Is being always happy a problem?
I will preface this by saying that I have Sun conjunct Jupiter in Cancer. I can be extremely sensitive but for as long as I can remember, I’ve always been happy. Like really happy in myself.
It doesn’t matter whether I was being bombed out by my paternal grandmother, or changing schools or being bullied at my new schools, or being rejected by my step-siblings or criticised by sundry relatives for things I can’t quite help like breathing through my mouth (got ‘em allergies and sinusitis) etc I have always been happy.
When I was in college, before uni, a friend said: we can’t all be happy like you.
He did not mean it as a compliment.
When I read charts for friends, I try to find a positive on even the bleakest of situations. Eg. A relative is about to embark on a new course of study which she hopes to earn a living through. The issue is that she has been told by some person that she can’t make money from it. She needs to finance her younger kid to study.
So I surveyed her progressions and saw that money will be weighing heavily on her mind for the next 3 years. Didn’t check the transits as she already sent me her natal’s vs transits and that already showed she was studying. It didn’t show WHY. Fine. I looked at the natal and the capacity to earn an income wasn’t really there. I looked at it from all aspects: as a career, as a second career, as a job where she could be a contractor, as a hobby…
Anyway, what my Sun conjunct Jupiter tells me is that people must always have Hope. Hope may be the only thing that they have so don’t rob them of it.
I told her: the studies are good for you because you enjoy learning about ways to help others.
This is true.
As for the money, I suggested returning to her old vocation, where income was variable but she was considered a veteran and hence, could command decent wages. She said she wanted to move on. So I had to tell her that the new venture wasn’t going to be highly profitable.
She asked: So it’s ok if I don’t want to get rich?
I was thinking more along the lines of scrabbling to make an income. But with a nod to Chiron on DC, instead said: There are many ways to be rich. Money is only one of them.
Which of course I truly do believe in.
Anyway, if you have Sun Jupiter too, are you also always happy? Do you have this compelling need to give hope, if nothing else? Has this ever annoyed the people around you because you don’t want to mope?
I think it's great. There is nothing bad about it. It takes all kinds and there is enough room in the world for you, just as you are.
When people say bad things too you, just bounce up as you were designed to.
Also, it's good to be identified. If people need cheered up, they know who to see.
I love this topic!! The world really needs Sun Jupiter people like you, especially during these times. I wonder if the extremely positive approach can be off-putting for those who feel like they get something out of being in "victim mode." They may have received more as a child for complaining or having a sob story. And it sure does sound like some Saturn placements like your friend's would have something to do with it! Saturn conjunct Sun friends with Jupiter conjunct Sun... wow!! Sounds like Eeyore and Tigger!
Another great topic. I have Sun conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn as well in my chart and have been regarded by family as a cheerleader. My son just graduated with his PhD yesterday and his professor let me know how my son had told him that he would not have finished if I hadn't kept pushing him on. He wanted to quit so many times! My brother hated how I was always whistling while doing stuff! Makes me laugh now because it was so silly. I think some people just need a little lift me up. But, I also have Saturn conjunct those other two planets so if I am talking to another happy person, I tend to balance it out with some bah humbug talk. Typical Capricorn, I guess.