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OTTER SPACE ASTROLOGY — JUPITER IN CANCER — PART THREE — 2013-14

Back again, dear Friends and Readers, with more on Jupiter in Cancer.  Picking up where we left off…

If you have CANCER RISING, then Jupiter is now moving across your Ascendant and into your 1st house, depending on the degree of your Ascendant.  From the earth’s point of view, planets appear to move backward in their orbit from time to time, so you need to know that Jupiter will go retrograde at 20 degrees Cancer on November 7, 2013, and then in direct motion (forward) again at 10 degrees Cancer on March 5 & 6, 2014.  Which day depends on your time  zone.  So if the degree of your Cancer Ascendant is from 10-20 degrees, then you’re going to have Jupiter move over it 3 times, which is important.  Some background… the meaning of the 12th and 1st houses are VERY different.  The 1st house is a public house — your personality, your physical body — the mask worn over the soul — the “you” that other people see.  The 12th house is a spiritual house, a hidden house, a house of mysteries and souls lessons and the reservoir of the collective unconscious.  I see a musician is now following this blog so let’s use music as an example.  Let’s say you’ve written a beautiful  song, inspired by a dream or daydream.  Channeling inspiration from the heavenly realms down to earth through the arts is one definition of the 12th house.  To publish this song, or perform it publicly, you would want Jupiter in your 1st house, for sure.  So, you can use astrology to pick your moment for optimum reception by making sure Jupiter is in your 1st house in forward motion with some supportive transits from other planets.  This applies to ANY important project — publishing, a business meeting, filing building plans for a house, starting a new business, signing up for school, etc.   Since Jupiter is in Cancer, you would also want the Moon in a compatible sign.  People who have Cancer rising have the Moon as the chart ruler, so study the Moon — there’s lots of books and articles about this, not hard to find.

For the purpose of this blog, we’re going to assume that Jupiter in Cancer is in your 1st house,  since that will be true sometime in the next year, depending on your Ascendant degree.  The Jupiter retrograde just means you may need to backtrack, review, and  fine-tune your plans.  Not a problem.

Remember, Jupiter expands, Saturn contracts.  Jupiter in the 1st can expand your waistline, especially with Cancer rising because they are usually great cooks.  So watch the calories :))  Since Cancer rules home and family, it can expand your waistline through pregnancy, too :))  On a more subtle level, your role within the family may change…Jupiter is the planet of teaching — your family may listen to you more closely and seek your advice and opinions more often.  This can be both a blessing and a burden, depending on the particulars. It’s a great transit to teach classes, too.  Good for elementary teachers especially.  Jupiter symbolizes generosity and optimism.

Whatever you begin with Jupiter in your 1st will grow in importance over the next 12 years.  Here’s an example.  A college student  called me and shared some information — she had signed up for three different possibilities at school — a group that did political surveys on campus, a seat on the council for the Greek system (sororities and fraternities), and helping the foreign student club.  I told her Jupiter was on her Ascendant and moving into her 1st house, so it looked like the foreign student club.  I reminded her that she had Jupiter in Sag, very strong in its own sign, too.  Sure enough, the foreign student  club picked her.  And she went on to travel the world and work overseas as the years passed…and she learned a lot of foreign languages, too.

With Jupiter in Cancer in your 1st house, you are encouraged to grow, to try new things, to be a bit more public, or possibly open your home to the public — like a tour, or a book club group, or meetings, even something like a boarding house or a B&B would work well.  Maybe it’s a quilting club or a scrapbooking club that rotates where they meet.  I don’t want to limit you, these suggestions are only a drop in the bucket…

Day care or foster parenting would be a strong possibility,  along with arranging play dates for young children if you are a stay at home parent.  Elder care, or a part-time job nurturing the elderly could also work.  If you wish to adopt a child from far away, Jupiter in Cancer is favorable.

