Exuberant Jupiter entered the fiery sign of Leo back on July 17th. One of our sons was married in early August and his wedding epitomized some of the qualities of a newly fired up Jupiter. This Jupiter energy was conjoining both Sun and Mercury on their special day. He and his bride wanted everyone to have fun! They wanted their wedding to be truly celebratory and for the guests to be able to party on into the night with them. Here’s a line-up of some of their wedding’s features which Jupiter in Leo shares: ROMANTIC: The setting was right on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the Pacific Star Winery.
BRIGHT COLORS: Some of bridesmaids wore luscious salmon colored dresses, and the bouquets were a riot of colors. The sunset was unreal! —a giant red ball sinking into the dark Pacific.
RISKY: The gamble was that enough guests would come to this remote location with no easy route to get there. Winding coastal roads had warning signs of Tsunami locations along the way. Yet guests came from as far away as Minnesota and the Philippines.
GLAMOROUS: Even with the rustic setting the groom and his men wore tuxedos and the bride with her entourage was truly glamorous. I know of another wedding recently held in Sicily with a super elaborate theme. Guests had to travel from far distances with the requirement of ‘formal’ dress. The two people I know who made that journey bought their garb at thrift stores for a total of $11.00 and they were able to shuck them afterwards as they headed out for their own bicycling tour of Tuscany. This is proof that glamorous doesn’t have to equate with expensive!!
PERFORMING: Leo loves a good show and with Jupiter even more so. The bride’s family is a singing family and one sister sang a cappella during the ceremony while the entire family participated in karaoke singing during the after party. Our son’s sisters are both dancers and his youngest choreographed their first dance together which was a joy to watch.
BOUNTIFUL MERRIMENT: Wine tasting preceded the ceremony, then more wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres from both a Philippine and German chef preceded the fabulous meal. There was a photo booth with crazy mardi gras accessories to don at the reception and late into the night there was an enormous bonfire where children of all ages could roast s’mores.
BIG-HEARTED AND JOYFUL: The heart-felt desire of the couple was to bring everyone together in a special setting to celebrate their love. They hoped that most of the guests could also combine this with a short vacation. Our son wanted it to be a sort of ‘family reunion’ which doesn’t happen too often. Most of us drove there a day or so early and we had time to be together as an extended family. It truly WAS a vacation with a large deck spa, the cove to explore below our airbnb, not to mention the great towns of Mendocino and Fort Bragg to browse through. Much joy and love was shared by all. Isn’t that what weddings are all about? Well, Jupiter in Leo may want every day to be like that!
Of course this is not always possible as you all know. Life and the world at large isn’t just a picnic in the park.
Jupiter in Leo will also have its downside:
WATCH OUT FOR EXCESS AND EXTRAVAGANCE: Either too much of a good thing or extravagant waste can manifest with this passage. No doubt we’ll see this aplenty in the world of the super rich and dynastic people’s of the planet, but also watch for it in your own life and try to maintain your sense of proportion.
VANITY AND BIG EGOS: I always think of that book entitled ‘The Last Waltz of the Tyrants’ by Ramptha when this theme appears. Leo can be terribly autocratic and vain as we all know. Jupiter will just expand these tendencies in some. In your own self-awareness be vigilant for ego issues. We all have our own internal struggles with these traits. It’s easy to project onto others, but it’s sometimes hard work to see the mirror they reflect back to us.
RASH JUDGMENTS: Along with ego and egocentric posturing often come poor judgments and rash actions that lead to ever more suffering on this planet. The urge to be right at all costs. The urge to destroy all opposition. We see this on the world stage right now between nations, but it can easily be seen on smaller scales right in our own back yards. Caution is not a Jupiter in Leo tendency. Perhaps that is why we still need some of that Saturn in Scorpio to linger on a bit longer to curb the self-righteous passions in all of us which lead to rash behavior.
JUPITER IN LEO AT ITS BEST will bring vital faith and creative flair back into our lives. It will strengthen our enthusiasm and confidence to express ourselves with style. It may encourage us to play more, get physically active, and have more fun. Remember, we’re combining a Fire sign with a Fire planet. The real key to handling this type of fire is to stay centered in the heart rather than the head. If we’re motivated from a sense of love and faith we’ll be protected from the more shadowy elements of too much fire. The heart as an instrument of consciousness won’t allow us to lack empathy for others or forget that others also deserve their place in the sun. Generosity of spirit and tolerance for uniqueness and differences in others can elevate Jupiter in Leo to the nobility of spirit it aspires to.
Here’s the run-down of dates while Jupiter moves through Leo:
July 17th, 2014 to December 7th, 2014: Jupiter 0 degrees to 22 degrees Direct
December 8th, 2014 to April 7th, 2015: Jupiter Retrograde from 22 degrees back to 12 degrees.
April 8th, 2015 to August 12th, 2015: Jupiter moves Direct from 12 degrees to the end of the sign (29+ degrees).
