The Sun enters Cancer just after midnight on Friday, June 21, 2013. This is an auspicious time of year bringing many blessings, the highlight being Jupiter entering Cancer on June 25/26. That event is like a puzzle piece falling into its right place, completing the picture. In this case that picture is a Grand Water Trine: Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio, and Neptune in Pisces.
Grand Water Trine 2013
The Grand Water Trine is exact on July 17, 2013; however, it is in effect the moment Jupiter makes the ingress to Cancer on June 25.
Neptune has been in Pisces since 2011. This transit has magnified our desire for more, unblocking the dam that has held back a deep longing to rise above our current circumstances and our reality through compassion, service, creativity, and the blurring of the boundaries of separateness. Neptune in Pisces has unleashed our power to dream without limits, to tap into the possibilities without restraint.
Until now, Jupiter in Gemini has kept this in a kind of checks and balances. Our quest for more information, and a quest for more facts than we can realistically understand has been a challenge to all that Neptune in Pisces has brought us. It has been hard to really know the truth as we’ve been bombarded with the ideas and opinions of others. We dreamt and we gathered information, yet we still had no clue what we really wanted. We floated in a purgatory of inaction.
This past year was like being in a library full of books hoping to read them all, yet you never left the card catalog (is that what they are even called anymore?). You just browsed the titles and saw all the possibilities of what could be.
Then entered Saturn in Scorpio, October 2012. This gave Neptune a solid footing and a grounded place from which to dream. It allowed us to become intimately acquainted with the primal source of our desire, as well as create an environment for compassion to honor and accept it. It brought along a flashlight to shine upon the darkness of our shadow self, our paranoia, obsessions, and thirst for power and control.
During Winter, we had to contend with making the best use of all the information we encountered. Again, this is Jupiter in Gemini in play. This time it caused friction and discomfort, the need to balance curiosity and an indiscriminate intellect with a need for intimacy and depth.
As Jupiter leaves Gemini for Cancer, we leave the space of choice and are given the opportunity go inward. This softens the edges and blends the colors. Cancer has a deep need for closeness and familiarity. It isn’t satisfied with the variety and superficiality of Gemini.
While we have been greeting our shadow in the unlikeliest of places, we can now heal the deep wounds that have been exposed. We can confront the ugliest of truths with clear vision of what it looks like to change it or even accept the reality where we stand.
The upcoming season is favorable time for family, for healing broken relations, reconciliation of longstanding feuds, and release of pain and hurt.
Most importantly, we must be clear that the environment is ripe for these things, but the fruit won’t pick itself. We can’t let a grand opportunity pass us by. We must be proactive by:
- Tapping into our yearnings and ideal vision of we want in our lives and in our world. Dream without limitations. See beyond our currently reality. The only limits are the ones we are unwilling to transcend.
- Fearlessly confronting the things inside of us that we hide or fear. Be compassionate with ourselves and others as we encounter the unseemly. Realize that the transforming power of intimacy and surrender has more to offer than our fear of loss of self, death.
- Boldly reaching towards those people and things that give us a sense of belonging and provide a nurturing environment for growth and connection. There is a soft and vulnerable spot within that remains hidden. Yet, it is now craving recognition and exposure that will bring it the comfort and care that it requires. Deep intimacy and bonding with others will allow that space to be touched.
This Full Moon poignantly brings us to the denouement of our yearlong journey in the sign of trial and error and multiple choice. Jupiter now rests at the final degree of Gemini.
We have just a moment before we leave the air of detachment and curiosity of Gemini for the emotionally nurturing waters of Cancer.
While Jupiter has been in Gemini, we have been afforded the opportunity to taste and see all that has meandered past our eyes. We have had the freedom to be non-committal as our detachment from our choices kept us from feeling like we needed any of the options. Our curiosity and our need for variety and stimulation brought us growth and more.
Curiosity inevitably wains. The unsettled nature of Gemini eventually morphs into a need for depth and lasting connection. The newness wears off and a yearning for the familiar emerges. This transition occurs as Jupiter enters Cancer on June 25/26, 2013.
But first up we have a Full Moon in Capricorn on June 23, 2013 that occurs just after sunrise. Features a Grand Water Trine between the Sun in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio, and Neptune in Pisces. Every planet in this chart is supported in some way by being in harmonious relationship with another planet. This is a good thing and it is best to use this energy proactively.
