Venus just left the dark and brooding waters of Scorpio for the promised land of Sagittarius.
The year begins with our gaze set in the far distance and we are filled with unrestrained hope for all our future ventures. Venus in the fire sign of Sagittarius gives us momentum and a need to feel the potentiality in the mundane. She will travel through the sign of the archer until January 23rd titillating our desires for more freedom within our relationships and a need to expand beyond what we already know.
Venus in Sagittarius is her own master and she will not be tied down by a possessive partner. Fresh air runs through her veins and she is always ready to explore uncharted territory.
She is a mixture of casual and haste, enthusiastic and liberated with a broad smile and a sparkle in her eyes. Her love is one for the vast spaces and the wild unknown. Let her roam and she might come back.
I have a golden cup overflowing with possibilities.
It’s all in the vision
I’m aiming high with a long-range mission
Hubris is possible
Playing the dice
Out of my window I see good ol’ practical me. Pacing and worrying about the small details.
Defying the Gods
Making spell-ing mistakes
When I woke up this morning, it dawn on me: What a strange feeling it is to be alive!
Why waste any time being serious when I can experience each moment in it’s full potentiality?
I don’t want to believe in the fascism of the mind.
I don’t want to put limits with language and words.
I want to break the walls that were built with fears.
And ride my horse into the sunset.
♃ Laying down with Jupiter ♃
It all kicked in a couple of nights ago, when I came back from three weeks of travel all over the continent. People have been so kind to me, I was given more than I asked for, and many times my cup overflowed. I found joy in new places and it has been a time of excessive abundance and over the top opportunities. I originally had plan to travel for educational purposes but the four-day trip became a three-week adventure and I just went with it.
(See Jupiter transit to the 9th house)
In order to worship Jupiter, I want to spend sometime with him right here today, Thursday, Jeudi… Jupiter’s day.
Let’s start at the beginning.
♃ Jupiter the Big Dude on Campus ♃
Zeus, supreme sky-god of the Greeks and son of Kronos is most often associated with Jupiter. The name Jupiter comes from the original diu-pater meaning something like ‘day/sky-father’ and is to a large extent a merging of provincial Gods from the Roman Empire. In myth, Zeus and Jupiter are equated.
As the Roman Empire expanded, his warlike functions were more and more extolled. He was invoked before any military actions, and portions of war booty were given to him.
His shrines were to be found on mountain top where he reign over all things. Clouds, rain, wind, thunder, lightning, honor, justice, riches and light.
Jupiter : The Smiter, Best and Greatest, Stayer, Lord of the Heavens, the Big Dude on Campus.
♃ Jupiter in Astrology ♃
Jupiter is most often associated with success and luck, the wish for growth and expansion and therefore connects broadly with the 9th house of travels, higher education and religion. He is the traditional ruler of Pisces and has rulership over the sign of Sagittarius.
Jupiter can manifest as an incredible restlessness and the need for new horizon and experiences. There can also be a difficulty with commitment and a lack of focus since the vision is on the big picture.
Where ever Jupiter is in your birth chart or by transits, will be the area of life where you are willing to gamble. When we feel surefooted and in command, new horizons open up.
“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”― Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss Explorer – Jupiter and Mars in Sagittarius.
In Vedic astrology the planet Jupiter is sometime called Guru. He dispels darkness and ignorance, and fills one with wisdom and faith. Any profession connected to religion, preaching, priestly professions come under domain of Jupiter.
People with a strong Jupiterian signature in their birth chart will often be enthusiastic and over the top. The adjective “jovial” originally described those born under the planet Jupiter (reputed to be jolly, optimistic, and buoyant in temperament) and if or when overdone the person with strong Jupiterian tendencies can become arrogant and excessive, over rating their qualities or abilities. What was once charisma and optimism turns in to megalomania. What was generosity and benevolence becomes delusions of grandeur.
“I am the number one human being in music. That means any person that’s living or breathing is number two.” –Kanye West, Sun-Jupiter conjunction.
How we experience ambition, faith and trust is indicated in part by Jupiter in the birth chart. Jupiter in Sagittarius might have an unquechable thirst to venture into new territory and put itself at risk while Jupiter in Virgo will calculate carefully the odds of success and failure before launching. A square to the natal Sun will give the desire to climb mountains and perhaps make the native overly ambitious. Jupiter’s influence is not always positive. I once had a client with a Moon-Jupiter conjunction who struggles with weight and overeating. The Moon symbolizing how we fulfill our security needs and our nurturing urge and Jupiter expanding those needs can be a disastrous combination.
♄ Saturn, Jupiter’s counter part ♄
It is an amazing thing to be imbued with optimism and faith. Having the courage to believe in ourselves and set out to fulfill our dreams. A good dose of Saturn realism helps in grounding the visions. Somewhere between extreme austerity (Saturn) and gambling all of your life savings (Jupiter) is the middle path towards tangible results. ‘‘Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” writes Roman philosopher Seneca.
♃ Tangible Juju ♃
What is luck if nothing more than the willingness to put yourself out there and try? Is there such a thing as chance? What if it has something to do with the willingness to seize opportunities when they present themselves? Even if they don’t seem to fit the vision we had, trusting the process that it will turn out into something good. Belief plays a big role in what we will accept into our life. Part superstition, part conditioning, we only get what we think we deserve.
So if you find yourself full of cynicism and lacking vision, pay attention to what Jupiter is doing in your chart. How do you relate to new experiences in your life? What kind of relationship do you have with trust?