Jupiter in Leo, July 16, 2014 to Aug 11, 2015
As the planet of growth and abundance, most of us look forward to a Jupiter transit as a luck and opportunity cycle, but looking back to the cycle that has just past, we can find many examples of how Jupiter has done just the opposite. Jupiter in Cancer has brought more, a lot more, but it hasn’t always proved to be a blessing. To the greater extent, Jupiter in Cancer has increased our needs and exposed our vulnerabilities. In our private lives and out there on the world stage too, this past year of Jupiter in Cancer (June 2013 – July 2014) has been a particularly emotional journey, especially regarding matters to do with home, family, safety, and security (personal, domestic, national). Children have been murdered by children. Floods, wars, epidemics, and deranged people on the hunt have destroyed so much. Jupiter in Cancer has increased the number of homeless, hungry, abused, diseased, and displaced.
As a teachings and teacher archetype, Jupiter brings us knowledge. Jupiter brings truth too, but it is up to the observer to recognize it and to seize the opportunity it provides.
Perhaps this past year of Jupiter in Cancer has bestowed joyous prosperity on you and you have felt well supported by loved ones and the universe. If this is the case, may this next year of Jupiter’s transit through Leo prove to be a springboard to greater heights. If you have felt weakened or challenged by this transit, look to Jupiter in Leo to offer you a fresh opportunity to reclaim your creative center. When you can power-up your inner light, a better, more lucrative pathway is illuminated too. You’ll find yourself naturally pointed in the direction of prospects that offer the highest yield ratio, one that can gift you with more creative fodder, and that leads to more satisfaction, success, joy, and reward too. Harness your courage, go in search, and you just might find.
Leo correlates to vitality, life-force, the heart and core of our being, our method of self-actualizing. When Jupiter transits Leo, it brings a lot more to life. It brings a lot more of you to life. The transit will prompt you to open up more, to resource more of your natural creator talents. Jupiter in Leo shines a brighter light onto your special gifts and your special destiny. It gives each an every one of us a greater opportunity to see the full light of day – of this particular “day” along our own evolutionary time-line. It can illuminate what is best for you. How well you see it, how well you can integrate the experience depends on which direction you are facing, what’s at the core of your own creative process.
The hunt, the journey, the create-it project – much can flourish in the year ahead. Indeed, this coming year of Jupiter in Leo has put a big check mark on “special destiny”. It is a “larger than life journey” for some, especially for the chosen ones who stand directly in the path of Jupiter’s powerful beams. Stay observant and you can easily get a sense of how Jupiter will influence your chart. The clue? Take a look at what is now sprouting or overwhelming you and you’ll have your answer.
Every single one of us will have more creative opportunity in this coming year. Each one of us will create something that is dearer to our heart; that lands on the scale high above the mark of ordinary, usual, common, or average.
Jupiter in Leo is a rich journey of learning through self fulfillment, so be careful of what you believe, it just might come true. Belief is at the base of creative process. One of Jupiter’s most important assignments is that of making us a lot more aware of our own hand in the creation process that unfolds before our eyes. Of course, for a time we can be blinded by our own light, by our own desires and beliefs. Jupiter’s greatest folly is in seeing only what it wants to see, of selecting one view to exclusion of another, of exaggerating only a portion of the truth. When our ego runs an exaggeration program, we can easily inflate our sense of specialness, entitlement, privilege, and righteousness in our chosen cause. When this happens, we can easily over-shoot the mark; we can easily misread the opportunity or the reality. It can be glorious in the beginning, but if we are creating inside a bubble, eventually the bubble will burst.
If you are usually afraid to take big risks or call attention to yourself, you may find that this year of Jupiter in Leo make you feel stronger, bolder, and more confident. If an audience is the make it or break it piece, make sure you are truly playing to them rather than yourself so that they stay engaged. If you know you have a tendency to go too far too fast, know Jupiter in Leo can prompt you to take even bigger risks. It will be up to you to keep your feet planted too. Enjoy, live it well, aim for the glory, but also remember to play it wise. Make sure your perspective is a full range one. The moment you find yourself getting swept up too much, take a moment to regroup, to go inward; pause, close your eyes, breathe, touch the ground, and feel.
Of all the possible ways this transit could unfold, to be sure, this next year of Jupiter in Leo will prove to be a major heart journey for all. Ask yourself who you are, what is in your heart, and what do you want to find? Do you want more hope, be hope, Do you want to find more faith and courage, show faith and courage. Do you want to gain more acceptance? Be accepting. Do you want more joy and generosity to come your way? Be joyous, be generous. Do you want better prosperity? Create your own. Do you want more love? Be loving.
Don’t do a little, do a lot. When the going gets tough, climb higher.
A brief outline of Jupiter’s Aspects:
Starting fresh out the gate with a major escalation of the conflict and causalities between Israel and Hammas and the colossal tragedy of Malaysian passenger flight MH 17, shot down seemingly by mistake on July 17, we can see that Jupiter in Leo has put on a blockbuster show right from the get-go. (Here in Canada, suspended Senator Mike Duffy was officially charged with not one or two, but 31 counts of fraud, bribery, and breach of trust.) We can expect this “larger & more” trend to continue.
For the first quarter of 2014, Jupiter in Cancer formed dynamic aspects with Uranus (square) and Pluto (opposition). In September and October, Jupiter in Leo aligns with Uranus by trine. Sparks will fly. Play the cards of will, creativity, and risk-taking spirit and you could find yourself on a great winning streak. This facilitating combination is awakening, enlightening, confidence building, trend-setting, and future oriented. Whenever Uranus is involved, major synchronicity is at play. Together the two planets maximize on potentials and opportunity. October’s two eclipses are well supported by a grand trine involving Jupiter. The end of September through October is an especially fertile time for launching the mission, for creative endeavours, and affairs of the heart. We are likely to see a tremendous mobilization in many areas, such as politics, science, foreign investment, the travel, transport, and publishing industry, religious movements, exploration, migrations of people and folks fighting for their rights. It will be no surprise to see a huge surge on the campaign trail as both Canada (2015) and the USA (2016) rev up for their country’s elections. We’ll also see the chosen ones – the visionaries, teachers, and social role models come forth in some dynamic way. The famous, the infamous, the righteous, the self-appointed gods, and the mission-driven are sure to stake their claim to fame too.
If you miss your opportunity in the fall, you’ll have another chance in the spring and summer of 2015. Jupiter trines Uranus again from mid February through the start of April, 2015, but this time Jupiter does so from a retrograde position. After a necessary review with something major to add to the plan, it will be time to get the show on the road again. Jupiter stations direct on April 8, and will continue to work in harmony with Uranus through July of 2015. Jupiter and Saturn are a few degrees within orb of a square aspect in October and November of 2014, but they will not meet (perfect) until the very end of Jupiter’s visit to Leo. By that time, we’ll have a better sense of how much the map has been re-drawn, how influential it’s been, how major the campaign is now, and what a big journey it is moving it forward from here.
By that time, we’ll start to make better sense of the redrawn map. The end of Jupiter’s transit through Leo in2015 positions us a major transition threshold, one that completes a major subchapter of our collective and personal evolution, one that is tied to a specific karmic reaping. It marks the last leg of a reality shaping cycle that began in 2001. We’ll come to a better understanding of just how significant the journey has been so far, how momentous it is now, and how much more there is yet to scale.