Has this ever been you: You check your transits and see a big, great Jupiter transit coming. Maybe Jupiter is about to conjunct your Midheaven or trine your Venus. You gear yourself up, expecting great things, only for…well, nothing. Not much happens at all. Maybe things go just a little easier, or maybe you get inundated with more of the same. Bigger workloads, more crappy dates, etc. You’re understandably frustrated, because Jupiter is supposed to be the Great Benefic. It’s supposed to be good! So what gives?
As an astrologer, I have seen this time and again. Jupiter transits sometimes just fall flat. And Over years of observation, I think I’ve found a key: Jupiter only provides what you have room for, what you believe you deserve, and what you can ethically hold.
-Jupiter is not one to waste his energy. There is no reason to give someone something they can’t do anything with.
-Jupiter requires faith. He is the ruler of Pisces for a reason. Jupiter asks that we trust him to provide.
-Jupiter is not only a generous sky daddy. He is also traditionally associated with justice, morals, and ethics. Jupiter wants good things, but only if they can be done right.
So take our previous examples. Maybe you want the big promotion, but the job you have now takes all of your energy and then some. If the promotion will mean a greater workload (and it almost always does), could you honestly manage it? Is “more“ really what you need right now? Why would Jupiter, who has our best interests at heart, give you more than you can handle?
Or say you’re on the dating scene, and every new prospect is worse than the last. Maybe they spend the evening showing you pictures of their ex, or maybe they tell you that all your beliefs are idiotic and your body sucks, then they invite you back to their place and are shocked when you decline (a real experience of mine!) At that point, the only sensible thing to do is to turn your attention back to yourself. Why are you going out with men who are so critical or unavailable? Is it possible that you believe that you don’t deserve any better? Do you believe that most men are at least a little terrible? Do you believe that dating is inherently excruciating? Do you believe that everyone ends up settling? If so, why would Jupiter send you something better? Why give someone something they don’t believe they deserve or that they don’t believe even exists? If you have no faith, why would Jupiter disabuse you of that notion?
Or maybe you’re feeling stuck in a terrible relationship, hoping desperately for someone wonderful to come save you. Well, sure, that could be nice, but it could also be messy and cause even more pain for everyone involved. Why would Jupiter, He of High Morals, give you something that you can’t ethically take? If your relationship slot is already filled, how is there room for more? How can you hold that new love and nurture it in the way it deserves? Why would you want to start your new life on that kind of note?
Nine times out of ten, when a Jupiter transit doesn’t bring us what we hope, one of these is the issue. We have to make a conscious effort to make room in our lives for what we want. We have to have faith, and sometimes even take great leaps of faith, to fully accept his blessings. And we absolutely, positively MUST make sure that what we want is ethical and right. When I have worked with clients to build specific plans for Jupiter transits, they always include these principles. And you know what? It almost always works.
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Have you ever had a disappointing Jupiter transit? How about a great one? Did these principles apply?