Today, we explore the harmonious sextile between Mercury and Venus and its potential to bring ease amidst the intense astrological patterns currently unfolding. We'll discuss how this aspect can provide balance to the challenges posed by the recent oppositions involving Uranus. Tune in to understand why the Mercury-Venus connection is particularly significant this week and how it might assist us in navigating the days ahead.
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Hey everyone, this is Adam Elenbaas from Nightlight Astrology. Today, we're going to take a look at Mercury's ongoing sextile with Venus and why this aspect is going to help us this week, given some of the other intense astrology that is forming.
We've talked at length about some of the opposition's forming with Uranus lately, and we're going to talk about why Mercury Venus in this ongoing sextile should be helpful. So that is our agenda for today.
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So today, what we're doing is we're looking at Mercury and Venus in their ongoing sextile. So I want to show you what this looks like for starters. Here, you can see Mercury and Venus working their way together, and if we back it up, they've been here since the beginning of the week. If you back it up a little bit more, it started on Sunday, November 12. But watch as it's going this week; we're going to see these two planets traveling within about a degree of one another and coming back onto the same degree all the way through Friday, and then even when you get to Saturday, Sunday, they're still just a degree apart.
So then, they start to separate a little bit more significantly by early next week. But all of this week, they're traveling within about a degree of one another. Now, this is really, really useful, and the reason that it's so useful is that we have some really intense transits going on around us right now.
So, if we back it up to the start of this week, remember what this week started with over last weekend; we had the new moon opposite Uranus with Mars opposite Uranus, starting the week, the sun opposite Uranus, Uranian transits coming across the Scorpio Taurus axis can be very dramatic, they can be a little destabilizing and erratic, even if they are exciting and helpful, they can still, you know, sometimes it's sort of like my kids are in a great mood, and they're really happy, but they're also super wound up, and that can actually be a challenging thing for them to have to contend with after a certain period of time.
It's like, Oh, I'm so excited, and then all of a sudden, I'm still really excited. I can't come down, I can't go to bed, or whatever the case might be.
There's nothing wrong with the excitement that Uranus brings; there's nothing wrong with the intensity, there's nothing. There's no rule that says that you have to get grounded as soon as possible. At the same time, I think it's really important to notice that these transits can be a lot, and for most of us, we will start waving the white flag at some point we'll be like, Okay, I'm, I'm done with intense transits, you know?
So I think that it's really nice when you see something like this in the sky. Okay, we've got a bunch of Uraniun intensity this week. But look at what's happening at the same time. We have this nice, harmonious sextile. Sextiles are of the nature of Venus, and they are traveling Mercury and Venus are traveling together this week and doing some really nice things together. Venus is in her own domicile.
Now, Mercury is in the domicile of Jupiter, which can present as a kind of tension for Mercury. That's not always easy, but it sure does help that Mercury is traveling all this week with a sextile to Venus.
So, what could that mean for us? Well, again, first of all, it just sort of provides softness. But here are my five reasons why Mercury sextile Venus will help us this week. Okay.
Number one, it tempers the Mars-Sun opposite Uranus qualities that are in the air through the start of this new lunation cycle with all of the opposition's from Scorpio to Uranus in Taurus. It also just at the start of this week, you know, Mars sun, opposite Uranus still sort of in the air, it's going to just provide if you have if you were to, you know, have pulled the tower card in the Tarot, right, which can be a very dramatic kind of experience.
What I like about this is that it's sort of like pulling the temperance card right next to it or even the star card, which comes after the tower card. I was reflecting on that recently with a colleague of mine; we're talking about the sequence between the tower card and the star card.
So if you thought of temperance, or the star card being there and contrasting with the tower card, that's like in Tarot speak, similar to what's in the sky right now. We have a tempering, harmonious energy being expressed through the symbolism of Mercury and Venus in a sextile to one another, and that will create a softness and ease and a flow and harmony around what can be very volatile, revolutionary, erratic, sudden, disruptive, maybe, again, maybe very positively disruptive or erratic energies.
Some people are going to experience them as more disturbing and difficult than others who may experience them in terms of like a breakthrough. But nonetheless, they are exciting and somewhat erratic, whether they're being experienced more, you know, positively or negatively for people, and so to have Mercury and Venus in a sextile just provides that ease and flow and harmonious quality that can really, really help things.
