JUPITER DIRECT – THE RISE OF ZEUS
Jupiter turns direct on Wednesday April 8th at 12:57 pm EST at 12′ 35″ Leo. Set your clocks! This dynamic event signifies a potent phase of growth and opportunity for all, in many ways the beginning of 2015 occurs this week. We may still be reeling from events that took place over the recent eclipse (Saturday April 4th) as the ramifications will reverberate for about six months. Events now will be pivotal and set the course as incredible energy fields are activated throughout the week. This is a very fiery period, as Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are all highlighted, and the awakening of the God of Gods – Jupiter (Roman) or Zeus (Greek) amidst the clamor and lightning precipitated by conjunctions of Sun – Uranus and Mercury – Uranus in Aries is genuinely clearing the way for real immensely exciting new phases of activity, though developments arise quickly and need to be grabbed if we want to make the most of these exceptional opportunities. New cycles beginning now allow us to completely revolutionize our perspective. Brilliant flashes of inspiration are likely and progressive and innovative solutions can be made under these auspices.
On it’s own, fire (and the amount of fire we see this week particularly) is pure spirit and enthusiasm. Imagination, passion and desire are all sensationally stimulated in this phase. It’s pure energy in it’s most raw and vital form. But what do we make of it? How can we utilize and harness these powerful forces towards a positive and creative outcome? Fire is about now. What is right now and in front of you, what can I do at this PRECISE MOMENT IN TIME? Fire is also highly instinctual, and there is not always a predetermined place to which we seek to arrive under these auspices, but rather an impulse to take action that will simply take us somewhere else. Not necessarily knowing the destination is what makes it an adventure! The placement of Venus and Mars in Taurus are very constructive at this point, we can look to the agenda of Taurus in our chart to see where we are building, and use this energy towards passionate engagement towards those goals. Uranus prevalent in the chart this week suggests the future – put it all together and we are enthusiastically (fire) building (Taurus) the future (Uranus). Jupiter direct aids this process, luck and expansion is possible again, especially where we realized as far back as September (when Jupiter went into retrograde shadow) that the energy was turning inward and that the development of our relationships and enterprises would see set backs for some time.
Pluto plays a pivotal role, square Sun and Mercury and forcing reappraisal of our activities by reminding us we still have skin to shed and outmoded frameworks to deconstruct in order to make real progress. The transformative potential of this period is therefore immense, (much of this culminated in the Eclipse phase,) there are elements of our existence that require release, as will become evident during the Pluto contacts. Working through the challenges that may be present (and the challenge is in your head: once you choose to no longer to perceive it as a challenge and see it as an opportunity for transformation, it ceases to be one,) yield extraordinary developments around the 21st – 22nd. What is useful and instructive about these angles is they allow us to realize we do in fact have all the tools we need to transform our lives into what we seek if we are willing to hone them properly. This requires removing our ego and the expectation we can always get precisely what we want the way we expect to get it.
All it takes is the courage to live by our convictions. Jupiter in Leo enhances this enormously, the strong Sun/Mercury influence from Aries says yes. So the opportunity here is to look out right now at what is in front of you and ask what can I do today to make my life into what I want it to be with what is available to me. Thursday is remarkable – the ambience is vital, awake and alive. Tune into this and by Friday you are ready to articulate your vision to the world! Sun and Mercury conjunct at 19 Aries, mid way between the retrograde phases, to set the pace for the next Mercury cycle which endures through July 23rd. Agreements, decisions and commitments taken at this time will be the thrust of the agenda for the upcoming months. Venus moves into double-your-pleasure Gemini next Saturday, which I’ll write more about in next weeks forecast.
April 5: Mercury conjunct South Node 9 Aries
Sun square Pluto – 15 Aries/Capricorn
April 6: Mercury trine Jupiter – 12 Aries/Leo
Sun conjunct Uranus – 16 Aries
Mars quincunx Saturn – 4 Taurus/Sagittarius
April 7: Mercury square Pluto – 15 Aries/Capricorn
April 8: JUPITER DIRECT 12′ 35 LEO !!!
