Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Jupiter squares Saturn: Paddling upstream:ideas, practicality,money, freedom

Jupiter is square Saturn, and this transit will be exact May 23-31. The effects of this powerful transit however will be felt before and after the exact square.

This transit might be compared to trying to paddling a canoe upstream or trying to drive with the brakes on. While Jupiter is the planet of expansion, Saturn represents restriction and delays, and this is a collision of these two principals.

Money issues may come to the surface, or depending on what is in your chart you may feel the restriction coming from some other area of life, depending on what it is aspecting in your personal chart. For some, relationships may end at this time, but only if they are not working out already. Any relationship can be affected but if the partnership is basically sound it should withstand the stress.

Many things may slow down during this time, or you may lack inner conviction, or your timing can be off.  It is important to consider these factors. You could be dealing with situations and people from the past.

This transit can represent legal, financial and business problems,  and there could be a lack of support, especially if this aspects your natal chart. There could be issues with higher education, moral issues, or indifference. Frustration may build up to the point where something has to give and change occurs at this point. You may have to limit spending on entertainment.

For some this might represent a culmination of business affairs of some type, but Saturn can delay, and restrict.  

There could be added responsibilities and pressures in your job during this period, or you could make some kind of change in your job or work, as this is not all negative. If you are working on a financial deal of some type it may come together at this time, or you will receive evidence that it wont pan out-one way or the other. It could coincide with some type of long awaited opportunity, if the rest of your chart supports this. If you are working on a job offer or real estate deal for example, it may come through, or if the fit is wrong it may not pan out. Some people may withdraw socially, from responsibilities, or in some other way.

Saturn and Jupiter squared each other last August (2015) and we saw the devaluation of the Chinese currency, the normalization of US relations with Cuba, and the economic turmoil in Greece.  

As Saturn is in Sagittarius this shows conflict ideas, concepts and religion,  and Jupiter in Virgo shows issues around work and practical matters either directly or indirectly. For example, many political ideas are floating around at this time, but which ones are realistic, responsible and real?

There has been a major outbreak of the food containment listeria, and we could see more of this on a larger basis, or some other disease could surface.
The Jupiter-Saturn square is actually part of a bigger transit that rules the skies this summer called a t-square, that involves Neptune as well.


Jupiter-Saturn is one of the ten Major planetary cycles. This cycle goes from conjunction to conjunction, and the last cycle began in May of 2000, in Taurus, the natural ruler of the second house of earned income, possessions and money.  Since that time we have seen massive changes in the financial world. In June of 2006, it was in a square to Saturn at 9 degrees, Scorpio/Leo and at this time many analysts were pointing to a bubble in the housing market that would become the crash of 2008. Another square occurred in October of that year at 23 degrees. In 2011, (March) Jupiter opposed Saturn at 14 Libra-Aries, and it was at this point that Greece was feeling the debt crisis and the International Monetary Fund was  signing off billions of Euros to Ireland Portugal and  Italy. Greece  agreed to extreme austerity measures once again on the eve of the Jupiter-Saturn square of 2015, driven by Germany, and this situation will be played out between now and when the next conjunction occurs in 2020, when we will begin this cycle again in Capricorn.
The Jupiter-Saturn cycle has been considered of greatest importance in shaping history and these two planets have been called the 'chronocrators of the ages.' Nicholas Champion wrote, "There cycle can be considered the ground base of human development, which makes the interaction between perception of human ideas, potentialities, possibilities and their manifestation in the concrete material world. As noted under the interpretation of the conjunction this pair has a great deal to do with the development and evolution of social structures and a sense of corporate national identity. Barbault makes a compelling case for the dominance of this cycle in the unfoldment of European history so that each phase of this cycle appears to mark out a relatively clear pattern of development year after year."

This transit brings change in the world and some of it can be very positive as in the normalization of relations and raising of the US flag once again in Cuba, which the US has had no relations with for nearly 50 years!  

Many important events will occur during this cycle and we will see major clashes between political parties at this time, question what is real and what is lies or smoke and mirrors, and the potential of violence  around the globe. Terrorist situations could be  likely.  All in all many situations will be re-accessed that include political alliances, foreign relations, laws, and finances but most importantly ideas.

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