August 11th 2015 to September 9th 2016
Once a year the ‘King of the Gods’ Jupiter moves forward into the next sign of the Zodiac in his 12 year cycle around our Sun. His energy frequency opens new territory both physically and psychologically as he urges us to grow and expand our lives. He offers us the classic image of the hero who happily takes on fresh quests in his ceaseless search for purpose and progress in our lives. As the largest planet in our solar system his bold dimensions also ‘enlarge’ the affairs of the sign he activates. He epitomizes the principle of expansion so travel, foreign countries, education, higher learning, media and all means of transmission of knowledge all fall under his rulership.
So how will this exciting character do his thing in the gentle practical earthy sign of Virgo? Virgo is the sign of health and hygiene, of organization and systems, and all things practical and useful. So after developing our passionate creative ego and stepping into our true individual nature over the past year while he has been in Leo, it’s time to get on with the practical details for plans and systems to take our creative projects and lives forward from here. Before we get to the Virgoan ‘details’ let’s review the current Jupiter cycle so we can understand the power of his purpose in our lives. Astrology is such a cool model once you really start working with the development process on offer!
- This current Jupiter cycle began in mid-2010 when he entered Aries for a brand new cycle personally & collectively. Uranus also entered Aries for the first time in 84 years!
- Then mid-2011 when he was in Taurus we dealt with our core issues re our values & prosperity and added steady building to our initial seed of 2010.
- In mid-2012 he charged into Gemini and we experienced the arrival of a whole new set of technology and expanded our knowledge & connections to grow our lives.
- Then mid-2013 he took us into Cancer so we could heal our emotional safety and do the hard yards required to build safe foundations to underpin further progress.
- Mid-2014 as he powered into Leo he gave us the opportunity to step into our true individuality and ‘be free to be me’ and grow our creative confidence and courage.
- So between Aug 15 & Sept 16 it’s time to develop the practical plans & strategies we need to take our new creative goodies forward. If we grab this opportunity with both hands over the next 12 months we’ll be all set for when…
- He enters Libra in September 2016. This will be when we step up and out into PR and marketing our projects and goals as Libra is the sign of social connections.
- Eh viola. See how easy it is to use this model consciously?!
Virgo’s highest virtue is service, which is why Virgo folks make such great organizers and systems people, as well as loving to work in food & health & animal services. Virgos are humble folks who don’t seek the limelight but are usually content to simply get on with tasks that make the world a better place in a thoroughly down to earth way. As Virgo is the sign of ‘order’ & routine we get the well-known association of clean & tidy and everything in its place, with a downside of OCD tendencies in the search for perfection! This love of order and ritual brings us the sacred ceremonial features of life where we must cleanse our bodies & homes to release accumulated physical and energetic ‘impurities’.
Virgo is naturally ruled by Mercury so is concerned with processing, analysing & disseminating ideas & information so any project, job or plan which involves written communication, in either creative or bureaucratic form is likely to yield significant successes and opportunities over the next 12 months. This also applies to Virgo-ruled professions of service such as nursing and caregiving. As Jupiter is a globetrotter at heart, work might literally take us to new and interesting places!
As Jupiter enlivens our quest for wisdom as he opens new doors and expands our horizons here’s to him doing his job in all these areas associated with Virgo: Our food sources and nutrition – Personal health and the medical industry as a whole – Financial & governance systems – Environmental systems – Regulatory systems of all kinds – Public Service and Social Welfare – Animal Rights & all the systems of nature – Slavery.
So get set to eat your veggies, detox that dear body of yours, join your local co-op and support clean food production, clean out the cupboards big time, set up clever new book-keeping, embrace your daily work in progressive new ways, volunteer time to animal welfare & community support groups, join amnesty international, move your funds into community banking, enjoy being crafty and making things, and generally think and act carefully and strategically when making decisions about future plans. Cultivate patience and humility, keep things simple, be discreet in all your dealings, be diligent and willing to really put some effort into developing your work areas, as this is one Jupiter position that doesn’t just hand you good luck without some effort.
As Jupiter does things ‘to extreme’ we may find ourselves moving into a bit of a micromanaging phase as Virgo is renowned for ‘the devil being in the details’. Obviously the caution here is to take care not to become a nit-picking annoying person who drives yourself and everyone else nuts being too critical or perfectionist! Virgo also loves to worry and fret and has trouble allowing and flowing, as the left brain mind resists the right brain faith and trust of the opposite sign of Pisces. I like to think that Jupiter’s gift over the next year may develop our understanding of our right/left brain system so we can tap into our intuition as the source of guidance & inspiration…and then send this over to our Virgo practicality to bring things into ‘form’.
