Hello friends, I hope that you all have been enjoying the lucky Jupiter series. Have you found out where Jupiter is in your own chart yet? Knowing where Jupiter falls in your birth or natal chart, and also in your solar return chart will help you to discover where your lucky areas in life are. In your solar return your Jupiter placement will probably be different than in your birth chart, but will highlight your lucky areas of life this year alone. It’s always exciting to know where our luck in life will fall. Today we are going to wrap up the Jupiter series by looking at Jupiter in the tenth house, Jupiter in the eleventh house, and Jupiter in the twelfth house. What does it mean if Jupiter is found here? Well, let’s find out. View full article »
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Hello friends, I hope you all have been enjoying our journey with Jupiter as much as I have! Always remember friends that if you ever have any questions about the Jupiter placement in your chart you can always touch base with me directly via Facebook or Twitter. Jupiter is our planet of luck and I want to make sure you know exactly what to do with the knowledge of your Jupiter placement. Today we look at Jupiter in the 7th house, Jupiter in the 8th house, and Jupiter in the 9th house. What does it mean if this is where Jupiter appears in your chart? Well let’s find out! View full article »
We will continue our discussion of the astrological significance of the planets by discussing today the astrological significance of the planet Saturn. This planet is one of the few that is visible to the naked eye on occasion, and it spends over two and a half years in each sign. This makes it a significant planet in terms of our astrological charts. Because Saturn spends so much time in each sign, its transits will be significant in your live. You can find out more about my discussion on transit periods in general and on the transit period of the Saturn return on my daily Tumblr blog, or through my Twitter feed where I post all of the links of my blogs and discussions on this topic and other topics in astrology. Be sure to follow me here to get more information on the daily effects of Saturn, and how they can help you tap into your inner psychic abilities, and learn more about the important transit periods of your lives, from day to day, and for your journey towards enlightenment. But today, let’s give Saturn some love, shall we? View full article »
We are going to continue our discussion today of the planets, exploring the mythological relevance of the planet Jupiter and how this affects us in our daily lives, and in our charts. If you have had your natal or Solar Return chart done, you may be curious to know what it means to see “Jupiter in Cancer” or something of the sort on your chart. Or, you may follow my daily astrological forecast and see the day to day impacts of Jupiter and wonder what this really means in your day to day life. Let’s talk about its overall astrological significance today. View full article »
We’ve been experiencing some Neptune energy this past week, and so it would help us to touch on what the astrological significance of Neptune is in our daily lives, so that we understand more about why we may be feeling a little out of sorts right now. To continue our study of the planets, today then would be a perfect day to cover this planet. Neptune may be intimidating, but the important thing to remember with every planet is that there are both positive and negative aspects within each. How we navigate them as positively as possible will make all the difference in the world. So, let’s talk about Neptune. View full article »
The dangers of Jupiter
The planet Jupiter is usually considered a beneficial influence in astrology, representing expansion and sometimes wealth. However, Jupiter in the natal chart, along with the sign (Sagittarius) and house (9th) associated with it, can sometimes point to the areas where we have too strong a conviction that we are right. Ultimately, this over-confidence can harm both us and our relationships with those around us. The following exercise helps us re-calibrate our Jupiter expression so that we more frequently portray Jupiter’s wisdom and tolerance rather than its potential for arrogance.
Exercise for Jupiter balance
Stop and think about those traits you can’t stand in other people. When you describe people you dislike, what words are you likely to use to justify your negative reaction? When you describe people you like and admire, are you prone to describe them partly by what they are not, praising them not only for what they have but for the lack of certain attributes?
On the left side of a sheet of paper, write a list of the personality defects most likely to arouse a negative reaction in you, putting these traits on one side of the paper. Then, at the top and center of the same sheet of paper, write down this quote: Happy the man when he has not the defects of his qualities. Using your imagination think of positive personality qualities of which the defects you listed might be a twisted manifestation. For example, someone who seems to display weakness may be trying to show compassion. Someone who expresses unkind viewpoints may be acting out of a misplaced loyalty to the person who taught them that narrow way of thinking. Write down the positive qualities which may be the source of the negative traits on the right side of the paper. In considering this, we are not justifying unkind or selfish actions—we can still see the behaviors as wrong. What the exercise does is help us enlarge our capacity for imaginative empathy.
Positives and negatives
Now draw a line beneath the first list and start a second list: your own most positive qualities. Then, again using your imagination, consider what may be the defects of those qualities and write those traits down. See if any of these negative attributes resonate when you consider personal conflicts or difficulties you may face. To continue using the example from above, could the personal strength which is your justification for condemning weakness sometimes be viewed as bullying? Are there areas in which your espousal of your own beliefs might be viewed as just as unkind as those you hate? Just as the first part of the exercise does not mean we must justify the hurtful behavior of others, this exercise is not meant to detract from your own self-esteem, merely to widen our range of vision.
In both parts of this exercise, we are using imagination to remove our own unconscious mental and emotional blinders. This exercise does tell us that we are wrong, but it does help us admit the possibility that we can be wrong. We each hope our own failings, those moments when we fail to live up to our highest self, will not be held against us. Too often, however, we assess others, particularly those who are dissimilar to us in some way, more harshly.
As we grow in our studies of astrology, we move beyond the need to use it as just another tool for stereotyping others by saying we like one sign and dislike another. Astrology enables us to see both ourselves and the world more clearly, and heighten our skills of compassion and self-understanding.