In­vite joy­ful Jupiter into your life

Dis­cover how the en­ergy of this planet can boost your luck and abun­dance

Spirit and Destiny - - Editor’s Letter -

Find out all the ways this planet can help to boost your for­tunes and con­fi­dence

From the smile on your face to the suc­cess of your ef­forts, Jupiter in­spires all that is op­ti­mistic and con­struc­tive. As it moves into Sagittarius on No­vem­ber 8th, it has great im­por­tance when it comes to op­ti­mism, luck and abun­dance.

This is be­cause Jupiter rules Sagittarius, and be­ing in this sign makes the in­flu­ence of this planet even more po­tent. So, there’s lots to look for­ward to, if you know how to han­dle the Jupiter ef­fect, says astrologer Teresa Moorey-Dell­bridge.

‘Jupiter en­er­gies can make you feel fan­tas­tic, but it’s es­sen­tial to use these qual­i­ties care­fully and mind­fully, oth­er­wise they can have the op­po­site ef­fect. Jupiter’s in­flu­ence can lead us to take things for granted and if you do, you can miss the boat and a big op­por­tu­nity,’ ex­plains Teresa.

Luck­ily, we’ve got over a year to get it right, be­cause Jupiter doesn’t move off into Capricorn un­til De­cem­ber 2019!

Au­tumn of abun­dance

‘Jupiter brings a benev­o­lent pres­ence to your life’

So, what can we ex­pect with Jupiter’s ar­rival in Sagittarius?

Gen­er­ally speak­ing, your feel-good fac­tor will rise, and you’ll dis­cover a care­free at­ti­tude of nat­u­rally ex­pect­ing the best of a sit­u­a­tion and of peo­ple. It’s also likely you’ll feel in­spired to be more ad­ven­tur­ous, take on new en­ter­prises, maybe em­bark on a course to ex­pand your es­o­teric knowl­edge, or launch your own spir­i­tual busi­ness. And, you’ll feel more char­i­ta­ble, be­cause all that you do will come back to you.

If you no­tice that the peo­ple you en­counter through­out your daily life seem to be more gen­er­ous and open-minded than usual, this will be the Jupiter ef­fect too. Jupiter (or ‘Jove’) was the King of the Gods to the Ro­mans, and gen­er­ally very ‘jovial’ and big-hearted.

Astro­log­i­cally, he rep­re­sents the urge in­side you to grow and pros­per, both ma­te­ri­ally and in­tel­lec­tu­ally. He also rules your self-con­fi­dence, mak­ing now your big op­por­tu­nity to ‘build up’ the im­pres­sion you have of your­self.

‘If ever there was a time to work on your self-es­teem, this is it,’ urges Teresa. ‘All ful­fill­ment in life, from re­la­tion­ships to ca­reer, is built on healthy self-love, so don’t miss this chance to grow as a per­son.’

Jupiter brings a benev­o­lent pres­ence to your life, en­cour­ag­ing you to be­lieve you are be­ing watched over, and that good stuff will come your way in the end. This pow­er­ful at­ti­tude can be a self-ful­fill­ing prophecy. If you be­lieve you are safe, guided from above and on the road to tri­umph, even when things go awry, you have an­other go – and even­tu­ally you suc­ceed.

Won­der­ing if there is a bot­tom to the

Jupiter goody bag? Well, this planet brings re­wards on all lev­els and it does keep on giv­ing. Not only does this plan­e­tary in­flu­ence at­tract ma­te­rial wealth and aca­demic suc­cess, it also opens the way to spir­i­tual en­light­en­ment, invit­ing you to seek in­spi­ra­tion, through phi­los­o­phy and spir­i­tual teach­ing.

As the nights be­come darker, we look for the light of Spirit and the mean­ing of life. Now is an ideal time to com­mit your­self to a dis­ci­pline or prac­tice, such as Bud­dhism or pa­gan­ism.

What­ever you choose to ex­plore and em­brace, Teresa ad­vises you to ex­er­cise cau­tion as the boost of Jupiter en­ergy can en­cour­age a ten­dency in some to fash­ion them­selves as a bit of a ‘guru’ in spir­i­tual cir­cles.

