Jupiter moves to Libra for one year- as of 17:19 MDT Monday September the 11th. This transit brings a new expression of Jupiter to the surface, inviting balance and integration to the journey. This year long transit lasts until October 11th, 2018.
As the planet of expansion, satwa (purity) and akasha (space), Jupiter brings knowledge and wisdom. The sanskrit name for Jupiter is guru (teacher), expressing the support he provides. As Jupiter moves around the zodiac, he sparks learning and growth through wisdom, guidance, support and resources. This transit of Jupiter in Libra requires growth through integrating polarities and opposing forces. Polarities are a normal part of Natural Law. They are alive within us and in Nature. Through integration and harmonizing differences, we find healing and peace. Identify the polarities alive in your life right now.
Opposing forces create conflicts, challenges and battles. They create tension, resistance and confusion, as well as disconnection. Identifying the opposing forces within and within your life, is vital for healing to take place. What conflicts are present within you? Inner conflict increases resistance, overwhelm and uncertainty. Are you confused, frustrated, or overly fatigued? Are you numbing out, checked out or avoidant? Feeling stuck and unproductive? These are signs that an inner conflict is taking place.
This year long Jupiter cycle will support the process of identifying and confronting polarities, as well as help to harmonize the opposing forces. Polarities such as shadow and light, masculine and feminine, love and hate, harsh and gentle, power and vulnerability, will emerge more clearly as they rise to the surface. Jupiter is the teacher, bringing wisdom, pure knowledge and resources that can help the integration and healing to take place- but you must take action steps and be receptive to the support showing up on your path.
Depending on your relationship with Jupiter (based on your natal chart placement), gathering the support from Jupiter may or may not arrive easily. Too much of Jupiter's benevolence can make you lazy and miss opportunities for change and transformation. Too little support from Jupiter can make healing impossible due to lack of resources. Seek balance and ask for help along the way. Resources, support and guidance are essential for the healing and transformation process. Are you actively allowing guidance and support into your life consistently?
September 11th, 2017 to October 13th, 2017: Jupiter in Chitra Nakshatra
Jupiter transiting Chitra nakshatra requires action, momentum and steps that honor building and creating. Gather the resources, tools and wisdom you need for creating something new, building a solid foundation for change.
Vishvakarma is the ruling deity of this constellation and is considered the "divine architect" responsible for building the zodiac. As an Aditya, he brings resources- specifically material support. As his name, and ruling planet Mars expresses, there is action involved with his expression. Karma translates as action in Sanskrit, and thus requires that action steps and movement are taken.
Use this cycle to plan, build, create, take action, and expand what you think is possible for your self and your life. Take action and set goals, step towards desires with conscious action steps.
October 13th, 2017 to December 15th, 2017: Jupiter in Swati Nakshatra
As Jupiter shifts into Swati nakshatra, he moves deeper into Libra, igniting Vayu the wind god to emerge. Vayu means air in Sanskrit which brings movement, change and increased strength. This cycle will bring changes both big and small as Vayu stirs big, forceful movement, or small and gentle stirring. Just as wind can arrive in large gusts or soft breezes, Vayu instigates a variety of weather- internally and externally.
As a Rudra, strength and power come with Vayu as well. He brings storms, upheaval and force with him. He likes to move, travel and change location. Emotional intelligence will be required in this transit as Swati nakshatra can cause detachment from feelings and the body. Breath is the connecting force that supports deeper connection with the bodies. Use it as a resource in this cycle to help you ground, land and root.
Notice where you are disconnecting and detaching. Why are you afraid of going deeper? How is your fear keeping you from creating deeper connections? Use the body as the primary resource for embodiment, connection and integration.
December 15th, 2017 to June 17th, 2018: Jupiter in Vishaka Nakshatra
Once Jupiter moves to Vishaka, integrating polarities takes top priority. Ruling deity of Vishaka is the dual god Indragni. Both Indra and Agni activate differences, yet inspire cooperation and alignment with opposing forces in more conscious ways. There is an interdependence and inter-relating that is inspired within this constellation. Both gods need each other in order to be supported, nourished and fed. Indra is the king, while Agni is the priest. They rule over the cosmic portal (the mouth) where offerings are made to the gods who sustain life. All offerings made to the divine must first pass through these gods- king and priest. This duality is a reminder that co-creation brings more support and sustenance. Together they bring transformation and transcendence.
Use this time to create alliances, connections, and gather new support, guidance and resources. Where are you resisting and refusing the support you need for growth and life? Gather new alliances, create new support systems and expand your community. Where are you saying yes to this growth and where are you saying no?
Just as Jupiter arrives at the edge of Libra, he begins his retrograde dance back through this sign as of March 8th, 2018. He retraces his steps back through Vishaka and Swati nakshatra until finally going direct on July 10th, 2018.
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