Jupiter in Libra would have brought a sense of sincerity as a major attribute to attitudes. Life would have taken a major shift from rationalising aspects of life in terms of differentiating strict realities and practical realities. A calm balancing factor in our daily lives would have been evident from a psychological standpoint. This is an outline of what Jupiter in Libra might have done to us from a generalized view point. However, we have a major energy shift as Jupiter moves into Scorpio from Libra.
Jupiter in Scorpio
Jupiter makes its way into Scorpio from Libra on October 11, 2018 at 18:32 HRS (IST). Scorpio is a fixed water sign which represents inner motivation, transformation, spirituality, passion, investigation, insurance, vengeance, secrecy and jealousy. Every sign has both positive and negative characteristics. However, how does the sign of Scorpio influence Jupiter is what we need to explore.
Jupiter is a planet of expansion ruling the greater mind. Jupiter looks at avenues beyond our normal view. Jupiter rules philosophy and prosperity. Jupiter is the “Dhana Karaka” and “Puthra Karaka”. So, Jupiter’s position tends to have an impact on our income in some way depending upon the house and sign in which it is placed. Depending upon the factors related to the natal chart, natives who are waiting to have a baby might end up having based upon the sign and the house in which Jupiter is placed. Jupiter in 2nd, 5th, 6th, 8th or 12th house in a woman’s chart gives chances of progeny. 2nd house indicates addition of new member to the family, 5th house indicates children, 6th/12th house is the hospitalisation axis and the 8th house is transformation or rebirth. Giving birth to a baby is actually a rebirth and every woman would attest to this fact.
Scorpio is a deep water sign with deadly snakes and reptiles. But once we cross the initial dark zone, we are open to a transformation that is eternal and blissful. It is like getting away from the dangerous sharks and moving into the deeper sea to explore the beauty of the underworld.
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer
Such is the beauty of Scorpio which is a dark spell that takes us to brightness forever once we understand it. Jupiter has the natural characteristic of expansion. Even though it is initially hard to cope up with this energy shift as expansion is not really a water thing, Jupiter will enable us dwell deep into various aspects of the natural 8th house and the deeper traits of Jupiter itself that are not understood in an explicit manner.
If we go to a trip to Amazon basin, we cannot stay away from the river beds fearing anacondas, crocodiles and other water predators. Instead, we should explore it so that we might actually end up witnessing some of the most unseen beauties of nature’s gift. Once we get used to the energy shift, things will be more clear in terms of how to navigate the Jupiter in Scorpio effect.
The Jupiter – Saturn Cycle
Jupiter’s entry into Scorpio marks the effective beginning of Balsamic Phase of the Jupiter – Saturn cycle before the next conjunction in Capricorn which happens on November 20, 2020. All the old ideas and concepts would seem to be obsolete at this point and a clear necessity of framing new ideas will slowly become visible and inevitable. Our spiritual ideologies will take a new shift by now. We would feel the need to be more aware of any spiritual idea that we follow. Saturn Jupiter conjunction brings about an understanding in our mind to settle the impractical spiritual and philosophical thoughts forever. We would be on look out for a new or an ideology that is currently feasible in the era of digitalisation. Time is something that flies by and the Saturn Jupiter conjunction will force us to adopt to time.
Saturn is the planet of law and Jupiter is the planet of justice. The conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter will indicate some new societal reforms due to various legal implications that will inevitably be framed in various countries. In the Balsamic phase, various countries in the world will see legal reforms that might be instrumental in changing the fortunes of the country until the next Balsamic phase that will occur sometime in 2038-39 before the conjunction in Virgo in 2039-40. Countries across the world will face issues due to the loopholes in the existing legal system that has been prevailing since a long time. Societal issues might creep and it could be a major reason why legal reforms will be made to ensure safety of the people.
Jupiter will ingress into Scorpio which is the 8th house from the natal Moon. Many people fear that this is a bad position for Jupiter. Considering Jupiter’s significations, we can safely say that Jupiter in 8th house is not a great phase to face in life. But Jupiter will aspect 12H, 2H and 4H which will act as a saving grace. Jupiter will save these natives from the fear of incurring unexpected and unproductive expenses. Jupiter, by aspecting the 12H from the Moon, will pacify the native’s mind largely in terms of keeping them calm even under pressure. This could also be a good time to spend for a productive purpose. Youngsters might enroll themselves in a new insurance or health plan which might serve them in long run. Jupiter is the the natural Dhana Karaka and Jupiter in 8th house also signifies insurance income. A policy might mature and this could be a time to claim the amount from the insurance company. We could become responsible for someone’s money for time being which could be for safekeeping or for some other purpose basically due to the trustworthy nature of the native. Jupiter aspects the 2H which is the Dhana Bhava. Income might be regular despite the fact that Jupiter is posited in the 8th house. Jupiter aspecting the 4H is good for those who want to purchase a property or a vehicle. General comforts will be enjoyed. Empathy will increase towards Mother during this phase.
