October 10th, 2017 – November 8th, 2018
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The transit of Jupiter in Scorpio in brief: Growth and expansion are expressed through research, creativity, deeper desires, passion, healing energy and intimacy in relationships. Society envisions and grows in a controlling or empowered way. Jupiter in Scorpio, reveals, regenerates, humiliates, avenges, exploits, accumulates, purifies, explores the undercurrents of life. This transit is about understanding and exploring in depth the hidden driving force of things. Beliefs have a fixity of purpose, and a need for stabilisation.
Jupiter entered Scorpio’s sign in October 10, completing his transit in Libra that began in September 2016.
Key words of Jupiter: Expansion, Growth, Knowledge, Perspective, Truth, Excess
Jupiter changes sign once a year, and this contributes to a distinctive shift in the tone and energy dynamics of this very beneficial planet, which in astrology is synonymous to expansion. Jupiter increases, enlarges and expands everything, so it represents great benefits, but also waste or loss. In any case, it helps us to understand. The archetypal role of Jupiter’s energy is to increase consciousness, understanding, and awareness, but also to magnify either the positive or the problems that exist, so that we can gain a better overview.
Every 12 years he completes a full cycle in the zodiac. Every 12 years marks a new life cycle of expansion. Jupiter transit through a sign lasts about 1 year and over the course of this period it appears to be retrograde for 4 months. Jupiter’s transit through a natal house, indicates support on the issues of that house, expansion of issues of that house, increase of things of that house, or can open a window to help us view things form a different perspective. It highlights possibilities or gives us ways to explore a new field of experience or knowledge. As a “sponsor” Jupiter promises, offers and protects in some way. Depending on the placement of natal Jupiter and condition of the natal chart, we can interpret how much Jupiter’s transit will benefit, or will tend towards excess and potential waste. Jupiter traditionally rules the sign of Sagittarius and Pisces, is in detriment in Gemini and Virgo, in Exaltation in Cancer, and in Fall in Capricorn.
Jupiter in Scorpio
In Scorpio’s sign Jupiter does not have any strength in essential dignity, but depends on his dispositor, which in this case is Mars. Jupiter will have more strength when it will have dignity by Term, from 14-20 degrees Scorpio. These are approximately the degrees that he will travel during his Rx period. This is the period that we can expect the planet to have more power to fulfil its functions, and the issues he represents. This period is from December 15th to September 25th 2018. Mars being the ruler of Scorpio, indicates that we can expect a more active and energetic year, a potentially polemic year that will reinforce personal goals, beliefs and plans that speak of significant spiritual or material intentions, as well as trigger deeper desires, intensify sexuality and in effect aim at defending proximity issues in relationships. We can expect that combination to assist separations, or provide a cut off from issues, situations and people that do not help us to expand things or grow. With Jupiter in Libra, we were motivated to express our natal or collective Venus more, while with Jupiter in Scorpio we are activating our natal or collective Mars (or Pluto if one wishes to consider an outer). It will be more important for us to seek fortification in the areas of life affected by Jupiter, and our desire to do more is going to be intensified. Collectively, revelations are going to empower people, but possibly also depress. Scorpio is Moon’s Fall sign. As a God mythological Zeus had many facets and identities, which gave him a diversity of roles and epithets. This reveals the richness and depth of this deity’s persona, and also the broad range of realms of life he was specifically worshipped for, besides being the sky god. Jupiter in Scorpio, is in my opinion, closely identified with the worship of Zeus Chthonius or Katachthonius and Zeus Plousios (meaning of the earth, under the earth, and wealth bringing). We are going to dig deeper collectively, reveal more, and this is a “gift”, that will strengthen the will to resist, repel, or express aversion and contempt, as the era of keeping appearances is over.
Scorpio is a Fixed sign that belongs to the element of Water. Water in the fixed modality maintains, stabilises, and speaks of a highly controlled environment that is either extremely fertile or can become highly toxic. This describes a receptive attitude, that externalises superiority. Without this implying weakness or inertia, it speaks of a possibility of better control and integration. Water is the strongest of the four elements (the driving force of life) as it has the capacity to change all the rest, and so we can perceive its strength. The element of Water gives fertility to the Earth, and the Earth direction to Water, and this will be noticed more by Saturn’s entry into Capricorn from December 20th onwards. In addition, through the sextile aspect Jupiter will make with Pluto in Capricorn in 2018, as well as with the harmonious aspects that Mars (ruler of Scorpio) will make with Jupiter in January and April 2018 (see below for dates and influences). The months where we witness a greater concentration of fast planets in Earth signs will also help give direction and trigger more fertility and potentially productive conditions (January, April, May, August, September 2018). The promise of development therefore depends on the environment as well as on the quality of the foundation-ground we depend on (availability of resources), and how they can be exploited in the best possible way. Whatever restrictions, work and organisation or cultivation took place with Saturn’s transit through Scorpio (2012-2014), Jupiter will now help expand, develop or clarify.
However, it is important to realise that we are in the final phase of closure of a 20-year cycle of development, knowledge and resource management, and the maturation of experience that began in 2000 (Jupiter-Saturn synodic cycle) will end in the very critical year 2020. Through this lense we are moving towards the activation of a significant structural integration of values, on a personal or collective level. The two planets do not form major aspects with each other in 2018, meaning that growth and expansion have more to do with the resources that are already available to us and are within our reach. The semi-square minor aspect between Jupiter and Saturn, being active in the months of December 2017, March, and September of 2018, states that we need to adopt a cautious attitude towards management of resources and goals, and commit to any purpose exercising patience. Patience and persistence regarding any difficulties or the process of realisation of objectives and plans are important, in awareness of the “wear and tear” inherent in endings that symbolises the current phase of the cycle we are going through. Perhaps we have to do or accept things we do not like in this process. Continue reading