(Mosaic Textile Artist: Kaffe Fasset)
The Jupiter cycle is a 12 year cycle of expansion – one year through each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac. Jupiter entered the sign of Virgo on August 11, 2015. Since then we’ve been in the process of making ourselves whole in some important way.
What we delegated to another to express for us, we may have been forced to express for ourselves. Where we were dependent we had to learn to stand on our own two feet, to solve problems for ourselves, and to realize, in the process, how competent we actually are.
We had to muster courage and self-discipline. We may have had to organize something complicated or invent strategies that were more effective. We had to fix our flaws. We had to move mountains to clear the way for a better relationship with ourselves. And now that we’re more complete, we can begin to engage with others on a new level.
Those involved in relationships that refuse to grow will feel an increased need to be free.
Jupiter moves into the sign of Libra on Saturday (Sep 10th). You may feel the shift – especially if you’re a Libra or a Sagittarian. Air signs (Gemini and Aquarius) may feel unusually well supported over the next year. Financial prospects brighten.
Globally art and beauty thrive. Healing through various art forms is enhanced. The feminine principle expands. There is a global craving for peace as conflict, most likely, accelerates. (Aries, the God of War, is the counterweight to Libra) We will find ourselves in conflicted situations that require justice, fairness, graciousness, and love. Love, now more than ever – at every level of experience – is the answer.
If your mind still feels submerged in fixing things, sacrificing, getting organized, and freeing yourself from old problems, it’s because the Sun is in the middle signs of Virgo and Mercury continues to retrograde in that sign through October 7th. You may be revisiting something you thought you was finished. It’s time to methodically, and without hesitancy, address whatever that is. Mercury will catch up to the expansive spirit of Libra early October. The Sun will get onboard on September 23rd.
The last Saturn/Neptune exact square occurs on Saturday, September 10th. This is an important crisis point in the current 35 year cycle. It’s been discussed a lot from many different perspectives. Basically we are being challenged to deal with harsh realities without losing our inspiration, our child-like sense of wonder, and the dreams we have for ourselves and our life. In fact, this is the perfect time to make some solid progress in the direction of your dreams.
Have a great week and thanks for reading,
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ARIES (March 21-April 21)
So now Aries moves into a cycle of being less in control of outcomes – through direct action, that is. Now the cosmos urges you to be patient, to observe and refrain from acting whenever it’s safe to do that. Now, and for the next year, it’s time to trust that the universe will carry you to the place you need to be, to allow another to take the lead, to learn to follow graciously, to comport yourself in a way that allows you the freedom to “attract” rather than “fight for” what you need and want. This is a phase of your life when you’re enrolled in “charm school” so to speak. You’re practicing the art of a gracious, self-assured, kind, and deferential way of being. Aries wants to be effective. You still can be. You’re just adding to your repertoire a gentler, more subtle, patient, and attractive way of getting from point A to point B. If all goes well you emerge free of your tendency to take yourself so seriously.
TAURUS (April 21-May 21)
Taurus is being urged by the cosmos to slow down – to slow down your mind, specifically, so you can guide it in a direction that is more useful to you. This is the most effective thing you can do this week to increase your quality of life. Time to say no to a mind that has “a mind of its own” – a mind that feels right at home fueling itself with fear, imagining it can fend of the next potential disaster if it sustains that familiar state of constant worry and hyper-vigilance. It’s an exhausting way to be. This week the cosmos reminds you that it doesn’t have to be that way. There is a quieter, calmer option once you refuse to be lead around by an out-of-control mind. Take a deep breath, take a walk, and notice what you notice. After awhile you’ll find yourself in a rhythm that feels more like your own. Your quality of life will be enhanced, your decisions will be better, and you’ll be more useful to yourself and others.
Foundationally you’ve set your world in order – almost. The finishing touches may be all that’s left. You’ve set the stage and may soon find your “jumping off” point. From here everything begins to fall into place – quickly. Drudgery morphs into a type of “smooth sailing” effortlessly delivering to you the love and creative joy you’ve worked so hard to make sure would be firmly supported. It’s time to transition from a “hard work, self-disciplined” mode into a mode of “how deeply can I feel the joy of this moment.” It won’t be easy because the pace of good things flowing in your direction is accelerated. It’s a flood of abundance that may overwhelm and take awhile to process. When in doubt just say thank you – mostly to yourself for doing, over the past year, in such a meticulous and thoughtful way, what needed to be done.
Cancer transcends the petty and superficial while moving into a more substantial way of communicating. It’s time for you to direct the conversation toward something that is meaningful to you. It’s time to find the words to reveal to another the depths of your soul longings. It’s time to do the preliminary work to find your true home amongst those who understand and maybe share your longings. It’s time to listen carefully to determine who those people are. You need to be understood. You need support for the dreams you cherish, the goals you’re working towards. Now is the time to pay close attention to the beautiful, gracious, spacious, soothing, and supportive living arrangements that may be coalescing for you. You are on the brink of connecting very deeply with your soul and your roots. Your home must reflect and protect that part of you.
