Exerting your influence with a friend or a group may require a bit of manipulation on your part. It doesn’t have to be sinister. You will need to figure out what their agenda is in order to craft your plan. Shrewd Mercury in Scorpio aspecting persuasive Pluto in your sign shows that you are well positioned to get what you want, but for the sake of keeping positive relations between you and others, you will need to tread carefully. What endgame will have rewards for all parties? You are clever enough to find ways to make it a win-win.