Jupiter Goes Direct—Gear Up To Grab The Brass Ring

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This Year’s Stations of Jupiter

January 30, 2013

Jolly Jupiter has spent the months since October 4 traveling backwards.  On January 30, he turns his face forward and re-covers the same ground.  Why should you care?  If he’s passing through a zone where you have a planet in your natal chart, he’s been bringing you growth and confidence this year.  And he’s not done yet.

This Is A Pivotal Day
If you are one of the millions of people having a Jupiter transit this year, January 30 may be pivotal for you.  Around October 4, you came to realize you were facing a growth period and since then, you’ve been re-evaluating some the area of your life that’s expanding.  You’ve been examining it and mulling it over.  Perhaps you’ve been researching it.  Basically, you’ve been asking yourself, “What is this part of me that wants to explore and get bigger right now?  How have I lived this part of me in the past and what is it turning into for the future?  What is the grand adventure in front of me now?”

The day Jupiter goes direct (and I mean this loosely—it may happen as soon as 3 days before or as late as 3 days after) is pivotal.  That may be the day you realize your internal quest for understanding is over.  You’ve come to clarity.  You’ve recognized where the growth needs to happen and you’re ready to do something with what you’ve learned.  You can now gear up to act on that recognition, sometime in the next few months (between now and April of 2013).

“What is a Jupiter transit like . . .”
Astrologers call Jupiter a “benefic” planet because he tends to bring good things.  He’s kind of like Santa Claus.  When you’re having a Jupiter transit, you tend to feel a sense of adventure, an expansiveness.  This expansiveness and willingness to have fun with what life presents you increases your self-confidence and you tend to approach life with hope and optimism.  Because of that, people feel good around you and they tend to offer you opportunities.  You are more apt to get lucky during a Jupiter transit.  It’s almost like being a “lucky Sagittarian” for a specific time period.  The luck is a side-effect of your openness to growth and expansion right now and your ability to perceive events in your life as opportunities.

I’m not saying nothing bad will happen to you during a Jupiter transit—but I am saying that anything bad that happens is likely to go much better than it would have without Jupiter’s benefic presence.  This is because during a Jupiter transit you are more able to put even bad events to good use, to squeeze those lemons into lemonade by adding your own sugar.

“. . . and how do I know when I’m having one?”
First of all, you know by feel.  If what I’ve described resonates for you, it’s likely you’re having a Jupiter transit.  (If it resonates, but only a little, you may be having a transit, but by a planet other than Jupiter.)  During a Jupiter transit you are filled with the spirit of adventure, a sense of expansion.  You feel filled out with self-confidence and you can even glow with charisma.  It can be a time of natural leadership.  During a Jupiter transit, people respond to your confidence by offering you opportunities and you can experience it all as a period of luck, when things just seem to go your way.  Jupiter transits can also bring expansion of a less comfortable variety, where things are blown out of proportion, or you become “too big for your britches” and the world reacts accordingly.  But you do have control over how you handle it and you can guide the process—especially if you make use of your awareness of what part of your life is being targeted by Jupiterian expansion and luck.

Your natal astrology chart shows whether you’re having a Jupiter transit.  This year Jupiter is covering the space between 6 and 16 degrees of Gemini.  This will affect you if you have any planet in the space between 6 and 16 degrees of any of the four Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces).  If you do, you are definitely having a Jupiter transit this year.  And knowing that gives you the chance to identify the opportunities when they appear, and to grab them.  The timing of your transit will be personal to you.  It takes an astrologer to look it up—it’s not something I can just tell you in a blogpost.  In an astrology reading you can find out the timing of it and how to move through it consciously, instead of wasting this valuable opportunity.

You might well ask . . .

“What area of my life is being affected?”
Good question.  It will have to do with whatever planet is in that zone I told you about, between 6 and 16 degrees of Mutable signs.  If it’s Mercury, you could be having a period of intellectual expansion, which is great for learning and expressing yourself in words.  If it’s Venus or Juno, you could be having relationship luck, attracting fun partners who take you on adventures or experiencing adventure in the relationship you already have.  If it’s Saturn, you could be facing a career expansion, a time when you exude confidence and grow your business.

“How long does it last?”
A Jupiter transit will typically last for 8-10 months.  Today is just one part of it, a pivotal day in the flow of a months-long period of growth, expansion and opportunity.  In an reading you can find out all this good stuff:
•    what area of your life has “gotten lucky”
•    exactly how long it lasts
•    when it started
•    when it ends
•    what various phases of it feel like
•    how to take advantage of it

“What do I do now?”
Grab the opportunities as they fly by.  You’re on life’s carousel and Jupiter is not going to just give you the goodies.  You have to reach for and grab the brass ring.  It’s up to you to decide which of all of Jupiter’s offerings are best for you right now.  You have to use discernment and you have to take action.  You have to respond.

It’s OK to say no to some of the opportunities.  Jupiter will simply send you more.  Focusing on what you really want can have the effect of shaping what Jupiter sends you.  It’s a great time for a deliberate manifestation practice.

When it’s over, it’s over
After this transit ends, your lucky period will be over.  It’s quite possible you’ll have another lucky period in a different area of your life in the next few years (it’s likely in fact), but this one will have passed.  Take advantage of it while it’s happening!

Want to know more about how this Jupiter transit affects your life?

Contact Jamie to schedule a reading.

Astrology blogger since 2007

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