Mercury opposite Jupiter: Avoid Exaggeration

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Mercury at 7 degrees Scorpio opposes Jupiter at 7 degrees Taurus at 11:55 am PT. Our minds are strongly stimulated at this time but this can result in lots of misdirected nervous energy that makes us feel both high-strung and absent-minded.

Focus is a very real challenge now, and our tendency to enhance stories to impress others may backfire. If we can stick to the facts, we’ll be a lot safer. Given the inclination toward exaggeration and self-righteousness, this could be easier said than done.

We shouldn’t get bent out of shape if someone challenges us, but instead view it as an opportunity to clarify our position. We’re so distracted now that sleight of hand can keep our focus away from the real action.

Watch for deception and don’t give little details the slip. They’re sure to come back to haunt you later. Words have power, but we may be over the top today, which makes others dubious. Avoid exaggeration and arrogance. Don’t take offense if others are tactless.

If you have Mercury opposite Jupiter as a natal aspect:

You like to feel educated and smart and informed, but you definitely have issues when it comes to understanding details and incorporating them into the bigger plan. The challenge for you is to avoid getting stuck in either one side of the equation or the other — meaningless facts and figures, or dreaming up a major scheme without enough understanding of the smaller elements that would have to come together for your plan to work.

How can you learn to walk the middle road, keeping details in perspective with the larger picture? Finding this balance will help your mental outlook enormously. You might experience problems with communications in the realm of relationships. You tend to overstate your case and often misunderstand what your partner is telling you. You may blame them for all your communication problems when the situation should be laid squarely at your feet.

Pay particular attention if you secretly feel that you know so much more than your partner. This is a sure sign of being judgmental, and may actually be a projection of your own feelings that you don’t know enough. Instead, encourage a learning project that you can tackle together.