Jupiter Transits: Predictive Astrology - Techniques for Predicting the Future
Jupiter takes approximately 12 years to come full circle. Therefore, every 3 years or so, Jupiter will transit conjunct, square, or opposite a natal point. When that natal point is an intensely personal planet or point (such as the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, Mercury, Venus, or Mars), we feel its effects in a similarly personal way.
Jupiter transits perhaps receive more positive press than they deserve, as those of us who have waited for Jupiter to transit conjunct our Sun can attest. Why? Because if we wait for Jupiter to bestow us with wonderful gifts, we are sure to be disappointed. What Jupiter does do is infuse us with the license to dream, to hope, and to feel good about ourselves.
Jupiter is an influence that acts to expand and enlarge our personal landscapes. Jupiter transits allow growth and expansion of consciousness involving the conditions and natures of the houses and planets involved. Our confidence and level of joy is increased in these areas of life, and we feel motivated to improve or gain in these areas of life. These are times in our lives when we feel a little more free and confident, and when we are not as aware of restraints. Problems arise when we overdo, and are so confident that we ignore reality and don't think of consequences. However, just as we need Saturn to remind us that we need to buckle down, we also need Jupiter to remind us that we won't get very far if we don't believe in ourselves.
Jupiter acts to expand, and it gives us hope and enthusiasm. It can also make us feel rather restless or overconfident. Jupiter is the planet of possibilities and it offers us promises. Whether these promises are realistic is something to consider seriously. However, Jupiter is a jovial influence, and we all need that kind of energy from time to time! When Jupiter transits a natal planet, it gives that part of our personality a boost, reminding us that we may have been underestimating our capabilities. It invites us to have some faith in ourselves and our abilities.
Remember always that for Jupiter transits to benefit us to the utmost, we need to grab opportunities. We cannot wait for things to happen to us. At the same time, we must be aware of the potential for overdoing, for glossing over details to feed our optimism.
Jupiter transits conjunct Sun This is a highly touted aspect, but much will depend on the condition of the Sun at birth. If the Sun is challenged natally, Jupiter transiting conjunct the Sun may bring about some opportunities, but they may not be easy to grab unless you have built your self-confidence before the transit occurs. Sometimes, unexpected windfalls come during this transit, but don't count on it. Reasonable investments are generally favored at this time, but it's a good idea to factor in the condition of the natal Sun, as well as the nature of other transits occurring at the same time. If the Sun is challenged, you may not have the best judgment at this time. It's an excellent time to start new long-term projects. You might find that you feel more vital, confident, and optimistic about the future at this time. It's a good time to resolve conflicts. Events may give your ego a boost, and you could be feeling quite vital and alive. Take advantage of this by promoting yourself or putting yourself "out there". As you prepare for this transit, consider whether you want to begin a new long-term project, and try to launch it at the time of the transit (assuming all other things are equal). Ego gratification is the theme of this transit. This is the start of a "new you" -- a more confident and faithful person.
Look for Leo in your natal chart, as the Sun rules Leo, and this is an area of life that will be directly affected by the transit (in addition to the house where the transit actually takes place).
Jupiter transits sextile Sun This can be an excellent time for financial transactions, making plans for the future, making investments, resolving conflicts with others, and boosting your self-confidence. You may be feeling particularly vital and confident, and this inner "sunny-ness" can bring its rewards.
Jupiter transits square Sun There may be a tendency to wastefulness during this transit, as well as faulty decision-making due to over-optimism or arrogance. Avoid making any large purchases during this transit, as you might find that once Jupiter passes, you didn't really need the item. Jupiter is infusing you with a boost to your ego at this time, and it is up to you how to handle it.
Jupiter transits trine Sun This transit represents considerable opportunity. You are likely to feel very good at this time, and reasonably confident. This is a time to find ways to improve your life and your satisfaction from life. Resolving conflicts with others is favored, and you do come across in a more favorable light than usual. It's generally a good time to invest. Jupiter is giving your ego a boost, and it's likely a much-needed boost. New visions of the future and new inspirations are likely to come along with this transit.
Jupiter transits opposite Sun You might fall victim to wasting opportunities, time, or resources when transiting Jupiter opposes your natal Sun. Generally, this transit is a "feel-good" transit. You are likely to be feeling quite powerful and optimistic. The problem with the transit is that you might over-reach as a result of these inflated feelings of importance. This need not be the case at all. In fact, you might find that you receive a much-needed boost to your ego at this time.
