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Friday, October 6, 2017

Jupiter Enters Scorpio for a Year of Expansive Rebirth

Are you still reeling from the shock of the Las Vegas shooting on October 1, 2017 and the full moon in Aries on October 5, 2017?  I know that I am and I am definitely looking forward to some good astrological news on the horizon. Trust me, it is on the way in the form of Jupiter entering the sign of Scorpio on October 10, 2017.

I know that last week I wrote glowingly about Mars in 16 degrees of Virgo trining Pluto in 16 degrees of Capricorn on October 1st and how it was such a positive aspect in terms of being assertive while maintaining harmony. Clearly, it did not manifest that way.  I couldn’t resist looking at the chart for the time of the shooting, which was 10:08 p.m. on October 1.2017.  Take a look:

The first thing that struck me about this chart was that Pluto in Capricorn fell in the 8th house of death, transformation, rebirth and joint finances.  Many people travel to Las Vegas to gamble as well as to see entertainment. And Mars in Virgo fell in the 4th house of beginnings and endings in life.  The ascendant for the time of the shooting was 21 degrees of Gemini, which symbolized how this shooting affected so many different people.  The midheaven was in 0 degrees of Pisces and I instinctively felt that this represented the very public role of the victims.  The moon was in 25 degrees of Aquarius conjunct the south node of the moon in 21 degrees of Aquarius, which probably explained the level of planning and detachment that Stephen Paddock, the shooter exhibited in carrying out his mission.  I was also deeply troubled by the fact that the moon was conjunct the midheaven in 0 degrees of Pisces. This seemed to reinforce the theme that the perpetrator was completely detached and had absolutely no compassion for his victims.  Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, there is no time of birth available for Stephen Paddock, but his birth date is April 9, 1953 in Des Moines, Iowa. 

And then of course there was the aspect of Jupiter in Libra opposing Uranus in Aries.  They were exact in 27 degrees and this energy could have set off Stephen Paddock's Saturn Neptune conjunction in Libra that opposed his natal Venus in 25 degrees of Aries and his sun in 19 degrees of Aries.  Aspects between Jupiter and Uranus can bring sudden and swift events that seem to come out of the blue.  As of this writing, there has not been a motive discovered for this violent act. The only thing we know for sure is that Stephen Paddock was experiencing some mental health issues.

On October 4, 2017, we experienced one aspect that I felt offered us the opportunity to begin the process of moving on from this tragedy.  It inspired me to tweet:

But Pluto continued to be a major player in the astrological drama of the full moon.  On October 5, 2017 I tweeted:
Pluto kicks it up a notch again on October 9, 2017 when the sun and Mercury in 15 degrees of Libra are forming a square to Pluto in 16 degrees of Capricorn.  We could be facing another day of intense power struggles.

But there is some light at the end of the tunnel when Jupiter enters the sign of Scorpio on October 10, 2017 and stays there until November 8, 2018.  Scorpios are bound to be rejoicing when Jupiter the Great Benefic and Bestower of Good Luck (or as I prefer to call him, the astrological Santa Claus) enters its sun sign.  All of the water signs will benefit (let’s hear it for Cancers and Pisces), as well as the earth signs of Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo, courtesy of Jupiter in Scorpio forming an easygoing sextile to Pluto in Virgo.  This sextile will give tremendous power to Jupiter because Pluto is Scorpio’s ruling planet.  We will be feeling the effects of this sextile on January 8-21, 2018, April 7-22, 2018 and September 7-18, 2018.

What are the areas of expansion that Jupiter in Scorpio will rule?  Jupiter in Scorpio will see expansion in sexuality, death, rebirth, transformation, the greater mysteries in life, joint finances and taxes.  Maybe we will finally get some positive changes in our tax laws.  Major themes with Jupiter in Scorpio include using power to heal others and receiving resources from others.   Jupiter in Scorpio will nudge us to dig deep and regenerate ourselves.  The last time Jupiter transited the sign of Scorpio was from October 26, 2005 through November 23, 2006.  You might find it helpful to think back to what was happening in your life back then and see if any similar issues crop up.

Jupiter in Scorpio will also be forming a beneficial trine to Neptune in Pisces from November 28- December 5, 2017, May 20 –June 1, 2018 and August 12 – 23, 2018. Jupiter trining Neptune is a boon for psychic sensitivity, prophetic dreams and feelings of compassion will intensify.  This aspect is really a blessing.

One of the most encouraging facts about this particular Jupiter in Scorpio transit is that unlike the recent transit of Jupiter in Libra, which was anything but harmonious, there are no challenging aspects from the outer planets.  Jupiter in Libra faced a tough opposition to Uranus in Aries and a square to Pluto in Capricorn.  For many people, this seemed to perpetuate the effects of the Uranus Pluto squares that pervaded the astrological landscape from 2012 through 2015.  Jupiter in Scorpio will be playing nice with Pluto and Uranus, which is a welcome relief.

For me personally, Jupiter in Scorpio will begin its transit in my 1st house, conjuncting my natal Mercury in Scorpio on October 10th and then conjuncting my natal Pallas and Saturn in Scorpio in early December.   But it moves into my 2nd house on December 24th (Merry Christmas) and then conjuncts my Scorpio sun in January 2018.  Happy New Year!

If you are curious as to how Jupiter in Scorpio will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  A transit reading might be just what you need right now to make the most of Jupiter in Scorpio.  Jupiter transits are all about taking advantage of opportunities and if you snooze you lose with Jupiter.  You have to be aware and strike while the iron is hot. The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. There is something for everyone.
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