Thursday, St. Francis of Assisi feast day, Jupiter (the planet at the heart of the Aquarian Age) turns stationary retrograde (16.23 degrees Gemini). Jupiter signifies good fortune, faith, abundance, expansion, luck, optimism, speculation and seeing life philosophically.
When Jupiter retrogrades these usually externalized energies turn inward. Expansion is within. Our internal life grows richer with new meanings. With Jupiter (the Greater Benefic) retrograde, we experience greater self-understanding and new levels of philosophical and/or religious awareness. Beliefs are re-evaluated, good old friends are rediscovered, unfinished business is finished. We become introspective, contemplative. On the other hand, with Jupiter retro we can become impractical, be led by blind optimism and a misplaced and relentless self-righteousness about a cause that, for many, becomes oppressive. We must remember we are in Libra, where a balance in all things must come forth. Jupiter was the King of the Gods. There is a need to learn (Gemini) more and more (Jupiter) and to teach others. Oprah has Jupiter in Gemini with Aquarius Sun. With Jupiter in Gemini retro, there may be difficulties with intellectual property and/or who wins. When Jupiter was last in Gemini, George Bush, chosen by the court system, was “given” the presidency. With Jupiter in Gemini retro the political rhetoric can become inflated (Jupiter). It is a good time for philanthropy, charity, altruism, for writing about daily personal life, one’s neighborhood and gardens. We must be careful and clear with communication. We are in a beneficial and opportunistic time that can contact the “love that underlies the times.” We “hear” the heartbeat of the future world.
Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Oct 4–10, 2012 For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries-March 21–April 20
Remembering previous interactions with important others occurs into the New Year. You will assess communication—what works, what doesn’t and how your beliefs (patterns learned when young) affected outcomes. Something synthesizes, love surprises you with someone special. You understand how love works, that it’s always about the “other” (loving them), and your intentions to see the Life Principle everywhere.
Taurus April 21–May 21
Money you owe, money given, other people’s money and resources, all that’s held in common, will be on your mind. Arrange a meeting concerning resources explaining your history with present and future needs. You will reassess and rearrange with equanimity. Eventually we begin creating the new sharing economy. We learn to better manage our resources as well as power. You will teach that power, not over, but with others, works best.
Gemini May 22–June 20
What is the status of your car, your tech tools (iPhone, iPad, computer, etc), and your self-esteem? Do they need a tune-up, repairs, upgrades? Are there people you must nurture and contact? Are there daily tasks, bills and correspondences needing attention? Whatever must be done, do it slowly, carefully, attentively, providing more time than usual. Have intentions to complete all past work and responsibilities. You have till the New Year.
Cancer June 21–July 20
Daily work, agendas, interactions with loved ones need rebalancing. Something important from the past appears and through intentions for Goodwill, which brings forth Right Relations, you create a state of cooperation. Home life has the sun shining into it. A structural change takes place there and you seek more discipline. You face this with hope and a bit of fear. Schedules change constantly. You stand poised.
Leo July 21–August 22
Previous financial situations not able to be tended till now come to your attention. With all monetary interactions, check and recheck amounts as you could overpay. It will be important to re-evaluate your budget and spending. Are there many valuable items in your care that could be sold, giving you more capital to work with and to purchase preparedness supplies or to create that environment you’re impelled to build that nurtures?
Virgo August 23–September 22
Fears may be settling into your emotional field and lower mind. Inform them firmly they are not welcome. To neutralize fear, gather facts and information. Others can assist if you share what’s bothering you. Fear can become addictive, looping over and over in the lower mind creating inertia. If there is grief, allow it to be expressed. Fear isn’t real as it’s based on non-information. Something good happens to you in the big wide world.
Libra September 23–October 22
You ponder upon how others perceive you. You have leadership abilities. Some recognize this, some reject it. In the next several months, your leadership skills will expand your self-identity. Do not allow criticism to undermine your goodness. There may be a challenge between your love of self and an ancient untended wound. Someone else may activate this. Know that your childhood experiences were chosen by you for learning. Someone loves you.
Scorpio October 23–November 21
It’s good to know there’s a difference between what makes you happy and what makes others happy. They’re not the same. A great shift of goodness happens within us when we seek to know what makes another happy, what soothes and comforts them, asking always “how can I help?” At first we seem to sacrifice personal comfort. But then happiness happens and joy replaces discomfort. This is Soul work.
Sagittarius November 22–December 20
Sometimes we have spiritual experiences that lead us to reassess our Life’s purpose. We seek, we refine and we ask if there is actual justice in life. We realize eventually it’s blindfolded and hidden until we search beneath the surface of accepted reality. Ethics become important. Can you define ethics? What are your ethics? Remember at all times to radiate the Principle of Goodwill. Do you know what a Principle is? Different than a Law?
Capricorn December 21–January 20
The following issues will be on your mind: Your mother and how you are being a mother (or mothering) to others, and ow your nurturing skills have changed this past year. There’s deep concern about your home—how and where you live, your family, and the quality of nurturing you yourself need. There will be conflicts amidst realities as the next level of harmony is sought. What you want seems unavailable. But something greater is.
Aquarius January 21–February 18
Reassessing family, friendships, social interactions, communication and resource availability are your currents of thought in the coming months. Re-evaluating these keeps you in touch and aware. Whenever you feel tension and longing, know a new need and aspiration is calling us. Respect this. When desires are spiritualized, they become aspirations. They create the pathways into our future.
Pisces February 19–March 20
Your life direction, and all preparations, will be summoned forth in the coming months. Work with humility, kindness, ahimsa and patience. Often we don’t know what life has in store for us. Sometimes we can’t visualize anything at all. What you have been striving toward begins to manifest. The environments you find yourself in begin to reflect your visions. Keep serving … pure food and everything else you’re able to do.
Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.
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