• “Courage is knowing what not to fear.” Plato

    After a four-month long retrograde period, Jupiter finally stations direct at 17°24’ Capricorn (antiscion 12°36’ Sagittarius). There are still 5 planets in apparent retrograde motion however (Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto).

    Over the last four months we will have had an opportunity to get back in touch with our inner self as a cautious optimism about future events gradually invaded us, more at an interior level rather than an exterior one.

    Peer pressure may have fallen short of its mark and have been perceived as a nuisance rather than an invitation to do better. This was also not the best time to have finalised legal or financial deals since our judgement could have been faulty.

    Jupiter is in its fall in Capricorn so during its previous direct motion we may have already experienced a sense of repressed or curtailed freedom where fear of the truth or of knowing too much could have been very present in our lives, this effect may again be felt on a personal level as the result of mundane events over which we have little or no control. It’s certainly not a transit conducive to risk-taking of any kind. Goodwill could once again become very selective during this transit as we each search to protect our own rather than meet the adversary half-way.

    On the plus side there could also once more be a big take on responsibility, duty and integrity with Jupiter in the sign of the sea-goat since a basic belief in tradition, hierarchy and Establishment is still underlying and adds a conservative nuance to the entire transit. Other positive traits could include having the ambition to get to the truth despite all and being honest enough to abide by the truth.

    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.

    On its way to Aquarius, Jupiter will make the third and last conjunction with Pluto on the 12th of November and conjoin Saturn at 0° 27’ Aquarius on the 21st of December.

    The Sabian symbol for 18° Capricorn: “The Union Jack flies from a British warship.” Indicating the protection afforded to individuals and groups by powerful institutions in charge of maintaining order.

    For the antiscion point at 13° Sagittarius: “A widow’s past is brought to light.” Indicating the karma of past actions as it affects opportunities presented by a new cycle.

    “Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.” Tacitus


    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp 217, 240, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

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