After the Sun/Neptune and a triple conjunction in the late degrees of Pisces with Chiron, inner planets Mercury and Venus shift into combatant Aries by early mid–week. We switch from dazed and confused to crazed and abused, and squares to Saturn means that someone cops a rap on the knuckles with the nasty stick for shooting smart at the mouth. Meanwhile, the harsh dose of reality swings the mood into somber, maudlin undertones, since the other major switch on our cosmic radar this week is Friday’s Jupiter’s station to go retrograde at 23°♏13’℞.
Here are the main transits this week….
|☉ ⊼ ☊||Mon Mar 05||05:02 am GMT||Sun||14°♓34′||Quincunx||Node||14°♌34′|
|☿ Sqq ☊||Tue Mar 06||00:46 am GMT||Mercury||29°♓30′||Sesquiquadrate||Node||14°♌30′|
|☿ enters ♈||Tue Mar 06||07:35 am GMT||Mercury||00°♈00′|
|♀ Sqq ☊||Tue Mar 06||01:25 pm GMT||Venus||29°♓28′||Sesquiquadrate||Node||14°♌28′|
|♀ enters ♈||Tue Mar 06||11:46 pm GMT||Venus||00°♈00′|
|♃ S℞||Fri Mar 09||03:24 am GMT||Jupiter||23°♏13′℞||Station to Retrograde|
|☽ □ ☉||Fri Mar 09||11:21 am GMT||Moon||18°♐50′||Square||Sun||18°♓50′|
|☿ □ ♄||Sun Mar 11||07:01 am GMT||Mercury||08°♈00′||Square||Saturn||08°♑00′|
|☿ Sqq ♃||Sun Mar 11||10:41 am GMT||Mercury||08°♈13′||Sesquiquadrate||Jupiter||23°♏13′℞|
|♂ △ ♅||Sun Mar 11||11:23 am GMT||Mars||26°♐24′||Trine||Uranus||26°♈24′|
|☉ ∗ ♇||Sun Mar 11||11:52 am GMT||Sun||20°♓51′||Sextile||Pluto||20°♑51′|
Jupiter last retrograde period was in Feb-Jun 2017, leaving his Rx shadow at the beginning of September. This means that we have been traversing new areas of growth, learning new laws, higher understanding and integrating all-new knowledge since early September.
Exploring new ground, trying to make sense of everything that is coming through and perhaps put a some meaning to it all has been exhausting, especially since Saturn has been so harsh on Jupiter (semisquare) for the past 3 months.
However, it is the period since December 12 2017 that is most important to us, since Jupiter’s had also been in his shadow zone, meaning that all new material covered since then will be revisited not once, but twice over during the next 7 months.
Yippee! Are you ready for some powerpoint revision and the slide-show pics from the trip?
Jupiter in retrograde is beyond the classroom or the textbook. It requires us to go into an experiential-style learning – the actual re-living through something vastly wonderful and life-expanding, turning it into a highly personal spiritual journey in order to explore it to its full potential.
By reviewing all our research and study during the retrograde period, we aim for an incorruptible insistence of the truth, so when Jupiter turns direct again (July 16) we have all our principles aligned so convincingly that nothing can sway the meaning of our argument, and hence the conviction of our beliefs.
During this period of internal expansion, a certain idealisation may start to take precedence over practicality. Since our experiences become subjectified during the retrograde period, our working hypotheses on life may become more important than life’s mundane everyday experiences.
Since it’s most likely just subjectified hypotheses at this stage, there’s an awful danger that those going around preaching sermons from their very own, home-made gospel; absolutely convinced about they believe to be ‘truth’, may turn out to be simply living on a prayer (or a death wish).
Rx Jupiter Scorpio can press a point so intensely, with such emotional ferocity and utter violence of conviction that we could all at once see the worst and best come out each time a case is being heard. Kinda creates a paradox, since whenever we see someone driving an a hard line, it makes us want to flinch and quiver both is acceptance and dissent. Our response become just as extreme as their tenet and dogma. We are both likely to understand and misunderstand their point; both accept and reject their argument; both be in complete awe and detest them; respect and despise that person for all they represent.
Do you know someone who might fit that description? Someone you may have been studying with, learning from, wanting to understand life better through? Perhaps you’re that person – someone who’s prone to push their wheelbarrow of learnings; their unsubstantiated sophisms and half-baked aphorisms across to others in such a fiercely unrelenting manner?
Those who are prone to hold extremely one-sided views or impart extremist beliefs; who are a bit highly strung, sexually tense, all banked-up with frustration from feeling completely misunderstood; who feel repressed or abused by others could become quite fed up with how things are working out in their world.
Watch this, it’s an interesting phenomenon. Since Jupiter entered Scorpio in mid-October 2017, there’s been a lot of dirt raised, and the way to get justice has been to go public. Hang that filthy laundry out for all to see. It’s been all about the smirch that it’s left on us more than worrying about the cause though.
People are seriously at their wit’s end about the stupidity or blind ignorance, the arrogance or abuse of those people who just fail to see their point, or worse, have trespassed their prerogative have been given to exact their revenge. These same people and – as always with Jupiter, there has been a swelling growth in bandwagonettes and copycats – will over these next few months feel an incredible urge to have all the freedom and liberal space they need.
By the middle (Ides) of March, when Jupiter completes his third and final semisquare to Saturn, the knives come out for those autocratic types in a big way. We see it in every institution where the heads of state have been less than impeccable.
Jupiter wants us to grow and integrate, to explore the unknown mysteries of this universe, experience the great highs that been kept from us, be known and eminently famous and woe to anyone who tries to get in our way. Saturn wants to stop that. It becomes a fight, and Saturn isn’t going to let this nonsense go down so easily. Someone has to stand their ground, and keep all the excitement and speculation in its place right?
We shall see how it all turns out. (read more about the Jupiter/Saturn here)
In the meantime, we’re up un down. Day by day we continue to swing from happy to sad, happy, sad…
It’s a test of faith, and it’s gotta end somewhere.
Something about the ides of March feels ominous…
See what happens.
Blessings, and have an amazing week xx