I should have
known as soon as a bunch of nitpicking scientists state that astrology
is rubbish that Jupiter must be heading into Virgo (see footnote). After
all an Australian judge had just jailed ex-politician Pauline Hanson for
three years on the technical breach of not registering her political party
correctly. It meant little legally that the same party had over a million
supporters nationwide. The sentence was the sort of legal (Jupiter) pedanticism
(Virgo) that made a whole nation sit up and take notice. Hey I'm not having
a go at Virgos here, but they are the only sign that would have pulled
Elvis Presley up mid-song to point out that he'd mispronounced a word
here or there.
Captain Bligh had Jupiter in Virgo and we all know what
a stickler for the rules he was. Not only did his own crew mutiny on the
Bounty and cast the good captain out to sea. But when he was installed
as Governor of New South Wales he again incited rebellion amongst the
officers and had to be exported back to England for his own safety. Then
there was Joseph McCarthy and the anti-communism purge of the US in the
fifties. Good old Joe had Jupiter in Virgo. So did religious reformist
Martin Luther, who wrote not one but ninety-five thesis to show where
the church had gone wrong and dutifully nailed it on the wooden door of
a Wittenberg church. At least Martin, acting out of a love of truth, was
trying to put Virgo (order) back into a belief system (Jupiter). Religious
fundamentalism and moral crusading are strong manifestations of Jupiter
in Virgo currently self-evident in our world. But let's look at some of
the other possibilities.
Jupiter travels through Virgo from August 27, 2003 until
September 24, 2004. It does this every twelve years. But only twice in
the last two centuries has it opposed Uranus at the same time. Virgo is
traditionally a health sign and 1837 coincided with the detection of cerebella
cells, and the identification on neuron nucleus and processes. Hopefully,
the current cycle can introduce a breakthrough in further degenerative
brain and nervous diseases such as Alzheimer's, or multiple sclerosis.
The most recent occasion Jupiter in Virgo opposed Uranus
in Pisces was in 1921, a pivotal year for flight. The first practical
helicopter appeared in France. The Australian Air Force was also formed
and Melbourne's Essendon Airport opened. Expect further newsworthy events
connected to flight and associated industries, including space and satellite
technology plus missile development.
1921 also triggered the popularity of commercial radio
with the groundbreaking broadcast of Jack Dempsey's world heavyweight
boxing title defense in the U.S. Travel by air also included information
conveyed by airwaves. Expect the combination of Jupiter in analytical
Virgo opposed by Uranus in boundless Pisces to oversee significant technological
advancements in the entertainment and computer related industries.
what seems to be a remarkable sporting coincidence, the precision tennis
greats Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis and Venus
Williams were all born with this placement. Here's how you can serve aces
while Jupiter travels through Virgo. Keep in
mind that Jupiter is ultimately all about self-growth and developing renewed
faith in your future—so go to it.
information on the meaning of Jupiter in Virgo see StarIQ's PlanetIQ.)
in Virgo Influences for Each Sun Sign
note: The following comments are based on the use of solar houses that
are based on Sun signs, not on individual birth times. The house where
Jupiter in Virgo falls is the basis for these interpretations, which are
considered to be a general guideline for each sign. For a detailed personal
analysis, see a professional astrologer.)
- Jupiter bestows its benefits upon your health and routine work. Utilize
this period to gain a greater sense of purpose and reward from your day-to-day
routine. It's not a matter of personal advancement as much as fulfillment
and enjoyment. If you're looking for work, you may well find it now. Ideally,
it will promote your self-growth and education as well keeping you plenty
busy. Develop the ability to organize. Health wise your only danger would
appear to be over-indulgence. You benefit by with greater health-awareness,
improved nutrition and exercise wherever possible.
- Having the planet of opportunity in your house of self-expression
is one of the best possible placements. Now you can confidently display
your creative potential and enjoy being yourself. All relationships should
benefit as a result of this, but especially romantic ones. Children and
their education can also become more important. The inner child in you
is revealed, and your self-growth hinges on adopting the innocence and
faith in life that only a child displays. Artistic talents should be encouraged
and may provide instant rewards. You excel in recreational and sporting
activities. Your only real danger lies in excess self-gratification.
– Ideally, this is a time of settling family issues as
you seek inner tranquility. This will reflect upon your living conditions,
which you may seek to improve or extend. Jupiter's natural benefits relate
to domesticity and property, areas where you should shine. Your attention
can turn away from outer ambition now and focus instead upon how “at
home” you feel in the world. Jupiter being an expansive influence
may coincide with travel but in the end it is a time to put down roots,
and the opportunity may well come to do just that.
