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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?

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.

Jupiter in Capricorn in 2020

Jupiter is the planet of wealth, abundance, and luck.  While he’s been touring his home sign of Sagittarius this past year, our awareness expanded and idealism for our lives soared.  But on December 2, 2019 big daddy moves into Capricorn and will stay there until December 18, 2020.  All those soaring skyscrapers we built in 2019 are now getting inspected for structural soundness.  It’s time for optimism to face reality.

Just The Facts, Ma’am

Capricorn is known for being serious.  They like stability, practicality, and building things that will last.  While Sagittarius is the teenager on gap year touring the world and staying in hostels, Capricorn is their first job with real responsibilities.

Jupiter in Capricorn feels restricted.  He follows through with his sense of duty and his ethics are sound.  He knows the rules and is ready to show he has the discipline to take on real power versus just puffing his chest like a peacock.  The downside is he can be governed by fear vs. optimism.  He’s trimming the fat and is conservative overall.  

On a positive side, Jupiter in Capricorn teaches us how to be resourceful.  He learns that limits and scarcity teach us how to pair down and focus on what we truly value.  While we may have had the funds to splurge on what tickled our fancy while he toured Sagittarius, we now pause at the checkout line and ask, “Does help me attain my overall big goal?”

Historical Precedence

The last time Jupiter was in Capricorn was in 2008 .  The S&P remained steady until Pluto entered Capricorn in November 2008 when it began to take a turn.  This time, Pluto is still there and Jupiter is catching up. Themes of 2008 will echo back through 2020.  For those of us living in the United States, this transit is hitting our 2nd house of money.  An economic correction is settling in.  Many astrologers and economists expect stocks to fall during this time with potential government intervention. 

Slow, But Steady

The month of December will feel a shift, but it will be slow.  Jupiter will still have dignity by touring through his decan and his term, but by January 29th the tone will become heavier.  Having Jupiter in his term helps him function on a higher ethical frequency where he can be true to his nature.  Bills are due, leadership is more demanding, and you are expected to face the music.  It is a time to step into your self-determination, take stock in your resources, and elevate your professionalism.

While this transit is more of a collective and societal shift, some signs will feel it more than others on a personal level.  Those with prominent cardinal planets, (Aries, Cancer, Libras and Capricorn) will definitely feel this transition.  Those with prominent Capricorn in their charts will actually feel this shift as a sense of relief.

Jupiter in Sagittarius: Luck, Adventure, and Growth

Let’s talk Jupiter in Sagittarius.  While many of you might be scratching your heads wondering what this means, sit back and grab a comfy spot while I talk about what this planet can do for you over the next 12 months or so until it leaves on December 2, 2019.  

Jupiter is like your favorite Uncle Larry coming home for the holidays after a long trip around the world.  He makes sure he gives every kid piggyback rides, brings Dad his favorite Scotch, eats extra helpings of grandma’s famous casserole, and makes sure to regale you with vivid stories about his travels with all these hidden nuggets of wisdom in his tales.  He might slip an extra gift under the tree while no one was looking or drop a $50 in cousin Abby’s coat pocket cause he knows she’s been having a hard time making ends meet in her 3 jobs.  He makes everyone feel like they are in his spotlight and he is always on the move.  Everyone loves Uncle Larry.  This is Jupiter.  

Jupiter has two home signs: Sagittarius and Pisces.  Sagittarius is the more masculine sign of the two.  He is the truth seeker.  He craves wisdom, expansion of the mind, and journeys.  Jupiter in Sagittarius asks us to dare to dream.  Instead of listing all the reasons why you can’t have this, that or the other; Jupiter in Sagittarius says, “Why Not?” And “How Big?”  Its a very different way to live.  I have a paperweight I got when I first went into leadership that was inscribed, “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?”  This is a very Jupiter in Sagittarius quote and it helped me steer the ship into new waters that were unchartered and more optimistic.

So how do we take this unbridled optimism and luck into each sign?  Well, it depends on where Jupiter falls in each of your charts.  If you can, read this for your rising sign, but if you do not know that, read it for your sun sign if you are a day birth or your moon sign if you were born at night.

Aries Rising:  Jupiter is in your 9th house and you’ve been itching to broaden your horizons.  Sometimes you can feel limited by the 4 walls of your house or even your mind.  Jupiter is favoring you to look for new ways to grow whether its by an airplane or opening a new book and seeing what horizons await on the pages.

Taurus Rising:  If you’ve been procrastinating about settling past taxes, your parents estate, or getting your own affairs in order, the time is now.  Jupiter is ready to clear the path for you.  What might have seemed like a dark forest path will light up with twinkle lights and synchronicities to make progress happen quickly.  Get it done, my friend.

Gemini Rising:  Lucky you having the planet of blessings in your house of marriage and partnerships.  Beaus and suitors are coming out of your ears!  Keep on the look out for those from a different background, country, or outlook on life.  Keep your mind open.

Cancer Rising:  I’ve always said that life feels so much better if you have one place of refuge.  Believe it or not, your place of work and daily grind has all the glitter and gold for the next year.  If you’ve been having health problems, a breakthrough could come.  Watch your weight though, one of the side effects of having Jupiter here could be a bit of weight gain.

Leo Rising:  Jupiter in your 5th House. Who am I to tell a Leo how to play?  It is a time to celebrate you.  Make sure you use your vacation days this year.  Live your life like a child and be in the present.  Reconnect to what makes you joyful.  This could be one of your happiest years yet.

Virgo Rising:  Jupiter in your 4th House.  Have you been thinking of buying a bigger house or adding on?  This might be the time.  Create the space that nurtures you and spend it with the people you call family.  Remember, sometimes family is not just those you are related to by blood.  

Libra Rising:  Jupiter in your 3rd House.  Cat got your tongue?  Speak up, my dear libra!  Do not be afraid of hurting others feelings.  Let your truth be known and see how affirming it can be.  This is the time to take the risk.  Jupiter has your back.

Scorpio Rising:  Jupiter in your 2nd House.  Ok, lets talk about that raise you need to ask for.  Don’t think you are worth it?  Jupiter and I say, “hogwash.”  Now is the time, my friend.  Put on your suit of armor because you are worth it and the planet of blessings has your back.

Sagittarius Rising:  Jupiter in your 1st House.  Ready for a new look?  Book your salon, book your trainer, get a stylist, and start making those resolutions.  Let’s reinvent how you want others to see you.

Capricorn Rising:  Jupiter in your 12th House. It is time to take a time-out and that is 100% a-ok.  How can you ask for what you want if you don’t know what your heart truly desires?  Jupiter is supporting you and making sure all of that goodness is not passing you by as you seek clarity.  He is just organizing the queue so that when its time to open the doors for business you can be ready to take in EXACTLY what you want.

Aquarius Rising: Jupiter in your 11th House.  Get the social calendar ready, honey, because its going to be a live one.  Get ready for invitations to be on boards, community event planning groups, sorority functions, and neighborhood parties.  This is your time to mix the drinks and mingle with the guests.

Pisces Rising:  Jupiter in your 10th House.  Are you ready?  This is a time to step into your own.  Take on the big role at work or change jobs completely.   It is about being seen, which is a little uncomfortable for you as a whole.  But I promise, Jupiter has your back, and the time is NOW.