MERCURY SEXTILE MARS
This is an easy aspect showing cooperation between two planets which leads to opportunity. It has a positive blending effect on the planets. Sextiles are considered a "soft" or "easy" aspects that reflect the planets involved. They have a way of delivering you an opportunity. It's as if the phone is ringing or there is a knock at the door. Again, it is your choice to answer the opportunity. Opportunities can reveal themselves under the strangest of circumstances.
It is important to understand that Mercury rules the reasoning and conscious mind that forms conclusions. Mercury is intellectual, enjoys learning, teaches and is communicative. Mars is busy, hyper and action-oriented. It has endurance, strength and power. Mars is assertive, aggressive and competitive.
This is the aspect of the quick learner. It has sharp intellect and perspective. The best part of this aspect is that it is quite capable of making a decision. Mercury sextile Mars says what it means and means what it says. This aspect is a great calculater, planner, stategizer and organizer.
Any games that require skill and mental agility, such as chess will fall under this aspect. If you need to make plans that will stick, this is the aspect you want. Math skills are also present. This is the mark of the statistician, technician and mathematician. Mercury sexile Mars gets the job done and does it well because mental preparation is the foundation.
This aspect is good for speaking, writing and getting the point across. Keep in mind, Mercury rules both Gemini (the communciator) and Virgo (the analyzer).
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