Jupiter in Water Signs: “Let’s Merge!” – Part 1

©June 2011 by Fabienne Lopez

People born with Jupiter in Cancer  benefit from the exalted placement of Jupiter in this signJupiter in the Water Signs

Jupiter, the planet of expansion, and Water, the element of no boundaries do well together. They play each other’s qualities in order to expand consciousness. In these signs, he is able to express his spiritual nature and to connect intimately with the Divine and the Invisible Realm. Remember, Jupiter is the traditional ruler of Pisces and is exalted in Cancer.

The qualities of Jupiter, luck, optimism, happiness, expansiveness, religion, dogmatic views, learning, understanding, government are now be seen through the filter of this fluid and boundless element. Jupiter in this element is best manifested when it uses compassion, imagination, sensitivity, and intuition to follow its yearnings.

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Jupiter in Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius – Part 2

©June 2011, by Fabienne Lopez

Jupiter in Aries people are lucky when they launch themselves into activities allowing them to fling open the door of opportunityJupiter in Aries people are lucky when they launch themselves into activities allowing them to fling open the door of opportunity.  These natives are at their best so long as they lead, initiate, and innovate.

Their faith and trust in life is demonstrated by inspiring others, through unwavering enthusiasm and courage.

Aries innate impulsiveness and restlessness often times encourages this sign to take excessive risks without thinking of the consequences. Here, there is a tendency to try to force opportunities to manifest before their time in an attempt to avoid missing chances for personal development.

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Jupiter and the Fire Element: Faith in Oneself – Part 1

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Jupiter has the most affinity with the fire signs of Aries, Leo and SagittariusJupiter in Fire Signs: Flaming Self-Expression

Jupiter has the most affinity with the fire signs. He loves being able to express joy and excitement about life and to give free reign to his natural need for fun. The high spirits, great self-confidence, enthusiasm, and strength of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius enhance Jupiter’s faith and trust in the existence of a Higher Power. The Jovial desire for something bigger than oneself finds an opportunity for the unbridled manifestation of his sense of grandness and connection with the Universe at large.

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Jupiter in Earth Signs: “I want More!”

©June 2011 by Fabienne Lopez

Jupiter’s element tells us where in our lives we want grow and improve by using our innate faith and confidenceJupiter’s element tells us where in our lives we want grow and improve by using our innate faith and confidence. Stephen Arroyo’s points out, the placement also indicates a “reservoir of vitality, abundant and flowing, contributing to one’s health.”

In the Earth signs, Jupiter finds his joy in all the pleasures money and success can buy. On the other hand, Jupiter suffers from restrictions and limitations imposed by the 3 Earth signs concrete, pragmatic, and realistic views of things. He encounters difficulties being optimistic, gripped as he is by his desire for financial security. Jupiter is further impeded in his wishes to develop his spiritual side when faced with Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn’s caution and need for tangible results.

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Jupiter in Taurus: 2011-2012 Forecast – Part 2

© June 2011 by Fabienne Lopez

Part 2 of our Jupiter in Taurus forecast.

Libra will see an improvment in finances and shared resources with Jupiter in Taurus

Libra: With Jupiter in your solar 8th house, the affairs pertaining to joint finances, shared resources, loans, taxes, sexuality, intimacy, healing, personal transformation, research, investigation, and psychological matters are favored. Any increase in material gains is likely to come through a partner rather than your individual effort.

Libra people will be presented with increased opportunities to heal intimacy issues with loved ones, and deal with previous emotional traumas. This is a year to un-clutter your life of past psychological wounds surrounding the matters mentioned above.

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Jupiter in Taurus: 2011-2012 Forecast by Sign – Part 1

©June 2011 by Fabienne Lopez

Jupiter in Taurus transit will affect most particularly Taurus, Scorpio, Cancer, Pisces, Leo and AquariusJupiter in Taurus: Who will be affected?

Are you wondering how Jupiter is going to affect you? The short answer is everybody; some people more than others.

Taurus is the primary beneficiary, of course, followed by Virgo and Capricorn. Pisces and Cancer will also benefit from Jupiter’s stay in Taurus.

The intensity and timing depends on your birth chart’s planetary placements. People with personal planets (Moon, Venus, Mars, and Mercury) and/or Ascendants in Earth signs in the early degrees (0° to 10°) will experience this transit the longest, due to the retrograde period. The same can be said for Scorpio – the opposite sign of Taurus and Aquarius and Leo with whom Jupiter forms a 90° stressful aspect.

Below is a synopsis of how Jupiter in Taurus will affect each sun sign.

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Jupiter in Taurus – 2011-2012

©June 2011 by Fabienne Lopez

Jupiter will stay in Taurus from June 2011 to June 2012Transit Dates

After a scant 6 months stay in Aries, Jupiter moved into Taurus on June 4th and will reside there until June 2012. The retrograde period–apparently moving backwards –  starts on August 30, 2011 at 10° degrees and goes until December 25, when it turns direct at 0° degree.

What can we expect from Jupiter in this Earth sign?

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Saturn in Air Signs: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius – Part 2

©June 2011 by Fabienne Lopez

In Gemini, Saturn wants to sharpen his perceptive abilities and command of factsSaturn in Gemini

In Gemini, Saturn wants to sharpen his perceptive abilities and command of facts, but is impeded by a tendency for double standards. In order to rationalize his desires and actions, Saturn interprets rules and regulations as he sees fit.

Saturn can also accentuate Gemini’s erratic mind patterns, magnifying his habit of hovering on the surface of things, and fluctuating between polar opposites, while never holding a firm position on a subject.

