Jupiter is about good luck, abundance, expansion, good times, and fun. He is known as the Benefactor and blesses whichever domain he visits. The sign it is in tells us where these benefits will come from. Libra is about love and partnership. A Libra is an unhappy soul if they are alone. Partnership is a must, as is a desire to be surrounded by beauty in their home, their work, their style, and they would never be with a sloppy looking partner. Libra's are ruled by Venus, so all things Venusian reign bigger than ever. It's a great year for love, partnership (professional as well as personal), for community, for making things prettier, for enhancing your looks, you home decor, etc.
Jupiter is the King of the God's, and ruled by Sagittarius. Sagittarius rules the 9th house of Higher Learning, International Travel and Spirituality. Jupiter wants you to learn and grow and make yourself more worldly. In Libra, he wants you to grow in love, and harmony and sharing. Jupiter changes signs every 12-13 months. So Jupiter in Libra happened 12 years ago, and won't happen again for another 12 years.
Jupiter will spread a sense of love and healing around the world for the next year, which we sorely need. It is also opposite Uranus and Eris, who are on a trip side by side in Aries, Libra's opposite. Aries rule war and and energy, Libra love and partnership and sharing. There is a push pull here, but Libra wants to make every one happy so there is a sense of working it out, finding common ground. There is also the creation of an expansion of the need for revolution. The world is heating up big time and 2017 promises to be pretty crazy. Jupiter, the expander, will enhance this need for Revolution, but luckily All You Need is Love is the counter to that. Listen to the Beatles, get out your fringe, your tie-dye, your pipe, and your cool and groovy attitude. Lets compromise and make it work for every one.
Jupiter in Libra says there will be revolution, but with heart and caring and the need to help everyone while we do it. Jupiter is going to help keep the lid on it, we hope. There is that pesky expand, make bigger, grow thing, which could also escalate matters too much, but Libra will hopefully set the tone. The down side could be religious fanatics deciding they know whats right and whats best, which of course they don't. People can do a lot of bad things in the name of religion and this is something to watch out for now too.
Jupiter is now trineing Saturn, the manifester of material things. This means that the ability to manifest solid, permanent change is strongly possible with expansive Jupiter working with Saturn. Saturn is all serious, Jupiter is fun, but Jupiter working with Saturn can make hard work fun, and it will take hard work for the changes coming to be good changes. It's a time of re-balancing things that are out of balance. Its a time when the choices you make will be solid, not pie in the sky, or bigger than you can manage. Its a time when fear, Saturn, balances optimism, Jupiter, and we find the right mix to make solid progress in matters. It means that the change is going to manifest in a realistic way, and when Saturn is on your side, not much can stop you.
Jupiter, now having left Virgo, is changing our mood. In Gemini and Virgo Jupiter is considered in its detriment. There is a sense of freedom opening up now, the details aren't making us so crazy, and wanting love, a lover, solid friendships and community is working its way into our hearts.
Because Jupiter is the good luck sign, its also a "Gee, I feel so good today maybe I'll just hang out and read or watch TV". If you do this, succumb to the lazy side of Jupiter, you will miss many opportunities. Get out there, be seen, make new friends, socialize., network. The couch will still be there when you get back.
The following tells us how Jupiter in Libra will affect your year.
If you are a Libra or have Libra rising, people are gonna love you this year without your even trying. You are radiating good, positive love and people gravitate to you. Socialize this year and benefit from that fairy dust.
2nd House is about values and money: Your earnings should increase, great time to hustle and be successful, reassess what is important to you and what isn't. Apply for a loan, feel good about your financial health, and don't overspend.
3rd House: Communication and short travels. Plan a lot of weekend adventures close to home; write a book; become a speaker. (This is my placement. I'm going to finally finish my book this year!)
4th House: You could very well move or expand your house and remodel. More people might come to live in your house. Have parties as they will be big hits in your home. This is a wonderful place for Jupiter. Enjoy this year of family happiness.
5th House: New love or rekindle old love, super creative time, maybe have a baby. the creativity factor should not be ignored. Write down those ideas, get out your paint brushes, typewriter, instruments and be a channel for the arts.
6th House: Some big responsibility might drop in your lap. Often parents need your help; pets become ill; or just lots of chores keep popping up. Helping others has a great reward, and Jupiter will teach you the joy of helping others. The upside is your health should prosper, issues are cured, new lifestyle patterns are implemented. Talk to God this year, and s/he'll talk back. Build that connection.
7th House: Start a new business with a partner, get married or shack up; start an organization. People want to, would like to, work with you in all personal and business matters. Legal battles can be won as well.
8th House: Maybe an inheritance or legacy reward; a job with a big, big institution; lots of sex if you're up for it! its a time when you learn to treasure others, and their generosity. Windfalls are not uncommon, so plan accordingly to make it last.
9th House: Expand your spiritual beliefs, travel the world, go back to school. It's all about growing. You are more curious this year, expand your world view, your attitudes, face your prejudices.
10th House: This is a great career boosting year. Work hard, socialize, go to meetings and cocktail parties and network, and you'll get noticed this year. Raises and advancement are yours for the taking. Grab the chance that won't be here again for 12 years.
11th House: Meet lots of new people and make good friends; listen to your ideas and run with them; make a wish and it could come true! Others value your advice, support, friendship. Dream big about your future.
12th House: The house of spiritual matters means you have a chance now to really understand a religion or philosophy and make it a part of your life that gives you understanding and meaning. Your psychic/intuitive abilities could grow. Like the 6th house this is a kind of sacrificial placement, helping others before yourself, but its about learning how good helping others really feels and making it a part of your life. Great potential for spiritual growth and understanding.
So Happy Jupiter in Libra Every One. Make the most of it, and enjoy the love coming your way.
I am working on some spiritual exercises for us all, and will be posting them to my general blog as I create them.