Jupiter transits to the Moon directly affect the feelings, the public image, and personal popularity. During these transits, you are especially aware of what you need to feel secure. You may tend towards self-indulgence, and you may encounter issues surrounding your need to commit versus your need to be free. Problems from your past may re-surface. You are likely to want to improve your domestic affairs and relationships.
Jupiter transits conjunct Moon You may be looking to improve your home life and domestic affairs when Jupiter transits your Moon. At the root of this is a desire for more security and a stronger home base or foundation. This is a friendly transit period when you may find yourself more amiable and personally popular. Take advantage of this time by resolving conflicts with others in your personal circle. It could be a good time to buy a home or to change residence, although you might be inclined to want the biggest and the best home with the way you are feeling at this time!
What does the Moon rule in your chart? Look to the house(s) of your natal chart with Cancer on the cusp for areas of your life where Jupiter is acting to expand. Look to planets in Cancer in your chart to see other parts of your personality that Jupiter is now infusing with optimism.
Jupiter transits sextile Moon Your sense of humor is improved, your ability to derive pleasure from life is augmented, and you come across as considerably more friendly and popular during this transit. Follow your heart, expand your personal circle, spice up your home, and improve your close relationships.
Jupiter transits square Moon You might be feeling somewhat dissatisfied with your domestic environment or your personal circle at this time, or you might be dealing with personal issues that tug you in two different directions: to commit, or to be free? Avoid the tendency to splurge or to pamper yourself for no other reason except to tame your moodiness. Putting on weight is one possibility of this transit, but awareness of the roots of your dissatisfaction can go a long way to preventing the addition of more debt or pounds to your life and to your body. What you are really looking to do is to expand your emotional life with joy and pleasure, and the best way to find satisfaction is to weed out what is making you unhappy on a spiritual level.
Jupiter transits trine Moon You might be feeling quite personally popular and well-received by others at this time. If it's not immediately apparent to you, dig deeper and appreciate your relations with your family and close friends. Good will and optimism characterize this period of time. Because they don't always coincide with specific external events, Jupiter trines to personal planets might go unnoticed. However, if you know this transit is coming, be aware that your faith in yourself and others at this time can be especially rewarding and personally satisfying. Use this time to resolve conflicts with others, as you are bound to be well-received with your sincere and warm demeanor. Do something to improve your domestic life--whether it's simple re-decorations or enjoying family outings.
Jupiter transits opposite Moon Depending on your character and life situation, you might be feeling especially optimistic or emotionally self-indulgent during this transit. Some of us experience swings from optimism to self-pity. Problems rooted in the past and with family and early childhood are apt to surface during this period, and productivity may be adversely affected as you nurse your wounds. There can be a tendency to put on weight or to be financially extravagant. If this is the case, recognize that it's a sign that you are looking for emotional satisfaction in the wrong places. You may be questioning the amount of support you are receiving from others, but be aware that your judgment on this matter is likely skewed. You might be setting others up on some level to prove to yourself how unsupported you are. We all need to feel emotionally supported, and this transit makes us more aware of that need. Ideal handling of this transit is facing what it is you feel is lacking in your life--that which is causing you to feel unhappy. The fact is, if you choose to reach out to others at this time, it is more likely than not that they will be receptive to you, as long as you sincerely want them to be.
Jupiter transits to Mercury stimulate and expand your curiosity, and offer the opportunity for growth through learning, self-promotion, and increased chances to get your ideas across. You are more alert than usual to possibilities, and your curious spirit is aroused. You begin to think in big ways. You feel more confident of your capacity to communicate and of your intellectual capabilities.
Jupiter transits conjunct Mercury This is a time when your usual way of thinking and seeing the world is infused with a grander, bigger perspective. You see the big picture now, but be careful that it is not at the expense of critical details. Details may be glossed over, and you may tend towards over-optimism at this time. This transit presents an excellent opportunity to grow mentally and intellectually. Learn everything you can. Your ideas may be appreciated more than ever, so be sure to get your ideas across and put them "out there". You might receive some great news, or deliver it. As long as you don't overdo it, this is a great time to sell yourself, to sign papers, make decisions, deliver speeches, and to buy and sell. Your positive attitude lies at the heart of this opportune time. You may be feeling mentally restless--consider that restlessness as a signal that your mind is primed to learn more. If you are feeling nervous, you may have your finger in too many pies.
