Mercury sextile Venus - January 3rd, 2017 (🇬🇧English)
Communicative Mercury forms a benevolent sextile with affectionate Venus on Tuesday. This aspect indicates that we are more likely to share our affection with our loved ones. This transit favors social and intellectual activities, amity and verbalization of love. Our feelings make contact with our mind. Communication about money matters willbe favorable under the influence of this transit. Beauty, elegance and refinement are articulated in verbal and written communication. The feminine signs, Capricorn and Pisces, where transiting planets are located represent the psychological process through which we experience this opportunity of loving communication. Not only do we need to pursue our ideals and fantasies, but also we should discipline our sensitive emotions in order to take advantage of this opportunity. To put it differently, this planetary combination suggests a balance between “going with the flow” and moderation.
A negative reaction to this transit would be missing the opportunity. In other words, if you spend all of your time inside or if you remain indifferent to outside stimuli, you wouldn’t recognize opportunity. Another risk under this soothing transit is sloth. The shadowy consequence of Venus and Mercury is nothing but chattering pleasantly; nonetheless don’t forget that “talk is cheap!” This transit might produce shallowness and slyness in love.
A productive response to this aspect would be utilizing this rest period effectively. To put it another way, you need to concentrate on your leisure activities and you should participate to intellectually and culturally engaging experiences. Sextiles offer opportunities but they also require an awareness and a willingness to acquire it. For this reason, you need to make good use of this opportunity: You need to fancy this amicable communication, friendliness and humor. It would be wise to make some effort in order to realize the unnoticeable beauties in your immediate surrounding. Moreover, another effective usage of this transit would be organizing short trips to nature: You are highly recommended to appreciate idyllic beauty in outdoor activities such as picnics, jogging or trekking. If you want to benefit from this psychological process for your inner evolution, you need to verbalize your love; to put it differently, you ought to tell your loved one that you love him or her.
People who have planets or sensitive points between 0-5 degree of negative signs (Pisces, Capricorn, Taurus and Scorpio) will be affected very positively from this transit. However, people with planets in 0-5 degree Virgo or Cancer will experience both a dynamic challenge and a fruitful opportunity at the same time.
Painting: “Hermes and Venus Gazing into a Mirror”, 1885, Walter Crane