by Robert Wilkinson
Jupiter in Capricorn should bring organization and power resulting from the new horizons, adventures, visions of higher truths, and greater opportunities opened up by 2007's Jupiter in Sag. Jupiter, the "expansive principle" inside us, "guru" in Sanskrit, teaches us various ways to liberate ourselves as it makes it way through the zodiac. Wherever we have Sagittarius and Pisces planets and houses, take responsibility, get organized, and develop a long term plan.
In Capricorn it is in the sign of its "fall," showing that the pragmatic earthiness of that sign isn't the best place for Jupiter's natural energies to express themselves. It continues to strongly influence Pluto and Uranus, since they both occupy signs ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter's influence will be strong in January as Venus is in Sagittarius, but diminish in late January when Pluto shifts into early Capricorn for a few months, making Saturn its ruler.
The trine between these two planets for most of 2008 will stabilize the forms of transformation we're confronting. Thus all the Sag and Pisces transits in 2008 will have more of a Capricorn face, and so there will be a need between late February and early April for us to achieve a greater maturity, discipline, and organization in our Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, and Libra areas of our lives.
Jupiter initiates great new beginnings when in Cardinal signs, opens new stable freedoms when in the Fixed signs, and distributes deeper, wider, more varied types of energies in the Mutable signs. Jupiter rules the mutable signs of Sagittarius and Pisces, thus mutability is an inherent part of Jupiter's nature, and why it can do such rich and prodigal distributions of whatever realm it touches.
Capricorn is Cardinal Earth, so expect lots of Earth energy to be initiated and stabilized over the next 12 months by Jupiter's presence in that sign. It also indicates that Saturn will be a very important influence in 2008, as it will rule Jupiter. As Saturn is in Virgo, this doubled Earth influence will prove very stabilizing and harmonizing in the practical-material areas of our charts, and wherever we have planets or houses involving Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces will be doubly grounded in practical realities.
Jupiter moves forward through May 2008, when it goes stationary retrograde at 23 Capricorn on May 9, 2008. It then retrogrades back to 13 Capricorn, going stationary direct on September 7, 2008 (Sept 8 EST and points east), retracing its steps through January 2009 when it slips into Aquarius. After that point in time how we're experiencing the Uranus and Pluto energies will be much more Aquarian in flavor, and will begin a time for us to organize the vision of the coming year into forms of group work and idealistic social forms.
Until then, go for organized practical expansions, claim your power wherever Jupiter transits, and liberate yourself from old truths and moral values which limit more than free you. It's time to get a larger vision of your practical effectiveness and excellence, and those who are narrow in their vision or controlling of others will most suffer after this opportunity passes.
Obviously each sign will have its own quality of responding to Jupiter in Capricorn energies. Expect your life to take on a more solid and well organized outreach wherever it affects, and stay open to learning a broader view of power. Here's how it will affect your specific sign:
Aries: Expect greater visibility, authority, recognition, and seeing how old motives have prepared you for the way the world is receiving you. This organizes or reorganizes your aspiration, vision of your future, and motive, so take responsibility for what role you're playing, and learn and teach in public situations, since you're due the recognition you're given. Look at the future of your health and adjust accordingly.
Taurus: Regeneration, hopes, renewal, and your magnetism expand in many ways, so keep them organized and practical. Create the space to bring in more assets and resources, and learn as much as you can. Be practical about future possibilities, since 2008 promises a grand adventure. Travel, go back to school, or study higher spiritual things, as there are major rewards for expanding your view.
Gemini: Your relationships should settle down this year, or at least become more practical and workable. Don't be too controlling, and let a sense of responsibility and maturity govern your interactions. New openings come through careful planning. Be more practical about your public image and professional flowering, and give your inventiveness and curiosity for knowledge more structure.
Cancer: Take a broader view of your relationships, as well as a more structured and ordered sense of your pursuit of truth and alternative futures. Get a learning discipline, open to more mature equal relationships, and learn from others' experience. Do your duty, adjust for practical purposes, and you'll reap rewards for your vision, diligence and willingness to take responsibility. Rethink health indulgences.
Leo: This year can bring work advancements and opportunities to travel if you're disciplined and do whatever duty dictates. Get a long term workable health discipline. You can see how old losses and defeats led you to a more practical understanding or creative opportunism, and with perseverance you will get whatever is your practical vision. Be more deliberately playful and creative.
Virgo: You need to play more, create more, and open to what those younger than you can teach you. You're restructuring your relationships and home environment, so be mature, thoughtful, and organized to stabilize whatever you need to early in 2008, don't get annoyed in Spring, and by the Autumn you should know exactly what you need to do and who to do it with. Children mature quickly this year.
Libra: Reorganize around the home to open new views and new flow in your environment. Be patient with family members, but also remember everyone's got to do their duty. Take professional initiatives, be mature in the face of partnership needs, and if you're confronted with touchy or defensive people, remind them that it's time to grow up and take responsibility. Get an organized health regimen.
Scorpio: Reorganize your assets, resources, and values so that you can plan for long range future expansions. Be practical in your creativity and pleasures, and find new ways to communicate based in your experience and sense of organization. You could be seeing the need for some long term changes, so be creative and structured in laying the foundations for future effectiveness.
Sagittarius: This year you must get to work stabilizing the promise of 2007 through work, vision, and discipline. Be methodical in organizing finances. This is the year to take responsibility for making a long term plan that you can and will stick with. Family members show new maturity or skills that help you organize things around the home. Expect to see rewards for long term efforts and persistence up to now.
Capricorn: This is the beginning of 12 years of magic, adventure, or any other thing you know is true for your heart strength, deepest motives, and profoundest perception. This liberates you to embrace a wider life and effectiveness, and will produce an entirely different world view and way of communicating, so greet your quest philosophically with humor and openness. Siblings are important to your life this year.
Aquarius: You can fulfill an old karma, and escape from an intense heaviness by reorganizing your values and resources and how you use what you have. Make new friends among those in positions of authority, mature, and/or responsible people, or people of a different culture than you. You should reap the long term rewards for your perseverance and willingness to work hard the past 11 years.
Pisces: This year you receive recognition for your experience, maturity, and long term efforts, and could benefit greatly through a powerful group. Find friends who are practical yet expansive, visionary and willing to work seeing long term payoffs. Consolidate your position in public and work endeavors. People in authority will assist you for your sound reasoning. A professional promotion is possible.
So as we slip out of the old year into a new one here in the Western world (the Chinese New Year of the Earth Rat doesn't begin for a few weeks - I'll be writing about that soon!) remember to count your blessings, be willing to persevere in following through on whatever vision, knowledge or adventure began this past year, and be thankful for life, love, and the freedom to live these in our somewhat wild, irrational world.
This year maturity, experience, organization, and taking responsibility will pay huge long term dividends. See you in 2008, and remember that God is All there IS, so give thanks every day with every breath you take. Aum and blessings to you all!
© Copyright 2007 Robert Wilkinson