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Jupiter in Pisces

Jupiter in Pisces

Want to know your future?  Sure, you do.  Well, you are in luck because on May 13, Jupiter will enter Pisces for two and a half months; during this time, you will get a ‘sneak peek’ of what he will have in store for you in 2022.

Jupiter moving into another sign in the middle of the year is rather unusual since Jupiter has a 12 year orbit, spending about one year in each zodiac sign.  However, he has literally sprinted through the sign of Aquarius this year and is preparing to take a dive into the ethereal waters of his ancient rulership, Pisces. The modern-day ruler is Neptune, who is also currently moving through Pisces and is in the last ten degrees of a sign.  Neptune is also getting ready to go retrograde (Rx) on June 25 – December 1.  Having both of these planets in rulership at the same time makes Pisces super-powered!

Let’s Talk about the Big Guy, Shall We?

That’s right – if you hadn’t already guessed it, Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System — dwarfed only by the Sun.  The last time Jupiter was in Pisces was during 2010.  You might think back to that time and see if you are experiencing any echoes from the past. What was going on in your life in 2010? What did you do for work? Where did you live? Who was in you daily life? 

Jupiter is known as the ‘Great Benefic,’ and generally expands whatever he touches. This can lead to more money, more fun, even more beauty. However, if he is moving through the sign of your Sun, Moon, or Ascendant he can also expand your waistline and your spending.  Generally, though, he is thought to be a bringer of luck and good fortune. 

House Rules

It is important that you know which house in your chart is ruled by Pisces. Pisces is the last sign in the Zodiac, and he inhabits the 12th house. 

  • The 12th house is thought to contain aspects of all the other signs. It is literally the unconscious of the entire zodiac — boundless, and therefore encompassing a bit of all the signs’ characteristics.  This makes it complicated and vast, but also fragile and mystical.
  • Pisces is mutable water and can flow like the stream of consciousness that it governs.  People that have many placements, or prominent ones, such as Neptune, Jupiter, the Sun, Moon, or their Ascendant, often have one foot in this realm and one in the next.  If you have placements in Pisces, or the 12th house, you may be an empath, psychic, healer, or all of the above.

The 9th house (Sagittarius) is where Jupiter is thought to rule supreme, but in the 12th house with Neptune…get ready for your wildest dreams to get even wilder. You will also have many opportunities to expand your spiritual (and even psychic) development.

  • If you have a Sun, Moon, Ascendant or any other major placement in the 9th house — or in Sagittarius — you can also benefit from this transit.  Jupiter is optimistic and generous; this could promise big love and abundance. 
  • It can also lead to a dark night of the soul, especially if you start to question your spiritual beliefs, are going through a major transit like a Saturn Return, Chiron Return, or Pluto Square Pluto.  This is when an astrologer can really come in handy to help you navigate through this major life transits, which we all experience throughout our lives.

Jupiter Takes a Dive

This two and a half month window will particularly impact anyone with any placements in the early degrees of Pisces, and also any of the other Mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius.  You will definitely feel the benefit if you have anything in the early degrees of the other water signs — like Cancer and Scorpio, which will trine Jupiter.  Also, early  in the earth signs of Taurus or Capricorn since that energy will be sextile Jupiter in Pisces.

Important Dates:

5/13 – Jupiter leaves Aquarius and enters Pisces

6/20  – Jupiter Rx at 2˚11’ of Pisces

7/28 – Jupiter re-enters Aquarius

10/18 – Jupiter goes Dx at 22˚20’ of Aquarius

12/28 – Jupiter re-enters Pisces and stays there for most of 2022

Jupiter in Pisces is the perfect time to explore the metaphysical, the spiritual, and anything relating to creativity and imagination.  So, sort out your houses, and be prepared for the preview of a lifetime.   

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

I have done more astrological readings then I can count, and they all boil down to people wanting to know about two things: love and money.  Venus happens to rule both of these two things; she is also the ruler of the 2nd house (Taurus — the things that we love and value) and the 7th house (Libra —  the house of marriage and contractual relationships). 

Love supposedly makes the world go round, but let’s face it – love can also make people a little crazy.  People who don’t have it, want it…and people that have it often find that it doesn’t always bring the happiness and fulfillment that they imagined.  The really crazy thing is that there is so much more to a person than just love and money.  Don’t get me wrong — they are important pieces of the pie, but most people focus on these aspects alone and lose sight of the big picture.  A good astrological reading can provide so much insight, and yet we still want/need these “things” above all others — particularly the love bit.

Where Venus is located in your chart is very important; you can get a free birth chart at Foxy Astrology so you can locate her. Just knowing where Venus lives in your chart can tell you a lot about what your wants and needs are. Often these will be expanded by Jupiter aspects, could be made long-term by Saturn aspects, or if the Sun is involved you could really be feeling yourself (and someone else too).  Anytime you have Venus in a harmonious aspect with these guys it normally means things are happening in the fun, romance, or maybe even the serious commitment department. 

