I kicked off this blog in backwards times. Some astrologers might even say it's a foolish time. They could be right, but to me, it's a now or never sort of thing, and I'm rolling with it. One of the reasons I named the blog Number One Super Instant Success Forever, is that the primary drive behind my practice of astrology is the fact that I derive enjoyment from empowering others toward healing and succeeding in life, assisting others to maximize their inner potentials and harmonize with the music of the spheres, working with, rather than against the currents of the cosmos. I recognize the cosmos as a living, breathing, thinking, intelligent entity, rather than a lifeless void filled with useless chunks of meaningless, arbitrary, and "randomly" placed matter, simply waiting for human kind to impose their own will and utility upon it. I don't view the cosmos as an indifferent host or bystander, and feel very deeply that it is always several steps ahead of humanity, with a solution to every problem human kind initiates, always communicating to us and through us, and through Earth and all living beings. Considering the maths of 2016, the heavy Martian/Saturn emphasis it has connoted, and all of the retrogrades happening at once, I thought everyone could do with some positive news, and some tips on getting the best out of what we've been given to work with in 2016. The good news I'm referring to is that come May 9, the planet of luck, expansion, abundance, positivity, generosity and wisdom, goes direct, after being retrograde for a spell. This is excellent news for everybody all around. I'd like to focus on Jupiter for all of the signs, because to me, Jupiter is where we find relief and positive transmutation of tense planetary aspects (such as squares.) You will never eradicate tension generating aspects, they are there to purposefully generate a lot of energy inside of us, in order to accomplish things we would otherwise be too complacent to attempt, and can sometimes manifest as a feeling of frustration, being "blocked", or restlessness.. Looking to where Jupiter is in your chart is an excellent way to be able to see where the Universe wants this planetary tension to execute itself, what it is trying to create and manifest through you. The Universe is the greatest musician that has ever lived, it is an absolute artistic genius-if it's getting a disharmonious note out of you, than you probably just need to be tuned a little bit better, to the spheres. Looking at your own personal chart (natal and progressed) and noting what house Jupiter is in is a great way to help you get through any and all tense aspects, and you will start to notice a theme, "Wow, this whole time, the universe has been trying to help me become the best version of myself that I can possibly be, and all those times that I've been miserable I was ignoring it, shutting it out, and fighting against my own best interests." Jupiter is where all the luck comes pouring in. The area/house of your chart that it occupies is your golden ticket, your winning strategy, and the more you behave like your Jupiter sign (the sign Jupiter was in when you were born), the more luck you bring into your life. Now, because I don't have everybody's personal chart, I'm going to do the next best thing and go over Jupiter's remaining journey in the sign of Virgo, for each sun/rising sign, and where each sign can best maximize this generous planet's gifts.
Aries/Aries Rising: Aries, your magic elixir and alchemical antidote to tension, frustration, difficulties, and sorrows while Jupiter traverses the remainder of it's time in Virgo is…well…..workaholism….Jupiter has definitely hooked you up with work, and plenty of it, blessing up your 6th house of work, service, health, routine, diet, fitness, regiment, details, and yes, ..pets. Any and all of these activities will magically solve your problems, alleviate suffering, and open doors to solutions for you. It sounds boring sure, mundane, but dotting the i's and crossing the t's when it comes to all of the above mentioned 6th house issues is loaded with nerdy promise. If you already have a job, how's your daily fitness regiment doing? How is your approach to eating? Is there something you've always wanted to do or become good at, but couldn't get past the amount of boring details involved with actually following through with it? Typical. You have all summer to dive in to it, Jupiter moves into Libra, blessing your 7th house of partnerships starting Sep 9th. (Oooooooh!) Until then, when you find yourself frustrated by some pesky squares (planetary aspects, or actual people) do some pushups, go for a run, water your plants. Organize your sock drawer, change the trucks on your skate deck. Walk your dog. Pluck your unibrow. File your nails into claws. Make a smoothie. Your health, organization, work ethic, service to others, and attention to detail is your wealth for this duration.
