Big planet Jupiter is on the move today, October 10, 2017 as it leaves behind the air sign, Libra and enters the water sign, Scorpio, where it remains until November 8, 2018.
Jupiter entered Libra in September 2016 and promised a lot, as Libra is the sign of equality, balance, relationships, style and beauty. However, Jupiter also had to encounter the outer-planet duo, Uranus and Pluto, and if anything, it seems to have been a year of imbalance and clashes rather than harmony.
Jupiter Enters Scorpio
Jupiter’s move into a new sign is always a big deal because Jupiter is the best planet in astrology, i.e. it’s associated with opportunity, good fortune, expansion and growth.
Scorpio is the sign that rules all things taboo, the dark side of life, such as sex, big money, death & rebirth. It’s the sign most closely associated with power, the psyche and self-transformation.
Will this be a positive transit for Jupiter as it dives deep into the waters of Scorpio? Let’s explore.
Firstly, Jupiter expands what it touches. In addition, Jupiter has a protective influence, and is linked to joy, through the word ‘jovial’, i.e. derived from the god Jove, Jupiter’s other name.
Secondly, Scorpio often gets a bad press because it represents taboo issues and all things hidden. Scorpio is the sign of fixed (mode) water (element), and even the phrase ‘deep water’ has connotations of getting into trouble. Scorpio is, however, the sign of transformation and regeneration. As a Scorpio myself, I’m hoping this transit will be powerful.
For example, I posted an article on Facebook this week stating that next year will be the most sex-positive Oscars ever, because all the front-runners have sex as their theme. The last line in the article was most telling, as it said that in the case of the movies mentioned,”sex itself is a source of comfort and joy and strength”.
The words comfort, joy and strength can all be attributed to the positive nature of Jupiter, and Jupiter’s move into Scorpio may well be inspiring, revealing and incredibly passionate.
This present-day article is already highlighting that there is the potential to enjoy Scorpio themes and to embrace them fully.
It really depends whether you fear delving into the dark or whether you are willing to go deep to discover what hidden reaches may lie beneath the surface of life.
Note the following dates which could help reveal more about what this Jupiter transit means for you. These are the dates when Jupiter connects with the personal faster- moving planets. They are:
- October 18, 2017: Mercury (communication/mind) conjunct Jupiter (1 degree Scorpio)
- October 26, 2017: Sun (self/vitality) conjunct Jupiter (3 degrees Scorpio)
- November 13, 2017: Venus (love/money) conjunct Jupiter (7 degrees Scorpio)
- January 7, 2018: Mars (action/passion) conjunct Jupiter (18 degrees Scorpio)
The personal planet conjunctions to Jupiter take place usually once a year, and the Sun/Jupiter conjunction in particular is often considered one of the luckiest dates of the year. Will they bring you Jupiter’s bounty?
In addition, Jupiter in Scorpio makes only positive planetary aspects to the outer planets in 2017/2018, which is very different from last year’s transit when Jupiter was in Libra. Here are those dates for you:
- Jupiter trine Neptune: December 3, 2017 – May 25, 2018 – August 19, 2018
- Jupiter sextile Pluto: January 16, 2018 – April 14, 2018 – September 12, 2018
Jupiter and Neptune together signal a return to the emotional realm as these two big planets connect in the water signs, Scorpio and Pisces. At its best, this is boundless compassion and a deep level of caring, kindness and goodwill. Charitable concerns and fund-raising events could take off big-time.
Go deep sea diving and lose yourself in the realm of the imagination. Use this divine planetary influence to tap into your creative source through art, poetry, music, play and your spiritual source through prayer, meditation, connection. Take a swim in the ocean of life and make room for everyone.
Pluto is co-ruler of Scorpio, so when Jupiter and Pluto get together, this is a double dose of Scorpio energy. At its best, this combination has the potential to be transformational and change lives. Scorpio is the sign of regeneration so expect new developments in recycling and turning what’s old into something new.
Money is Scorpio’s domain and Jupiter and Pluto together signify hidden riches. This may highlight issues around money and the world’s wealth. Whether this favours the distribution of wealth, or amassing wealth for personal gain remains to be seen.
Psychology, therapy, healing and psychic skills are all ruled by Scorpio and its link to the subconscious and Jupiter and Pluto together will expand these areas of life.
It’s how power is used that is the key to understanding Scorpio. You can take a journey into the underworld for transformational purposes or you can be lead astray by corruption and the darkness in life.
Jupiter In Scorpio
Here are the dates for the last four Jupiter in Scorpio transits. Think back to what these years brought you and what issues were highlighted. The Jupiter in Scorpio transit takes place approximately once every 12 years:
- October 2005 – November 2006
- November 1993 – December 1994
- November 1981 – December 1982
- December 1969 – January 1971
What Will This Mean For You?
Finally, what will this mean for you? Here’s a quick guide to Jupiter’s transit through Scorpio for each of the 12 star signs:
Scorpio: Jupiter is in your 1st house ruling your physical body, your personal goals and ambitions. The spotlight’s on you when Jupiter’s in Scorpio giving you the feel-good factor and doubling your luck. Embrace new experiences, be adventurous and say Yes to life.
Sagittarius: 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.
Capricorn: 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.
Aquarius: 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.
Pisces: 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 in depth.
Aries: 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.
Taurus: 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.
Gemini: 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, savour the slow life.
Cancer: 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 music festival.
Leo: 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.
Virgo: Jupiter is in your 3rd house ruling communication, siblings, neighbours and your local community. An ideal time to launch a website, tell stories, holiday or celebrate with brothers, sisters or people who live close by, join your neighbourhood watch scheme, update your mode of communication or transport.
Libra: 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.
Please do feel free to comment below, especially if significant events occur during this ingress of Jupiter into Scorpio – October 10 2017 – and on the dates when Jupiter connects with the personal planets – see above.
In the meantime, I’m off to practise my deep sea diving!