The other thing that it does is it offers harmonious context that's different than just offering almost like an energetic buffer. The context is important because if you have these breakthroughs, as signified by Mars and the Sun opposite Uranus, and at the same time, you're getting this kind of Mars reset with the upcoming cazimi and so forth.
Well, the contact of Mercury and Venus can now be providing us with some context as to what this breakthrough is all about. For example, Mercury's sextile to Venus may provide us with the context of the breakthrough, and maybe it's about learning, art, friendship, or relationships. Maybe the breakthrough has to do with recognizing who you want to work with and who you don't want to work with. It may be it.
Now, if I go into number three, this will actually offer some, maybe some more specificity. Mercury and Venus combined will often have to do with skill development, learning, and teaching, where a mental quality and an aesthetic quality or being married together like learning musical scales, or learning, kind of the artful, metaphorical, and mythological language of astrology, or developing some kind of musical or artistic skill or ability that's very precise and articulated.
Well, it can also have something to do with, you know, an ease or an easy natural ability to get along with other people or to communicate with ease and tact with other people.
So, number four, you can think about Mercury and Venus as providing something about something. There's a charismatic quality, that's what I'm trying to say here, and there's a tactful diplomatic quality at the same time. So, if you think about finding things that you're excited about, things that you want to learn, or ideas or beliefs that you're excited about, and then finding natural, harmonious relationships or connections with other people that may orbit around a similar center of interest.
So now we have context for what the Uranian oppositions might be about, okay, there's these breakthroughs. There are these new ideals being installed; there are strong, decisive actions that I want to take to break out of an old way of being into a new way of being all very Uranian. Right. But I'm doing so in service of things; I want to learn skills, I want to develop aesthetic and intellectual qualities, harmonious relationships that are coming forth, and maybe providing a contrast to relationships or people or places that aren't working any longer.
So you see how nice that context is, the breakthroughs. Without that context might be there's, there's less of a silver lining, you might say; now we have a silver lining; the silver lining is that these two planets are charismatic about ideas, and yet, they're tactful, and they tend to get along with other people very well.
This combination leads to skill development, especially around art, words, language, and anything that's aesthetic and intelligent at the same time, and developing those skills or abilities or finding natural harmony between them is great for finding teachers, mentors, and coaches.
Now, you could be also realizing that, well, I've been doing this thing over here, and I can't do it anymore. So I have to break apart from it, redefine my ideals, and now situate myself in more harmonious situations, but at least there are more harmonious situations presenting themselves, right? That's the silver lining. You also have just, generally speaking, this combination is pleasant. Venus is a goddess that brings pleasant, harmonious, fortunate things.
A sextile is of the nature of Venus in the context between planets, and sextiles tend to bring pleasant, harmonious, fortunate things. So you have a doubling of Venus, Venus is in her own sign. All of these are very important little details, and then connecting with Mercury and Mercury in a very charismatic Jupiter-ruled fire sign.
There's something exciting about the connections being made, as well as them being pleasant, harmonious, and fortunate. You put that alongside these breakthroughs that are happening from Uranus, and you get the feeling of, you know, replacing something that's not working with something that you're very excited about, something that may be naturally aligning, and coming together to replace something else or something that is offering you like an opportunity, as you're having to make difficult decisions or create difficult, you know, breakthroughs or you're having, you know, more intense, you know, realizations about what you want and what you don't want.
Again, it's very Mars-Sun opposite Uranus, and there's a little bit of erratic energy around all of that. Well, how nice is it to have these pleasant, harmonious, fortunate forces coming through that tend to amplify The things that we're excited about, things that will work, things that will harmonize together with other people, subjects, and mental energies that are stimulating, and also balancing or leveling with Venus and Libra.
So, anyway, I hope I'm not just making an indigestible word salad a little bit would it feel, you know, Mercury's in Sagittarius after all, so. But I was looking at this, and I'm just thinking, Oh, this is so nice. This is actually going to offer a really nice contrasting form of support and context that could make these more intense exchanges between the Scorpio-Taurus axis with Uranus just, you know, more palatable and easier to deal with.
So that's what I have for you today. I hope you were able to look at this, hear this, and make sense of it. I'm not feeling the most articulate today. So maybe that'll change when these aspects actually perfect. That's it for now.
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