Harmonious aspects are conjunctions (0 – 3˚), sextiles (60˚) or trines (120˚), but if you are looking for love then there a few areas of your chart that can clue you in on if you are putting your aspects to good use.  I mean, why waste your time on Mr./Mrs. Right when you might only be in the market for Mr./Mrs. Right Now?

I Just Wanna Have Some Fun!

The 5th house, where Leo resides (although your 5th house is most likely in another sign), rules love, romance, play, and is all about the fun.  If you have Venus, Jupiter or the Sun moving through this house or aspecting one of your planets in this house — bada bing, get ready for a fling. That doesn’t mean it won’t be more — but knowing the energy will help you just relax and enjoy without putting all your cards on the table.

Put A Ring On It

The 7th house is where Libra resides in the main chart and is ruled by Venus. This house is often call “the House of Marriage” and it represents contractual, long-term relationships. If Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, the Sun or any combo of these celestial bodies are moving into the 7th house in your chart, you might be hearing wedding bells… or at least signing a lease with someone.  The year that I got married — more than 20 years ago — Saturn was moving into my 7th house. I’m still married today… so, thanks Saturn! 

Checked the Progressed

If you haven’t had your progressed chart done and you are looking for long-term love, it can be really helpful.  The Moon represents our emotions and internal life. The progressed moon moving through your 7th house can be great indication that a significant union could be in your future.  If you are over 35, then getting a progressed reading can be very expansive for all areas of your life since you have evolved a bit since birth.  If you are considering a long-term union getting a synastry reading (comparing two charts) is a very helpful.  Learning about the strengths and weaknesses of your relationship with your Mr./Mrs. Right can help you take your relationship to a deeper level of understanding for both of you.

Crazy in Love

In the immortal words of Freddy Mercury, “I kinda like it, crazy little thing called love!” And why?  Because love has spiritual and chemical dimension and nothing else can compare to that blissful release of dopamine and oxytocin — that intoxicating feeling of being completely alive.

Saturn in Aquarius 2020 – 2023

Saturn in Aquarius 2020 – 2023

You can’t talk about Saturn moving into Aquarius without mentioning the Grand Conjunction that will take place on Solstice, December 21. The Grand Conjunction marks the end of an era and the beginning a  new 20-year cycle.  This cycle is part of a greater one where the Grand Conjunctions happen every 20-years in the same element (Earth, Air, Water, Fire).  So, the last Grand Conjunction took place in Taurus, an Earth sign.  Now we will be experiencing this conjunction in Air signs going forward for the next 200 years.  Air is a very different element than Earth, which is about stability and concrete things.  Air is less tangible, fast-moving, and concerned with the cerebral.

Saturn enters Aquarius on December 17, where he is the co-ruler with his father, Uranus.  Saturn transits are never easy.  Saturn is known as the Lord of Time, the Lord of Karma, the Great Guru, and he isn’t interested in making or taking shortcuts.  He is all about the journey and he is the embodiment of that old adage that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. This takes time and attention.

So, what is this journey about? Saturn in Aquarius is about progress, but that progress is gained through hard work and accountability.  Saturn made a brief entrée into Aquarius earlier this year that gave us an appetizer of things to come.  On March 21, 2020  – July 1, 2020, Saturn moved into the first few degrees of Aquarius (fixed air) and right away we experienced a lockdown on air travel due to the virus. So that meant that the airlines, airports, and travelers had to take on much greater accountability in order to open up air travel again; those restrictions and precautions are still in place today. 

The last two times Saturn was in Aquarius were from February 6th, 1991, to May 21st, 1993, and from June 30th, 1993, to January 28th, 1994.  This was when Apartheid was dismantled in South Africa. If your birth date falls in either of those ranges, you’re experiencing your first Saturn return or are about to.  This is a mark of maturity; one of potentially three times in your life that Saturn will return to the exact degree it was at when you were born.

Saturn cycles are about 27 – 29 years in length and herald accomplishment and growth. Some of life’s most significant decision are made during challenging Saturn transits. Saturn helps us to determine and then focus on our personal best.  Whatever isn’t working for us will discarded or ripped away depending on where you are at in your cycle of maturity. So, you can either approach it the hard way… or the harder way.  Regardless, you will experience tremendous personal growth. 

Jupiter will enter Aquarius on December 19 in preparation for the Grand Conjunction and will spend the next year in Aquarius. Jupiter is known as the Great Benefic.  Saturn is the Great Manifestor, but you will have to work for it and be patient. Saturn delivers on long-term plans and usually the results are greater and worth the wait and the work. 

With Saturn in Aquarius with Jupiter for the next year he will continue to restrict, and Jupiter will continue to expand.  It may feel like two steps forward and three steps back, but it might also serve a greater purpose as we look to build innovative social structures that will address poverty, climate change, social inequity, and so many other issues that we have ignored or slapped bandages on.  These are such big and important issues that won’t be solved without Saturn’s hallmarks of hard work, integrity, and accountability.

Timing is everything! Saturn moving into Aquarius for the next two years and continuing the Grand Conjunctions in Air signs for the next 200 years is the dawning of a new Age; the Age of Aquarius. 

