Jupiter in Capricorn 2019-2020

Jupiter in the late degrees of Sagittarius is drawing closer to the Galactic Center, which will become even more powerful in its influence by mid-November. On December 2nd it will ingress into the sign of Capricorn where it will be transiting for just over a year until December 21st 2020, coinciding with the Solstice.

This long article/short eBook describes in depth the social and political implications of this transit of Jupiter in relation to the South Node, Saturn, Pluto, asteroids Ceres and Pallas, dwarf planet Eris and much more. It also includes major aspects to Jupiter, suggested crystals and flower essences to use during this transit and some fun Jupiter-focused horoscopes through the signs and houses (where your good fortune is found!)

Due to its potent interactions with other planets and celestial bodies, this upcoming transit of Jupiter through Capricorn emphasizes the End of an Epoch and Turning Point to a New Life.

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The Full Moon conjunct Vesta in Taurus

temple of Vesta in Rome

The Full Moon at 19 degrees of Taurus on November 12th forms a trine to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, bringing unfinished works closer to fruition. The pressure is on as these various cthonic forces seem to intermingle and collide. The opposition of the moon to Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio heightens mental faculties and stimulates intriguing conversations.

Uranus in Taurus is not close enough to the Moon to form a conjunction but it has definitely been making its presence known on the earth lately. There have been multiple raging fires in California, recent tornados in Texas, flooding in England, earthquakes and extreme weather in various parts of the globe. Mars in the late degrees of Libra is slowly forming an opposition to Uranus, exact by November 24th. There is a sense of urgency that this aspect entails, which may be become increasingly noticeable when Mars enters Scorpio on the 18th. Conflicts may be arising between groups involving their finances, corporate business affairs or legacies. Tension is ready to erupt in ways that were inevitable given the way things have been going for so long.

The good news is that Venus, ruling planet of Taurus is happily transiting Sagittarius and when she makes a conjunction to Jupiter and the Galactic Center will likely be the saving grace to weaken the severity of what appear to be ominous prospects for later this month (on the 24th).

The Full Moon forms a sextile with Neptune while Venus forms a square to it. Some things are just too difficult to either see or accept as they are, and so embellishing, camouflaging or taking an overly idealistic stance are possible dangers. On the other hand, these combined energies make a rather potent recipe for unlimited creative abundance. If you’re an artist, have at it! The moment is ripe for expressing what normally cannot be expressed or made manifest in a particular way.

Vesta, the asteroid goddess associated with devotion, focus and sacred sexuality is Retrograde forming an exact degree conjunction to this Full Moon. Vesta is a fire goddess currently transiting an earth sign. There are such incredible amounts of energy arising from within the earth and within our physical vehicles that may seem difficult to channel properly or to contain. For some this may have recently led to feelings of nausea and in others ecstatic sensations. Vesta in Taurus is very “hands-on”. Massage and stretching the body with yoga or other methods could help to better circulate the energy. Ginger tea can also be helpful for this. Emotional responsiveness is greatly increased right now so it may be easier to work through emotional or sexual tensions, frustrations and wounds. Self-worth and preservation are also themes being highlighted.

Overall this Full Moon highlights the capacity to ground, nurture and sustain ourselves despite what may be going on in the world and in our lives. It is also a reminder of our humble place in the Universe, simultaneously showing us the impact that we each have on the environment with the things that we choose to wear, buy, grow, eat, the vehicles that we drive, the products we use, etc. Discovering your power spot in nature, designing an altar or spending time in a garden would be appropriate methods of tuning in to Vesta during this Full Moon.

The Taurean theme also points toward what we have vs what we think we have or wish we had. In truth, whatever physical things that we have will all return to the earth, just as our bodies will. It may be useful to contemplate what kinds of things we have or may develop that are timeless in nature. This is not meant to be a morbid or depressing thought but one that stimulates an awareness of values higher in nature than those that many of us are accustomed to. It is these higher values that may assist in propelling us forward in the months to come.

Mercury Transit 11/11: A Change of Perspective

Today Mercury has begun transiting across the Sun, making its closest passage to the Sun since 1973 and before the year 2190, according to astronomical sources.

Due to Mercury’s Retrograde motion in Scorpio the impact of this transit is extra profound. This event is also occurring just a day before the Full Moon in Taurus, and amplifies all thoughts, emotions and endeavors over the next few hours leading up to it.

The transit of Mercury to the Sun could be said in effect to be a sort of eclipse by Mercury, bringing about radical changes in perspective, deep insights, messages from beyond, and life-altering “AHA” moments.

This could mean that:

  • long held views on certain topics are changing
  • hidden agendas are surfacing
  • solutions to old problems are appearing
  • warnings and guideposts make themselves known
  • important messages are being conveyed
  • inspiration lights up your heart and life

Don’t shrug off those nagging hunches as insignificant…it is becoming loud and clear that some things cannot be ignored any longer.

