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Jupiter in Aquarius 2020-2021

Jupiter in Aquarius 2020-2021

- A Year of Expanding Our Ability to Contribute to A Larger Vision -

Today we take an in-depth new look at the qualities of Jupiter in Aquarius, since we can use them to great benefit during the next 12 months.

Jupiter will occupy Aquarius for the first time since January 2009-2010 beginning 5:07 am PST, 1:07 pm on December 19. Here the planet of expansion and new openings moves from the quest for personal power and effectiveness in the sign of its “fall” in Capricorn into the quest for contributing to a greater vision and more effective means of managing collective energies in Aquarius.

The year of envisioning organized power expressed through group action now gives way to a more altruistic, less materialistic view of a bigger picture. Capricorn has been about responsibility, self-discipline, and one’s sense of duty to self and the purpose one knows instinctively is true for us. Aquarius is about responsibility and self-discipline, but offered to a greater good within a broader impersonal view. Capricorn is about duty to self; Aquarius is about duty to society. It is the sign of the wise ruler who sees the whole and nobly serves the ideal.

Jupiter will move forward until it gets to 3 Pisces, going stationary retrograde in mid-June. After that it retrogrades back to 23 Aquarius, where it goes stationary direct in mid-October. From there Jupiter rockets forward through the rest of Aquarius until it re-enters Pisces on December 28/29, 2021.

So Jupiter races through Aquarius between now and May 13, and from that point only occupies the last few degrees of Aquarius between July 28 and December 28. That means Jupiter only spends two 5 month spans in Aquarius this coming year. That also means the first part of 2021 serves the vision which will become “indestructible records” beginning Summer 2021 and crystalized into permanent forms by 2023.

The good news is that the final two degrees of Aquarius is a “transfiguration zone” which has been triggered in huge ways between late January and mid-May 2020, so those who have “graduated into a new realm of being” should find their lives lifted on the wings of Spirit in 2021. Of particular importance are April 28 through May 13, July 29 through August 14, and December 17 through 29. Whatever opens in these periods will bring long term spiritual fulfillment in 2023.

Jupiter’s Qualities

So what’s the big deal about Jupiter entering Aquarius? First, let's revisit Jupiter's nature. Jupiter rules 2 signs. In other words, Jupiter finds its “home” in two signs, those being Sagittarius (Fire) and Pisces (Water). Those two signs offer us a glimpse of Jupiter's nature. We can learn a lot by examining how Jupiter functions in those two signs.

Jupiter was in Pisces from mid-January through early June 2010, and revisited that sign from early September 2010 through mid-January 2011. In Pisces, the water quality is emphasized, just as it was when Jupiter occupied Cancer from June 2013 through July 2014.

Before 2019, Jupiter last revealed its innate fire characteristics in 2007 when it was in it home sign of Sagittarius, and another type of Fire was expanded between June and September 2010, as well as January through June 2011 when it was in Aries. We got another dose of Jupiter in the Fire sign of Leo between July 2014 and August 2015.

Being a combination of Sagittarius and Pisces, Jupiter rules "the open sky" as well as "the vast depth." Jupiter symbolizes ever-expanding forms of Higher Truth as well as deep feelings we share with all other humans throughout time.

So Jupiter is both Fire and Water, and Mutable by nature. In watery Scorpio from late 2017 through late 2018, Jupiter was in its element in a sign which gave Jupiter more stability and sticking power, holding energy in a “cocoon” until it broke out and broke free in Sagittarius in 2019. That greater freedom led us to a year of Jupiter in Capricorn this past year.

Capricorn is not friendly for Jupiter, as it is the sign opposing Cancer where Jupiter finds “exaltation.” Capricorn is Jupiter’s “fall,” showing its energies are those of “least development” for Jupiter. While Jupiter does need some degree of practical discipline, Capricorn’s rules and duties are not good for Jupiter, as the planets needs “room to roam.”

Jupiter’s Recent Transits

While it no doubt benefited from the Earth practicality when it was in Taurus from June 2011-12, and expanded its view in Gemini from June 2012-2013, it again found itself in the friendly Water element of Cancer from late June 2013 through July 2014. Jupiter in the Fire sign of Leo was in a sign harmonious to its nature with the added benefit of the steadiness of being in a Fixed sign.

