©1-11-11 at 1:11 pm by Donna Cunningham, MSW
I wasn’t going to write a post today, but when I saw the date 1-11-11, I was awed at the numerology of it and thought this was just too good of a date to waste! A great day to make a fresh start!
And speaking of a fresh start, Jupiter will be entering the sign Aries on the 21st of this month. Jupiter expands your horizons in ways that suit the sign it’s transiting. Its passage through Aries can help you bring an energetic, bold, innovative, and fiery new approach to the parts of your chart it transits.
If it’s passing through one of your career houses—the 10th, 6th, or 2nd—you’ll have an advantage in this period when so many business are slowing down. Here are some good ways to use it.
Jupiter transits are excellent times for advertising and outreach, so in this sign, it’s time to go high profile in order to keep a competitive edge in a tough market. Call on forward-thinking professionals for help in designing creative and attractive promotional materials like ads, business cards, brochures, flyers, and maybe even a blog or web page.
There’s also an element of luck and of being the right person in the right place at the right time with Jupiter transits through the vocational houses. However, for those lucky breaks to pan out, you also need to be prepared with all the right stuff and the right attitude.
Given Jupiter’s natural connection to the 9th and Sagittarius, Jupiter transits to a particular house can mean that some course work during that period–either taking a course or teaching one–can open up new opportunities.
Jupiter in the Second: An expansive mood and willingness to take risks, reach out in new ways, and do needed advertising and promotion results in more money coming in this year. Money can come in from raises or bonuses on the job, growth in the person’s own business, or from a sideline that’s a temporary source of extra cash.
Don’t get cocky and spend it as fast as it comes in, believing the cash flow will always be this good. When Jupiter leaves this house, it isn’t coming back for another 12-13 years!
(For more tips on how to capitalize on this transit, see Skywriter’s series on the 2nd house, starting here: Your 2nd House—A Clue to Extra Income .)
Jupiter in the Sixth: There’s a boost to the work flow because of promoting the business, perhaps incorporating some public education and outreach, or because the field itself is enjoying a temporary boom.
It’s a year when you can benefit from an energetic and positive outlook, but the wisdom comes in not over-expanding beyond your own or your company’s capacity to meet the new demands once this banner year is over. Remember, this is also the house of health so overwork or living too large can be a drain.
Jupiter in the Ninth and Tenth: During Jupiter’s transit of the 9th (the house of higher education), you’d do well to take courses or seminars to improve your job skills, as they can pay off now in increased opportunities when it hits the Midheaven and crosses into the 10th.
Or, you may prosper from doing outreach in terms of lectures and workshops or publications that bring you into the public eye, enhance your reputation and attract new business.
Once it’s in your 10th, (the house of career) grab the opportunity and use it to the utmost, for this is a boom year in terms of potential progress toward long-range goals, but Jupiter only works if you work it.
Put your best, most solid work out there and operate in ways that are ethically beyond reproach, because public exposure also brings public scrutiny.
Jupiter transits to other Houses: If Jupiter isn’t traveling through a career house, you may still be able to use that spirit of outreach and expansion to boost your business. If it’s in the 3rd, write or speak about your line of work for local media.
If it’s in the 11th, use this year to network and get connected with business people or professionals in related fields to exchange information and support one another.
If it’s in the 12th, go low profile this year and use the interval to reassess your life path, connect with your spiritual side and to figure out how you may be sabotaging yourself. As Jupiter emerges into the 1st, you’ll have a renewed sense of what to offer the world. (See Transits from the 12th House to the 1st–Like Night and Day.)
Are you Getting your Jupiter Return this Year?
If you have Jupiter in Aries natally, you’re experiencing what’s called your Jupiter return, that brief, shining moment once in 12-13 years when transiting Jupiter comes back to the same sign, house, and degree it was when you were born. No doubt your astrologer is calling you up to congratulate you—especially if it’s in a career house at birth.
Pop astrology hype to the contrary, “major” Jupiter aspects like the return are neither as weighty nor as major as all that. They pass too quickly, they lead us to be overly optimistic, and they tend as much to excess as to wisdom.
And excess can be ruinous, especially for those cocky, headstrong, rash and even RAMbunctious Jupiter in Aries natives.
If the Jupiter return were all it took to pull a bollixed-up life back together, then every headhunter, counseling agency and detox center could close down permanently. We’d all just sit around and wait for those 12-year intervals when Jupiter waltzed back to the place it was when we were born.
What to Expect from Jupiter Transits in General
Yes, Jupiter transits can bring opportunities, but if we lie back and expect the cosmos to wait on us, they won’t come to much. So, yes, Jupiter in the career houses can bring luck, the kind that comes from being the right person in the right place at the right time.
But what if you’re the right person—BUT you’re not prepared to take advantage of the opportunity. If you haven’t put the sweat equity into updating your skills or the resume or portfolio, then that opportunity may just pass you by.
JUPITER ONLY WORKS IF YOU WORK IT! And it generally benefits from a side order of Saturn.
What do I mean by a side order of Saturn? I mean putting in the hard, disciplined work to be prepared to take advantage of Jupiter’s boosts by having something of quality to offer. And all the other positive Saturn traits like persistence, being willing to go that extra mile, and planning ahead. (See Why Saturn has as much to do with Luck as Jupiter .)
Let’s brainstorm, folks! If Jupiter in Aries is in one of your career houses—or a house that might translate into a business advantage, how could you use it this year? Share it with us in the comment section.
More Posts about Jupiter:
- How Strong is your Jupiter? Here’s the Score!
- Hyperactive Jupiter Syndrome—The Down Side of an Upbeat Planet
- What Jupiterians DON’T Know–but Think They Do
- Readers Ask—Q & A about the 9th House
- Jupiter in the 12th—When Does Good Luck Turn Bad?
- Why Saturn has as much to do with Luck as Jupiter
- Jupiter and the Astrology of Self-Justification
- The Law of Progressive Annoyance—Mars or Jupiter?