Taurus natives will have Jupiter enter the 7H of Scorpio which might prove to be significant in terms of marriage. Issues related to government dealings might prove to be easier than before. Despite the fact that Jupiter is the 8L for the Taurus natives, we should remember that planets do not shed their natural characteristics. Jupiter in 7H indicates marriage. People who had been having trouble in entering the wedding lock will find this time very favourable. Given the fact that planets don’t shed their natural traits, Jupiter in 7H certainly indicates a new relationship or marriage. Partnership business or collaborations might see an upward curve if they already exist. Collaborations that are about to initiated newly will shine. However, this might not the right time to invest begin a new business because Saturn is posited in the 8H from the Moon. Jupiter’s aspect to the 11H will indicate some new friendships and revival or reunion of some old friendships. Gains will be regular or periodical. Jupiter’s aspect to the 1H will give a moral boosting confidence during the crunch situations in life for the next one year or so. Since the 8L is aspecting the 1H, this could also be a good time to start studying occult sciences like Astrology. Jupiter will aspect the 3H and amplify the good effects of Rahu in 3H of Cancer.
Jupiter in 6H can actually be beneficial in some ways for Gemini natives because of the fact that the functional malefic 7L enters into the 6H. However, Jupiter as a natural benefic might bring some discomforts in terms of health, maintaining cash flow and hurdles due to unforeseen scenarios. People who we never thought to be problematic might actually end up bringing about hindrances. Animosity can be from work because Jupiter also is the lord of the 10H, However, despite hurdles, there is a good chance of succeeding at work by gaining a promotion and salary hike. Because 6tH is the 9H to the 10H and this can result in foreign travels due to work related aspects. Jupiter aspects the 10H of Pisces and this is an encouraging factor to be motivated at work considering various circumstances. Jupiter also aspects 12H which indicates peace of mind and control over expenses. This is a period where the natives will incur productive expenses. Things will become easy in the family front because of Jupiter’s aspect to the 2H. Natural significator of income moving into the 6H doesn’t damage much due to the aspect to the 2H. Hence, what appear be a financial problem will suddenly appear to be a far more comfortable situation than expected.
Moon ruled Cancer natives have a distinct advantage during the transits because Moon will get into a conjunction with Jupiter when it enters Scorpio which will actually save the Cancer natives from losing confidence. Emotional balance and stability will be much better than usual when Moon enters Scorpio. Jupiter in 5H indicates childbirth and beginning of a relationship which might end up in marriage. Income will be stable and able support will come from family members whenever needed. This is the time to deal with some old family property which has been lying with no use. Jupiter aspects the 9H and this signifies that the father – child relationship will be much better than usual. Spiritual thoughts will get to a different level. Luck will be better and the natives will be reaping the benefits of Saturn in 6H with dispositor in 5H. Reforming of spiritual ideologies will be explicit. Some health issue that was disturbing might just get cured quickly. Income that is yet to be realized will suddenly come along with no blockades. Confidence level will be much better and optimism will be the key to success.
Sudden shift of mindset and fortunes will be evident with Jupiter moving from 3H to the 4H. 4H, the house of comforts and a natural benefic in the 4H is always a welcome move and a cheerful period. This could be a period when the natives can make some form of a good investment (long term). With Jupiter aspecting the 10H, professional elevation is on the cards. General comforts will keep the natives in a good frame of mind. Favourable position of Jupiter can actually help mitigate the hardships of Saturn in 5H. Mentally, the natives will not feel the issues of Saturn in 5H or they might deal with them easily due to Jupiter in 4H. Jupiter aspects Rahu in 12H which is a very satisfying part of this Jupiter transit for the Leo natives. 5L and 8L Jupiter in 4H gives various expenses with regard to children and their education because 4H from 5H is 8H. 4H is education. With Jupiter all set to transit in the Anuradha, the Leo natives will have the much needed grit to get through the testing times. This will be a confident period altogether!
Jupiter in 3H will ease things with the younger siblings. This might be the period when the younger siblings attain success or move into an important phase of life. This could well be a period when the younger siblings get married. Troubled relationships with younger siblings will need deeper analysis of how to take it forward without further argument or issues. Understanding during this period about siblings and relationship with them can be profound. Expenditure can arise concerning household stuff. With Jupiter aspecting the 7H, there could be multiple short travels to get a collaboration going. Union with someone or partnership business can materialize. This can actually become more evident when Mercury comes in some form of a connection with Jupiter because Mercury is the 10L for the Virgo natives. Jupiter aspecting the 9H can mean good cordial relations with Father and paternal relations. Jupiter aspecting the 11H means good relationships with friends and good alliances with a view to attain materialistic gains.
Jupiter managed to yield a satisfying period concerning self motivation and confidence for the past year when Jupiter was conjunct the natal Moon. Jupiter brings about a considerable change as it moves to the 2H which is the house of family and income. For those who are waiting to get married, this could be the right time to get married. However, you might want to wait for Venus to go direct (Venus goes retrograde from October 6, 2018). Yet, this will be a great period to understand the deeper family values and customs. Marriage is so easy to relate with transformation because it is perfect scenario where we might end up having a new member in the family in case men or the native might have to move to an entirely different setup in case of women. This is a perfect example of transformation and understanding within a family with a good emotional bond or attachment. This could also be a period where a major debt is over for Libra natives and this might be the reason for a financial crunch for some part of Jupiter’s transit in Libra. Lifestyle of family will improve significantly during this period.
