On 4 October Mercury trines Jupiter. This is the first of three trines to Jupiter who turns direct this month after almost four months in retrograde motion. Mercury trine Jupiter brings openness to possibility and potential and a greater awareness of other perspectives.
Mercury is a fast moving planet that nevertheless has a powerful impact if you happen to be affected by it personally. If so, 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.
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!
Jupiter is retrograde in visionary Aquarius, and Mercury is retrograde in Libra, so this transit is likely to impact our thinking more than our communication. However being open to differing points of view can only be a positive thing in our interactions with others. 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.
it’s likely that we’ll finally be able to come up with innovative solutions for stuck situations that suit all parties. Allow yourself to enjoy a more diffuse and open-minded way of looking at the world. Planning and strategizing is not highly favoured during this time but brainstorming is! Let you mind roam free and record any ideas that come through.
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.
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 19 and 25 degrees of the Air signs (Gemini, Libra or Aquarius) or in the same degrees of the Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Cap) will be most strongly affected by these transits.
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.
How can you take advantage of Mercury trine Jupiter?
This trine from Mercury to Jupiter represents an opportunity to open our minds to new ideas and ways of seeing. How do you plan to take advantage of this energy? Please feel free to share your thoughts below.