PLEASE REVIEW AGAIN TRANSIT JUPITER THROUGH THE HOUSES
Transit Jupiter through the First House: You may now launch something new that has personal significance for you . I launched this blog when Jupiter was in my first house, for example. You may feel more confident, optimistic and up-beat during this time. You are entering a time of self-discovery and self-improvement. It is time to advance yourself! You may feel both blessed and protected as you begin your new cycle of personal growth. It’s a good time to draw benefits from others to yourself as well as to go out there and pursue your own interests. Yes, it’s a good time to travel, study something new, and expand your philosophy, just as it’s a good time to invest and even take some calculated risks.
Be also aware that you can gain weight because you may become over-indulgent. Watch your ego as well and be careful with over-exaggerating from an egoic place.
Transit Jupiter through the Second House: You may experience a greater sense of self-worth now as well as abundance in what you possess, including monetary gain. You may want to acquire certain possessions now, but be aware that you may be tempted to spend too much and become extravagant with your assets. Ordinarily, however, this is a happy period of your life where you feel blessed, secure, and protected by the physical realm. It’s a good time to actualize more fully what you truly value. If your values are highly spiritual, you’ll truly experience an increase in that sphere.
How you manage all of your resources is a theme, so pay attention and try not to mismanage your gifts and assets now.
Transit Jupiter through the Third House: What a great time period to increase all of your contacts with others, whether those in your immediate surroundings and neighborhood or in places like Facebook and other social net-working sites. Your relationships with siblings, cousins, and peers may be either enhanced or exaggerated if there are problems. Jupiter, however, may give you the grace to handle some of those problems through better communications.
It’s a great time to acquire new skills that become automatic once you’ve mastered the steps required to learn them. By the same token, if you train others in some field, you will really thrive now. Communications of all types are encouraged and possibly less subject to failures now. You’ll find yourself more mentally receptive, open, and even optimistic now. It’s a great time to shift your attitudes towards the positive with greater tolerance for other’s points of views as well.
Watch out, however, for bombast and verbose, loose-tongued rants and raves!
Transit Jupiter through the Fourth House: This is a wonderful year to improve your home life and personal inner world whether physically or emotionally. If you need a bigger, better home, what a great year to move forward with that goal. If you want to improve the land around your home by landscaping, growing a garden (Yes!), go for it. If you want more peace and privacy in your personal world, secure it. In fact, this is a good year to create more security for yourself and your family.
This is also considered a year when your personal life won’t cause problems in your professional life. You may want to have more gatherings in your home socially. In terms of your family life, happiness may increase, but if there are dysfunctions within the family they will also be exaggerated. Jupiter, however, symbolizes a support system to heal and clean those problematical areas up if you are willing to invest. It’s a good year for therapy.
Transit Jupiter through the Fifth House: This can be another great year for increasing your self-confidence and creative abilities. Your courage to just be yourself may blossom. When it comes to enjoyment and romance, this is a banner year. Of course, like all Jupiter times, you can over-do a good thing and then suffer the consequences when Jupiter moves into your 6th. Matters of the heart, however, are encouraged and supported primarily.
If you have children, they may very well flourish. You will certainly have opportunity to enjoy them now. If you are a teacher or work with children, this may be a very positive year. Outings, sports, entertainment, and performing at whatever level feels good are all encouraged.
So have some fun, take a few risks, and live it up! Just keep your judgment intact.
Transit Jupiter through the Sixth House: So you’ve had your fun in the 5th last year; now is the time to improve yourself and master any creative skill that may have been awakened. This is a good year for making gains in your work and daily routines, whether that includes exercise, diet, meditation, or work-related routines. Any new regimen that you want to start or improve will be supported.
If you are seeking new employment or better working conditions, this is a great time because you’ll feel a sense of fulfillment growing. You can take on more work as well. It’s a great year to start a new project or complete one already in process because there may be less stress involved. Of course you’ll want to watch your weight being careful with carbs, excess fats, and sweets.
Transit Jupiter through the Seventh House: You’ve just completed approximately six years of personal development and growth as Jupiter moved through the 1st through 6th houses. Now you’re ready to move up and out. It’s a year which will favor all your 1:1 encounters including your major personal partnership as well as any business or professional partnerships you are involved in. This is a bountiful and fruitful year for bringing in helpful people where there can be mutual exchanges. If you need good advisors such as lawyers, doctors, consultants, or counselors, this is a time to benefit from their advice. You’re going to feel socially optimistic and want to perhaps expand your sphere with others.
Jupiter types of people may enter your life now such as teachers, mentors, guides, or even people of means and wealth. You may also encounter people from other cultures, countries, and ethnicities.
If you are married or in a long-term partnership, this is a good year to improve your relationship. If you can’t grow together more, you may grow apart however. This includes business partnerships as well.
