Jupiter Turns Direct [22 Aquarius 20]
October 18, 2021 (6:30 GMT+1)
Jupiter is the biggest planet in the universe and the best planet in astrology. The big planet represents opportunity, growth, expansion & freedom and is the planet of hope, trust & faith.
Jupiter’s linked to global connections, education, the law, religion and is where you find meaning and purpose in your life. Wherever you find Jupiter in your horoscope, this is where you’re encouraged to embrace life to the full.
This week, Jupiter turns direct in Aquarius after being retrograde for four months since June 20th. Jupiter turning direct can bring new opportunities forth as doors open. It’s a positive time to put energy into your life wherever you find Jupiter’s blessings (see below).
Jupiter’s first transit through Aquarius was from December 19, 2020 to May 13, 2021. What you began back then could be fruitful as there’s another bite at the cherry. Jupiter will be in Aquarius until the end of the year and completes its transit of Aquarius on December 29, 2021.
On a personal level, this is great news if you have planets/angles between 22 – 29 Aquarius as you have Jupiter on your side. This would be a good time to resurrect an opportunity or idea that emerged in the first five months of 2021 and run with it.
Jupiter turns direct on the same day as communication planet Mercury turns direct. These two planets are in cahoots, working together.
They are linked in astrology as they rule opposite star signs: Gemini (Mercury) & Sagittarius (Jupiter); Virgo (Mercury) & Pisces (Jupiter). Both planets are linked to education, travel, trade, thinking & beliefs.
There’s a lovely interplay between Mercury and Jupiter that’s continuing. Mercury is the messenger and Jupiter is a symbol of hope. Here’s what’s been happening.
Note there’s one more positive planetary aspect on November 1st when both planets are direct – there may have been some to-ing and fro-ing but October 18th releases their power.
- Mercury 23 Libra trine Jupiter R 23 Aquarius – September 20
- Mercury R 23 Libra trine Jupiter R 23 Aquarius – October 4
- Mercury 22 Libra trine Jupiter 22 Aquarius – November 1
Where Jupiter Promises Success
Here’s a quick guide to the areas of life that Jupiter’s highlighting for you as it turns direct in Aquarius. Read both your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign.
Remember, it’s important not to sit back and wait for Jupiter’s gifts to come to you. When you know which area of your life Jupiter is highlighting, take advantage of the best planet.
Jupiter encourages risk-taking, envisioning, enthusiasm and positive vibes. The more you put in, the more you get back in return.
Aquarius: Jupiter is in your 1st house ruling your physical body, your personal goals and ambitions. The spotlight’s on you when Jupiter’s in Aquarius giving you the feel-good factor and doubling your luck. Embrace new experiences, be adventurous and say Yes to life.
Pisces: Jupiter is in your 12th house ruling retreat and quiet times. An ideal time to develop your spiritual side, listen to your inner voice, learn meditation, yoga or go on a retreat. Let the inner journey begin.
Aries: Jupiter is in your 11th house ruling friends, groups, social activities and concerns. An ideal time to connect with old and new friends alike, join a club, society or community project, do your bit for a humanitarian, environmental, political or social cause.
Taurus: Jupiter is in your 10th house ruling your career, vocation, status and where you’re heading in life. An ideal time to change careers, ask for a payrise or go for a promotion, take a sabbatical, work abroad, gain new qualifications and pursue a dream goal.
Gemini: Jupiter is in your 9th house ruling travel, study, philosophy and spirituality. An ideal time to broaden your horizons and remember that life is the journey and not the destination. Emigrate, sign up for a life-changing course, be open-minded and explore life in depth.
Cancer: Jupiter is in your 8th house ruling joint finances, sexuality and all that’s hidden or taboo. An ideal time to pray for what you most need in life, receive an inheritance, improve your financial portfolio, explore your sexuality, embrace celibacy, share resources and pool finances.
Leo: Jupiter is in your 7th house ruling your 1-to-1 relationships. An ideal time to fall in love, propose or be proposed to, play the field and become a dating superstar, let go of a love that restricts you, employ a personal trainer, life coach or find your ideal business partner.
Virgo: Jupiter is in your 6th house ruling work & routine, service to others and your health. An ideal time to change the 9-to-5 so you free up your time, apply for a job, join a volunteer agency, boost your health and fitness. Jupiter in Aquarius is going to be busy for you.
Libra: Jupiter is in your 5th house ruling children, your creativity, entertainment, love affairs and fun. An ideal time to give birth, get pregnant, work with children, write your masterpiece, explore your creativity, have an affair, become a socialite, buy tickets for a big online event.
Scorpio: Jupiter is in your 4th house ruling your home, family, your past and where you come from. An ideal time to move home, expand where you live, make a journey into your past, celebrate with family and find your clan. Forgiveness is a theme moving forward, as is letting go.
Sagittarius: Jupiter is in your 3rd house ruling communication, siblings, neighbours and your local community. An ideal time to launch a website, tell stories, reconnect with brothers, sisters or people who live close by, join your neighbourhood watch scheme, update your mode of communication or transport.
Capricorn: Jupiter is in your 2nd house ruling money, personal possessions and what you value in life. An ideal time to earn more money, play with your investments, think ‘less is more’ and de-clutter your possessions, show your charitable or philanthropic side.
Nine of Wands – The Nine of wands symbolizes hope even in the face of adversity. Although there have already been many trials and challenges and they will continue for a while, we collectively do have the strength to ultimately overcome them. There is an air of mistrust associated with this card, and we see that this is very prominent now but soon, we will be shown a much clearer picture of what we have really been dealing with and what is to come next. Despite so much fear right now, we are encouraged to stand strong and could be surprised at the outcome if we do make a move that is considered risky.
