For the past 13 months (since June 19th, 2014), we have been experiencing Jupiter in the Sign of Sidereal Cancer. Here, Jupiter is said to be exalted or operating in it’s highest placement because it connects our highest principles and purpose (Jupiter) through our emotional heart (Cancer). In its highest expression we find that love, compassion, sensitivity and intuition become the guiding principles, which then operate through our experience and expression of the higher teachings, principles, legal justice, spirituality and religious impulses that Jupiter represents.
As the planets move through the Zodiac, there is an intelligence operating within the process. Each sign placement is an evolutionary experience of that Planet’s energy. It evolves through the sign, which also prepares it for the experience of the next sign.
The hope is that over the past 13 months, our principles have become more connected to our inner heart. We have seen “seeking justice” and connection to principles filled with emotion in such national events as the very emotional reactions to the treatment of African Americans by the Police. We have seen “seeking justice” in connection to religious beliefs around Love and marriage through the legal shifts around Gay Marriage. And the coverage of Bruce Jenner’s public acknowledgment of transitioning from male to female as a transgendered woman now known as Caitlin Jenner shows an example of joining heart with principles and values. It arose within the collective as a lesson for our culture of how “I must live by my own Truth and Values” where the inner heart of compassion and self acceptance cries out for peace and freedom to live by one’s own truth.
And with that opportunity for growth in place from Cancer, on July 14th, 2015, Jupiter will steps into Sidereal Leo – the sign of Power, inspiration and uplifting energy. In Leo, we learn how to activate our deeper spiritual power and use it for leadership both internally and externally.
Leo is like a king. In its highest expression, it seeks to serve those who he leads. As a Sattvic sign, Leo is oriented towards doing what is right and good. As a fixed sign, it is more focused on inspiring and building upon what is present. So, it is more interested in expanding and improving the kingdom, rather than knocking down old structures and starting over. It is large, influential and has strength to persevere and move forward. As a Fire sign, it is motivated towards action and uses inspiration and intuition as fuel for what it shares with the world.
The sign of Leo is ruled by the Sun, which is the planet of Power. The process of evolving the Sun within our lives and our spiritual practices is one of purifying the ego and discovering that our True Power comes not from our small individual sense of self in the world, but instead the deeper spark of Spirit which dwells within our spiritual Self.
As Jupiter enters Leo, it brings inspiration and motivation to our deeper principles, our spiritual path and our own sense of Truth and Purpose. It will inspire action based upon these things, and through those actions we will be invited on a journey of purifying our ego attachments and limited notions of Truth, and instead connect with our deeper Power as Radiant Consciousness.
But we must also remember, that within our Collective experience, there are various degrees of wisdom and understanding. Some are more attached to a sense of ego power. And some also have “higher principles and spiritual teachings” that are still based upon judgment and dogma.
From July 14th, 2015 through mid August 2016, Jupiter will make it’s way through the sign of Leo, activating the above energies within the Collective experience. There will be higher levels of motivation to take actions towards creating your higher ideals and to be inspired by the teachings and principles that are closest to your own heart. Passion and courage arise here.
For your personal life, you may feel more inspired to “go for it” with what you most love based upon your deeper principles and the knowledge of what brings you peace and harmony. Try to connect to the “wave” of this inspiration and use it to propel you forward towards your soul’s passions. The Truth and Principles that dwell in your inner heart now long to radiate into the world, to be seen by others in all their glory.
But let us also remember, that not everyone holds our values. Leo energy, when not evolved, pushes the individual through an experience of greater Ego and deeper attachment to the sense of individual power. At this stage of evolution, the “kings” can become tyrants and seek to dominate and control others by forcing their own principles and dogma onto others.
I expect the next 13 months to be a very interesting journey. Inspired Jupiter will continue to expand and solidify many of the recent changes in law around gay marriage equality. It will also continue to expand our awareness of the dynamics of power in leadership, such as the use of power by police and government. But, it has the potential to move us away from the more emotional reactivity and attachment that Cancer could potentially bring, and instead create an infectious sense of enthusiasm towards finding a more balanced relationship to power and principles.
Jupiter also represent Teachers, Spiritual Teachers, trusted advisors and things connected to the legal system such as courts and lawyers. So a time to connect to inspiration about Higher quality spiritual teachings, or to gain deeper education around things that are connected to your deeper purpose and principles. It also acts as a support for the legal system to be more inspired and motivated to do good things.
But also be aware that it will give rise to religious zealots and fundamentalist who will also be inspired to act upon their own principles in their role as leaders. We must remember that everyone has their own unique karmic journey. As the Sun purifies our principles, spiritual teachings and legal systems, there will be resistance and even stronger insistence on “what is right” from those who are not yet willing to let go of their ego’s investment in dogma. In the end, this placement supports a higher evolution towards more Universal laws of Truth, but there may be some “fallout” as the process unfolds.
Those who are still attached to dogma with be purified by experiencing their resistance and forced to eventually realize that their approach is not working. And those that are more connected to the inner light of the Spiritual Self can use the reflection of resistance, judgment and dogma as a mirror to remind ourselves that we are seeking the higher promise of Jupiter – expansive consciousness guided by wisdom, compassion and Universal Truth.
For you, use this time to bring out and discover the highest, most compassionate teachings and put them into action. “Lead” by example. Allow your own creative inspirations to rise to the top so that you can enthusiastically pursue your soul’s deepest passions and longings. And keep these principles in mind as you observe your friends, families, coworkers and the actions of our spiritual leaders and the courts over the next 13 months.
The above is a general Vedic Astrology Forecast. It discusses the shifts that are happening at the level of the Collective experience, as well as how you can use that Collective energy for your own growth and evolution.
For a detailed reading of how this Jupiter transit will impact you personally, you should schedule a private Vedic Astrology Reading.