Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Jupiter in Scorpio (Oct. 10, 2017 - Nov. 8, 2018) | expansion of personal power, layers of fear, diving for buried treasure, flooding the basement, growth by being financially smart and savvy, breaking taboos, breaking through solid ground, burning the whole place down

a plouat by modjojojo
Today we have Jupiter, after 13 months in relationship-centered Libra, diving into shadowy Scorpio, where he will hang his hat for the next 13 months.

Our largest planet, Jupiter teaches through expansion. The area of life charged with housing Jupiter, increases to accommodate him.

We will be casting a wide (Jupiter) and deep (Scorpio) net.

Scorpio is the natural ruler of our 8th house - other people's resources ie our investments, debts, loans, mortgages, inheritances, spouse's salary, taxes, the ways we merge/share with other people, sex, reproduction (which doesn't always include sex now), banks, death, birth, power, transformation, karma.

It is the natural house of our shadows and taboos - all the stuff civil Libra, and polite society, doesn't want to talk about.

So, as a collective experience Jupiter into Scorpio widens and deepens our experience of these subjects. No doubt issues of taxes, banking, sex scandals will be in the collective news. This week's headlines about a Hollywood mogul's sexual harassment accusations are Jupiter's first dive. In our personal lives something will likely come into focus this week involving one of these themes or the themes of our natal Scorpio house - where is Scorpio in your natal chart? What is the theme of that house?

Our experience of Jupiter through Scorpio will be about going down into the basement and dealing with whatever we have buried there (experiences we have shared with other people). Scorpio is extreme. It is also extremely resourceful. The boundaries of our collective resources will broaden. We can save more money. We can spend more money. We can get into debt. We can get out of debt. Astrology is very good at showing process, but not as good for predicting outcome. That part is up to us.

Scorpio wants to get to the bottom of things and isn't above just burning the whole thing down (its modern ruler is Pluto after all) so it can rise from the ashes like the phoenix. The fire strengthens Scorpio like the spaces metal has been welded or skin has been scarred.

And Jupiter can expand a problem until it can no longer be hidden.

Scorpian shadows - obsession, compulsion. jealousy, revenge, addiction - can come into the light now. Jupiter in Scorpio will expand whatever it is we don't want to talk about until it is so large (that elephant in the living-room again) we have no choice, but to deal with it.

The Pluto in Scorpio generation (aka millennials) will have Jupiter conjuncting their natal Pluto at some point during this transit - this could be very empowering for them and their very important voice in the world! I love this group and they are the second largest generation alive on the planet. They are the psychic generation and do not even have to physically come together with each other to move mountains, We need them bold and kicking! YAY!

We can grow/expand through - muscles earned by digging that hidden gunk out of our basement, the courage earned by confronting this crap, rising from the ashes if we hit bottom and/or the smart and strategic (Scorpio is both) use of shared resources. 

The fly in the ointment is Scorpian shadows can expand, too - issues of manipulation, compulsion, jealousy, power struggles, the allure of destructive and self-destructive people and situations, going underwater financially - probably through taking on too much debt - and flooding our basement.

I am going to run through the houses. The areas we need to be thinking about are:

1. 8th house issues - all the stuff I wrote about earlier because as a collective energy, there is really only one of us here, we will all be sharing this storyline
2 - the theme of your natal Scorpio house - the house Scorpio rules in your natal chart (the cusp of the house will be in Scorpio)
3 - the theme of your Scorpio house based on your Sun sign - this is kind of a tribal theme for everyone under a particular Sun sign - I often find this one even more on target than the actual house placement with events/situations in my own life

(if you don't know the house use your Sun sign and rising sign/ascendant, BOTH, with the info below)

ARIES (Scorpio 8th house) - Jupiter will expand your life through your house of other people's money and shared resources. Issues of emotional intimacy, reproduction, finances, debts, taxes, inheritances will all be on the agenda. Jupiter will expand whatever is hidden here. New resources - financial, skills, etc - could be unearthed. Investments could increase. But so could debt. Ultimately, you will be confronting/learning about how you approach sharing your resources, combining your energy with other people and wielding personal power/control.

