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How Jupiter affects You
How Jupiter's Transit affects Cancer, the CrabAt 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, your uniqueness as an individual comes firmly to the fore, as Jupiter enlivens your first house of personality and self-image. Personal magnetism increases as you become more focused on the delights of your physical appearance and the complex facets of your personality.
You should perhaps resist that tendency towards the grandiose gesture. There's no need to try to impress others, they'll be inexorably drawn to your impressive qualities. For this reason, people may get the impression you have more status or importance than you actually do. Yes, this is a positive thing, if you play your cards right.
It's a good year to achieve a much broader understanding of yourself and to explore ways in which you can become even more splendid. Do control that urge to overindulgence, for Jupiter's expansive tendencies may add inches to your waistline! Resist the temptation to go overboard and your efforts will bring a healthier self-image. Your father (or his status and position) may have a more prominent role to play over the coming twelve months than usual.
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.
Updated: Saturday, 19 July 2003