What is a Conjunction Aspect in Astrology?
In astrology, the aspect called conjunction describes two separate points in the solar system that unite and blend their energies together. These points are often planets, such as Earth, Mars, Jupiter, but can also be other luminary bodies such as Chiron, Lilith and more. Even though the Sun and Moon are not technically planets, they are counted as such within astrological systems.
From our perspective on Earth, points that are in the conjunction aspect seem to move together. In natal charts, they are planets that are 0 degrees away from each other (give or take a margin of 6 degrees) and appear within the same zodiac sign. Once these energies are mixed, they move and act as one united force.
The Conjunction Aspect and Planets
However, not all united energies are as harmonious as others are. Even though the powers of those planets are combined during a conjunction aspect, that doesn’t always mean they will be compatible with each other. In fact, some energies will not be able to work well together at all, while others are compatible and cooperate. For example, a Moon and Venus conjunction aspect is certainly more compatible than Neptune and Mars. The Moon’s focus on feelings and Venus’s talents for love and attraction work in tandem - but Neptune’s dreaminess and knack for the fantastical can aggravate Mars’ strong desire for action and competition. All of that depends on the particular planets and points involved.
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What Can The Conjunction Planetary Aspect Reveal About Personality?
So, why is this important in astrology? Well, if you can understand where all the planets were located at the time of your birth, you may have a clearer understanding of the forces at work in the universe that can influence your personality - and therefore your strengths and your weaknesses. Finding out which planets were in the planetary aspect conjunction could give you a hint on what areas of your life you are likely to find drive and focus.
In another example, let’s say the planet Mercury and the planet Neptune were in conjunction when you were born. Since Neptune’s energy represents creativity and Mercury’s energy represents communication, this would mean you’re a creative person who also happens to know how to express their creativity. Your talents would be wasted perhaps if you went instead into strict statistical work.