Mercury trine Jupiter is a fast moving transit that nevertheless has a powerful impact if you happen to be affected by it personally. During this time you’re likely to be more open to other ways of looking at things, new solutions to old problems will pop into mind unexpectedly and there will be an increased desire to learn and to gather knowledge.
Relationships will be affected by this transit as well, especially as Venus in Scorpio is forming two sextile aspects to Mercury and Jupiter. This will open up communication in relationships, creating an outlet for some of the passionate emotions engendered by Venus in Scorpio. Resentments in particular will be easier to discuss constructively during Mercury trine Jupiter as you’ll be more optimistic looking to finding solutions rather than placing blame.
During Mercury trine Jupiter syncronicity is enhanced and you may unexpectedly bump into the right people at the right time. Finding the information you need will be easier too and others will be forthcoming with helpful ideas. Getting your own ideas across will come naturally as well but remember to remain open to other perspectives. The old saying that we have something to learn from everyone we meet is particularly true during Mercury trine Jupiter!
Expanding your view point through conversation is just one of the ways that that Mercury trine Jupiter can open your mind. Travel, reading and cultural exchange can also be very beneficial during this time and may lead to new opportunities and good fortune. Be sure to take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way, bearing in mind that sometimes we may not recognise them as such.
Despite the fact that Jupiter is in detail obsessed Virgo, with Mercury trine Jupiter it’s likely that the big picture view will hold your attention much more than the specifics. Allow yourself to enjoy this way of looking at the world, especially as Mercury’s placement in Capricorn can use this view point to strategic advantage. Planning is highly favoured during this time so take time to sit down with some paper and coloured pens and get mind-mapping!
Positive thinking comes naturally during Mercury trine Jupiter so this is also a great time to take up your wand of manifestation and make some magic happen in any area in your life that has been stuck or congested. Be careful however that your over-confidence doesn’t lead you to see only the positive side of a situation when there are issues that need to be addressed.
With Mercury trine Jupiter exact on 26 December and within orb throughout the Christmas period this is a great energy to help make sure the holiday period is harmonious. Although on the downside, Mercury trine Jupiter can make us prone to talking things up and to getting carried away promising things we may not be able to deliver. Be careful of exaggeration and slow down! There’s no need to convince everyone of the rightness of your view!
How will Mercury trine Jupiter affect you?
Those with planets or points between 20 and 26 degrees of the Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) will be most strongly affected by Mercury trine Jupiter. My Sun and Moon at 18 and 19 degrees Capricorn suggest this could be a very creative and emotionally satisfying time for me. If your chart is personally triggered look also to see through which houses Mercury and Jupiter are traveling as this will tell you which areas of your life will be most affected.
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Meanwhile, in another part of the cosmos…
I just love what Venus is doing in the sky right now. As she separates from a trine to Chiron in Pisces many of us will observe our relationships benefiting from an increase in empathy and understanding, while the sextile to Mercury is opening up communication and allowing things to be said that may have been buried deep for a long time. Take advantage of this compassionate and healing energy to work on any relationship in your life that’s in bad shape.
Depending on how things are configured in your natal chart you may still be feeling Uranus square Pluto and Saturn square Neptune pretty strongly. Those with planets or points between 4 and 10 degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius ,Pisces) will be more affected by Saturn square Neptune, while those with placements between 13 and 19 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) will be feeling Uranus square Pluto.
How do you plan to take advantage of Mercury trine Jupiter?
Mercury trine Jupiter is a very positive and receptive energy that enables us to learn and communicate much more freely than usual. Are you, like me, personally affected? How do you plan to take advantage of this energy over the holiday period? Please feel free to share your thoughts below…
Faith is founder and principal of Insight Astrology and has been teaching and giving readings for over twenty years. She is fascinated by astrology as a tool for personal growth and passionate about empowering others to read its language.