Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity” – Roman philosopher Seneca
9 November 2018 – 3 December 2019 – Jupiter in Sagittarius.
On the 9th of November 2018, Jupiter King of the Gods returns to his home sign of Sagittarius (The Archer), for the first time in 12 years. Jupiter cycles are yearly cycles with a reputation of creating lucky opportunities in the areas of life, that this planet transits in your birth chart.
Jupiter returning home to Sagittarius in 2018, will be the break in the astrological weather we have been working so hard to reach, after universally speaking, a very trying year. Think back to 12 years ago, or 24 years ago to see what happened then, for hints of what could pop up this time around (2006 / 2007 or 1995 / 1996). This is a cycle of optimism and expansion, but even more so, when Jupiter returns home to the sign of its rulership. Jupiter in Sagittarius ! What can go wrong? I mean we are talking the king of the gods here.
So what changes ? Buoyancy, Optimism, Faith, Movement, Travel, Luck, Creativity, Passion and a Willingness to Learn and Understand; suddenly gets bolstered in the Astrological frame-work. 2018’s Yin year has been a VERY internal and different year in comparison to the 2 previous Yang (expansion) years.
2018 has seen a plethora of challenging retrograde’s. Mercury Retrograding in Fire signs who are proficient in accelerating mis-understandings has also creating some pretty fiery reactions / communications in return. Mars was given a bolster by its transit in Capricorn the sign that its strongest in aside from its ruler – Aries. Mars then retrograded in Aquarius, for the first time since 1970, before turning direct on the exact point of its strength 28 degrees of Capricorn. Literally the worst possible time for the Liberals to axe Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (results from that are due in 2019). Mars Retrograde, left most of the rest of us floundering, all this work for no progress or movement forward, or strange left field obstacles coming from nowhere to challenge or block your energy and power. Once Mars went direct – Venus decided to go Retrograde in Scorpio, which is basically all about digging through all the sludge and diving deep into the sewers to unblock the blockages, blockages we really didn’t want to venture down into. Jupiter, our dear friend Jupiter is also in Scorpio amplifying this Venus retrograde by being in Scorpio. And yes here we are…
Jupiter moving in to Sagittarius will be the 3rd planet to be in its sign it Rules, This makes for some powerful and potentially corrective Astrology. Neptune is in Pisces for the first time in 164 years is half way through its transit. Saturn in Capricorn for the first time in 28 years, is in its first quarter of its transit, Now Jupiter is entering Sagittarius for the first time in 12 years, to lift the spirits with a healthy dose of positivity and buoyancy. These are all external / macro / social or societal planets, they are heavy hitters. They take YEARS to move around the birth-chart. They offer big shifts in psychic, situation and circumstances. These planets can alter paths by creating opportunities for change. Pluto the head transformer, is not in its rulership in Capricorn but it is pretty much near exultation in Capricorn, so can be also linked by association. Pluto in Capricorn & Jupiter in Scorpio have been very good transits to help expose the poison.
So what happens when Jupiter hits Sagittarius ? Optimism, Speculation, Faith, Fun, Exuberance, Passion and Enthusiasm, Exapansion. All great key words here, but the key to being successful in a time of Jupiter in Sagittarius, is to be MEASURED. Sometimes this transit can lead to blind optimism, blind faith or an over exertion of enthusiasm ESPECIALLY after difficult or more challenging times. Jupiter loves to celebrate and party and so does the sign of Sagittarius, but the very important measure for the next year is to be MEASURED. Would your bigger decisions hold up in a time of austerity ? Money is very important to watch with Jupiter in Sagittarius, as there is a tendency to be overly jovial and over extend with it, it might come easily, but it is just as likely to go easy as well. Waistlines another thing that are physical manifestations of a Jupiter in Sagittarius cycle, due to its tendency to lead to living life-like an Emperor, 365 day a year.
Jupiter going into Sagittarius IS a wonderful time to expand Travel, Study, Be Social, Interact and get involved in pursuits that interest you ! Learning, Education, Traveling, Positive Mindset, Connecting with Friends and Family as well an increased level of Faith with regards to any of the above are positive manifestations of this Jupiter Cycle. It’s a blessed year of opportunity and positive gains as long as Recklessness doesn’t come into the equation, or overly zealous dogma, as Jupiter is just as likey to expand this along with other manifestations.
Finally its time to celebrate the gains we have made and processed in 2018 ! At the time of this shift, we will also see the Nodes of the Moon move from Leo / Aquarius into Cancer / Capricorn for 18 months. This sees a move in the eclipse cycles and moves the focus of the nodes aka destiny points. Cancer (Home, Mother, Nurture, Ancestors, Family) see the North Node (a pushing forward, a consuming of things that nourish or nurture these themes) while the South Node ( the letting go of and releasing) of theme to do with Status, Power, Position and Acclaim. This Nodal shift also sees more pressure put on this axis which already has Saturn and Pluto transforming and reconstructing Capricorn themes of Power, Status and Government. Jupiter in Sagittarius really is a last gasp of a chance of fresh Philosphy, fresh Passion and Creativity before it moves in Capricorn late 2019, leading us into the very potent time of 2020.
