Mercury Sextile Ascendant

Mercury Sextile Ascendant Natal

This sextile brings the potential for flexibility and adaptability to your persona, without the overpowering nature of the conjunction. It’s a gift that is there when you need it, rather than something you are constantly compelled to do. There’s much less need to control and direct this energy, in fact, it often works by the “pay it forward” concept. The more willing you are to stretch yourself in response to requests for help or collaboration, the more talents you acquire and the wider your network becomes so that more help is available when you need it. The danger here is that when overdone, you can become somewhat lost within your group or community role and lose touch with your own core identity. You may not always be the person to help but can direct and connect to someone who is.

Mercury Sextile Ascendant Transit

This transit suggests that either the group or community role is more important than the personal position at the moment. Some flexibility and clever adjustments to the personal position can place you in an advantageous position. Conversely, you may be asked to stretch yourself for the good of the many. The key is that both sides are willing to move toward the middle and mutual benefit. This is generally a brief transit that comes around twice a year, however, every six to seven or even thirteen years apart, Mercury will make an extended series of three sextiles with the middle one during its retrograde. These are much more significant transits that involve a more serious transition in the outer identity. They may ask you to move toward some form of social conformity, or to assist others in a challenge to the status quo and what was previously considered “normal.”

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