TAURUS (Scorpio 7th house) - Jupiter will expand your life through your house of other people - partnerships, one-on-one relationships. Existing relationships are strengthened through your willingness to embrace both the good stuff and the shadows! If you are single a new relationship could be likely over the next year - it could be intense. This could be a good or a not so good thing - that part is up to you and what you learn from the relationship. Maybe a Scorpionic person will come onto the scene. Honesty is what will keep relationships together now. Jupiter will expand whatever is hidden here. Manipulations, jealousy and obsessions could expand. If any current relationships are on shaky ground they will rise or fall during this transit. Life will conspire to make your relationship activities deeper, richer and more potentially rewarding.

GEMINI (Scorpio 6th house) - Jupiter will expand your life through your house of work and health. Your workload could increase this year. The ways you take on too much will become clear to you through taking on too much. Or maybe a promotion at work requires more of you and it is a good thing. Jupiter will expand whatever is hidden here. Health issues could expand to get your attention. A focus on 'getting healthy' would be life-changing. A new pet could expand your life now, too. Life will conspire to make your day-to-day activities richer and more potentially rewarding.

CANCER (Scorpio 5th house) - Jupiter will expand your life through your house of children, fun, recreation and creativity. Jupiter will expand whatever is hidden here. Your growth will come through the creation of something authentically your own that you can be proud of. Growth comes naturally though play - just be careful not to take this to excess since Jupiter is known for creating too much of a good thing. Gambles could pay off. A focus on what you create - children, a project, etc - will broaden and deepen your life. Life will conspire to make your creative life deeper, richer and more potentially rewarding.

LEO (Scorpio 4th house) - Jupiter will expand your life through your house of home and family. Maybe you move somewhere larger or more spacious or your family itself expands. Maybe you renovate your home. If you have a home business that could expand, too. Maybe someone new moves into your house or you have a child. Jupiter will expand whatever is hidden here. Problems within the family can increase so they can no longer be hidden away. Past family karmic stories can come out into the open to be aired out. Growth comes through family and your root structure. Life will conspire to make your familial relationships and home-centered activities deeper, richer and more potentially rewarding.

VIRGO (Scorpio 3rd house) - Jupiter will expand your life through your house of communication, information, education, siblings, your local neighborhood and transportation. You could expand through writing, learning, teaching, speaking. Jupiter will expand whatever is hidden here. If a new course of study catches your eye now, it is a good time to take the study of it seriously rather than flitting from one thing to another. Dive deep into whatever information is presented to you this year. Sibling relationship issues or issues within your local environment could expand to get your attention. Opportunities and avenues to make things better will come to you. You might find yourself more likely to say the thing you wouldn't normally say and people might not always be so open to it. Growth will come through this kind of misadventure, too. Somebody has to say it. Life will conspire to make your communications deeper, richer and more potentially rewarding.

LIBRA (Scorpio 2nd house) - Jupiter will expand your life through your house of money, resources and self-esteem. You could earn more money now. You could spend more money now. The ways you value yourself and the ways you don't are ripe for amplification. Jupiter will expand whatever is hidden here. Your confidence could increase. Growth will come through loving yourself and deciding you are worthy of success and security. The caution here is a lack of self-esteem leading to increased spending. Pay attention. Think about what you are really feeling and re-channel your energy if you find yourself shopping until you drop. Life will conspire to make your relationship with what you value deeper, richer and more potentially rewarding.

SCORPIO (Scorpio 1st house) - Jupiter will expand your life through your house of yourself. This is your year! Your life will expand in a Jupiter way - more optimism, more energy, wider and broader thinking and doing. Efforts expended now will result in increased personal power and very literal transformation. Your life can change in ways you cannot imagine over the next year. The fly in the ointment is your natural tendency to grow moldy stuff - so watch yourself for signs of obsession, addiction, jealousy, manipulation. Jupiter will expand whatever is hidden here. Life will conspire to make your relationship with yourself deeper, richer and more potentially rewarding.

