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Jupiter in Cancer, June 25, 2013 to July 16, 2014
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Trends and Tides:
Jupiter, the growth planet, visits the sign of Cancer from June 25, 2013 to July 16, 2014. Camping out for one year in each of the zodiac’s sign, Jupiter takes us through a twelve year mentorship program. The big planet last visited Cancer through the second half of 2001 and first half of 2002. If you can remember what the feel was at that time or what sprouted for you back in 2004/2005 when the outline became better defined, you’ll gain a general sense of the feel of things to come. Jupiter’s current transit will again stimulate a growth spurt in that subject arena. Depending on where you are at in terms of your life’s journey, Jupiter’s influence will boost the potential, the reward, or the need.
Jupiter expands, enlarges, and increases where-ever it goes. When there is a need to create more room, Jupiter will create an opening, a hole, or an expanse. When there is a space or a void to fill, Jupiter will fill it. When growth gains too much traction, the result is inundation, inflation, and exaggeration. While Jupiter, known as the Greater Benefic, is viewed as a luck and opportunity planet, most of us would agree that more is not always blessing.
Jupiter is the planet of envisioning, intuition, and faith. It correlates to teachers and teachings, to higher education, belief systems, religions, spirituality, cosmology and metaphysics. Jupiter is also the planet of the explorer, hunter, sportsman, risk taker, and adventurer, of travels of the body, mind, heart, and soul. Jupiter is forward looking, far reaching, and future bound. In its search for more knowledge and higher truths, this envisioning forms the base of its creations and its crusades. Jupiter’s creation process seeks to fulfill the growing need, to realize that which offers the most promise. That which rings as a true pathway for the individual lies in one of two directions – that which is actual and real, or that which is perceived, and therefore experienced as real and true. The lens of one’s perception filters how one interprets one’s experience. We see what we want to see – at least initially.
When on a mission, Jupiter will go to great lengths. It can become evangelical and exclusionary in its single minded pursuit. The target becomes Jupiter’s only thing and it’s everything. In this case, Jupiter can group it all into one, block out alternative viewpoints, or miss seeing the trees because of the singular focus on the forest.
Jupiter in Cancer opens a wider aperture to the emotional realm. On the positive, Jupiter in Cancer can provide us with the opportunity to hold a more truthful dialogue with ourselves and others regarding our essential needs and our sensitivities. Jupiter in Cancer can increase the potential to find greater emotional fulfillment, to feel better nourished and supported. Despite our distances and our differences, the truth of the matter is that we are all in the bath-tub together. One way or another, Jupiter in Cancer raises our compassion and humanitarianism.
Whether we have insight into the bigger picture or not, Jupiter points us in the direction of that which offers the greatest opportunity for our growth. On the outer-world level, it mobilizes that which is already infused and teaming with life.
Jupiter’s visit to Cancer puts an added emphasis on all matters pertaining to this sign archetype. Here’s a list: home, family, roots, ancestry, legacies of the past; infants, the inner child; real estate, land holdings; nurturance, nourishment, food and shelter; comfort zones, vulnerabilities, self preservation; growing populations, ethnic blending; all things pertaining to personal, domestic, and national safety and security.
The Cancer archetype also correlates to the search for self consistency. In order to find our even keel, we naturally fall back on familiarity. The Cancer archetype correlates to memory pools and the subconscious personalities that are carry-overs from our past. The recall of these past imprints and behaviour patterns may or may not provide us with true nourishment. Often these fall backs and re-visitations provide a false sense of security. We must move through them in order to uncover what is truly supportive to our growth. In order to make ourselves more wholly present, traveling backwards to move forward is often a necessary step. The review can help us to spot and reclaim the parts of ourselves that we have lost along the way. Jupiter’s one year stint in Cancer will takes us through a major exploration of our own emotional makeup. Jupiter in Cancer will increase our sensitivity, our vulnerability, and our responsiveness.