It then occupied Virgo from August 2015 through September 2016. Virgo is not a sign friendly to Jupiter, since it is opposite its home sign of Pisces. Virgo is the 7th sign from Pisces, and the 10th sign from Sagittarius. Thus Jupiter in Virgo externalized whatever began when Jupiter was in Pisces and was made concrete in Aries, and marked a point of fulfillment of the things set into motion when Jupiter was last in Sagittarius.

Jupiter in Libra between Sept 2016 and Oct 2017 was a sign both beneficial and stressful for Jupiter. Libra is the 8th sign from Pisces, and the 11th sign from Sagittarius. That helped us all re-calibrate and re-balance many things, and we all danced with ideals to be embraced. Jupiter liked watery Scorpio in 2018 where we either attracted or failed to attract the substance needed to fulfill these ideals.

Jupiter was in Sagittarius in 2019, which marked the end of the Sagittarian cycle which began in 2007 and began a new one. It also fulfilled the Jupiterian quest for a greater expression of its Pisces side. Capricorn is the 2nd sign from Sagittarius and the 11th sign from Pisces. The past year helped us get the structure for the Sag adventured promised in 2019, and fulfilled some “social reorganization” relative to its Pisces side.

In astrology, we can see a lot by which third of the zodiac a planet it transiting. The first third involve Aries through Cancer, the second third is Leo through Scorpio, and the third third is Sagittarius through Pisces.

The initial Fire of Aries starts a process that is secured in Taurus, explored in Gemini, and anchored in personal feelings in Cancer. Leo begins the second set of “4 elements in motion,” but in signs of interactivity with others. What begins in Leo finds significant form and function in Virgo, comes to see a greater ideal in Libra, and grounds and focuses the magnetism in Scorpio.

In Scorpio, Jupiter’s naturally expansive expression finishes that third of the process. What began as confidence and dramatic forms of expression learned in Leo, given a refinement and practical significance in Virgo, and refined and made pleasing in Libra is given power in Scorpio by the depth intensity of the search, or quest, for what is beyond form. In Scorpio adventurous Jupiter went into the unknown, seeking expansive power, expansive voids to fill, expansive ways to turn defeat into victory, and loss into gain, as preparation for future adventures in Sagittarius.

When Jupiter entered Sagittarius, we began the journey through the final third of zodiacal experience, where the fire of Sagittarius has been crafted into forms of personal power in Capricorn. This personal power naturally grow toward appropriate forms of the Aquarian ideal of the greatest good for the greatest number, before it enters the final sign of the zodiac, Pisces, which is Jupiter’s other home.

What the Greatest of the Great Say About Jupiter in Capricorn

Grant Lewi, in his masterwork Astrology For The Millions, says Jupiter in Aquarius sees opportunities related to “broad social, artistic, political matters,” where we must be realistic about the relationship of our principles to our capacities. He states that if we have the ability we can go far, seeing “opportunity in all manner of big public things,” and following “the free flow of (our) energies” will lead us to success. He says “noting is too big for you to envision,” and even if beyond our capabilities, we can still dream it, but also cautions us “to strive continuously to find the practical (if rough) methods” to anchor our visions in reality. He offers this is not a particularly self-interested position and requires continuous grounding so as not to chase “air castles.”

Marc Edmund Jones, in his masterwork Astrology: How and Why It Works, says Jupiter in Aquarius "indicates the development of a consciousness which is characteristically self-projecting, and sure in its response to ideas.” It is motivated by “the full approval for its efforts which it is able to gain from the established standards of life,” and “interested in a genuine self-quickening” where it finds “a constantly broadening experience.”

Jupiter’s Outer Planet Aspects in Aquarius

In 2020, Jupiter made very important aspects setting long wave cycles into motion. Jupiter conjuncted Pluto three times in 2020, all in late Capricorn. These will be in effect through 2032, after which Jupiter again conjuncts Pluto, but at 15 Aquarius, the Angel Point. At the December 2020 Solstice, Jupiter makes its fateful conjunction at 1 Aquarius with Saturn, creating the Grand Mutation ushering in a new 20 year Jupiter/Saturn cycle as well as a new 200 year era!

