Natal Mercury Conjunct Jupiter ~ The Philosopher
Mercury represents our rational mind and is the planet of everyday expression and communication. It signifies our curiosity and what areas of life we find mentally appealing and stimulating. It analyzes and organises and defines the way we interact with others. Mercury in your chart reveals how you get your point across and in what style.
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter
The classical astrology meaning of a conjunction is that the powers involved merge, so that their characters mix and form a new character, it depends on the planets characteristics as to how this can affect the individual and is one of the most difficult aspects to understand. In the case of Mercury Conjunct Mars the two planets are joined in a conjunction, they do astrologically become sort of a new planet, with its own distinct traits. The closer the conjunction is, the more this transformation is true. With Mercury Conjunct Jupiter, the expansive nature of Jupiter amplifies the power of Mercury immensely. You can express yourself with openness and enthusiasm. You like to dream and think big, your high level of optimism and confidence gives you the ability to be persistent and not let defeat or failure get you down. Teaching, education or other literary avenues can be very beneficial for your growth as you have an unmistakable warmth and breadth of knowledge, although they can also be long-winded and come across as opinionated. You are constantly wanting to learn and obtain knowledge, but details are not on your radar. It is easy for you to become a jack of all trades and master of none with this aspect, as you tend to know a lot about everything but unless you are seriously focused or dedicated in a certain topic, you can be quite superficial in your knowledge. They make truly exciting conversationalists for those who tire of simple small talk. These people usually have a lot to say about religion, philosophy, the law, education?anything that involves the advancement of humanity.