Taurus/Taurus Rising: Your ticket out of square-ville and antidote to frustration is your creative drive. Until Sep 9, Jupiter encourages you to focus on the details (Virgo) of children, creative projects, parties, joy and sex. So when you feel frustrated, your lucky door is door number 5-that is, the 5th house. Making art, music, (or babies if that's yo' thang), however you do it, nurture this creative side, it is your gateway to the promised land. Because Virgo is all about details, in this sector, Jupiter expands the details needing attention in this area. It's great for finalizing a vision you've been nurturing, putting together a portfolio for instance, coming up with elaborate projects or even planning your own fun event complete with R.S.V.P. The 5th house is one of fun, fun, fun, and I can't think of a more happy way to transmute the energy of tense aspects than to rock out with finger paints, plan a photo shoot, play dress up, play with your kids if you're a parent, attend parties and get togethers, play an accordion, or produce a mix tape. All of this stuff is golden for you, so if you feel frustrated or down at certain points, head for a piano. Sing a song. Write a poem. Paint happy trees. It's where the magic is at for you. Your lighthouse.
Gemini/Gemini Rising: Ahhhhhhh……home sweet home. Jupiter in Virgo blesses up your home life until Sep 9. When life is hectic, or frustrations mount, open the door to the 4th house of home, family, roots, emotions, foundations. Call your mom. In virgo, Jupiter expands the amount of details in these 4th house related areas. You might actually find an odd release through simply doing the dishes while wearing a snuggie. Health is another Virgo domain, so maybe an exercise room, some kind of routine around the home that nourishes your sense of rootedness and stability. Organizing, cooking, having meals with your family, loved ones, or roommates, pottering around the house, sifting through emotions, feelings, photo albums, memories, attending to family functions, all of these 4th house activities are filled with luck, promise, and relief from worldly tension for you. When you feel the inevitable overwhelm of being human, seek the comfort of home and family. Slippers. Robes. Snuggles. Vegan pancakes. Story time. Comfort in general is a bed of luck for you. Wrap yourself in it. A soothing balm to have as your escape hatch and antidote to the cosmic "brown notes." A nap and a blanky. Sweet relief, luck, and abundance are found within the details of home, family, feelings, and nesting.
Cancer/Cancer Rising: For you, communications is where all your luck pours in while Jupiter finishes up it's tour de Virgo until Sep 9. Thoughts, talks, text messages, letters, phone calls, chats, siblings, short trips, walks through the neighborhood, all of these 3rd house issues. It's Mercury's domain, so even electronics are lucky for you. When the frustration of tense math-specs culminates in you, seek release and transmutation through the Mercurial activities, people, and devices. Even paying attention to the lesser acknowledged communications in our day to day lives such as the appearance of birds and animals-the universe is constantly talking to us through every medium it can, none of it is meaningless, so keep your mind keen and your eye's and ears open and pay attention to the details, it all holds promise for you. Did I mention siblings? They are also highlighted here. Brothers and sisters and what they have to say, ideas they spark, keep the banter going here, it's good stuff. Virgo is all about details, health, routine, minimalism, organization, and purity, so Jupiter here expands your area of thoughts, transportation, and day to day communique, while simultaneously providing an opportunity to sort and sift, extract the gold from the dross from your ideas. Mercury (the Messenger) favors movement, you could find a lot of your best and clearest thoughts, ideas, and even written/spoken/(or feathered)communications come while on the move, walking, biking, traveling, or even just chilling with your phone in your pocket. You could come up with some great ideas. Write down your thoughts. Share them with others, in real life, and even online social networks. This back and forth banter is blessed.