Wherever Capricorn is in our chart is where we respect tradition, strong foundations, long term planning, stability, and authority. As you can see, Capricorn is not that different from Cancer, except that Cancer is concerned with the short term and deals with the emotional realm rather than material. Although Cancer surely does need material stability, too.
Under this moon, we have a strong focus on our emotional needs; however, we are challenged to put them into the context of the long term. Cancer can be driven solely by the emotions and often lose sight of the long term. Rather than planning for what is to come, Cancer gets caught in the ebb and flow of emotions.
Our need for stability, both material and emotional, is supported by a realistic and deliberate building of intimacy. There are many levels of intimacy. This is shown by Saturn in Scorpio which is teaching us about proper use of energy, shared resources, and building authentic intimacy.
On the other side, we have Neptune in Pisces which opens the way for compassion and transcending those every day things that can become mundane and boring. It brings inspiration and healing waters for the downtrodden and run down, and I think many of us are feeling this way right now.
The Full Moon in Capricorn highlights continued transformation and the development of inner authority. It brings a culmination around what is being built in the following areas for each sign.
Aries – Career, your life path, and public reputation.
Taurus – Finding meaning through your vision for life and the world
Gemini – Your intimate relations, shared experiences, deep motivations
Cancer – Your partnerships and one on one interactions
Leo – Your daily routine, work, health
Virgo – Romance, children, taking risks (or not!)
Libra – Home, family, roots, the past, your private self
Scorpio – Your social and intellectual connections with your immediate environment
Sagittarius - Personal finances, talents, values, possessions
Capricorn – Appearance, approach, self assertion
Aquarius – Unconscious/subconscious habits, escaping daily living
Pisces – Hopes, dreams, and connections with people with similar interests
Jupiter. In our natal charts, it illuminates our beliefs about what brings success and growth, it shows where we may experience luck. Ultimately, it shows what meaning we have gleaned from the culmination of our life experiences thus far. By transit, Jupiter’s sign reflects a cultural abundance. It shows where we as a society experience an expansion and growth.
Since June of 2012, Jupiter has been in Gemini. I would summarize this transit as ‘Information Overload’, an abundance of choice that makes it difficult for us to really know what we want and what would bring us deep fulfillment. On June 25, 2013, Jupiter will enter Cancer. During this transit of Jupiter, we move from an over abundance of choice, to deeply connecting with others and tapping into what will nurture us at our core.
Jupiter is exalted in Cancer. The exaltation of a planet in a sign means that a planet’s qualities expresses itself especially well through that sign. Its like if you couldn’t be at home, it’s the next best place you could be. In this case, Jupiter is at home in Sagittarius. Its desire for growth, expansion, and finding meaning is manifested and personified as the sign of Sagittarius. Jupiter’s instinct to grow and connect is suited well for Cancer.
Cancer represents mother, women, home, family, the familiar, the past, one’s roots, ancestors, nurturing, bonding, connection, security, feeling, and emotions. Jupiter’s transit through Cancer until July 2014 shows that we will find meaning through our connections with family and the past, as well as significant women in our lives.
My personal opinion is that this will bode well for many. A current cultural obsession with the new and endlessly insatiable levels of curiosity on every level of being leaves us wanting for emotional depth and something that is truly nurturing.
Wherever Jupiter in Cancer will be transiting your natal chart is where you will seek connections to the past, have significant connections with women, and seek deep nurturing. Here are horoscopes of Jupiter in Cancer’s transit for each sign. If you know your rising sign, be sure to read for that.
Jupiter in Cancer for Aries
While you’ve been busy busting loose from proclivities that have kept you locked in decrepit modes of self assertion that force you to take back your power and build integrity in a public way, you’ve had many distractions on a day to day basis. Now, however, you move into a great jigsaw puzzle like time where you have to make the pieces all fit together. Your home and your family become very important to you. Generally on the move with your abundance of physical energy, its time to expand downward towards the part of your deepest self that needs closeness and nurturing. Yes, it’s there, whether you like to acknowledge it or not.