New activities can lead you in directions you never imagined and prove very satisfying over the years.  Anything that fits with food, kitchens,  home and family, sentimental art, geneolgy and antiques, and unconditional love is a winner for you…Jupiter in  Cancer — what a great combo for a food blog J)…

If you have LEO RISING, then Jupiter in Cancer is moving through your 12th house of the unconscious mind, spiritual aspiration, and behind the scenes activities.  Jupiter in the 12th is the best transit for getting in touch with your own guides and teachers, both visible and invisible.  This transit is great for meditation, self-examination, journaling, counseling, and learning from your dreams.  The 12th is considered a private house and Jupiter expands your inner life.  It’s great for writers and artists and people who need alone time to do their best work.

I read years ago that Jupiter in the 12th is help at the 11th hour, or at the last minute when all seems lost.  There’s a beautiful opportunity here,  with the Grand Trine of Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune all in your water houses in 2013, to understand yourself better, and to understand nature and animals.  If you ever wanted to be a pet psychic, now is the time to develop your skills.  I’ve seen a set of tapes on this and there may even be classes.   It is important, with this transit, to incorporate some kind of spiritual practice into your everyday life.  Meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, etc.  For best results you should be on a search for truth and spend some time examining any assumptions and neutralizing biases.  In order to receive information from the heavenly realms, we need to be open, receptive, and as clear a channel as possible.  If we were perfect we wouldn’t need to be here, so do your best and don’t beat yourself up over your mistakes.  Regret about the past can actually be a convenient block to keep from growing and moving forward.  The 12th house is all about our motives, whether conscious or unconscious.  Hidden agendas create karma that is eventually going to backfire.  Self-honesty and sincerity count 100%.  People that spend a lot of time getting their head straight and cleaning up their thoughts may not have fancy certificates hanging on the wall, but their accomplishments are every bit as important.  We are tested rigorously before we graduate; it’s the same thing with the 12th house.  In the ancient Egyptian system, their art showed this process as a pair of scales, with a human heart on one scale, and the white feather of truth and purity on the other.  No dummies, those ancient Egyptians…and what did the ancient Greeks  say ?  KNOW THYSELF.

Another way to look at Jupiter in Cancer in the 12th is to understand the family dynamics better.  IF there’s any heartache from your past, forgiveness empowers you and sets you free.  Spiritually, it’s important to forgive those who have played the role of the evil villain in our lives, too.  What if those roles were reversed the last time around?  Wouldn’t you want to be forgiven?  Jupiter is helping you resolve karma.  I think one of the hardest things we have to deal with in this life is to learn how to love and forgive ourselves.  But it CAN be done, and you have a lot of help to get there this year. J)

If you have VIRGO RISING, then Jupiter in Cancer is moving through your 11th house of friends and group activities, and hopes and wishes for the future.  This is one of the prophetic houses and Jupiter is comfortable here.  You may have lots of insight about the overall trends in the world, or your country, or the town you live in.  You may be able to tell what those trends will be far in advance of their manifestation.  You have an instinct this year for what will become popular.  You can use this for fashion trends, home trends, car trends, vacation ideas, new forms of education — limitless possibilities — but what comes to mind here for me is health care.  For many years now, the alliopathic model of health care has been opposed to the naturopathic model, and finally, this is starting to change.  There are illness and conditions that NEED traditional medicine — surgery, pills, etc. but now we are seeing that sometimes the simpler, less invasive healing arts can be more effective and there’ s less danger of adverse drug reactions, side effects and crossovers ( one prescription working against another).   I think the key here is to be versatile.  Even insurance companies are now funding massage, chiro, acupuncture, etc.  Some hospitals now allow midwives in the birthing centers.  There will be such a need in the near future to keep medical costs down that there will be more emphasis on wellness in the first place.  IMO, doctors should be bonused for keeping patients healthy, not for how many surgeries they perform.  But I am speaking generally here — doctors that perform the miracles for children, like fixing cleft palates or clubbed feet — they are the heroes and you want to reward them for how many children they help.

