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This site will bring you some interesting and timely posts about what is going on in the Heavens — I love studying astrology, and I enjoy passing on the information I have gleaned from the moving planets in aspect to the sun and moon and each other.  Even if you feel this kind of post isn’t for you — if you give it a try, you might find it amusing, informative, downright accurate, or just a good way to pass a couple of lazy minutes on your computer. 

I have found over the years that much of what goes on in the ether does affect the happenings here on planet Earth — much depends on the sign you were born under and what aspects are in your own personal natal chart.  You can get your natal chart free from many sites on the internet — and learning where your sun and moon are located, along with the sign that was rising at the time of your birth will give you a heads up as to what cycle you are now going through. 

There are many cycles that the planets bring to us, Saturn, for instance (I call it the “learning” planet — has a cycle of approximately 28 to 30 years) — by the time we are 30 we have experienced the planets influence in each house of our natal chart.  It’s no wonder that the Hippies of the 60’s quipped “Don’t trust anyone over 30” — we are changed because of our having been through the many and varied, sometimes difficult lessons of Saturn throughout our charts.

Also there is a magnificent opposition from the planet Uranus at age 42 (give or take a year) that challenges us — can we say “mid-life crisis”?  This year is often fraught with changes that we might be less that anxious to have happen.  Yet the planet Uranus doesn’t bring a change unless it is going to build us a newer and stronger foundation.  It is part of the building blocks of our journey throughout this lifetimes path. 

We can accept and grow with the help of the Universal forces, or we can challenge the energies and find ourselves at odds with our true and natural path.  In astrology there is a saying “As above — so below” … this doesn’t mean we have no free will — it only shows us that by following the natural harmony of the galaxy, we can flourish and meet all of our expectations — or we can rale against the forces and be held accountable in many formidable ways.  The stars may impel, but they do not compel any actions or beliefs. 

The world is our oyster, there is so much for the taking, so much beauty, knowledge, fun and happiness to be garnered from our lifetime here, if we but choose to be aware and partake of its bounty.

I hope you will join me in opening up the mysteries and secrets of the Universe as we all travel on this tiny blue planet called Earth — it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to get it right, we have the choice, the right, and the means to become our best selves, and to find our place in the Universe.  Lets all gear up and promise ourselves we will choose to become the ultimate human being we are meant to be — awesomeness is an option — let it be you!

Welcome fellow searchers for the truth — it is out there…

 

September’s Astrological Activity — Autumnal Equinox — 2015

This September should prove to be an interesting and active time span as there will be two Eclipses occurring — a Solar Eclipse with the New Moon on September 13th in the sign Virgo at 20 degrees. This aspect has been building power for some months now — and it will crest at 1:41 AM EST (add one hour for DST), and its effects will continue for several weeks. Anyone born on or near this date or having the Moon or a Planet near this degree of Virgo may see some unexpected happenstance occur. For those whose birthdays coincide with the New Moon Eclipse it can be a karmic and upbeat year beginning a new solar cycle, those whose birthdays are in opposition may have to deal with pending long-term issues but they can resolve them with fortitude and patience, and the New Moon energy is often a positive in one’s life. If we learn to simplify our lives with the movement of the Sun, Moon and Planets, we can enjoy a modicum of control over our experiences. Of course, we all have stressors, changes, and difficulties in our lives, but being one with the Universal flow is tantamount to breathing! We live, grow, evolve, and come to grips with the idea of not being infinite on this Earth — however — we are infinite in the Universal ether. We are energy incarnate — full of the dynamic essence that makes up all of our Universe — able to be changed, but not be destroyed. We will always Be!

The second Eclipse, a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse occurs on September 27th at 9:50 PM EST, and will energize the sign Aries at 4 degrees. As with all Full Moons the potential for excessive power being expelled is high, and in Aries (ruled by Mars) we might expect some upsetting issues or angry words to be brought forth. Especially those whose birthdays might be near or opposite this degree will have to be wary of entering into any volatile discussions or opposing anyone who is already out-of-control, angry and perhaps spewing forth hatred and bias. It would be advisable to back off of any heated confrontation if possible, or try to diffuse anyone who appears ready for a fight. Of course, this sort of advice is the bottom-line during any Full Moon period. Learn to use the volatile combustion of this Full Moon by arranging some activity of a Mars nature — see a boxing match, go to a demolition derby, find a fast-moving action film to go to see, attend a High School football game, use this time to enjoy the freedom of rooting for your home team or being agape at the speed and action of a car race! Allow your activity to follow the positive motions of the Lights and Planets. Work with the natural harmony within the Galaxy. Find your excitement in a controlled setting, and yell your head off, hoot and holler as loud as you can, and enjoy the tension and thrill of whatever activity you most enjoy.

Most of us will find these days or evenings will pass relatively unnoticed — however, all of us should be aware of the potential for controversy rearing its ugly head. Staying calm, cool and collected will be the best advice for all concerned. Walk away, don’t engage, and allow time to pass before revisiting the issues. Nothing is as important as maintaining your equilibrium and strength of character, being right isn’t the most important thing, rather listening and really understanding the other persons viewpoint can help to stem any fractious and precipitous actions. Be the beacon of light and love to all those who enter your realm.

Venus will meet up with Mars on the 1st at 14 degrees of Leo — sparking a few new romantic ideas, and perhaps precipitating a sudden “love-at-first-sight” meeting! However, Venus is in Rx mode, so it might be better to wait until the 6th when Lady Venus turns direct before believing this is the love of your life — time is a great arbiter of truth — allow time to mellow the early glow until you find the reality of the infatuation.

Pluto will turn direct on the 25th but will be in negative aspect to Mercury — batten down the hatches and make sure your financial situation is stable. With Mercury in the mix one should be wary of speaking out of turn and making a fuss without all of the facts. Be circumspect in all of your dealings during this time span. You don’t have to explain or apologize for something you “didn’t” say!

Of course, September always brings our magical Autumnal Equinox, this year it is on the 23rd as the Sun enters the Cardinal sign of Libra at 3:21 AM EST. The Equinox always send a shiver down my spine as I feel the ancient power of the old ones using the energy, dynamism and vitality of this day to begin their harvest, thankful for all that Nature had bestowed upon them. With invocation, prayer and ritual, they thanked the Gods for their bounty and honored their pledge to return to the Earth that which belongs to the Earth. Balancing their needs with the responsibility of caring for the land, taking only what they needed to flourish, they worshiped the life-giving ground upon which they trod. Careful to  nourish the soil, not overwork their land and rotate their crops — they were successful in their ability to survive and indeed thrive. Giving obeisance to the Gods of the land, sea and sky — they honored all of the natural world, and in turn were given the bounteous gifts of life. Humble, meek,  hard-working and full wonder at the miracles they beheld, they respected the ephemeral world they could never understand, but knew existed. They had faith in the benign workings of the Universe, and they in turn were given the promised land, and the ability to build upon their blessings of fertile soil and burgeoning crops. They held the Gods in high esteem, devoting their lives to the rhythms of the Natural Order. The Equinox marked their successful working of the land with a bountiful harvest to be gathered for the long winter month ahead.  It allowed our ancestors to believe they would survive for another year and that they were worthy of continuity in the rugged and harsh world they inhabited. Believing in their Gods, believing in themselves, and believing in their future they carried on with dignity and a fervor for life itself.  Today our Equinox is noted by those few who realize its importance in our timeline of evolutionary success — mystical rituals lost in time renewed and celebrated as a paean to those who have gone before us. As we stand on this island World, alone and unique in a Universe yet to be understood — we are humbled by the bravery and insight of the old ones, as they seemed to realize our role in enduring each life cycle and overcoming the odds. Immerse yourself into the rhythm of the Equinox — sit, meditate, ponder all that you have sown this past year and find the harvest you have made for yourself. Reward yourself with a moment of inner peace, reflective memory, and rejoice in your humanity!

