The Sun sextile Venus in synastry is a pleasant aspect that enhances the compatibility between two people.
The Sun represents our identity at a very basic level. It shows who we are at a very deep level.
Venus is the main planet involved in relationships of all kinds. It also represents the things that we like and enjoy.
A sextile is a friendly aspect that means that two planets like each other.
Sun Sextile Venus in Synastry
By itself, the Sun sextile Venus in synastry means that two people enjoy being together. They naturally feel comfortable and safe with each other.
Yet, this aspect generally plays a supportive role when it comes to compatibility, and it does not take center stage.
The impact of this aspect will depend a lot on other aspects. In particular, it will depend on other aspects between the Sun, Venus, and Mercury.
In the birthchart of any individual, Venus can never be more than 45 degrees from the Sun and Mercury can never be more than 28 degrees. This means that if someone's Sun is sextile Venus, there is a complicated mix of other aspects involving the Sun, Mercury, and Venus as well.
As a general rule, the Sun sextile Venus will enhance the positive aspects and it will mitigate the problems caused by the difficult aspects.
There are several sign combinations that will modify this aspect.
Sun in Libra/Venus in Leo
This is the best combination for this aspect. The Sun rules Leo and Venus rules Libra, so both planets are in the sign that is ruled by the other. This is known as mutual reception.
This will give the two a healthy interdependence, which will enhance their compatibility.
Sun in Pisces/Venus in Taurus
Venus rules Pisces and is exalted in Taurus. Because of this, the person whose Venus is involved will strengthen and support the person whose Sun is involved.
In turn, the person whose Sun is involved will give a great deal of love and appreciation to the person whose Venus is involved.
Sun in Taurus/Venus in Pisces
This situation is similar to the one in which the Sun is in Pisces and Venus is in Taurus. The person whose Venus is involved will give support and strength to the person whose Sun is involved, which will be appreciated with love and affection.
Sun in Leo/Venus in Libra
In this case, both planets are in the sign that they rule. This makes them quite strong.
On one hand, this combination will bring two people together in a position of strength and health. On the other hand, they may not have enough interdependence to truly support each other or hold the relationship together over time.
Much will depend on the other aspects involved.
Sun in Aquarius/Venus in Aries
This is a tricky combination. Venus has a difficult time in Aries, and the Sun does not like being in Aquarius.
On the other hand, the Sun is exalted in Aries, so can be of some help to Venus, but Venus has no special relationship with Aquarius.
Overall, this combination is less helpful than most combinations of the Sun sextile Venus.
Sun in Aries/Venus in Aquarius
This the weakest combination of this aspect, and it may serve to lower compatibility rather than enhance it.
The Sun does not like Aquarius, and Venus does not like Aries. Because of this, even though a sextile is a positive aspect, there could be some antipathy between the two, especially at first.
In addition to looking at other synastry aspects and paying attention to special sign combinations, it is important to consider what houses are involved in each person's chart.
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Man's Sun Sextile Woman's Venus Relationship
As a general rule, a man's Sun sextile a woman's Venus will make them attracted to each other.
By itself, this attraction will not be overwhelming, however. They will, instead feel a gentle comfort with one another.
With this combination, the two will tend to fall into traditional gender roles, but these roles will not be rigid.
She may feel a little stronger about the relationship than he does. Much will depend on the other aspects between them.
Woman's Sun Sextile Man's Venus Relationship
In this case, there may be a slight role reversal when it comes to gender roles.
He will be supportive of her career and her goals. He may also put more effort into the relationship than she does.
Overall, however, this will be a pleasant relationship. The Sun sextile Venus will enhance the other positive aspects between them and will mitigate the difficult aspects.
Sun Sextile Venus in Friendship
This is a pleasant and comfortable aspect. It will strengthen feelings of friendship and good will between people.
As in the case of the Sun conjunct Venus, there is the possibility that one of them may have a crush on the other if their gender and sexual orientation are compatible.
Yet, even if this is the case, the crush will not be overwhelming, and it will generally not interfere with their friendship.
If the other aspect between them are favorable, this will be a comfortable and nourishing friendship.
How to Tell if the Sun is Sextile Venus in Synastry
Signs that are sextile are two signs apart, and are of compatible elements. The graphic below shows the signs and their sextiles.
If the two planets are in the proper signs, there will be some of the influence of the sextile between them.
The full aspect will be present if the planets are within twelve degrees of being exact. The closer the sextile is to being exact, the stronger it will be.
The Sun and Venus can be within 12 degrees of a sextile with each other from the wrong sign.
In this case, the planets will be in incompatible signs. The sextile will neutralize the harmful effects of being in incompatible signs.
The impact of the Sun sextile Venus can be modified by several different factors, such as the signs involved and the nature of the relationship.
Still, on the whole it is a positive and helpful aspect in synastry.
This aspect will enhance the other positive aspects and will ameliorate any negative aspects between two people.