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Jupiter in Aries: Pioneering Your Vision

Let’s talk about what Jupiter in Aries means for you.  Jupiter is called the greatest benefic planet.  Where he is in your chart shows a place where you have luck and even a sense of ease around those topics.  He represents optimism, generosity, growth, joy, and abundance.

Jupiter’s Realms

He is in his happiest when he is in his home signs of Sagittarius and Pisces.  Because he is a day team planet, he especially likes Sagittarius, a diurnal sign. He also does well in Cancer where he has exaltation.  There he can spread his wings without any boundaries.  

He enjoys being in the 11th house in particular, as that house governs groups and associations as well as hopes and dreams.  Jupiter’s theme is “the more the merrier” and establishing faith.  Higher learning, expanded thoughts, and gaining wisdom are all governed by him. He also governs wealth. He can inspire and he can provide. 

Jupiter struggles in Virgo and Gemini a bit as they overwhelm him with details; he is a big picture guy.  But he has a really difficult time in Capricorn where he has his fall.  Capricorn likes structure and limits.  It’s hard to dream when you keep getting told what the rules are for dreaming.  Capricorn, an earth sign, wants to know how things are getting done, whereas Jupiter is just there to provide inspiration and possibilities.

Jupiter in Aries:  2022 – 2023

In Aries, Jupiter’s best qualities manifest when you dare to be great.  This is about seizing the day and making things happen.  It is time to innovate this area of your life and be the pioneer.  Aries is a cardinal fire sign who is all about identity. 

Jupiter in Aries dares to take the first step and, when meeting a challenge, will say, “Why not?  Let’s give it a shot.”  It’s time to be self-reliant and stop waiting for others to make the first move.  This kind of energy will infuse May 10 – October 28 and again from December 20, 2022 – May 16, 2023.

It’s helpful to look back through the years when Jupiter was in Aries to see what themes popped up then. Think back to June 6, 2010 – September 6, 2010 and again January 22, 2011 – June 4, 2011.

Aries through the Houses:

Aries Risings:  This is a great time to see how issues of yourself, body, and image come into play.  Optimism and generosity come into play.  Jupiter in this house is ready for you to switch up your image, whether that is getting new clothes, finding a personal coach, or do something that accentuates your self-confidence.  This is an auspicious transit for you.  Say yes to opportunities.

Taurus Risings:  Jupiter’s pure purpose is to support you through your house of retreat and self-undoing.  In this house you really can get a genuine sense of where you have been excessive and where you have been excellent.  Jupiter is there to bring the magnifying glass into these patterns, but also brings the support you need.  It can be a time for increased emphasis on self-care and getting down to the basics of “what do I want?”

Gemini Risings:  This is the house where Jupiter finds his joy.  Here he can network to his heart’s content, connect people, and turn regular contacts into friends.  This is also where Jupiter can show his experience and wisdom, so it’s not surprising if you are asked to be a mentor during this transit. Volunteer work also becomes a priority.

Cancer Risings:  Jupiter does good things in the 10th house.  Here, he can bring about new mentors or ask you to step up with new opportunities.  This house typically features where we function in public. For most of us, this is our career, but it also has to deal with reputation.  You might find that your popularity upticks with this transit.  Awards and honors arrive with this transit. You impress others by what you accomplish.  Your star is on the rise.

Leo Risings:  The 9th house deals with long distance travel and higher education.  If you are looking to attend college or are booking an international trip, this is your green light to do it!  Jupiter likes this house as well, where he can expand the mind, broaden the horizons, and support understanding.

Virgo Risings:  Issues of shared resources, debts, and inheritance will come to the surface.  For some, there could be new inheritances, but others might feel the need to look into financial advisors.  Jupiter is your man!  If you need to apply to the bank for a loan, use the time with Jupiter in Aries.  It might surprise you how much they want to work with you.  If you need assistance with the IRS, it will pleasantly surprise you. The big bad wolf becomes the helpful uncle.

Libra Risings:  Jupiter is ready to highlight your partner, marriage, and any legal partnerships you have.  The planet of generosity is touring and supporting all issues around marriage and partnerships.  This can be a renewal of your connection, where you both just get one another and it highlights themes of appreciation.  If you need to establish a formal business relationship with someone, now is the time to move that forward.

Scorpio Risings:  The 6th house covers topics surrounding health, our daily routines, our pets, and our employees.  With such a protective planet in this house, you may see an uptick in events that concern these, but being a benefic, you will get the help you need.  My friend, astrologer Sam Reynolds, says the thing with Jupiter is he can show us where we have excellence and where we have excess.  This is really important when it is going through this house of health and daily practice.  If you get news about your health where there needs to be room for improvement due to excesses, be quick with the action.  With Mars ruling Aries, I wouldn’t be surprised if a few of you with this placement could get a new furbaby and others could find that work relationships seem to get easier.

Sagittarius Risings:  Jupiter brings a sense of buoyancy to the topics of children, pregnancy, hobbies, sex, and creativity.  In this house, he asks you to dream big, have fun, and will mysteriously connect you with mentors or help you didn’t even know you needed in these areas. With this transit, get a vision board and start getting even the most far-fetched idea down on paper.  Aries is fast, so know that no idea is a bad idea; just get everything down!   Pregnancy can be babies, but it can also mean projects.  Jupiter is here to support your creativity.

Capricorn Rising:  The 4th house is about family, roots, ancestry, and your home.  When Jupiter comes through this house, he can bring issues of family support to a head.  Jupiter governs the wisdom and typically, we see this from our ancestors.  It is a time to connect with those elders who possess the wisdom, or perhaps step into the role of taking care of elders.  Real estate also governs this house, which would be more of a longer move, like to a different city.  You may find that real estate opportunities present themselves.  At the least, connect with your stories and create your own traditions you want in your chosen home. I’ve also had clients discover they had long lost cousins or siblings from DNA matches with this transit.

Aquarius Risings:  Jupiter is here to help you connect and communicate.  Here he can assist issues you have with your neighbors, siblings, or even getting new technology like a laptop or phone.  You might find increased activity around these topics while Jupiter tours this house.  I’ve had people even move neighborhoods (like a few blocks) when Jupiter was in their 3rd house.  Say yes to spontaneous road trips and explore your region.

Pisces Risings:  Jupiter is ready to bring some ease in your finances.  This could mean more earning potential, but it could also mean greater expenses.  Keep track of that balance sheet.  Jupiter could also manifest in you taking course work that will develop your skills to earn money.  Mentors could step into the game for you. It’s also a time to explore skills that will improve your earning potential.

Tell me how you hope Jupiter in Aries will manifest for you?

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!