- Jupiter Sagittarius square Neptune Pisces – June 16, 2019 (16:22 GMT+1)
- Neptune turns retrograde [18 Pisces 43] – June 21, 2019 (15:35 GMT+1)
One of the major planetary aspects of 2019 kicks in again this weekend. This combines expansive Jupiter with boundless Neptune, co-rulers of star sign Pisces. Plus, Neptune is currently turning retrograde, so this mid-year connection is especially strong.
Jupiter is God of the Sky and represents expansion, opportunity and foreign connections, while Neptune is God of the Sea, a cosmic, illusionary and dreamlike planet. These two planets first came together on January 13, 2019 and reconnect on September 21, 2019.
Jupiter & Neptune
The fact that both planets are in their signs of rulership is important as they are currently a strong influence. Jupiter in Sagittarius is the traveller, the explorer and can channel its expansive nature into beliefs, learning and wide open spaces.
This is an ideal planet/sign placing for big-picture thinking, vision and quests. Fire signs, like Sagittarius, bring passion and joy into the world. They are spontaneous and optimistic.
Neptune’s domain is the world of escapism which includes poetry, music and art; love; drink and drugs; spirituality and mysticism. Pisces is a sensitive, empathic, dreamer star sign, sometimes impractical and gullible. Neptune’s world is glamour and inspiration, based on fantasy rather than reality.
Hope & Faith
Put the two together and this combination sweeps you along on a wave of euphoria, it’s boundless enthusiasm. Anything is possible when Jupiter and Neptune combine forces.
At its best, you have a vision to go beyond what’s possible and/or a huge capacity to care for others and that includes everyone, whatever their creed, race or background. You want to see the world, save the world or sail the seven seas. Jupiter and Neptune working together combine hope with faith.
Obviously, there is a flip side to the square aspect because this combination can also be overblown, out of control, unrealistic and away with the fairies. As Neptune rules the dream world, expect your night-time dreams to be especially weird and wonderful.
The Saturn Factor
There is a mitigating factor which reins in this gorgeous yet boundless wave of enthusiasm and optimism. This is Saturn in Capricorn, also in its sign of rulership, linking both planets. During this mid-year connection, it’s super close:
- Jupiter Sagittarius semi-sextile Saturn Capricorn – June 14, 2019 (17:28 GMT+1)
- Saturn Capricorn sextile Neptune Pisces – June 18, 2019 (12:47 GMT+1)
Saturn in Capricorn is the practical realist, who works out what it takes to climb the mountain in front of you. Big journeys require food and minimalist packing alongside trust, hope and faith. Saturn’s already on the case. He’s working out the budget in advance, setting up the safe base & strengthening those foundations.
When I was thinking about this extraordinary astrology, I came across a statement by the late, great Jonathan Cainer. Jonathan (b. Dec 18, 1957) was an inspired astrologer, with the Sun and Saturn in Sagittarius. Also, he was born on a Jupiter-Neptune conjunction, so he’s the perfect spokesperson for this current wave of astrology. Here’s what he said:
Hope can give us strength, yet it can also cause us to be weak. When we hold on to a reasonable hope, we find courage to proceed through difficult territory. When we hold onto unreasonable, far-fetched or wildly optimistic hope, we can end up dwelling for too long in a place we ought to leave.
How fitting for our current trio of planets, Jupiter, Neptune and Saturn working hand-in-hand. Wise words to bear in mind as you navigate your way through this week’s exciting astrology.
Take a big leap, have hope and faith but keep it real.