If you’re like me and have planets between 14 and 16 degrees of Libra, Capricorn, Cancer or Aries, you’re probably still experiencing the emotional aftershocks of Saturday’s lunar eclipse, especially as the Sun continues to activate the Uranus Pluto square for a couple more days. So I’m sure you’ll be pleased to hear that Jupiter turns direct on Thursday 8th April, bringing a wave of expansive, open and generous energy that generates good fortune and opportunity.
As it moves forward, Jupiter heads back into a weak trine with Uranus, increasing the potential for pleasant surprises. This trine gradually tightens over the next two months before forming an exact aspect on 23rd June. With the square between Uranus and Pluto now loosening, we’ll really begin to feel everything freeing up in the next few weeks. When Jupiter turns direct many of the obstacles that seemed insurmountable will simply dissolve as we move toward them.
Yes this will very likely be a time of great progress, but don’t expect things to go the way you’ve planned. With Uranus in the mix unpredictable outcomes are par for the course so be prepared to adapt to whatever gifts life offers you. We tend to feel more flexible and easy-going under the influence of this transit anyway, more able to go with the flow of life.
When Jupiter turns direct we also get a big picture perspective. It will probably be a relief to come out of the four month period of naval gazing we’ve been experiencing while Jupiter’s been retrograde and see things holistically again. This can help us see how the inner growth we’ve been busy with fits into the greater scheme of things. We’ll be able to see that, although we’ve been working internally, we’ve actually come a long way over the past few months.
With Jupiter in Leo there’s a real emphasis on creativity and those who practice manifestation or law of attraction techniques will likely experience excellent results. Confidence and self-expression are greatly enhanced by this placement, making it easier to take up the reins and gain mastery over our lives. When Jupiter turns direct in Leo having faith in ourselves, others and the universe is easier, and as that old book tells us, ‘faith can move mountains.’
Be conscious of a tendency to excess which can show up as arrogance and bossiness. This is more likely if you have a strong Leo influence or if Jupiter has heavy aspects in your natal chart. If you have a square or opposition between Jupiter and the Sun (Leo’s ruler), there’s a particular danger of over-confidence. This can lead to unfortunate outcomes such as promising more than you can deliver, drinking too much or over-doing it in the debt department.
To understand how you’ll be personally affected when Jupiter turns direct you need to check your birth chart to see which house Jupiter is currently transiting. The glyph (symbol) for Jupiter looks like this:
A few people have written asking me to explain how to locate the transiting planets in a birth chart. So, first think about the sign the planet is passing through, in this case Leo. Now, look to see where Leo is in your chart. In my chart Leo lies between the 2nd and 3rd Houses with the cusp (beginning) of the 3rd House at 14 degrees Leo. As Jupiter is currently at 12 degree Leo I know it is now moving through my 2nd House, and affecting the affairs of that house.
Now that you’ve located which house Jupiter is in you can also look to see whether any aspects are formed with your natal planets. In my case, Jupiter is loosely squaring my natal Uranus at 15 degrees Scorpio. This is likely to make my life very unpredictable (yep) and prone to sudden changes in direction (sigh!) Restlessness and frustration are also likely.
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What is Jupiter up to in your chart? In what areas are you likely to see newly emerging possibilities after Jupiter turns direct?
The beautiful image above is by Jazmin Witrago.
Faith is founder and principal of Insight Astrology and has been teaching and giving readings for over twenty years. She is fascinated by astrology as a tool for personal growth and passionate about empowering others to read its language.