Astrological Musings & More

Jupiter conjunct Pluto 2

Everyone seems to be all excited about the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction that took place on April 4-5 and just as excited that it will take place again on June 30th and November 12th. I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade here, but there are some things that aren’t being told about this. I would like to take a few minutes and give you my perspectives about it.

First, what exactly is a “conjunction”? When you’re talking about two planets, not including the Sun or Moon, you’re talking about those planets being extremely close to each other. Although an exact conjunction would be when the two planets are in the exact same degree of the same sign, a conjunction between two planets has an orb (or leeway) of eight (8) degrees. So, that means they can be eight degrees apart and still be considered conjunct.

Having said that, although the exact conjunction between Jupiter and Pluto did take place on April 4-5, and will again on June 30th and November 12th, they have been in conjunction since February 10th and will remain so until about December 27th.

So what meaning does a conjunction between Jupiter and Pluto mean? This aspect gives determination to achieve goals that will bring improvement for both oneself and others. It bestows, to those affected by it, an intense concentration to draw upon the power and inspiration of higher planes of consciousness and cause people to become involved in yoga, systems of meditation, spiritual healing, clairvoyance, and prophecy. How accurate these abilities and perceptions will be depends on other planetary energies affecting this conjunction and, of course, the personality of the individual.

There is a capacity for spiritual regeneration given by this conjunction that can provide leadership qualities and the ability to channel constructive forces in times of crisis. It can also provide penetrating insight into the motives and actions of other people.

This will be the overall tone for this year which, I believe, could cause very revealing events on those dates when the conjunction becomes exact – with both planets in the same degree and sign.

Here’s something else to take into consideration: the sign these planets are in through most of this conjunction is Capricorn, which is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is known as a karmic planet. It symbolizes the first law of manifestation – limitation. Saturn strengthens us through the practice and lessons of endurance and persistence. It is sometimes referred to as the teacher. The key to dealing with Saturn is discipline and this requires us to be cautious, practice restraint, take things seriously, and create stability. When we refuse to be responsible, to persevere, to organize and use time wisely, it can create fear, worry, and anxiety.

Jupiter’s general meaning is one where it is symbolic of expansion, the higher mind, the urge to improve the state of things, justice, faith, ethics, philanthropy, charity, and loyalty, to name a few. Jupiter is about benevolence, generosity. and optimism. It bestows the opportunity to grow in physical, mental, and moral directions.

Meanwhile, Pluto, still considered by astrologers as a planet, represents the urge to transform, to regenerate, and rebirth. It represents decay, infection, contamination, destruction, disintegration, and elimination, but it’s also a symbol of cleansing and healing. This reminds us that there is a cycle to all Life and sometimes things must be destroyed or die before something new can come into existence.

All things combined give us energies that allow for the growth, transformation, and rebirth of us and our world. Everything does truly happen for a reason and this is a HUGE opportunity for humanity. The good news? It’s going to be with us all year long!

Full Moon in Libra

There’s a Full Moon that can also be of help to us happening on Tuesday, April 7th at 10:35 p.m. EDT. It will be in the sign of Libra, with the Sun in Aries. This combination can cause a sensitive nature that’s very receptive to music and the fine arts. It also adds the qualities of being observant, alert, sociable, companionable, amorous, and disliking to live or work alone.

Moon in Libra, by itself, adds charm to the personality as well as being considerate to others. It promotes the desire to try to understand the other person’s point of view. This comes from a search for harmony and balance as well as a desire to work with others.

Any time the Moon is in Libra is a good time to form partnerships of all kinds. What better way to do that than through social gatherings (even if they have to be virtual for right now)? Uniting the consciousness of oneself with the awareness of the needs and desires of others is a winning combination to achieve harmony and balance in our lives.

If you are someone who uses the Full Moon to rid yourself of those things that have lost their usefulness, this Full Moon provides you the initiative to do so with the idea that if something or someone no longer adds to the harmony and balance you want in your life, then it’s time to let go of it or them. Time to clear a path for some growth in your life, whether it’s physical, mental, or spiritual.

Mercury in Aries

On Saturday, April 11th, Mercury enters Aries at 0:48 a.m. EDT. This is the best of combinations for mental strength and brilliance. It provides originality of thought, new ideas, and maybe even a few intellectual adventures.

Concentration may be more difficult as the mind is enlivened by the fire in Aries. Rather than trying to calm the mind through meditation, the mind will require constant stimulation with something novel to stay interested.

People affected by these energies may be referred to as witty and amusing, always able to come up with a clever answer. There can be impatience, especially if an idea is opposed. Then a person can become willful and headstrong.

Aries energies are those of a born leader, especially if there are other Aries energies in your chart. It’s also good for writers.

Taurus 10

Lastly, we have the Sun beginning its annual transit through Taurus on Sunday, April 19th, at 10:45 a.m. EDT. This is a very down-to-earth energy that provides practicality in most areas, but especially where finances and material possessions, such as real estate, are concerned.

Ruled by Venus, the planet of love, people born under this sign or affected by it are usually very affectionate. Unfortunately, a strong need for security sometimes turns that affection into possessiveness. In a relationship, they are loyal to a fault.

Sun in Taurus can make one firmly rooted in their opinion. Call it stubbornness, if you must, but they are listening to your opinion. It just may not have any affect on theirs.

This is a sign that provides patience and reliability. People just need to guard against inertia which can lead to laziness. When this is avoided, there can be incredible endurance.

With the Sun in Taurus, this is a great time for artists, writers, musicians, gardeners, and even chefs. Taurus loves good food! Do take care to avoid overindulging. It can lead to health issues.

Take the time to get out in Nature, any way you are able, even if only on your front or back porch. This is the time to bring the joy of all Nature in bloom into your heart, mind, and soul!

Wishing you all the very best. See you in two weeks!

Path of Enlightenment

Love & Blessed Be