Jupiter in Cancer

Jupiter, the planet of optimism, fortune and expansion, moved into Cancer this week, the sign of our foundations … our home base and the place where we find our emotional security.  So, expect the next twelve months to be a time when we think big about home and expand our base.  For some this will be a time of family and expanding families.  For some it will be a time of exploring the depths of our psychological base … the place where we feel at home, where we find out security.  And for some it will be a time of nurturing, think big dinner parties for extended families.

Jupiter as seen by the space probe "Cassi...

Jupiter as seen by the space probe “Cassini”. This is the most detailed global color portrait of Jupiter ever assembled. It is produced from several high resolution images taken a little more than a day before Cassini’s closest approach to Jupiter. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jupiter transits the zodiac every twelve years, taking on average about a year to go through each sign.  And wherever Jupiter is transiting your chart  is the part of your life where yo

u are growing and being challenged to take on more of life.  If you know your birth chart, look at the House where Cancer is, as this is the area where you have the opportunity to expand your consciousness over the next year.

For Cancerians, this is the beginning of a new 12-year cycle of growth and progress.

Expect Cancerians to be in an expansive frame of mind over the next twelve months, as they begin new projects and adventures … if you’re hanging around with a Cancerian, encourage them to be open to new opportunities this year.  This is the year for them to be putting their energy out in order for those projects to manifest (and if you think that through, it also means that Geminis will have been doing this over the last twelve months … etc.).

Similarly, for Leos, this is the last year of their twelve year growth cycle, so it is a time of fulmination of the plans that they started about 12 years ago … if you’re a Leo, think back to what you were doing around 2002, and see what growth path you were initiating then and where you’ve come since.

26th May 2013

A relief of Geminis …

Well, if that was all a little intense, the next week should offer a bit of relief.  We are now surrounded by the playful energy of Gemini, with Sun, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter already in the sign of the trickster and Mars moving there at the end of this week, making the energy much lighter.

Venus and Mercury are hanging out close to each other this week, and they join up with Jupiter over the next few days.  The best way to think of the energy that this conjunction will create is as affectionate communications that help us grow.  This should be an ideal time for talking out any of the deep and uncomfortable stuff that came up during the eclipses … a chance for conscious and caring communications, a time when we can both hear and express well.  Jupiter expands whatever it touches, so some will talk a lot!  Seriously, a lot!!!

Pluto and Uranus are still demanding that we evolve and the freedom that we experience in communications this week is an opportunity to invigorate that evolution.  The main caution of the week is that the Sun is still in a difficult aspect to Neptune, so there is an element of dreaminess that can turn to delusion if we don’t keep a check on it. Despite that, it is definitely a week for play … probably excessively so … enjoy!