The Sun sextile Mercury is a positive aspect in synastry. It will promote good communication between two people.
The Sun is complicated in a synastry analysis. It represents our ego and our identity. Because of this, it can be a place from which it is hard to let other people in.
Mercury is one of the most important planets when it comes to relationships. It governs the way we communicate, and this can make or break a relationship.
Sun Sextile Mercury in Synastry
When the Sun is sextile Mercury in synastry, two people will have an easy time communicating with each other.
The person whose Mercury is involved will be able to say things to the other person that few other people could. They will be able to see the other’s blind spots and speak to them without injuring their ego or pride.
In turn, the person whose Sun is involved will energize the other and give them confidence in their intelligence and ability to communicate.
As with all aspects between the Sun and Mercury, there are likely to be many other synastry aspects that are intertwined.
Mercury is never more than twenty-eight degrees from the Sun in any person’s natal chart, and Venus is never more than forty-five degrees.
This means that there will probably be other aspects between the Sun, Mercury, and Venus in their charts. It is important to consider all of these aspects when interpreting the Sun sextile Mercury.
In general, the Sun sextile Mercury will enhance other positive synastry aspects and mitigate negative ones.
In addition to the other synastry aspects, certain sign combinations will modify this aspect somewhat.
Sun in Gemini, Mercury in Leo
This is the best combination possible for this aspect. The Sun rules Leo, and Mercury rules Gemini.
In addition to granting excellent communication, this combination will forge a deep bond between the two.
Sun in Gemini, Mercury in Aries
This is also an excellent combination. The Sun is an honored guest in the sign of Aries, and Mercury rules Gemini.
The two will form a strong bond over lively conversations. Even if they seem to be arguing, they will be enjoying themselves.
Sun in Libra, Mercury in Leo
This combination will be helpful for both people involved.
The Sun in Libra can make it difficult for someone to have self-confidence. The person with Mercury in Leo will help boost their ability to be confident and assertive.
A person with Mercury in Leo can talk too much and be prone to exaggeration. The person with Sun in Libra will help to soften the other’s communication style.
Sun in Aquarius, Mercury in Aries
This combination enhances this aspect. It may not look like it from the perspective of an outside observer because they will often disagree.
Their disagreements are an important part of their bond, however, and they both enjoy the way they communicate. Also they can move each other to change in a way that few others could.
Sun in Aries, Mercury in Aquarius
This combination will weaken the positive influence of this aspect. In particular, it will make it harder for them to listen to each other.
In particular, the person with the Sun in Aries will find it difficult to listen to the other.
Sun in Leo, Mercury in Libra
This combination will also weaken this aspect.
The person with Mercury in Libra will tend to only tell the other what they want to hear. While the person with the Sun in Leo might enjoy that for a time, it will hinder honest communication between them.
House Position of the Sun and Mercury
In analyzing this aspect, it is important look at the houses that the Sun and Mercury reside in each other’s charts. These will show areas of life in which they support each other.
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Man’s Sun Sextile Woman’s Mercury Relationship
In most cases, the Sun sextile Mercury will be good for a romantic relationship.
At the beginning of the relationship, it will help the two find things to talk about and give them the sense that they have a lot in common.
As the relationship progresses, it will promote good communication between them.
He will respect her and what she has to say, which will make her a good advisor for him. She will feel confident in her ability to talk to him, which will mean that she will be able to tell him what she thinks.
This aspect will enhance the other positive aspects between them and will mitigate any negative ones.
Woman’s Sun Sextile Man’s Mercury Relationship
When it is a woman’s Sun sextile a man’s Mercury, he is the one that supports her through clear communication and good advice.
She in turn will appreciate what he has to say, which gives him confidence.
They will enjoy being together, and the good communication will help their relationship.
As is the case when the genders are reversed, this will make the other good aspects between them better and alleviate any problems caused by negative aspects.
Sun Sextile Mercury in Friendship
The Sun sextile Mercury is an excellent aspect to have in friendship synastry as well.
The two will have many shared interests and support each other in their goals and plans. This aspect in and of itself will bring two people together as friends.
They will be able to talk to each other about anything, which can make them excellent confidantes for each other.
How to Tell if the Sun is Sextile Mercury in Synastry
Signs that are sextile are in elements that are compatible with each other. This makes it easy for them to get along with each other. It also gives them the ability to balance each other.
Because of this, if one person’s Sun is sextile Mercury by sign alone, the positive influence of this aspect will be present to a certain extent.
The graphic below shows the sextiles by sign.
The closer this aspect is by degree the better it is. The acceptable margin of error, or orb, for aspects between the Sun and Mercury is twelve degrees.
If the planets are within twelve degrees of a perfect sextile from the wrong signs, they have what is known as a cross-sign aspect between them.
In the case of Sun sextile Mercury, the cross-sign aspect is too weak to have much real influence. If anything, it will make them a little more compatible than they would ordinarily be.
In synastry, the Sun sextile Mercury is helpful in any kind of relationship.
It promotes good communication and gives two people the sense that they have a lot in common. No matter what type of relationship they have, there will be an element of friendship to it.