What does Mercury rule in your chart? Look to the houses of your natal chart with Gemini and Virgo on the cusp for areas of your life where Jupiter is acting to expand. Look to planets in Gemini and Virgo in your chart to see other parts of your personality that Jupiter is now infusing with optimism.
Jupiter transits sextile Mercury This is a time when you have an opportunity to learn things that will expand your vision, improve your business or business dealings, and boost your confidence. It's generally a good time to buy and sell, sign contracts, and promote yourself and your ideas. Your life may feel a little easier as you now entertain more pleasant and inspiring thoughts, and your communications are well-received. You may find that you are inspired to do more and to be more. Take advantage of this opportunity to put your best foot forward and to learn something that will benefit your working life and your personal relationships.
Jupiter transits square Mercury If you are now encountering some problems in your communications with others, it may be because you are not listening very well. Likewise, if your business dealings are frustrating at this time, it could be because you are not seeing the trees for the forest. Try not to gloss over critical details, and don't jump into anything without first considering the consequences. This may be an extremely busy time for you--the phone is ringing off the hook, you feel slightly behind in what you're doing, and you feel somewhat overwhelmed by all of the activity around you. With everything that is going on around you, it can be hard to keep track of everything.
Jupiter transits trine Mercury Take this opportunity to learn something new. You are able to communicate your ideas effectively at this time, and it's a favorable time to promote yourself. Your attitude is generally positive. Your interests are increased, and you are mentally busy during this period.
Jupiter transits opposite Mercury This may point to a time when a particular plan or business deal/project that you started 6 years earlier is culminating or "bearing fruit". This could also be a time when you are prone to making miscalculations based on an avoidance of critical details.
Jupiter transits to Venus stimulate your desires to share pleasures with significant others and with friends. They urge you to find enjoyment in your life through leisure activities and/or romance. You may want to acquire new material goods as well.
Jupiter transits conjunct Venus You have a strong urge to socialize and to improve your enjoyment of life through leisurely activities and romantic connections during this transit. You might find yourself feeling lazy with regards to work and business matters, preferring to enjoy and indulge yourself. On the other hand, you might pour a lot of energy into creative activities and hobbies, and if you happen to love your work or do creative work, then you might find this a particularly busy and satisfying time. Otherwise, you might want to schedule a vacation at this time. You might end up spending too much money on frivolous items. This shouldn't be a problem, unless you are already in debt, because pampering yourself at this time is in order. Overdoing it might be a sign that you are looking for satisfaction in the wrong places, however. A new relationship is possible with this transit, likely because you are more open to the possibility, and more sociable, thereby increasing your opportunities to meet new people. This transit stimulates your desire to socialize, kick back and enjoy yourself, and to reach out to others.
What does Venus rule in your chart? Look to the houses of your natal chart with Taurus and Libra on the cusp for areas of your life where Jupiter is acting to expand. Look to planets in Taurus and Libra in your chart to see other parts of your personality that Jupiter is now infusing with optimism and the urge for more.
Jupiter transits sextile Venus This transit may pass you by largely unnoticed, save for feeling rather friendly and sociable and a bit lazy. However, if you plan for it, you might want to grab the opportunities of the positive energies generated. Expand your social circle or simply make sure you get out there. Why? You are more friendly than usual, and you come across in a better "light" on a social and romantic level. You have the opportunity to make a good impression, so schedule an interview, ask for that raise, or make time for social activities. It may be subtle, but your demeanor is more friendly and sincere than usual. You are that much more charming and you are feeling generous as well. It is also possible that you will attract money at this time.
Jupiter transits square Venus Overindulgence is the theme of this transit. Your desire for pleasure increases dramatically, and you are likely to overestimate your ability to indulge and get away with it! You may also come across as insincere or superficial at this time. You may overspend or overeat--both symptoms of your inner restlessness. It can be hard to focus on your responsibilities at this time due to a desire to spoil yourself with pleasurable activities. You need to exercise some moderation at this time.
Jupiter transits trine Venus You are feeling generous and romantic during this transit. This positive attitude can help you attract positive experiences and situations. You are very creative, and your social life is activated or enhanced. Jupiter is acting to expand your desire for pleasure, romance, and material goods as well. This is a favorable time to start a new endeavor, especially one that is intended for profit (unless, of course, there are other serious afflictions). This is also a favorable time to start a new relationship. The only potential problem associated with this transit is the tendency to be a little too carefree and to pass opportunities away with an overly optimistic attitude. Keep your eyes open to potential opportunities.
