“Mercury, Jupiter and Awareness = Opportunities”



In these times where luck seems to have taken a furlough, we need to use every talent and trick up our sleeves to keep our jobs and the money we have earned.  For those looking for positions, being in the right place at the right time is more then luck, it is being aware of everything that is going on around us, that helps us to be where we should be, to take advantage of what is being offered.  The one asset people have forgotten in this new computer age in obtaining and bringing their dreams to completion in my opinion is awareness.  Awareness as described by the American Heritage Dictionary states the following: “1. Having knowledge or cognizance.  2. Archaic. Vigilant; watchful.” 

The one thing I have observed with human behavior today that causes the lack of awareness, is that we are not living the moment.  We are apparently listening to others, while our thoughts are elsewhere.  We give answers or commands before we hear the question, and we make judgments before we see or hear about the situation.  I have noticed people being interview trying to give a good impression and not noticing what was going on around them.  My thoughts on this are, if you are not aware of what is going on around you, how will you solve problems that may come up?  When this economic crisis came upon us, many of the experts didn’t see it coming.  A few of the scholars did see the dire consequences and tried to warn us, but many of us didn’t listen or hear it.  We didn’t hear because our own world was more important then the World as a whole.  The benefits of awareness looses its’ powers when the Me comes first.

In thinking about this I began to wonder what planets connected to the ascendant or lack of, would be important in determining how we use our awareness.  Mercury is my first choice for it teaches us the need, that communication is the main source of growth for any civilization, and Jupiter shows us that working and thinking together, proves the axiom that there is strength and inventiveness in numbers.  When Mercury and Jupiter is near the ascendant in the first house and is not in detriment, and or is making an aspect with the first or planets in  the first, you can be sure you will be conscious of what is going on around you at all times.  Any beneficial or malefic aspects with these two, no matter what house they are in will show how we use awareness in our daily lives.  If we see in our charts that we loose sight of what is going on around us, all we need to do is to be more attentive and more consciously sensitive of what is going on, to take advantage of all the good that is available.  We need to use the Mars energy to keep alert and conscious and the Sun energy to stay on course and the Venus forces to see all aspects of what is going on so one can make the right choices.

The following is taken from “Key Words for Astrology” by Hajo Banzhaf and Anna Haebler.

Mercury stands for mind and intellect, for the theory of combinations, speech, communications, mediation, tactics, knowledge, mental flexibility, orientation, facility, analytical and logical thought, and the manner of judging and deciding.  Mercury is also the negotiator between the conscious and the unconscious mind because its powers of thought support the recognition and understanding of the images of the unconscious, such as dreams.  Mercury also represents expression in speech, curiosity, the thirst for knowledge, and a certain readiness, ambition, and ability to learn.

Jupiter represents trust in life, the belief in life’s meaning, the ideals and values of a person, and the search and discovery of personal meaning in life.  It also stands for the forces of growth which gives life its impetus, promotes thriving, good fortune, and prosperity, and especially benefits the development of the personality and broadening of individual horizons.  A person experiences everything Jupiter touches as being rich.  Jupiter also means dignity, wisdom, belief, hope, morals, grace, convictions, confidence, trust, affluence, wealth, and growth, success, future, optimism, generosity, expansion, justice, reverence, goodness, goodwill, and abundance.

The central theme of the ascendant or first house is the development of the self as the expression, the assertion, and affirmation of one’s own personality.  The first house experiences self as the natural focal point of the environment.

When we consciously use awareness, luck and destiny seems to be on our side and opportunities abound, because so called luck is fleeting, and opportunities when missed are gone forever.  Being alert and having a clear mind is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for it helps us create our own successful destiny.


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