by Robert Wilkinson
Following up on some key concepts from yesterday's article on Jupiter in Pisces, today we discuss the Jupiter Return.
This happens every 11-12 years in our life. It marks a time when we complete one "Jupiter quest" and begin a new 12 year search for meaning, Truth, and the virtually infinite possibilities indicated by our natal Jupiter's function within our Saturnian Dharma to play in our world.
This article was birthed by a fan of the site, who also shares my Jupiter in Pisces. Since Jupiter is now transiting through Pisces, I am having what is called a "Jupiter Return." All planets have their returns at various points in time, and these mark points of closure of old cycles related to that planet and the beginning of a new cycle.
The Jupiter return is an important point marking the end of an old quest and the beginning of a new one. The Vedas supposedly say it is a time when the Magic of one's life can renew itself for 12 years. It is a time of Jupiterian endings and beginnings, when the Great Merciful Protector who opens new futures blesses us with a new quest.
What sign Jupiter occupies in our natal charts shows us fundamental inner orientations toward Truth, openness, and wider vistas of life experience. It shows the types of people who expand and bless us, those energies which open us to a greater adventure than we've ever known before.
In my case, Jupiter is in Pisces. With Jupiter's return to Pisces, though it still has many degrees to go before the exact conjunction, some very old friends and memories of experiences that made me who I am today have been brought back to me. It is a time when I am somehow familiar with the timeless, vast feelings that pervade the atmosphere.
It's definitely a time of closing out old visions and opening new ones. It's a time of solitude and completion, fulfillment of old Truths and a prelude to newer, vaster possibilities. It's a time when I understand my own and others' motives with deep intuitive knowing, and saying goodbye to old belief systems and obsolete futures.
Jupiter expands and teaches according to the sign it's in. When it transits Pisces, it marks a time of closure on old sorrows and motives while embracing a greater wisdom-compassion within a sense of an all-enveloping Divine Mother energy. Regardless of where your natal Jupiter is, while transiting Jupiter is in Pisces we all learn from these Piscean qualities.
Based in what I know of Jupiter in this sign, we can find a deeper sense of ourselves as Divine Witness, along with a greater appreciation of the value of solitude. This can help us say goodbye to many things as we prepare to leap into the new when Jupiter enters Aries, renewing its fiery energies and expressing with enthusiasm how we substantiate the vision (Sag) anchored in a universal depth feeling (Pisces.)
Tomorrow I'll discuss more about the Jupiter return, and what different signs and generations can learn from this most important point in our spiritual and philosophical evolution.
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