Today we will look at Mercury's upcoming conjunction with Jupiter in Aries, one of the big transits of the week.
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Hey everyone, this is Adam Elenbaas from Nightlight Astrology. Happy Monday, everybody. Today we are going to take a look at Mercury's upcoming conjunction to Jupiter in the sign of Aries, one of the big transits of the week. And later this week, we'll be looking at Venus's upcoming conjunction with Uranus. Those are sort of the two big transits of the week.
Then we'll also be looking at the astrology of April and some horoscopes for April as well. I think tomorrow we'll probably do a reboot episode on Venus in Taurus because we haven't really taken any time to look at Venus and Taurus since she entered. So probably throw up one of the old planets and profile episodes for tomorrow because it would be nice to refresh on that, I think. So that's kind of the plan for the week.
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All right, well, I'm going to talk about three things that I love and hate about Mercury and Jupiter conjunctions, Mercury-Jupiter aspects in general today. But before I do that, let's flip up the real-time clock and take a look. So here we go. But you can see over here in the ninth house, that of this chart, which is the houses don't matter when we're looking at mundane transits like this unless we're plugging them into a birth chart.
Mercury and Jupiter are joining in Aries this week. That technically happens today, Monday, March 27. But that technically takes place between today and tomorrow, Tuesday, March 28. So we're starting the week off with a bang with this transit. And then later in the week, you'll see around March 30, On Thursday, that Venus and Uranus are coming together we're gonna be covering that on Wednesday of this week.
So a couple of big transits look at as the week rolls on here, okay, so given that that is the transit of the moment, I want to read you something I love, Renn Butler's entry in his book, The Archetypal Universe. This is one of my favorite cookbooks. So I'm going to show you the passage that he wrote on Mercury-Jupiter contacts. So I love some of the things; some of the words he uses are fantastic. So what is, by the way, this is one of my favorite archetypal cookbooks where he presents combinations of planets up to three planets at a time, but mostly the entries are with two planet pairings.
So he says for Mercury, Jupiter, a broad and expansive mind, wide-ranging interests and curiosity, a positive and optimistic outlook, a gift for planning and negotiating, well-timed buying and selling. Tendencies toward over-optimism, arrogant and boastful speech, exaggeration and overstatement, and taking on or promising more than one can deliver, which I comment on today and in my own little list.
A wide-ranging curiosity and interest, the capacity to see the broader picture, farsighted vision and interest in other cultures and philosophies, urges to plan long trips, educational travel, a broad and expansive mind, a positive and optimistic outlook, a talent for handling the details within large projects, gifts of fortunate planning and negotiating, well-timed buying and selling, promoting and advertising finding solutions and alternatives that don't require spending money. Eloquent and articulate communication skills, a talent for combination and synthesis of ideas, an ability to draw from many sources, an encyclopedic mind, and a dramatic and inspirational approach to teaching.
Shadow qualities, tendencies towards exaggeration and overconfidence, taking on or promising more than one can deliver. Biting off more than one can chew, grand plans without a hope of realization, a sense of having too many choices and trouble narrowing things down, a habit of beating around the bush, grandiose thoughts, mental pride and arrogance, high-minded or self-righteous speech, the potential to boast and sound like a know it all. The need to have the last word. That's funny.
Propensity for long-winded answers and overstatement, saying or writing too much and ability to edit excessive extrapolation from particulars out to universal principles, mental obfuscation, clutter, and overreliance on verbal channels of communication, habitual banter to the exclusion of more subtle modes of relating, difficulty keeping secrets, the possibility of being a big mouth or boring others. The wish that positive affirmations can engineer away negative material in the unconscious.
Isn't that interesting? So anyway, those are some great themes, and I highly recommend checking out that book. It's one of my favorite desk references, The Archetypal Universe by Renn Butler, but I'm going to tell you the three things that I hate and the three things I love about Mercury-Jupiter contacts as they come through and tend to grab me. So three things I love and three things I hate.
Number one is the moxie from time to time; it's just fun to feel that boost of confidence. You just there's a little swagger of some good mojo and a feeling of confidence. It's like a; it's a very cocksure transit, you want to make sure you don't tip into like the, the arrogant side of things, but like, you just feel like you know, like, the walk from Saturday Night Fever, like the Bee-Gees. You're just, like, strolling down the street, like, like you got your sunglasses on, and Mercury Jupiter contacts, especially the conjunction two, and they come together. And, of course, in Aries. You know, there's just such a, like, a confident, big, bold kind of swagger to this transit; it's one of the things I love the most because it feels like you got the wind at your back. So I like that energy, as long as I don't, you know, as long as you don't actually get cocky and do something stupid, which I'll mention later. But the moxie is great. You just kind of have fun energy.
Number two, the big ideas and the good news. I love getting emails when Mercury is conjunct Jupiter because it's always like, you have a refund coming in the mail, or there's news from someone being like, Hey, do you want to do a podcast together and it's someone that I like, or, you know, whatever.
So there's a way in which communication and positive, surprising news or developments just tend to pop up around Mercury Jupiter, and it's kind of fun. It's like it gives there's just a feeling like, Oh, well, that was great to hear. That was wonderful news, or I really enjoyed talking to you, or what have what a great email I just got. So the kind of good news and fortunate feeling of interesting things being said or spoken or received. And then the big ideas I get just get big grand ideas, and inspiration kind of comes flooding in. And that's one of my favorite parts about this transit, honestly.
