Mercury Conjunct Mars

Mercury Conjunct Mars Natal

This conjunction is more likely to produce a left-brain dominant analytical mind that is quick and thrives on competition. This is an excellent combination for athletes or similar careers. Mars is dry and likes to split things apart, so there are a strong appreciation and need for contrast and opposition. This mind will enjoy and thrive in any environment based on a binary system, whereas shades of grey will tend to frustrate and annoy. There is a territorial nature, which can be limiting if it is allowed to engage in every minor boundary dispute. If this fiery nature can be cooled a bit, over-impulsiveness curbed, and battles chosen with more discretion, there is still plenty of ambition to go with an excellent sense of strategy. Remaining on the offensive and forging ahead, past the previous limits and into the unknown, is the highest expression of this combination.

Mercury Conjunct Mars Transit

There are two different kinds of conjunctions transiting Mercury can make with natal Mars. During normal direct motion (not near a station) transit, Mercury makes quick one-hit conjunctions to natal Mars that happen yearly and represent an opportunity for insight into your desire for excellence and achievement. You may receive information or communication that helps you reach your goals. Sometimes, direct Mercury makes close conjunctions (within a few degrees) to natal Mars, while also conjunct the transiting sun, only at much longer thirteen-year intervals. These rarer conjunctions can represent glimpses of a far-off mountain that you feel called to climb. The goals you set for yourself now may take years to achieve, but they will become crucial pieces of your identity. The retrograde conjunctions from transiting Mercury to natal Mars will occur in groups of three (with a direct conjunction before and after) only every six to seven years, or more often, thirteen years apart. These are opportunities for major adjustments to your inner sense of initiative and industry. Insight into the kinds of things that get your fires burning, and how they may be changing, is both possible and necessary. You may wish to question socially defined goals and recalibrate toward more internal personally authentic choices.

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