For the first time since August 2003, exactly 12 years ago, Jupiter returns to the sign of Virgo from today, 11th of August until the 10th of September 2016. It leaves behind, 12-month journey through the sign of Leo with a lot of benefits and excesses that the Leos, will surely not forget that easily.
Virgo is an Earth sign, so this period of Jupiter transiting this sign for a year, will be rather less idealistic than the previous one. In traditional astrology Jupiter in Virgo is considered in its detriment by being in the sign opposite to the one (PISCES) which rules. Jupiter in Virgo believes that is work and dedication that creates opportunities, rather than luck. Given this and the fact that for modern astrologers, with whom I identify myself more, Jupiter rules Sagittarius, sign that also challenges Virgo, due to its extraordinary optimism, I tend to think that Jupiter benefits Virgo, more than Virgo pales the energies of Jupiter, since it is endowed of a practicality and a contention that this huge planet does not usually have. At the same time Jupiter expands the horizons of Virgo, leading it to want to investigate what is beyond the known borders, to search in other cultures to enrich its work, and its vision of life. The obsession with perfection of Virgo can take some extraordinary dimensions, which has made us aware of obsessive compulsive disorders that can be expressed in addictions to food, such as bulimia or anorexia, but at the same time brings with it the desire to find the reasons for them to a more spiritual level. It also gives an intense search for alternatives to keep healthy, other than traditional medicine, and it also brings us closer to a more philosophical forms of education. Alternative medicine will be even more popular in this period.
In spite of changing signs, the square (9’º) to Saturn continues (http://www.astrologiaarquetipica.com/2014/11/16/the-saturn-jupiter-square-20014-15-16/), which will return to be exact on March 20, 2016; so is the conjunction to Venus, which is retrograde at the moment and returns to encounter Jupiter in Virgo on 16th and 17th October this year.
Amelia Earhart, the first woman to cross alone the Atlantic Ocean piloting a plane, had Jupiter in Virgo. She was a nurse during the war and this is another expression of this position o Júpiter in Virgo. Will Smith, Carla Bruni, John Glenn (one of the astronauts who went to the Moon), Osama Bin Laden, Alexandro Magno, the wonderful Eva Green and Cate Blanchett, all have Jupiter in Virgo in their birth chart.
The main features of Virgo which are its need to serve the community and its preoccupation with health, are enriched by the arrival of Jupiter, so worldwide we may see some improvements in Social Security, and jobs conditions. Work for Virgo is an obsession, but not to obtain status as with Capricorn, but to develop excellence. It will be a year where we’ll have to find jobs and practical solutions for all these immigrants crossing the Mediterranean in search of a better life and security for their families, escaping war and hunger, as many of us have done in the past at different times of our history.
Jupiter in Virgo will also facilitate communication and international trade. If you are looking for a promotion perhaps this is the moment to ask for it. The House where Virgo is in your birth chart will be where you will see the benefits of this transit that will accompany us in the next 12 months. The “Erasmus” system for students of all nationalities to be able to travel and do a year of theirs studies in other countries will also increase, so many students will benefit from it. A new impulse for all the business of ecological food on the market. Yoga, Tai-chi, Pilates and all these techniques will be even more popular, so if you are a teacher of any of these disciplines, go for it.
For Leos, who worry about the departure of this great benefactor from their sign, they must remember that is moving to activate the second House of finances, therefore plans and opportunities of new projects initiated in the last 12 months, may begin to bear fruit. PISCES, Gemini and Sagittarius will feel much more optimistic about their future, with a great impulse to do or to start projects they had in mind but didn’t dare to do before.
In its transit through Virgo, Jupiter will link with Neptune in September by opposition, which will force us to find international support for immigrants and refugees. In October it will form a trine to Pluto what can bring some real advance in global finance, finally. In March and June 2016 it will repeat this trine to Pluto and then it will link back with Saturn, which will feel powerfully through April and May. On January 8, is it will station retrograde at 23 ° of Virgo until May 9.
On a personal level the retrograde period of Jupiter in Virgo from January 8 to May 9, 2016, will be the golden opportunity for everyone to have a look at our health, our work, to find solutions to the problems that may exist in these two aspects of our life. A good time to think about what we do to make a living, and what we do with respect to our health. Do we eat too much?, do we drink too?, take too many drugs or prescription medicines?. Do not forget that our health is our responsibility and this body, is the only one we have. So take care of it with all your love, its what carries us through life. There is no happiness possible in a sick body. Time to take responsibility for our destiny. Jupiter protects us.
C’mon Virgo, this is your moment! Taurus and Capricorn also, go for it!