Conjunct: Planetary Aspect in Astrology

What is a conjunction?

When two planets are conjunct, they are traveling close together in the same zodiac sign. As a result, they will blend their energies. This can either be an extremely powerful alliance—like a megadose of one kind of energy—or too much of a good thing.

About conjunct planets

Conjunct: Two planets in the same sign
0 degrees apart
Energy: Blending

For example, Mercury rules communication and the mental process, while Neptune rules the imagination. If Mercury and Neptune are conjunct, we can have an extremely creative moment, but we can also be foggy and distracted.

What does it mean when planets are conjunct?

The key with aspects is to plan. For example, if you know Mercury and Neptune will be conjunct, you can lay off the left-brained analytical work and devote time to meditation, journaling and your creative process, knowing that the stars will favor that sort of activity more.

A conjunction in your birth chart

In your birth chart, two (or more) conjunct planets will operate the same way, blending their energies and magnifying the importance of whatever zodiac sign and house they’re in. For instance, say you have conjunct planets in peaceful and artistic Libra, nestled in your fourth house of home and family. You could work as an interior decorator—or at least, have a beautiful home. You might play the role of mediator among your relatives or host all the holiday dinners.

Of course, it depends WHICH planets are conjunct, since some (for example, restless Uranus or stressful Mars) could actually bring more tension than relaxation. When three or more planets are conjunct each other in the same house, this aspect is called a “stellium.”

Other planetary aspects in astrology

Semisextile: 1 sign apart

Sextile: 2 signs apart

Square: 3 signs apart

Trine: 4 signs apart

Quincunx: 5 signs apart

Opposite: 6 signs apart


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