One of the most common ways to frame astrological transits is by talking about lessons. We study our Saturn lessons to determine the best course of action and how to mature and do the right thing. We learn our outer-planet lessons in hopes of avoiding the worst possible fate. We enjoy Jupiter’s lessons regarding abundance or overindulgence.
Now, as someone with rule-loving Saturn in teaching-focused Sagittarius, this makes intuitive sense to me. Life is a cosmic classroom and we are here to learn! I think this is a healthy, powerful, and valuable perspective. But, like anything else, it can be taken too far.
In some ways, the idea of learning lessons has been absorbed and warped by our cultural obsession with things like productivity, hustling, and gains. Now mastering the deep and subtle spiritual influences of a cosmic body is just another thing to check off the to-do list. We place things in a material context, hoping Saturn will help us achieve and Jupiter will make us rich. We make spiritual growth a goal rather than a process that unfolds organically through deep reflection over time. We take the magic out of life.
But does it have to be this way? I don’t think so. And with Jupiter entering Pisces, now is the perfect time to challenge this mindset.
Jupiter in Pisces isn’t concerned with the daily grind, nor with accolades or material achievements. It doesn’t care so much about money and fame and power. Instead, Jupiter in Pisces viiiibes.
Jupiter in Pisces chills, relaxes, and lets things be. You don’t need to hustle or climb to get what you need. Any lesson there is to be learned will come to you naturally and intuitively. Here, spiritual enlightenment is as likely to be found while you’re sitting on the couch double-fisting Goldfish crackers as it is on a silent retreat. The real lesson is to just…be.
Maybe we don’t have to learn. Maybe we don’t have to produce. Maybe we don’t have to achieve. Maybe we don’t have to DO anything.
Maybe, just for a while, being who we are is enough.
To help set the Jupiter in Pisces mood, here’s a song that encapsulates Jupiter in Pisces: “That I Would Be Good” by Alanis Morissette:
Are you driven to learn lessons? What would it be like to let go for a while? And if you already know how to flow, tell us your secrets!