‘Steer clear of any­one who tries to con­trol you, or who claims to have found the “One

True Way”,’ sug­gests Teresa. ‘Re­mem­ber that the only true way for you is your own way. You tread your own path by at­tend­ing talks and work­shops, by sam­pling dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines and paths and be­ing open to serendip­ity.’

Stay grounded

We re­alise that some­times we can be sus­pi­cious of good luck. ‘Too good to be true’ can pop into our head when we get lucky, which is a shame, be­cause this thought sti­fles en­joy­ment.

How­ever, Jupiter re­ally, truly can bring your heart’s de­sire, and you should en­joy ev­ery­thing you achieve or are given as deeply as you can dur­ing the com­ing year.

Although, there are down sides that you need to be aware of. A draw­back of Jupiter’s en­ergy is that he tends to in­crease ev­ery­thing.

If you have a ten­dency to put on weight you could now be encouraged to say, ‘What the hell!’. And, just oc­ca­sion­ally, Jupiter can en­cour­age

dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions to go off the scale.

If you’re de­pressed, he can lift your spir­its with a wind­fall or a bea­con of hope, but it’s also pos­si­ble you could feel com­pelled to do some­thing dras­tic or care­less – like quit­ting your job, pack­ing up your car and head­ing for the hills, or get­ting in­volved in a de­struc­tive re­la­tion­ship. Re­mind your­self to keep things in pro­por­tion and your feet on the ground, through med­i­ta­tion and mind­ful­ness.

‘It’s so im­por­tant to dis­tin­guish be­tween op­ti­mism and fool­har­di­ness,’ says Teresa. ‘You may think you’re be­ing pos­i­tive when you’re blindly as­sum­ing all will be well, against all the ev­i­dence star­ing you in the face. Like all plan­e­tary en­er­gies, how you work with them is es­sen­tial. Jupiter, benev­o­lent as he is, is no ex­cep­tion. My ad­vice is be aware, use com­mon sense and pro­tect your­self.’

The best year yet

De­pend­ing on your per­son­al­ity, there are three ways that Jupiter’s power boost will af­fect you.

If you’re the sort of per­son who finds it hard to trust – not just peo­ple, but new ideas, the idea of luck and spir­i­tual con­cepts – you might find your­self even more mis­trust­ful. Scep­ti­cal and sus­pi­cious, you could find your­self with­draw­ing com­pletely from the abun­dant op­por­tu­ni­ties Jupiter of­fers.

On the other hand, you may feel re­ally buoy­ant, life is great, you’re rid­ing a tide of luck and you can’t fail. You may grab at any­thing that looks like a good bet, not re­ally both­er­ing to check it out. In fact, you may be lit­er­ally in­clined to ‘bet’, con­vinced you’re go­ing to win.

A third pos­si­bil­ity is that you see the op­por­tu­ni­ties of­fered to you and feel de­ter­mined to bet­ter your­self. You have vi­sion and a sense of pur­pose, re­solved not to miss a trick but also care­ful not to waste any as­sets, in­clud­ing time.

MAKE THIS A WIN­NING YEAR BY FOL­LOW­ING THESE POINTS:

Be aware of your tal­ents and list them as a re­minder. If you aren’t sure what they are, ask a friend to help.

Clar­ify your dreams and goals. Sort these into short, medium and long term. From your goals, choose what mat­ters most to you and from your tal­ents, choose what you most en­joy.

Re­mind your­self, you can’t do ev­ery­thing, so don’t spread your­self too thin.

Try to com­bine your favoured goals with your favoured tal­ents into a spe­cific path.

Con­duct daily and weekly check-ins with your­self. Read through your tal­ents and aims.

Cre­ate a Jupiter daily/weekly chart. You get a sil­ver star for each step or achieve­ment in a day. Give your­self a gold star at the end of the week if you’ve got seven sil­ver stars or have done some­thing sig­nif­i­cant (such as signed up for a course or ap­plied for a job).

Al­ways count what you have done, never what you haven’t and try to be grate­ful.

Now is the time to en­joy the su­per­pow­ered prop­er­ties of Jupiter

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