Jupiter transits opposition natal Venus !This is not a good influence, although being an aspect between two beneficial planets, its power for ill is slight. It will, however, tend to cause some loss, whether financial, through travel or through dealing with religious people. Those who have influence in the social world will not be well disposed to you at this time; you should take care not to come into conflict with superiors or those who are in any way connected with the law. This is not a good aspect for domestic affairs, or for any relationships that may be formed at this time. It is likely to cause some sort of disappointment or some temporary loss and difficulty; someone to whom you are attached will probably go abroad or will have some important engagement that will cause a separation while this influence is in operation. It is not, on the whole, a good influence for pleasure; in fact there is usually a mixture of pleasure and sorrow combined under this aspect. However, with care it will not affect you seriously.
Jupiter transits to Mars stimulate your drive, motivation, passions, and assertive powers.
Jupiter transits conjunct natal Mars Your energy levels and your competitive spirit expand with this transit. Be cautious of immoderation at this time, especially if your natal Mars is afflicted. Overestimating your abilities is possible. However, if some level of moderation is employed at this time, this is an excellent time to gather the courage to start something new or enterprising. Taking up a new physical activity is a possibility. At this time, you are drawn to traditionally male qualities and strength. You may attract people who symbolize these energies to you, and/or you may develop your confidence and courage at this time. You do things in big ways, and your libido is increased. Positive thinking can work very much in your favor. You expect to win, and this attitude can go a long way towards getting what you want.
Jupiter transits sextile natal Mars Your spirits are high during this transit. You enjoy healthy competition, you feel strong, and you are more straightforward than ever. You are hungry for a bit of adventure. There may be an opportunity presented to you through a male acquaintance. Your powers of assertion are strong at this time, but they go over well with others. You are dynamic at this time, and it's a good idea to recognize opportunities and seize them.
Jupiter transits square natal Mars You may be overconfident at this time. Success and progress can be had during this transit, but only if you apply moderation to your efforts. Don't force anything or anyone. It is too easy to come across as threatening or overbearing at this time. You are restless in physical terms and with regards to your desire nature. You are looking for more from life, but you may have a hard time satisfying your urges. You may find yourself to be more adventurous on a sexual level. Be extra cautious with regards to physical risks. Accidents are certainly not a given during this transit, but they are more likely than usual. Your restlessness can lure you into reckless situations.
Jupiter transits trine natal Mars You feel more confident than usual, and you have a dynamic energy that should be harnessed and directed into something productive. This is a "lucky" time for you (all things equal), although the good energy you attract is most likely due to your own positive expectations. Be aware of opportunities that may present themselves at this time, possibly from a male acquaintance or with regards to travel, business, or physical activities. Your competitive spirit is high, but it's a non-grating kind that goes over well with others.
Jupiter transits opposition natal Mars An inner restlessness can dominate this period in your life. What you do with this extra energy is very much up to you. You may find yourself spinning your wheels, simply because circumstances are such that you have too many desires and not enough outlets or energy to obtain them. Sexual energy is variable, and adventurousness in general is felt. However, be aware that you will have a tendency to overestimate your abilities. Be cautious with regard to putting yourself at physical risk, as accidents are more likely at this time. Avoid the tendency to boast or to come on too strong, as you may end up rubbing important people in your life the wrong way.
Jupiter transits to Saturn test the balance between your desire to grow and to expand, and your awareness of your personal limitations. You become more aware of opportunities, and your desire is to grow, but at the same time you are reminded that there are limitations to what you can do.
Jupiter transits opposite Saturn Some re-structuring of your life and your business goals is now in order. You may be looking for new challenges, sometimes because you are forced to do so (because things are not going exactly as you had planned). You have a desire to grow and expand, but your attitude is tempered with some caution and feelings of restriction. Perhaps what you want to do is not exactly feasible at this time. It is a good time to breathe new life into old plans rather than to strike out with a new plan altogether. Some caution is in order regarding your finances, although you might find that you are able to get some help from older or more stable individuals at this time. Something is telling you to push forward and to expand and grow, but with a close eye on your limitations. Take steps to grow, but don't overextend yourself at this time or you are bound to face frustrations.
