How Jupiter affects You
How Jupiter's Transit affects Libra, the ScalesAt 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.
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.
Do not hesitate to go after exactly what you want, Libra, nor to promote yourself and your interests to the full. A family member may be given a special promotion or recognition at this time; your own reputation and status will be enhanced through this auspicious development.
During this fortunate period you will no doubt receive the recognition or rewards you have earned. However, it is also possible under this benefic influence to receive recognition or rewards that you really have not earned. It is a time when success or other rewards seem to be free of responsibility.
At first it may seem a stroke of good fortune to carry off a prize, or gain an exalted position with no strings attached. In reality, however, the very lack of accountability or merit poses the danger that what has been gained so easily can be just as easily lost.
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.
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Updated: Wednesday, 7 May 2003