Leo/Leo Rising: You find your luck and expansion flowing to you any time you focus on the details (Virgo) of increasing your sense of self worth, values, and material and spiritual piggy bank. Feeling frustrated with life? Do something that makes you feel good about yourself and increase your self worth. Until Sep 9, Jupiter in Virgo blesses up your 2nd house of "money",values, self esteem, and material comforts. Now, "money" and "currency" and "self esteem" come in many forms, we could receive "likes" on the internet for our profile picture, or, for something we have written, said or done. Regardless, in real life, and online, whatever makes you feel good about yourself and pat yourself on the back, whether it's raking in more income, or jogging everyday, your self esteem is where the luck is at, so get that confidence boosted when you feel the less pleasant planetary aspects grating on your reality. Virgo rules details, routine, service, pets, and health, so in this 2nd house of self worth and money, cleaning up your diet and having a good fitness routine (with your dog perhaps?) is an excellent way to feed your confidence wallet. Jupiter in Virgo is more about serving others as opposed to self aggrandizement, so anything selfless, kind, healthy, and pure, is favored here. When you feel down, or frustrated, (or less than good about yourself) head for healthy ways to boost feelings of self worth. Your self worth is your golden ticket out of square-ville, so keep it tip top. A cruelty free menu is always a good start, it helps the world, and helps you look and feel your best from the inside out…Boost your wallet and your self esteem with self worth affirming actions and quality accruements any time you feel like pulling out your hair/mane. Treat yo'self.
Virgo/Virgo Rising: It's all about YOU. Your luck, and release from life's less pleasant vibrations, your ticket out of square-ville- is YOU. Do You Boo…You're known for your attention to others needs, your selfless services to the world around you, but Jupiter's journey through your sign has been saying it's time for you to be a little more self involved and start focusing more on what it is that YOU want to be doing. When you find yourself confounded, frustrated by others, or by life, left hanging wondering "Now what?"..your luck and blessings flow toward you when you look to yourself as your leader. Forming your identity and locating your truest calling, even if it means going it alone or drifting from the pack a little, you are a beacon. All the things you've put on hold for so long to play a supportive role in the lives of others are now begging to be set loose on to the world. Your very identity is your golden ticket. Run with it. Wear it loud and proud. Be a little selfish (ultimately it's best for everyone if you are.) Hosting Jupiter in your own sign has been lending you a broader vision about who you are and why you're here. You, my friend, are a walking lucky streak, for yourself, and for the people's lives in which you touch. Don't underestimate yourself. You Virgo's can sometimes be humble to a fault. Don't doubt yourself right now, take this broader vision into yourself and beam it out into the world. When life becomes crazy, focus on how your very identity could impact the world for the better. The fact that it really all boils down to YOU, who you are and what you do. You have more influence than you may realize. We can't change other people, but we can change ourselves and have a massive ripple effect of positivity on the world. Jupiter is all about optimism, so keep that positivity cultivated and flowing, it's good for you and the world around you. Self investment, self cultivation. Let these be your go-to mantras when things get a little whacklesauce from time to time.
Libra/Libra Rising: Libra, you'll find your luck and relief from life's cosmic "brown notes" while Jupiter traverses Virgo until Sep 9, in complete and utter solitude. The spiritual. The mystical. The selfless. The etherial. The 12th house is a deeply psychological one. With Jupiter here, it is your personal ashram. In Virgo, it can feel even more self sacrificing than would perhaps normally be the case. Being as detail oriented as Virgo is, you derive a lot of luck from sifting through the details of your own psychic baggage. It doesn't have to be completely alone, there could be a confidante or two, even if it's just the pages of a journal or an esoteric text. Speaking of books, it's also a great opportunity for spiritual study, perhaps a spiritual discipline you've always been fond of (such as astrology, numerology, yoga, or some other obscure spiritual matter) calls to you, and you would like to know more about it. This is all lucky for you. Contemplation in solitude, quiet out of the way places, time alone, candles, secrets, deep, psychological healing work, "shadow work", selflessness, atonement, spirituality, mysticism, esotericism,..these are all where you find your antidote to the less pleasant cosmic vibrations. Don't fight it. When going off alone is "good luck", fighting it will only create suffering and discomfort for yourself and the people around you. Sometimes that's just the way it is. The universe is trying to assist you by presenting you with an opportunity to sort through your "shadow self", transmute your sorrows and self undoings into angelic beings, and anoint your personal demons with "holy oil". Embrace your time alone in the dark with a candle. Embrace the spirit realm, the occult (i.e the hidden, the secrets) this is all blessed for you. If it means staying up all night in a basement while the family/children/or significant other sleeps, so be it, it is your doorway to the promised land, luck, and sweet relief. Embrace the cosmos and the details therein.
