Each individual contributes to the whole and that contribution, explained through the natal chart, goes by the position of Jupiter (vision) and Mercury (idea). Mercury is connected to learning on a daily practical level through regular education and communication with the environment. Mercury is a fast planet moving through the signs of the zodiac very quickly. In that way it is constantly bringing new opportunities to learn something fresh and more contemporary. Rethinking what we already know.
Mercury retrograde periods provide opportunities for us to consolidate, determine and test how much knowledge we gained really benefits us. To learn even more, rediscover or make up for what we have skipped during the education. Mercury therefore provides us with the opportunity to compare, measure, reconcile and analyze what we already know. To express our opinion about it, either verbally or through the written word.
We associate Jupiter with wisdom, developing theories and lifestyle based on philosophy and knowledge of different cultures. Above all with the experience. Jupiter constantly strives to expand the knowledge we already have about the world. Jupiter spends about a year in one sign and forms one-year cycles, staying a specific house in the natal chart. It allows us to gain greater experience and a broader understanding of a given area. Take a look at what you have learned from the fall of 2018-2019 during transit of Jupiter in Sagittarius.
You may see that you have probably enrolled in a course, started writing a doctorate, attended seminars. Or at least added some new skills to a list of existing knowledge. Jupiter enhances your knowledge beyond the boundaries of what you already understand. Jupiter is not concerned with the details, but the real essence and the opening of new perspectives.
Mercury and Jupiter
The good position of Mercury and Jupiter is in the third or ninth house, conjunct, trine or sextile. It may describe a person who loves to study, to read and who strives for knowledge. Absorbing information in all possible ways, even in seemingly completely ordinary situations. Notice what you have to learn through some new experience that is related to your business if transit Jupiter is in the sixth house. This can also be related to nutrition.
If Jupiter is in the fifth or seventh house that learning could be about love and marriage. Aspects to other planets in your natal chart will give more information about this.
From Mercury to Jupiter, as we grow and evolve through planetary cycles, we expend by slowly disassembling the knowledge we have acquired in school. Then reforming it after which we crystalize our beliefs that truly rest on what feel and know.
Mercury square Jupiter as well as the opposition can indicate a person who has a problem with the school system, a teacher or a college professor. Who has difficulty communicating his life beliefs to the environment. This may also mean that throughout life we have to exchange everything we learned in childhood to some optimistic and open-minded attitudes. It does not fit into our usual thinking pattern. This text is about the development of cosmic consciousness. We need to introduce the idea of Uranus that becomes crucial when we want to answer this question.
Each of us has this planet in their natal chart and each of us goes through the cycles of transiting Uranus. Here I mean first of all not transit through houses in the natal chart. Through aspects that transit Uranus forms to natal Uranus. This planets teaches us that we can learn to evolve to the cosmic level of understanding when we reject and peel off the limiting layers of our beliefs.
Uranus brings some new innovative insights that are based on our new life philosophy. In order to manifest, experience and communicate it, aspects of Mercury and Jupiter and their aspects to Uranus, become extremely important.
- For those who are worried because they know that these planets are not in a good relationship in their natal chart
- for those who have read about the ‘negative’ impacts of the opposition and the squares of Mercury and Jupiter
I will remind you that it is much more useful to read about the aspect which you do not have in your natal chart (trine, sextile or a conjunction).