Jupiter in Cancer for Taurus
Money and material stability is totally not a foreign concept to you. Rather, its where you feel most comfortable…acquiring, possessing, and likely getting stuck in a rut in the process. Recently, this ‘me’ and ‘mines’ attitude has been challenged by the necessity of taking into consideration other folks and what they have to bring to your life and your interactions with them. Other folks have reflected back to you the need for you to take increasing levels of responsibility for your life…basically, to grow up! Soon, you’ll get some more support as you encounter on a daily basis people and ideas that offer you the emotional security you need to do what you should have done a long time ago. And if you’re feeling a bit more weepy and emotional lately, don’t fight it. Letting go and opening to the flow of emotional energy will never be easier than it is now.
Jupiter in Cancer for Gemini
This whole era of having access to information and ideas that were heretofore unseen and unheard of has been heaven for you. You’ve gotten to taste and see all kinds things without having to choose or commit to anything in particular. You’ve been like a butterfly in a garden. At the same time, your levels of energy and focus on tasks has waxed and waned. You’ve hit some bumps in the road as you’ve had to navigate health issues probably brought on by overwork and over extending yourself. If you’ve trouble deciding where to focus your energy, you’ll soon get a nudge in the right direction. Focus on establishing things that you have already started, namely those things that have deep emotional meaning for you, those things that nurture you.
Jupiter in Cancer for Cancer
I doubt you’ve ever thought of yourself as flighty or lacking focus, but you surely do have a tendency to get carried away by every emotional tug that pulls on your heartstrings. Lately, you have found yourself dealing with a very strong tug towards a relationship that seems to manifest your deepest longings and desires. But what’s the catch? I don’t have the answer, but I can say that your need for family and familiarity will take on new meaning. You may be feeling the pangs to nurture in ways that you may not have before. Whatever the case may be, the stirrings of your hidden life and subconscious longings will soon come to the surface, and you will feel more empowered than ever to make them real.
Jupiter in Cancer for Leo
You’ve given yourself over to a movement that is bigger than you, yet you’ve found a way to contribute in a very authentic way. On the flip side, your family and home life has had more than a little drama. It’s all been leading you toward a conservation of your emotional energy and the realization that you need to establish a foundation that combines both meaningful work and deep intimacy with yourself, as well as those dear to you. This whole idea of giving yourself over to something bigger than yourself reaches new heights over the next year. Though you can be highly self focused seeking adoration and acknowledgement, soon you’ll tap into deeper yearnings which open you up to an emotional world that requires than mirrors and an amen-corner. It requires surrender and release of control.
Jupiter in Cancer for Virgo
There is a certain way that things should be done. Things should go in their designated place, filed, and numbered. Too bad people aren’t things. They don’t necessarily have a designated place. And they definitely aren’t filed and numbered. In general, those types of methods deny the humanity of an individual and what they have to offer. Its probably best that you use the inclination to organize and categorize to deal with your own shadow that you are encountering in your interactions with others. You’ll have all the support you need in doing that as you create a support group that feeds your deepest intentions to serve and nurture others. Take a hands off approach to your relationships, allow others to float and you will probably get what you want. Give when asked, otherwise its probably best to mind your beeswax!
Jupiter in Cancer for Libra
The last few years have brought you a wide variety of challenges to satiate your taste for stimulation and growth. While reigning in your finances and creating long lasting material stability for yourself, your home and family life is a constant source of struggle as you seek to overturn every disempowering attachment from your past and upbringing. You’ve seen plain as day how this has affected your ability to connect and partner with others in a way that feels truly authentic. Over the next year, you’ll be able to connect deeply to the vision that you’ve spent so long pining for. It may even be two visions that you’ve imagined, and now you get to choose the one that you feel. Or you might even discover a way to combine them and get a two-fer!
Jupiter in Cancer for Scorpio
It would be nice to fully subscribe to the current and en vogue spiritual trends, those of prosperity and the think and grow rich affirmations. The problem with that is while the choices have been many, the one’s that resonant most for you are those that allow you to break free from any kind of work or habits that go against the grain of who you are and who you ultimately want to be. It will soon serve you best to continue to practice radical self-forgiveness that leads to greater self responsibility and aligning your spiritual worldview with something that is truly self-serving in the most emotionally fulfilling way possible. Let that’s be your mantra for the next year.
