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What, If Mercury Conjunct VENUS and MARS?

Mercury Conjunct Venus
If Mercury has conjunct Venus, the person lives a life of refinement and culture. He is delicate, sensitive, and mentally blessed. He is bright and cheerful, optimistic and humorous. Above all other astrological aspects, this conjunction indicates musical and poetic talent. The person is expressive and his greatest fulfillment comes from sharing his wonderful mental harmony with others. He is eloquent, intelligent, and often brilliant. There is a marked dexterity to the person’s intellect. His mind is in a state of restful alertness, ever ready to feel out, or objectively analyze, a situation. Once he does this, he is then able to generate the most precise and appropriate response. Like Paul Newman and Robert De Niro, who have the conjunction within two or three degrees, the person can charm anyone. He knows which words cause what effects in whom.

The person is drawn to all of the arts. He is graceful, agreeable, and lighthearted. However, he is also a creature of comfort. He craves luxuries and the good life. Unless Saturn is strong in the birth chart, the person has no patience for discipline and responsibility. He detests hard work, struggle, and dirty hands. He may be lazy, shallow, and indulgent. He is powerful discriminating, and knows art and beauty better than anyone. He is appreciate. However, the person expects to receive pleasure and be treated well. He avoids difficult of challenging people as well as stressful situations. He has no use for austerities, the rugged life, or any variation of “roughing it”. The person may, at times, frustrate friends and loved ones with his near-hedonism and unwillingness to comfort adversity. In this regard, the person may be selfish and self-centered.

The person is kind, sympathetic, and fun to be around. He is tactful and diplomatic. Women feel immediately at ease with him. As Venus rules the love life, the person gets an intelligent, communicative spouse, one who is youthful and beautiful. Unfortunately, the partner may be fickle or emotionally detached in the relationship. The person is very social. He wears nice clothing and has a youthful appearance has entire life. He may be somewhat effeminate due to his grace and sensitivity. He may also be accused of vanity. Aside from music and all arts, he is attracted to jewelry, fashion or design, drawing, and writing (but not the tedious sort). If the conjunction is extremely close by degree, the nerves will be too delicate and the person suffers mentally. In nearly all cases, there is an occasional, but profound, stubbornness because the person is so enamored with his own logical and mental process.

Mercury Conjunct Mars

If Mercury is conjunct Mars, the person is mentally aggressive. He is direct, outspoken and enjoys a good argument. The person is talented in mechanics and has great manual dexterity. He is attracted to all technical fields such as architecture, engineering, drafting etc. He is the best trouble-shooter and problem-solver. The person is competitive and nothing but goal-oriented. He is successful, and does whatever it takes to obtain desired results. The person is ingenious and easily solves puzzles. He is perfectionist and a great detail worker. His mind is sharp and alert: he learns at lightning speed. There is a magnificent practicality to the person. He understands cause and effect better than anyone, and may be a genius at manipulating circumstances to get what he wants.

The Mars-Mercury conjunction is a fascinating one. Aggressive Mars benefits greatly from association with intellectual and sensitive Mercury, while Mercury is burnt by they fiery nature of Mars. The person’s peace of mind is definitely disturbed. He may have a hot temper or be on the angry side.

Mercury represents learning, writing, arts, sculpture, medical profession, expertise, ministership, message, wit, cleverness, duality, fame, astrology, wisdom, chanting Vedas, priesthood, birds, fame, literature, poetry, scriptures etc.
Mercury indicates mathematicians, traveling agents, poets, advocates, printers, publishers, orators, ambassadors, clerks, astrologers, travelers, secretaries, interpreters etc. In Mythology, Mercury is regarded as the god of eloquence and commerce. Mercury strong and favourably placed, makes one an orator.
Mercury is a quick moving planet. He thus represents speed. It is also called as the winged messenger. Therefore, it represents traveling, carrying messages, letters, mailing etc.
Mercury is the planet of wisdom. Favorably posited it makes a person very intelligent, wise and studious.

Mercury is changeful. It denotes changes, and lack of concentration. It makes a person unsteady and fond of changes.

Mercury represents plurality. It is dualistic. It gives interest in many subjects.

Mercury is convertible. This is why, in Hindu Astrology, it is regarded as a benefic when it is combined with benefics. And it is regarded as a malefic, when it is combined with malefics. Thus its nature varies as the quality of the planet which it is conjoined. Thus it does not act independently but in a subordinate position.

Mercury renders its subjects active, versatile and disposed to business and commerce. It makes one well-informed and eager in the pursuit of knowledge.

Literary men, accountants, school teachers, secretaries, book-sellers, clerks, postmen, messengers, engineers, radio. Wireless, telegraph, post, letters, typing, press, paper, cotton, representative, secretary, agent, clerk, astrologer, trade of foreign goods, import-export, thread, mercury, tin, accounts, auditing, able lawyer, expert, commissioners, ambassadors etc., are all ruled by Mercury.

Mercury represents Mathematics. It indicates lecturing too. As Mars also is connected with Mathematics, when these are combined or connected one may be a Mathematics lecturer.

Mercury denotes Astrology too. Mercury in angles confers ability in Astrology, Combination of Sun and Mercury can denote Astrological Profession. (Sun is a Karaka of profession. Connection of Mercury with 4th, 10th, and 9th house also can indicate this profession).

Satyacharya says that Sculpture, astrology, recitation and composition of poetry, research work, dealing in clothes, and catching birds and animals are also ruled by Mercury.

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