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Planetary aspects in the natal chart are explained and interpreted. The meaning of the following aspects are presented: Mercury conjunct Mars, Mercury square Mars, Mercury opposition Mars, Mercury sextile Mars, and Mercury trine Mars.

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Mercury - Mars Aspects: Conjunct Sextile Trine Square Opposition

 

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Mercury conjunct Mars
You are curious, enthusiastic, and energetic in your communications. You enjoy a good debate and have a competitive nature, particularly when it comes to mental games. You can be quite impatient with vagueness or slowness in others, preferring to keep things simple and direct. You are excellent at getting to the heart of a subject and easily rid yourself of wasteful activities, and this means you can be especially productive. At times, you can be aggressive or overly blunt in your self-expression. You can also take things very personally, and your defensiveness can make it challenging for others to engage in healthy dialogue with you. You are forthright, and this can be refreshing to some and offensive to others.

You have an enthusiastic, incisive and energetic mind. You are practical and compulsive. You think quickly and draw your inferences from empirical observation. Your life suffers at times by being too "me" oriented. You don't give an opinion as much as assert a point of view. You are a fighter for a cause whether or not there is a fight, or for that matter, a cause. Your mind is on fire so you often express yourself with anger. You have a natural talent for occupations involving change and physical movement. -- Interpretation sample from the In-Depth Profile report.

Some Famous People with Mercury conjunct Mars: Dick Clark, Prince Edward, Jason Alexander, Sally Field, Kathie Lee Gifford, Merv Griffin, Gene Hackman, Don Ameche, James Blish, Hank Aaron, Tommy Hilfiger, Wynonna Judd, Bob Newhart, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Debra Winger.

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Mercury square or opposition Mars
You can be quick on the trigger when it comes to verbal reactions to others, and you are not always courteous or tactful when it comes to expressing your opinions. You often take things quite personally, and your defensiveness can make it hard for others to have peaceful or productive conversations with you at times. You might often compete for the floor when it comes to expressing your ideas, thoughts, and opinions. You might often find yourself stirring up controversy with what you say, or how you say it.

You are very quick with your perceptions, and you might speak quickly and move quickly as well. You are an energetic worker, and you are excellent at rallying for what you believe in.

You are very witty, and often sarcastic. You are quick to offer an opinion and express your thoughts, often without much sensitivity. Some with this aspect in their charts are prone to lying. You love a good debate, but sometimes turn conversations that needn't be stressful into arguments.

Your mind is very sharp and critical, and you are insatiably curious. Your mind can be so quick that you are nervous, easily stressed, often over-stimulated, and prone to headaches. Impatience, especially while driving or operating machinery, could lead to accidents.

Some Famous People with the Mercury in Hard Aspect to Mars: Squares - Bjorn Borg, Sylvia Plath, Jean Piaget, Sheena Easton, Marilyn Manson, Demi Moore, Meat Loaf, Tina Turner, Randy Travis, Oprah Winfrey; Oppositions - Dinah Shore, Bernadette Peters, Ludwig van Beethoven, Alice Cooper.

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Mercury sextile or trine Mars
Your mind is very restless and you will never cease to learn. You are quick, practical, perceptive, brave and can easily detect the weaknesses of others. You are very creative and you can excel both in writing and in manual arts. You are very secure and firm in your decisions without being aggressive. Your mind never rests and it is important that you keep yourself active. You make an expressive and lively conversationalist, and you generally mean what you say and say what you mean. You have the ability to speak truths without coming across as too blunt or offensive. You often make the best decisions at the very last minute! You can be very productive when you're focused, spending less time on work that others labor over. You often take "busy-ness" in stride. You are alert and aware, and can easily turn ideas into workable projects. Your communications are refreshingly direct and to the point, although not especially sympathetic.

The trine aspect is the more dynamic of the two harmonious aspects. Those with the sextile can call upon these traits when needed, and those with the trine between the Mercury and Mars have incorporated the traits of the aspect into their personalities, expressing them naturally and consistently.

Some Famous People with Mercury in Harmonious Aspect to Mars: Sextiles - Tom Brokaw, Bill Clinton, David Spade, Edgar Cayce, Harry Hamlin; Trines - Shari Lewis, Joyce Brothers, Ray Davies, Henry Winkler, Sonny Bono, Beau Bridges, Stacy Keach, Cheiro, Sigmund Freud, Bill Cosby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Billy Corgan, Ted Danson, Jay Leno.


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Interpretations written by Annie Heese, unless otherwise noted.