May 13th, the planet ruling our gain and luck enters the sign Pisces where it will remain through July 28th before it retrogrades back into Aquarius where it will spend the rest of the year. This will give us a chance to dip our toes into the Neptunian/Pisces energy which will be a significant change from Jupiter in Aquarius. Pisces is one of the signs of Jupiter’s rulership, which means Jupiter will operate with ease in this sign. During Jupiter’s transit through Pisces, its annual retrograde will begin June 20th, and it will not turn direct again until October 18th when it is back in Aquarius. When retrograde, Jupiter’s positive energies may be diminished some but they are still active. Pisces is associated with the 12th house of the zodiac or the last sign/house. This can be associated with endings, and dealing with things that are buried or lie beneath the surface that may come to our attention.
Jupiter last transited through Pisces January 2010-January 2011. During this time the Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred, along with the Arab Spring upheaval, which changed the Middle East. Jupiter was not the only planet involved in these major occurrences but it still played a role in bringing a great deal of information to the surface that had been heretofore unknown. And of course the Horizon oil spill was underneath the surface.
Jupiter in Pisces is related to creativity, spirituality, creative expression, compassion and intuition on the positive end. Faith and optimism may make a great comeback at this time. The sign Pisces is associated with Jupiter, its ancient ruler and also its modern ruler which is Neptune. While Jupiter is expansive and typically positive, Neptune is the planet of illusion, delusion and confusion, as well as psychic abilities, religion, theatre and the arts, the ocean and drugs, alcohol, drugs and lies or misinterpretations of the facts. During Jupiter’s retrograde period in Pisces we must guard against self-deception, sacrificing ones happiness for the whim of others, and looking at things through too-rosy glasses.
Jupiter is also associated with the 9th house of ideas, travel, education, publishing, world view and religious or philosophical viewpoints so there will be a great deal of focus or expansion in these areas as well. Our personal world views may expand during this time along with a potential yearning for travel and faraway places.
While Jupiter in Aquarius is about new ways of approaching things, brotherhood and equality, Jupiter in Pisces will be about healing, compassion and the roles of those who help and serve will be amplified. Romance may make a comeback along with the finer more gentle qualities associated with love and romance.
As Pisces is connected to drugs and addictions of all types which for some could be amplified along with a desire for redemption on many different levels. Psychics, dreams and spiritualism, mediumship, astrology and other esoteric arts will prosper and become more widespread as people search for answers.
Pisces/Neptune can also be associated with those who have the least. Don’t be surprised if we don’t see the humanitarian crisis at the US border (and other borders) expand, just as did when Neptune entered Pisces in 2011. If this is the case, the humanitarian efforts and search for solutions will expand as well.