Mercury conjunct Uranus – 16 Aries
April 9: Moon – Sagittarius trine Sun/Mercury Aries; Jupiter Leo
April 10: Sun conjunct Mercury 19 Aries
April 11: Venus – Gemini
4th quarter Moon 21′ 55″ Capricorn
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ARIES: You come face to face with a part of yourself you are ready to relinquish at the beginning of the week. A conversation or signal on Easter Sunday taps the emotional dynamics still resonating from the recent eclipse and you’ll find it necessary to kill the karma that is limiting your ability to relate to or through another human being. This can be about removing a personal mode of behavior that is holding you back from authentic engagement, like trying to be too autonomous out of fear of being confined, otherwise you may end a relationship that is discouraging or inhibiting your genuine self expression. A part of that self expression is being able to express love itself, and where a positive climate for developing an association through which you encounter those feelings had diminished towards the end of last year, from mid week you see a complete turnaround and regeneration with this person, or perhaps someone entirely new. The key ingredient here is the shared expression of joy and enthusiasm. Genuine pleasure and ardent passion, absolutely nothing less is granted. Enhanced perception of your own creative gifts are a factor as well, you may well discover your muse or the well spring of vital inspiration. From here on out it’s onwards and upwards as liberating and stimulating occurrences throughout the week allow you to assert your individuality and make huge strides towards personal emancipation. The end of the week is astonishing and this is a wonderful time in which to engage socially. Friday is positively dynamic for articulating yourself and setting your personal agenda, no holds barred.
TAURUS: This week is particularly unique to you, as was last, while both Venus and Mars transit your sign, stimulating desire and your ability to experience pleasure mutually. Venus decamps for intellectual Gemini at the end of the week, so make the most of every enticing opportunity that arises! 😉 The Moon transiting Scorpio at the beginning of the week points your attention to the dynamics of your partnerships, and Monday is fruitful for exchanges with the one you would like to get closer to. Subconscious impulses are hard to resist as electrifying intuition reveal deep awareness of your hidden motives or agenda. Very etherial and visionary influences are accessible, making this a positive period to reveal and relinquish your personal baggage or tap into a creative inspiration usually hidden deeply in your subconscious. Also a good phase for psychotherapy since the portal to your subjective awareness is wide open right now. Dreams and premonitory senses are heightened, and it is through these you can access the buried treasure of latent desires or hope for the future. In some ways, some of this is old news, you’ll get intonations of that around Easter, and become aware of what is ready to go. Jupiter direct mid week signals a very positive period for your living arrangements. If you had been hopeful for an expansion or move from the end of last Summer, but plans were set aside, you’ll see a sweep of energy here that allows you to tackle those projects and make plans shortly. Some of the inner guidance you tap this week demonstrate where all this needs to go, by June you’ll likely be prepared to make a monumental shift in your domestic life.
GEMINI: This is a very active week for Gemini, as Mercury races through Aries and social events or occasions provide you many fun and exciting episodes. Take Tuesday with a grain of salt, a contentious alinement to Pluto can make a situation prickly. Finances may play a role here, or otherwise you may uncover a secret among your friends that has negative consequences. You feel provocative and enlivened, and your really electrifying and impulsive energy abounds. If you working with a groups or organization, this is a very positive week for progress and breakthroughs. A tech based project (such as a website, or online publication) can really be culminated now with groundbreaking ideas forthcoming when you get together with your crew and brainstorm. Saturn’s transit of your house of partners has required a hard look at how and with whom you relate one on one. This inquiry is renewed midweek, as the Moon transits this area of your chart and brings sensitivity and awareness to your relationship. With Saturn recently retrograded, you may reconsider a decision you made and find yourself thinking about second chances. Positive vibrations (sensational, actually!) on Thursday will push you back out into the social arena where connectivity is king. You delight in the company and stimulation of spending time with others. Jupiter direct adds momentum to this and a writing or learning project that had been shelved since last Fall/Winter comes back into the frame and you see the potential of that project one again with renewed interest. Financials will have to be considered over the weekend, and tune ups or modifications will need to be made. This is a good time to settle debt. Attend to this swiftly so that you may delight in the pleasurable experiences due to you when Venus begins a once in a year transit of your sign beginning next Saturday.
