Jupiter Turns Direct: Happy New Year

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Jupiter Turns Direct [05 Taurus 35] 

December 31, 2023 (02:40 GMT)

Jupiter Joy

Jupiter is the biggest planet in the universe and the best planet in astrology. The big planet represents opportunity, growth, expansion and freedom and is the planet linked to hope, trust and faith. 

Jupiter represents global connections, education, the law and religion and is where you find meaning and purpose in your life. Wherever you find Jupiter in your horoscope, this is where you’re encouraged to embrace life to the full.

This week, Jupiter turns direct in Taurus after being retrograde for four months since September 4th. Jupiter turning direct can bring new opportunities your way as doors open. It’s a positive time to put energy into your life wherever you find Jupiter’s blessings (see below).

Jupiter first entered Taurus on May 16th. What you began back then could be fruitful as there’s another bite at the cherry. Jupiter will be in Taurus until May 25, 2024 and teams up with innovative Uranus in Taurus on April 21, 2024 – the most exciting planetary aspect of the coming year. It’s worth grabbing hold of Jupiter’s forward-moving energy and making the most of it before Jupiter moves on.

The fact that Jupiter turns direct on New Year’s Eve, December 31st is good news for celebration. In mythology, Jupiter was Jove. At its best, Jupiter is the planet which offers joviality and joy. If you’re invited to a New Year’s party, say yes. Practise gratitude, gift others, share love.

Mercury-Jupiter Interplay

Jupiter turns direct two days before communication planet Mercury turns direct on January 2nd. These two planets are in cahoots right now and working together. 

They are linked in astrology as they rule opposite star signs: Gemini (Mercury) & Sagittarius (Jupiter); Virgo (Mercury) & Pisces (Jupiter). Plus, both planets are linked to education, travel, trade, thinking and beliefs.

There’s a lovely interplay between Mercury and Jupiter that’s continuing throughout this period. Mercury is the messenger and Jupiter is a symbol of hope. Here’s what’s happening: 

  • Mercury 6° Capricorn trine Jupiter R 6° Taurus – December 8, 2023
  • Mercury R 5° Capricorn trine Jupiter R 5° Taurus – December 18, 2023
  • Mercury 6° Capricorn trine Jupiter 6° Taurus – January 19, 2024

A conversation or idea which started on or around December 8th could continue to grow and develop moving into 2024. Perhaps, some plans required revision when retrograde Mercury met up with Jupiter on December 18th.

Whatever’s been growing and developing could flourish beautifully when Mercury and Jupiter align on January 19th. Re-open the lines of communication and possibility once both Jupiter and Mercury are direct and back to forward motion.

Where Jupiter Promises Success

Here’s a quick guide to the areas of life that Jupiter’s highlighting for you as it turns direct in Taurus. Read both your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign.

Remember, it’s important not to sit back and wait for Jupiter’s gifts to come to you. When you know which area of your life Jupiter is highlighting, take advantage of the best planet.  

Jupiter encourages risk-taking, envisioning, enthusiasm and positive vibes. The more you put in over the next few months, the more you may 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.

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. Self-care and caring for others are key themes.

Cancer: Jupiter is in your 11th house ruling friends, groups, social activities and concerns. An ideal time to connect with old and new friends alike, join a club, society or community project, do your bit for a humanitarian, environmental, political or social cause.

Leo: Jupiter is in your 10th house ruling your career, vocation, status and where you’re heading in life. An ideal time to change careers, ask for a payrise or go for a promotion, take a sabbatical, work abroad, gain new qualifications and pursue a dream goal.

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.

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, embrace celibacy, share resources and pool finances.

Scorpio: Jupiter is in your 7th house ruling your 1-to-1 relationships. An ideal time to fall in love, propose or be proposed to, play the field and become a dating superstar, let go of a love that restricts you, employ a personal trainer, life coach or find your ideal business partner.

Sagittarius: Jupiter is in your 6th house ruling work and routine, service to others and your health. An ideal time to change the 9-to-5 so you free up your time, apply for a job, join a volunteer agency, boost your health and fitness. Jupiter in Taurus is likely to be busy for you.

Capricorn: Jupiter is in your 5th house ruling children, your 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.

Aquarius: Jupiter is in your 4th house ruling your home, 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. Forgiveness is a theme moving forward, as is letting go.

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 siblings, join your neighbourhood watch scheme, update your mode of communication or transport.

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’, de-clutter your possessions, show your charitable or philanthropic side.

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