Transit Jupiter through the Eighth House: Growth now extends to a deeper level with partnerships into the realm of mergers and sharing of resources. You may see your partners benefit in some way during this year, or you benefit from their largesse of resources. For example, this is a good year to get a loan from a bank or financial institution, just as it is a good year to gain a grant, scholarship, or stipend. It’s a good year to make gains on your investments just as inheritances are favored now. Jupiter here favors most joint resources.
On an emotional level it’s an excellent time for improving your most intimate relationships increasing your tendency to be more open and even vulnerable in sexual and close bonded relationships. You may experience a richer connection with another opening you to the magic of true intimacy.
On a spiritual level all manner of occult teachings and the mysteries of life/death transformations may be opened by Jupiter’s teachings and experiences. Your values may go through powerful transformations as you move from the personal to the transpersonal and even universal now. Jupiter in this realm is considered powerful and fortunate.
Again, the admonishment of good judgment is called for in this natural house of Scorpio. You may also experience extremes and enormous upheavals if too drawn to powers in others or the universe which you aren’t strong enough to handle.
Transit Jupiter through the Ninth House: Ah, Jupiter is now back in its own realm/house. Travel, higher education, and expansion on so many levels are favored here for approximately one year. You can explore the outer world through long-distance travel with a true sense of adventure, but you can equally explore the inner realms through reading, studying, or spiritual practices such as meditation this year. This can be a great year for consciousness expansion.
If you want to write and publish you have tremendous support. If you are working on a major project, thesis, preparation for big career shifts, this year provides support to push on through. If you are a teacher this may be a banner year for you.
Of course you may just want to have adventures which are out-ward bound in nature or the world of sports. Jupiter brings success and fulfillment now for you.
Your world view could grow and expand this year encompassing much more than you ever dreamed of. The sky is no longer the limit here as outer space and inner space beckon with new worlds to be discovered.
Transit Jupiter through the Tenth House: Like the first house, this can be a year of major launching, but it is truly your public life that is being supported and expanded upon. Your profession, your career, your social status and reputation are all supported by the Jupiter effect. This could even be a year of fame for you! So go for it big-time.
You may experience rewards and awards for your accomplishments. You may gain a promotion. You may be favored by authority figures in your life. Certainly it is a good year to move forward with new ventures in your career or to make gains in what you are already involved with. The key is your own attitude towards your true calling. If you truly love what you are doing, you will be blessed inside no matter what is gained in the outer.
Just be aware that hubris and false pride which often accompany an inflated ego may also be present. Some with the Jupiter effect become even more overbearing, domineering, and arrogant during this passage. I doubt those of you reading this are in that category however.
The tenth house, like the fourth, has much to do with parents and parenting as well. So if there are issues needing support and attention with your parents or with you as a parent they may well be supported or exaggerated with Jupiter’s transit this year.
Transit Jupiter through the Eleventh House: This realm is often where you experience success or failure as a result of what has transpired in the tenth house. In general, Jupiter promises fulfillment of your goals and long-term ambitions once it arrives in this sphere. You may feel a deepening sense of satisfaction for a job well done even as you set your sight on new goals and distant horizons. This is the house of futures, and it’s time to dream big dreams for your own future now, or even those dreams that you participate in with your community and the world.
Certainly your circle of friends and colleagues may now enlarge and your may want to take advantage of these circles for they will benefit you in a variety of ways either for professional reasons, or simply to gain that feeling of belonging. This is a good year to be with others and participate in community. It is also a good year to help out in the world to make it a better place for future generations.
Transit Jupiter through the Twelfth House: This final arena before Jupiter once again enters the First house and a new beginning can be a time of completion in its twelve-year cycle around your personal wheel. Jupiter also classically rules Pisces and the twelfth house, so there is spiritual protection and potential rewards when it is here. If your spiritual life means a great deal to you, this is a wonderful time to immerse yourself in that realm. If you are helping others spiritually, you will only increase in that capacity.
This is a year to gain a sense of unity and wholeness with all of life if you are willing to become more introspective or contemplative. All aspects of mysticism are now supported and encouraged just as an increasing sense of empathy and compassion for all is encouraged as well.
Exploring more fully the subconscious realm through dream-work, trance-journeys, and even private journaling is enhanced by Jupiter during this year. You can certainly gain more insights into your inner-most nature as well as the archetypal world during this period. If you want to increase your intuitive abilities, this is also the right time to do so.
The pitfalls of Jupiter here are obviously exaggeration of these realms and becoming ungrounded. Especially dangerous would be the use of drugs when the urge to escape is stronger than the urge to gain deeper understanding. Use of psycho-tropic substances when used by a trained and skilled shamanic guide could be enlightening, however, under Jupiter’s grace here. The twelfth really is the most spiritual of all the houses, and if approached with the intention of gaining true spiritual growth the initiate will benefit greatly during this years sojourn prior to Jupiter’s passage over the Ascendant once again.