Saturn will be returning to jolly Sagittarius on the 17th bringing a more uplifting energy to our everyday experiences. We may have resolved during Saturn’s Rx period in Scorpio to move forward with our plans and we can now see that our goals are within reach. Saturn expects hard work, and a focused attitude but will give generous rewards to those who follow his teachings.

Mercury will be Retrograding in Libra from September 17th to the 9th of October (starting at 15 degrees of Libra and ending at zero degrees on the 9th before turning direct) — relationships issues may be brought to the fore, any situation needing to be balanced will be on the front burner, and we should be careful of our communications and transportation. Don’t sent that snarky email to your boss, your ex, or anyone while you are still upset about any happening, wait at least 24 hours and re-read your note — you will probably find you are glad you didn’t send it and if you still want to vent, find a more intimate way to bring up the subject in person. Also make sure your cars have been maintained properly, any trips are double checked for cancellations or delays. And be flexible in your response to any glitches you encounter.

There is a lot going on this month, it will serve us well to concentrate on the positive happenings we can enjoy and will help improve our lives. It does no one any good to wallow in a negative pattern of anger or bitterness. Hatred eats into one’s soul and erodes the inner core of our innate  goodness — if we can find our way to seeing the beauty that surrounds us everywhere, to look into the soul of loving kindness that is in each of us, to appreciate our uniqueness and magnificence, we would all be amazed at our singular happiness. We are a band of brothers and sisters meant to work toward a common goal of communion, empathy and spiritual union. May we all reach for the stars in our quest to come together in love. Peace!

 

 

 

Jupiter in Virgo — Part II — Through the Zodiac Houses — August 11th 2015 to September 9th 2016

Jupiter in Virgo will bring all of us opportunities to try another route or pathway through our lives. Jupiter is always up for a good time and a “more is better” philosophy — however in Virgo, the brakes will be put on any outrageous or over-the-top plans that just don’t have a chance of helping us make it to our goals. Jupiter in Virgo is more thoughtful, more capable of planning for the long-term, and will bring us new and insightful ideas of how to go about achieving our deepest desires. Jupiter in Virgo will also help us to get in shape, find a cause, give of ourselves, and do good works.

Each House of the Zodiac has several specific areas that it offers to us in order for us to use each House fully whilst Jupiter in Virgo resides there for the next year, we will try to give a few hints as to the best way to enhance our lives by engaging this duo most effectively throughout the Houses of our personal Zodiac.

Jupiter in Virgo in the First House — The First House is where we dream our dreams, where our hopes and wishes lie, and where, because it houses our Ascendant, our outer facade is put on display. Often when our Sun sign and the sign on our Ascendant don’t mesh, there is a disconnect between how we perceive ourselves and how others see us. If our Sun and Ascendant are in tune with each other, there is a more realistic profile that we project and others will see with a more rational eye. When Jupiter in Virgo passes over our Ascendant it opens a new cycle for our pathway this year as Jupiter will traverse your First House throughout the coming year. There will be new opportunities to review your goals and a more practical way of seeing your forward motion. If you have been feeling “stuck” in a job or other dilemma — Jupiter in Virgo can help you see the reality of your situation, and may show you other options you may be able to take in order to change your lifestyle. Virgo doesn’t usually bring a lot of fanfare and rousing changes, rather a practical and steady plan to encourage you to perhaps take a chance on something entirely different and new. If you need to get in shape, you might have to work a little harder to stick to your diet plan as Jupiter tends towards weight gain, however while in Virgo, Jupiter is quite likely to be more amenable to some dietary restrictions and exercising. You may decide to join a gym for your own health benefits, and to find new outlets for your bountiful ability to help others.

On the other hand with Jupiter in the mix, there might also be a wonderful chance for you to break free of your “rut” by studying your options in light of new experiences and previously unforeseen opportunities. You will have a “light bulb” moment whilst Jupiter in Virgo transits this House of the Zodiac, and it will be up to you to be prepared to take advantage of any new prospects that come your way. You have been preparing for this exact occasion for a long period, and it is time to reap your rewards! Able, accurate, knowledgeable, hard-working, loyal and prepared to do your best at all times — it is your year to shine — accept what the Universe is offering and improve your life and the lives of your loved ones by being open to all of the bounty that will be presented to you in this year of Jupiter in Virgo!

Jupiter in Virgo in the Second House — The Second House of the Zodiac is where we find our earned and unearned monies. We all know the stories of Jupiter’s largess in giving and getting bigger and better rewards, however whilst in Virgo, Jupiter’s generosity might be squelched by Virgo’s practicality. When these two work together in concert, there will be occasions when you may get the chance to find a new source of income. (Yes — you might win the lottery — but that’s probably not likely). There could be an inheritance (2nd House opposite the 8th of death and regeneration), but with Virgo in the mix it may not be as much or as expansive as you expected. Or there may be strings attached to any unearned monies coming your way. It will be your choice whether or not to partake of these offerings. With Jupiter in Virgo in the 2nd House, it will be up to you to take the reins and lead the way to a life of more financial security. A hobby might be the way for you to add to your income, or a talent may blossom with an opportunity for you to shine. Don’t negate any suggestion of help or a class that will show others what you have to offer. If you do already have some other form of income, try and expand your audience — craft fairs, eBay, or home parties, and local functions can get you noticed and your work into the public domain.

Another way Jupiter in Virgo can impact our 2nd House is through it’s opposite sign Pisces, bringing us vivid dream-states, visionary ideas, and enhanced intuition. You may be surprised to find you “know” certain things before they happen, or have an inkling of how a situation will work out. Allow yourself to be guided by your innate knowledge and trust in your instincts. When you have a good feeling about someone or something, breathe in and take a moment to really feel your entire body and what it is telling you. Also, if you have a negative feeling about a person, place or situation — be fully aware of your surroundings, and let your “Spidey” senses guide you to a safe conclusion. We all have the ability to grasp the aura of people, places and things — and our reaction is often just instinctual. No red flags, no rhyme or reason, just a “knowing” that something is positive or negative!

This could be the year you get your financial house in order, to plan for your future and retirement, and find a way to enhance the possibilities of having a comfortable nest-egg when the time is right.It’s worth the effort to carefully go over your finances — you may find a forgotten bank account, an IRA or 401K left behind with your last job, or a new source of income you never imagined. Perhaps some old Savings Bonds you were given as a baby — so many unimagined ways to improve your bottom line. Look carefully at any bonds or stock certificates that might be in a safety deposit box, check jewelry boxes for baubles that might have some value, and do dig into that attic or cellar where “old junk” is stored. You may be in for the surprise of a lifetime! Make this Jupiter in Virgo year work for you and your financial future.

