Jupiter enters Libra – Time for Balance
The Planet Jupiter moved into the sign of Libra on September 9th. Jupiter spends an entire year in a sign so we have just finished up a year in Virgo. Virgo focuses on self-improvement, health, a craft or skill, and in general improving upon something in an orderly, consistent, methodical fashion. It has the uncanny ability to discern what is needed to be ‘make better’. If the past year found you focusing on improving things for yourself or even some type of healing, Jupiter may have been lending a hand.
One thing that is certain about Jupiter is that it EXPANDS what it touches. Perhaps this has to do with the fact that next to the Sun it is the largest Planet in our known Solar System. Expansion can be a wonderful influence if we are keen to have something be even bigger in our lives. Conversely, some things in life we may not want to look at and Jupiter will make that rather difficult to ignore.
So what are our considerations with Jupiter now moving into Libra? Well, we know archetypally the symbol for Libra is the Scales of Justice. This symbol depicts the fact that Libra desires balance which ultimately leads to a calm and peaceful feeling. However, this is not always where Libra finds itself naturally. Libra has keen awareness of both sides of a story, which arises a level of conflict, which do I choose? Do I have to choose? I can understand both perspectives! Standing in the middle creates a level of chaos as one can feel split in two. As a mental sign, it engages the mind. Once it has asked itself what is truly arising from within and where it is being most led, it needs to take a stand to create ‘balance from within’.
Libra is ruled by Venus and this Planet also rules Taurus. Taurus is a ‘yin expression’ of Venus or a more passive, internal energetic that supports itself from nourishing the animal within, rooting into the body for guidance. Libra is the ‘yang expression’ of Venus which calls upon an active force going outwards to achieve its aims. In other words, ‘do not go gentle into that good night’, ‘rage, rage against the dying of the light’. Rage? Not quite a word we associate with Libra, it sounds more like Aries. Aries is the opposite sign and Libra can learn some lessons from the polarity. Take a Stand! We know that in the world of ‘Justice’ and legality, a decision must be made. If you feel an edge right now in certain areas of your life, it may due to the fact that things are not quite in balance or they are skewed to one side that does not really fit with your desires.
The BIG area for all of us to put into balance concerns ‘Relationships’. Jupiter is expanding any inequalities and misalignment's that may be occurring for us in our relationships. In efforts to try to help us achieve more peace in our lives, Jupiter may be making that issue that seemed quite small or something we thought we could ignore FRONT and CENTER, and in our FACE. Ugh! That does not sound fun right? Well of course we don’t like chaos, however that issue really wants to be dealt with so that we can move forward and grow, restoring a sense of harmony. If we recognize what may not be working, we can make strides and changes to restore wholeness. If we live superficially which can be one of Libra’s shadows, we are just building resentments, distance and in the long run dissatisfaction.
Personally we may also feel areas of our inner relationship with ourselves that may also be out of equilibrium. Pay attention and use the lessons of the opposite sign Aries to have the courage to address what may arise for you over the next year. And remember that ‘Rome was not built in a day’ so we need to have patience and awareness that life is a process and things may not change overnight. By taking steps every day to work towards our desires, we can create more peace in our lives and our world.
For a more personal exploration of this influence and other issues arising at this time, please contact me for a consultation.