Jupiter, in his role as King of the Gods, inspires us to higher aspirations – to be bigger and better than we ever thought we could be. Jupiter bestows confidence and the kind of faith that tends to bring good things our way – but it also can create an overblown sense of entitlement and grandiosity. Jupiter is also connected to the search for meaning that separates humans from other creatures, and presides over theology and philosophy as well as constructs of law that underpin human society.
Jupiter’s expansion is not all that happy in the orderly sign of Virgo. Over the next year you can expect greater focus on expressing one’s higher self (Jupiter) through service to others (Virgo), but also a diminishment of the kind of confidence and positivity that we experienced under Jupiter in Leo. Jupiter is said to be in its detriment in Virgo because the expansiveness of Jupiter is impaired by Virgo’s need to create order out of minute details. However, Jupiter’s relentless optimism can sometimes result in a careless complacency that keeps us from being able to achieve our goals and realize our dreams,. The passage of Jupiter through Virgo can enhance our work ethic and facilitate our ability to successfully navigate the many details of modern life.
The next year will be a time when managing of those small details in our lives becomes critical. This dynamic will echo somewhat the restrictive force of Saturn in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius, making this a better time for responsible attention to the mundane than walking around with our heads in the clouds.
With Virgo ruling matters of health and hygiene as well as organization and self-improvement, the next twelve months will be an important time to focus on creating a healthy ecology for the mindbody/spirit system.
Under Jupiter in Virgo the pathway to good luck and good fortune is not through the ego as it was when Jupiter was in Leo, but through attending to the mundane details of life and attaining greater awareness of our connection to spirit through the physical world.