Jupiter in Virgo in the Third House — The Third House of the Zodiac holds our neighbors and neighborhoods, aunts, uncles, cousins and close relationships. Also housed here are beginning educational goals, short journeys and old-fashioned letter writing. Opposite the 9th house it may draw in some legal questions, higher education and vacation plans. It is kind of a transitional house that we use in our every day life — taking care of our abode, greeting neighbors, looking in on those in our area that are elderly and perhaps in need of help, pitching in to improve our communal living areas, and making sure our school systems and town or city facilities are up to par. Even if we live in a large city — our neighborhood surrounds us with its unique aura of hectic and active movement, or in pastoral settings a quiet and refined feeling of contentment. We cannot always choose where we have to live, our jobs, family obligations, personal desires and financial situations often control these decisions. It’s our job to make our situation work for us in the most positive and personally gratifying manner as possible.

Jupiter in Virgo can bring changes for the better, although we might not perceive it as such at the moment. In hindsight we will be more able to judge that those decisions we had to make were for the best, and we have grown and prospered because of our choices. There will be opportunities to be found locally and we might even be thinking of getting into the political scene to help improve our neighborhood. You will be thinking idealistically and will want to create a bigger and better school system, town government, day-care facility, lunch program, adult day-care, road improvements, animal shelter, or indeed — whatever piques your fancy. Jupiter in Virgo will bring healthier ideas, an urgency to improve your overall living conditions, and the ability and strength to follow through on any plans you have for your ideal future. Your own health will also become a focus of your interest, whether because of a desire to look better, feel better or just overall to have more energy and stamina. Virgo is usually quite particular about diet, clothing, furnishings and lifestyle — and while enjoying Jupiter’s stay will use the expansive and novel ideas that Jupiter puts forth to improve their health and daily life. Jupiter in Virgo in the Third House can bring amazing changes that were never before thought about, and will attempt to better the lives of those whose charts have Virgo lodged within. Look forward to the opportunities that will present themselves to you, and prepare yourself to be able to take advantage of the largess of Jupiter in Virgo.

Jupiter in Virgo in the Fourth House — This transit of Jupiter in Virgo through the Fourth House may prove to be an amazing and productive time for you. Herein lie our foundations, our first home, our introduction to life itself. Ponder on the possibilities of this year ahead and marvel at the beauty of recreating, redecorating, and renewing all that you have learned. Open your heart and mind to the opportunities of Jupiter in Virgo’s unique combination of Bigger is Better, but with practicality and planning! Home, family, community will come into focus some time during this year ahead — you will be urged to follow your childhood mores and family traditions, your earliest lessons in life. However, Jupiter in Virgo will also be shaking up the status quo in order for you to get rid of any rules and regulations that no longer fit into your lifestyle. We now know enough to “look both ways” when crossing a street — we know we should be respectful to older adults — we have learned to say “please and thank you” when something nice has been done for us. But some strict or onerous teachings can be put aside because we are now adults and we can choose what ideals and traditions we want to follow or indeed pass on to our own offspring.

Karmic and often holding a sense of our ancestry the Fourth House is wrapped up in our psyches with messages and lessons from our youth. We want to build on a strong foundation that was passed onto us from our parents and grandparents — if we were lucky enough to have loving and responsible people who cared about us and our needs. Often there might be a disconnect with one parent who perhaps was not always present — job issues, health problems, so many difficulties not expected. Now would be a good time to heal those wounds or reconnect with any estranged family members — it might not be easy, but in the long run it will be worthwhile — even if all your questions are not answered to your liking. This transit of Jupiter in Virgo can wipe the slate clean of any angst or controversy from your younger days, allowing you to move on without that onus of angry or long-held feelings of resentment. You may find your remembrances aren’t like those of your parents, siblings or others in the household at that time. Everyone’s experience is unique and differs according to so many factors — find your truth and free your soul.

Opposite Pisces, you may have drawn some talent in the arts or theater arena, or perhaps are extremely intuitive and sensitive to the aura of people around you. Finding your true path might have been a struggle and you still feel a need to find a more fitting job or career that will fill your need for creativity and practicality — with Jupiter in Virgo you can move forward and take a chance on something you left on the back burner because you hadn’t the ability to get into a specific field. This can be your year to rid yourself of any old frustrations, and find that niche you know in your heart is right for you to pursue. Allow yourself to be open to new opportunities and be brave enough to take a chance on your own talents and abilities. You could end this year with a whole new outlook and dream that you know you will be able to fulfill. Go for the gold!

Jupiter in Virgo in the Fifth House — Fun, family, freedom and pleasure are at home here in the Fifth House of the Zodiac! Jupiter in Virgo here can bring an abundance of good things, with a practical and useful component. So probably not winning the lottery — but increasing your quality time with family and friends is surely on the table. This house also has a dark side because we will find gambling, addiction, obsession and alcoholism herein. Jupiter in Virgo may be a good thing for these problems by bringing common-sense solutions to the fore. Perhaps if in good aspect to a Planet residing within your Fifth House, Jupiter in Virgo will bring out the problem and help with follow through to control or even find a solution to get things straightened out. Jupiter in Virgo can wrest out underlying issues in the family dynamic, and will shine a light on the difficulty so that it can be addressed in a positive and controlled manner. If you are struggling with any difficult issues of this sort, Jupiter in Virgo can and will help you to find the right solution and the right people to help you correct the situation if you are ready and able to address the truth of your condition. Seek those who will be of service to you in your time of need. Virgo will give you the strength to conquer your struggle, and Jupiter will be there cheering you on your way!

Generous Jupiter in Virgo in the Fifth House can bring new life into your realm, if hoping to have a child now might be the time to prepare — also children in general are in the spotlight with jolly Jupiter in residence. This year will be a wonderful time for that awesome family vacation, a trip to see grandparents that live far away, or you may even be thinking of buying a summer or winter get-a-way. The aspects are generously egging you on to find your bliss this year. Also, if you have wanted to expand a natural talent that you have, but have let it be sidelined by family obligations, this might be the year for you to explore classes or areas where your talents can be showcased. Whether you are ready for a one-man show, or just want to improve on a basic ability — this could be your year to shine. Love the theater — now might be right for you to get involved with a local theater group or Summer playhouse! Hone your talents whatever they are and become more independent and feel the energy of breaking free of any shyness or hesitancy that has been holding you back.

Of course, this will be a magnificent time to connect and reconnect with family, spend more quality time with the children, or your beloved, or if you have been distant from some loved ones, this will be a good time for you to try to get back into a positive relationship with those who have drifted away. All it may take is a phone call to someone from the past, or if there has been a long span of time with ill feelings, you may have to encourage a conversation about the divisive issues. This time span will help to bring a positive and rewarding ending to a long-term contentious situation. It is worth the effort — most of us truly regret those things we didn’t do, the conversations we didn’t have, putting forth the effort to correct those injustices. Allow the best side of your Humanity to be brought forth and be the peacemaker. Jupiter in Virgo will bring an abundance of opportunities — find your gold ring, and reap the rewards of knowing your own truth.

