What Is A Conjunction In Astrology?

conjunction.jpgWhen two planets are near each other as pictured they are considered “conjunct”.

Last week I had a client who knew some astrology. She was asking about her Venus in Pisces. Her Venus was in Pisces but Mars was also in Pisces and the planets were tightly conjunct. When planets are close together in a chart, they don’t operate independently. It’s akin to being conjoined twins. Wherever one goes the other is there. This is the case every minute of every day.

As an example, I have Mars conjunct Mercury. Mercury rules the mind and Mars refers to raw male energy. Mercury is already fast. Mars ramps it up. I cannot separate these functions.

If you tell me to think (Mercury) slow, I will be pissed (Mars).  My writing is masculine, it’s assertive and full of sex. I am not capable of cowardly thinking or writing like a girl.

On the flip side when a person is angry they come at you with their Mars.  With Mercury is attached to Mars so I am going to attack you with my Mercury-ruled mind or my mouth. I am going to say things or write things. I may smash your vehicle, like I did my husband’s motorcycle when we were teenagers.

If I am going to fight (Mars),  then Mercury will be included in some form. There just no way to separate these functions due to the conjunction in my chart.

If you have a conjunction in your chart you have a situation like this as well. The energy of the planets involved in the conjunction are married to each other for good or ill and they do not function independently at all.

Can more than two planets be conjunct?

Of course! The planets were where they were when you were born and it they were right on top each other when you were born, so be it. I will discuss the orbs next. Meantime…

Do you have a tight (by degree) conjunction in your chart? Tell us about it!

83 thoughts on “What Is A Conjunction In Astrology?”

  1. “Uranus/Jupiter conj. has been referred to as the “thank god aspect””

    Though I have not heard this before I concure.

  2. I have a stellium in Scorpio, of Sun (3deg), Mercury(5deg) and Pluto(9deg), 8th house. I talk alot but perhaps write better than i talk. People often talk of the Scorpions as revengeful, and well if i’m to take revenge, its to be in my Plutonic words. =P

    Another stellium in 10th of Neptune, Uranus and Moon. Saturn widely conjuncts MC (9deg) and Uranus too. All in 10th. Its seems kinda complicated and i dont really understand the effects of this conjunction.. but Well my chart looks pretty simple >__<
    (with only Jupiter as singleton in the bottom half..)

  3. Apparently my sun and Venus conjunct mars. My sun is in Pisces, my Venus is in Pisces and my mars is in Aries, all tightly clumped together in the 9th house.

    Don’t know what this means, other than that….whatever I do, I do with 100% intensity, maybe?

  4. Luci, that sounds like it could be a very very spiritual combination in the 9th house. does that fit? Are you one to travel a lot, or yearn to travel?

  5. Sun pluto uranus conjunction in Virgo in the 10th. Also Neptune in Scorp conjunct ascendant in Scorp. Not your ordinary everyday shiny happy over here.

  6. sun conjunt moon in 6th pisces
    saturn in cap conjunct jupiter in aqu. in 4th

    wondering about saturn/jupiter…does this mean luck lightens duty or does duty damper luck… and the fact that they sit right there on the 4th 5th house cusp in cap and aquar….so this is it, joined at the hip …be serious, get a life…i guess it’s the balancing act….(your cap. henry on his hands brings a smile now)

    & thx 4 all these beginner blogs!!

  7. Lindsey – saturn/jupiter is a big deal. It is a teacher/preacher aspect and there is a whole book (transcript) by Arroyo and Liz Greene from a conference during the conjunction.

    Saturn and Jupiter are a natural pair and people who have this conjunction invariably have something to say.

  8. Hey, I have jupiter and saturn conjunct 1 orb (did I say that right?) I didn’t think it meant anything..lol. Interesting, I’d like to learn more about it.

  9. loons thanks for pointing out the SNéIC conjunction (sorry I canèt work this keyboard out). I have a zillion times, ugh.
    mars and venus are 3 degrees apart. for me having a sexual connection with my SO is a requisite for happiness as being a part of a couple (otherwise Ièd just be your friend!)