Jupiter is also nearing the Galactic Center which raises the chances of receiving highly important information at this time. This information, whatever it is, is unique to each person, family, country, group or region being registered by them in their respective ways. It is likely to be a combination of helpful and disconcerting at the same time.

Meditation, mantras, prayers and other forms of introspection may be helpful in being able to more clearly decipher the messages and insights coming through this week.

Venus and Jupiter conjunct the Galactic Center – Messages, Synchronicities, and Miracles

Today on November 1st Venus entered the sign of Sagittarius for the second time this year. It will make a second conjunction to the Galactic Center (the first was on February 1st) on November 23rd, just after an exact conjunction to the GC by Jupiter on November 19th.

Every year at this time an emphasis is placed on the realms of dead and listening more closely to what emotions and inner guidance are saying. That is ever so relevant now, with strong indications of a spiritual reality making itself known in forms of visions, flashes of the future, intuitive hunches, gut feelings, last-minute saves and miraculous encounters.

The approach of these conjunctions to the GC become even more noticeable mid-November and bring much-needed solace and encouragement to those souls who are downtrodden and riddled with fear as the astrological buildup of Saturn and Pluto continue to intensify on this planet.

Currently Mercury is also Retrograde in Scorpio, since October 31st until November 20th. Communication and cognitive patterns are introspective in nature during this time, drawing attention toward that which would ordinarily be ignored, unseen or glossed over. This is especially pertinent during Mercury’s transit to the Sun on November 11th. Dreams and psychic impressions may become greatly heightened throughout the month.

The two Great Benefics joined together conjunct the Galactic Center on November 24th indicate special blessings, important messages, and possibly divine intervention. Unexpected gifts or sudden breakthroughs may also appear. Leading up to this time pay extra attention ideas that pop up in daydreams, unusual messengers, signs from nature and the behaviors of animals. Synchronicites abound during this time and will seem to spring up from every direction. There may be loud spiritual warnings that recommend we don’t go a certain direction or guideposts that let us know we are on the right track. There may also be an abundance of strange, so-called coincidences and messages “from the Universe” that are both unique and humorous. Some of you may have already noticed these forces becoming activated. That is another good sign!

The last time Jupiter made a conjunction to the Galactic Center was December 2nd of 2007, shortly after Pluto’s conjunction to the GC. It may have taken all this time to assimilate what was given to us or what was experienced. Jupiter will shift out of Sagittarius and enter Capricorn this year on December 2nd 2019, bringing a new set of gifts, opportunities and expansions that are focused on the earth element instead of fire.

Another conjunction to the GC by the Sun on December 19th is up next, with Mercury making its presence there known during the very fortunate Solar Eclipse on the 25th to the 27th. Although it may not be apparent on the surface, finances and relationships are surrounded by protection and blessings from late November to late December. December could be the month to make an investment, commitment or start a new enterprise.

Great uses the period of time that Venus and Jupiter transit the GC late November include spiritual practices such as prayer, meditation, making offerings and charitable donations, artistic pursuits, poetry, expanding the spiritual knowledge-bank, love rituals, inner and outer journeys to exotic places or realms through study or physical travel.

If you have any personal planets at 27 degrees of Sagittarius or making aspects to it, then you may especially experience these strong currents made by Venus and Jupiter’s aligning with the Galactic Center in the coming weeks.

New Moon in Scorpio 2019

On October 27th, the New Moon at 4 degrees of Scorpio is exactly opposite of Uranus Retrograde in Taurus. Expect the unexpected if you haven’t already been barraged with surprises this weekend! This could be fun, liberating, stressful or a little bit of everything. There is a deep intensity in all undertakings and emotional exchanges. It’s okay to pause for awhile a few deep breaths…even to take a day off from normal routines to assimilate what is occurring could be beneficial. New beginnings now revolve around emotional ties and emotionally charged endeavors.

With Venus, Pallas Athene and Mercury are clustered together in the later degrees of Scorpio,  we are brimming with creative ideas and the urge to break out of old paradigms and limitations whether self-imposed or coming from outside forces. This is very passionate energy that may seek expression with another or through some artistic medium. It may also be directed toward spiritual pursuits.

Mars in Libra forms a square to Saturn which adds to the edginess of this New Moon. Conflicts with authority, elders or family could be issues. For those un-flustered by this influence, the tension between Mars and Saturn may be channeled in more productive ways that help to operate with full awareness and work through obstacles.

Keynotes over the next couple of days include:

  • Emotional and physical purification
  • Themes around giving and receiving
  • Money suddenly going out or coming in
  • Importance of establishing boundaries
  • The deep urge to transform self and environment
  • Need to trust and follow intuitive hunches which are very sharp

The Sabian symbol for this New Moon is
“A Massive Rocky Shore Resist The Pounding Of The Sea”

We are reminded that resistance to change has both positive and negative manifestations. There are those who are shaped by their environment and others who make an impact upon it. Perhaps the best we can do with this period is to seek for stability while the world around us seems to be going crazy. Uranus is the unpredictable element involved and the sweeping changes it brings can help us to break free from ruts.