Maximize Your 2021 Jupiter in Pisces Transit

Abundance, Acceptance, and Luck

Jupiter is the planet that governs good luck, wisdom, wealth, the law, and expansion. And in 2021 he is bringing his jovial self to the Pisces area of your chart. He is ready to take a dip in the pools of acceptance and assistance. Read on to see how he will blow a kiss of luck to your horoscope this spring.

He has two homes of Sagittarius and Pisces. While in Sagittarius he’s able to extend his sociable self and dream big from his soapboxes and pulpits; in Pisces he turns his wisdom inward to see the interconnection of society. In Pisces, Jupiter feels his compassion and appreciation expand to accept everyone while building safety nets of selfless love. Jupiter in these signs always brings a focus beyond the boarders and raises the awareness that we are in it together.

Every 12 years he comes home to roost and give an extra kiss of luck to the area of your chart governed by Pisces. He is the greatest benefic in our solar system and on May 13th he will peak into Pisces until July 28th.  Let’s explore what you can expect from this golden period on the world stage and your own back yard.

Jupiter Cycles + Returns

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and he takes about a year to travel through a sign. So every 12 years he makes one full cycle through the zodiac. When he makes that full trip its called a Jupiter Return because he has returned to his original position in your birth chart.

Someone with an average lifespan can count on 4-5 Jupiter returns. During that year, a cycle completes and you get an extra boost of luck.  Typically this manifests in new interests, new money, mentors, students, or even a new perspective into life philosophy. As Jupiter revisits his natal placement again and again, the cycles of maturity and wisdom layer into the personality.  Jupiter is a collective planet, so with every return we discover how individuals integrate themselves into society.  While the first return around age 12 may bring about a spark of purpose and life interests, the return around age 48 brings about an awareness of transforming from a worker bee into a mentor in their fields. 

I discovered astrology during my first Jupiter return which became a life long quest. Another friend discovered their love of interfaith chaplaincy during a Jupiter return and it became a second career. Both of these equated out to be callings or avocations. Jupiter returns cause reflection on legacies and contributions in making the world a better place. 

Jupiter in the Elements

Jupiter does well in his home signs of Sagittarius and Pisces as well in his sign of exaltation of Cancer.  In the fire of Sagittarius and waters of Cancer and Pisces, he can expand his influence and spread to his heart’s content.  Sagittarius is like a forest fire. The flames of inspiration and exploration rage. Cancer is like the ocean where the water lulls and nourishes. Pisces is like the fog that covers every nook and cranny of a landscape.  With all three you have dispersed boundaires and containment is challenging at best. Every fire line in the mountain is a suggestion; in a storm you have to ride the waves; and a wall will not stop the fog.

Jupiter doesn’t like the earth signs as they weigh him down with practical matters. Earth always contains. But he can wax philosophical about his heart’s desire in fire and water.  Jupiter also has a distinct dislike for fixed signs where he finds too many boundaries or stubborn resolves.  The fixed signs do not yield to persuasion well. He’d rather spread his passion and enthusiasm in the mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces.


Society Trends + Timing

While Jupiter is traversing his home sign of Pisces, we can expect themes of finding meaning in connections, sacrificing for greater gains, and helping others get back on their feet.  Redemption, forgiveness, and perspective are paths many will take. 

The last time Jupiter was in Pisces was 2010 through Spring of 2011.  The US was recovering from its housing crisis of 2008/2009.  Loan forgiveness became a path of redemption for both the individual investors, but the banks as well. Another world headline was WikiLeaks where government secrets flooded the public in the interest of transparency. While Julian Assange believed more information was better, it became a serious breach of security.  We also saw the first outbreak of cholera in 50 years where humanitarian aide spilled from International organizations.  Cholera is a disease spread through contaminated water, which is the element of Pisces.  

As we look to how COVID plays out with Jupiter in Pisces, I would expect a bit of a reprieve and a flair for International help to those who need it.  It is a drive of humanitarian need.  A word of caution here: Jupiter can also bring about an excess. Another potential theme could be the overestimation of people’s desire to get the vaccine. Maybe we see an oversupply problem as reluctance and fear settles in. It could also manifest in new research showing that the vaccine needs additional boosters or a new mutation. All of these scenarios deal with themes of Jupiterian excess, expansion, and over-confidence. As they say, with the light comes the dark.

When Jupiter is back in Aquarius from July – December, we have time to tie up loose ends and evaluate. Aquarius is noted for the scientific method where data is king when creating new policies and proceedures. It really is perfect timing for planning the school year and people’s return to the office.  And maybe, fingers crossed, we will have passed that threshold of herd immunity by February 2022 when Jupiter is solidly passing new ground of the zodiac and reestablishing the humanity and connection in Pisces.  


Individually Speaking + Horoscopes

Like I mentioned, Jupiter will bring an extra bit of luck and ease as he kisses his home sign on the cheek. Watch for themes that pop up May 13 – July 28th. The themes you see will pop back up in December 2021 – May 2022. Think of this spring as a bit of a preview.