Number three would be the charm. I find that this transit is just super charming. Sometimes it's very clever. Everyone has a friend who is just like a wily coyote, someone who is just the trickster and the charmer, and they're cocky, but they get a pass for it because they're very lovable and they have enough self-awareness that it's the cockiness is allowed because it's kind of an act. Do you know what I'm talking about? I have I've had several friends like this throughout my life, and they're just some of my favorite people. Oftentimes Mercury Jupiter contacts in their chart charming people that are clever and articulate and kind of cocky but usually in a fun, light-hearted way that can lift you up and make you feel optimistic, and they're usually quick with words and like like they're witty. So one of the more charming combinations of planets when they're positively configured.
So I could see this mercury Jupiter in a fire sign ruled by Mars being a little bit more charged up, especially with Mars in Cancer at the moment, like, Okay, could we be dealing with something that's a little bit more? You know, could you see a boiling kettle and more like emotional volatility and like explosiveness of mind and speech, exaggerated big emotional outbursts or something like maybe, that I think that at its best, this transits like super charming. So those are my three things that I love.
Three things that I hate are, you know, foot in mouth syndrome.
That would be the big one. Mercury comes together with you bitter, and wow, does stuff just come flying out of my mouth, you know, or I just noticed that in general, people just say things that are like, wow, you just said that, that was really dumb, you know, you shouldn't have said that, that it's going to really hurt someone or that was inappropriate, or that was like not well timed, or context and environment, like, look at who you're talking to, you know, foot in mouth syndrome is a race, like Mercury just can't help itself when compared with Jupiter, I'm just gonna say something. And it's sort of big and dramatic and probably, at times, not the right thing to say at all. So that's a very real part of this transit that I don't particularly love when I get captured by it, anyway,
Number two would be over-promising and under-delivering, which Renn mentioned as well. And it's a very real thing with Mercury and Jupiter, here's the biggest thing ever, not so realistic, that will actually be delivered. So exaggerating, boasting, over-promising and under-delivering, pumping something up to be, you know, the best thing ever, but then it just can't live up to the hype or expectation. That's a real Mercury-Jupiter dynamic. So to me, foot in mouth syndrome and over-promising and under-delivering are two very big problems with this transit. Any Mercury-Jupiter contacts you always have to watch for.
Number three is kind of funny. Thinking a small thing is a big thing, or a big thing is a small thing. It's the weirdest thing. But when Mercury and Jupiter get together, it's like something little will come up. And I'll be like, you know, like, someone will say something, and sometimes I'll take offense to it. And I'll be like, Oh, well, that, that little thing you said it actually was a really, really big deal. You know? And then I'll pause and be like, Wait, was it? Was that it? Was that? Is that a small thing? A really big thing? You know? Or? Or is that not really a big thing at all, and I'm just blowing it up? We're exaggerating it to be bigger than it is.
On the other hand, taking a small thing and thinking that it's a big thing. The opposite can be true, where someone presents a really big thing. And through a little thinking about it, you go, that's actually not that big of a deal, right like that. So, for example, someone says, I've got this big problem. And it's huge. Oh my god, it's really gonna sink us, and you go, Oh, no; actually, that's an advantage, or Oh, no, that that's easily solved. So it's funny how, like, things that look and appear very big can quickly become very small, and things that appear very small could be mistaken for something that's big or something that small could actually be something really big, like, Oh, look at this, like weird little quirk. I discovered, and then you're like, wait, oh, actually, that's a big problem.
So it's funny how that can go into the thing that I the reason I put it in my hate list is because it's an interesting quirk with Mercury and Jupiter, but I don't like how it's hard to judge whether something is big or small. A small detail is a big important one, or if I'm over-exaggerating, or I just don't like how confusing it can be when the two are together. The tendency to blow things up or not take things seriously enough or whatever. But one thing I do like about this transit is the ability to problem solve is pretty special; that's a benefit of Mercury, Jupiter's. Here's a big problem. Here's an easy, quick solution. That's a real Mercury-Jupiter dynamic as well.
Anyway, not a long video today. I just wanted to warm us up for this week with a little fun trip around the Mercury- Jupiter jewel. Let's turn it and look in circumambulated to get us ready for that transit, which is today and tomorrow. Then tomorrow, we'll probably look at Venus and Taurus, and then Wednesday, Venus, and Uranus together in Taurus. And then I think, yeah, Thursday and Friday, we'll be doing Astrology of April and horoscopes for April. So that's what you have to look forward to the rest of this week. I hope it's off to a good start.
If you have stories to share, by the way, use the hashtag grabbed and tell us you know what email shows up in your inbox. Or do you end up exaggerating something or putting your foot in your mouth, whatever your Mercury Jupiter story is, if you have one, use the hashtag, grab your email us, firstname.lastname@example.org. I love to hear from you guys. That is it for today. I hope you guys have a great start to your week. And you know, the last thing that I need to say is don't forget that you have until midnight tonight to take advantage of the pop-up sale on all of my courses. If you want to find out more about that, nightlightastrology.com, look under any of the courses pages; you can find the link to the two, and four class passes in the description of this video or the comments section. If you have any questions about our classes or, again, any of the sales, email us at email@example.com Alright, take it easy, everyone. Bye.
Richard Di Castri
This morning I received a message via Instagram from someone offering a generous sum of money to purchase a number of my paintings to be used as digital images. I got very excited….”Yay, finally an opportunity to get my work out into the world !”
The more carefully I read the inquiry, the more I had an uncomfortable feeling – particularly when the subject of money I’d need to use to open an account with the individual. After conferring with a couple of friends a wee bit more clued-in than myself, I realized this was NOT the grand opportunity I thought it was.
As it happens, the Mercury Jupiter conjunction is occurring in my 12 th house, square natal 3rd house Uranus in Cancer, and opposing my natal Saturn / Neptune conjunction in Libra ! A little trickiness playing into my loose boundaries and wishful thinking !