The ingredients of both darkness and light are equally present in all of us,…The madness of this planet is largely a result of the human being’s difficulty in coming to virtuous balance with himself ― Elizabeth Gilbert
This expansive planet’s last visit through this Air Sign was from Sept 26th 2004 – Oct 26th 2005. (Jupiter has an 11.6 year cycle). It’s well worth thinking back to what you experienced in 2005, as this new transit offers an opportunity to revisit and continue some of the unfinished themes that may have arisen in your life at that time.
Core Jupiter in Libra Themes:
Jupiter by nature expands the nature of whatever Zodiac Sign he is in. Hence his visit in Libra is likely to highlight dualities and polarities in our life so that we can bring them into greater balance. The particular arena of our life where this will occur depends on which part of your chart Jupiter is currently travelling through.
Both Jupiter and Libra are natural seekers of justice and equality, hence this will be an excellent time to work on issues that have felt unjust in your life. Jupiter in Libra also reminds us that there are consequences to our choices and this is an ideal time to get a clearer understanding of the consequences of some of the choices we have made in our life. Overall our main learning with this transit will occur through our relationships as we learn new balanced ways to connect, cooperate and compromise.
3 Main things to notice in your Birth Chart:
- Which House in your Chart is Libra in?
- Do you have Planets in Libra or Aries that Jupiter will aspect by conjunction or opposition over the year and on what dates will this happen?
- Are any of your Angles in Libra?
Without a doubt our greatest learning in this lifetime is through relationships – initially with our family and later with friends, colleagues, significant others etc. The Libra/Aries axis is the axis of ‘self’ and ‘other’ and as Jupiter travels through Libra we are invited to assess how we relate to everyone on a daily basis. Who are we surrounded by? Why do we surround ourselves with these individuals and communities? What are we seeking to balance or reflect in ourselves? What are we learning through these relationships and/or brief encounters? Are these relationships balanced? Are they fair?
As Jupiter squares Pluto in Capricorn over the year, (see the dates below), we will be invited to release ways of relating that no longer work for us and that are not based on equality, cooperation and compromise. The Jupiter opposition to Uranus in Aries will challenge us to maintain our individuality, whilst enjoying being in relationship. At its most limited Jupiter can express itself through grandiosity, inflation, egocentrism entitlement and narcissism. If these patterns are present in relationships, they are likely to be highlighted over the coming year, enabling us to make clearer choices.
Jupiter is also about joy and this year invites us to expand the ‘joyful’ aspects of our relationships.
Important dates to keep in mind on a Personal and Collective level when the above themes will be highlighted – (I will post more about these on the actual dates):
- Nov 21st – Nov 27th: Jupiter will square Pluto in Capricorn (15’)
- Dec 23rd – Dec 30th: Jupiter will oppose and hence expand Uranus Rx in Aries (20’)
- Feb 6th – June 9th 2017: Jupiter will be Retrograde in Libra
- Feb 27th – March 5th 2017: Jupiter Rx will oppose Uranus in Aries (22’)
- March 25th – april 2nd Jupiter Rx square Pluto in Capricorn (19’)
- Au 2nd – aug 8th: Jupiter square Pluto Rx in Capricorn (17’)
- Sept 27th – Oct 1st: Jupiter will oppose Uranus Rx in Aries (last time) (27’)
Although this transit will be felt by all of us, if your Sun, Moon and/or Angles of your chart are in Libra, Aries, Cancer or Capricorn you are more likely to resonate with the main themes of this Transit.
My last quote comes from Gloria Steinem who describes the Libra art of cooperation beautifully: ‘Instead of either/or, I discovered a whole world of and’.
Legal Copyright of Margaret Gray Sept. 2016
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