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Back again, dear Friends and Readers…there’s a lot of writing involved with this particular transit.  But I want to be sure you have the information you need since I may take a break during canning season.  Let’s pick up where we left off…

If you have LIBRA RISING,  Jupiter in Cancer is transiting  through your  10th house of career,  reputation, and public life.  There’s a lot going on in your life since you have planets on the Cardinal angles of your chart.  This adds some pressure and intensity.  Uranus in your 7th and Pluto in your 4th form a T-square which exits out the sign without a planet — in this case YOUR Libra Ascendant.  Good communication with partners is essential.  Remain diplomatic, even if other people are flipping out.  You’re going to have to exercise a lot of discipline to handle all the needs of  the people around you and keep things moving smoothly.  Your leadership abilities are very important this year.  It’s a heavy year but it can bring out your best.

Jupiter in your career house could bring a new opportunity.  It could be a raise or promotion at work, or something in your current career improves.  You could change fields, possibly start a business, or perhaps your boss will change and this brings the improvements.  Increased responsibility usually comes along with more money, and you may even feel that your family and/or partner are not being as supportive about the extra time spent on career.  A little sabotage at home?  It’s up to you to make that list of chores or groceries and be clear about what needs to be done.  That way there’s no room for “oh, I forgot” from the people you are counting on to cooperate with the plan.  Put up a big bulletin board with a calendar in the kitchen.  If your loved ones eat well, there will be less crankiness.  Buy the items you know will be eaten, buy them in bulk.  Pluto in the 4th doesn’t have to be sabotage, overall it’s a sign of transformation of the home or  within the family — people moving in, people moving out, etc.  But you DO need meals in the freezer ready to heat at a moment’s notice…

The food theme also applies to your boss.  Feeding people at work or having some trail mix on your desk — something with protein — will make them more cooperative.  Sure, it’s not your responsibility to feed them (unless you’re in the restaurant business J) but we’re talking how to make YOUR life smoother this year, and food is one of the keys.

This is a great year for you to expand your career skills.  Short classes or workshops may be offered by your employer or there may be some reimbursement for training.  See what’s out there and what you might need to add.  Be on the lookout for continuing education  in your field.  Jupiter in your 10th could also symbolize foreign language training or some travel out of town.  Another possibility would be you setting up the  technology IN your home to work FROM home one day a week, still in your current job.  At the very least, Jupiter in Cancer in your 10th is suggesting that you improve your office area at home.  Maybe you need a bigger filing cabinet, or a pretty desk, or a more comfortable chair, or a computer upgrade.  If you want to have a home business, the same would apply — an attractive and efficient place to meet with customers.  Naturally, there are a lot of variables.  If you’re marketing a cookbook, you don’t need to have customers at home, but you do need a well-organized shipping area.  You get the picture.  LIBRA RISING is sensitive to color.  Make sure you like the colors in your office, wherever it is.  Add touches of your favorite colors…

If you have SCORPIO RISING, then Jupiter in Cancer is moving through your 9th house of foreign contacts, higher education, long distance travel, and philosophy.  You get more of the benefits of the Grand Water Trine this year and even next year, Saturn and Jupiter will still make trines, which is great for finances and economics and making important long-term purchases or investments.

Usually Saturn in the 1st lowers the vitality.  You may be working so hard that you don’t  get enough rest or eat well.  Jupiter in  Cancer in trine helps smooth that out.  This transit can bring you more travel, or friends and family travel to see you.  Often it’s both.  Besides travel, some kind of schooling is indicated.  Of course, they say travel is the best education, but anything that expands the mind is favored.  You may be thinking quite a bit about your future this year and next, trying to formulate some long-term plans.  The real power and magic in life happens  when we put our individual will in the hands of the Universal Will.  So try thinking about your plans, and then letting it rest for awhile.  See what happens, what new information comes in.  Re-formulate or discuss plans again in light of the new info, and let things rest for awhile again. These water trines really help you with the intuitive connection  and as long as you don’t get fixated that things HAVE to be a certain way, I think you’ll be amazed and surprised and very grateful at how well things come together for you.  The key is to be humble and flexible and not push yourself to make immediate decisions about long-range important stuff.  Sometimes what appears to be an obstacle is  really an opportunity in disguise.  The great thing for you is you will actually get to SEE that; it’s not just philosophy, you’ll get the direct experience.  And this is the time in your life that you’ll really assimilate  what you have learned.  Metaphysics is simply the hidden structures supporting our physical reality.  I guess we could call it the hidden physics.  You have a terrific opportunity to expand your awareness of the more subtle energies guiding you and the clues to help you make good decisions.