Previous Jupiter in Virgo cycles
Those with their natal Jupiter in Virgo born in 1944-45, 1956-57, 1968-69, 1979-80, 1991, 2003-04 will be experiencing their ‘Jupiter Return’ as he returns to its natal position in the Chart. So when we are 12, 24, 26, 48, 60, 72, 84 we all have a Jupiter Return. These are incredibly significant age points in life when we expand into fresh territory often involving travel or higher learning to trigger fresh meaning & purpose for the next 12 year cycle. All three Earth signs, Taurus, Virgo (of course) and Capricorn are all to receive Jupiter’s wake-up call and opportunities for growth.
Jupiter in Virgo timings between Aug 2015 & Sept 2016 – There are three primary cycle points to note:
- Jupiter opposite Neptune in Pisces on September 17th. This is a few days after a powerful solar eclipse and is also the final day of a 49 year cycle that underpins major historical global social and financial shifts. As Jupiter rules ‘speculation’ and Neptune can be either idealistic or deluded this is a day to watch and make sure you’re not practicing crazy speculation!! Also lies & spin from media announcements could feature here.
- He also makes a positive Trine aspect to Pluto three times starting from Mid-October, then mid-March and late-June 2016. I’m loving this one as it holds the promise both personally & collectively for excellent empowerment & implementation of fresh plans and systems. These are great launch dates if you have projects set to go.
- The big one is Jupiter making a challenging Square to Saturn. We have already had the first of these in August 2015, the next in March/April/May 2016. This is generally a ‘re-structuring period’ in our lives with accompanying tension between the urge to move forward and the need to release any fears of doing this! These 2 dudes have the 12 & 28 year cycles respectively. Their cycle together is 20 years and underpins the structures of global social conditions. They meet in the even number decades every 20 years – so 1900, 20, 40, 60, 80, 2000,10,20…and so on…a fascinating cycle when you take a moment to notice the history! This current cycle began in 2000 in the sign of Taurus (which rules money & resources), they opposed each other in 2010, and now form the final 90 degree square aspect before they start a new cycle in 2020 in Aquarius. OK don’t lose the plot here…cycles are actually really easy to understand as they begin, develop, fulfil themselves and then die back in preparation for a new cycle! This is one of the ‘business cycles’ so as their square began in August 2015 the highs of stock markets were totally nuts…always the signal that bubbles are set to burst. In July 15 we saw the Chinese stock market take a major tumble & the Greek debt crisis play out the reality that the Euro system AND the whole global financial system is a mess. So over the coming year especially in March/April/May 2016 it could indeed be that the unregulated highs of the past years are set for some retracement action. Perhaps Jupiter in Virgo will finally offer the ‘truth’ that we need a whole new financial system to replace the corrupt immoral banking model that currently runs our world. Many nations are now joining the new BRICS banking system offering a new option beyond the western banking cartels, and we’ll also see the growth of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin that offer freedom beyond the centralized banking system.
Here’s the chart for those who are interested. Remember this chart tells the story for the whole next year of Jupiter in Virgo. Note the strong action from three planets in Leo and Uranus in Aries offering plenty of stimulus, action and revolutionary brand new models as a feature of the re-formatting of global systems.
Collectively this means the arrival of new ‘systems’ in all features of global life.
Our food sources and nutrition. These areas necessarily go hand in hand as our nutrition has everything to do with what we eat. After recent focus on how overweight and un-healthy so many people from the ‘developed’ nations are whilst those in 3rd world areas are starving, Jupiter in Virgo will bring these issues front and centre. The “Organics Movement” of the past decades will gather great momentum, as the dedicated folks who have laboured to teach us of the dangers of current food production practices finally begin to get their message home. Community organics co-ops and ‘grow your own’ will begin to become commonplace. This in turn will force the growers and big food distribution networks to re-think their priorities. Tougher regulations re: food package labelling will also come through.
Personal health and the medical industry as a whole. In recent years the Allopathic (traditional) medical professions have been greatly challenged by the alternative movement on the rise since the 1960s. The polarization between the two basic philosophies of Allopathic… get a pill from the doctor and take no responsibility for the origins of your own disease; versus the Naturopathic wholistic philosophy…we are a complete organism made up of body/mind/spirit; will become increasingly apparent over the next year. Wholistic medicine offers the reality that our thoughts create our health thus unconscious emotional energy underpins all disease patterns. As Jupiter opens doors through teaching & education I’m banking on this philosophy coming through into mainstream awareness. If this were to occur it could cause a crisis in the pharmaceutical industries. Various ‘conspiracy theories’ tell us that they manufacture drugs that help us stay sick because of the various side effects. A big subject and a major can of worms that I choose not to open here. Whichever way you look at it avoiding synthetic drugs is a very good idea! On the up-side and as a result of this phase we can expect to see many announcements over the next year of spectacular developments in the Medical Sciences.