LEO (July 21-Aug 21)
Now is not the time to relax and go with the flow, though I frequently advise that. Now is the time to be your strong-willed, persistent, self-disciplined self. It’s time to harness your energies, to reign them in and insist that they work with you as you seek to make progress. Mostly it’s important to make sure that you’re taking care of yourself physically – feeding yourself nourishing food, pushing yourself away from the table at the appropriate time, getting regular exercise, and building your strength and stamina. Soon your daily routine may become easier. But we’re not there yet. The way you’ve been caring for (or not caring for) your physical body (or finances) is something that needs reconsideration. Are you in this for the long haul? Or can you easily afford to be derailed at an inconvenient time? It’s time to stop deluding yourself, if you are, about your very basic needs. If you’ve delegated someone else to take care of those for you, this week it’s time to un-delegate them. You determine what you need.
This week Mercury, your chart ruler, and Uranus connect in ways that may create a sudden awakening. It may throw you into a temporary state of disorganization from which you recover quickly. A missing piece is exposed just in time for you to begin to ground your new role, your new project, your new direction, or your new approach to financial independence. You have to backtrack, though, fitting what you now know into the totality of who you are and how you approach your life. Virgo doesn’t especially like Uranus’s mode of operation – creating massive chaos in order to affect change. Fortunately you’re the expert at knowing how to put things back in order quickly and efficiently. You may only skip a few beats as you move toward an enlightened, “self-possessed,” solidly unshakeable way of being.
At the deepest, most sensitive levels of your being, over the past weeks you may have had to deal with reversals, twists and turns that may have been disheartening. Something inwardly that has been frozen in a deceptively rational and organized way is dissolving. You are being “restructured” from the inside out. You are being freed of old karma and old fears, released from old connections, and given some new space to move and discover. Something has opened “the windows and doors of the deepest recesses of your mind” letting the fresh air blow through. Your inner environment may be healthier, more oxygenated, cleaner, clearer, less obstructed. Now you can address outwardly what needs to change as you get used used to operating in a freer, more pleasurable way. Now it’s not so threatening to change what needs changing.
SCORPIO (October 21 – November 21)
This week Jupiter, the planet of expansion, moves into the realm of your subconscious mind, creating inner space and new freedom – if you will allow it. This is an unusually supportive and soothing influence that may come in unusual forms – if you will allow it. The deepest recesses of your being – those that are aligned seamlessly with what you long for – are triggered and unusually receptive to change. Pay attention to who comes into your life this week, what circumstances magically coalesce to deliver to you what it is you’re longing for. You may feel relieved, less afraid, more settled – if you will allow it. Scorpio has an obsessive need to control and direct even when a “hands off” approach would assist an abundant flow of good things in their direction. Be aware when you’re feeling uncomfortable with sudden freedom or other-worldly methods. Sit with those for awhile before you decide that your own rationality is more powerful. This week it’s probably not.
This week it’s worth taking the time to consider the extent to which the current structure of your career allows for the infusion of your soul – your true nature. What parts of your career feel magical, seem to transcend your best laid plans in ways that fill you to the brim with feelings of completeness, inspiration, and deep gratitude? IF you’ve found a way to make that happen, it’s important to protect it. Emerging opportunities to collaborate may or may not align you with what brings you your deepest kind of satisfaction – within your career or life direction. On the other hand, a collaboration may be just what you need to solidify and expand on what you’ve already accomplished. Discrimination is key. And don’t be surprised if, over the next year, the love of your life walks in. Same rules apply.
CAPRICORN (December 21-January 21)
Capricorn is entering a professional phase that may feel more like play than work. It is likely that you will be confronted with things that amaze you on a daily basis, things that make you feel creatively alive, excited, enthused, and inspired to to use your skills in new ways. You are on the brink of a period of professional growth and success that is more fueled by your fun-loving attributes than the parts of you that are used to being heavily burdened with too much responsibility. So your ability to adapt is important. There are different approaches to achievement and you’re about to discover the fun, creative way – if you will allow it. Don’t be fooled with the ease by which all this happens. Just because it’s easy doesn’t mean its not real. For Capricorn sometimes drudgery is easier than highly inspired creative freedom. Time to get over that. 🙂
AQUARIUS (January 21-February 21)
Aquarius is being provoked to break more rules than usual, and they’re happy to comply. Their appearance and communication may be more haphazard than usual but it all seems to be working for them. This is actually as it should be – an opportunity for a more authentic, non-conformist form of expression that suits you. Now you say things that open doors for others – things you may have censored in the past. Now not every hair is in place and it fits – an off-balance kind of balance that’s appealing. You’re about to be supported in ways you haven’t been for the past 11 years. You’re complete – or more complete – and the world is more accepting of your eccentric ways. Time to figure out how to increase your income. Maybe your more courageous, non-conformist ways provide the key.
PISCES (February 21-March 21)
You are entering a period of unprecedented healing and transformation that involves feeling deeply the joy of your life. For quite awhile things may have felt difficult, frustrating, or heavy in some way. That was then and now is now. Life has its lighter, funnier, more entertaining, moments. Time to laugh more often, to associate with happy kids, to avoid negative influences, and to spend time with friends who exude joy – on a fairly regular basis. The cosmic winds are at your back when it comes to moving you in a lighter, happier direction. Even if you do nothing it will be hard to avoid the conclusion that you’re entering a brighter phase. But cooperating speeds the transformation. Focusing on happy memories and expressing gratitude when you think of it is helpful. Otherwise enjoy a return to more balanced life.