The journey of Jupiter around your star takes about 12 years, and as a result Jupiter will usually move through one sign per year. But like everything in this Universe, uniqueness and individuality are at the core of each entity, for at the heart of every speck and mote of this Universe there is the Spark of the Divine. So all planetary orbits are not circles but ellipses, and as the planet moves around the Sun it will “speed up” or slow down” depending upon how close or far away it is from the Sun.
Jupiter entered Virgo on August 11, 2015 and will now move through Libra until October 10, 2017. Jupiter is the Avatar of Truth, the representative of Philosophy, Science and Religion for you. It rules your Understanding, it is the shaper of your Beliefs and the source of your Motivations.
By looking at Jupiter in your own chart, (or that of anyone else), you can discern the principle determinants of the Why, How and What it is that you believe, of what drives you to relate to your world through definite assumptions of what is “right” and what is “wrong”, of what is the good and what it means to do good.
As Jupiter changes sign year after year, it provides a refinement for that year in the context of meaningfulness for everyone. Though you will principally be shaped by the position of Jupiter in your own chart, (and by the aspects it has with the other planets in your chart), Jupiter’s Journey is part of your Journey in Spirt, of moving into the Greater Awareness, and so you need this experience of the varying sensibilities offered by Jupiter through each of the Twelve Signs.
For the last year your seeking for Truth, Meaning and Motivation was guided by Jupiter in Virgo. The “Meaning of Life” for Virgo is to create a life that makes sense, to live in a world of order wherein each part of life is in balance with every other part. The “good life” is a life of Grace and Ease, it is Refined, Elegant and Meaningful in all ways. The motivation for the Virgo part of you is to create a life of dynamic harmony, or as the ancient wisdom states, the key to being at Peace is quite simply and profoundly “To Live in Beauty”.
Jupiter in Virgo was an opportunity to re-organize your beliefs and life so to create a better correspondence between inner meaning and outer ordering. To have all the facets of your life, private time/public time, work/play, rest/activity, to have them all be in balanced proportionality to one another. To live with Grace and Harmony, to Live in Beauty. By finding the better way to believe, you were able to form a better life outwardly too.
If this passage of Jupiter were to be experienced in a more challenging or negative way, then Jupiter in Virgo would have led to greater criticism and fault-finding, for oneself and/or directed at others. The littlest annoyances or troubles would have blown out of proportion, and the Virgo time of healing would have instead fostered greater discord, creating even less harmony within and around oneself.
Jupiter in Libra will now bring the focus of Meaningfulness into the realm of Relationships. Jupiter rules your motivations, and in Libra there is most certainly an opportunity for an elevation and expansion of your conduct towards one another. Fundamentally, as always, the Truths to guide your way will always come from within, from your Higher Self...from your Heart. They are equally to be found in the Ancient Wisdom, and from this Sacred Source these truths have flowed out and been incorporated into all Religions and Moral Philosophies.
From your heart, and by these teachings, you are reminded that each one of you is part of the one Great Life of the One. How you conduct yourself towards any other will be reflected/redirected back upon you with regards to how others will conduct themselves towards you. In essence, the Law of Karma is perfect and just, and so you are guided by love to follow the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.
This is “the Way”, for you live in a fundamentally moral universe and there is nothing that will escape this perfect alignment governing all relationships…so that how you give, and what you give will be returned to you some day.
Jupiter in Libra is a reminder, that you are here to be kind to one another, to be generous to one another, to be mindful of one another…and by these Right Motivations, Right Thoughts and Right Actions you will eventually find yourself where you have always been destined to be. You will make your way Home on the path of Peace; You will live your life in the way of Truth; You will find yourself by the Wisdom of Love.
You are here to be surrounded by Love…
You are here to be embraced by Love…
You are here to Love and be Loved...