On October 12th, the transiting Mercury in Libra stands across from fiery Jupiter in Aries giving us the opportunity for mental expansion as well as the ability to finally strike out on our own. This is excellent energy for anyone that’s been feeling stuck and desiring some stimulation via different options and perspectives courtesy of Mercury in Libra.
While this energy can be quite stimulating, it can also make us take on too much. Mercury in Libra is known for being indecisive considering all options while Jupiter in Aries is ready to take action on anything new and innovative. If we want to make the best out of this aspect, it’s important to focus on details and narrow down our options for ultimate success.
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Under this energy, we are more likely to appreciate the broader view of things even if we don’t necessarily agree with them. With Mercury in Libra, it’s all about being open to other people and honoring other people’s perspectives.
With the opposition to Jupiter in Aries, it is possible that we could meet up with people who will push back on incoming perspectives. While Mercury in Libra is always up for a good debate, Jupiter in Aries could bring in pushy and forward people who want to maintain their perspectives and the ability to act independently. It’s important at this time that we balance the perspectives of others, striking a balance between accepting others’ ideas and remaining true to ourselves.
Lots of Ideas; Autonomy Leads the Way
With Mercury in Libra opposite Jupiter in Aries, this is a particular transit that brings in different perspectives through others. Mercury in Libra makes us more socially adept even if we are usually a bit reserved. Harmonious tactful communication is ideal at this time.
With so many ideas coming in, it will be up to us to use the energy of Jupiter in Aries to make the solid decisions that allow us to strike out on our own and move beyond the indecision associated with Mercury in Libra.
When Information Opposes the Higher Mind
To better understand the aspect of Mercury in Libra opposite Jupiter in Aries, it’s important to understand the relationship between Mercury and Jupiter. Gemini rules Mercury and the third house and Jupiter rules Sagittarius and the ninth house. They are opposite on the astrological axis.
Both of these signs use information but in different ways. Mercury information is used in a mundane manner which impacts the local environment. The Jupiter influence uses information as a means of expanding oneself beyond what is familiar for example via religion, philosophy, higher education, and travel.
Now, throw in the energy of Libra and Aries, and we have an opposition between a sign that is tactful, interested in relationships and peace, harmony, and balance as represented by Mercury in Libra up against Jupiter in Aries which holds the energy of obtaining abundance and optimism via autonomy and independence.
With Mercury in Libra opposite Jupiter in Aries, while we can gain a lot through our relationship with others, it will be up to us to make the final decision to choose which perspectives will offer the success of Jupiter in Aries.
Mind the Details
Jupiter is a planet that is all about expansion, and with its transit through Aries, success comes through independence and fearless action. Because Jupiter is expansive, the opposition to Mercury in Libra could have us missing out on the details because of the many options available.
In some cases, we could take on more than we are able to do. While we may find that people are willing to work with us in partnership under Mercury in Libra, due to the opposition from Jupiter in Aries we may feel compelled to seek autonomy and independence to gain success.
Whenever there is an opposition, balance is necessary. It’s important to balance the energies of Aries and Libra so that we can be open to letting others assist us while having the autonomy to act on our own. While Jupiter in Aries provides success through independence, Mercury in Libra reminds us that other perspectives could genuinely help us achieve the independence desired.
Beware of Doing Too Much
Last but not least, Mercury in Libra opposite Jupiter in Aries could make us overestimate our abilities. Given the opposition between Mercury and Jupiter, we could do too much when it comes to information, communication, and relating with others as per Mercury in Libra.
While we could be motivated to take on numerous perspectives, it’s important to understand that not every perspective or option is best. While we may want to do it all on our own courtesy of Jupiter in Aries, this is not possible all the time.
The best way to manage the opposition between Mercury in Libra and Jupiter in Aries is to choose the best options. Mercury in Libra will resist this through indecision, so lean into the decisive, action-oriented energy of Jupiter in Aries energy for success.
Ultimately, the opposition between Mercury in Libra and Jupiter in Aries brings in plenty of communication and information through relationships and social interactions that could bring success when we take bold action. The caution is to avoid taking on too many options so that we are able to get the success that comes from taking independent, decisive action via Jupiter in Aries.
While Mercury in Libra provides a variety of perspectives, in the end, it will be up to us to harness the energy of Jupiter in Aries and choose the best option so that we can take the right action that will allow us to make the most of this oppositional astrological energy.