Scorpio/Scorpio Rising: You find your luck and relief from life's frustrations pour in through your 11th house of friendships, groups, tribes, hopes, wishes, humanitarianism, social networks, etc…You get by with a little help from your friends while Jupiter traverses Virgo here until Sep 9. This is all filled with luck for you. The 11th house is Uranus/Aquarian domain. Uranus is all about the future, humanitarian activism, universalism, fighting for the underdog, and yes, being a little bit "weird" and erratic. You find relief from life's "brown notes" by dancing to the beat of a different drum, uniting with like minds, joining weird groups, hanging out with weird people, and nurturing your hopes and wishes for the future. Being a bit weird yourself is also favored, but the emphasis here is on humanitarianism, so don't let your weirdness become harmful or alienating to others. In Virgo, Jupiter here wants to sort the gold from the dross. Virgo is health, routine, and service focused. Are your friendships healthy? Are your goals healthy? If they are, you're in luck! When things become stressful, placing your focus here is an excellent way to transmute frustrations into good causes and bright futures. If the present is dull or dreary, look no further than your social networks and groups for inspiration, luck, and opportunity. With Virgo's discriminatory eye, be choosy, aim for quality over quantity. Radical activism, that which challenges the status quo, (with a focus on simplicity and purity) is all good luck for you. Go ahead and be a bit weird, and share this weird vision of the future with your friends.
Sagittarius/Sagittarius Rising: You find your antidote to the frustrating and less than fun vibrations through your 10th house of mastery, reputation, public recognition. Until Sep 9, working on the details of your public persona, career, life purpose, and achievements, are all filled with luck for you. That pat on the back for a job well done, or a milestone reached, a mountain climbed, brings sweet relief from any uncomfortable planetary square the cosmos can throw at you. Moving on up in the world, and getting more achievements under your belt, mastering a skill, promoting your public persona, having your contributions and message recognized, and all the details (Virgo) that this involves, are an excellent remedy to direct your attention away from frustrations or any feelings of "lack" in your life. This opens up opportunities for you later on down the line, so put yourself out there, be seen and heard, recognized. The 10th house is Saturn's domain, and is all about Mastery, discipline, achievement, and reputation. Having Jupiter in Virgo here provides you with the opportunity to get down into the details of mastering and achieving something that means a lot to you. Milestones can be reached. So when you're feeling down, isolated, lonely, or frustrated, get back to your "masterpiece", whatever it is, focus on your "career"/life's purpose. Discipline of any kind is also good luck for you. You've also had Saturn in your own sign, so this can't be emphasized enough. Hard work pay's off. In Virgo, Jupiter speaks of humility, selflessness, service, and health. The more your achievements can help others, spiritually, psychologically or otherwise, the more blessed they can be. Stand on your platform, pick up your microphone, and use your voice to help the vulnerable, speak up for the exploited, or serve the public in some kind of way, large or small, and you will find a soothing balm on your own soul. Self mastery is your good luck mantra.
