Invite joyful Jupiter into your life
Discover how the energy of this planet can boost your luck and abundance
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.’
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