Considered the best planet in astrology, Jupiter takes 12 years to circuit the zodiac spending approximately one year in each star sign. On Friday 9th September 2016, Jupiter leaves the earth sign Virgo and enters the air sign Libra where it remains until October 10th 2017.
This is good news for different reasons. Firstly, Jupiter is in its sign of detriment in Virgo where it’s been since August 11th 2015. Jupiter is the planet which represents opportunity and growth, it wants to soar high, experience joy in life, take risks, be expansive. In Virgo, Jupiter is the God of small things, brilliant for attention to detail but with its wings clipped.
Jupiter in Libra is a different feel altogether. The fact that Jupiter is moving into an air sign is promising for starters. Jupiter can reach out, make connections, network, be sociable.
In addition, this is a significant move away from the mutable, i.e. changeable signs which have dominated the planetary placings of late towards cardinal air. Cardinal signs are the leaders of the zodiac, they want action and are keen to get the party started.
If there’s been too much vacillating of late, dithering, anxiety & worry in your life, strike out and do something special. Say Yes to possibility and adopt a positive attitude to life on the day Jupiter enters Libra.
So what else will Jupiter in Libra bring your way over the next 13 months?
Libra, Love & Relationships
Libra is the sign which rules partnership and relating so this is going to be a big year for relationship. Jupiter doesn’t do things by halves and this is the Mr Nice Guy combination of the heavens. Trying to keep everyone happy might be a tall order but striving for equality and fairness is a worthy Jupiter Libra relationship goal.
Conscious uncoupling will be positively mainstream by the time Jupiter has spent a year in Libra and the sign of relationships. Issues around gender and equality will be foreground.
Libra, Style & Etiquette
This is also where you find the peacock showing off its finery. Jupiter is extrovert and Libra rules art and beauty so this is a stylish and sophisticated combination. Expect the fashion and design industries to excel whilst Jupiter’s in Libra and it’s potentially good news for architects, the beauty industries and relationship counsellors.
Fine dining will make a comeback in place of TV dinners and social etiquette and good manners will be revered by all.
Jupiter in Libra seeks out peace and harmony and desires balance and fairness in the world. It’s a tall order but there will be some stand-out examples, especially involving Sun Libra individuals who will be leading the way.
Plus, some judges, diplomats and legal professionals will be admired for their big-hearted actions as Libra’s zodiac symbol is the scales of justice and Jupiter rules the law. Here’s hoping.
These are the areas of your life which will be boosted by Jupiter’s move into the graceful sign of Libra:
Aries: Jupiter is in your 7th house ruling your 1-to-1 relationships. An ideal time to fall in love, propose or be proposed to, play the field and become a dating superstar, let go of a love that restricts you, employ a personal trainer, life coach or find your ideal business partner.
Taurus: Jupiter is in your 6th house ruling work, your routine, service and your health. An ideal time to change the 9-to-5 so you free up your time, apply for a job, join a volunteer agency, boost your health and fitness, waft sensually through life.
Gemini: Jupiter is in your 5th house ruling children, your creativity, entertainment, love affairs and fun. An ideal time to give birth, get pregnant, work with children, write your masterpiece, explore your creativity, have an affair, become a socialite, buy tickets for a festival.
Cancer: Jupiter is in your 4th house ruling your home, family, your past and where you come from. An ideal time to move home, expand where you live, make a journey into your past, celebrate with family and find your clan.
Leo: Jupiter is in your 3rd house ruling communication, siblings, neighbours and your local community. An ideal time to launch a website, tell stories, catch up with brothers, sisters or people who live close by, join your Neighbourhood Watch scheme, update your mode of communication or transport.
Virgo: Jupiter is in your 2nd house ruling money, personal possessions and what you value in life. An ideal time to earn more money, play with your investments, think ‘less is more’ and de-clutter your possessions, show your charitable or philanthropic side.
Libra: Jupiter is in your 1st house ruling your physical body, your personal goals and ambitions. The spotlight’s on you when Jupiter’s in Libra giving you the feel-good factor and doubling your luck. Embrace new experiences, be adventurous and say Yes to life.
Scorpio: Jupiter is in your 12th house ruling retreat and quiet times. An ideal time to develop your spiritual side, listen to your inner voice, learn meditation, yoga or go on a retreat. Let the inner journey begin. Be caring to your self and others.
Sagittarius: Jupiter is in your 11th house ruling friends, groups, social activities and concerns. An ideal time to connect with old and new friends alike, join a club, society or community project, do your bit for a humanitarian, environmental, political or social cause.
Capricorn: Jupiter is in your 10th house ruling your career, vocation, status and where you’re heading in life. An ideal time to change careers, ask for a payrise or go for a promotion, take a sabbatical, work abroad, gain new qualifications and pursue your dream in life.
Aquarius: Jupiter is in your 9th house ruling travel, study, philosophy and spirituality. An ideal time to broaden your horizons and remember that life is the journey and not the destination. Book the holiday of a lifetime, emigrate, sign up for a life-changing course, be open-minded and explore life to the full.
Pisces: Jupiter is in your 8th house ruling joint finances, sexuality and all that’s hidden or taboo. An ideal time to pray for what you most need in life, receive an inheritance, improve your financial portfolio, explore your sexuality, embrace celibacy, share resources and pool finances.