Jupiter in Virgo in the Sixth House — This house is a natural for Jupiter in Virgo — it has rulership over service to others, our day-to-day jobs, our own health, diet, and exercise, and our coworkers, and it also has dominion over our small pets. Virgo also has an interest in medicine and therefore we will often find many health professionals who have strong aspects to the sixth house in their charts. Jupiter brings bigger and better to the house it is transiting so we might expect our jobs to become busier, our day-to-day lives becoming more involved with others, and we might be thinking of adopting a new pet (or two). We also may find we want to get in better shape — joining a gym or health club — finding a new yoga or tai chi class and improving your diet. This might be the year for you to train for that marathon, start jogging, or join a spinning class. You will be looking for something different and you will want quick results. Take your time in choosing your venue, and be sure you have your Doctors approval for any extreme sport.

We may also find we have an elderly parent, friend or neighbor who needs some extra care or daily wellness calls — Jupiter in Virgo will help you find the right people, adult-day-care facility or home health care worker that will fit your needs. You also may find you will have to carefully moderate your schedule in order to take care of these extra obligations — however — Jupiter is enfolding you in a golden aura of protection at all times.

You might find you are going to have more responsibility at work — extra hours or chores — if you can find a way to incorporate others in order to be able to designate some of the extra load. Often, our supervisors take us for granted — but don’t allow yourself to be overwhelmed by responsibilities others should be handling. You will be able to strategize a way to be more efficient without allowing any productivity to slacken.

You know your abilities better than anyone and with Jupiter in Virgo’s help you will be able to make this year one of success and innovation — you can bring the extra benefits of Jupiter into your everyday life. If you have a hobby or other talent, you may be able to increase your audience and find another way to enhance your life. Feel the energy of Jupiterian joy, elan, and style and make it your own. Opportunity will be at your doorstep, you just have to be prepared to take advantage of its bounty!

Jupiter in the Seventh House — In the Seventh House we find our partners, both business and marriage and indeed any partnership that works for both of you. Jupiter in Virgo might bring a plethora of choices in all areas of partnership — there could be many offers for you to choose from and your job will be to find the best and most compatible choice. If you are contemplating a business alliance, you have to be sure you do adequate vetting of those you will allow to enter your realm. Seek out any area that will give you good information and find everything you need to know to make the right decision. If contemplating marriage, Jupiter will bring abundance and joy — still in Virgo, there will have to be some semblance of common-sense — no over-the-top outrageous functions — rather a tasteful and moderate family occasion that all will enjoy. Virgo is ever practical and sensible, and although Jupiter tries to get her to go outside her comfort zone — Virgo will most likely prevail.

This house is also prone to a change in living quarters; a new job, marriage, or other life-changing situation may force you to move elsewhere. Being aware of all the changes that are coming your way will help you adapt more easily to the move — most of us resist change in any form — yet if we are to grow and mature — change is one of life’s frequent lessons. With Jupiter in the mix this may be a move up the corporate ladder, buying a bigger and better home, getting a new job out of state, or marrying someone whose life is in another area. Moving can be a happy and better fit for you at this time and worrying or fretting about it won’t make it any easier. Rather put your Virgo common-sense to work — write out the pros and cons, evaluate each entry and see how you can make it yours. Virgo’s are great strategists and planners and can find a way to improve their lives by being open to new adventures.

Don’t underestimate your abilities and make allies wherever you work in order to build a solid foundation, Use this year of Jupiter in Virgo to fine tune your relationships, whether business or companionable, and find new ways to enhance the quality of your rapport and strengthen your alliances. Also, keep your eyes open for those opportunities that come your way — you will be meeting new and interesting people, be on someone’s radar, and will find you have those who will always have your back . Don’t allow this Jupiter in Virgo year to slip by unnoticed — find new friends, seek out more appealing work, and bring your “A” game to whatever you choose. This year could be the year you find your Bliss!

Jupiter in Virgo in the Eighth House — The Eighth House of the Zodiac has rulership over death, taxes, regeneration, rebirth, inheritances, other people’s money, perhaps retirement funds, and secrets. This House usually makes folks a bit uneasy as we don’t always enjoy talking about the end of life or paying our taxes! This House is where your expenditures occur (opposite the 2nd House – earned monies) and where many mysteries of life are housed. When Jupiter in Virgo transits this house there are a variety of things that can be put into motion — perhaps you have an elderly parent or relative who is nearing the end of their days — they are putting their “house in order” — delegating folks to “speak” for them when they no longer can do it for themselves. Also wills, estates, and legacies are being written and vetted by families for fairness and expediency when the time comes. The Eighth House is important to all of us as it might hold an inheritance, or some bauble that someone wants you to have when they are gone. This house is an emotional house in that we are forced to “feel” emotions that might be painful and long-lasting. We face the loss of loved ones and we will have to follow their passing with legal issues and governmental officialdom.

Jupiter in Virgo will bring a beneficent aura of acceptance and a feeling that it is alright to move on. Virgo is aware of the journey that our lives must take and has a practical and commonsense viewpoint that this is how it should be. In combination Jupiter allows Virgo to not only see the big picture, but brings the inner beauty of just what our lives encompass. We are born — we grow, prosper, learn, procreate, we begin to wain and we face our mortality. Some of our journey is painful and difficult, much of our lives are surrounded by love, kindness and caring — if we are cognizant we appreciate each and every moment we are given on this magnificent Earth. We are loved, and in turn we love — we follow our ancestral patterns as did our parents — as do we. It is an age old parade of tradition, customs, ritual, belief and folkloric history gleaned from the mists of time.

Karmic and as old as time itself the Eighth House holds many of our deepest fears, our most honored loved ones, the end of life, our reincarnation, and the magic and ritual of infinity. For we believe that after death is regeneration and rebirth. We are awed and amazed at our being — we eventually come to grips with our mortality, and we learn to live deeply and with all of our senses in order to commit ourselves to our humanity. Unique and irreplaceable — each of us has a story to tell, a life to be lived to the fullest, and the opportunity to find our Bliss, we are the anointed and the privileged to  have been born onto this tiny blue orb. We must find a way to make our lives count — with Jupiter in Virgo in the Eighth House there is the opportunity for growth and wisdom to enter our realm — make the most of this time span — find your mystical roots, and become immersed in your Karmic pathway, know that you are a beloved child of the Universe.

Jupiter in Virgo in the Ninth House — The Ninth House is a very busy area in our charts, having realm over our higher education, traveling long distances, religion, our future plans, and the law. Jupiter is very much at home here in the Ninth House his natural domain, however in Virgo there seems to be a kind of cloud over his usual buoyancy and joyous outlook. Jupiter gives us our ideas about our future — planning great things for us to complete — and generally wanting us to enjoy life, love and all good things. Now with Virgo in the mix there is a damper on any outrageous plans we might contemplate. That once in a lifetime vacation might be put on hold, because the saved money is needed elsewhere, you may be facing some legal issues, you have to help with college expenses, you need another car — almost any scenario can play out with delay because of Virgos practicality — however — Jupiter will do his utmost to see that some of the fun things you have planned will come to fruition — perhaps in a less dynamic way than you had contemplated.

You may also find yourself in a House of Worship for a special occasion, wedding, baptism, confirmation or a solemn memorial for an acquaintance. Or you may decide to look into a denomination other than your own, seeking answers that you haven’t yet found, and hoping to be enlightened with wisdom and knowledge about the infinite. Jupiter in Virgo will dig deep into any area that needs clarifying and openness. This combination will seek out the truth and demand answers that will satisfy the questioner  and fulfill his demands. Any situation that requires a truthful response will have a good chance of being answered honestly whilst Jupiter in Virgo reigns in the Ninth House.