Jupiter transits conjunct the Ascendant
*Someone is likely to offer you a very promising opportunity at this time, or
you may have an offer for someone else that you think will be mutually
*This is a good time for you. Your ability to express yourself confidently
and openly wins you the respect and admiration of others. You can promote ideas
and plans that you believe strongly in and, surprisingly, others do not resist
you now. They quietly accept your proposals and ideas, and even provide some
*You come into contact with a wider circle of people at this time. You may
become friends or develop an association with an influential person or someone
that can help you a great deal.
Jupiter transits conjunct the Midheaven
*A fortunate change of circumstances occurs in your work and career! You may
receive a promotion, a job offer, a large contract, or salary increase. In one
way or other, you step out of a situation that had become limiting and
*You attempt to significantly improve your work and career at this time. You
may seek new employment, a promotion, or request an increase in your salary. You
feel ready and fit for a better situation.
*Fortunate circumstances assist you in your career. Obstacles and impediments seem to disappear and your work progresses very smoothly. This is a time of steady growth and progress, combined with an enjoyable and harmonious atmosphere.
Jupiter transits opposition the Midheaven
*Family and domestic life takes a fortunate turn now. A home improvement or even a new home is a possibility. A family member may improve in health or receive an advancement in career or important recognition that brings joy to the whole family.
More Jupiter Transits
Jupiter transits conjunct natal North Node
Jupiter transits conjunct Part of Fortune
Jupiter transits conjunct Chiron
This is an excellent time to travel to or study about foreign lands and cultures. You'll learn a great deal from those you meet on your journey (or in your classroom) that will help to broaden your view of the world. In the process of exploring the differences between the world's myriad cultures, you'll discover how similar we all really are. Then you'll return home with a more tolerant and accepting attitude toward your neighbors, as well as a renewed desire to share your newfound knowledge and experience with others. Resist any temptation to preach to others or push your ideas too hard, for this would surely lead to disagreements and conflict.
Your curiosity about metaphysical sciences and holistic health will also increase during this transit, either because of your increased sense of experimentation, or because you seek cures for physical, spiritual or psychological wounds you've found difficult to heal. You may try such new techniques as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, aromatherapy, homeopathy, healing with crystals or laying on of hands. It's possible you'll work with others to bring about greater acceptance for these alternative philosophies. You may even consider a new career in one of these fields. -- Interpretation from our Life Trends report.
#You may seek greater personal awareness through interests that expand your knowledge, spirituality, and beliefs at this time. Educational, religious, social, or personal involvements may help you feel centered and enlightened. This can be a favorable period to experiment with new boundaries, horizons, and viewpoints. Or, if you are seeking relief or healing from a personal crisis or prior wound, this can be a good time to gain a sense of hope and develop a more positive outlook. You could be feeling well-balanced on mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual levels at this time.
Jupiter transits square Chiron
Jupiter transits sextile Chiron
Jupiter transits trine Chiron
Jupiter transits opposition Chiron
Jupiter transits conjunct Ceres
Jupiter transits conjunct Pallas
Jupiter transits conjunct Juno
Jupiter transits conjunct Vesta
A general description of transiting Jupiter - excerpt from the Sky Log report:
"Essentially, this is a call to recognize an opportunity. Traditional astrologers view it more starkly -- to them, it is simply the planet of luck. And that is often the case: the toast does tend to land butter-side up when Jupiter is crossing sensitive territories. But the real, evolutionary meaning lies deeper. One key is that Jupiter is future-oriented...it is concerned with bright, unexplored possibilities. Stripped to its bones, Jupiter always asks one primary question: how have you been underestimating yourself? Its transits signal a time when new opportunities come into existence, but to seize them you must recognize that you deserve them, that you are capable of rising to them, and that old deals and compromises are finished. Trust yourself, have faith in life, and go for it: that's the spirit of Jupiter."
Interpretations are written by Cafe Astrology's Annie Heese, except the extra interpretations marked with *, which are from the Kepler program, those marked with a +, which are from Zet astrology software, those marked with a #, which are samples from the Daily Forecast report, and those marked with a !, which are from the Character profile.
References & suggested further reading:
How to Predict Your Future: Secrets of Eastern and Western Astrology by James Braha. This is an excellent resource for outer planet transits: Jupiter through Pluto.
Planets in Transits: Life Cycles for Living by Robert Hand. The transit "bible".