Category: Astrological News Written by Robert Wilkinson
Jupiter enters Aries for the first time since 2010-2011 at 4:22 pm PDT on May 10, 12:22 am BST on May 11. Here the planet of expansion and new openings to wider views and greater truths finds expression in all things involving initiative and pioneering quick actions.
Jupiter will move forward until it gets to 9 Aries, where it will go stationary retrograde on July 28 at the New Moon. It will retrograde in early Aries until October 27-28, when it slips back into Pisces. It moves back to 29 Pisces, and goes stationary direct on November 23-24, also at the New Moon, that one at 2 Sagittarius.
From there Jupiter moves forward through the final degrees of Pisces until it re-enters Aries on December 20, 2022. It then rockets through Aries until it enters Taurus on May 16, 2023, where it stays through May 25, 2024. So its stay in Aries is really relatively brief, indicating a promise of some pretty swift beginnings!
First, let's revisit Jupiter's nature. As I noted in the article on Jupiter in Pisces, Jupiter rules Pisces as well as Sagittarius. Those two signs offer us a glimpse of Jupiter's nature. We could learn a lot by examining how Jupiter functions in those two signs. Sagittarius and Pisces are both about honesty. The former helps us run toward ever-greater truths, the latter helps us retreat from all which is not authentic. They’re both about honesty, and Pisces is where we believe we can hide, but never from ourselves or the greater Truth which is always revealed in that sign.
Jupiter was in Pisces from mid-May through late July 2021, and then came back through from late December 2021 to now. In Pisces, the water quality is emphasized, just as the fire quality was shown to us back in late 2018 through late 2019 when it was in Sag.
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 Fiery Aries, Jupiter is in its element, in a sign that takes the initiative in embracing the new. Here the expansive principle flames on in dynamic ways, opening new doors after closing the old ones in Pisces.
We can understand even more by contemplating that Aries is the 2nd sign from Pisces, and the 5th sign from Sagittarius. Thus Jupiter in Aries makes concrete what it began in Pisces, and creatively expresses its Sagittarian side, as well as any natural expressions we learned when Jupiter was in Sagittarius.
Aries symbolizes the Self in its natural, unrestrained, unedited state. Its nature is to BE, in an emergent, potent way. It is sincere, inspiring, combustible, and always aspires to express itself more positively. There is nothing superficial in Aries! This sign instinctively takes the lead in moving toward its immediate self-fulfillment in order to know its identity more surely.
This sign likes to "get it on," and its motto could be said to be "just do it!" The downside to this "ready, fire, aim" type of energy is that it tends to be impulsive, and its interest flags after a short time. So Jupiter in Aries could bring immediate openings, but also big ideas and plans that wane not long after they are begun.
Jupiter in a sign ruled by Mars and Pluto is a very spontaneous energy, expanding activities and quickening Spiritual seeds in remarkably short periods. This could mean movement for its own sake going everywhere and nowhere, or a quick launch into the stratosphere of a new mode of living.
Jupiter in Aries can bring absolute confidence. The trick is to ground that confidence in a realistic vision and timeline. It should be great for feelings of self-assurance in simply being oneself, and help protect us and open new possibilities as we reject whatever is not of creative interest to us personally.
Jupiter in Aries should bring us confidence in the life areas where we have Aries in our chart. Jupiter in Aries can be very practical and realistic, and can use any convenient means to solve its immediate problems. It should be a very active time where we free ourselves from useless speculations, theoretical wool-gathering, and obsolete social conditioning.
Grant Lewi, in his masterwork Astrology For The Millions, says Jupiter in Aries opens opportunities "directly related to ego justification." It can lead us to feel "I can do anything," or "Am I capable of doing that?" It can bring self-assurance, bolstering the ego for good or ill. It challenges us not to be over-optimistic, as well as not indulge a lack of self-confidence. This position can help us stand aside from our narrow ego considerations and let go of being unnecessarily limited in our view of what's possible.