Capricorn/Capricorn Rising: You will find your lucky, healing balm anoints you in your 9th house of higher learning, other cultures, philosophy, far off lands, and people far away. When life becomes frustrating or you're feeling the tension of say…a T-sqaure, step into the 9th house and travel in the mind or body. Foreign influence, foreign people, foreign food, foreign languages and ideas, philosophy, religion/spirituality, travel, study, teaching, and higher learning are all good luck for you while Jupiter traverses Virgo until Sep 9. Sometimes, opening a book (or a pdf) is all it takes to journey to a distant land. This is Jupiter's home, and is very expansive in nature. Expanding your horizons is par for the course. In Virgo, the emphasis on details, health, (and the earth element), getting down into the details of higher learning, and applying it to reality in practical (Virgo) ways is emphasized. Earth bending anyone? Ancient permaculture? Learning another language? No matter what way you go about it, you'll find much joy, luck, and release through inviting more culture, open mindedness, philosophy, and learning into your life. You could even be teaching it to others, or applying wisdom you've accumulated over the years in new, innovative (and practical) ways. Luck shines on you and relieves any tension you experience when you learn, teach, study, and expand your horizons. Having Jupiter in it's native house is a double blessing, and in Virgo, an opportunity to really get into the details of things, ideas, people, other cultures, spiritual disciplines, and teachers, that have always fascinated you. Follow this instinct any time frustration mounts. It opens up everything and let's in the fresh air.
Aquarius/Aquarius Rising: You receive your good luck and relief from life's harsher vibrations through your 8th house of sex, death, and other people's money, until Sep 9 when Jupiter moves on into Libra. This is Pluto/Scorpio domain. Depth, transmutation, death, destiny, intimacy, merging, compulsions, instincts, sex, shared monies, taxes, energetic exchange, inheritances are just a few of the things this domain rules. It's all your ticket out of square-ville. Luck pours in when you get up close and personal with others, and merge, either fiscally, emotionally, sexually, or all of the above. When life (or cosmic aspects) become frustrating, take a dive into the depths of life. It's not always comfortable terrain for emotionally detached, cerebral Aquarius, but this is where luck and sweet relief open up to you. Jupiter in Virgo here is positive, expansive, but painstakingly detail oriented. Going over deep emotions, sharing them with someone you trust, depth psychology, the details of deep intimacy, these are all areas and activities that will benefit immensely from the detail oriented, earthy, simple, and purifying energies of Virgo. Don't be scared, Jupiter here means you could be well taken care of by some kind benefactor who has merged forces with you. Luck pours in when you embrace the depths of life, sometimes that means the parts of life that aren't always easy to talk about with others, or share. This kind of thing requires trust-but if you open up to the right people, you will find sweet relief, and an expansion of opportunities. Sometimes life and what/who we are drawn to isn't rational, objective, or able to be intellectualized, resisted, or compartmentalized- and that's ok. Follow your instincts into the deep, dark depths-it's good for you.
Pisces/Pisces Rising: You derive your luck, and relief from life's more frustrating vibrations through your 7th house of Partnerships, diplomacy, significant others, and partners in crime, until Sep 9. When life becomes hectic, you feel stressed, frazzled, out of sorts, or the vibes get weird, look no further than your partner. This includes business partners, prospective partners,-the Others in your life, that you feel a close kinship to, all bring you luck, opportunity, and sweet relief. Rub them on you like lotion, a soothing balm for life's more testing frequencies. Jupiter here in Virgo speaks of the details (and perfection) of partnership. Setting dates on calendars with the important others in your life, remembering anniversaries, birthdays, making sure your communication with them is up to par, being as good for them as they are for you, thoughtful gestures, pure of heart. This is all filled with luck for you, and provides a wonderful antidote for less comfortable influences the cosmos can challenge us all with from time to time. The Other. They are there for you and you for them. Provided you don't express the Virgo energy as nitpicking one another over who snores louder, this area of life is your safe haven of luck and abundance. This includes your partners in crime, such as a BFF or business partner. Together, you can weather any storm and count on someone to lean on, (or let you know you have spinach in your teeth.) It's nice to know you always have someone you can count on for good advice, love, honest appraisal, assistance, or a once over on your thesis, website, portfolio, or project, before you present it to the world. Your partner in crime has your back and is your lucky charm.