All Together Now: Jupiter in Libra

On June 9, Jupiter will go direct in the sign of Libra (at 13 degrees). It will remain in this sign until October 10, when it will enters the Sign of Scorpio 12:20 EDT/ 9:20 PDT

Jupiter, in astrology, represents growth, good fortune and expansion. On its positive side, Jupiter is generous, instructive and favorable. On the negative side, Jupiter is over-indulgent, wasteful and scattered. It is the ruling planet for the sign Sagittarius, of which the Full Moon is currently in. It is what we in astrology call a Benefic (Bene=Well, facere=To Do) a planet that has positive or beneficial influence as it passes or transits (Venus also tends to be beneficial during its transits). As it goes direct, Jupiter will be at its most helpful, providing advantageous and fortunate opportunities.

Libra, whose ruling planet is Venus, Is a sign that seeks personal understand and self enlightenment through interactions with others. Diplomats of the Zodiac, it is an air sign devoted to compatibility and companionship. At its best, Libra is observant, adaptive and attentive. At their worst, Libra can be unemotional, superficial and indecisive.

Jupiter in Libra tends to be a good match (pun intended). The expansive, solicitous nature of Jupiter does very well with the sociable, relationship oriented Libra.  As Libra tends to have a heightened aesthetic sense (a gift of Venus), this maybe an excellent time for artistic efforts or enterprises i.e. painting a painting , going to an art gallery with friend, a trip to the beauty salon and so on. Both Jupiter and Libra have strong romantic aspects to them so dating or spending times with a significant other may quite fortuitous during this transit. And The Strawberry Moon or Honey Moon (read my article, A BountifulHarvest) should also bode well for any date nights.

The coming weeks should also see favorable conditions for any negotiations, be they professional or private. Whether it’s one on one or groups, Jupiter in Libra will encourage the best conditions, adding a helpful, kindly air to the proceedings.  Watch for over doing or overindulgence in your efforts (the current full moon may urge you to eat and drink a little more than you should). Because of the moon’s current sign (Moon stays in a sign for three days), Sagittarius, will enhance Jupiter’s influence, offering optimism, adventure and new perspective on existing matters. Because Fiery moons are known for their capricious and potentially reckless natures, work to remain grounded and reasonable.

Libra, Opportunities and advantages may appear where they previously had not existed. The chance to produce or creative things that are beneficial to yourself and others is great! Carpe diem! But be careful not to overextend or overdo, observing critical boundaries. Sometimes “No” is a good word.

Aries, this season may ask you to participate with groups or other persons extensively.  While at times you may feel put upon, Jupiter may provide bounty and allow you to succeed in personal plans in ways you might not have imagined. Don’t overdo it! Sometimes “Yes” is a good word.

Cancer and Capricorn, Jupiter may provide the chance to do over a past issue or concern. While it might seem tricky or over complicated, the time you devote to the effort may actually solve a group of problems you’ve been dealing with. Taking thing step by step will make the resolutions that more profitable

Jupiter in Libra offers a chance to make your life and the lives of others better. Where you can, seek the balance, help and optimism this transit may be offering.

Aeion is a professional astrologer and tarot card reader with +20 years of experience. His approach is based in the belief that divination should be in employed to enhance ones' life experiences, not to predetermine them. Let Astrology and Tarot be your tools for better living