There might be a need to visit some relatives during this time span, especially those who live some distance from you. You may feel an obligation to check up on older parents, aunts or uncles, or some friend from college you haven’t seen in some time. For a more lighthearted journey, you may be going to a college reunion out of state that will bring you into contact with some old friends and colleagues. Or you may be visiting Universities with a child who is ready to enter the world of academia soon. So many ways that Jupiter in Virgo can manifest in the Ninth House. Indeed if well-planned — that awesome vacation may be just the ticket for this year and you will fulfill one item on your bucket list! Work with the energy, dynamism and protection of Jupiter in Virgo to make your dreams come true — believe in the bounty of the Universe to help you create your own reality.

Jupiter in Virgo in the Tenth House — The Tenth House is so important to us — it shows our social facade to the world, holds our occupation and our lives in the professional world, profiles our accomplishments, heralds our authority and popularity. Jupiter in Virgo should prove useful to those who are climbing in society, are in a position to move up the corporate ladder and have proven themselves to be worthy of consideration of favorable notoriety. This is where we find our mentor, or become one ourselves, work with authority figures to improve our company and our community. We garner power in the Tenth House, especially if we tend to use for worthy and deserving ideals. This is where we can shine, show our talents and come into contact with those who will be willing and able to help us achieve our goals.

Opposite the Fourth House of our foundations, we may also find we have more responsibility for aging parents or a relative who is in need of extra care. With Jupiter herein, we might find our ego getting a bit inflated with our successes, however whilst in Virgo, this should be short lived as Virgo will find a way to bring us back down to Earth. Jupiter in Virgo is honest, truthful, always aware of doing the right thing and having the right stuff to accomplish their goals. If one gets a bit “too big for their britches” there will be an accounting that will bring the braggart down a peg or two. Still the opportunity for advancement in any field is wide open and with a little luck, commonsense, and genuine ability there will be offers for you to expand your realm.

Holding reign at the top of the Chart, the Tenth House opens us up to the world at large, and widens our knowledge of how things really work. We can find a way to rise to the top of our field while this combination of Jupiter in Virgo is here for the next year. Use this time span well to increase your income, to join those groups that will enhance your chances for success, meet new people who will look favorably on you and the talents you have to offer their company, business, or whatever establishment they are running. Hone your skills and be prepared to show your best aptitudes and abilities. Peruse your resume to make it appealing with one glance, if necessary find a professional resume writer to help you create a winning profile of your accomplishments.

This may be your year to shine on the stage of your own choosing — find your true pathway throughout this lifetime, and decide to give it your all — you may find you are at the top of your game when this year of Jupiter in Virgo comes to an end!

Jupiter in Virgo in the Eleventh House — Herein lie our hopes and wishes, our friendships, our larger animal pets, social groups and clubs, and old acquaintances. We hold a lot of our hopes for the future within this house — as we dream our dreams and hold out hopes for a better future. With Jupiter in Virgo, we may find some of our deepest wishes are coming to fruition because of the way in which we have lived our lives. The good will we have sent out to others has a way of coming back to us in unexpected ways, and this may be the year you will experience a breakthrough in seeing positive results in enhancing your life. It may be from an old friend whom you helped many years ago and although you have only been in touch sporadically throughout the years, they remembered your kindness and are going to repay in kind. It might be that in your job you impressed a superior with your willingness to take on extra work during a difficult time, and now they are presenting you with a job offer that will give you more economic security and a higher profile within the business community. It is here in the Eleventh House that our dreams can come true — it is as if we had put money in the bank and now the interest it has earned has surpassed anyone’s imagination. Good will eventually bring good!

We may also be contemplating getting a new larger pet, a large breed dog that we can now afford or perhaps a horse or pony for the kids — now that they are capable of enjoying riding the trails, and more importantly taking on the care of the animal. Or you might just be adding a few new animals to your already busy home. It is as if the timing is right for you to expand your outlook and your capacity for taking on new challenges. You may be getting involved in a 4H club so that your children will learn the beauty and trials of taking care of a living creature. Joining clubs or social groups may be on your agenda for business reasons, or just to become more active in your community.

Jupiter in Virgo will bring you opportunities to expand your interests wherever they lie, as long as you are willing to assume the extra responsibility of meeting those expectations that others have of you. Know just what you are taking on, and be aware that the job, trusteeship, club membership or pet ownership may hold more difficulties or obstacles than you had envisioned. When you are sure you want this new opportunity and feel you are up to the task — go for it! You may find a new pathway that brings you much joy and contentment. While Jupiter in Virgo is in this house, it might be the year you find your ultimate dream coming true!

Jupiter in Virgo in the Twelfth House — At the end of the Zodiacal realm is our Twelfth House, within this house are our fears, the area where we feel least in control, hidden secrets, our self-limiting issues, confinement —  whether in hospitals or prisons, and where we often are more critical of ourselves than are others. This is a difficult area to explore because each individual has such diverse issues and “hang-ups” that all manner of happenstance can occur within. While beneficent Jupiter in Virgo resides here for the next year, we have the opportunity to look within ourselves, and determine whether we are using our innate skills as effectively as we might. Jupiter will soften any negativity we constantly tell ourselves about “not being good enough”, not rising to the top of our profession,  generally not coming up to par in this lifetime, letting our families down, and seemingly not caring what others think of us. With Virgo in the mix, we will get a more realistic viewpoint about where we really stand — you may be surprised to find that many people admire and respect you for your efforts in several areas of your life. Have you overcome addiction, poverty, illness, alcoholism or any other dependency you know was making your life a misery for you and your loved ones? This year could be your breakout year to overcome all the odds and find yourself victorious at the end of this transit.

Working with Jupiter in Virgo can be the epitome of the past few years where you have been trying to change your life, you may have sought counseling or rehab, you may have improved your health, you may have finally gotten a good job and are on a new road to success. Keep your eyes on an eventual positive outcome and remember what disastrous results will occur if you fail. Not that you might not have a few chances to grow and overcome any difficulties you might have, but it is you who have to recognize the issues at hand and vow to work toward a solid goal of independence and self-reliance. Just think how good it will feel to be in control of your life and how helpful you can be to your family when you have a balanced and healthy body and mind.

Of course, many of us will not be facing actual physical or mental problems, rather that nagging feeling we just aren’t living up to our potential. It’s time to rid yourself of any naysayers withing your group, find those positive people who “know” you have a lot to offer, and work within a framework of knowing you are worthy. Jupiter in Virgo will bring opportunity and new prospects your way, but you must be able to take advantage of this largess. If you need more education — find a way to get it or take on an apprenticeship in any field you are interested in pursuing. Don’t let this unique time span pass you by — you know yourself better than anyone, and even with a few doubts, you can overcome any inadequacies you feel you have with a little effort and a lot of heart! Make this year the year you reach your goals, or are on the pathway to success. It’s up to you!