His need for varies mental stimulation often times hinders his capacity to focus on ideas and express them in a coherent and objective manner.

Further, his ability to learn and experiment open-mindedly can be hampered by skeptical attitudes and unnecessarily narrow interests, which are, in fact, a shield against his fear of being considered by others intellectually inept and inadequate.

Although, Saturn in Gemini requires much “food for thought” to keep him content, he never has time to use his mental resources to restructure his intellectual processes, to embrace opposing ideas without penalizing one or the other.

He just perceives, analyzes, differentiates, and labels data, forgetting to integrate the parts into a cohesive system. Many with this placement believe themselves incapable of synthesizing information, due to a lack of intellectual training and a sense of inferiority. This excuse often masks a fear of anything new, untried, irrational, or uncontrollable requiring a personal sharing with others in other for him to be understood. A risk, this airy Saturn does not want to undertake.

The lesson is to use the knowledge acquired through observation and experience to overcome a feelingof isolation and a predilection for superficial ideas and to strive towards an inner truth.

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Saturn in Air Signs: The Fear of Being Dumb! – Part 1

©June 2011 by Fabienne Lopez

Saturn in Air signs doubts his intellectual intelligenceThe Scientist and the Social Communicator

Saturn is exalted in Libra, dignified in Aquarius, and welcomed in Gemini. These placements indicate a certain affinity of Saturn with the Air element.

Among the elements, Air is the one to possess the greatest amount of perspective due to its objective nature.

Logic, seriousness, and ability to concentrate are additional qualities brought on by Saturn and allow those with this placement to communicate in a clear and thorough manner with others. The personification of Saturn in Air signs would be the “scientist” or the “communicator” capable of giving form and structure to information and to disseminate the knowledge gathered through an efficient system.

However, Saturn’s role in Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius goes beyond collecting thoughts, ideas, and opinions. Intellectual concepts are ineffective if not allowed to circulate unimpeded to and from between people, which is why airy Saturn natives are also skillful at handling social exchanges. They show remarkable competency in that area while still maintaining a detached perspective.

On the downside, Saturn can block the individual’s capacity to utilize his creative mind as a tool for communicating and relating by making him doubt his own intellectual potential. The difficulties stem from a sense of inadequacy and isolation.

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Saturn in Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces – Part 2

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Saturn is ill at ease in water signsSaturn in Cancer

Here, Saturn is in detriment (the opposite sign of its rulership) which makes it difficult to reconcile the conflicting needs of Cancer and Saturn.

Cancer is all about creating, nurturing, and protecting the emotional bonds one has with close friends and family, even if they are irrational, intangible, and impractical. Saturn desires to give those ties form and structure.

In other words, he wants to rationalize anger, joy, sadness, etc… At the same time, he wishes for Cancer to become self-reliant. In itself, the desire for emotional independence is not a bad thing.

When Saturn emphasizes self-reliance and restraint against Cancer’s need to express himself, his rigidity becomes pervasive and leads to hollowness.

Cancer requires being able to develop, establish and preserve deep nurturing feelings with others. This sign’s joy and sense of security and safety comes from the emotional giving and receiving with close friends and family members.

This is where Saturn puts his foot down. He wants Cancer to express feelings in a focused way, to put effort into overcoming his natural sensitivity and vulnerability. A somewhat difficult task for this sign, so used to take responsibility for other people’s emotions, and responses. Saturn pushes the person with this placement to learn to draw the line and not to become enmeshed in the ones, which do not belong to him.

Saturn in Scorpio

In Scorpio, Saturn wants to establish and preserve this sign’s powerful passions by controlling how they are displayed. Scorpio experiences emotions with great depth and intensity, but has an enormous difficulty in expressing them openly.

One the surface, the controlled, limited, structured energy of Saturn seems to be a good match to Scorpio’s reserved temperament. However, Saturn’s restrictive nature generates several problems for Scorpio:

  • Saturn in Scorpio can through fear, prevent the native with this placement to delineate or even acknowledge his deepest emotions, which in turn creates not only rigidity, but also to a state of being where the flow of feelings is frozen.
  • Saturn encourages a defensive attitude, in an attempt to forego any intimacy with others, capable of leading to the disintegration of Scorpio’s emotional structure.
  • An obsessive need to rely on one’s own resources can interfere with broader achievement
  • The use of heavy-handed tactics, such as manipulation, and control to assert emotions is another typical reaction.

Through taking personal responsibility for his feelings is Saturn in Scorpio able to grow emotionally and transform itself by eliminating all that’s unnecessary in his emotional make-up.

Saturn in Pisces is to earn compassion with practicalitySaturn in Pisces

Saturn and Pisces is a difficult combination. Compassion and empathy are not bad qualities for Saturn to learn. On the other hand, Pisces need to dissolve, merge, coupled with this sign’s abhorrence of limits and boundaries makes it hard for Saturn to operate in an efficient and effective manner.

Pisces yearning for an escape from reality conflicts with Saturn inherent requirement for the native to accept duties and responsibilities.  Yet, Saturn’s excessive fearfulness and conservatism thwarts Pisces transcendent visions.

The solution would be to rely upon one’s own spiritual resources by making one’s higher vision and yearnings practical, since Saturn wants tangible results.

This requires disciplined effort, only achieved by dissolving Saturn’s rigidity through a constant exercise in compassionate and empathic give and take, together with a refusal to succumb to evasiveness and escapism when faced with day-to-day chores and obligations.

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