Jupiter, 2L and 5L in 1H is one of the best positions that one can ask for because this is the position where Jupiter gives confidence to the native and blesses the native with a good social position and respect. Jupiter has Dikbala, i.e. directional strength in the 1H. Jupiter is super powerful here because Jupiter will prepare the native for the beginning of another cycle from the Natal Moon. Fortune will favour the brave and Scorpio natives are about to be rewarded for the confusing period that they faced due to the Eclipse and Mars (Rx) with Ketu phase. Things are about to be normal. Jupiter sextile Mars and Ketu will ease the effects and settle nerves until Mars moves into Aquarius. Jupiter will aspect the 5H and it is a very good time move along with children and other 5H matters. Ancestral property and proceeds from sale of one such property is on the cards. Jupiter aspecting the 7H will improve the relationship with spouse. Friction due to tension at work will ease and family matters will see an elevation. Jupiter will aspect the 9H of Cancer and things will improve with Father and this is a good time to push your luck a bit more.
Lord of Sagittarius, Jupiter is posited in the 12H with Saturn conjunct the natal Moon. Ketu and Rahu are posited in the 2/8 axis (Capricorn and Cancer). Jupiter in the 11H would have been reasonably favourable but now that Jupiter has moved into the 12H, it appears as if the planets are tightening the noose from all fronts. Confidence level is much lower than usual. But Jupiter in 12H will aspect 4H there by bringing about comfort at home despite a lot of struggles in life due various external reasons. Jupiter aspecting the 6H will bring about improvement in health if the natives has health ongoing issues. Jupiter aspecting the 8H will end up giving some relief to the natives in terms of making them understand that enduring this pain is actually a road to success, self-realization and self-actualization. Saturn, 2H/3H is in 1H which will certainly help them continue grow and shine in profession and income will be stable. Change of workplace is indicated. Things might appear to be hard initially. But it might change as time passes by.
Jupiter in 11H is a good placement and gains are indicated through siblings. However there is also scope for loss because, 12H is in 11H. 12H signifies loss while the 11H signifies gains. This is good period to explore some good investment alternatives and save money in a safe avenue so that the natives are not vulnerable to the 12H factor. Jupiter aspects the 3H from the 11H and indicates good relations with younger and elder siblings because Jupiter is also posited in the 11H which is the house of elder siblings. This is a good time to enjoy the marriage of siblings. Jupiter aspects 5H which indicates that the natives will be much more creative than expected. This could kick start a relationship which might actually end up in marriage if the promise holds true in natal chart as well. Friends will always be with these natives during the testing times with Saturn in 12H. Professional hurdles will vanish from sight and things will be far more smoother at work. Jupiter aspecting the 7H again signifies marriage and union. Things appear to be better than what it looks on paper if we consider Jupiter aspects. You might keep up the traditionalism within you to help shape the transformation that is likely to take place.
With Aquarius naives having the best time of their lives from transits point of view, you are headed to a slightly challenging period with Jupiter making its way into the 10H. Jupiter in 10H can bring some troubles, hurdles or issues at work due to various reasons. In this case, with Ketu in 12H and Rahu in 6H, it is more likely that the native might not like what is happening at work around him/her. Given the fact that Saturn is in Sagittarius, these natives will already be stressing upon honesty. It is actually good not over hear things at this point but we can’t really help when we hear things. This might be a tricky year at work. But the position of Ketu in 12H will give the necessary will to detach from troubles at the right time. Jupiter will aspect the 2H which will regularize things in the family front that was in total disorder for all these days. Jupiter will aspect the 4H and this will ensure that the household environment remains stable and also it will give general comforts to the native. Jupiter will aspect the 6H and this is a good phase to have health check ups whenever necessary. This is certainly not a time to invest big. Initiating new ventures are not advisable at all during this period with Jupiter in 10H.
Jupiter in 9H is the best thing a native can ask for. These natives might go on a religious or spiritual trips. People who are aiming to do higher education might end up leaving their home to start their studies. This is actually a good period to find out a Guru or a mentor. People might leave homeland for professional purposes. Fortune will be high. Income will be regular and enough. Deeper spiritual understandings will transform the native as a human and this will be very explicit. Relationship with father will be at its best and support from Father will be 100%. Blessings of elders and ancestors will help the native navigate through troubled waters with considerable ease. Jupiter’s aspect on 3H, 5H and 7H are all favourable in terms of improving the relationship with younger siblings and spouse. Creative intelligence and artistic ability will be felt by the natives. Learning about life will take an upward curve as well.
The manifestation of the transit is based upon the natal chart. The strength of a planet in a particular sign is based upon the Ashtakavarga points in that particular sign. In this case, Ashtakavarga points for Jupiter in Scorpio will matter a lot in decoding the degree of impact that this particular transit will have. Natives with Jupiter return will have a profound understanding of the next cycle of Jupiter and the understanding about the next phase of their lives. If Jupiter is your time lord, then you might want to follow this transit even more closely.
Let peace be!
© Aswin Balaji Subramanyan 2018