 

In Conclusion —

Going through the Houses of the Zodiac with Jupiter in Virgo is a complex and challenging subject, there are so many variables for each of us and so many Planetary aspects that modify or test our abilities that no one answer will help everyone. We can only give a thumbnail sketch that is an overview of issues that may relate to your life at this particular time. Take these suggestions with a grain of salt and use them as a guideline and alter them to your own needs. If you have a Planet in any of the Houses that make contact or aspects to your Sun or Moon, there will be more intensity involved in any quest. We hope some of this is helpful in some small way in order to allow everyone to use the positive transit of Jupiter in Virgo to their best advantage, and that some good will come your way. Life is always about change, adaptation, acceptance, and moderation — if we can accept our lot in life, find some simple ways to improve it, and enjoy each day we are given — we are winners in the game of life! We are born of woman, we grow and learn with time, we procreate and find wisdom, we accept our fated end, and we will rise again in the mists of infinity. Peace!

 

 

 

 

New Moon Reminder — August 14th 2015

Our New Moon in Leo gives us a chance to put forth our deepest wishes, dreams and affirmations into the ether. Our thoughts have substance and the weight of our truths — when entered into the flow of  Universal harmony they can and will manifest into our world to become part of our reality. It is up to you to “feel” those areas where a change or some positive input will make a difference in your day-to-day life. Stuck in a routine that gives you little pleasure and a lot of repetitive work that doesn’t seem to o make sense to you, try writing out some ideas, hopes and wishes that will make a positive difference in your life. Especially those whose birthday is near this date should definitely write out their wishes — and anyone who has the Sun, Moon or a Planet at 21 degrees of Leo will have a bit more power and energy being sent their way. It’s up to you to take advantage of these special moments in time to improve your lot in life. Believe in your karma and the flow of Universal harmony.

The New Moon in Leo crests at 9:54 AM EST (add one hour for DST) — keep your requests as simple as you like or put in as much detail as seems right to you. We all have our opinions of what we and our loved ones need to have a positive and happy life. Nothing is off the table, you can be as outrageous or mundane as you wish. Sometimes an off-the-wall idea will take hold and make a major difference in your life.

Want more independence, love, appreciation or even financial security — it’s all OK to wish for as you like! Leo is ruled by the Sun — and has very elegant tastes — so you might want to upgrade your home, wardrobe, or ability to spend money on a hobby. Leo also has a soft spot for children — you may want to include an affirmation for success in school, or at a new job or internship they might be contemplating. The world is your oyster insofar a you can choose what means the most to you — and when you have thought about it for a while — take your pen to paper and write with feeling just what it is you want to manifest in your life.

Miracles happen every day — good luck is in everyone’s chart — and this might be the New Moon that will supercharge your requests into reality! Use your imagination, your intuition, and your heart (Leo rules the heart) — and put your appeal into the ether. You have nothing to lose and lots to gain — go for the Gusto and hear that Leonine Lion roar! Peace

Progressed Sun Signs — Growth, Wisdom and Evolution

When we are born our Natal Chart is like our fingerprints, it doesn’t change — it is as the Heavens were at the moment of your coming into this world. We are always ruled by the Sun sign we were born under, and our persona is individualized by the many differences in where our Moon and other Planets are located — sign, house position, aspects to the other Heavenly bodies, etc.

However, since the Planets and Sun and Moon are constantly in motion and moving forward, we all will have what is essentially a Progressed Chart. This Chart tracks where the Planets have moved from the moment of our birth. The usual way to chart a Progressed Chart is by using one-year of our life which will translate to one-day in our Progressed Chart. This means that depending on what degree your Sun was at the time of your birth, the Sun will change signs — for example: If you were born at zero degrees of a sign, your progressed Sun wouldn’t change for 30 years (30 degrees in each sign) — at age 30 your Sun would  progress to the next sign in Zodiacal order. If you were born at zero degrees of Aries — your Sun would change when you reached 30 years of age and would go into Taurus! For those born at different degrees, for instance — if you were born at 15 degrees of a sign — it would progress into the next sign when you reached the age of 15.

Often when our Sun moves into the next Zodiacal sign there is some lifestyle change or some subtle alteration in our lives. Again — for instance: a sibling is born, you enter school, you graduate from school, you get married, you face some family dilemma, etc. These are not necessarily dramatic changes — but changes that promote our growth. It all depends on the aspects our Planets and Sun and Moon make to each other. Still — the Sun progressing into the next sign starts to influence our thinking, perhaps altering our outlook, honing the way we perceive things, and brings a new level of understanding and development. You can imagine an Aries Cardinal Fire Sun Sign persona — dramatic, passionate, ruled by Mars, dynamic and bold — when this individual’s Sun moves on to the next sign Earthy and Fixed Taurus — there will start to be a subtle remodeling of the Aries persona. The Fire is still there, however through the degrees (years) through Earthy Taurus, the blazing fiery dynamo will slowly change into a molten hot ember — still full of immense heat but not bursting into a flaming conflagration! Still passionate, but a deeper and more mature desire that burns within. Perhaps becoming a bit more obstinate — or determined — moving toward their goals with more zeal and ardor. You can visualize the growth and newly-found manner of “seeing” things with a more calm and staid demeanor. Taurus will hone Aries explosiveness to a well-banked fire, thereby being able to use the intensity of Aries passion without destroying everything in sight.

Each of the Planets moves with its own cadence, as does the Moon and Sun — so there will be variations in just where these orbs will end up  — the Progressed Chart is used to look ahead for a seeker, and can hold the knowledge of at what age the Sun will change signs and how the aspects between the Planets have altered. Since the outer Planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto move at a much slower pace they may not be more than a few degrees away from your birth chart, even in several years. Venus, Mercury and Mars move more quickly and can be in an entirely new sign than that with which you were born. Especially if the Planet has been in Retrograde motion during the intervening years, it could be just returning to the degree it was at when you were born. All of these movements of the Planets begin to subtly alter your original persona — after all you are not the babe you were at birth! Every stage of your life has been a learning experience and has allowed you to grow and mature in stance and knowledge. The Progressed Chart is just another tool in an astrologer’s arsenal of helping you to understand your unique and distinct place here on Earth. We are born, we are cared for by our parents, we become toddlers, children, teens and adults — all the while we are finding out who we are and where we fit into our lives with our family, our friends, our co-workers, ourselves and this magnificent Earth we inhabit.

Also, if the Progressed Sun has changed houses in your chart it adds another level of development — especially if your Sun was in an intercepted house. This would be someone we thought of as a “late bloomer” — who suddenly breaks free of his/her shell and find their perfect pathway throughout the rest of their life. But even changing house position will again influence the evolution of the person. Someone born with a Fourth House Sun might have been a homebody, content not to travel too far from home — perhaps even going to college nearby — when the progressed Sun moves into the Fifth house, they get a new lease on life and might decide to travel extensively, move to a new location, or even a new country! Whatever their chart has in store for them will come to fruition — probably a measured and step-by-step journey for most, but for a few a dynamic and welcome change in outlook!

When our Sun moves into the following sign, it is an opportunity for us to learn a new way of thinking, of opening our eyes to a brighter outlook and giving us a magical mystery tour of another dynamic and often energetically different sign. Sometimes because of aspects between the Planets (if Saturn is adjacent to the Progressed Sun it might slow down our awareness of the change) we don’t feel any different, but we are being honed by all of the input of our Natal and Progressed Chart’s influences.

