On the 13th of January Jupiter will form a square aspect to Neptune at 15° (Sagittarius-Pisces). This is the final square before the conjunction of the two planets that will occur at 24° Pisces on the 22nd April 2022. A Jupiter-Neptune conjunction takes place approximately every 13 years.
Both planets are in their home signs, doubly so, since Jupiter is also the traditional ruler of Pisces, Neptune being assigned as its co-ruler several years after its discovery in 1846.
The square is an aspect of tension and often manifests as an achievement coming from frustration thus forcing us into new areas and modes of action which we have not previously explored.
Both Jupiter and Neptune are at ease with all that is boundary-less and both have an innate sense for all that is intangible.
The square involves the 9-12th houses of the traditional zodiac, these two houses are both of an expansive nature but differ in their manifestation: the 9th house and Sagittarius is about understanding how beliefs and understanding about basic patterns and principles can lead to greater knowledge, the 12th house and Pisces is about the unfathomable and the unknown with the Jupiter ruler-ship adding even more expansion to these principles whilst the Neptune part adds the outer-worldly dreaminess. Thus Jupiter wants to scale new heights whilst Neptune is not only inspired by the heights but also mesmerized by the depths where happiness and sadness, ecstasy and pain are intimately mingled.
In real life, this square could hint that freedom often lies in escape of some form and this in turn could lead to big disappointments with every dream and fantasy becoming a bubble ready to burst. It could also manifest however in the highest form of happiness with the apparent good luck of having found the meaning of life through some form of mystic experience since the veils between worlds becomes very thin where Neptune is involved.
Does this square touch any planets or angles in your chart? Neptune will be on my North Lunar Node at 15° but I’m already spaced out by nature so maybe I won’t notice it too much!