December 29th, 2021, the planet ruling expansion, gain and luck enters the sign Pisces where it will remain through May 10th, 2022. At this point Jupiter will move into Aries where it will spend the next six months of the year, and return to Pisces again October 28th-December 20th, 2022 for several more months. Jupiter in Pisces will be far softer than the more assertive sign Aries, which is ruled by Mars known as ‘The God of War.’
In 2020 we had a chance to dip our toes into the Pisces energy when it entered the sign May 13-July 28th. It only reached 2 degrees before retrograding back into Aquarius for the rest of the year. There was however, a significant energy shift at this time. Outside of this, the last time Jupiter transited through Pisces was January 2010-January 2011, or 12 years ago.
Jupiter in Pisces will enhance creativity, spirituality, creative expression, compassion and intuition on the positive end. Faith, optimism and idealism may make a great comeback and dreams and intuition may be vivid. 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, lies or misinterpretations of the facts. During Jupiter’s retrograde period (especially) in Pisces we must guard against self-deception, sacrificing ones happiness for the whim of others, and looking at things through too-rosy glasses. Escapism is another theme associated with Neptune along with a powerful desire to become a part of something or someone’s life that may or may not be appropriate or operating in our best interest. Having to sacrifice something important is frequently a theme of relationships involving Neptune/Pisces and the desire to merge with something or someone new may be more powerful than the question of whether or not this is good for us.
While Jupiter in Aquarius has been about new ways of approaching things, brotherhood and equality, Jupiter in Pisces will be about compassion, creativity, love and seeking deep connections with others.
Romance and courtship may make somewhat of a comeback along with the finer more gentle qualities associated with love and romance. Feelings of wanting to meet our ‘ideal’ partner will be powerful and in some cases acted upon. Our desire for love will be strong along with the hopes of an ideal or ‘white picket fence’ outcome. During Jupiter’s time in Pisces you will likely feel more connected with the people who come into your life, sense other people’s feelings and feel more compassion and generosity toward others and they toward you.
Pisces/Neptune is connected to drugs and addictions of all types which could increase in society along with plans about how to deal with addiction and those whose lives are ruined by it. This will be an issue that becomes front and center at some point. Escapism is another theme of Pisces/Neptune and many will seek to escape the harsh realities of the times either through substances or some other means.
Psychics, dreams and spiritualism, mediumship, astrology and other esoteric arts will prosper and become more widespread as people search for deeper answers and yearn to return to the times when society seemed kinder and less harsh.
Movies and creative projects will take great leaps and we can expect to see some outstanding creative work under this transit. A new pop culture explosion may be in the making.
Pisces is also associated with those who have the least. We will see significant humanitarian actions to help certain people, along with an increase in those who need help. This can only help in the US as we experience our first ‘Pluto return,’ which will bring up dark themes involving power, control, extremism and ultimately a re-birth of some sort.
If you are a Pisces, you can expect a certain amount of luck and positivity with Jupiter in your sign. This will benefit all water signs as well, along with Taurus and Capricorn. For Virgo, this places Jupiter in the 7th house of committed relationships and marriage, so we may see an increase in marriage and commitment for Virgo in 2022. Scorpio may benefit in the area of romance as well as Jupiter will transit through Scorpio’s 5th house of love.
Jupiter’s annual retrograde will begin after it enters Aries on July 28th. It will not turn direct again until November 23rd when it is back in Pisces. When retrograde, Jupiter’s positive energies may be diminished somewhat 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 during the retrograde. Jupiter’s retrograde may also signify another increase in Covid as it did in 2020.
The last time Jupiter transited through Pisces we saw the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (April 20, 2010) along with Arab Spring which changed the geo-political climate of 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 involved the oceans which are Neptune’s domain so we could see other water related weather incidents this time along with an increase in global climate change.
Jupiter is 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 or change during this time along with a potential yearning for travel and faraway places. Indigenous religions or philosophies will increase along with those who have convoluted personal philosophies and ideas we may or may not agree with.
Jupiter will conjunct Neptune in early April and this aspect will be exact April 8th, 2022. This will place a focus on creativity, the arts, the collective imagination and could be one of the dreamiest and most romantic periods we could experience for a long time to come. Spirituality will play a role with faith and compassion. We could see great strides in the arts, TV, movies and the media. Dreams may be vivid; tales will be tall along with cocktails and conversation.
Pisces is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions so it is a double edged sword. Neptune is associated with confusion, delusion, propaganda and lies. It could be a difficult time in terms of judging truth from fiction so we will need to use our heads and do the research before believing much of what we see and hear at this time. What seems real may not be real and what doesn’t seem real may be fact. It won’t especially be easy to sort things out especially since there will be individuals and entities who want to gaslight, confuse, lie and distort the facts for their own personal gain. This will play out on the world stage but could occur in our own lives as well. Be careful about signing contracts, joining new ventures, getting involved with strangers or making financial or other commitments unless you are fully aware of the circumstances and who you are dealing with. As Neptune rules infectious diseases we may hear more news in this realm as well.
Jupiter will sextile Uranus the second half of February, and is exact February 17, 2022. This aspect is indicative of new, exciting and cutting edge ways of doing things, new opportunities and financial gain.We could see new technology, drugs and any number of exciting new inventions or ideas. Opportunities may arise out of the blue, and you may sense a change in fortune in your life which could well occur. You may feel more creative, brilliant and ready for big change at this time. If Uranus and Jupiter aspect something in your personal chart you may indeed experience a significant advancement or opportunity.
Jupiter is expansive and could involve education, medicine, legal matters and the law, philosophy or religion. Uranus rules aircraft and cutting edge technologies or even spacecraft and we may see new ideas come to fruition for the benefit of mankind.
May 3rd Jupiter will sextile Pluto but the energy will be apparent in the weeks before and after this aspect is exact. You will feel the ability, courage and strength to believe you can do something significant in the world at this time.
You may be admired for your leadership activities and abilities and should do well communicating with groups or organizations at this time. Personal development can occur now as you strive for success based on past work, education or learning. It is an opportune time to give up any bad habits without a great deal of stress.
This is a positive aspect in the world for reaching compromise with groups over matters concerning government solutions, financial matters and the law.
Jupiter in Pisces will benefit everyone in some manner depending on where it is transiting in your personal chart. Overall we can expect the creative world to explode with new and better art forms whether it is music, movies or art and a new pop culture could be born in 2022. We will see an increase in the thirst for knowledge particularly as it applies to the unknown whether through religion, spirituality, astrology or other occult or spiritual practices including spiritualism. Love and romance will increase along with a desire to merge with many new things, ideas, people or adventures. A desire for escape will be front and center some and a variety of means will be available to do so whether it is through addictions, love, the arts or something else. Confusion and lack of clarity about many things in society will continue and increase as we experience a flood of information much of which will be meant to confuse or persuade us of an idea which may or may not be correct. It will be easy to follow an incorrect or false path so clarity of mind and commonsense is essential during Jupiter’s transit through Pisces. Some things will end, and if so while one door may close another can open when Jupiter enters Aries. If we are lucky, compassion, love and a Jupitarian desire for justice and truth will be stronger than the desire to hide from reality or believe that nothing bad can really come our way.