MERCURY OPPOSING JUPITER
This aspect depicts conflict which, when resolved, results in growth. Oppositions show a tug of war between opposing forces. If they are resolved, then the oppositions become the backbone and strength of the chart.
It is important to understand that Mercury rules the reasoning and conscious mind that forms conclusions. Mercury is intellectual, it is the thinker, while Jupiter is happy-go-lucky, optimistic, fortunate, adventurous and abundant. Jupiter is very benevolent, generous and philanthropic. Jupiter rules religion and higher education.
This aspect not only makes mountains out of molehills, it promises more than it can deliver. This is a lip service aspect where it is all talk and no action. Mercury rules the mouth, words, speech and communication, while Jupiter is expansive, huge and out of proportion. And in this case, it is out of proportion to its opposition, which is Mercury. This aspect reveals grand schemes, daydreaming on a huge scale and fanatical viewpoints and beliefs. There is a real struggle for balance in viewpoints.
This aspect usually appears in the chart of someone who is agnostic or holds an illogical (Mercury) belief (Jupiter) rather than follow a religion. There is mental overconfidence. It shows the tendency to go to extremes, promising more than is delivered. Conversation or words is simply not backed up with action and follow through. There is a constant need to produce thoroughness and attention to detail.
In matters of education there is intellectual conceit, especially when a person has this aspect in their natal chart rather than just dealing with it as a daily transit. The individual with this aspect in their natal chart may have pursued esoteric, literary, scholarly, or philosophic studies, but yet lack practical value for earning a living. In other words, the individual may talk intelligent but may not have a pot to pee in.
This aspect can get easily flustered when challenged under cross-examination because they lack the intellectual prowess to defend themselves and lose memory when put in stressful circumstances. This aspect is asking you to avoid alienating people with a "know-it-all" attitude and do not become a know-it-all yourself. No one know it all. There is an insatiable appetite for learning, which can serve you well once you have learned to focus your attention in one area, and develop a specific field.
This aspect has an issue keeping secrets and will divulge confidential information without even realizing it. At the same time, it can be bold in divulging secret information by saying, "Don't tell anyone I told you but . . ." Sure enough, this aspect tells secrets. Show up as an aspect it reveals secrets and the person with this placement in their natal chart reveals secrets. Now click the graphic for your Sun Sign below and go read today's Daily Horoscope, plus your Monthly, Yearly and Generational Horoscope.
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