King of Pentacles – This King wants us to know that we are headed into a more prosperous time and that we need to have faith that we are protected and provided for in the here and now. The best thing we can do is to stay in control of our emotions and fears and look at the bigger picture. He encourages us to stay true to ourselves even amidst criticism from others.
King of Wands – This King represents pure energy. He wants us to take an idea that we currently have and run with it. He encourages us to take a leadership role and stick with our goals until we make them reality. There will of course be challenges but we must keep moving forward and remain on the path we have chosen, and we will over come them. There will no doubt be moments of exhaustion, but this is a time of great focus and perseverance and actions taken now, can bring great reward in the future.
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This theme is coming up quite a bit these days in client consultations and is an experience many of us share: How do we integrate our personal needs into the need to compromise and give up some things in our relationships? In fact, this theme is built into the astrological chart on the ascendant/descendant axis that marks the cusp of the first house of personal identity and the seventh house of partnership. It’s been a long time since I saw a seesaw in a park (too dangerous?) but the balance point of a seesaw is the aim of all of the opposing astrological forces. Until we find that balance point we end up seesaw-ing from one end to the other.
Howard Sasportas and Liz Greene coined the term the “freedom/closeness” dilemma (source) to describe the conflict between the basic need to attach and feel safe with another human being and the need to differentiate the Self and become more comfortable as an autonomous individual. This is a process that begins in infancy but it can become distorted and corrupted in certain family situations. But really, those of us with this dynamic were born with a propensity towards this conflict, and this is evident in our birthcharts.
Certain signs and planetary placements crave closeness and security, and others indicate a push for greater autonomy and freedom. The water and earth signs tend to crave attachment and safety; the air and fire signs yearn for freedom and space. Neptune, Venus and the Moon are connectors – Mars, Uranus and Jupiter are detachers.
Often in this kind of chart we see an individual who may be completely unaware of their need for space, who longs for connection but who habitually chooses unavailable partners. Or they might be in long-term relationships in which intimacy is avoided as a means of finding space. Most often we vacillate back and forth – in one relationship we are the pursuer and in the next we take the role of the pursued. One individual with an intimacy/distance conflict will nearly always attract another with the same conflict until we understand and recognize that the conflict is actually in our own psyche.
Often our biggest problem is in accepting this inner conflict and learning how to express it to the people in your life. It can be very difficult to say “I need some space right now” and instead we may force ourselves to engage with others when we really don’t have the energy to do so. If this sounds familiar to you, this may be just the right opportunity to ponder this idea and see where you might want to make some changes in your relationships (not just spousal partners but work relationships, relationships with kids, best friends, etc.) so that you can maintain a happier and more integrated internal balance of your own freedom and closeness needs.
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Mercury Turns Direct [10 Libra 08]
October 18, 2021 (16:17 GMT+1)
Trickster planet Mercury has been especially mischievous over the last three weeks. There was the day that Facebook & associated social media sites went down for around 6 hours leaving many people wondering whether it would ever come back – and whether they’d care.
Mercury turned retrograde on September 27, 2021 at 25 Libra. Here in the UK, this coincided with fuel shortages and many people were unable to get from A to B. There’s been a shortage of lorry drivers and panic around food supply chains breaking down ever since.
When the communication planet turns retrograde, you know that life and the best-laid plans aren’t always going to unfold the way you want them to. You may have your own stories about Mercury retrograde-style mishaps, misunderstandings and general bonkers-ness.
At the start of the new week, however, Mercury turns direct and starts moving forwards once again. This is your cosmic nudge to get things back on track and try and push through or complete anything that stalled or went wrong over the last three weeks. Also, listen out for good news, delays easing and new information coming to light.
What To Do Next
- try again – second chances are a classic Mercury direct theme
- sort out any misunderstandings
- consider what Mercury retrograde taught you, i.e. where are you wasting your time?
- speak up
- write a list – keep it short, deal with what’s most important or urgent in your life
- do what you say you will, recommit to a promise
- handle any technological or transport issues
- plug back in, renew your energy & focus
- make decisions & investments, sign contracts
Mercury in Libra
Mercury turns direct in one of the air signs, Libra, and the air signs rule social interaction. Line up those all-important conversations, get answers to your questions and initiate important conversations.
Libra is the sign of relationships and more specifically the sign which rules one-to-one negotiations, partnership and your relationship with other people. It may be make-your-mind-up time with Mercury’s change of direction in the sign of relating.
It’s a chance to be decisive, hear another person’s point of view and let other people know your thoughts and feelings. Speak from the heart, be honest and open.
Mercury turning direct is the start of a dynamic week in the heavens when there’s a lot of positive energy, a chance to transform dreams into reality and start afresh.
What It Means For You
Here are the areas of your life under the spotlight now Mercury is beginning to move forward once again. Read both your Sun sign and Ascendant sign:
- Libra: image & body, reputation & appearance, personal goals
- Scorpio: retreat, solitude, quiet time, sacrifice, inner work
- Sagittarius: friends, groups, wider society, politics
- Capricorn: career, reputation & status, future goals
- Aquarius: travel, education, philosophy & beliefs
- Pisces: joint finances & shared resources, all that’s hidden & taboo
- Aries: relationships, personal & professional, your 1-to-1 negotiations
- Taurus: work & routine, health & lifestyle, your well-being
- Gemini: your ‘fun’ sector: love affairs, children & pregnancy, creative projects, entertainment
- Cancer: home & family, your past & ancestry
- Leo: communication, local community, transport
- Virgo: personal money sector, possessions, values
October 18th could be a stand-out date as not only does Mercury turn direct but the planet of truth Jupiter turns direct on the same day at 22 Aquarius. It’s a double whammy of new information coming to light and the truth being revealed.