MERCURY SEXTILE NEPTUNE
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. Neptune is in-tune. Think of Neptune as being intuitive, in-tune and tuning in like a Tune-Ah-Fish, since Neptune is the ruler of Pisces (the fish). Neptune is intuitive, spiritual, musically inclined, dreamy, imaginative and artsy. Neptune has both dreams and visions; therefore, it is considered 'the visionary'.
I find this to be a very interesting and wonderful aspect that these two planets can come together and make peace. Mercury naturally rules Virgo and Gemini, while Neptune naturally rules Pisces. Virgo and Pisces naturally oppose each other, while Gemini and Pisces naturally square each other. Gemini and Virgo rule the conscious and reasoning mind, while Pisces rules the unconscious and imaginative mind.
When these two planets join forces in such a wonderful way as a sextile, this creates an insightful and imaginative way of thinking. The individual with this aspect literally thinks outside of the box (square) and away from the tug-of-war (opposition).
Not only is this aspect imaginative and insightful, it is a day-dreamer who can bring their dreams into physical manifestation. The individual with this aspect in the natal chart is clairvoyant and clairsentient, meaning they see things through dreams and visions, and they feel things through their feelings (senses). This aspect as a transit impacting the natal chart brings about dreams, visions, imagination and even mental telepathy. This aspect senses what others are thinking. The imagination is fertile, so if something is planted, it will sprout, grow and become something that everyone else can physically see. Photographers, writers, painters and artists have this ability to pull something out of their imagination so others can see it.
There is an interest in the occult, magic, illusion, slight of hand and misdirection (a type of illusion) as in the movie, "Swordfish". Misdirection is a form of deception where the attention of the audience is focused on one thing in order to distract their attention from something else. The trick is to manage the audience's attention, as is the goal in all of theater. Gaining and holding the audience's attention is the most important requirement of theatrical magic (illusion).
This aspect thinks things through ahead of time. It is thought-full and thoughtful. Mercury sextile Neptune is contemplative and will usually having schemes planned well ahead of schedule. This aspect has already thought it all through.
Mercury sextile Neptune does not accept ideas at face value and will check every matter out in fine detail due to its insatiable curiosity. The individual with this aspect Loves and enjoys their own thoughts because Neptune is the higher octave of Venus, the planet of Love, while Mercury rules thoughts and communication.
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