As the t-square between Mars, Uranus and Pluto wanes over the next two days, a new tension has now emerged, although this is of a different and, to my mind, far more manageable kind. Sun square Jupiter can make us a little excessive and there will be a tendency to overdo things, however it can also bring unexpected, and at first unwelcome, change that turns out to be just what we need.
Sun square Jupiter is exact on 14 December and is active for three more days, although with the Sun involved some people may feel it for a lot longer. While it is active, be cautious of the tendency to get carried away with the many delights of the festive season. Sun square Jupiter loves to indulge and if you’re not careful you may find yourself with a severe case of indigestion, if not a hang-over!
Fortunately Jupiter’s placement in health-conscious Virgo may be enough to temper most of us, although people with strong Virgo placements may find themselves going to the opposite extreme and swearing off indulgence all together! At this time of year that would be a real shame. Sun square Jupiter makes us prone to over-doing things but with a little will-power we can enjoy ourselves without going overboard.
When I think of Sun square Jupiter I think of the adage, ‘Everything in moderation including moderation’. We are lucky that this transit only lasts a few days!
With Sun in Sagittarius square the planet of its rulership, Sun square Jupiter could also be a little explosive. Both the Sun and Jupiter are fiery energies and as such are highly combustible. Jupiter in Virgo has the tendency to get caught up in details, to be a little perfectionist and to have high expectations, so be careful you don’t fall into the trap of being unjustly critical of yourself or others.
With Sun square Jupiter we are also prone to biting off more than we can chew. Beware of making promises you can’t keep and take things one step at a time. This is not the time for multi-tasking, despite the fact that both Sagittarius and Virgo will tell you this is a great idea! Stay present with the task at hand until it is completed before beginning something new.
How will Sun square Jupiter affect you?
Those with planets or points between 19 and 25 degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) will be most affected by Sun square Jupiter. These people should look to see through which houses the Sun and Jupiter are currently traveling to gain more insight into the areas of their life that will be most affected by this transit.
If your chart is personally triggered by Sun square Jupiter you may find yourself enjoying an unexpected Christmas surprise. Square aspects from Jupiter often bring new developments and although these are sometimes not welcomed at first Jupiter’s qualities of benevolence and good fortune ensure they will ultimately fit in very nicely with your overall well-being.
Meanwhile in another part of the cosmos…
Mercury is now coming into sextile aspect with Neptune, moving beyond an us-and-them mentality. This is a real blessing in relationships, especially as Neptune is also in separating trine to Venus. Pragmatic Mercury in Capricorn can be a little self-centered and Venus in Scorpio is prone to becoming fixated on the object of desire so Neptune can help us see our connection to others.
Pluto is again in wide sextile to Chiron, exact in January 2015. With current placements this aspect is particularly helpful for healing the rift between our earthly desire for power and success and our need to connect with spirit. Reconciling these aspects of our being brings greater peace. Pluto sextile Chiron won’t be exact again for a while but will continue within orb until February 2016.
With Pluto in Saturn’s sign of Capricorn and Chiron in Neptune’s sign of Pisces, Pluto sextile Chiron also has the potential to resolve the tension of the Saturn Neptune square. Over the past month this important and long-lasting aspect has brought disappointment for many as we’ve been forced to confront our idealism and put aside dreams that have no basis in reality. Find out more in my post on Saturn square Neptune.
The ongoing square between Pluto and Uranus will continue until mid April however this aspect will not be exact again for many years. Uranus square Pluto was an important part of the astrological landscape in 2015, creating conflict between the power of the status quo and an aggressive desire for change. Read about this important transit in my article Uranus square Pluto: how it affects you.
How are you experiencing Sun square Jupiter?
With office Christmas parties already in full-swing and the festive season just around the corner many will be finding Sun square Jupiter a difficult energy to resist. If your chart is personally triggered you may have to be very conscious over the next few days. What strategies are you considering to work with this energy? Please share your thoughts below.
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.