Jupiter’s influence can also be experienced as migratory, transitional, and traveling. When Jupiter reaches an extreme, it has the potential for wandering too far off base, to create growing alienation, uprooting, and physical or emotional displacement. How the refugee camps, temporary shelters, and humanitarian relief efforts will cope with Jupiter in Cancer’s increasing ground swell is anybody’s guess. Jupiter in Cancer increases the percentage of the population in need, and widens the chasm between have and have not. When it operates at an extreme, Jupiter has no middle road or moderation. Serfdom is quickly overtaking the middle class life. Already there a growing number of people who were once middle class and who now live in their cars. Our children and youth are our most vulnerable citizens. They are greatest losers of corporate and political greed, and of the grossly unnatural social, patriarchal, and religious dogmas that have dictated everyday realities for far too long. They are our future, and the ones in the greatest of need. My heart bleeds for the traumatized children of Syria and everywhere.
Watch what is in its infancy stage now. While not everything that is at an inception point during the current Jupiter in Cancer transit will survive, that which does will thrive into something of substance and importance. By 2016/2017, the outline will be more distinguishable.
The burdens placed on both natural and manufactured resources through over population and over crowding are also likely to entrench us further. To ignore the issue of over-growth, over-capacity, and the threat of more large scale natural disasters will prove to write our epitaph. We have already seen the harsh reality of deadly building and road collapses, and also of the great losses caused by the short sightedness of opportunistic speculation. It is just the tip of the iceberg. On the literal and symbolic level, Jupiter in the water sign of Cancer raises the tides of the oceans and rivers, the tides of emotions and public sentiment. Flooding is already wreaking havoc on farmers and city dwellers. Dying oceans and marine life, and dwindling clean water resources are already hurling us toward an altered reality, that of our fast approaching future.
Opportunity is found in the grooming and growth of the small. Such businesses as craft breweries are gaining in popularity. Specialty food trucks are becoming trendy in busy urban centers. This trend gives rise to others – most noticeably the fashion industry is now trucking it too. The small broadcaster has found new opportunity through social media, you tube and the like. We can expect these trends to continue. At the other end of the spectrum, we are likely to see more pooling of resources, major corporate take-overs and mega conglomerates on the rise. A media monopoly threatens as Canada’s communications regulator has just cleared the way for the country’s newest telecom colossus, approving Bell Canada to bid for the acquisition of Astral Media and its coveted TV specialty channels and radio stations. It’s likely we’ll see more examples of one triumph all.
Water Grand Trine: Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio, Neptune & Chiron in Pisces:
Once Jupiter advances into Cancer, it will form a grand trine in the water signs with Saturn in Scorpio, and Neptune and Chiron in Pisces. With some ebb and flow among the key players, this grand trine configuration will continue through to the end of 2013 and resume again for a couple of months in spring of 2014. Powering up again, Saturn end its five month retrograde cycle on July 7. As of July 13, Mars advances into Cancer and joins the group. Mercury in Cancer is close enough to the configuration at the end of its retrograde cycle to have some influence at mid month.
Water has many states of being. It is healing, nourishing and cleansing, but can also be also formidable, relentless, and violent. Large scale catastrophes, such as the ones that have just occurred in Alberta and India, remind us of the preciousness, the randomness, and the precariousness of life. The forces of nature are not about to subside, in fact, large scale disasters will continue with increasing frequency. It is our new reality. At any moment, anything can happen. Promise yourself that you will not miss a single opportunity. Promise yourself to live each moment to the fullest, to aspire higher, to love with all your heart, to gift yourself and others with your full presence and your best – always.
