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JUPITER ENTERS TAURUS
– May 16, 2023 (18:20 GMT+1)
Big planet Jupiter is on the move this week which is big news. Jupiter is the biggest planet in the universe and the best planet in astrology. The big planet takes twelve years to circuit the zodiac bringing its blessings to each of the twelve star signs in turn.
In mythology, Jupiter was a Sky God, linked to expansion, benevolence and protection. Jupiter is the planet that represents travel, foreign connections, higher education, religion, the law, truth and justice, wherever you seek meaning and purpose, the bigger picture. Jupiter is the planetary archetype that reminds us all to trust, be hopeful and have faith in life.
Jupiter Enters Taurus
Jupiter enters Taurus on May 16th for the first time since 2011/2012. This is great news if you’re a Taurus but potentially good news for everyone, depending where Jupiter falls in your horoscope.
Jupiter’s transit through fire sign Aries for most of the time since May 2022 was an adrenalin rush but also over-the-top and anxiety-inducing. Jupiter’s move into earth sign Taurus is a steadier placing for the planet of expansion and growth.
Jupiter isn’t going to dip in and out of Taurus, as it has done during its previous transits of Aries and Pisces. Jupiter remains in Taurus consistently for one year until May 25, 2024.
Jupiter In An Earth Sign
This feels supportive and helpful. Taurus rules money and security, earth and nature, comfort and sustenance. It’s the star sign linked to food and production, fertility and abundance, the sensual aspect of life.
Taurus is a hands-on star sign – the artist, the masseur, the sculptor, the gardener, the chef, the carpenter, the farmer, the builder, etc.
Therefore, what you seed when Jupiter moves through Taurus has time and space to develop and grow. Jupiter in Taurus doesn’t rush into things like Jupiter in Aries was prone to do.
This is a slow and steady pace, like the tale of the tortoise and the hare. Put one foot in front of the other, take a small step every day that leads you towards a chosen goal and you’ll reach the finishing line and complete what you started.
Jupiter in Taurus is a cosmic reminder to dive deep into an appreciation of all that you have. Bless the simple pleasures, adopt an attitude of gratitude on a daily basis. Revel in the small things that give you the deepest joy.
At its best, Jupiter’s influence is jovial, fortunate and lucky. Therefore, wherever Jupiter goes, you’re wise to follow as this is where opportunity lies. Whatever begins under a Jupiter transit often promises success.
The Bigger Picture
There’s already been a lot happening in the earth sign Taurus, the obvious themes being money and the earth we walk on.
Firstly, the planet of innovation and change Uranus entered Taurus in 2018. Uranus rules all things modern and digital and a cash-less society is favoured by some. Crypto-currencies have been big news under Uranus’ gaze too.
Yet, there are countless innovative and forward-thinking ventures that are emerging to protect our earth and use our natural resources in a way that benefits us all.
Secondly, the recent set of eclipses in Taurus and Scorpio, the financial axis of the zodiac, is still underway. October 2023 is the completion of this two year cycle.
There’s a lot changing and shifting as planets move in and out of the earth signs, especially Taurus and Capricorn, representing our banks, governments and the material world. We’re on the verge of major change. Therefore, Jupiter’s move into Taurus may speed up this process.
Jupiter’s Major Planetary Aspects
Plus, Jupiter interacts with all the key planets that lie beyond its orbit while in Taurus – Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Here’s a quick review of the major planetary aspects coming up:
May 18, 2023 – Jupiter 0° Taurus square Pluto 0° Aquarius
As soon as Jupiter enters Taurus, it runs into power planet Pluto now retrograde in Aquarius and getting ready to return to the star sign of the establishment Capricorn on June 11th. This is a major and potentially disruptive clash so it’s likely that it’s going to be a dramatic start to Jupiter’s reign in Taurus. There’ll be a separate article coming out shortly to help guide you.
June 19, 2023 – Jupiter 7° Taurus sextile Saturn 7° Pisces
A more helpful connection, the two leaders of the pantheon of the Gods, Jupiter and Saturn, are working hand-in-hand. Jupiter in the star sign linked to nature & earth, Saturn in the star sign linked to the oceans & water. Hopefully, a positive alliance for caring for our earth’s resources and the world we live in. Jupiter favours envisioning and bold moves while Saturn draws up the business plan.
