Jupiter – the King of the Gods, the largest planet in our solar system. Everything about it is bigger than life. In our natal astrological charts, Jupiter shows where we find meaning in life, the kind of belief systems we formulate, and the pathways that will give us the abundance and opportunities to keep expanding. Known traditionally as the “greater benefic,” Jupiter’s effects are to expand our experiences, our knowledge and our understanding.
Jupiter also represents the search for truth – our own personal truth. The truth that makes sense to us, our theology, and when we find others that share that truth, our religion. Our philosophy of life. In the process of finding this truth we seek to expand the limits of our knowledge through higher education, discovery of other cultures and foreign countries, and the higher knowledge that expands our inner consciousness.
The astrological sign of Scorpio represents Truth with a capital “T” – the Truth that is gritty and real and supersedes our own ideas of what is true. Jupiter stays in a sign for about a year and has been in the sign of Libra since the fall of 2016 where it expanded cultural ideas of beauty and relationships. Jupiter will enter the deep water sign of Scorpio on October 10th 2017 and will remain there through November 8th 2018.
Scorpio is also associated with sexuality, emotional intensity, passions of all kinds, as well as the energetic undercurrents that reveal the secrets behind the areas of our lives that we usually keep hidden. Brutal honesty and direct confrontation are highlighted when dealing with the Scorpio influence – anything superficial or artificial is quickly penetrated with the Scorpionic laser eye for the Truth.
As Jupiter moves through Scorpio, we learn and understand that in order to heal, we have to cut out the fluff and focus on what really matters to us. Because Jupiter’s nature is extravagant, we must guard against “too much”. Moderation doesn’t come naturally to either Jupiter or Scorpio.
Jupiter not only likes to expand, but it also loves to learn, so when Jupiter is paired with Scorpio, we may be more interested and enthusiastic about deeper studies and meanings as well as all that is taboo, hidden or mysterious. There can be a stronger desire to solve problems and cut right to the chase.
While Jupiter is in Scorpio it will harmonize with its natural ally Neptune, facilitating the flow of consciousness expansion and increased awareness, and with Pluto, Scorpio’s modern ruler. Pluto helps to guide us into the Underworld where the great treasures can be found – not only the treasures of the psyche and the magic of the great philosophical mysteries, but also the very keys to unlocking the mystery of Self Knowledge. These influences will be especially strong in April-May 2018 and August-September 2018.
Scorpio is a Water sign. Water signs encompass feelings and emotions…and Jupiter in a Water sign teaches us to embrace our emotions – to understand them, go with our feelings, and express them on a social level. Jupiter in Scorpio encourages us to grow and expand emotionally and because Scorpio is focused and deep, it encourages us to develop intimacy with ourselves and others.
The higher vibration of Jupiter looks for perspective. Jupiter’s perspective isn’t a detached, analytical or detailed look at any given situation, but an overview…a look at the “big picture”. With Jupiter, ideally, we can rise above pettiness, mundane concerns and inconveniences.
Where Jupiter is currently transiting in your own chart is where you are inclined to find your “joy” at this stage of your development.This area of your life expands and improves in some manner. There is also a need for new tools to develop these areas of life. In order to develop we need to pursue our goals with confidence and optimism, without going overboard.
This can be a powerful time for healing, improving and transformation. We are not interested in band-aid fixes, and we are more willing than usual to enter into a crisis so that we can effect change. Middle of the road is no longer attractive to us at this time.