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(Transit) Mercury square Venus / Venus square Mercury

The Tension of Discordance


2-3 days.

How often:

Few times a year.

If the transit could speak:

"In the dissonance of our interactions, we find the melodies of personal growth."

Personal development PDF for this transit:


Mercury governs communication, thought processes, and the exchange of information. When transiting, Mercury affects how we think, communicate, and perceive the world around us. These transits can bring changes in our way of expressing ourselves, learning, and connecting with others.

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Venus influences our relationships, values, and our approach to love and finances. Transits of Venus affect our interpersonal interactions, bringing attention to the harmony or discord in our relationships and our patterns of spending and enjoyment.

#relations #values #love #money #socialisation #harmonisation

type of aspect:

A square is formed when planets are 90 degrees apart, creating a challenging angle that often results in tension and conflict. This aspect can force action through crisis or confrontation, pushing for resolution or change. While squares may indicate struggles or obstacles, they are also powerful motivators for growth and can help build resilience.


The Mercury square Venus transit often highlights a period where communication and relationships may feel particularly strained or challenging. The mental realm governed by Mercury clashes with the affectionate and harmonious nature of Venus, creating a potential for misunderstandings or miscommunications in social interactions and relationships. This aspect can make it difficult to express affection and understanding effectively, leading to moments of friction or dissatisfaction in both romantic and platonic relationships.

During this time, you might find that what you think and what you feel seem at odds, making it challenging to convey your true intentions. Social interactions could become a minefield of faux pas or awkwardness as Mercury's analytical and often blunt nature squares against Venus's desire for smooth, agreeable exchanges. You might experience a heightened sensitivity to words, both spoken and written, perceiving them as either more critical or more demanding than intended.

what to do

  • Practice clear and compassionate communication.

  • Seek to understand before being understood; listen actively.

  • Revisit and revise any important messages or documents to ensure clarity and kindness.

  • Engage in activities that promote understanding and appreciation of art or beauty, which can ease tensions.

  • Consider mediation or conflict resolution strategies if misunderstandings escalate.

what to avoid

  • Making major decisions about relationships or finances until the transit passes.

  • Overcommitting to social engagements that might lead to stress.

  • Engaging in gossip or superficial chatter that could be misinterpreted.

  • Neglecting your need for personal space and quiet reflection.

  • Assuming that others know your feelings or thoughts without clear communication.

  • Anxiety from social interactions or communication.

  • Feelings of inadequacy in expressing affection or maintaining harmony.

  • Overthinking responses or messages leading to communication paralysis.


Navigating the challenges of Mercury square Venus involves embracing the discomfort as an opportunity for growth in communication and understanding within relationships. Here's a step-by-step guide to managing this transit:

  1. Acknowledge and Address: Recognize when miscommunications occur and address them promptly. Avoid letting misunderstandings fester.

  2. Improve Communication Skills: This might be a good time to read about or take workshops on effective communication. Techniques such as active listening and non-violent communication can be particularly beneficial.

  3. Seek Balance: Find a balance between social interaction and solitude. Allow time for reflection to understand your own needs and desires better.

  4. Creative Expression: Use creative outlets such as writing, music, or art to express thoughts and feelings that might be hard to articulate verbally.

  5. Relationship Review: Consider this transit a chance to review and reset expectations in your relationships. Open, honest discussions about needs and boundaries can strengthen connections.



  • "I communicate with clarity and grace, understanding the power of my words."

  • "I embrace challenges in relationships as opportunities to deepen connections and understanding."

  • "I balance my need for interaction with my need for inner peace, finding harmony in both."

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Type of work supporting personal development:

  • Mental: Focus on enhancing communication in relationships, expressing feelings openly, and working on verbal appreciation. Fill your thoughts with love and kindness towards yourself and others.

  • Heart: Engage in practices that open your heart to love. This includes loving yourself unconditionally and extending that love to others around you.

  • Validation: Work on improving your self-esteem by repairing any underlying negative programs related to it. Practice affirmations that reinforce your worth and value.

  • Value System: Take time to set your priorities straight and analyze what is most important in your life. Reflect on your beliefs about your own feminine energy and how it influences your interactions and decisions.


  • Throat Chakra (Vishuddha): Associated with communication, truth, and self-expression.

  • Heart Chakra (Anahata): Central to love, compassion, and connection with others.

Solfeggio Frequencies:

  • 741Hz: Cleans the cell from the toxins. Frequent use of 741 Hz leads to a healthier, simpler life, and also to changes in diet towards foods which are not poisoned by various kinds of toxins.

  • 639Hz: Enables creation of harmonious community and harmonious interpersonal relationships. Tone ‘Fa’ can be used for dealing with relationships problems – those in family, between partners, friends.

Meditation Type for This Time:

  • Mantra/Affirmation Meditation: Focus on reprogramming the mind and internal narrative with positive affirmations. Use the mantras HAM (throat chakra) and YAM (heart chakra) to enhance the meditation.

  • Metta Meditation: Concentrate on love, forgiveness, letting go in relationships, and releasing any feelings of anger or resentment.

Yoga Poses:

  • For opening the heart and enhancing communication: Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose), Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand), Simhasana (Lion Pose), Halasana (Plow Pose), Marjariasana-Bitilasana (Cat-Cow Pose), Matsyasana (Fish Pose), Anuvittasana (Standing Backbend), Natarajasana (Dancer Pose), Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose), Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Ustrasana (Camel Pose), Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow or Wheel Pose), Dhanurasana (Bow Pose), Purvottanasana (Upward Plank Pose), Salabhasana (Locust Pose).

Ayurveda for Mercury:

  • Enhance Mercury's positive effects with fenugreek, lavender, orange, marjoram, dill, licorice, ginkgo biloba, brahmi, bamboo, geranium, gotu kola, green coffee, licorice, lily of the valley, lion's mane, mulberry, parsley, pomegranate, rosemary, rhodiola rosea, sassafras, tulsi, turmeric, valerian.

Ayurveda for Venus:

  • To amplify Venus's influences, use amalaki, neem, horsetail, mango, strawberry, raspberry, lotus, bergamot, rose, camu camu, mangosteen, geranium, orchid, ylang ylang, and essential oils.

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