In January, Jupiter semisquares Neptune and squares Uranus. As these are both waning aspects, it represents the culmination phase of Jupiter’s cycles with each, set into motion by the conjunctions in 2009 with Neptune in Aquarius, and the conjunctions of 2010 with Uranus in late Pisces and early Aries. As Jupiter quickly moves through all of Aquarius, it will make many different aspects to the outer planets.

Its January square to Uranus moves into a binovile by late February and early March, and then to a quintile from April through July. They’re back in binovile from late August through late November, and back in quintile by December. Its January semisquare to Neptune becomes a novile by late January and early February, a decile (semi-quintile) in February, a semi-sextile in March, and then a series of minor aspects through the rest of the year. It makes a semi-sextile to Pluto in April and a decile from mid-May through late July., and then is semi-sextile for the rest of the year.

Mars-Jupiter Cycles and Aspects

Mars-Jupiter cycles are very important in how things activate in the world. The one we’re in now began when they made a conjunction in March 2020 at 23 Capricorn, with major friction at their waxing squares in late July through mid-August, and again when retrograde in October. The square will culminate from Taurus to Aquarius in mid-January.

Mars kicks off the Jupiter in Aquarius year at 22 Aries, and accelerates through the January square to a powerful biseptile in late February and early March. By mid-March Mars makes a serendipitous tredecile to Jupiter, and is in trine by late March lasting through all of April. Mars is sesquisquare Jupiter in mid-May, biquintile in late May and early June, and quincunx by mid-June, followed by the triseptile around June 18-23.

Mars opposes Jupiter from 30 Leo to 30 Aquarius in late July, and they’re in a waning triseptile by late August and early September. They’re in waning quincunx in early September, biquintile in mid-September, and sesquisquare in late September. Mars trines Jupiter for most of October, is in waning tredecile by early November, biseptile in mid-November, and waning square from late November through the first half of December. At the end of the year they again are binovile.

Jupiter Teaches Us to See the Bigger Picture in All Areas of Life

By examining the life areas of each house, we can see the progressive lessons Jupiter teaches us on a year-to-year basis. Since it takes about 11-12 years to make an entire circuit through all the signs, we can learn how the expansions and openings that happened when it crossed our Ascendant, Sun, or planets are related to what we learned in subsequent year periods about those life qualities.

Our natal Jupiter in its sign shows us where we naturally learn and embrace various kinds of "quests." Regardless of what sign our natal Jupiter is in, Jupiter transits teach our Jupiter a greater openness to wider truths and futures as it moves through its 12 year “pulse” of evolutionary expansion. We now leave a year when Jupiter in Capricorn “taught” our natal Jupiter about “life as accepted duties and responsibilities,” where we learned, imagined, and opened to other possible futures and greater Truths than we knew before. Now we enter a year when Jupiter in Aquarius will teach our natal Jupiter more about idealism, vision, group cooperation, and a great good for all.

Regardless of how we're living the adventure of our life, Jupiter in Sagittarius opened new futures based on what we let go of when Jupiter was in Scorpio. We crafted them into personal forms of power in 2020. Now, an even greater, larger, or wider quest begins! Whatever we learned about our freedom to grow beyond the known and familiar which produced greater worldly opportunities is now opening the doors to an even greater understanding of our part to play within a greater whole. It’s time to face the future, ready to embrace opportunities to fulfill a more ideal role appropriate to our evolved sense of Self on our Life Quest.

We can renew our sense of intention, and open our imagination in ways which will open doors to a greater contribution to a greater good which will lead us to more effective ways to manage energy within a group or social context. We expanded into more perfect forms of relationship and archetypal roles during Jupiter in Libra; we “broke on through to the other side, yeah” in Scorpio; we blasted off into “Space, the final frontier” when Jupiter was in Sagittarius. We claimed and demonstrated our power and effectiveness in our new mission with Jupiter in Capricorn. Now we get to play our perfect part within the larger Light field with other Beings of Light.

These are the voyagers of the Starship Aquariuspapers. “Its twenty year mission: To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” We’ve launched into inner and outer space, and now it’s time to coordinate with the Federation as we explore new interactions and connections in a wider view of Life and Light!

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Robert WilkinsonRobert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
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