When planets are engaged by trine aspects, their energies, attributes, and potentials are especially well synthesized. They resource, facilitate, support, and optimize each other. No matter what we face, this water trine can make for an easier, smoother flow. We can access more readily, cope better, surrender more easily to to the process, and come to accept more. Jupiter is considered exalted in the sign of Cancer. This means that Jupiter can make the fullest use of the Cancer’s attributes and propensities. In its home sign, Neptune also optimizes on its resources and potentials. Neptune in Pisces raises the tides of collective consciousness. It describes the social tides and icons of the times. It correlates to the transcendent impulse, our ultimate ideals, the search for ultimate purpose and redemption. It unlocks the latent or dormant potentials. The fish swim in two directions; Neptune in Pisces also correlates to loss, dissolution, and to loss of innocence. Neptune in Pisces highest purpose is to bring mass consciousness to a focal point. Along with Chiron in Pisces, a destiny raising, key-in-the-ignition influence, Neptune sources from creative potential that is now ready to be accessed. Saturn’s transit through Scorpio works to transform the stirring potential into a tangible reality. Saturn in Scorpio can reformulate, restructure, or resurrect that which has previously existed. Setting the parameters into place, Saturn in Scorpio can be empowering and reinforcing, or it can be destructive and dismantling. When Saturn transits Scorpio, we meet with the consequences or rewards of the past.
In the first 24 hours that Jupiter entered Cancer, Texas senator and single mom Wendy Davis staged a 13 hour filibuster to block an abortion bill that would have closed 37 out of 42 abortion clinics in the USA. Two US Supreme Court milestone decisions pave the way for same sex marriages/families to have equal rights under US law. A child pornography sting in Atlanta Canada led to the arrest of 22 men and the rescue of two children. Canada’s Environmental Defence announces the discovery of high levels of toxic chemistry in the umbilical cord. (137 toxic chemicals found.) The report cites flame retardants, lead, PCBs, pesticides and PFCs, which are found in non-stick coatings. Many of the chemicals have been have been banned for years, highlighting how vulnerable we are and how long toxic chemicals can persist in our environment and bodies. Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/already-polluted-environmental-toxins-found-in-newborns-cord-blood-report-1.1342452#ixzz2XQnPT3Zf
As with all planetary influences, there exists a myriad of possibilities for how things can play out. This grand trine holds the potential to create great healing and a completely transformed reality base, but it is also one that can entrench us deeper into our self-destructive patterns.
Transiting Jupiter brings the grand trine configuration to a peak on July 17 when it perfects with both Saturn and Neptune. On this same day, Uranus in Aries stations retrograde. That’s a lot of highly focused energy. It could produce a pivotal few days, especially so through July 20 when Mars perfects aspect with both Saturn and Neptune. Mercury ends retrograde on this same day.
The last half of July and the month of August is also likely to be especially triggering as transiting Jupiter and Mars in Cancer activate the dynamic Uranus/Pluto transit. (The transiting sun activates Uranus/Pluto July 1 to 3.) These transits set the stage for a major mobilizing and/or breakthrough time; for radical change, sudden and swift progress, or for something opportune, new, and perhaps out of the blue to overtake us. Watch for big news, a major announcement or event, a major movement, campaign, or initiative on launch. (Exact alignments: Mars opposes Pluto on July 27 and squares Uranus on July 31; Jupiter opposes Pluto on Aug 7 and squares Uranus on Aug 21.) Mercury, newly out of retrograde, will continue to do its corrective clean-up through the first few days of August.
On July 29, there is a grand sextile configuration involving six planets: Pluto, Neptune, Jupiter, Mars, the moon and Venus. All are in yin (earth and water) signs. The grand sextile presents a fleeting window when creative potency reaches a harmonic vibration peak. A celestial symphony sets the tone. Don’t miss out, set your intention and go.
Regarding all of the above, Pluto in Capricorn is situated in the power play position. How can any leader allow people to be massacred or to starve? Jupiter is the wisdom planet. Let us pray that those in positions of authority and power will seize the exceptional opportunity they are given now to take hold of the steering wheel and to turn the ship around. Not to make a small turn, but a radical one. For each of us in our private life journey, we must hold ourselves equally accountable – to do what is possible for us no matter how small a step or contribution. In our individual lives, it is an opportune time to consciously aim to make the inner shifts and outer changes that will set a more secure and wholesome foundation for our future. It is our divine right to be safe, to be nourished, respected, and cared for, to love and to be loved. We must take it upon ourselves to create it so.