There is a lot of information out there if you stay alert — lots of synchronicities. The “coincidences” will be both fun and interesting.  My Moon is in the 9th and is the same sign as my cousin’s Moon.  The other day I was about to push the button on the phone to call him and before I could, he called me :))  And we don’t talk that often.  It made us laugh.  The 9th house is one of the spiritual houses.  Studying comparative religion and/or foreign philosophers can be helpful.  The Jupiter in Cancer transit isn’t so much an indicator of going to church or doing yoga every day — it’s more to do incorporating new spiritual concepts and ideas into your everyday mind and life activities. The 9th is the Sag house in the natural wheel of the zodiac.  You’re at your best when gathering information and sharing with the people who need it. This process also enriches you…

Foreign food is indicated with Jupiter in its own house and in Cancer — sign of food.  Eating lower on the food chain is generally considered healthier — less meat, more vegies,  combined grain/legume proteins.  The newest research indicates so many health benefits from fermented foods.  Many cultures have known this for centuries — the science only confirmed what they already knew.  Anyone with  strong Scorpio placements can benefit from fermented foods — sauerkraut is one example.  The fermentation process is ruled by Pluto — transformation.  Liquors are ruled by the 9th, too.  Maybe you’ll decide to have some  fun making your own beer or liqueurs…

If you have SAGGITARIUS RISING, the Jupiter is your chart ruler.  This gives it added importance in your chart and you should study the nature of Jupiter thoroughly.  Jupiter transiting through Cancer is moving through your 8th house now.  The 8th, the natural Scorpio house, rules shared money, shared power, love and intimacy.  Jupiter in the 8th usually makes it easy to get a loan or credit; Jupiter is only negative through excess, so don’t go overboard and max out your debts.  People with natal planets in this house often work for the government or very large companies.  Jupiter in the 8th will usually bring an increase in funds for you.  It could be a raise or an insurance settlement;  inheritance is also 8th house, though I would think in Cancer this might mean land, a house, antiques and collectables come to you, not necessarily cash.  Since the 8th house is shared finances, your life could improve due to a partner’s luck.  If you want to play the lotto, go for the local contests and share the numbers you pick — you pick some and your partner picks some and play them over and over.

This is a pretty good transit to buy or sell a home.  Another possibility is your children are getting ready to move out of the family home.  It might be hard to let your chickies fly from the nest, since as a parent, the 8th house tends to be VERY protective.  Maybe you have children about to leave for college and you worry are they ready?  Are YOU ready?  Maybe not.  You have an opportunity to focus less on the physical plane and develop your intuition like a muscle — sending your mind to where your children are and tuning in.  Practice now by sending mental messages back and forth while they’re still in the home.  Make it a fun thing and pretty soon you’ll see yourselves improving.  At the end of the day, they are God’s children, as are we, and we are only the very temporary earthly custodians.  We only have control over our own attitudes, thoughts, and responses to events.  Another possibility is an grown child wants to move back IN, or you are considering  an elder’s needs and making plans to move them in with YOU.  The best decisions with the Scorpio energy of the 8th mean all parties involved see benefits.  Win-lose does not work and will incur karma.

Your mate or closest partner is symbolized by the 8th house in sense of shared decisions and being stronger together than you would be apart.  You could have some very special love experiences if you are tuned into the more subtle energies together.  You might want to read together about tantric practices.  I know a guy that fell in love with a girl that was somewhat younger than he was.  Their relationship was proceeding and he was happy and so was she.  One night they both had a mutual past life experience, simultaneously, and saw they had been in love and separated by war, both killed by the enemy.   He started crying, my Scorpio friend who was such a tough guy.  He got so in touch and in tune with his emotions as a result of this experience, he was the better for it.  Deeper, wiser,  more thoughtful.  She, on the other hand, was maybe too young and moved away.  He was crushed and called me.  I didn’t know what to say about how to get her to come back.  I said, maybe she can’t handle a long-term relationship with you  at this time. Maybe she needs time to mature.  Maybe the point was to show you we’re never truly separated from those we love.  There’s a lot of mysteries connected with the 8th house.  A deep rapport is possible with those you love.  Jupiter symbolizes kindness and generosity.  Affirm how precious the trust is between you.  Guard it and nourish it.  Protect each other.

Well, we’ll finish up tomorrow…Blessings, Jenae

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Hello Dear Friends and Readers, back again with more info on Jupiter’s transit through Cancer.  Yesterday, I wrote about some of the general stuff.  Today we’ll begin looking at the specific houses, so you need to know your rising sign, or Ascendant.  There’s lots of sites on the internet with free charts these days.  Your Ascendant is based on your TIME of birth.

