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How Jupiter affects You
How Jupiter's Transit affects Scorpio, the ScorpionAt 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.
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.
People and circumstances inspire you to broaden your intellectual horizons through higher education, advanced training, study or the use of foreign languages, or long distance travel.
Under this influence you feel the need to expand your spiritual awareness, political interests and cultural appreciation. A greater interest in and opportunities for success are also likely if you are involved in writing, publishing, arts and entertainment (especially theatre and dance), finance and investment, advertising, or promotion.
The health and/or job prospects of one of your parents or in-laws may be improved. You will be favoured in most decisions, especially court decisions. Overestimation and exaggeration may lead to intellectual arrogance, name-dropping and shameless social climbing, so preserve your social poise!
You may well succeed in games of chance, but don't go overboard with gambling either: it only takes one lottery ticket, one horse, or one team to make you a winner.
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