Jupiter in Cancer for Sagittarius
Lately, your deepest fears, paranoia, and obsessions have taken on form. You’ve encountered your unseemly behavioral tendencies in a way that is probably quite disturbing. You’ve had to spend an unusual amount of time alone in order to sift through these things. At the same time, you’ve had your foundation shift as your fantasies and ideal visions of what life should be like are challenged. Balancing all of this with the stimulation and egging on you’ve gotten from the people you interact with, has required a delicate balance. Alone time with interaction and reality with fantasy. Its been hard to actually know what thoughts are real and what thoughts are just a trumped up paranoia. Soon, you’ll get some clarity as your deep connections with others actually begin to support you making your fantasy a reality. If you can properly channel your urge to gallop away when the closeness and intimacy become too much to bear, you just might overcome one of your longest standing self-sabotaging behaviors to date.
Jupiter in Cancer for Capricorn
How does your booty feel? Has it been properly kicked, yet? I’m sure you do a great job at kicking your own booty, with your impossible standards and expectations of productivity and usefulness. The truth is that energy is limited, and you are learning this now. So many opportunities have been afforded to you over the past year, but I doubt you found the energy or resources to do them all. Truthfully, many of them were not viable or turned out to be a mirage. In your desire transcend the mundane in your every day interactions and thinking, you’ll soon get some support through nurturing deep bonds in your closest relationships. If you can properly direct the urge to bust loose from deep wounds that have plagued your past, you’ll have the lucky chance to forge intimacy in many ways, and build relationships that further your personal cause and manifest your highest ideals.
Jupiter in Cancer for Aquarius
As much as it’s comfortable to stay where you are, where you feel secure and stable, its growing increasingly uncomfortable to allow the same old behavior patterns and subconscious limitations and expectations to color your perspective. You have seen the many, many ways in which you can express yourself and give life to your creative voice. And if you’ve been on the fence about which outlets are the most fulfilling, you will soon know. Allow your dedication to your craft, or your otherwise day to day responsibilities, to inspire you to nurture your work like a growing baby. You should be getting well acquainted with a strong sense of direction and purpose concerning where you are headed in life, something that allows you to value service, creativity, and a regular connection with the awe inspiring, and self transcending .
Jupiter in Cancer for Pisces
At the same time that you have felt a stronger and deeper yearning for “more” than you’ve ever felt before, you’ve had to be mindful of some basic needs for variety and stimulation that brings you in contact with all levels of being beyond time and space. Sound cryptic? You’ve got high ideals which are often cryptic even to you, let alone trying to convey it to someone else. For now, your idealism may manifest as a need to nurture your creativity in ways that help you bring form to your greatest vision for your life. Focusing on endeavors that allow you to find meaning and get intimately acquainted with those people who give meaning to your earthly existence.
The New Moon in Gemini on June 8, 2013 helps to usher in the energy that will dominate for the rest of the year.
While we still have a couple more stelliums (finishing up Gemini, then Cancer, and finally) Scorpio), the energy that will come to the forefront is that of water, but for now its in the background. Jupiter enters Cancer on June 25, 2013. This will complete a Grand Water trine, 3 (or more) planets each occupying one of the water signs. That makes Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio, and Neptune in Pisces. More on that to come!
First up, though, is a New Moon in Gemini. This features 4 planets in Gemini: Sun, Moon, Mars, and Jupiter. This New Moon is a potent gust of Gemini wind with a bit of humidity in the background. We get a nice dose of curiously fickle energy along with a rushing emotional undercurrent.
Whenever Gemini energy dominates, things tend to come in twos. Siblings and near relatives are highlighted, as well as your local community and neighborhood. Gemini wants to learn about and interact with everything within his reach. Those people that he sees on a regular basis, and within his immediate environment, he seeks from them novelty and information to consume.
We get a spring preview of the Grand Water trine that perfects in July as both Mercury and Venus are in Cancer, holding the place that will soon be occupied by Jupiter. The easy flowing water energy opens the way for healing, reconciliation, bonding, intimacy, and sharing of feelings in all kinds of relationships. Compassion and empathy are easily accessible, if you in fact choose to access these things.
Whatever emotions have been stagnate can be released. Cathartic experiences are likely as we have experienced a lot of sudden change and trauma in our society. I feel that this is a very auspicious time period we are embarking upon.
