Mercury Conjunct Venus in Aries
Through the end of March
Mercury and Venus have met in Aries.
This aspect formed at 9°.
The theme of this pattern is
Profitable, cooperative conversations
with friends, family, partners ... everybody.
Given that they both constantly hang out close to the Sun, you'd think these two would meet more often. It's a shame they don't. This mix brings an extra measure of charm, grace and diplomacy to the way you approach people ... especially people whose support, help and good will can do you plenty of good.
Mercury conjunct Venus becomes friendly, poetic ... says the right things at the right time and proves cooperation pays. Venus conjunct Mercury is up for win-win negotiations, agreements that benefit everyone, arrangements where you get what you want and help others get what they want.
It's a bit much to hope you and partners speak with one voice and think with one mind -- although if any mix could deliver that, it's this one. But an open mind, a generous heart and the willingness to listen go a long way. Set up a meeting. Sit down over drinks and a plate of snacks. Take your time. Listen as much as you talk. Bring your wish list. Ask, "How can I help?"
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Mercury in General -- Your Inner Selves of Learning and Work ---> Learning stuff, using your mind and putting it to work -- Like Venus, your Mercury energy describes two inner selves. One manages your mind and all its talents; the other is in charge of the work you do ... the ways you use your skills and abilities to help others and build the kind of life your want for yourself. Again, as with Venus, these are usually reduced to the basic categories of "mind" and "work," but they also include whole subdivisions of behavior and talents.
Mercury and the Miracle of the Mind -- Astrology's Search for Intelligent Life ---> As an Astrologer I see both the mundaneness of common knowledge -- handling the basic facts of awareness and everyday rituals -- and a touch of miracles in Mercury.
Mercury Retrograde -- Rethinking Your Present Direction ---> In the territory of the mind -- When Mercury is retrograde (Mercury Rx -- in shorthand), it is a time of rethinking, refocusing and re-communicating. In Astrology, Mercury represents your intellect; your mental focus; your mind and how you use its assets.
Venus in General -- Your Inner Selves of Resource Management and Relationships ---> Support comes in many forms -- According to dime-store astrology ... the kind most people know from the little booklets they buy on newstands ... Venus in Astrology rules the two alluring topics of money and love. Like Mercury, Venus rules two Zodiac signs -- Taurus and Libra, and there is, indeed, a connection here between Venus ... money ... and love.
What Does Venus Represent in Your Natal Chart? -- What is it ... and why is it important? ---> Pink is a Venus color. -- Named for the goddess of love -- Venus, modestly shrouded in clouds when photographed, is named for the mythological goddess of love. It is often seen as the evening star -- so bright and shimmering some say it gets mistaken for a UFO. Maybe. Maybe not.
Venus Retrograde -- Realigning Your Values and Assets ---> Reassessing things of value ... -- Venus represents your important relationships, your important values, and the way you handle the things you value, especially material resources like money and possessions you need to support yourself.
Your Venus Energy -- So much more than love and money ---> Named for the goddess of love -- Venus the planet, and therefore Venus in Astrology, is named for the Roman goddess of love. That's the short definition of what she symbolizes, and the minute people hear that, their ears perk up and they want to know more, more, more. Her Greek counterpart was Aphrodite, but that's not the "more" people want to hear. Like all short-and-simple answers to complex questions though, this one is misleading and woefully incomplete.
In the Company of the Goddess -- Venus ... the Symbol of Love in the Zodiac ---> The planet Venus as a symbol in Astrology represents our sense of beauty and comfort, the way we deal with money and issues of physical support, and the way we manage our close relationships. It is, therefore, an important indicator of our personal values. Notice the "value" we place on all the things just listed.
When Mercury is in Aries -- Your Intellectual Self in the Sign of -- Initiative and Self-Assertion ---> A bird with an Aries attitude! -- Independent thinking -- When Mercury is in Aries, ideas are assertive and enthusiastic. Thinking shows independence, initiative, and pioneering spirit. All by itself, this energy encourages bold, candid opinions. Compared to the creative dreaminess of Pisces -- which we just finished -- and the laid-back planning of Taurus -- which happens next, this intellectual climate is lively and confident.
The Virtues and the Downside of Mercury in Aries ---> Mercury represents your rational mind; your intellectual self; your interests and mental abilities, your study and language skills, your capacity to work with ideas and information, and the way you approach and apply knowledge.
Venus in Aries -- Love that's impossible to ignore ---> In Astrology, Venus symbolizes your social self. It shows your ability to form and manage relationships -- and your need for partners. It describes how you are meant to support yourself, how you get the resources you need to survive. It shows your attitudes and conduct toward money and possessions, and your abstract personal values.
When Venus is in Aries -- Your Resource Manager and Inner Partner -- In the Sign of Initiative and Self-Assertion ---> Red is an Aries color.Pink is a Venus color. -- Love with a competitive kick -- When Venus is in Aries, people are forward, assertive and uninhibited in their relationships. They use candor and initiative to attract love -- and show romantic feelings in bold, passionate gestures. They want to win their lover's attentions -- and eagerly pursue their beloved.