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Jupiter in Aries ~ June 6, 2010 to June 4, 2011

After staying in Pisces for five months and spending those last few weeks hanging out with Uranus in Pisces, Jupiter follows Uranus' lead and leaves mellow Pisces for enterprising Aries on June 6 at 1:50 a.m. EST (June 5 at 11:50 p.m. PST). Uranus entered Aries the previous week on May 27; Jupiter continues to lag just behind Uranus but a couple of days after Jupiter enters Aries, he catches up to Uranus. On June 8, Jupiter and Uranus will blend energies in Aries ... anything is a possibility, be open and adjust thoughts and words spoken to reflect what you want to manifest instead of you fear.

Jupiter retrogrades from July 23 to November 18 and returns to Pisces on September 9. Upon re-entry in Aries on January 22, 2011, he remains in Aries until June 4, 2011.

Just as Uranus' entrance into Aries activates the cardinal forces already in effect, Jupiter's entrance in Aries reinforces what Uranus began stimulating. In joining Uranus in Aries, Jupiter aids in completing the challenging square between Saturn (reality) and Pluto (empowerment), that first culminated in November 2009 and again January 2010, to form a Cardinal T-Square. That's two planets -- forward-thinking (Uranus) and expansive (Jupiter) -- in the pioneering sign of Aries weighing in against Saturn in objective Libra and Pluto in pragmatic Capricorn. wow! In addition to this Cardinal T-square, throughout June to August, a few other players will get in on the action as well, the Eclipsed Moon and Mars will each join this powerful cardinal force in their own timing. Although this energy climaxes this year, its impact is long lasting.

As I wrote in a previous Jupiter post,

Jupiter represents good luck, joy, expansion, opportunities, higher education, and personal growth through our interests, experience and spirituality. He also governs publishing, travel, foreigners and exposure to other cultures. At best, Jupiter brings a wealth of knowledge, understanding, growth, opportunities, as well as financial gains. At worst, overindulgent, excessive, wasteful and unable to get past "dreaming" of the possibilities.
And as I mentioned in my Uranus in Aries post,
Aries is the trailblazer of the zodiac. Aries energy is bold, individualistic, independent, enterprising and can be impulsive, pushy, abrasive, and bossy. It's an impatient energy that needs to constantly be in a dynamic state -- gotta be moving, gotta be doing, gotta be making things happen. Aries represents the self, the ego, our volition, our potential.
Jupiter in Aries is the spark of optimism needed to push through despite mountains to climb. He blesses us with opportunities that will help support our endeavors. It is our job to be aware of doors or windows opening. Opportunities may not come in the package we expect them to or hope for them to. They may not even come from the sources or people we think they might. We can all benefit from Jupiter by expanding our minds, our expectations, our perceptions to break past whatever metaphorical boundaries limit us from what's truly possible.

Jupiter has been trailing Uranus for weeks and he finally catches up to Uranus on June 8. Their conjunction (blending of energies) is explosive, optimistic, radical, forceful and impulsive. It's a raw, active, instinctive kind of energy. Energy is neither good nor bad; it's how we use the energy, how we react to it that gives the result of good or bad or easy or challenging or exciting or dreadful. Let's make things happen. New exciting things that foster growth and benefit the self and, by extension, others around us.

We can all benefit from Jupiter's blessings in Aries. Early born cardinal sun signs or those with natal planets/house angles in the very early degrees of cardinal signs may feel the affects of Jupiter's transit in Aries this year. Those with natal Jupiter in Aries between zero and 3 degrees may be going through their Jupiter Return, as well. A Jupiter Return occurs approximately every 12 years, when Jupiter returns to the same sign and degree he was in at the time of our birth and usually coincides with major life changes as a new 12-year cycle of personal growth and expansion begins. The year of Jupiter's return offers blessings, favor and opportunities for gaining experience, wisdom, as well as financial gains.

For me, as an early-born Cancer, Jupiter will come close to square my Sun but won't perfect until next year. The cardinal crosses and t-square this year falls on my angular houses (10th=career/goals; 4th=home/family; 7th=partnerships; 1st=self/potential) and with transiting Pluto oppose my Sun while transiting Saturn and Uranus square my Sun. All the while, Neptune squares my Neptune. It's an exciting, scary year of possibilities. It's my job to make sure that the 'possibilities' are ones that benefit me. It will not be an easy process. Nor will I not make mistakes on this journey, but being mindful of thinking and speaking words that reflect what I want to manifest versus what I fear or am having difficulty with, should keep me on the path I need to be in. It's easy to veer off when life happens and a curve ball or two or three are thrown my way. When the curve ball happens to be shiny and pleasant, it's even easier to take detours. The key to managing and making the most of this cardinal energy climaxing is to know what I want to work towards. Having a goal to focus on, while I handle all that comes at me, lets me deal with the unexpected without losing sight of the prize. And if I find myself straying, I can assess if this detour is something I want to do because my goals have changed? hmm... It's possible, my Mercury is in Gemini and conjunct my Midheaven :)

How might Jupiter's transit in Aries influence in your life? Look to the Aries-ruled house/s in your birth chart. Match the sign with the house cusps on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Aries zodiac sign on your birth chart click here for an explanation of Jupiter transiting those solar and/or natal houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and/or Rising Sign below then click here for an explanation of Jupiter transiting those solar and/or natal houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries Rising ~ 1st House
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 12th House
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 11th House
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 10th House
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 9th House
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 8th House
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 7th House
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 6th House
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 5th House
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 4th House
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 3rd House
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 2nd House
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required.

I am also available for customized readings tailored to your needs. Are you celebrating a birthday? Have natal planets in early signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn? or Are you going through your Jupiter Return this year? Schedule your session for a Solar Return (birthdays), 3-Chart Reading (detailed natal & overall outlook for the next 12 months), Jupiter Return/Transit or request a quote for a more customized reading tailored to your needs. Or why not give a loved one the gift of insight?

Have a question? Ask me here. Or maybe hop over to the AstroCreeps and TarotFreaks Forum* to join in or start a discussion.

What significance do planets, signs, and houses have in astrology? Planets have the function, the job to do. The style/manner they will use get that job done is defined by the zodiac sign they occupy. Where in our life the job gets done is determined by the house the planet occupies/transits. So, when Mars (aggression) is in Aries (bold), he is more assertive than when he is in Cancer (sensitive). When traveling through the 10th house (professional life), he may bring his confidence and motivation in matters relating to our career. While in the 11th house (friendships), we may be more inclined to having our social calendar packed with activities. Having the foresight for what may be coming up or receiving confirmation on what may be happening now are ways astrology can be beneficial ... as above, so below.

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Jupiter and Family - Image credit and copyright to Galileo Project, Voyager Project, JPL and NASA.

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