• Jupiter direct in TaurusJUPITER STATIONS DIRECT

    “Life doesn’t get much better than this.” – Stanford Wong

    Jupiter stations direct at 05°34’ Taurus (antiscion 24°26’ Leo), the same degree as the Lunar Eclipse in Taurus at 5°09’ on the 28th of October and will thus be activating the eclipse. This is what I wrote about the eclipse at the time:

    “This is the fourth and final eclipse of this year.

    The Moon is approaching a conjunction to Jupiter R and applying an opposition to Sun, Mercury and Mars. Our emotions (Moon) could be very entangled with holding on to our material comforts (Jupiter in Taurus) but the opposition to the threesome in Scorpio makes that option very debatable inviting us to question (Mercury in Scorpio) our moral principles (Sun in Scorpio) before becoming completely obsessed by them and desire to act accordingly (Mars in Scorpio). Particularly so since Mars (in its own sign) is the dispositor of Sun and Mercury.”

    We have had an opportunity over the last four months to turn inwards and gain deeper insights into spiritual or philosophical issues since our wisdom will have flowed with more ease from the subconscious to the conscious self.  This was also an excellent period during which to seek out underlying beliefs concerning the current matters of the house where Jupiter is transiting in our natal chart. In this way we may come out of this retrograde period with an inner sense of wholeness and confidence in our future potentials and ideals.

    After a period of introspection now we should feel more confident and optimistic.

    Now is the time to contemplate innovative approaches about how we can separate ourselves from previous, personal opinions (or phobias) that have been stifling our inner growth. Perhaps we could also ask ourselves where and how we can make any necessary changes in the matters of the house that it is interested in the transit. For some of us life may have become less materialistic (Taurus) and more spiritual as our attention turned inwards.

    We associate Jupiter, the first of the “superior” or outer planets (affecting the collective rather than the personal) with growth, expansion and luck which, if exaggerated, can also lead to greed and dissatisfaction in some cases, making us believe that the grass is greener elsewhere and so prompting us to explore further.

    Since Jupiter is the ruler of the traditional 9th (Sagittarius) and the 12th houses (Pisces which he co-rules with the modern ruler Neptune), the axes involved in the traditional zodiac are between the 9-3rd and the 12-6th houses. The 9-3rd axis highlights our awareness of the process of integration and understanding of our ideas and thoughts (3rd) in relationship to their usefulness in our worldly philosophy (9th) and the 12-6th axis wants our soul (12th) to recognize our body (6th) as a vehicle.

    Jupiter represents, among many other things, foreign travel, ideals, teaching, learning, legal matters, religion, the clergy, indigo-violet-purple colours, the hips, thighs and liver.

    The last time Jupiter was in Taurus was from 4th June 2011 to 11th June 2012.

    what was happening then in your life?

    The Sabian symbol for 6° Taurus: “Cantilever bridge across a deep gorge.” Indicating the conquest of separativeness through group cooperation.

    For 25° Leo: “A large camel is seen crossing a vast and forbidding desert.” Indicating self-sufficiency in the face of a long and exhausting journey.

    “I looked outside to see what I could make the world give me, instead of looking inside to see what was there.”  Bell Livingstone


    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp 74, 146, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

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