Jupiter in Aquarius 2021

Jupiter in Aquarius 2021

Jupiter enters Aquarius on December 19, 2020 and stays in that fixed sign until December 30, 2021.  The Grand Conjunction, where Jupiter and Saturn conjunct at 0 degrees and 29 minutes of Aquarius, will kick-off a new Astrological Era, and one that begins a new 200 year cycle of Grand Conjunctions in Air signs.* 

With Saturn in Aquarius for the next several years we will see an interesting push/pull in 2021 with Saturn restricting and Jupiter expanding.  This may be a blessing in disguise since Jupiter in Aquarius can be mind-bending and life-altering; with the breakdown of the patriarchy, we might need Saturn’s influence for a bit of moderation.  Also, Jupiter will take a brief dip into the deeply spiritual world of Pisces — from May 14, 2021 to July 29, 2021– before he takes his annual retrograde. But more about that later…

Jupiter is known as the Great Benefic.  He expands whatever he touches, and he rules the 9th house of knowledge and understanding. Aquarius is a fixed air sign and rules the 11th house of the zodiac; with Jupiter transiting here for an entire year, we will definitely see the expansion of the mind.  This will be of great value to all, as the collective will now start to find common ground, consider all options and opinions, display more faith in others, and show less attachment to the old ways of doing things. 

The last time Jupiter transited through Aquarius was January 2009 – January 2010. For comparison, you can look back to that year and think about what changed for you.  Did you adopt a new set of beliefs?  Did you search for higher knowledge of self through spiritual study, traveling abroad, or humanitarian work?

Aquarius rules the 11th house, which is all about finding your “peeps”… but there can be a tendency for the individual to take a backseat to the whole.  It won’t be without its challenges; Aquarius can be quite rigid and stubborn, and Jupiter will be expanding these tendencies as well.

Jupiter will briefly move into the ethereal pool of Pisces from May 14, 2021 – July 29, 2021 before he enters his retrograde period and goes back into Aquarius.  Pay close attention to this period of time, because it will be a foreshadowing of what is to come in 2022 when Jupiter spends a year in Pisces.

How do you make the most of this Jupiter cycle in fixed air?  Look and see what house is ruled by Aquarius in your chart.  That is where you will feel the expansion in your life. Certainly, if you have a Sun, Moon, or Ascendant in Aquarius, this year will be a tremendous opportunity for you, but everyone in the collective will benefit from this energy.

With the jovial vibe of Jupiter in Aquarius, we can see more social reform and humanitarian initiatives. All of our beliefs will expand regarding politics, religion, lifestyles, freedom, and human rights.  The dawning of the Age of Aquarius is definitely here!

*Fixed signs are associated determination, persistence, and have a stabilizing impact similar to the roots of a tree or the foundation of a home.  There’s one fixed sign for each of the four elements: Taurus (earth), Leo (fire), Scorpio (water), and Aquarius (air). They flesh things out with concentrated focus, but also can be inflexible, stubborn, and single-minded.

The Grand Conjunction

The Grand Conjunction

The last time Jupiter was in Aquarius was in 2009. Jupiter spends one year in each sign and as he gets ready to leave Capricorn on December 19, 2020 for Aquarius, he is only days away from a Grand Conjunction with Saturn on December 21. A conjunction is where two or more planets, or celestial objects, align at the same astrological degree.

The Grand Conjunction, happens in a 20-year cycles when Jupiter and Saturn conjunct, beginning a new astrological era.  This 20-year cycle is part of a 200-year cycle where the Grand Conjunction changes elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water).  So, for the last 200 years Jupiter and Saturn have conjuncted in Earth signs, however, this Grand Conjunction will begin a new 200-year cycle in Air signs. This time beginning with Aquarius, on Winter Solstice, December 21, 2020.  Oh, and BTW, this hasn’t happened in over 1000 years. [Mic drop!]

Aquarius is the great humanitarian and has the energy of both Uranus and Saturn, as they are co-rulers of this progressive sign.  This will no doubt be a big change for all of us, as this sign is about the collective, not the individual. So, anyone that is used to being the center of attention will need to make room for others.   Even though Aquarius is the most “out-of-the-box” sign in the zodiac (Uranus) it is still a “fixed” sign (Saturn), which means that it might take a hot minute to get that box open.

Jupiter and Saturn provide great opportunities for achievement.  Jupiter expands energy and lends his generous and optimistic nature to giving you the courage you need to take a risk.  Saturn is the taskmaster that can fuel you to git’er done.  So, if you want to launch something, or take something to the next level this year could be perfect for that.

Obviously if you have an Aquarius Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or Midheaven this year will be filled with incredible energy, however that doesn’t leave anyone out.  Everyone has the energy of Aquarius in their chart.  Check out your natal chart and you can determine what house (area of life) that you can use the energy of this Grand Conjunction to your advantage.

It is typical for the Grand Conjunction to be heralded by a signature event.  So, keep an open mind, and expect the unexpected.