romantic relationship the danger is also that with such a strong connection between your conscious and unconscious minds, your shared sensitivity runs so high that engaging in other activities, even sexuality, can feel like coming down. You also might need to take care to more clearly discriminate between fantasy and reality, in order to avoid overly glamorizing each other or another focus of your shared idealizing. You can mutually profit from learning to clearly channel the truth that arises out of your joint thought process, being careful to discriminate the ideal and the sensible in dayto-day mundane issues. Then you can allow yourselves to reap the full benefit and inspiration of this placement without suffering unnecessarily from bumping up against the reality of practical concerns. Composite Saturn in strong sextile (within 1.0 degrees) with Pluto The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections. This aspect between composite Saturn and Pluto brings a degree of forcefulness to your partnership, with issues of authority, power and control that are capable of great transformation over time. With this placement, you two may tend to share an ambivalent attitude about power, leading you to demonstrate a rebellious attitude toward an established external authority or the authority of one or the other of you. Or your relationship may become an authority unto itself, and together you two can tackle, and transform, just about anything that stands in your way. You make an unstoppable business team and are likely to be charismatic leaders together. In personal relationships, you may have to work through turning this immense force onto each other. You benefit when you learn to re-evaluate your shared urge for power and control, and to come to a deeper understanding of and more conscious and socially responsible use of your transformational powers.
24 RELATIONSHIP REPORT FOR ANGELA AND JAMES Composite Mercury in sextile (within 3.7 degrees) with Saturn The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections. With this aspect between composite Mercury and Saturn, your relationship has a responsible, centered and hard-working ideation process that also might be experienced as a blockage of communication between you. You share a profound mental connection. As a partnership, you may find that your thinking naturally deepens and concentrates when you are together. You have incredible perseverance in making your ideas known to each other and to the world around you, and could be just the team to take on an important writing project. You can be shrewd as business partners, capable of focusing your energies intently for long periods of time. In fact, this combination does well in scholarship or law, or any mental activity requiring effort. In a romantic context, you may feel a sense of isolation in the relationship from time to time. You don't waste words with each other, and tend to say what you mean and mean what you say. There is a very direct quality to your communication, and it makes for effective interacting, as long you don't remain so entirely terse with each other that you lose the thread of active sharing. The key here is to risk more. You benefit when you take chances and add flavor and color to your self-expression with each other, turning pessimism into faith and letting go of rigidity, and learning the joy of saying yes. Composite Mercury in conjunction (within 4.6 degrees) with Pluto The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets. This conjunction between composite Mercury and Pluto signifies a powerful intensity of communication and verbal thrust and parry between you. There is a sharp and penetrating mindset in this relationship, and sharp comments between you or outright attempts at mental manipulation are also possible. One purpose of your coming together might be that you hone your communication skills. As a partnership you are also likely to be quite interested in the occult, or other hidden and potentially taboo areas of thought. Together, you see the deeper aspects of any subject matter that you single out for study, and have the capacity to discourse forcefully about it. You two are perhaps grappling with finding a balance between the need for building thought structures and the urge to destroy them. While this give and take can provide hours of mental stimulation, if there is any fear of imbalance present between you, your verbal communication will be the battlefield where you play it out. You may want to watch the emotions that arise when you share with each other, and remember to maintain your heartconnection and your perspective. In a