Category: Astrological News Written by Robert Wilkinson
On March 5, the Sun conjuncts Jupiter at 15 Pisces. This is important, because after a year of extraordinary promise but also disillusionment, I am reminded of the old saw “I’d rather be disillusioned than illusioned.” Having withdrawn from old projections over the past 13 months, we get to plan anew.
Each year the Sun conjuncts Jupiter, illuminating and powering up the Jupiter lesson of that degree for the next 13 months. Where the conjunction falls is where we get a new set of truths, higher and/or broader understanding, or maybe just opportunities to expand our lives.
Obviously, as Jupiter moves through the signs, it brings a different “tone” to the houses where we have Sagittarius and Pisces. Think back on recent years, and see how each year Jupiter occupied a given sign that “colored” your experiences in Jupiterian ways. As Jupiter shifts signs, it also changes the backdrop to planets we have in Sagittarius and Pisces.
During the past few years, we’ve had the Sun conjunct Jupiter in the first decan of each sign. As the Sun conjuncts Jupiter, it lights up the Jupiterian promise, or message, or grace, or possibility in those parts of our life. The degree of the conjunction becomes “an enlightened promise,” or “illuminated adventure” in the life area shown by the house it falls in. We now power up a new truth, a new vision, a new freedom, a new promise, and a new quest on our eternal “Hero’s journey.”
Past, Present, and Future Sun-Jupiter Conjunctions
Because of irregularities in Jupiter’s orbit, the conjunction doesn’t always fall in successive signs. In 2010, the conjunction was at 10 Pisces in late February. In 2011, it was at 17 Aries in early April. In 2012, the conjunction was at 24 Taurus in mid-May. In 2013, it fell at 29 Gemini in mid-June. In 2014, the conjunction was at 2 Leo in late July.
That means there was no Sun conjunct Jupiter in Cancer during this period in history. The last one was in 2002, and next one will be 2025. Because of the speed of Jupiter's orbit, every so often a sign will be skipped, which has its own interesting implications.
Resuming the string of conjunctions, in 2015 it was at 4 Virgo in late August. In 2016, it was at 4 Libra in late September. In 2017, it was at 4 Scorpio. In 2018, it happened at 4 Sagittarius. Last year it happens at 6 Capricorn. We didn’t have one in 2020, and resumed the string with the 2021 conjunction at 10 Aquarius, obviously activating a larger expansion based in what we left behind since Mars went retrograde at that degree in June 2018. We’re now at the beginning of the next 13 month cycle which begins at 15 Pisces, which will last until the next conjunction in April 3023 at 22 Aries.
How the Conjunction Manifests After the Event
Each of these conjunctions lights up a “hot spot” of illuminated opportunity, truth, or adventure in our charts that lasts a year. However, it is triggered different times in different ways by the transits of other planets over the degree of the conjunction.
In fact, often we will see major results of that promise activated as Mars transits the degree, with the other planets each bringing elements of that promise via its “department of labor.” This can mean through people or opportunities in circumstances described by the sign of the conjunction.
For example, the 2016 conjunction at 4 Libra wasn’t really activated until the subsequent Mars transit in October 2017 and boosted in October 2019. The 2017 conjunction at 4 Scorpio was activated in a big way when Mars transited Scorpio in December 2017 and boosted in November 2019. The 2018 conjunction at 4 Sagittarius was activated by Mars in January 2020 and again in December 2021
The December 2019 conjunction in Capricorn launched in February 2020 and got a renewed boost in late January 2022, and the 2021 conjunction at 10 Aquarius was crystallized by Saturn in early March 2021. This one will activate when Mars transits 15 Pisces in the beginning of May 2022.
Sabian Symbol for the Conjunction
This conjunction is at 15 Pisces. The symbol for the 15th degree of Pisces is "An officer preparing to drill his men.” In the Marc Jones class notes from The Astrology of Personality, Rudhyar says this is a degree of “Subjection of outer appearances to real necessities,” “Potent compulsion of a great task to be performed,” and “Opportunity seized.”
He goes on to say in The Astrological Mandala that this refers to “the need for thorough rehearsing before any complex and inherently dangerous social ritual in which power is used or evoked.” He states that this symbol culminates and synthesizes a sequence “dealing with the confrontation with superpersonal group or occult power.” Here we prepare for some form of conflict, perhaps with the ghosts of our past, or the karmic echoes of previous confrontations.
He says that we have to learn “the rules of the game,” and “rehearse the dangerous play.” Here we are told that “rashness cannot be tolerated,” and that this culminates “the process of integration of (an) individual into a social Whole, a community,” or a Spiritual Fellowship. This degree falls in the Span of Innocence, and is the final degree in the Scene of Federation on the individual-mental level.
Dr. Marc E Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, says this is a degree of our “Self-betraying desire for a hierarchy of allegiances in which (we) can lose (ourselves),” at least regarding superficialities of life. He says this is “a challenge to make the best of situations from which there is no immediate extrication,” but only so we can “participate in some reality of more enduring importance.”
He goes on to say that our “Living is vital to the extent each individual decides to motivate it.” He offers us the keyword PRECISENESS. He states that when operating in a positive manner, this degree is “a gift for bringing genuine efficiency and real adventure to common objectives.”
So this is a degree where we learn to rehearse some activity before “entering the battle,” whatever that may be. Here we’re going to have to focus on real and urgent necessities rather than pretend, and some very well could “seize an opportunity” or feel a “potent compulsion of a great task to be performed.” Many will prove their valor on the battlefield of life, and may find and efficiently discharge an adventure with others.
So the theme of this conjunction shows the Light of wider, brighter, and more intensely future oriented Jupiter energy over the next year is illuminating a year of seeing What needs to be ended, forgiven, blessed, or taken as part of the universal human condition. We should be able to flow on out of the past into the NOW, and by what we end and bless we will create space as we practice skills we will use in the near future.
Of note is that 15 Pisces is where Uranus went stationary retrograde in June 2006 and stationary direct5 in November 2007, creating a revolutionary "hot spot" on that degree. Then Neptune went stationary retrograde on that degree in June 2017, and went over it more than once up through early 2019.
So we’re completing Jupiter’s transit of the “harvest zone” in Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces this year, with glimpses of Aries to come in late Spring and Summer. In Capricorn we organized truths and visions into organized effective power. Then we moved into a great promise related to the emerging Aquarius energies in 2021, and now get to expand into compassion, forgiveness, and allowing many things to close this year.
Any conjunction to Jupiter ends an old view and begins a newer, broader vista of perception as a result of our movement since the last conjunction. Four years ago we had a year of Stable Water. Three years ago we had Distributive Fire, two years ago we had a year of Activating Earth, and last year we had a year of Stable Air. This will be a year of Distributive Water!
So consider a new adventure has been launched wherever you have 15 Pisces in your chart. This adventure will be easy or hard on other parts of your life depending on what aspects are in play. Much that is promised by this conjunction will become evident in April and May 2022, as Venus and Mars transit this degree during that time. This will quicken the entire process through our Aries, Taurus, Libra, Scorpio, and Pisces sectors in our chart this coming year.
This is the second Sun-Jupiter conjunction in the new 200 year Era! The organized structures we built in 2020 which yielded new visions, new group work, new future oriented efforts in 2022 now allows us to leave much behind as we open to a larger experience of the collective field. We’ve entered an era of greater interrelatedness than we’ve ever known before, so do your thing the best way you’re able within the emerging vision and collective work.
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