CANCER: The career prospects have had a dynamic and resonant impact for some time now, and a fateful decision or conversation early in the week will have lasting implications that likely change the course of your destiny, possibly quite unexpectedly! Offers may come to fruition, or you may be compelled to strike out on your own. A sense of liberation and need for genuine modes of activity here will stimulate you to attempt a bold new course of action. Your partner may not see eye to eye with you on these developments, and if in business with this person there can be some particularly quarrelsome moments, with a transformative episode on tap next Saturday. A really vibrant atmosphere in your work, productivity, financial and professional life such as what you get right now is incredibly (once in a lifetime) rare, so make the most of opportunities that come into frame or get left in the dust. Quick movement and decisions will be required. You are used to traveling in a moon-boat, and this week is a revved up Lamborghini. Being a sensitive soul, the intensity present in this phase may feel a bit overwhelming, so do make sure you are getting adequate rest! The very positive outcome for you in this phase and your reward for juggling so much dynamic energy comes in the form of prosperity: you can really come out ahead financially over the coming months for the hard work (Saturn) and progressive action (Uranus) you take now. Events Thursday will illustrate this brilliantly, and a promotion that had been on queue but never fully manifested will take wings by the end of the week.
LEO: While you may have gotten intonations over the prior weeks that things are looking up, it is really this week that all the pieces begin to come together, and that 2015 is really ready to launch. You can set your clock for Wednesday the 8th, 12:57 pm EST for Jupiter to direct station in your sign. This momentous occasion is precipitated by events earlier in the week, signaling a significant shift in orientation, as your awareness is stimulated and feelings of renewal and excitement begin to escalate. There is an immense desire to reach out into realms unknown and expand the boundaries of your consciousness at this time. You may seek to do this through travel, through education or otherwise a broadcasting or publishing project may prove satisfying to you during this period. Thursday is pure vitality and sensation, as you awaken to the possibilities for growth, and by Friday you can stitch together your plan of action. Some, though not all (Mars transits Taurus through May 13th) of the focus moves from your professional sector towards more pleasurable social experiences and enjoyment of the fruits of your labor as Venus moves into Gemini next Saturday. The one caveat to this period is an ongoing need to address a health or work related issue, this seems to present an obstacle in some way, Saturday sees a turning point of some sort, and you may get a diagnosis for a mysterious health problem or otherwise be changing your job description to suit the more advantageous opportunities in your personal life and through largely self expressive activities.
VIRGO: So much of what transpires this week occurs just beneath the surface for you Virgo. Your emotional realm is astonishing and rich, and a conduit of resonance in your feeling and sensory levels is at an all time high. Immense currents come through a committed or intimate relationship. Amazing developments in the life of a partner affect you profoundly, but may also indicate good fortune. You may have had difficulty trusting this person, or these circumstances, because things have been so erratic. There is also the possibility of extricating yourself from an endemic financial association with this person. Clues on Sunday reveal where reliance on another is not serving your better interests. A relationship that features a child is implicated heavily, and you might have to make a difficult decision regarding your child, or in a relationship with someone you have a child with. Events next weekend allow you to confront the necessary changes and reorganize the situation. Your domestic realm is set to get much much much better, as an advantageous development from mid week (and a ton of news Thursday) point to better developments where your home and personal life are affected. A move or renovation project could really enhance your life enormously. The comfort and privacy you desire will feature largely in these improvements. From next weekend, professional matters start to grab for your attention. Venus transiting the midheaven enhances your reputation considerably and if you have been seeking to change profession or sought a promotion, the next month is favorable to do so. Since you are ruled by Mercury you are well advised to make as much progress as possible here while Venus is helpful and prior to the upcoming retrograde (May 19 – June 12) which will affect this area.