This is the journey we take when we travel throughout our lives — being molded and remolded in order to find our greatest talents and gifts. We can be sure there is a final accounting as we grow older as we look back and evaluate how positive or negative our lives have been to ourselves and to others. We are not at the mercy of our Natal Chart, nor are we flotsam and jetsam meandering along some stream — we have the power and majesty to create our own lives within the framework we have been born with — even those with Charts that seem harsh and meager, can overcome the deficits with hard work, knowledge, and faith. Will they have more trouble than one born with many pluses and easy aspects — perhaps — but we all will have to find our way with some semblance of common-sense, good luck, and a willingness to learn. We all have the potential for greatness — whether on the stage of a small town, or in the largest of metropolises. Our journey is unique to ourselves and is taken with those with whom we are karmically connected from our past journeys.

We have such a unique opportunity to grow in our humanity, to evolve into the epitome of Love, compassion and empathy, to help others along our way, to nurture and protect, to find the true meaning of life, to embark on our own singular pathway, to find the harmony and syncopation of the Universe and make it our own! How can we refuse this magnificent offer from the mystical vestiges of time — we have been chosen for this time period — we are to use our time well and find the secrets of humanities place in the Galaxy.

How can we refuse this offer from the Heavens — how can we not answer the call to evolve ever higher — how can we not move forward? Our charts can help us to follow the most authentic plan for this lifetime — find your truest pathway — follow your Stars!

New Moon in Leo — August 14, 2015

This month’s New Moon is in the sign Leo at 21 degrees, and crests at 9:54 AM EST (add one hour for DST). It’s always fun to have a Leo New Moon as it epitomizes the height of our New England summer months, warm and golden with the Sun glowing high in the clear bright blue sky. Life is good as we appreciate these brief summer days before the falling leaves of autumn herald the season’s change. Vacationers abound on our rocky shores with all of the bountiful activities of our ocean-side communities. Boating, swimming, picnicking and just enjoying the scenery and beauty that surrounds us all. Unique in so many ways, New England offers a multitude of fun and fanciful ways to enjoy oneself. Lucky are those who live here and can partake of all of Nature’s wonders.

When the Moon is in Leo it brightens our outlook and brings a warmth and love of family and friends to the fore — we appreciate our heritage and the foundations of our lives. Who we are and where we are going is up to us as individuals, our ancestry is written in stone and will always be a part of our nature, our genes, and our persona. We are who and where we are from, and through the centuries our individuality has been honed by the choices others have made — now it’s our time to create and develop those new traditions, customs and mores we wish to live by — we build our lives upon the karma of the past but with our own one-of-a-kind experiences and wisdom. The New Moon in Leo brings us a positive outlook, a feeling of joie de vivre and the desire to improve our lot in life. Ruling social standing, job advancement and public figures, we can expect some encouraging news to come to light. We ourselves can take confident steps with the energy of the New Moon in Leo to improve our lives and the lives of our loved ones with optimism and hopefulness.

If we all use the power of New Moon energy in a positive manner we can influence the pathway of our own life with a few well-chosen affirmations and wishes. When we write out our affirmations in concert with the dynamism of the New Moon we send our thoughts (which I believe have substance and value) into the ether to be carried upon the Universal waves of harmony to be manifested back into our world. We are essentially putting our deepest desires out into the infinite aura of limitless possibilities to become our reality. Our thoughts have substance and when we put out positive thoughts and emotions they return in a positive and constructive way — negative thoughts will also return to wreak havoc within our souls and our realm. It is your choice to bring more harmony and balance into your life and the lives of your loved ones. Be proactive in drawing toward yourself only the most beautiful and wondrous virtues we humans are capable of engendering — love, kindness, compassion, empathy, caring, protection and faith. Rise to the apex of our human proficiency with wisdom and consideration for others.

We will get some help in the form of Saturn turning Direct in after a long Retrograde period, and with Jupiter moving into the sign Virgo there will be a shift in outlook that is more practical and useful for our everyday lives. Also with Venus and Mars in Leo this month our romantic lives will be stimulated insofar as their positive vibes connect with our own charts. There will be a golden aura of comfort and opportunity for all of us, the possibilities bound only by our imaginations and our desire to work tirelessly toward our ultimate goals. Allow this special time of the New Moon in Leo and the aura of optimism surrounding us to spur you on to take a few moment to write out your own affirmations, wishes and desires. Be sure you are in a calm state of mind, breathe in to the count of four and out to the count of eight — a few times — relax  and meditate for a few minutes before you begin. You can be as  specific as you wish — try to envision your wishes coming to fruition — be in the moment.

The New Moon in Leo crests on the 14th at 21 degrees of the sign at 9: 54 AM EST — since the Moon is in Leo we can concentrate on moving up the social ladder, getting a better job, increasing our public profile, drawing positive and loving people into our realm, being noticed for a job well done, learning to enjoy some playful “down” time with our children and families, being more optimistic and outgoing, finding new ways to promote your own agenda, and generally finding your perfect pathway throughout your lifetime here on Earth. All day on the 14th will be the most powerful to put forth your affirmations and get them into the ether — but the New Moon energy will last for the next day or so. Be proactive in guiding your own life — and in turn better the lives of all whom you love — we have all of our own answers, and we can have the most dynamic influence when we proceed with knowledge, humility and belief. Believe in your humanness and take the reins in leading the life you want and deserve. Peace!

7 Natural Laws of the Universe — Jone Victoria — June 26, 2009

Write these words nine times each day as a positive affirmation.

To center your energy prior to meditation or before performing healing work, visualize the following points in your mind.

LOVE

PEACE

ORDER

BALANCE

HARMONY

COMPASSION

GOD CONCEPTION

Silence Now and Zen

 

Jone had so many unpretentious ways to improve our lives — breathing, meditating, allowing, being, and sometimes doing in a mindful manner. A humble way of keeping in touch with Universal energy, and something we all can do with ease. She studied with many masters and took away lessons in her own unique way — digesting them for weeks or months before presenting us with a simpler, more manageable method in which to become more enlightened. Jone believed that we all have the ability to achieve a kind of Nirvana within our psyches. She felt we all had our own answers and could find our own Bliss. Full of wisdom, wise beyond her years she left us all too soon — but I return to her life lessons time and time again. You are still teaching dear friend — we humbly thank you for your generosity in sharing your truths. Peace! 

