MERCURY SEXTILE SATURN
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. Saturn rules stability, responsibility and longevity. Saturn is also disciplined and cautious. Saturn is lasting and will stand the test of time. Saturn rules time.
When you put the two planets together as described above, you get a very disciplined mind, especially where work and career are concerned. You can see here the mind is literally at work. The is the classic, "Mr. or Miss Fix it!" This is because Mercury rules the 3rd house of the mind, the 6th house of work ethic and daily routine, and Saturn rules the 10th house of career and profession. So this aspect is most definitely connected to work and career.
This aspect makes for a confident decision-maker, such as a manager, supervisor, boss or executive. Communication, writing and speaking are all well managed resources. This aspect serves lecturers, speakers, writers and teachers very well.
Mercury sextile Saturn means 'applying the mind' in just about anything the individual pursues or most activities in Life. There is a serious (Saturn) approach to learning (Mercury). It is a well-developed intellect that makes one resourceful and careful in their actions.
This aspect is extremely well informed on the subject matter at hand. When the individual is sure of their facts, they can state their case with force and the voice of authority.
The mind is highly disciplined for continuing to accumulate knowledge and to grow continuously throughout life.
Little is left to chance with this aspect, as every thought, idea and action has purpose, strategy and calculation.
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