JUNCTIONS OF JUPITER•••
Jupiter Stations Direct at 17° Capricorn
Yesterday Jupiter stationed direct after moving retrograde since May 14th, offering you a new awareness, or a new initiative or angle toward an outdated belief or preference, or maybe even a recovery of sorts, an ease, or a win—large or small, but likely something quite large within somewhat small, innocuous packaging—to keep you going here in your Now.
It was last year on August 12th that Jupiter stationed direct at 14° Sagittarius, which offered larger-than-life itself types of thinking, scheming, planning, and strategizing… and this was absolutely in line with Zeusian instinct and response.
What were your larger-than-life goals and ideals last year?—have they evolved?
Now—at 17° Capricorn—these inclined thoughts, schemes, plans, and strategies seem a bit more scaled back, more realistic, and much more… I don’t know—implicitly pragmatic and practical.
What are your current goals and ideals?
Is a new or recent awareness weaving its way into these goals and ideals?
❝The moment one definitely commits oneself, providence moves too. All sorts of things then begin to occur that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no one could have dreamed would come this way. Whatever you can do or dream, you can begin. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.❞
——Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
As I’ve posted previously—
“On September 18th Jupiter will station direct at 17° Capricorn, while Pluto continues to move retrograde until October 4th—you’ll likely know by then what actions you need to take, and what perspective you would need to be embracing, from whatever redirection or adjustment opportunities you’ve been considering, or those which will be given, provided, or rearranged or revived for you, since June, and as far back as the beginning of the year…”
And it is likely, indeed, that you know what your next steps are…
Indeed, the Zeusian archetype within you has been recently (re)inspired by what is clearly no longer serving you—and through what is now only waking from within or beginning for you.
Again, to review, in November Jupiter will catch back up to Pluto in conjunction, both moving directly, together, toward the twenty-second degree of Capricorn—exact for the third and final time at 22°52′ on November 12th—this conjunction will most assuredly reverberate January’s Saturn/Pluto conjunction, which occurred through this degree.
This duo will square Venus several days later from 23° Capricorn—this, too, should stand out to you in terms of something to keep in mind, to notice through the year how this twenty-second degree of Capricorn manifests for you personally, and how it influences you and your energies, and your structures of reality as you perceive them.
The new, and newer still, ‘normal’ will never be the same again.
The twenty-second and -third degrees of Capricorn associate themselves with inner strength—through accelerated growth through defeat, and to reward from fulfilling responsibilities… which, I feel, fittingly supports what Steven Forrest inspires, in “The Book of Fire”, that Jupiter in Capricorn “show[s] us the Great Work of a lifetime; [to] make something that outlasts you—[to] leave some substantial evidence of your existence, your vision, and your integrity behind you in this world…” this is definitely a personal responsibility we all hold.
❝A world emerging, daily, out of nothing, a world that we trust to resemble what we’ve seen previously. We should know better.❞
Here are some questions* to ask yourself as you navigate through these current and upcoming transitions…
How might you explore new experiences?
★How might you remain in touch with your gut experience?
How might you expand beyond old boundaries without overextending yourself?
What will help you to give yourself the space you need to experience more freedom of action?
How might you become more truly aware of what is essential to you now?
How might you better enjoy your responsibilities?
How might you increase your positive energy and enthusiasm?
★How might you cope with the destruction of the old, if such destruction is necessary?—while facilitating the creation of the new.
How might you grow and expand your own resources?
How might you plunge beneath the surface and deepen your experiences?
How might you increase your understanding here and assimilate your experiences?
How might you use your awareness for your own and others benefit?
What do you seek to learn in this realm of your life?
How might you better live by and apply your understanding?
How might you constructively release the poisons that may be accumulating within yourself in regard to these transitions?
How might you make your experiences through these transitions more meaningful?
❝Competition is natural to the ignorant; cooperation is natural to the wise.❞
——Manly P Hall
And, in November particularly—when Jupiter connects to Pluto one final time in conjunction—
★How might you experience your personal power now, rather than welding power over others or feeling powerless?
How might you use your own power to transform, heal, or regenerate yourself and others?
How might you contribute to society through these transitions?
Who do I wish to become through these transitions?
However. The degree through which Jupiter in Capricorn just stationed—this degree associates itself with confrontations, reconnecting, revealing, releasing inhibitions, and letting go…
And so these acts of awareness, freedom, and empowerment are currently working their magic, should you be willing to participate in reciprocation.
I envision something of a coming-to, with expressive relief and gratitude, after waking from a dream—a dream in which you are naked, or exposed, or confined, or compromised in some way… although, these days—this edgy and uncomfortable dream may not be a dream at all, but a long, strange twist of reality within your waking reality.
❝I feel in this time… it is a necessity to have a plan, a manifesto, an alternative. It’s a question of life and death for our species… after tragedies one has to invent a new world, knit it or embroider, make it up. It’s not gonna be given to you because you deserve it, it doesn’t work that way. You have to imagine something that doesn’t exist and dig a cave into the future and demand space. It’s a territorial hope affair… in the future it will become your reality.❞
This reality may not be happening to you, but for you—in ways still largely unknown… as Sartre offered, “freedom is what we do with what is done to us.”
Either way, “you may feel the need to be rid of the restraints that have been imposed by social conditioning and its inhibitions… [and that] there should be a sense of comfort within yourself—but without the desire to impose it onto others.”¹
Since June, specifically, when Jupiter and Pluto last connected in conjunction, both retrograde, you have been given opportunities to reflect much more deeply upon your highest potentials—through the releasing or dismantling of long held beliefs, or that which provided a sense of security. You are exploring the innermost depths of these illusions, and finding the real rewards within—within your self and your soul obligations in this lifetime.
Rigid beliefs and false senses of security have never served—and this truth will continue untangling and unraveling itself over the next few years…
You are now, at this time here in your Now, more willing and likely to “dedicate yourself to an inner vision; visualize—through accessing imagery from the superconscious mind that feeds and refreshes the soul; inspire others by holding forth your heart’s most cherished ideal; invocate ideals; purify your emotions; strip your mind by shedding waking preconceptions; see the open-endedness of reality; and know what to take seriously and what not to take seriously…”²
What is underneath all of this?
Where does «your» Truth emerge within this new ‘normal’ you’ll associate with reality?
What is your soul obligation?—and how does it unfold into the elusive blank canvas upon those bluer than blue horizons of your Not Yet?
What will you uncover with your new/renewed awareness?
❝To see the world, things dangerous to come to; to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.❞
——The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
♃☌♇ 24°53’♑︎—April 5th; Part 1
♃Rx☌♇Rx 24°06’♑︎—June 30th; Part 2
♃☌♇ 22°52’♑︎—November 12th; Part 3
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.
Forrest, S. “The Book of Fire.” Seven Paws Press; ©2019.
*Marks, T. “The Astrology of Self-Discovery.” CRCS Publications; ©1985.
¹Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.
²Goldsmith, M. “The Zodiac by Degrees.” Weiser Books; ©2004.
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