by Robert Wilkinson
Yes, the Truth seeking and Truth teaching, expansive, merciful, optimistic, and adventurous Jupiter just entered Leo, the sign of the heart!
When Jupiter changes signs it’s a very big deal. As a general rule Jupiter is in a sign for about a year, though sometimes things get scrambled when it’s in the fast or slow section of its orbit around the Sun. It definitely marks a time when we get to learn about the sign that it occupies using Jupiterian approaches, and sets up long term opportunities and lines of expansion via the conjunctions and stations it makes each year.
It’s been in the Water sign of Cancer these past 12 months, showing everything associated with that sign has been grist for the mill of Soul. We were offered Higher Truths, awareness, and protection, whether we recognized it, or wanted it or not. Family, feelings, needs, supply, and emotional security are all things associated with Cancer. Cancer is movable, sensitive, humble, and introverted, and wants a safe and secure home base.
Leo on the other hand is the Fixed Fire of our natural creativity, where we express our natural confidence, and show the world the bonfire we tend throughout our life. Leo occupies the stage of life with great and noble dramatic force! Leo is the part of us that bursts forth spontaneously, and in a very real way shows us “where our hearts are at.” Leo is natural to the stage, and all of life comes alive in a great dramatic expression in that sign.
Jupiter is the ruler of the signs of Sagittarius and Pisces. These two signs together make up the nature of Jupiter, and are the measurement of how it naturally expresses. So Jupiter rules all planets or angles we may have in those signs, and has an influence that shades those planetary expressions.
That means for the past year, any natal or progressed planets we have in Sag or Pisces have had an ongoing Cancerian backdrop and influence. That has now changed, and those planets or angles will now have an ongoing Leonine backdrop and influences. Don’t be surprised if some of your inner sensitive areas now feel strangely more confident, loving, or expressive.
We last had Jupiter in Cancer from mid-July 2001 through late July 2002. We last had Jupiter in Leo from early August 2002 through late August 2003. Take a look back at your life during those years, since you learned the same “Cardinal Water – Fixed Fire” pulse then that you’re in the middle of now.
Cancer is where we decide to live and experience life the way that makes us feel most secure. Leo is where we use that security to feed our natural expression in the world. We all have some creative expression to bring forth. It can happen ten thousand ways, since there are many types of art. Once we experience our life as an ongoing artistic project, then we will find our natural expression. That’s what Leo is all about.
Now that Jupiter is again in Leo, it certainly will help bring Fire to that part of our chart it’s moving through. It’s safe to say that it’s “flame on” time for all the Fire and Air signs! Taurus, Scorpio, and Aquarius will turn some major corners and have to let go of some things to embrace a greater truth or life adventure. I’ll talk about other individual sign factors in future articles.
Over the next few days we’ll take a look at various things associated with Jupiter in Leo that we may better know the opportunities and potentials ahead during the time Jupiter is in this creative-expressive and naturally shining Fire sign! See you soon!
© Copyright 2014 Robert Wilkinson
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