Since Mercury and Venus can never be more than 76 degrees apart in orbit, there are no possible negative aspects between the two planets; however, the semi-sextile (30 degrees) and the semi-square (45 degrees) may furnish potential irritation if Venus is likewise afflicted by any of the outer planets— Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto. There is speculation that a semi-square can bring about an imbalance of niacin and thiamine, ruled by Venus and Mercury respectively—an imbalance that can contribute to ailments such as a malfunctioning thyroid, With Venus ruling both Taurus and Libra the deficiency of thiamine may result from a love of sweets and other carbohydrates.
With a hard aspect between Mercury and Venus and an accompanying hard aspect from Saturn potential problems with the Gemini-ruled tubes of the body may occur. For example, the tubes may become less elastic and flexible, indicating a potential loss of copper (Venus) and vitamin C (Saturn). Or there may be problems with the capillaries.
Because Mercury rules Virgo as well as Gemini, an aspect between Mercury and Venus may produce Virgo-related ailments. Intestinal disorders, such as sprue and celiac diseases, may occur because of insufficient copper. A lack of vitamin E (Venus) can produce pancreatic disturbances: if Mars is also in hard aspect, there may be inflammation of the pancreas; if Saturn is in hard aspect, the gland may be sluggish. And with Jupiter and/or Virgo implicated, there is the possibility of liver disturbances because of a deficiency of vitamin E,
The general health of the nervous system may also be affected, particularly if Mercury is in Aquarius with a hard aspect from Pluto. Such a placement indicates possible degeneration of the myelin sheaths about the nerves. If Saturn is also in hard aspect, multiple sclerosis may develop from lack of copper.
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