Did you experience an energetic build up this week? Perhaps things have been a little inflated around you? Maybe there’s even been some chaos playing out?
I know for me, the last week has felt something like the build up to a Full Moon. Did you feel it too?
If so, this could well have been the precipitated Jupiter-station with Jupiter seemingly grinding to a halt. Jupiter’s excessive energy does not do slow comfortably 😉
Well, you can breathe a sigh of relief today, because, as of yesterday (trumpet sound now playing) – Jupiter – planet of optimism, benevolence, luck, growth and excess – has now turned direct. Phew!
Jupiter’s direction usually heralds 8 months of purposeful growth, but with Saturn and Mars still retrograde (along with Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) I say this sentence gingerly ;).
Nevertheless, direct Jupiter is likely to bring us some forward momentum.
Erin Sullivan tells us in her book ‘Retrograde Planets’ that Jupiter’s retrograde purpose is to connect with:
a more deeper and more personal sense of justice… that which is correct for one’s integral balance and health.
I like to think of it in the sense that our inner Guru has been in a state of contemplation for a few months; re-assessing our personal moral compass.
When Jupiter turns direct we can emerge a little more humble and a little more wise than we were before the retrograde and we can usually begin to move forward from a more solid sense of our own personal truth.
Jupiter’s station-retrograde degree back in early January was: Virgo 24: “Mary And Her White Lamb”, which seems to imply we were probably a little more naive back in January to what we are now.
With Jupiter moving direct on Sabian Symbol: Virgo 14: “Finely Lettered Names And Mysterious Lines Are Seen; It Is A Family Tree”, do you sense that you are now feeling a little more reconnected to your own innate wisdom and to the truth of who you really are?
I certainly do, but that’s hardly surprising, as he has been transiting my Sun during this particular journey.
His direct motion is a welcome sign; especially for those born under the sign of Virgo (the sign through which he is traversing) or with planets between 14 and 24 degrees of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces).
You can look at your personal chart to see where Jupiter has been active for you at this time by looking at the house(s) where 13 degrees and 15 seconds of Virgo to 23 degrees and 14 seconds of Virgo fall(s).
Also check which house(s) are ruled by Sagittarius (glyph) within your chart, as these may also give insight.
If you already have a copy of my free Ebook (Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness), you can look up the theme(s) relevant to that house. If not, you can obtain your copy here.
Perhaps a project or plan that has been stalled since early January is now coming back to life again; possibly in a different way to what was first anticipated?
Whatever is begun now is likely to yield results early August 2016 when Jupiter will once again pass the degree at which he turned retrograde.
So where are you going to put all that new found wisdom to use? You can use these points to help you:
- Where has Jupiter been traversing your chart during this time? Where is 13 degrees 15 seconds to 23 degrees and 14 seconds of Virgo? What area of life does this/do these house(s) apply to?
- Has Jupiter been contacting your natal Planets during this time? Look for the same degree range of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces).
- Which houses does Jupiter rule within your natal chart? Look for the houses with Sagittarius and Pisces on the cusp ;).