Jupiter – the King of the Gods, the largest planet in our solar system. Everything about it is bigger than life. In our natal astrological charts, Jupiter shows where we find meaning in life, the kind of belief systems we formulate, and the pathways that will give us the abundance and opportunities to keep expanding. Known traditionally as the “greater benefit,” Jupiter’s influence is generally favorable and offers us confidence and optimism and a desire for growth and expansion.
(Astrology geeks: details of planetary movements can be found at the bottom of the page) Jupiter also represents the search for truth – our own personal truth. The truth that makes sense to us, our theology, and when we find others that share that truth, our religion. Our philosophy of life. In the process of finding this truth we seek to expand the limits of our knowledge through higher education, the discovery of other cultures and foreign countries, and the higher knowledge that expands our inner consciousness.
The astrological sign of Scorpio represents Truth with a capital “T” – the Truth that is gritty and real and supersedes our own ideas of what is true. Jupiter stays in a sign for about a year and has been in the sign of Libra since the fall of 2016 where it expanded cultural ideas of beauty and relationships. Jupiter will enter the deep water sign of Scorpio on October 10th 2017 and will remain there through November 8th, 2018.
Scorpio is also associated with sexuality, emotional intensity, passions of all kinds, as well as the energetic undercurrents that reveal the secrets behind the areas of our lives that we usually keep hidden. Brutal honesty and direct confrontation are highlighted when dealing with the Scorpio influence – anything superficial or artificial is quickly penetrated with the Scorpionic laser eye for the Truth.
While Jupiter passes through Scorpio, our attention will be drawn into the mysteries of the unknown, the realm of Scorpio, as Jupiter inspires us to expand our knowledge (Jupiter) of the secrets that lead us towards the ultimate Truth. Psychological discoveries, occult secrets, ancient mysteries and lost civilizations, issues of sex and death – all of these things will emerge into the light of day to encourage greater understanding.
While Jupiter is in Scorpio it will harmonize with its natural ally Neptune, facilitating the flow of consciousness expansion and increased awareness, and with Pluto, Scorpio’s modern ruler. Pluto helps to guide us into the Underworld where the great treasures can be found – not only the treasures of the psyche and the magic of the great philosophical mysteries but also the very keys to unlocking the mystery of Self-Knowledge. These influences will be especially strong in April-May 2018 and August-September 2018.
Geeky astrological details: Jupiter will trine Neptune on December 2, 2017, May 25, 2018, and August 8, 2018, and will sextile Pluto on January 1, 2018, April 2018 and September 2018. Thanks to Martin Bulgerin for his helpful Big Aspects site.