Mercury conjunct Venus will happen on March 18th, 2017 at 12:26:43 UT (07:26:43 EST) in tropical Aries, sidereal and constellational Pisces.
These two planets are never more than 76 arcdegrees apart, therefore they can only form the conjunctions, semi-sextiles, semi-squares, sextiles and quintiles but not the square, trine nor opposition.
The conjunction between Aries Mercury and Aries Venus often ’makes’ the person companionable with a desire to affect others. It also ’gives’ the ability for music and poetry, but it is a pretty characteristic indication in the radix charts of highly gifted inventors / reformers in science, technics or art, as well as it may endow people with idealistic thought or missionary zeal. Without grave disharmonic aspects, if these planets are not staying in the 6th, 8th or 12th house, this is a general indication of success in salesmanship for such people can be very suave, affable and persuasive.
On this occasion, Mercury and Venus will be in conjunction with Algenib also. Algenib – gamma Pegasi – is a white star marking the tip of the Winged Horse’s wing, and by V. Robson,’ it gives notoriety, dishonor, violence, misfortune, and denotes the naked and poor professional beggar’. With Mercury, it indicates ’quick temper, mental disturbances, success in legal and other disputes’ and with Venus it ’gives’ ’generous, proud, quick temper, bad morals, drink or evil habits, favorable for financial affairs’.
Some famous people with Aries Mercury conjunct Aries Venus
Francisco De Goya (1746–1828) – Spanish artist, an engraver, etcher and lithographer, the most important painter of his day. As Court Painter in 1786, he became prosperous but never compromised his art. Goya was famed for his portraits and later portrayed the horrors of war. As he aged, his work became darker, leaning toward nightmare subjects. He became deaf, and died of a stroke caused by post-viral disorder on April 16th, 1828. (Mercury conj. Venus conj. Sun)
John Brown (1800–1859) – American radical abolitionist whose attempts to free the slaves cost a number of lives and indirectly led to the Civil War. He was captured by General Lee on October 18th, 1859, tried for insurrection and hanged on December 2nd, 1859. (Mercury conj. Venus conj. North Node)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) – Russian symphonic composer noted as one of the great world contributors of the beauty and grandeur of music. A prolific composer, he is perhaps best known for the pieces he composed from the 1870s such as Swan Lake, Eugene Onegin, Capriccio Italien, the 1812 Overture, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky was jovial and trusting, with many devoted friends. He was accused of a homosexual liaison with the nephew of an aristocrat. Some 20th century biographers wrote that he was secretly tried and sentenced and that he drank arsenic and died November 6th, 1893, St. Petersburg, Russia. Most other sources say that he contracted cholera and his death was a result of that. (Mercury conj. Venus conj. Pluto) >> More Info