Jupiter Enters Virgo — August 11, 2015 to September 9, 2016 — Part I

Having ruled the roost while in his royal stay in the sign Leo, Jupiter moves into a rather more austere Virgo on the 11th at 6:13 AM EST (add one hour for DST). Jupiter enjoyed being in the Fire sign Leo where he could allow his most fantastic and elaborate plans come to fruition. Both Jupiter and Leo love the good life, so more was better — bigger – bolder – badder – beautiful – bombastic and bountiful — that is Jupiter in Leo’s persona. Now with his entry into the staid and perhaps old-fashioned Earth sign Virgo he is in for a major change. No longer the boisterous and bold center of attention, Jupiter will have to accept a calmer and more subordinate role during his journey through Virgo. Not that there won’t be fireworks, indeed — Jupiter will make his presence known wherever he roams. Still — Virgo, ruled by Mercury will try to settle him down into a more malleable persona — don’t count mild Virgo out by any means — this sign might seem a bit shy, reticent and  restrained — however — our Virgos can pack a mighty punch with their abilities, intelligence, strategy,  and determined attitude. Jupiter will bring to Virgo a more upbeat attitude, whisking away any dour stance on any state of affairs — Jupiter brings joy, and excess, and a bountiful outlook on all he surveys. Not so our Virgo friends — a bit distrustful of any offering, they study and peruse all offers on the table, looking for flaws, checking statistics and perhaps nitpicking the proposal. Jupiter encompasses all those who are willing to play his game of bigger is better — but Virgo hesitates until all the facts are totaled up! Ergo, adjustments will have to be made, and there will be jockeying around to see which side will win out. Jupiter will actually give Virgo that extra confidence she may at times lack, so with this duo, Jupiter may be his own worst enemy in attempting to rule the roost, and Virgo will adjust, manipulate, and strategize in order to take advantage of all the Jupiterian bounty that comes her way!

Virgo is a Mutable Earth sign — now when we hear the word mutable, we probably think wishy-washy, can’t make a decision, but that isn’t always the case with our Virgo brethren. There is a stern inner core that wants what it wants! Virgos may be one of the most misunderstood signs as they are amenable and team players for the most part. However, we don’t want to interfere in their forward motion as they have an unstoppable penchant for bowling over the opposition. Appearing a bit shy and awkward in some social situations, they know what they want and where they are going. Smart, with a sense of who they are, our Virgos plan their future with assurance, ability, and a compelling idea of just how they are going to get to their goal. They often know who they want to marry at a very early age — if not the exact person, then they know their occupation, social status, and educational achievements. Virgos do not leave a lot of space for “chance” in their motivated lives, as they strategize with the shrewdest abilities of any military organization. No shrinking violet, many Virgos climb the social and corporate scales with resolute action in their quiet but determined manner.

Virgo is also a sign that truly needs to serve — many health professionals, lawyers, social workers, and teachers are among their kind. Dedicated and caring, many Virgos are committed to a cause or pathway that will be of service to mankind. However, like some mutable signs, they have the ability to see both sides of any controversy or problem — and this trait can fluster their ability to follow through on any one path. They can also be intransigent when they have made up their minds about a situation or circumstance — not willing to bend if they feel they are correct about the issue. This obstinacy can bring them some grief and may lend to their being thought of as difficult. Fortunately, they are deep thinkers and usually have considered all manner of complications that abound in any situation, and their perspective can be right on the mark. Perhaps it might be the way they present their ideas to others. Because of their innate ability to truly dig into any complex issue, they will feel they have the best way to complete a job, and may perhaps bestow orders that don’t sit well with others. In time they usually find a way to soften their “requests” to make them more palatable to their co-workers. It is a lesson they must learn in order to assimilate into the workings of any company or business setting. With Jupiter in the mix — there might be more explosive confrontations when differing opinions are at odds. Our Virgo chaps are so often right on the mark in many situations, but must learn that just being right isn’t the be-all or end-all of the equation. Being flexible, open and willing  to listen to the opinion of others is also of utmost importance. Especially important when the stakes are high and the upper echelon is committed to their own plan. It behooves Virgo to listen and perhaps offer positive changes that can be integrated into the whole.

But let’s look at the bright side of Jupiter in Virgo — it will bring attention to many situations that are in need of volunteers, charitable institutions who rely on donations, and many health-related issues. We will find ourselves being more aware of those less fortunate than ourselves, and we will be moved to do something to help correct the situation. Also on a personal note, we will realize that in order to help others we must also be in good physical, mental, and emotional shape. We will be joining gyms, health classes, finding healthier eating plans, and generally paying more attention to what is best for our long-term health benefits. (I will be astonished if some new “amazing” diet plan isn’t brought into the news, while Jupiter resides in Virgo!)  Also, I’m sure attention will be given to the safety of food preparation, growing methods, and over-processed foods. We will see a plethora of new ways to get fit, and with Jupiter in Virgo we will delve into each new plan in anticipation that we can find novel, unusual and innovative ways to live longer, healthier  and better lives. Jupiter in Virgo will be a study in combining a robust and rousing love of life, with a careful and apprehensive micro-manager. We will be swinging between our love for all things bigger and better, and one who isn’t able to see the forest for “a” tree! Both will have to adjust to the other by giving up a bit of ground — Jupiter will need to slow down his need for going full-bore ahead with elaborate plans, so Virgo has a chance to get used to the incredible opportunities for growth in the big arena of her life. Once connected and able to master their differences there will be steady and upward progress to be made. Jupiter in Virgo can have the best of both worlds — believing in miracles, and finding a realistic way to make them happen!

We also know that Jupiter has rulership over the law — and while in Virgo, these two will want to practice the absolute “letter of the law” — no loopholes, no making deals, and definitely no easy path for lawbreakers. But Jupiter truly wants justice, not only punishment — and in Virgo there may be a tendency to try to stick to absolutes. Jupiter will by and large want any legal issues to be settled in a fair and equal manner for all — and furthermore Jupiter will insist upon meeting each problem with an eye to bring out all of the positive and good features of the supposed wrongdoer. Jupiter in Virgo will have some ideological differences indeed, but with Jupiterian benevolence, Virgo will in time realize that every issue isn’t black and white — and will begin to understand those areas of gray. Still, there will be a scuffle every now and then as Jupiter in Virgo gets his footing in the arena of all things within the law.

Jupiter in Virgo will, of course, run afoul of some of the other major Planets — Saturn in Sagittarius, which may lead to some butting of heads over legal tussles, a slowdown of any plans made without proper vetting, and a danger in more home-grown terror subjects that are difficult to track down. Also, Jupiter will come into an opposition to Neptune on His pathway this year and although opposites don’t usually see eye-to-eye, Jupiter has a soft spot for Neptune and they both have a harmonious temperament in wanting to see the good in humanity. There may be some drug or alcohol issues brought to light, but there also could be some beautifully creative ways in which education is made more friendly to those who have difficulty in learning. It may be made through an original art project, or some other imaginative and innovative undertaking. Jupiter in Virgo meeting up with Pluto in Capricorn may put a fly in the ointment of local governments and/or bring awareness to an underlying issue that has been hidden for years — Jupiter in Virgo can wrest out secrets that have been buried for years! Most of all we expect Jupiter in Virgo to bring positive changes in health related fields, perhaps a breakthrough for a major illness, and a renewed interest in healthy living for everyone.

Jupiter in Virgo can be an innovator in bringing deficits to the public eye, acknowledging the lack in government health programs, allowing all of us to benefit wherever Virgo resides in our own chart. Bringing a spotlight to shine upon those areas we need to change, and giving us the power of Jupiter’s massive generosity and ability for positive growth — we can begin to get our “house” in order to better serve ourselves and our loved ones. Enjoy this Jupiterian journey through Virgo — make it your year to improve your health, find new ways to enhance your outlook on life, and absorb the power of the largesse of Jupiter while He roams freely through Virgo’s pristine landscape.

Stay tuned for soon to be published Jupiter in Virgo Through the Houses — Part II — prepare your goals with this dynamic shift of our good luck Planet Jupiter. Opportunities will abound, and we can take advantage of all the positive energy and power of the Universe that is at our fingertips.