Treading water takes immense stamina and energy. But floating requires no energy, only surrender. Surrender is emotionally challenging as we all have a measure of need for control.
For now, this energy may just be passing and in the background. The Gemini New Moon gives us a time to reflect on our options and the choices before us. The approaching energy of the Grand Water trine opens the way for us to connect to those things that fulfill us emotionally rather than those things that seem like a good idea. We can make emotionally intelligent decisions that lead to deeper fulfillment.
The way is opening for deep emotional release and awareness. Observe and explore!
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Each planet in our natal chart is awakened, challenged, and/or fulfilled via transits. This is profoundly true for the outer planets Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto. Pluto takes anywhere from 11 years to 30 years to travel though one sign. At an average of 20 years per sign, it takes over 240 years to travel through the entire zodiac. As such a slow moving planet, it is inductive of cultural and generational trends rather than solely personal traits.
Those of you born between 1972 and 1983 (briefly in 1984) belong to the Pluto in Libra generation. Pluto transforms the soul via evolution. It purges the subconscious to bring into conscious awareness our darkest shadow concerning the subject governed by the sign it inhabits at any given time. For Pluto in Libra, it’s all about relationships.
The Pluto in Libra generation is charged with the responsibility of shifting our culture and society into authentic, balanced, and fair relationships. Relationships of convenience where the peace is kept at the expense of honesty are unacceptable. This generation has delayed marriage as the women reap the benefits of freedom and choice bestowed by the feminist movement. As men are no longer bound to being head of a household and provider, both men and women are discovering the possibilities of different roles they can play in this new cultural landscape.
So many choices and options for relating can be challenging. It is now socially acceptable for a man or woman to be over 30 years old, single, never married, and no children. This was not the case prior to the 1970′s. Its even acceptable for woman to be single parents. This has opened the door to possibilities that were once taboo and hidden aspects of a subculture, rather than a mainstream reality.
Since 2008, Pluto has been in Capricorn. This means that the Pluto in Libra generation is now experiencing their Pluto square. Transiting Pluto square natal Pluto is a time when a generation of people are confronted with the lessons of their natal Pluto placement in very tangible ways. They are challenged to find resolution and dynamic action that alchemizes the two challenging energies. In this case those are the relationship evolving energies of Pluto in Libra, and the structural and institutional evolution of Pluto in Capricorn.
Pluto in Capricorn ushered in the collapse of the real estate boom and the exposing of self-destructive, crooked policies and actions at the root of our financial system. These indiscretions are still being revealed and are no longer solely concerning the financial industry. The essential meaning of Pluto in Capricorn is to encourage us to develop integrity wherever we find we have power or authority in our lives.
During this time, the Pluto in Libra generation finds themselves needing to incorporate their need for deep transformation and change of relating patterns and behaviors with the ongoing death and rebirth of the structures and systems in our lives. This generation often finds it hard to commit as they take their time weighing their options. They seek to avoid the mistakes of previous generations. Sometimes this waffling never ends and they end up doing the very thing they had tried to avoid. This is, however, par for the course and part of the lesson.
Pluto in Libra individuals are meant to redefine what commitments means. They are to only play by the old rules if the old rules actually work for them. They are to dissect and get to the bottom of relationships and relating, often trying many relationships until they get it right.
I’d venture to say that the individuals of the Pluto in Libra generation are doing right to delay marriage or serious partnerships. If you find yourself in this situation, fret not! Pluto in Capricorn square natal Pluto in Libra is a crises point for you to bring into consciousness some of these factors.The following are some keys to working this transit to your benefit and growth.
- Learn the difference between co-dependence and attachment, and isolation and independence.
- Purge the subconscious scars, lingering resentments, and deep sadness you may have concerning the failed relationships and marriages you perceive your parents to have gone through.
- Release your fears of repeating your parents mistakes.
- Know when its appropriate to maintain the peace and when its appropriate to rock the boat and share you true feelings.
- Understand that relationships aren’t meant to be only beautiful and romantic. Relationships bring challenges for growth. They require the adjustment of both parties. You will be changed and altered through your participation.
- Find freedom in creating your own rules for partnership. Look at the tradition of marriage and other kinds of partnerships. Keep what works, dispose of the rest, and add your own flavor to make it real!
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