Aries Sun/Aries Rising: Be on the lookout for a spiritual awakening. The planet of philosophy is highlighting your 12th house. Here he acts like a guardian angel protecting you from hidden enemies and potential self-undoings. Now may be the time to explore your psychic connection and synchronicities.

Taurus Sun/Taurus Rising: This is a time to give back as Jupiter tours your 11th house of groups, friends, and associations. Jupiter gets his joy in the 11th house, so this is an incredible boon for you. During this time, watch for opportunities to be the mentor or find someone who will provide you with guidance.

Gemini Sun/Gemini Rising: If you were thinking about a career shift, this is the time to investigate all possibilities. This will definitely be a step up vs. a lateral move. Look for bigger job titles and larger teams. Your confidence and reputation shines.

Cancer Sun/Cancer Rising: Is your passport ready? Pack your bags and start booking trips to expand your horizons. Trips and cultural exchanges prove to have extra zest while Jupiter favors your 9th house.

Leo Sun/Leo Rising: Your 401K and other investments are getting the spotlight as you have better luck in leveraging your worth to increase your wealth during this time. Take stock of your assets and liabilities and look for the hidden potential. Any type of bank loan, scholarship, or debt settlement has the potential to go in your favor.

Virgo Sun/Virgo Rising: If you are looking to partner up, get ready for the wave of options in your DM’s. With your 7th house highlighted, enjoy the attention and variety Jupiter has lined up for you. Don’t get too serious right now; instead enjoy the process. Wait until 2023 when Saturn will ask for a commitment to come into play.

Libra Sun/Libra Rising: Jupiter in the 6th house can bring a hyper focus to your health. With Neptune also hanging in the same sign, confusion about your diagnosis could be a running theme. Jupiter can either bring a sage perspective or additional strange symptoms that actually aide others problem solving. Now is the time to let your optimism shine and trust you will attract specialists you need.

Scorpio Sun/Scorpio Rising: Jupiter is going to birth joy and fun back into your life. Now is the time to make room for leisure, play with the kids, and reconnect to what makes your heart sing. With your 5th house of creativity lighting up, living in the moment makes you young at heart.

Sagittarius Sun/Sagittarius Rising: Expect breakthroughs with your home and family. If you’ve been thinking of popping into the real estate game, this is your opportunity. Find the adventure in establishing roots in new ground.

Capricorn Sun/Capricorn Rising: With the pandemic winding down, you want to ramp up your social life. Transits through your 3rd house can turn friends into life long soul sisters or strengthen your connections with your siblings. If you have a writing or publishing project you wanted to start, the muses are waiting and standing by.

Aquarius Sun/Aquarius Rising: Jupiter is bringing some serious power to your financial scene. Ask for a raise, pursue the side gig, and make it rain every time you deposit more into your account. This is the time to say “yes” to every chance you get to increase your wealth.

Pisces Sun/Pisces Rising: Are you ready to be the belle of the ball? With Jupiter in your 1st house, it’s like having your own fairy godmother ready to improve your image, your health, and your confidence all in one shot. Pay attention to when Jupiter conjuncts your Ascendant or Sun, as that day will be a 5 star day for you and you alone!

Are you excited to see what Jupiter in Pisces will do in your life? Drop me a line in the comments and let me know what gifts you’re hoping the Universe is sending with this golden transit.

Pushing the Collective Forward: Saturn in Aquarius

Are you ready for a new dawn?  It’s coming as Saturn enters Aquarius on March 30, 2020.  While in the sign of the sea-goat Saturn set the stage by having us take inventory of what is working vs. what is tradition.   But in Aquarius, he is ready to take on the status quo and redefine our boundaries.  Saturn in this sign tolerates loneliness, but fears abandonment.  He can be consumed by the idea of reform.  He likes learning the limits so that he cannot push beyond them.  

Important Dates

Saturn in Aquarius – March 21st, 2020 – July 1st, 2020 (approximately 3.75 months)

Saturn in Capricorn – July 1st – December 17, 2020 (6 months)

Saturn in Aquarius – December 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023 (2.25 YEARS)

On average, Saturn spends about 2 – 2.5 years in each sign and it takes about 28 years for him to journey through the zodiac.

As you can see this initial pass of Saturn in Aquarius is a 15 week preview.  As Saturn retrogrades for about 6 months every year, this will be fleeting and it will return to Capricorn on July 1st.  Pay attention to what themes arise as it will give us a sneak peek of what will characterize December 2020 – March 2023.

Saturn’s Nature

Aquarius is ruled by Saturn just like Capricorn,  but the planet asks very different things in each sign.  Saturn is the planet that rules boundaries and norms.  He is like father time and the task master of hard lessons.  Here he asks us to be present with the discomfort and do the work.  He gets rid of things that are no longer working for us and by the end of this transit, we will be more self-reliant.  For those with a night birth chart, this is the hardest planet in your chart.  Often Saturn transits will bring endings, but also increased self-reliance.  

Historical Perspective

The past three years have asked us to question our authority figures, our government, and the society structure that have existed.  With this we saw the Me Too movement remove men from the patriarchal stance of sexuality contingent on career advancement.  We also watched the presidency change tones dramatically with an impeachment trial.  He gets upset with entitled authority vs. leadership that is earned for its own merit.

