by Robert Wilkinson
Yesterday we introduced some key factors in the outer planet conjunctions by Jupiter. Today we'll take a closer look at the ongoing Jupiter conjunct Neptune, which will affect us all for 12 years to come.
Whenever Jupiter conjuncts a planet, whether in the sky or in our charts, it sets a 12 year cycle into motion. Obviously this affects the affairs of the house in which the conjunction falls, as well as the houses ruled by whatever planet Jupiter touches. This brings expansion, openings, opportunities, and possibilities to these areas.
Obviously, a major factor to these conjunctions is what sign these conjunctions fall in. This is as true for the transit to transit conjunctions as it is in our individual charts. Today we'll explore what this ongoing conjunction in Aquarius could symbolize, since the sign is the filter through which the planetary energies work their function.
Jupiter moves through each sign once every 12 years, bringing expansion, teachings, and larger visions of truth to everything connected to that sign. Aquarius is the sign of Angels, world servants, group work, and the higher ideals of humanity. We all have Aquarius somewhere in our chart, and that's where we can tune into these higher altruistic, idealistic energies.
Neptune has been in Aquarius for a number of years, but this is the first time that Jupiter has conjuncted Neptune in Aquarius since 1843. Students of history will note the years following that times featured new vision, new humanitarian and reform movements, and an overall expansionist atmosphere. So you can infer that 2009 is very important for imparting future visions to humanity as well as to individuals, since Jupiter will conjunct Neptune three times in the last third of Aquarius throughout this year.
The reason this article's title only concerns itself with the months through June is that these months show the forward span of Jupiter's movement through Aquarius. As of June, it goes stationary RX and retrogrades back to 18 Aquarius, going direct in October when it will again cross the span of 18-28 Aquarius through the end of 2009 before entering Pisces in January 2010 when it will streak toward its multiple conjunctions with Uranus.
The first exact conjunction between Jupiter and Neptune occurs in late May at 27 Aquarius on the exact point of Neptune going stationary retrograde. The next time is in early July at the same degree. The third time is at the time of the Winter Solstice in late December 2009 at 25 Aquarius, setting this cycle into motion through 2163, when the conjunction is in early Aquarius. To note, that will be a short cycle, since Jupiter again conjuncts Neptune in 2176 at 30 Aquarius.
25 Aquarius, the degree of the final conjunction of 2009, is extraordinarily important due to it being Uranus' stationary RX point in May 2001, its stationary direct point in November 2002, and Neptune's stationary RX point in May 2008. That would imply that the coming Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in late December 2009 will set things related to 2001, 2002, and 2008 into motion for at least 12 years to come.
Obviously these conjunctions will affect planets we have in mid-to-late Aquarius, bringing renewal of possibilities of that planetary function and opening a 12 year adventure of exploring how to expand those planetary energies. The degrees involved may shed light upon how these expansion energies will demonstrate.
27 Aquarius, the point of the first two conjunctions, is a degree of "delicacy of feeling," where we are able to see how the material shades into the spiritual, and can know values that unite seekers of the highest across the generations and ages. This is a degree where our heart finds assurance in an enduring meaning and identity. The keyword is Tradition, where we are told it can yield a "high realization of values and a real gift for using them."
25 Aquarius, the final launch point of the coming 154 year cycle, is a degree of learning how to allow volition to override reflexive or instinctive reactions, where we can find a new strength in knowing how to manage emotions or social-cultural affairs. This is degree of our ability to overcome handicaps, consciously integrate our self-knowing, and mobilize our powers to take better advantage of worldly opportunities. The keyword is Uniqueness, and we are told it can yield a "genius for turning deficiency in a real asset."
Both 25 and 27 deal with management issues. 25 is the culmination of the emotional, social, and cultural span, while 27 is the counterpoint degree in the individual, mental, and spiritual span. Both are said to be manipulating, ideal, ingenious, and generalizing, with 25 being "social-inspired" and 27 being "spiritual-sensitive." These fall in the Libra decan of Aquarius, where the Aquarian nature is focused on justice and fairness, and evened out through a balancing, weighing refinement.
We've been given the ability to sense these energies within collective consciousness due to Neptune occupying this span. Jupiter will now bring teachings and visions connected to these. It promises a new collective atmosphere, where we can grow into a wider, larger idealistic view and function based in what house it falls in.
It will be a very dynamic influences for those born in mid-February, mid-May, mid-August, and mid-November, as well as people born with Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune in the latter part of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius, as well as those born in the mid-1950s and early 1990s. There will be others who are also very powerfully affected by these conjunctions, of course, but a detailed list of all those affected are too numerous to list here.
I'll compose more about this very powerful force majure in the coming months.
© Copyright 2009 Robert Wilkinson