The last time that Jupiter was in Libra was from the end of the 2004 until October 2005. Do you remember what was happening in your life then? This transit of the largest planet in our Solar system through this sign ruled by Venus, or rather, one of the signs ruled by the Goddess of Beauty, also means the Return of Júpiter, for all those born with Jupiter in Libra. Meaning, everyone who turns 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, or 72, etc. in 2017 or at the end of this year.
Jupiter is known as the Great Benefactor, since it help us expand our horizons, in search of other neighborhoods, other cultures, it propels us to search, search, search. It rules the sign of Sagittarius and Pisces, two signs that speak of our philosophical and spiritual longings: Some of the least answered questions are: “What are we doing here?” “Why or what are we here for?”,”What is the meaning of life?”, “Is there a meaning to Life?” The two fields where we may find some answers, although never a definitive one, are Philosophy (Sagittarius) and/or Religion (PISCES), precisely where the Chiron (in PISCES) and Pholus (in Sagittarius) square is occurring now and during all of 2017. If you want to read about it go to: http://www.astrologiaarquetipica.com/blog/
Jupiter is Zeus for the Greeks, his Roman name is Jupiter. He is the King of the Gods and his story is full of adventure and extra-marital love-affairs. He is never known for his faithfulness. The many different disguises he assumes in order to conquer the nymph he desires, are of a exquisite creativity , he turned into a cloud, into a golden rain, into a beautiful seductive bull, etc, etc. But Hera (Juno), his sister and wife, always discovers him, and professes terrible punishments to the poor innocent conquests of her husband. They resonate in the life of many mortal marriages.
Jupiter is departing from an Earth sign and related to the 6th house, of health and work (among other things). Therefore if in this year, (2016) you’ve changed your diet, you’ve improved your lifestyle and you’ve found a healthier way of living, you can thank Jupiter in Virgo. Many people have become vegans, or almost, there’s been much more consciousness on the high price we pay for the beef, dairy farms and bird abusing industries. We have also seen many documentaries about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, with a less carnivorous diet, and the importance of consuming organic products. Most young people already know someone that has returned vegan, or at least vegetarian, and even if they don’t share their philosophy, they recognize that those who prefer to eat plants instead of animals, are growing in number.
But now Jupiter is going to spend a year in the Air sign of Libra. This sign ruled by Venus, in its more intellectual and less sensual aspect than in the sign of Taurus, more interested in the ‘other’ than in Taurus. Libra is a sign where justice in life is essential, a commitment, a journey. Libra pushes us to listen, instead of only talk, to “really” connect with the other, to find a way to get along with others. Jupiter this sign will therefore make us much more aware of the need to find compromise with others, even when we don’t agree with them. Where should we be more even-handed, more fair, taking into account the needs of others and our own. This will be felt personally and collectively.
Politicians will meet more than ever to find diplomatic solutions to the most urgent problems. We are starting with the the G20 meeting, planned to be held on 4–5 September 2016 in the city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Perhaps the war in Syria, will be on the agenda, if the parties finally agree to sit down and talk. This is a great opportunity to find more balance in our relationships. It is an exceptional good year for the Arts, for Beauty, therefore all systems and businesses that have to do with keeping us looking younger and more beautiful, like plastic surgery, fashion, cosmetics, etc, will see the benefit.
But the dark side of Jupiter, will also be in action, and one of its major flaws is EXCESS. Zeus overthrew his father and all the Titans, hence becoming the King of the Gods. He is known for his abundant self-esteem, that often knows no bounds. But even so, his ethics always win, and justice prevails with him. For all those who have Jupiter in Libra, no matter the age, this is an interesting moment of growth that includes expansion of one’s horizons and change. Touring, moving, traveling, changes at home, improving it, are all possible under this transit. It is common to travel to distant cultures which will change our vision of life in a very important and meaningful way. Also, it is possible to work with foreigners or in travel agencies.
But Jupiter will connect with other planets in its path through Libra. In November, on the 21-22, it will make its first square to Pluto, at the end of March 2017, will make the second and August 5, 2017 the last one, all at the same time that it will be opposing Uranus: these oppositions will take place in Christmas 2016, then it will be on March 3 and the last time will be 28 September 2017. These are bombastic combinations like everything that involves the energy of Uranus, unpredictable and explosive. Taking into account that it takes place in Aries-Libra (Uranus and Jupiter respectively) and Capricorn (Pluto) we will continue to see the changes of Governments and Heads of State, with great challenges to the Established Institutions. More than one nation and especially those most repressed and less benefited by decisions made by politicians will feel the strong need for independence.The fact that is traveling through Libra which propels us to diplomacy and compromise, this will be a balancing factor since oppositions force the planets involved to find a more even ground where to express themselves. Fortunately, already in December, when Jupiter opposed to Uranus, the latter will form a trine to Saturn at the same time, therefore a sextile to Jupiter. So our Christmas can be agitated and full of surprises and it is possible that we will feel the need to bring about change, or be overwhelmed by it. These are positive aspects though, and will fill us with optimism and the necessary energy to step forward. The Sextile (60 °) between Jupiter and Saturn, continues during the first week of January 2017 and the on 5 of February, when Jupiter is located to 23 ° of Libra, it will station retrograde until the 10th of June, when at 13 °, stations direct to begin its forward movement once again. It will be transiting Libra until October 11, 2017 when it will finally enter Scorpio, for the first time in 12 years.
OK. Here is a small review sign by sign. Very small. ;-D
The Cardinal signs: Aries-Cancer-Libra(especially) and Capricorn must already be feeling that itch for change, for improving their style of life. Something inside is fed up with the present situation.
Them others Air signs: Gemini and Aquarius, will feel that the luck is finally on theirs side , after a challenging period, so opportunities will be there to be grasped, therefore be attentive and willing to change.
Aries: is one of the most affected by this transit of Jupiter through Libra, in the sense that the need for commitment and restructuring of their relationships will be a great, it will be vital to give each other space within the relationship.
Taurus: will benefit this sign at work level, and above all in health. Is a good time to start new ways of nutrition and exercise. Perhaps is the time for finding a pet, if you don’t have one. Working abroad is also possible.
Gemini: the relationship with one’s own children is improving and love may call at the door. Responsibilities may feel overwhelming at times, but these are great opportunities to find your own creativity.
Cancer: you have the opportunity to improve your home or move to a more spacious house, perhaps more in touch with Nature. Relationships with family members get a boost.
Leo: will be more inclined to write and communicate in a more coherent and less demanding way. The relationship with brothers and sisters and also with neighbours have a chance of improvement.
Virgo: For this sign the financial situation will show signs of improvement. Traveling for work or working with people from different cultures is also on the cards.
Libra: You have one year to undertake you boldest projects and turn your life around. A very positive and expansive year.
Scorpio: Family constellations may give this sign an ancestral knowledge necessary for understanding. Relationships with family members may reveal secrets that explain many things.
Sagittarius: Even with Saturn in this sign for the rest of the 2017, Jupiter in Libra will feel like a breath of fresh air, which will balance the demands of responsibility with very progressive periods.
Capricorn: A powerful call to commitment and dialogue, can give the profession a new impetus and a new way of seeing things. There will be moments when the need to get rid of habits that make life boring and heavy, will be unbearable, but perhaps that is needed, to finally bring change about.
Aquarius: A breath of fresh air enters your life, with a sense of lightness and ease that you haven’t felt for years. Travels and new people can cause this necessary change you need.
Pisces: Jupiter in Libra brings the opportunity to look at life in a deeper way and also the need to find real meaning where there wasn’t any before. A big step towards for your spiritual life. You may benefit financially from other people’s money or through inheritance.