If there is a time to party and celebrate, Jupiter in Sagittarius is it. And Hey ! It’s just in time for Summer in the Southern Hemisphere ! It might feel a bit slow to begin with as Mercury goes retrograde in Sagittarius for the first 3 weeks, but come December – its time to free yourself from the lessons of 2018, and burn off some steam by becoming passionate and involving yourself in life and all its sweet offerings ! Chances are there will be a nice little surprise along the way to sweeten the ride. For People with Sagittarius Sun, Moon or Ascendant, it’s a fresh new start as Jupiter crosses over these points of their chart. Saturn’s 3 year transit of Dec 2014 – Dec 2017, was an astrological hammering. The hard work, loss of faith and rebuilding from this time, will be clearly seen during this Jupiter in Sagittarius transit, as you turn a new leaf for a new 12 year cycle. Giving Sagittarian’s the one thing that is most important to them, Optimism and Joy for the great things to come.
JUPITER IN SAGITTARIUS THROUGH THE SIGNS
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising – Jupiter will transit your First House of Image and How you Present to the world. It’s a new phase, a new cycle, and a new you !
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising – Your Second House of Earned Income, Money and Self Worth will be touched with Jupiter’s optimistic beams. Chances are you will see positive shifts in this area of life, upping your self confidence and your bank balance. Just try not to over spend.
Libra & Libra Rising – The Third House of Communications, will see good fortunes bestowed upon your Communications, both Written and Verbal as well as harmonious relationships with Siblings and Neighbours as you go about this transit. Libra’s love a bit of social and communication harmony, This transit will see these areas of your life bring joy and ease as you make your way through 2019.
Virgo & Virgo Rising – Looking to buy or have some luck around Real Estate, Your Home, Family, Ancestors, Roots and History ? If so Jupiter is here to shine a light into this area of life. Good opportunities can be sort through good preparation, with the magic rule being, Don’t overextend by being overly optimistic on what you can repay once Jupiter leaves Sagittarius.
Leo & Leo Rising – The Fifth House is the natural home of Leo and Jupiter transiting her sees Leo’s finding good opportunities in doing things they love. This involves Creativity, Children, Love and Being the Star of the Show. Things that Leo’s adore and naturally excel at. It is also the classic meeting your dream partner astrology transit.
Cancer & Cancer Risings – The Sixth House is all about Day to Day Routines to do with Health, Food, Work and Activities, Cancers can be a creature of habit and with this transit they can get great benefits from nourishing and tending to their daily routine, bringing joy to their day to-day life.
Gemini & Gemini Rising – The Seventh House is all about Relationships with people, one on one relationships. This is a signature, meeting the right one astrological transit, However with the Seventh House also deals with enemies, it may attract some unwanted admirers, if you are in denial about how your relations with people, this is the transit that might open your eyes. Generally though, Jupiter going through your Seventh House will make for pleasent connections with people, with the possiblity of meeting some who might change your life, in either the home or work front.
Taurus & Taurus Rising – The Eighth House is all about other people’s money, Inheritance, Taxes, Money that comes from a 3rd Party. It is also the house that delves to the mystical depths of the Occult and the Personal Psyche. This is the house opposite your own. With Uranus beginning an 8 years stay in your sign earlier this year, this Jupiter Transit might expand or exaggerate the new ground you are treading on, it might give you a gift of a tax return or inheretance, but it is also changing the way you are at your deepest soul level and how you connect with others and the divine at the deepest level.
Aries & Aries Rising – The Ninth House is about Study, Learning, Higher Education and is the natural home of Sagittarius. So Studying and Travel are very fated or opportunistic activities for this Jupiter Transit. It also bestows blessings around going deep and connecting to a subject that makes your heart sing. It’s about breaking new exploratory ground around a topic. Best way to do it is via higher learning or travelling. Exploring more of the World around you.
Pisces & Pisces Rising – The Tenth House is about Success, Being Noticed, Career, Government and Power, Jupiter expands and gifts wonderful Opportunities. Pisces, it’s finally time to get noticed and reap the rewards. It’s finally time to shine !
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising – The Eleventh House is about Community, Groups and Organisations. This is the House the Aquarius rules, Jupiter in Sagittarius will be giving wonderful opportunities to expand on things that at your fundamental level and principles you were born to enjoy and shine through. Opportunities to really enjoy your natural terrain will bring you deep Joy in 2019.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising – The Twelfth House is the House of Secrets and ones inner most sanctum. Jupiter will be allowing for opportunities to expand this and grow like a Hermet gains there gifts in their Hermit’s Cave. Connecting to Spirit, or Connecting to anything that the secret you enjoys the most, is what this Twelth House Transit offers. Time to sort out & Declutter behind the scenes before you make your Grand Entrance as the Star of the Show in 2020. 2020 is when Jupiter enters your sign, joining Saturn and Pluto. Jupiter in the Twelfth for a year is your rest and prep year, before you step out on to the world stage, as you take control, in what might feel like a perfect storm in 2020.