How Jupiter affects You
How Jupiter's Transit affects Sagittarius, the ArcherAt 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.
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.
The outcome is tricky to predict since circumstances can increase assets through these areas, although you will be presented with situations that diminish assets through overestimation and extravagance. Requests for financial assistance are likely to be favoured.
Progress and the growth of knowledge are easier to achieve with respect to analysis, investigation, or research. Enjoyment is apt to be felt on a much deeper level, springing as much from psychological satisfaction as physical gratification. Spiritual, psychic, or mystical experiences are likely for those who are open to them.
Greater sexual enjoyment is also a commonly expected consequence of this influence, but the broader possibilities include gaining a deeper understanding of the nature and purpose of sex. Insight is available into the other forces of nature, including end of life issues, transformation and the meaning of life's mysteries.
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