Anyway,  along the lines of these trends will be a new emphasis on the food we eat as a path to wellness and good health.  Jupiter in Cancer celebrates food, herbs, and recipes from around the world.  The scientists are finding out just how helpful various foods are — superfoods  — kale, seaweed, mung beans, blueberries, goji  berries — those are just a few.

Jupiter in the 11th is the best transit to either take a class or teach a class outside the mainstream classrooms, to join with kindred spirits who are interested in the same subjects — this helps you build new friendships and a sense of community during Jupiter’s transit of Cancer.  People with Cancer on the 11th cusp often find their friends feel more like family than their own family.  Sometimes it DOES mean you are  good friends with your family, but not as often.

It’s curious to me, what I see going on in the world with food these days.  It’s almost like there are two different  worlds existing simultaneously.  Real food and fake food?  I’m not sure what to call it.  On the one hand, there are some terrific advances in fighting hunger in the world, though we still have a long way to go.  There’s a new form of what we would call an energy bar — made from combined proteins and using legumes and grains familiar to the culture that needs the help.  The world hunger agencies can air-drop these to people and they don’t need cooking.  The poorest cultures often do not have access to fuel for cooking, so these protein bars are a big help.  If a child does not receive adequate protein in the first 5 years of life, their brains never develop to their fullest potential.  And some agencies are trying solar cookers in places where the sun is strong, to save fuel.

Then there’s the GMO seed issue.  I think the GMO foods are potentially very harmful to human and animal health.  I  think of the companies that produce them as the evil villains of the world, megalomaniacs  who want to control the world to make more money for themselves and rob the common people of the power of choice.  Of course they see themselves differently.  They think they’re on a mission to combat world hunger and by filling a need they will make money, just like any other business.  Europe has banned some foods but do they realize that they’re still consuming GMO through the animal feeds  they import?  In the USA, consumers want the foods that have GMO labeled clearly, and the producing companies are making very sneaky end-runs around the situation, with the result that we are all consuming these foods without realizing it.  Reports are coming in from other countries about long-term health effects, and the news is not good, particularly for people already suffering from chronic illness.  I read one article last week that said they tested people from many different  European countries and found the glycophage in their bodies.  And the bees are in very grave danger. Kill the bees and you kill the chance for many of our food crops to be pollinated.  Save the bees to save our crops.   Probably we need to move on to cover the astrology, but I urge you all to educate yourselves about what you eat.  There are groups that list prepared food products using GMO crops; you can find this on the Internet.  You can raise plants yourselves that bees like.  Use less chemicals to kill weeds — white vinegar and a little Dawn sprayed in full Sun is a lot safer.  Regular hybrid seeds are not GMO seeds; raise a garden if you can and please support your local farmers’ markets.

I know all these Mom’s and they are very conscientious about what they feed their children.  And there’s people like me who grow as much as they can and share the garden with others.  And then, particularly in the cities, there are people who never cook, who never eat together as a family, and they’re living on fast food.  And they  think this fake food they eat has no effect on their body, mind and emotions?  No wonder things are breaking down…

There IS a point to all this digression — Jupiter in Cancer is about protecting and saving our land, our food.  Food co-ops come under the rulership of the 11th house.  VIRGO rising is at its best when bringing better health and hygiene to others.  NUTRITION should be taught in every  school, at every parenting class, and you should share recipes and knowledge with your friends.  Start a potluck club — when you eat with people you like, the food digests better.

Regardless of where Jupiter in transiting in YOUR chart, you are going to see these food issues come to the forefront over the next year.  Very serious crises are brewing and we all have a role in protecting this planet we call home.  You heard it here…

Another possibility with the 11th house is labor unions.  Those of you with VIRGO rising may be employed in the health care field.  Expect a lot of union activity for the next year.  Collective bargaining could actually bring some beneficial changes to your workplace.

Stay tuned for more tomorrow…Blessings, Jenae

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