    Uranus conjunct Midheaven, um 3 degrees apart I think. Definitely a wild card in a lot of ways, though my earth keeps me from being too crazy.

    Mercury 5 degrees conjunct Chiron in Taurus. No surprise the best compliment in my life was from a stranger who told me that they could really feel like I was listening and cared about what they thought. People talk to me about what is important to them and Ièm happy about it because I genuinely love people. I am very interested in people cultivating self-love.

  10. Mars conjunct Ascendant/leo, uranus conjunct pluto, jupiter conjunct chiron, mars conjunct north node. hmm, uranus has to operate with pluto in virgo – what does that mean? and Jupiter has to operate with chiron, no idea.

  11. uranus conj neptune conj ASC-cappy ; mars conj jupiter-leo,venus-cancer conj mars leo, pluto-scorpio conj MC.. how do conjunction out of sign do work..like mine venus -cancer and mars-leo?

  12. First House, Virgo: Asc, Pluto, Uranus. I’m a force to be reckoned with, or so it seems. I put out a lot of energy just being in a room, and if I’m pissed, people get the hell out of my way. Underneath that energy, though…sometimes I’m just a frightened little girl, playacting at being tough.

    Twelfth House, Leo: Mercury and Venus. I can talk to *anybody* about *anything*. (Unless, of course, that First House is activated and I’m enraged!) It makes me a great waitress/bartender, and it makes me one of those people who can see both sides of an issue.

  13. Maybe the “orb” post will answer this question but how close is close in order for there to be a conjunction?

  14. Moon mercury in cancer in the 12th. My brain doesn’t function when my emotions are out of whack. All the logical analysis in the world is useless if I’ve just had my heart broken (which luckily hasn’t happened in a good long while now ;p)

  15. I’m a super lucky girl! I have venus and saturn on top of each other, both at 12 Cancer in the 5th. So lucky!

    To say that I’m known for taking matters of love and fun too seriously is an understatement.


  16. my sun & venus are conjunct in aqaurius, very tightly (1 degree difference). I think this intensifies the liking of slightly offbeat individuals, but also notches up the “I’ll be your friend if you don’t tie me down”

    Apparently from googling, it also seems to be considered an artistic indicator. Which is accurate in my case.

    then I have a moon/saturn conjunction (not as tight). I’ve read that effects self conciousness & self confidence (as in low) and this is sometimes true but I think this not as bad as it could be since both planets are in leo, which is probably the most self-confident sign there is.

  17. I have Venus, Saturn and Pluto all next to each other in Virgo (I’m a Virgo). I think Venus is 17′, Saturn 16′, Sun 14′ and Pluto 8′ in Virgo. I also have my True Node at 8′ in Virgo (not sure what that means either).

    I’m not quite sure what this means.

    I’m just beginning with this stuff and saw this conjunct thing and thought it might be a good place to learn some more.

  18. I have an Eight house stellium consisting of Venus, Mars, Sun & Mercury in early Capricorn, plus a nearly exact Moon Pluto conjunction in my Fourth in Virgo(trines the stellium). So, if I’m going to fight WATCH OUT!!! I’m my own street gang! LOL

  19. How far apart do the planets have to be to be considered conjuct?
    How does them being in two different houses affect the conjuction and is the orb still the same?

  20. Thanks Elsa….
    The reason I ask is because my sun and mercury are at 28 degrees Sag. and my venus is at 8 degrees Capricorn. That seems to be an orb of 10.
    I noticed that after pluto conjucted my sun and mercury ughhh! I became jealous. I used to pride my self on not being jealous…that is what is funny…..since my natal venus is squared by pluto i wonder if some of the conjuction to sun and mercury energy from pluto was affecting my venus.
    Also when I read the aspect for sun conjuct venus and mercury conjuct venus they seem to fit…..including can be downright lazy and the talking way too much at times.

  21. Hello everybody!
    I have Venus, Pluto and Mercury conjunct in Scorpio in the 11th.
    Uranus conjunct ascendant in Sag.
    Moon in Cancer conjunct BML. =)

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