Jupiter, the planet of optimism and faith, will leave its own sign of Sagittarius for Capricorn on December 2, 2019. Jupiter teaches us to expand our horizons and to learn the value of positive thinking; under Jupiter’s influence we gain new confidence and the ability to trust that life is carrying us in just the right direction. When poorly aspected, Jupiter can inflict a reckless and overconfident approach to life resulting in complacency, but it’s safe to say that this virtually never occurs when Jupiter is in Capricorn.
Capricorn is the sign in which we put aside our small desires and our feelings and insecurities in order to master the material world. Each sign reacts to the one before, and as a planet changes signs its influence shifts dramatically. In Sagittarius, the sign of its rulership, Jupiter has reached a pinnacle of optimism which has contrasted nicely with the potential stress of Saturn, currently in its own sign of Capricorn. Where Sagittarius is expansive and social but not always concerned with working towards a goal, Capricorn’s grounded nature can be hard and cold, with a drive to succeed.
Jupiter is said to be in its “fall” in Capricorn under the traditional debilities scheme: Jupiter’s natural tendency towards growth and expansion is curtailed under Capricorn’s relentless drive for a practical outcome. That may sound “bad” because we are used to thinking of restriction and limitation as a bad thing but in actuality, the blend of faith and optimism with a practical drive to create effective structures virtually assures success and a life of greater effectiveness. Jupiter inspires lofty goals, and these goals are more easily achieved when cloaked with the drive and grounded effort motivated by Capricorn.
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