Marc Edmund Jones, in his masterwork Astrology: How and Why It Works, says Jupiter in Aries "indicates the development of a consciousness which is characteristically self-sufficient, and quick in its response to new situations." It is motivated by "its own unimpeachable sincerity," seeks "adequate fields for his talents," and needs personal challenges to be at its best.
During this Summer of Jupiter in early Aries, we will all learn about Aries things. Besides the host of aspects made by the inner planets, Jupiter’s initial entry into Aries shows a semisquare to Uranus, creating dynamic revolution wherever we have 1-2 Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn, as well as 16-17 Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. That semisquare is followed by Mars conjunct Jupiter at 4 Aries in late May, setting a new two year cycle into motion wherever we have early Aries in our chart.
Jupiter makes a novile to Saturn through the month of June, and then a semisquare in July, August, September, and the first half of October. Make sure your values support your ambitions, use your resources to support your vision, and do not yield to discouragement. This will strengthen our ability to “hold the line” regardless of external circumstances.
The only other major aspect Jupiter makes in the coming few months is the exceptionally favorable quintile to Pluto between mid-June and early September, showing the seeds of unique gifts and skills coming forth which will flower in a big way in February and March 2023.The Summer quintile will primarily impact planets and points near 7-11 Aries, 19-23 Gemini, 1-5 Virgo, 13-17 Scorpio, and 25-29 Capricorn. If you have something in those zones, expect high specialization in how that planet in that house and sign express in the future.
Because that quintile happens over a number of weeks, pay close attention to when the Moon transits any of the 5 sectors, as well as when the inner planets create a 5th harmonic “special evolutionary configuration” during transits of the Gemini and Virgo sectors listed above. We’ll have three points of a “Five pointed Star of Specialization” June 5-15 (Sun in Gemini zone; 4 when the Moon in late Leo and early Virgo transits that zone), June 27-July 1 (Mercury in Gemini zone; very powerful when the Moon transits mid-Gemini), and July 5-12 (Venus in Gemini zone; 4 when the Moon is in mid-Scorpio).
We’ll continue the run August 3-7 (Mercury in Virgo zone; 4 when the Moon is in mid-Scorpio), August 21-27 (Sun in Virgo zone; New Moon occurs then), September 3-7 (Venus in Virgo zone; very powerful when Moon conjuncts Pluto) and September 14-25 (Mars in Gemini zone quintile Jupiter but not biquintile Pluto until the end of September and beginning of October.) All of these will produce resonant subtones in the same degree spans listed above, but in the opposite signs. That means 10 sectors will be highly activated during the Northern Hemisphere late Spring and entire Summer.
Mars conjunct Jupiter at 4 Aries will certainly bring techniques of a new unique life adventure, new possibilities, and new opportunities wherever it falls in our chart. It may be that we see what is possible this Summer, and then when Mars slows to retrograde just as Jupiter retrogrades back into Pisces we have to finish up whatever those lessons are about. After the oppositions from Sagittarius to Mars in Gemini, we’ll be able to embrace the very quick developments that will start anew and pick up speed beginning December 2022 when Jupiter re-enters Aries.
Obviously, all the lessons I've discussed so far are playing out in the house that transiting Jupiter is moving through in our charts. This is a time when the deeper feelings and connectedness with All-That-Is that we've been learning from Jupiter in Pisces can open new ways of doing our Being where we emerge from the collective field and become true individuals.
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.
It's also a time when the Aries energies can "teach" our natal Jupiter more about its natural function, regardless of what sign our natal Jupiter is in. Our natal Jupiter in its sign shows us where we naturally learn and embrace various kinds of "quests." Regardless of how we're living the adventure of our life, Jupiter in Aries shows us how that quest or adventure is related to our ego and its abilities, our self-confidence, and how to take the initiative on our own behalf to find new life expressions and opportunities.
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