April 21, 2024 – Jupiter conjunct Uranus 21° Taurus
The big one – a power union of liberation, spontaneity, technological advancements, excitement and adventure. Working together, Jupiter and Uranus are a juicy planetary combination for entrepreneurial ventures and radical leaps of faith. This is likely to coincide with a lot of excitement in the money markets.
May 23, 2024 – Jupiter 29° Taurus sextile Neptune 29° Pisces
The final major Jupiter aspect is boundless, sentimental and harmonious. God of the Sky, Jupiter, and God of the Sea, Neptune, team up at the respective last degrees of their star signs. Perhaps, a last-push wake-up call to move forward in flow, with spiritual values, inclusivity and compassion deeply embedded in our world.
Where Jupiter Promises You Success
Here’s a quick guide to the areas of life that Jupiter will highlight in your horoscope in the coming year. Read both your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign.
Jupiter encourages risk-taking, envisioning, enthusiasm and positive vibes. The more you put in, the more you get back in return.
Taurus: Jupiter is in your 1st house ruling your physical body, your personal goals and ambitions. The spotlight’s on you when Jupiter’s in Taurus giving you the feel-good factor and doubling your luck. Embrace new experiences, be adventurous and say yes to life. An ideal time to improve your image or profile.
Gemini: Jupiter is in your 12th house ruling retreat and quiet times. An ideal time to develop your spiritual side, listen to your inner voice, learn meditation, yoga or go on a retreat. Let the inner journey begin and practise self-care. You may be caring for yourself or other people. Walk a devotional path, consider who or what you serve.
Cancer: Jupiter is in your 11th house ruling friends, groups, social activities and politics. An ideal time to connect with old and new friends, join a club, society or community project, do your bit for a humanitarian, environmental, political or social cause. Breathe new life into your hopes and wishes, create a team of people around you.
Leo: Jupiter is in your 10th house ruling your career, vocation, status and where you’re heading in life. An ideal time to change career, ask for a pay-rise, go for promotion, take a sabbatical, work abroad, gain new qualifications or pursue a dream goal. This is about your status and reputation and making a new commitment.
Virgo: Jupiter is in your 9th house ruling travel, study, philosophy and spirituality. An ideal time to broaden your horizons and remember that life is the journey and not the destination. Emigrate, sign up for a life-changing course, be open-minded and explore life in-depth. Step out of your comfort zone and into your growth zone.
Libra: Jupiter is in your 8th house ruling joint finances, sexuality and all that’s hidden or taboo. An ideal time to pray for what you most need in life, receive an inheritance, improve your financial portfolio, explore your sexuality or embrace celibacy, share resources and pool finances. Dive deep into the metaphysical and esoteric realm.
Scorpio: Jupiter is in your 7th house ruling your one-to-one relationships. An ideal time to fall in love, propose or be proposed to, play the field and become a dating superstar, let go of any relationship that restricts you, employ a personal trainer, life coach or find your ideal business partner. Be a double act and don’t go it alone.
Sagittarius: Jupiter is in your 6th house ruling work and routine, your health and lifestyle, service to others. An ideal time to change around the 9-to-5 so you free up your time. Apply for a new job, join a volunteer agency, boost your health and fitness. Jupiter in Taurus could mean a busy year for you so prioritise what’s important.
Capricorn: Jupiter is in your 5th house ruling children and pregnancy, creativity, entertainment, love affairs and fun. An ideal time to give birth, get pregnant, work with children, write your masterpiece, explore your creativity, have an affair, become a socialite, buy tickets for a big event. Play more, work less.
Aquarius: Jupiter is in your 4th house ruling your home and family, your past and where you come from. An ideal time to move home, expand where you live, make a journey into your past, celebrate with family and find your clan. You could become a DIY expert or be proactive in helping others in a home or family-related project.
Pisces: Jupiter is in your 3rd house ruling communication, siblings, neighbours and your local community. An ideal time to launch a website, tell stories, reconnect with brothers, sisters or people who live close by, join your neighbourhood watch scheme, update your mode of communication or transport, become a teacher or mentor.
Aries: Jupiter is in your 2nd house ruling money, personal possessions and what you value in life. An ideal time to earn more money, play with your investments, think ‘less is more’ and de-clutter your possessions, show your charitable or philanthropic side, value yourself highly. Boost your self-worth and get paid what you deserve.