- Communications are increasing rapidly. You can find yourself
a virtual information exchange and could be learning new subjects or experience
increasing involvement with computers or the Internet. It's likely you
will travel intermittently during this cycle. If you're in business for
yourself, networking, advertising and commuting will be vital. There is
an accent on education and learning along with a challenge to deliver
your message clearly and concisely. Personal contacts should increase
and your only test will be in giving your mind a break. This is generally
excellent for writers and researchers.
- You may experience an increased urge for financial security. It's now
that you seek to capitalize on your futuristic ideas. You are putting
plans into practice and testing their commercial viability. Overall, this
can be a time of financial bounty and finding that you have resources
that you can put to better use. Additionally, it is a period of drawing
assets toward you. Re-examine your financial planning now with particular
regard to the immediate future. Support is essential. Be sure of what
you want as you may well get it. Your danger lies in extravagance, or
believing that money will provide answers to everything.
- While Virgo is traditionally a modest and disciplined sign, having upbeat
and expectant Jupiter here can bring you into line with your greater potential.
Expanding your experience through study or travel, or the adoption of
a new philosophy on life, are all possibilities. Driving these is a more
futuristic and optimistic outlook. The effect of that will be to attract
more confident and beneficial associates around you. This is a once in
twelve-year opportunity; your generous benefactor has arrived, so move
with it. The downside would be doing a Captain Bligh and ultimately landing
in the drink.
- Jupiter is the spirit of benevolence and seat of wisdom, hence its Hindu
title of “guru.” Its arrival in your house of compassion and
karma is a call for understanding and empathy with those not so fortunate
as yourself. The suffering you see can move you to action. The development
of your intuitive sense will be like having a constant guardian angel.
Even if you didn't have any interest in spiritual development, religion
or the occult, such interests may well develop now. The more pragmatic
Libran will find this the best period for facing their hidden fears, or
dealing with and overcoming chronic habit patterns.
- Fulfillment is found within the collective, there is joy in groups and
through others your hopes may come true. That's the benefit of having
Jupiter (Jove or Joy), in the house of friends. Associates can bring opportunities
and gifts. All the same, this is a give and take situation, rather than
a one-way street, as you excel in the team atmosphere. Self-growth comes
via taking your dreams to the people and sharing with others. The opportunity
abounds to do what you want to do, rather than what you feel you have
- Far reaching plans and career success are strong possibilities during
this fruitful phase. Public recognition and promotion, along with travel
or study, are often the evidence of having the planet of good fortune
expand your status. You may be expected to lead by example. Work can be
plentiful, but the warning is not to be too accommodating of yourself
or others. You may have an exaggerated sense of duty. Trust your subordinates
and delegate where you can once you've passed on the necessary skills.
Also take advantage of any on-the-job learning facilities. Over-estimation
and ego are your only enemies.
- The current position of Jupiter is asking you to extend your potentials.
You may feel restless in your current circumstance, believing that your
talents are not being recognized, or that you could do a lot better for
yourself. In order to move from your present situation you may need to
acquire further education, qualifications or even physically travel. If
you don't actually do this, you are bound to attract others to you who
are more educated, traveled persons or who somehow broaden your world
view. You are also redefining your belief systems and the important end
product here is to arrive at a more cultivated and tolerant outlook.
- Jupiter is the reward center of the solar system and for you it turns
up in the area of legacies, inheritance and partner's finances. Finally,
fate may be landing sunny-side up, or should I say money-side up. Even
your partner's assets may grow. Predictive astrology texts considered
this a good time to apply for assistance, or negotiate loans, or enter
a business partnership. More poignantly, it is asking you to claim what
is rightfully yours. This can also trigger a time when there is a significant
life change that ultimately turns out for your benefit. However, it may
not seem so beneficial at the time.
- Relationships can seem like a mutual admiration society. Partnerships
are one of your major sources of pleasure and personal evolvement as Jupiter
enters your house of associates. Marriage is one of the possibilities.
You learn a lot from the people around you and you can also greatly benefit
your partners. Often you meet people of a different heritage or culture
under this influence and each of you should have a willingness to stretch
beyond your individual boundaries. Jupiter is known for its charities,
and as it currently opposes your sign, even your enemies may unwittingly
do you a favor.
- The irony of the scientists’ attack on astrology is right on time.
Statistical astrological research has determined against irrefutable odds
that Saturn is the planet most identified with the exacting scientists.
The last time that science made a significant public attempt to discredit
astrology was in the September/October edition of the Humanist magazine
back in 1975 when Saturn was traveling through Cancer. The Saturn return
every twenty eight to thirty years is one of astrology's oldest cycles.
It's back in Cancer now, and so the scientists are right on time in emerging
from the woodwork. Who says that the solar system doesn't affect life
here on Earth?