LIBRA: Implications of the eclipse over the weekend in your sign continue to reverberate and spill over for weeks if not months, and many of the dynamic shifts occurring, particularly in regard to relationships continue well into the coming weeks. There may have been fall out, Pluto and Uranus have signaled situations too big to be ignored any longer for years, and you might feel in ways that you are left to built your life from scratch in some arenas. The good news is, this is a real opportunity to rebuild in the way you now see fit for your newly evolved standards and through a self awareness that has accumulated over the last year and a half. Starting over, even from scratch, means getting a second chance, moving on and learning from mistakes. It’s not even as though your judgement was tarnished or prior choices were bad, they just no longer serve who you are and who you seek to become. The saving grace is your growing friends list, real friends, not people you encounter on line or have no real connection to, but that person you could call right now who actually makes time for you and will spend the afternoon reminding you of how far you have come and what your genuine values are while you build up Libra 2.0. Partnerships are still emphasized, and there are powerful and unpredictable influences at work. There is a real potential for breakthrough, and a meeting or merger could be on queue unexpectedly. The thing is, especially in a new relationship, is to take things nice and slow. Don’t try to forecast where this is going or let other people dictate the pace. If you don’t like someone now, you probably won’t like them much more in three months or six months or in a year, and you have learned not to lie to yourself to keep from rocking the boat, right? This applies in both love and business, so trust your instincts, even if you feel shaken up. The awesome news is Venus in Gemini is going to be a major assist from next weekend, and highly pleasurable experiences are on tap shortly.
SCORPIO: Events in March and the reverberations of the recent eclipse have placed you in a very unique space in regard to your daily habits, productivity and routines. This usually falls in the category of “work you do for other people” and has a service oriented theme, but with electrifying Uranus doing the talking here, you have sought to build into your daily life a model and methodology you find genuinely exciting and authentic for you. The degree to which you have succeeded here is easy to measure: think about the week ahead and your commitments, are there things on the schedule you look forward to, or things you really dread having to do? There’s the test. At this point in your life you have the ability to get rid of the things that are not providing satisfaction or even pleasure. Don’t like it? Don’t want to do it? Then get rid of it. It’s really that simple. A conversation or realization over Easter can provide you valuable information about karma you are resolving in this arena. Propitious developments over the upcoming week will either serve to remind you how far you have come in regard to the exciting opportunities you can now engage as a result of changes you were willing to undertake. On the other hand, if your are experiencing conditions that feel redundant or oppressive, this is a clear indication you have further to go on your evolutionary path. You can still access this freedom, as events throughout the week allow dynamic progress, though you must keep an open mind to make the most of these exciting and liberating opportunities. Set your alarm for Wednesday 12:57 pm EST, it’s time to cue the Rocky theme song as Jupiter turns direct in your fame, reputation and profession sector and you are all set for your big comeback in the arena of the goals you choose for yourself. The space you made by removing the things you don’t connect to authentically now enables you to go after what you really want for your career. BAM! Get at it!
SAGITTARIUS: Feelings of joy, abundance and pleasure coupled with an urge to growth are stimulated this week as the grand fire trine lights the skies with brilliant opportunities for Sagittarius. Coming off the recent eclipse, where things may have been a bit tense or dicey (especially in relation to finances) you quickly see a turnaround, especially as Jupiter resumes direct motion mid week. For you, more so than anyone, enhancement of genuine life enjoyment culminates when Jupiter turns direct. This is only one of many fortuitous opportunities that emerge, your creativity and romantic possibilities are also triggered as Sun and Mercury transit Uranus. Exciting circumstances may open up here, though the niggling financial issues still seem to play a more endemic role and need to be remedied. Some of these issues can be connected to intrigues. These contacts can blow the lid off a deeply rooted secret connected to your financials. Saturday is auspicious for coming to some kind of determination. Work and productivity matters are still a priority as well, though Venus will come to put a bright and romantic glow around your relationships from next Saturday. Use this period to shore up your alliances, as a Mercury retrograde phase set to occur in this area May – June can be a bit more of a challenge featuring numerous mixed signals and reversals. Make a good impression now, as the good ones will be willing to stick it out with you when the road gets a bit more rocky. Thursday, Thursday, Thursday, it just doesn’t get any better than this as the Moon transits your sign and you feel like you can take on anything. You can! So jump in, with Jupiter direct you are awakened and ready to go.
