Rob Tillett, is a poet, astrologer and musician. As well as being a magician, healer, dramatist and composer, he is the editor and publisher of Astrology on the Web and has written most of the articles on this website.
The cycles of astrology are reflected in our daily lives, as well as informing the patterns of our human creativity, whether artistic or musical, social, political or financial. The planets rule our moods and our environment. Jupiter's annual transformation from one sign to the next sets the stage of human consciousness for the ensuing year.
Rob lives in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, on the east coast of Australia.
How Jupiter affects You
How Jupiter's Transit affects Leo, the Lion
At midnight on the eve of Friday 13th in July 2001, Jupiter changes sign from Gemini, the sign of his detriment where he is weak, to Cancer, the sign of his exaltation where he is strong, signalling a major new focus for everyone's lives.
In the year ahead, Jupiter works behind the scenes in Leo's twelfth house of secrets, sorrows and sub-conscious motivation. Any benefits or gains may be hidden, or at least not as obvious to others as might normally be the case for the Lordly Lion.
For example, you may be given a raise in salary for certain efforts, but not the title or recognition that should have accompanied the promotion. Avoid a temptation this year to indulge in self-pity. Why carry the burden of unnecessary guilt, when you can use guilt as a weapon to get others to do what you want? Ugh...
You would actually be better off this year learning to develop your inner power through expanding your psychic energy and intuitive abilities. Now is the time to overcome that niggling hidden fear and worry. Spiritual energies are strong. If you need help, it is likely to arrive just in the nick of time, and it will probably emerge from hidden or unexpected sources.
Jupiter, one of the most potent forces in our solar system, has been in Gemini for the best part of a year, creating all manner of issues connected mainly with finances, cultural pursuits, matters of the mind, communications, the law, politics, travel and interpersonal relationships. His transit into fulsome Cancer marks the beginning of a new twelve-year cycle.
Jupiter rules our potential for growth and expansion on many levels; physical, intellectual, spiritual and cultural, along with the accumulation of material assets, power and status. He rules our optimism and aspirations.
Lordly Jupiter, traditionally described as the greater fortune (or benefic), governs luck and wellbeing. When Jupiter is well-aspected he provides superb opportunities for expansion and success. Poorly aspected, he generates over-confidence and foolhardy actions with little care for the consequences.
Jupiter spends about a year in each sign, taking twelve years to complete his journey through all twelve signs. Remember to check the forecast for your rising sign too, for a more balanced reading. To calculate your rising sign, click here.
To go back to the main article on Jupiter's Transit of Cancer, please click here.
To read more about Friday the Thirteenth, please click here.
Aries, the Ram
Taurus, the Bull
Gemini, the Twins
Cancer, the Crab
Leo, the Lion
Virgo, the Virgin
Libra, the Scales
Scorpio, the Scorpion
Sagittarius, the Archer
Capricorn, the Sea Goat
Aquarius, the Water Bearer
Pisces, the Fishes