If you have ARIES rising, then Jupiter is transiting through your 4th house of home and family.  This is the natural Cancer house looking at the wheel of the zodiac.  People with Aries rising will have an easier time understanding how the houses work in astrology since the meanings of their houses fit  with the signs on the cusp of their houses.  Where it starts getting more complicated, for example, would be a passive sign like Pisces on the Ascendant, on the cusp of the 1st, which has an Aries definition.  There a million possibilities but in this example, the person might be competitive but the tendency would be to be secretive about it, or the ambivalence of Pisces could manifest as shy and retiring one minute and in the next  minute they’re a heroic lifeguard saving a child from drowning.  This is why astrology has fascinated me for so many years — each person, each chart, is like a snowflake — unique and irreplaceable.  Always something new to learn, too…

OK, back to ARIES rising…Jupiter in your 4th will expand the home and family.  Part One from yesterday would especially apply to you.  Typically, there are new homes or remodeling the current home, weddings, engagements, new babies.  On the emotional level, Jupiter can solidify family ties and loyalty, but it can also magnify family members’ emotions to the point of irrational melodrama.  IF you see this happening in your home, one of the best things you can do is see that everyone has a good meal together — make it nutritious food — protein, salad, some veggies.  Often that will be enough to settle things down. 

You’re likely to be quite busy on all fronts, Aries rising, since you have Pluto in Cap bringing big projects and the desire for change  to your career house, Uranus in Aries in the 1st  seeking excitement and  more free time to do your own thing, and Jupiter symbolizing family who need you and want to spend more time with you.  Squares are signs of challenge and the need to make adjustments.  Uranus can inspire you with solutions to problems and help you figure out your priorities.  IF you have grown children moving OUT of the house, since Jupiter can also symbolize wider horizons, be sure to keep the lines of communication open with your partner.  If you assume that your partner is fine with little time and attention from you, there could be trouble down the road…

Yes, you could feel over-booked this year, but the worst way to play it would be to pick a fight just to get some space.  Selfishness will backfire while leadership and TEAMWORK will transform the problems into wonderful opportunities.  You DO have a right to enough alone time to recharge your batteries —  try going to the gym or putting gym equipment in at home.  Power naps help, too…

Watch your head this year — be aware of your thoughts and inner monologues and self-talk, and protect your head on the physical level — safety helmets, bike helmets, no diving in shallow water, avoid motorcycles, etc.  If you have headaches, get your vision checked.  There is a  strong connection this year between how you feel and what you eat.  Be more aware of how various foods make you feel; the information is there if you look for it and pay attention.  If food allergies run in your family, then get this checked out, too…

One of the roles you may play this year is the protector of the home, in the sense of holding fire drills, buying a fire ladder, seeing that you have a first aid kit at home, going over safety procedures of all kinds.  We’ve been having such weather emergencies — this could lead to helpful  discussions  as well as better preparedness.  Make sure hazardous materials are locked safely away from children, and do the same with sharp tools.  If you HAD to evacuate, what would you do and what would your family do?  Let’s hope and pray that this never happens to you, but if you read the news just in one week many thousands of people faced this  calamity —both fire and water.  Aries is the sign of the pioneer — strong, courageous, prepared and calm in the face of emergencies.  

If you have TAURUS rising, then Jupiter in Cancer is transiting through your 3rd house of communication, the neighborhood, childhood education and technical education,  siblings, local travel and regional transportation.  In general, Jupiter in the 3rd is a pretty good time to buy a car, but you need other supporting transits and also avoid Mercury retro.  You may be in the car and on the go more than usual for the next year, lots of short trips.  People in the transportation business will have lots of work  — trucks, trains, limos for rent, etc. 

This is a great transit to either take or teach a cooking class, or even publish a cookbook.  I have a client with Taurus rising and she designs kitchens — not a doubt in my mind that she will be very busy this next year and I told her to make the most of it…

This can be a profitable year for people with Taurus rising.  Just remember to save some of the money for later.  There needs to be a balance between spending and saving.  Taurus energy tends to want a well-stocked pantry.  This is fine as long as you can use up what you buy.  If you buy too much food and it doesn’t get used and spoils, then you’ve incurred a loss.  I have Taurus Moon and this has happened to me in the past and more than once.  One of my resolutions this year was to avoid wasting food.  Then I read that the new Pope said wasting food is like robbing poor people.  Made me want to try even harder…  really good cooks find creative ways to use left-overs…

