EYE ON THE SKY: JUPITER IN TRANSITION
Jupiter is getting ready to retrograde back into Capricorn on Sept. 14th until Nov. 20th and will stay between 29 Capricorn and 1 degree Aquarius for almost three months until Nov. 30th. Sagittarius and Pisces rising and Capricorn and Aquarius rising will be most impacted. When it is at the last degree of a sign or even the first degree of a sign, it is a bit unsettled–like a person changing jobs, moving or changing relationships. Jupiter tends to moves into a new sign every 12-13 months and the impact is like a person changing jobs or moving–there is this lack of clarity. With the retrograde energy, you may find yourself going back to the way things were Nov. 2020-April 2021. So Jupiter will empower the houses connected to Capricorn in chart and take the energy away from the houses connected to Aquarius.
During the transition, Jupiter is a bit weaker than normal. A weak Jupiter may have bad judgement, allow one to be too generous, or be overly optimistic. This will particularly true on the Capricorn side from Sept 14-Nov. 20th. So bounce key decisions off of your partner to get a reality check.
My friend Juliana Swanson has noted the significance of the 29th degree: “The 29th degree in astrology is often called the critical, karmic or fated degree. In western terms it is anaretic which means “that which destroys form,” and is often associated with some sense of not being able to see one’s way forward. It is at the end of the sign which can mean that certain of the associated planetary qualities are feeling used up, frustrated or at the end of their rope. Jupiter is the significator for teacher, Guru, husband and for children so these areas may turn up as being more difficult than usual for many. The houses owned by Jupiter in your chart will be impacted the most. So Scorpio rising will have Jupiter owning the 2nd and 5th houses so these issues may be impacted over the coming 11 weeks.
The 29th degree placements for some can represent a turning point and the possibility of some great relief coming now or ahead.”
In India, when Jupiter changes signs 12 days before and after, there is a ritual of bathing in the 12 sacred rivers associated with each sign and people believe that their sins will be washed away and that they will become healthy, wealthy and purified if they take a holy dip in the rivers. If you are not in India, a symbolic dip in a river and being a nature could be auspicious if the weather is warm enough in your area. That would be between Nov. 8th- Nov. 30th.
Jupiter is connected to the liver which has over 750 major functions in the body and can be harmed by this transit particularly if you have this combination in your natal chart or have a tendency toward liver problems. Make sure to drink warm water with a fresh squeezed lemon every morning which is the best way to keep your liver toned up. There are many important liver herbs to take. May be a good month for a liver cleanse if you can handle it. Avoid taxing your liver by over-eating or eating very complicated fatty foods and cheeses. Jupiter also has connections to the pancreas so will be important not to eat too many sweets or over-indulge.
The spinal twist is a key posture for the next 2 weeks as it supports the liver and you may need to do the cow pose which also strengthens the liver.
Jupiter back in Capricorn will lift up Saturn and tone down it’s fierce energy which has been plaguing us all summer since it went retrograde in June. Still Saturn will spoil Jupiter and add more difficulty to judgment and other Jupiter issues discussed above. The Jupiter/Saturn combination with Pluto in Capricorn was connected with the loss of natural law and power-mongering by the government with lock-downs. The retrograde energy will force us to test our desire for freedom vs. cowering due to governmental fear mongering. I love the French people who are needing vaccine passports to eat at restaurants and instead are doing family picnics on the streets in front of the restaurants to show their peaceful defiance. Yes, Covid is real but it only kills less than 1% of its hosts and by now you realize that there is a lot of medical tyranny going on. Continue to get educated about what is really happening will be important over the coming months and hopefully more scientific breakthrough on treatment will come when Jupiter gets full back into Aquarius in Dec as Aquarius is one of the signs connected to scientific research and bi0-technology.
Jupiter in Capricorn must means it has problems with ethics and may be more business orientated rather than being in dharma and more interested in religion and Gurus. If you are ruled by Jupiter, then the 3 month period will be an important time to take it easy as it is part of a 12 year resting cycle for you and energy may be lower and you will have to work harder to get things done.