Jupiter and Pluto Moving Forward
Jupiter will be turning Direct on September 7th at 12 degrees 32 minutes of Capricorn. Pluto will turn Direct on September 8th at 28 degrees, 29 minutes of Sagittarius.
In astro-jargon Direct means moving ahead once again after a period of being Retrograde. Please see my article Mercury Appears To Be Flying Backwards for an explanation of the term retrograde.
Jupiter has been retrograde since May 9th, nearly four months. With this shift expect things to also shift for you in the arena that Jupiter is now impacting. Expansion, growth, reaching out to encompass more may be themes that now can become more external and more readily available to you. The other piece of good news is that Jupiter and Saturn are both working well together right now, so balanced growth is quite possible. Jupiter also represents the principles of faith and optimism, so wherever it is touching your life you can now be more fully blessed by this sense of grace.
Pluto has been retrograde since April 1st, a little over 5 months. This change in direction heralds huge shifts for everyone because Pluto will soon re-enter Capricorn at the end of November, and just stay there for over 17 years. A slow but steady transformative pressure will build and build in the sector of large-scale institutions and organizations collectively. Pluto will for each of us personally represent the force that compells us to break-down and rebuild our own hierarchial forms and structures.
Right now, however, just look at your own chart and examine more carefully where the sign of Capricorn falls. What area of your life experience needs both growth and a complete over-haul in terms of structure and organization? Capricorn is also long-standing traditions and a connection with lineage and one’s own ancestry. How can you bring the positive qualities of these themes more fully into your life? This is your chance to truly enlarge the scope of time-honored nourishing traditions while Jupiter moves quickly along this path for a few more months.
Finally, think EARTH. What can you do to sustain and nourish what sustains and nourishes you? Capricorn carries a tradition of life-support systems that need to be both renewable and sustainable. That’s how natural earth systems work, and that’s how we humans can participate as part of the “Great Green Movement” that wants to emerge on a very large-scale indeed. Jupiter and Pluto can help us all to push full-steam ahead!