7.28.21 – Jupiter back in Aquarius, and a burst of energy Mars at 29 degrees

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I wrote about Jupiter retrograding back into Aquarius a few days ago and you can catch up here if you missed it. When Jupiter is retrograde (as we observe its motion from Earth) we tend to look backwards at lost opportunities, or else we are forced to retrace our steps in order to achieve the expansion which Jupiter always urges. We’re certainly seeing this in the world today as the expansion of the Delta variant begins to see a backsliding of the opening up of the world that everyone was hoping for.  And this comes in the midst of the social disruption created by the Saturn/Uranus square: Compression (Saturn) vs Radical Release (Uranus).  This is a good time to look back and reassess any areas that may be holding you back from new opportunities and an expanded future so that when Jupiter turns direct in December you’ll be ready!

The Moon enters Aries today for a fiery burst of energy, both physical and mental.  Mars, the fire planet, is at the critical (aka anaretic) degree (29) of Leo where it can be most potent – like the finale in a fireworks show, at 29 degrees Mars will sometimes burn off any energy it has remaining in a sign before moving on to the next.  This is all happening in Leo, the sign which focuses on personal satisfaction so this will be highlighted until tomorrow when Mars settles down in Virgo. ❤️

by Lynn Hayes

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7.26.21 – Higher intelligence is at work today, and Jupiter back in Aquarius this week

art by Kim Dreyer

Some of you may remember that Jupiter and Saturn conjoined in Aquarius back in December, marking a shift from the compression of last year’s Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn to a new energy of breakthroughs and resistance to control.  That energy shift led to the square of Saturn to Uranus in February 2021 which as I keep saying is the story of 2021 – the urge to throw off the shackles of repression and create something new and exhilarating.  Saturn and Uranus are the co-rulers of Aquarius, so Saturn IN Aquarius, squaring Uranus, is a double whammy of conflict between the old ways (Saturn) and the new (Uranus).

Jupiter moved into Pisces back in May, but then turned retrograde and is now shifting back into Aquarius on July 29th where it will spend the rest of the year amplifying the conflict over social control and urging the renewal of a search for a new type of meaning in life – one that is more individualistic and less dependent on the mores of society at large.

Today Mercury, in the sign of Cancer where feelings dominate our thoughts, harmonizes in a trine to the asteroid Pallas, goddess of divine intelligence.  Pallas is in Pisces, where this divine wisdom emerges from our instincts and intuition rather than logic, so this is the perfect day to let your intuition and inner voice do the talking.  The Moon is also in Pisces, fresh off a conjunction to Jupiter early this morning, expanding the call of the soul to create and unwind the mundanity of our lives so that we can experience more magic, even if only for a day or so. ❤️

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12.19.20. Jupiter enters Aquarius, 2020-2021

art by Lily Seidel

Jupiter enters Aquarius on December 19, 2020 for the first time since January of 2009 and after a year of a stellium in Capricorn, the sign of hardship and mastery of the material world, astrologically-minded folk are celebrating. After all, Jupiter is said to be in its fall in Capricorn where the natural buoyancy and optimism of Jupiter must be compressed into the practical goals and strategies of Capricorn.  In the air sign of Aquarius, Jupiter’s boundless enthusiasm and positivity is more likely to enjoy free reign.

Jupiter and Saturn are considered “social” planets – unlike Mercury, Venus and Mars which deal primarily with the personality and the lens through which we see the world, Jupiter and Saturn describe the way we interact with the world around us.  Jupiter is expansive and reveals the ways in which we develop our philosophies about life through exploring shared traditions and ideas – it helps us to reach beyond the limits of our own ideas to keep learning and growing.  Jupiter also shows what we need in order to feel abundant and prosperous and what we might need to do in order to achieve this. Saturn, on the other hand, is restrictive and shows where we feel insecure or not good enough and where we may experience hardships so that we can become stronger through endurance, and more successful in the material world through hard work and discipline.

As Jupiter traverses the signs of the zodiac (approximately once a year), it helps us to open the doorways symbolized by those signs.  As Jupiter moved through Capricorn between December 2019 and December 20, it was conjunct Saturn, Capricorn’s ruler, for much of the year and […]

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By |2020-12-19T08:44:49-05:00December 19th, 2020|Planetary cycles|2 Comments

Jupiter in Aquarius

I’m behind on several writing projects, including January’s Skywatch and an article on Jupiter’s upcoming entry into Aquarius which will take place on January 17. Jupiter changes signs every year or so, and while in Aquarius it will team up with Chiron and Neptune which ought to really be interesting and make for some major changes of consciousness!  But more on that later.  Meanwhile,  Kathryn Cassidy has written a nice piece on Jupiter in Aquarius, so I thought I’d share this while I’m getting my act together this weekend:

Jupiter in Aquarius is the one to watch this year as it correlates to a Jupiter/Uranus conjunction and this is one of the most unpredictable, life-changing mergers in the astrological pantheon. It’s the placement of the extraordinary, the radical, the revolutionary, the miraculous and the unbelievable – in both the positive and negative sense of the words.

The last time Jupiter was in Aquarius we saw all these adjectives put to use. The year was 1997 and it was simply unbelievable that Diana, Princess of Wales should be killed in a car crash; so totally unexpected a fate at that time in her life that we were all left reeling. A mass (AQ) outpouring of grief at her death (JU) united people across the globe. We were also shocked by the shooting of Gianni Versace in Miami.

It was in 1997 that Tony Blair stormed into power with his ‘New Labour’. This was an extraordinary defeat for the Conservatives and changed the face of Britain overnight. Meanwhile in the White House the words ‘unbelievable’ and ‘I’m shocked’ were undoubtedly being well used as rumours were swirling about the inappropriate relationship of the President, Bill Clinton with an intern called Monica Lewinsky*.

The Internet began its meteoric rise to world dominance and […]

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