SAGITTARIUS (Scorpio 12th house) Jupiter will expand your life through your house of secrets, what is happening in the background, what is "put away". Honesty is your best friend this year. Secrets are going to expand until they lose their power over you. Freedom is at hand Sagittarius! Issues will not just fade away, so take care of what is happening when it is happening. The stuff left to its own devices will grow legs and run you over. The stuff you don't know about will be helping you from behind the scenes, too - your angels will be working overtime. Jupiter will expand whatever is hidden here. Understand that you just don't know what you don't know. When you know better, do better. Also know that secrets and stuff that has been hidden away can seem like a mountain and turn out to be a molehill with Jupiter here. Keep your wits about you. Addictions can increase until they get your attention. Keep an eye on that, too. Life will conspire to make your relationship with the hidden realms deeper, richer and more potentially rewarding.

CAPRICORN (Scorpio 11th house) Jupiter will expand your life through your house of friends, the internet, the public and your hopes and dreams. Friendships expand and grow deeper. Shallow friendships, and the ones we have outgrown, will move on. Jupiter will expand whatever is hidden here. Your social circle will broaden your life. Maybe a social cause or group will require alot of your time and attention. You could go too extreme with this, but you could create real growth and expansion via this avenue, too. This is also a good year for promoting whatever you are doing with the public. I would say "join a group" but I don't think I will need to say it! Life will conspire to make your friendship activities deeper, richer and more potentially rewarding.

AQUARIUS (Scorpio 10th house) Jupiter will expand your life through your house of career and public life. Career success (especially regarding the last 12 years of work) is very possible now. Public recognition is possible, too. Follow up on all leads. Jupiter will expand whatever is hidden here. If you are currently in a career that is stifling you, Jupiter will see that you outgrow it (this part might not feel so good) and move on to something bigger and better. You expand by bringing your enthusiasm and authenticity into the public sphere. Workaholics could overdo it now and pay the price. It's a year to dive deep with your career, but find something outside of work to tether yourself to, also. Life will conspire to make your career activities deeper, richer and more potentially rewarding.

PISCES (Scorpio 9th house) Jupiter will expand your life through your house of foreign travel, higher education, legal issues, media, publishing, weddings, your belief system. That box you are living in is going to feel very tight if you are not allowed to poke your head out the window now and then. Jupiter will expand whatever is hidden here. Any opportunity to travel should be jumped on. Growth will come through new and untested experiences. Foreign people could broaden your life now. You will not be able to flit from thing to thing though - whatever you are charged with doing here you are going to be immersing yourself in it. Life will conspire to make your 9th house activities deeper, richer and more potentially rewarding.

We will talk alot more about this transit as we move through it. Remember this one is a full 13 months. You might have something happen now that points an arrow toward what this will be about or maybe just toward the first thing this will be about or we might not really feel this transit until the Sun moves into Scorpio and Scorpio season kicks off in a couple weeks.

xo all

3 comments:

stregata said...

Cat - could you tell me how this is going to affect my sister, please?

Catherine Ivins said...

Hi Renate - Jupiter will travel through her 5th house. Read both the Virgo section and the Cancer section (5th house). She has 3 planets in Scorpio so people with planets in Scorpio will have Jupiter hit those natal planets AND expand the houses themes those planets rule.

It looks like her Venus (ruler of her 4th and impacting her 11th), her Neptune (ruler of her 10th) and her natal Mars (ruler of her 11th) - they won't all be at the same time, but it will DEFINITELY help her to have Jupiter in Scorpio where she has three planets than the last year when he has been in Libra, where she has no planets, and just ballooning her housing situation.

We can go overboard with Jupiter and trouble can expand, too, but it is mostly a benevolent influence and definitely promotes optimism and broader thinking. Let me look at those planets and dates tomorrow morning - my husband stole my laptop this morning and I can't progress the planets without the software on there! xo - hope all is well with you both

stregata said...

Thank you Cat! Looking forward to any further insight you can provide. Thank you so much!