How Jupiter affects You
Jupiter, Lord of the DanceAt midnight on the eve of Friday 13th in July 2001, Jupiter, Lord of Fortune, expansive Lord of the Dance, changes sign from Gemini, the sign of his detriment, to Cancer, the sign of his exaltation, signalling a major new focus for everyone's lives.
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. In this article, we will address the influence of his transit into Cancer as seen from the point of view of each sign in turn. Remember to check the forecast for your rising sign too, for a more balanced reading. To calculate your rising sign, click here.
Cancer, the Crab
In the year ahead, your uniqueness as an individual comes firmly to the fore, as Jupiter enlivens your first house. Personal magnetism increases as you become more focused on the delights of your physical appearance and the complex facets of your personality. Click for more on how Jupiter affects Cancer.
Leo, the Lion
In the year ahead, Jupiter works behind the scenes in your 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. Click for more on how Jupiter affects Leo.
Virgo, the Virgin
Increased energy and enthusiasm can broaden the path to personal happiness over the next twelve months, as Jupiter, Lord of Fortune, moves through your sector of personal goals. Click for more on how Jupiter affects Virgo.
Libra, the Scales
With expansive Jupiter in your mid-heaven, the increased energy and enthusiasm surrounding you over the next twelve months or so can inspire you with greater ambition and more urgent desires to expand your career or other long range goals. Click for more on how Jupiter affects Libra.
Scorpio, the Scorpion
As noble Jupiter enters your ninth house, the ensuing year is likely to be an interesting and fortunate period for you, one that includes much potential for success and personal growth. Click for more on how Jupiter affects Scorpio.
Sagittarius, the Archer
Joint income, sexuality, investments, collection of debts, taxes, insurance and the settlement of estate matters are areas affected over the next twelve months by the influence of Jupiter, your life-ruler, as he moves in his stately dance through your eighth house. Click for more on how Jupiter affects Sagittarius.
Capricorn, the Sea-Goat
This is not a period to work or spend a lot of time alone and out of touch, with sociable Jupiter moving through your seventh house. People, especially a partner or other allies, are a source of stimulation, broader knowledge and new experiences for you. Click for more on how Jupiter affects Capricorn.
Aquarius, the Water-Bearer
The nature and scope of your work and daily responsibilities expand as Jupiter begins his transit of your sixth house. Your work may require more travel, or advanced training become necessary.Your health too may require more attention. Click for more on how Jupiter affects Aquarius.
Pisces, the Fishes
Your capacity for enjoyment is enhanced over the next twelve months, as glorious Jupiter, your life-ruler, moves through your fifth house of romance, children, speculation and creativity. Click for more on how Jupiter affects Pisces.
Aries, the Ram
Bright Jupiter bowling into your fourth house of home, family and domestic circumstances marks the beginning of a twelve-year cycle of learning and new experiences in one form or another. The people and circumstances you encounter during this initial period are likely to be catalysts that inspire you to start new ventures of one sort or another over the next twelve years. Click for more on how Jupiter affects Aries.
Taurus, the Bull
Communications and travel increase, as bold Jupiter cruises into your third house, widening your circle of contacts and encouraging the exchange of ideas and information. Click for more on how Jupiter affects Taurus.
Gemini, the Twins
This can be a tricky, even ruinous year as profligate Jupiter bounces into your second house of personal finances. Under this influence money is the source of pleasure, which is fine if you can afford to spend it. Click for more on how Jupiter affects Gemini.