The last time Saturn was in Aquarius was 1991 – 1993.  In 1991 Ross Perot launched his independent run for President.  His roots were in the technology industry (largely influenced by Aquarius) before politics.  Ultimately, it was a failed run, but it was largely influential.  Also during Saturn’s last tour, trade sanctions lifted between the US and China, General Noriega was finally convicted of drug charges in America, and NAFTA was signed.  By 1992, the Cold War was declared officially over.  The boundaries between Nations were renegotiated and their changes endured until recently.  It was also the height of the grunge scene where most youth cued their self-identity from not fitting in.  Ironically, it created a populist movement where being on the fringe was mainstream.  At the tail end of Saturn’s tour, “www,” was released as a source code forever changing how we referenced information and the modern internet became mainstream.

Looking Forward

We can expect more growth in grassroots organizations striving for reform.  I anticipate we will see an uptick in groups dedicated to social justice and equality.  Aquarius also brings about an integration of technology.  I also hope to see advances in how we use technology in our daily work flow.  With Uranus in Taurus, this is prime time for innovations in food technology and even the way we get our groceries.  Perhaps brick and mortar grocery stores will become a dying breed.  There will be many failed experiments in this time, but there will also be successes that will endure.

Keep your eye on the December 2020 as the prize.  This initial push forward into Aquarius will feel a bit more difficult than what’s down the road.  This is because both Saturn and Mars are the malefic planets and they are moving together.  Fear and a call to action are in the mix for March.  Change can be scary.  

However, in December 2020 we have a great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.  This energy will govern almost all of 2021.  This dynamic duo gives us the inspiration and trusting our instincts to move forward and create something substantive.  It is the embodiment of Obama’s chant, “Yes We Can!”  2021 brings us the promise taking this spirit and making it reality.  This is where the hope lies.

Viva La Revolution!  What Can You Expect?

Depending on what house Aquarius occupies in your birth chart, you will feel an urge to reorganize and reform your standard operating procedure.  You may experience scarcity for part of this transit, but at the end you will experience increased self-reliance.  But at the finish line is a total empowerment of the collective.  And that, is a true goal.

Aries Rising:  Your call to action is in your friendships sector.  Examine who really has your back and is supporting your self-development vs. using your talents without anything in return.  Saturn will be sextiling your identity which will gives you self-discipline to create lasting results.  

Taurus Rising:  Work is asking you to take on new responsibilities.  It’s time to level up.  Embrace your ability to challenge the status quo.  For some of you this may mean a complete change of career.  With Uranus and your Ascendant being in a square with Saturn, you might have some sudden changes or make a split decision to leave the security for pursuit of self-worth.  

Gemini Rising:  You are getting asked to examine how you challenge the boundaries of your mind.  Are you thinking of returning to school or traveling extensively?  With your Ascendant trining Saturn, the gears are greased and ready to make your goals become reality. 

Cancer Rising:  It’s time to restructure how you pay off the debts you owe or shared finances.  It’s time to examine your long term financial planning.  Some of you will be in the market for a new advisor all together.

Leo Rising: Your romantic partnerships are renegotiating the rules and boundaries within the relationship.  Perhaps more freedom is in order or responsibilities are getting shifted.  For some of you this means a complete ending if you cannot get your needs met.  With Saturn in opposition to your Ascendant, you are definitely feeling the push of Me vs. Them.  Choices will have to be made.

Virgo Rising:  Your daily routine is getting called on the carpet.  Do you need to structure in more time for exercise and health?  What you have been doing isn’t working anymore.  Expect breakthroughs and new habits.

Libra Rising:  Your children are questioning the status quo.  Expect them to be asking for more independence.  You also may have a new creative project that will blow away your expectations. As a whole, this transit will not feel as hard for you as it will for others and will feel like a break from 2017-2020.  Enjoy the process!

Scorpio Rising:  It may be time to refinance your home, move, or renovate.  As this sign likes to explore, you may find yourself moving to a completely new city.  This decision will be one not to take lightly as it will have lasting impact.  Your Ascendant will be in a square to Saturn indicating that you are making some tough decisions about if this is better for you or others.  

Sagittarius Rising:  How are your relationships with your siblings?  Boundaries and obligations are redefined.  With your Ascendant sextiling Saturn, it is a great time to take on any intellectual discipline that needs concentration like learning a foreign language.  The rewards are there if you put in the work.

Capricorn Rising:  Your individual finances are under the microscope.  The way you earn money will experience a shift.  You may take on work or freelance.  These next few years will not be as revolutionary as 2017-2020 was for you. This is the time to consolidate.

Aquarius Rising:  You are being challenged to redefine yourself. It’s time to change how you take responsibility to rework your self-image, health, and independence.  The intrinsic evolution will almost feel like a compulsion.  These years will set the foundation.

Pisces Rising:  Are you your own self undoing?  If you are thinking of entering therapy this is a good time to do it.  These years might be a good time to prepare for how to become the best version of yourself starting 2023.  

What are you looking forward to with Saturn in Aquarius?  Let me know in the comments!