CAPRICORN: You may not be completely in charge or circumstances (and certainly not other people) as you would like to be, but the good news is you are poised to make progress with newly found confidence and motivation to move with towards your goal post and destiny with the means available to you. The domestic scene is also a scene of a great deal of activity, and only you know if your family or flat mates or providing you with energy and enthusiasm or otherwise just draining you by creating chaos. It’s probably a combination of both, and it you have sought to make changes to remedy a situation that is not completely living up to what you want and need, this may be the time to make necessary modifications. A situation or conversation over Easter reveals a need to address a karma over and done with, though the conflict may escalate throughout the week, as Pluto is signaled and you are forced to really consider what you have to let go of to make room for the new. Change and transformation to this area have been endemic for years, now an opportunity to do it comes clear. The window that opens when you close the door is the way through to deeply passionate engagement that allows you to create trust with another person again. As Jupiter returns direct mid week you find your way back to sensational developments that did not completely fulfill their promise from last Fall into Winter. There is a positive theme of merging with another to create a new whole, either through an intimate relationship or a significant business merger. You can truly embrace your personal power over next weekend, the closing quarter moon in your sign indicates a profound self awareness tying into events triggered at the beginning of the year.
AQUARIUS: Your social realm is brilliantly lit, and there are substantial opportunities for real enhancements to your relationships and connectivity in the upcoming phase. Jupiter direct offers a really incredible ambience for establishing a relationship through which you will grow and develop new perspectives. A genuine feeling of enthusiasm accompanies this transit, and you experience it most directly through a one on one connection. This mutually effects a business association as it does a love relationship. An acquaintance or mode of communication on the other hand, may have outlived it’s time, revealed by events or a conversation over Easter. Exciting social events and unexpected detours in your daily activities this week can trigger very stimulating meetings and exchanges. These may even occur during the even the most routine of daily events. It’s also an amazing phase for writing and learning new techniques through course work, though this appears to be short lived. A crash course or 2 – 3 day seminar is the most effective use of this energy. It’s also likely a bolt of inspiration strikes and you find a solution to a problem that has been holding you back for sometime. Venus in Gemini from next Saturday offers a genuinely pleasurable climate for self expression and cultivating a love relationship. (When Venus hooks up with Jupiter in a few weeks you can expect nothing less than fireworks!) An ending is featured next weekend, a part of your innermost private existence is ready to be relinquished. You get nudges towards this release throughout the week, hone in on your instincts, they’ll tell you what is what.
PISCES: The exciting developments this week effect what you make (earnings) and what you do with it (values). This has been a very erratic and at times challenging feature – you seek a source of income that feels authentic to you, but there has been volatility where both income and expenses are concerned. The recent eclipse escalated the stakes and sped up the timetable, and possibly brought fourth a huge opportunity associated with earnings, or potentially through the assistance or backing by a partner or institution. Events throughout the week will continue to build upon and illuminate the themes of how and how much you can benefit from taking an experimental if not entirely unprecedented approach towards creating your revenue stream. You may have a brilliant epiphany at some point that allows you to employ a whole new strategy in regard to earnings, though equally unexpected circumstances in the form of both expenses and opportunities, will force you to think quickly and make adjustments on the fly. Your inventiveness will provide you with the right answers, just stay tuned into to all the possibilities! In this way you learn to trust yourself. Bad financial habits may reveal themselves on Sunday, keep an eye out to these. By Friday you can come up workable agenda or seal the deal at a new job, et cet. Jupiter direct midweek genuinely enhances your productivity. As the traditional ruler of your house of career, you have the ability in this phase to marry your work life to your long range goals, and indications Thursday will yield significant clues as to how well this is working out for you. If you have been in a job disconnected to your chosen profession or not abetting progress towards them, you can make a gracious departure and find something more appropriate to what you seek for the future. This is also a very auspicious time for attending to health matters and generating new regimens, habits or routines that allow you to improve well being.