The sign of Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter, the benevolent planet of expansion that brings opportunity and fortune. Jupiter entered Sagittarius in November of 2018 and has been in retrograde since April of this year. While a Jupiter retrograde in Sagittarius is not the most difficult transit, we will all likely feel a surge of cosmic relief and unexpected fortune when Jupiter goes direct on August 11th.
If you’re new to astrology, some of these concepts might seem unintelligible, but the bottom line is we are about to be collectively sprinkled with Jupiter’s generous cosmic dust.
Because Jupiter rules over Sagittarius, it is at its most comfortable when it gets to transit through this constellation. This placement intensifies all of the wonderful aspects of Jupiter and brings in a feeling of optimism and luck.
Characteristics of Jupiter
Jupiter represents positive energy, unexpected opportunity, and seemingly impossible waves of good fortune. In astrology, this planet is thought to be a planet of “greater benefit” because of its concern with generosity for humanity. Although each planet and sign have both good and bad aspects, the overall energy of Jupiter is one of giving and positivity, and its benevolent nature is palpable. Just when you’re feeling low and even unlucky, Jupiter is the planet to sweep in with opportunities you hadn’t even dreamt of. This planet is like the big-hearted uncle that always has a $20 bill to give to you, and somehow always when you’re craving a treat that you couldn’t afford.
If the heavy retrograde and eclipse astrological season recently had you feeling down or defeated, don’t worry. Because Jupiter is coming back strong to bring fortune and luck your way.
Jupiter is also the planet of mental expansion, meaning that we may be more interested in education, learning, or spiritual undertaking. This planet encourages us to open our hearts and our minds and allow our nature to evolve.
Jupiter Stations Direct
While Jupiter was retrograde, we may not have felt the full benefits of this giving planet in its home sign. This transit may have brought upon revelations that were difficult to confront, as a forced but necessary method of mental expansion. You may have experienced some heavy thoughts or dark feelings during this time.
However, as Jupiter moved direct, it is allowed to shine with all its positive energy and brilliant light. Those heavier energies are now being transmuted into a more evolved state-of-being. You may even feel enlightened during this time, basking in the cosmic glow of Jupiter’s luminescence.
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Jupiter’s Effect on Your Sign
Now that we know a little bit more about this bountiful planet, let’s take a look at what this transit may mean for each Sun sign of the zodiac.
This transit may bring out your spiritual side, Aries. Your mind is expanding and taking in new information each day, and this transit makes it easier to sift through and keep what matters. Stay strong on your path toward spiritual growth.
This can be a financially beneficial time for you, Taurus, as Jupiter may be eager to bequeath you with monetary blessings. You may find yourself being offered a raise or earning money unexpectedly this year. Bask in the glow of this generous energy.
Geminis are naturally social, and Jupiter is enthusiastic about widening your social circle. However, this can become a problem if you don’t set clear boundaries with others. Enjoy the increase of connections and relationships but be sure to stay true to yourself.
Cancers are loving, domestic, and enjoy the stability and routine of their daily lives. But beware that Jupiter in Sag is likely to shake things up this year—and for the better. While it may seem upsetting or even scary at first, try to embrace the changes approaching.
This transit is likely to spark passion and boost your creativity, Leo. And because your nature is social to begin with, you may find yourself joining new, creative group projects. While it may seem like fun and games, try to remain focused and enthusiastic about the aspects of self-expression that take work.
You need space and freedom to be yourself, Virgo, and this transit is likely to make those feelings manifest in the home. You may feel like your current space is too limiting or oppressive, or you may simply crave a different environment. Keep your eyes and your heart open for new living opportunities.
Libras are balanced and social, but their desire for harmony sometimes stops them from speaking up. This transit is all about encouraging you to be honest and courageous about sharing your feelings and opinions with others, even if they may not want to face those truths.
This transit may be very financially beneficial for the mysterious Scorpio, but you must pay attention to detail. While this transit may encourage you to make financial investments or start a new business venture, it is important to make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into.
Jupiter is happiest when in its home of Sagittarius, and it is likely to bring amazing instances of fortune and luck. However, this planet’s presence may feel overwhelming or anxiety-inducing. Keep moving forward and open your heart to the endless possibilities this transit may bring.
Capricorns love to feel a sense of control over their environment, but Jupiter in Sagittarius breaks open the doors to your subconscious desires and internal needs. Your intuition is strong during this time, leading the way for you, as long as you are willing to pay attention to what it says.
Already the social butterfly of the zodiac, you may feel even more concerned with friendships and your social circle while Jupiter remains in Sag. Try to realize that they are there to lend an ear when you need to talk, don’t be afraid to share your thoughts and feelings with your loved ones.
Jupiter in Sagittarius is eager to help you move forward with your career, Pisces. You may even stumble upon a career opportunity that you didn’t think possible. Try to step out of your daydreams and into this generous transit, because your hard efforts should begin paying off about now.
Expansion for All
Regardless of your sign, Jupiter has a lot to share in its native sign of Sagittarius. Jupiter will remain in Sagittarius until December of 2019, so we still have plenty of time left to bask in its benevolent glow. So, keep your heart and your mind open (and your eye on your daily horoscope!) for the many unexpected opportunities yet to come.
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