Transiting Jupiter conjunct Natal Mercury

At this time you are able to combine breadth of vision with sharp perception and intellect, knowledge of the particular with knowledge of the general, and thereby see the whole scope of anything you are involved in. This reveals itself as foresight and long-range planning ability. This is a good time to map out your future, because you can understand and interrelate all the elements that will affect your life.

At the same time, you feel optimistic and proceed with the belief that everything will come out exactly as you want it to. And it probably will, because you don't get completely carried away with grandiose thinking. This transit usually indicates a good balance between details and generality in your thinking, but there is also a tendency to deemphasize the details and not pay adequate attention to them. If you are not careful, this can result in sloppy or hasty thinking. Be sure to slow down somewhat and do not get carried away with your plans. Otherwise, this is an excellent time to make decisions or to conclude any kind of transaction. It is a superb time to buy or sell, because you will almost certainly be satisfied with the deal.

As your mind tries to expand, you will want to learn more and more. This is a good transit for returning to school, but even on a less formal level you will be anxious to learn. You may even travel long distances with this aim in mind.

Any dealings with the law should prove to be quite fortunate for you now. You will prepare for such a confrontation skillfully, leaving no loose ends to trip you up.

Often this transit arouses an interest in religious, spiritual or philosophical matters. The ordinary perception of reality no longer seems to be enough; you want to expose yourself to its higher-level manifestations as well.

Communications with others are exceedingly fortunate under this influence. Your optimism and positve state of mind bring you good news from others concerning matters of importance. At the same time, everything that you say to others is very positive and reinforcing, which leaves good feelings behind you wherever you go.

As with all major Jupiter contacts, the only warning is to make sure that you don't overextend yourself. Be sure that the plans you make can be realized without committing you to more than you can handle. Aside from this warning, this is an excellent transit.

Transiting Jupiter sextile Natal Mercury

This is a good time for planning and making decisions. Your powers of perception are quite sharp, and you are able to take a good overall view of any matter that you must make a judgement about. It is also a good time for communicating with others on important matters. You are able to get in touch with group sentiments and opinions more effectively than usual and to come to conclusions that are acceptable to everyone in the group. This is an excellent time for negotiations, business transactions and contract discussions, as well as buying or selling. All of these activities should work out very favorably for you financially.

This is also a good time to resolve differences that may have arisen between yourself and others. You have the diplomatic and persuasive ability to smooth over hard feelings, and everyone you deal with in this way will feel that you have arrived at a fair and adequate compromise.

Friends may well bring you good news at this time. They may be able to point out opportunities that you would have overlooked otherwise. Also you may hear from someone who you have not heard from in some time. This is a good time for writing letters or for any other form of communication with others. You may be able to do some serious writing, particularly if Jupiter makes a station somewhere near Mercury, causing the transit to stay close for a long period of time. Interest in ideas and the literary arts is high at this time also.

Everything that you do now will be characterized by foresight, planning and an excellent grasp of the important essentials that make any project a success. But as with other sextiles and trines, this transit represents an opportunity that you must take advantage of. If you dont take the initiative, the energy of this transit is not powerful enough by itself to drive you forward. By taking no action, you could experience this transit simply as a time of optimism and positive thinking, but with little to show for it.

Transiting Jupiter square Natal Mercury

This transit signifies increased mental activity and a desire to communicate to others something that you consider important. Whether or not your message is important, you probably think it is, so you should take the time to see if that is true. There is no point in loading people up with your ideas and opinions unless they are worth something. And when you speak to others at this time, it is vital that you listen to their response. For although you have big ideas and plans, with Jupiter there is a tendency to overlook details. You may be unwilling to listen to criticism, but if you listen and heed what you are told, this can be an excellent time for making decisions, planning, negotiating and concluding deals or agreements. But this will happen only if you listen to others' opinions.

This is usually a time of optimism and positive feelings. You have confidence in your ideas and are able to get them across. Communications of all kinds are important to you; for example, you may conceivably do some writing at this time. But always keep in mind the advice given above about letting others be heard. They can do you a lot of good.

It is also important not to overextend yourself. Make sure that your plans are no larger than your ability to cope with them. Sometimes with this transit the pace can get pretty hectic, because you have to handle many different affairs at once. This is when sloppy thinking can become especially dangerous.

During this period you may encounter resistance to your ideas and opinions from a number of sources. It is a good time to examine your ideas and see how well they really hold up in an argument. It is a good time to change any views that do not hold up because you can easily enlarge your viewpoint under this transit. You feel no need to be petty or quarrelsome, but you do feel compelled to defend the ideas that are important to you. Any truly important beliefs will hold up during this confrontation and become more a part of your basic mental pattern than ever.

Transiting Jupiter trine Natal Mercury

This is not a time when you should wait for things to come to you. But you can do quite well with it if you communicate with people, look for opportunities, especially in business, and look for good items to buy or sell. This transit confers the ability to see events clearly and to make plans intelligently, which will serve you well in any of these matters.

This is also a good time for talking to others about your opinions or a point of view. You are able to put yourself across with confidence and warmth, which will make other people believe you. They will respect your sincerity and the clarity with which you communicate your ideas. Even if you tell someone something he or she doesn't want to hear, you can do it so that the other person will feel good about you for saying it.

This is an excellent time to take up the study of a new subject, and the more abstract the better. But you also have the ability now to translate abstract ideas into practical reality, which can be very useful in organizing and planning your activities in any sphere of life.

As with most Jupiter transits, on the psychological level you can expect a period of optimism and positive thinking, fortunately based on reality. You have big ideas, but you have the basic sense to understand what can and cannot be done. This contributes greatly to your effectiveness at this time.

Transiting Jupiter quincunx Natal Mercury

Transiting Jupiter opposite Natal Mercury

This is the time of very big plans and the culmination of many ideas that you have had in the past. It is possible now to make your ideas become reality, as long as you avoid certain pitfalls. In this case the primary problem is to avoid thinking too big or attempting something that is totally grandiose and impractical.

If you can keep track of all of the details that go into a well-thought-out business deal, this is an excellent time to sign contracts or to conclude any kind of commercial transaction, but it is very important not to overlook any details that might affect the outcome. More than any other Jupiter-Mercury contact, this one enables you to see the overall patterns in anything and to plan with foresight and wisdom. But if you are not careful, it can also lead to sloppy thinking or planning. It is best to work with someone else who can check over your work or plans and call your attention to anything that you have overlooked. A lawyer would be especially good for this, because lawyers are ruled by Jupiter.

Projects or plans that began up to six years ago may come to fruition now, but only if you have been careful about details as described above. At any rate, events now will make it clear whether these ideas were based on reality or on pipe dreams. Work out everything in detail and leave as little as possible to chance; this will help you immensely.

Although recognizing the truth of any matter is important to you now, you must deal with others tactfully. There is a danger of alienating people by being self-righteous or arrogant in telling them about your ideas. it is extremely important that the breadth of vision conferred by this transit be accompanied by tolerance and generosity. Usually it is, but sometimes people react in the negative way just described.

The pace of events may become rather fast moving for you at this time, and that is another reason why you must plan everything very thoroughly. You could get confused, not because the situation is undefined or vague, but because the scale of events is too large for you to grasp. But this shouldn't happen if you have worked everything out in advance.