With Mercury sextile Mars in synastry, it can indicate an involvement in communication where the sparks fly. In many ways, it can fan the flames of intellectual stimulation creating a kind of excitement when talking about anything, whether joking or mentally teasing one another.
Being a sextile aspect, it will be more of a subtle influence charged with vivacity, intense feeling, and a glint of cheekiness from time to time. Also, considering this is not a hard contact between Mercury and Mars we don’t usually see the sparring as much, like moving into “attack mode” at the first sign of a disagreement. If it is done, it is often more of a playful banter. Mercury sextile Mars in synastry is interpreted as a lively conversation, words filled with energy and a touch of intellectual gameplay as both will spar it out in a friendly manner. Maybe even some fired up debates, always done flirtatiously since they are not threatened by the other in this area of the synastry chart.
When we speak of fireworks between a couple it always involves something flickering, explosive and filled with dynamism. When this couple discusses anything it can cause spectacular effects and explosions, something is ignited. This is an energizing contact and Mercury’s intellect is set ablaze by the Mars. It will not create a full-on firestorm because there is a mutual sharing of ideas and personal desires.
The Mercury person brings criticalness and reasoning to the Mars’ person’s flaming energy in a positive sense. Some couple’s like to share activities which can include mental games, hobbies, and learning new skills. For this couple, the mind is sexy and can lead to all sorts of trouble. The relationship is kept alive by engaging in a kind of mental ping-pong, always firing back clever remarks to one another. What stokes this couple’s fire is verbal interplay, something smart-alecky, playful, even brazen at times.
All of this saucy teasing is a really good part of this lively, mentally stimulating, and fresh planetary combination.
“A slow, wry smile teased Daemon’s lips. “Simmer down, Kitten, before I have to get you a ball of yarn to play with.”
Annoyance flared deep inside me. “Don’t start with me, jerk-face.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Opal
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