Mercury Conjunct Venus

Mercury Conjunct Venus Natal

Depending on their relative speed and direction of motion, Mercury and Venus can make quick conjunctions that last less than a week or two, or they can run along side by side through the zodiac for several weeks at a time. It is, therefore, important to compare their positions in the weeks before and after birth to see which kind of conjunction you were born under. The longer the two remain within six degrees of one another, the more potent and central to the entire horoscope the conjunction will become. This conjunction is more likely to produce the right-brain dominant creative mind and often confers a lifelong interest in, and love of the arts. Whether or not you ever become an artist, you will nonetheless likely have something of an artistic sensibility and temperament. Even if other aspects bring more of a rational, scientific mindset, this conjunction demands that be balanced with the kind of rich imaginative faculties fostered by the humanities. In an extroverted personality, the powers of persuasion, charm, and penchant for social activity can be enormous. In a more introverted expression, this conjunction demands a reverential attitude towards and active participation with the inner life. This can be achieved through spiritual, artistic, or psychological means but the resulting inner voyage(s) will become a defining feature of the individual consciousness.

Mercury Conjunct Venus Transit

There are two different kinds of conjunctions Mercury can make with Venus. During normal direct motion (not near a station) transit, Mercury makes quick one-hit conjunctions to natal Venus that happen yearly and represent an opportunity for understanding your values and the natural inner magnetism that draws you toward some things and repels you from others. If you are valuing or rejecting something out of a sense of social obligation (because someone else told you to), then you might have experiences that cause you to question this arrangement. Sometimes, direct Mercury makes close conjunctions (within a few degrees) to natal Venus, while also conjunct the transiting sun, only at much longer thirteen-year intervals. These rarer conjunctions represent a significant realization of higher-level values via experiences that can overpower you with a desire to understand and merge with some new ideal. During this transit, contacts that blossom into important relationships can be made. The retrograde conjunctions from transiting Mercury to natal Venus 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 our inner sense of self-worth and may inspire the desire for long-term investment in self-improvement. Under this transit, you may feel a strong desire to change your image or beautify your life in some way. Relationships begun under these conjunctions are more likely to require major changes at some point, or be possible because of them.

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