There’s some interesting energy for you around siblings.  There’s a few different possibilities.  Some people with Jupiter in their 3rd will experience a new closeness with a sibling or siblings.  They could physically move to the same neighborhood,  purchase property together, or maybe it’s closeness on the emotional/spiritual level.  Others could experience the opposite since Pluto and Uranus are still in square in your 9th and 12th. In addition Saturn in Scorp is in your 7th.  There could be bitter battles over money, property, wills, estates, etc.   Much would depend on your personal chart, whether you harvest reunion or betrayal.  Just because Saturn is in your 7th,  it’s not cast in concrete that you’re going to have problems with partners.  Saturn is about completion and bringing things into physical manifestation.  I’ve seen a lot of people get married when Saturn is in their 7th, and happily so, too.  Making good long-term decisions together, financial and otherwise, is important and Jupiter in trine from your 3rd will help you achieve clear communication and solid future plans.  The goal should be long-term protection and security, for yourselves, each other, and any dependents in your care.   One more possibility is some kind of family meetings concerning the care and long-term well-being of elderly dependents.  We have to remember that Cancer represents the nurturing of both the very young and the elders, too.

If you have GEMINI rising, then Jupiter has just left your 1st house of how you project yourself to the outside world and now it is in the 2nd house — YOUR money, YOUR values, and the gifts and talents available to you.  This house has the Taurus flavor; the 2nd rules your possessions, finding deals and bargains, turning a hobby into a part-time business or even a new career.  I can see some pretty cool possibilities for Jupiter in Cancer in the 2nd house — a cake decorating business, or catering, re-purposing flea market finds into beautiful furniture, learning to upholster or re-finish furniture, taking ANY class that teaches you how to make a beautiful home, a beautiful kitchen, or beautiful  food. 

Since we have a Grand Water Trine this year, what about making novel and inventive  flies for fly-fishing?  Anything to do  with  water is favored this year and the houses would be the 2nd, 6th, and 10th, which is encouraging you to express your talents and expand those potential career skills.  If you like fishing and boats, think of something clever that boaters would want and use.  GEMINI rising usually has excellent manual dexterity, so maybe it’s painting the boats, painting the names with  fancy lettering.  People paint their cars with all kinds of art — why not boats?

Jupiter in Cancer in your 2nd points to an expansion and an increase in the funds available to you.  Most likely, it means you can earn more,  but the sign of Cancer represents the legacy that you inherit from your ancestors, so besides talents you pursue on your own, this  placement could symbolize antiques.  Cancer is the sign of the collections of beloved objects, whether it’s baseball cards, porcelain tea cups, shot glasses or sewing thimbles, etc. etc.  You could inherit some kind of collection or even recover stuff you saved from YOUR childhood that is now worth money, and you could use that as a springboard to fund a new business idea or career.  The opposite is also a possibility.  You may invest in something now that will increase in value over time.  Cancer has a good eye for art.  Collect what you love,  though.  You could begin some kind of investment program — stocks, real estate, coins, stamps, musical instruments — whatever…just keep in mind that conditions changes and we have all  learned that these are not without risk.

Looking at Jupiter in your 2nd on a more subtle level, there should be a comfort and a sense of solidity through living in harmony with your core values.  You’re more attuned to ethics in everyday life and  wiser about who you want to hang out with — kindred spirits who also respect themselves and seek to manifest their full potential.  There may be some opportunities to mentor the younger people in your life. You could even teach them about nature.  Did you know that Taurus rules trees?  Jupiter in your 2nd is a good time to plant trees and work with the land available to you.  Jupiter in Cancer in the 2nd is great for outdoor time and enjoying nature, for trips to the seashore, and for making a kitchen garden — herbs, greens, etc. 

The bottom line with this transit is the time and effort you spend in building your skills will reward you for many years to come…

More tomorrow…Blessings, Jenae

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Good Morning dear Friends and Readers…  now that Jupiter is in Cancer, a  Grand Trine is in effect by transit for July 2013 as Jupiter trines both Saturn and Neptune.  Water signs are in the sweet spot and hopefully all of us will get some relief from the pressure.  It is not easy to live in the AGE OF KALI — destruction.  It helps me to remember that destruction leads to CONSTRUCTION…

We’re going to take Jupiter in Cancer by signs through the houses.  This post will be most helpful if you KNOW your Ascendant — which will help you dial in the interpretation more closely  than just using solar info.

OK, let’s start with the general background and work on out to the particular…Jupiter expands and enlarges whatever it touches.  Jupiter is a benevolent planet but can be negative through excess — too much of a good thing.  An interesting experience for me the day transiting Jupiter conjoined the Sun  on June 19th…I was taking care of 3 young children and it was like a Full Moon — minor meltdowns every 15 minutes all day long.  This was puzzling to me since Jupiter is considered the lucky planet.  I kept meditating on what had happened that day and finally saw that every issue was greatly exaggerated with all 3 kids, leading to fights, tears, and melodrama in the extreme.  None of it was serious, it was just the JUPITER energy magnifying everything.

Jupiter in general encourages us to stretch our boundaries and horizons.  This is why Jupiter (the ruler of SAG) symbolizes foreign contacts, foreign travel, and higher education that expands the mind.  Jupiter takes about a year to transit through a sign, so all of us will have Jupiter conjunct our Sun once every 12 years.  This year it’s Cancer’s turn.  What we begin in our lives on a Jupiter-Sun conjunction will grow in importance over the next 12 years.  This would also apply to Jupiter on our Ascendant or on our Moon.  I watch the people in my life because I have their charts.  Family, friends, my private clients — it’s a great source of education.  I’m old enough to have watched these cycles for awhile now and the passage of time has brought a bit more perspective.  In the Tarot, Jupiter rules the FORTUNE card.  When we’re in a good cycle, we think it will always be that way, but it won’t.  When we’re in a difficult cycle, it feels like everything will be terrible forever, but it won’t.  People with major Cancer placements need to move forward on the goals and plans most dear to them.  Don’t wait for things to fall in your lap.  Put out the energy to achieve your dreams and Jupiter will help you for the next year.
You can attract supportive energy through your focus, concentration, and enthusiasm.  And don’t make the mistake of thinking of support only on the physical plane — support means on all levels — mental, emotional, spiritual, etc.

Cancer is the sign that rules home and family, unconditional love and nurturing the young and also the elderly.  Cancer rules islands, history, geneology, antiques and archeology, the stomach.  Cancer is one of the signs ruling nutrition along with Virgo.  Cancer rules food, the kitchen, and domestic life.  Cancer is also the ruler of the USA and CANADA.  Places like Scotland and Madagascar are also assigned to Cancer, though I’m not sure if it’s due to the birthday or because they are islands.

Cancer people love to be home and they are very protective of their families.  They don’t like to be far from food and drink and they like to snack.  They like to socialize around a meal.  They do well when they get a good proportion of their nutrition through liquid, like the other water  signs — juice, soups, stews, smoothies, etc.

JUPITER in CANCER expands the home and family.  People may  remodel or move to a new home.  There can be engagements, weddings, new babies on the horizon.  This transit is excellent for improving your diet and being healthier through what you eat.  Remembering that Jupiter rules excess, don’t eat so many carrots that you turn orange :))  I actually knew a guy who did that; he was Aquarian, definitely a  radical…

It’s a fun cycle to teach  children the joy of cooking, to try new foods and recipes, to bring the best of foreign foods into your home.  Sometimes I think if we appreciate the food from other countries, it will help us appreciate  and celebrate other cultural differences instead of fighting about them.

Since I study the USA chart, it would be  so nice to be able to tell you guys that Jupiter in the USA 2nd house will improve the economy and the crops and bring good harvests.  Looking at the trines to Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces, you would think that there would be enough water.  We seem to be in a cycle where there is too much water in some places and not enough in others.  In addition, you need to remember that the Uranus-Pluto square is lurking strongly in the background and even though Jupiter in Cancer would seem favorable, the reality of the whole picture is that Pluto in Cap  is opposing the USA Cancer planets and Uranus in Aries is squaring them, setting up a T-Square that sucks a lot of energy through the empty spot — Libra.  The bottom line for food and crops is not nearly as favorable.  This is definitely the year to watch what you eat and try to grow your own garden or shop at the local farmers’ markets.  If you don’t have garden space, maybe there’s a senior nearby who has the space and would share with you in exchange for some fresh produce.  If you live in an apartment, you can still plant a cherry tomato in a large pot or bucket on the balcony.   We used to get those 5 gallon plastic buckets from restaurants and use a hot nail to poke drain holes in the bottom.  You can grow two peppers or one zucchini in those buckets.  The newest research shows walls with thin metal trays hung together with chain all the way down a south-facing wall and people grow lettuce and greens and spinach and the shallower crops in them.  If I was more computer literate I’d post a picture.  There’s the whole issue of the GMO seeds which I will address later.  Bear in mind with the exit of the T-square in Libra, that there are going to be major problems with our trading partners over this issue.

Tomorrow we’ll begin going over Jupiter through the houses.  Blessings, Jenae

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