The other big one here is the contentious vaccination issue that has been growing in recent years. In the mid 1960’s when Saturn was in Pisces opposite Uranus & Pluto in Virgo, the World Health Organisation implemented a 10 year plan to immunize globally for the classic 3 killer diseases; polio/ typhoid/ diphtheria. By and large they succeeded, which incidentally led to the exponential growth in world populations in the following decades. As Jupiter in Virgo triggers this point we may see another wave of ‘enforced vaccination’ agendas. Having studied this area for some years now I am fascinated at the extreme reactions people have to this issue. Whilst I understand the principle of vaccination there is masses of evidence now that the extra toxic ingredients like mercury in the vaccinations are often very harmful. It’s important to research this area yourself so you can make informed decisions.
Another co-incidence from the mid 1960s ‘revolutionary’ phase was the evolution of the Psychiatric models into the more wholistic psychotherapies. This advancement included integration of the spiritual component of our nature, and led to a more integrative approach to mental and physical health. So again I would say that the Psychotherapies may become more wide spread in their application to mental health as the “medicate them and/or lock them up” attitude is challenged. Generally mental health and the current ice epidemic in the community will come back onto the front burner as our society grapples with offering education & support services.
The Global Environmental Systems. As Virgo is an earth sign the whole matter of the global environmental crisis will come onto the front burner during the next year. I like to think that expansive Jupiter will bring broader understanding and some truth to the situation beyond the conflicted hype currently driving this issue. On a practical level ‘green consciousness’ is now a simple reality for many corporate energy providers, as the coal industry is losing its power to attract infrastructure investment…yay! Electricity companies are also being forced to change their models to solar & alternate options or they will go broke.
A great example of the techno advances of late now finally offers the Tesla Battery storage for solar that has been so heavily blocked by the goal/gas corps…up until now!! The ongoing lobbying & control from dinosaur fossil fuel companies to demand dangerous oil & gas contracts from our Governments is now becoming blatantly abhorrent to everyday people! Even now here in Australia our current right-wing govt insists on limiting sustainable renewable energy models, so please people speak up and demand that the insidious greed that destroys our natural world must end! Now all we have to do is enlighten & transform the banking & big pharma & munitions & media, and things will be heading toward the conscious equitable future we all deserve.
As a student of cycles I know how important it is to educate people that we are also in the midst of a massive 26,000 year evolutionary shift as our changing Sun is affecting our whole solar system…not just planet earth. This is the cycle responsible for this massive shift we are passing through over these decades as we move beyond the old unconscious approach to living here on our planet. Yes we need to be accountable for our ‘carbon footprints’ and do all we can to end toxic fossil fuel consumption. But we also need to get real that our earth is in a natural extinction and re-orientation cycle.
It is only 12,000 years or so since the end of the last ice-age when people were free to begin to migrate leading to a new epoch. So be it causal or natural the system and its self-regulatory ability is shifting. Our global system is known as “Gaia” – she is an intelligent sentient being and it’s time we began to join with her rather than unconsciously destroy her. The trine from Jupiter in Virgo to Pluto in Capricorn also means that we need to educate ourselves about different environmental implications before we decide to get on a particular bandwagon & stay very open to fresh incoming information over the next year.
Public Service and Social Welfare. Virgo’s keyword is service and it would be very nice if more people actually came to the realization that we are all here to serve each other and the planet. Once again we may expect to see current limitations in all levels of service industries revealed. Social Welfare systems are in for a major overhaul so this issue will become a hot potato there as well I am sure.
Other Associations with Virgo. “Small animals” in particular but all the kingdoms of nature deserve a much better deal from humanity than we have offered thus far. Animal rights groups will become much more vocal; live meat exports and endangered species will all gain much greater sympathy I am sure in the next year. And then there is “Slavery” a very traditional connection with Virgo. With global production benefiting hugely from what is basically slave labour in the ‘sweat shops’ of Asia and the Middle East I look forward to this area also beginning to be addressed. Legislation is needed to prohibit corporate profits arising from these Mediaeval practices!
Jupiter in Virgo Horoscopes for each sign – a once in 12 year cycle.
Aries Jupiter expands & grows your natural 6th house of “daily routine, work, service, health and order” for the next year, so the news is dear action orientated Rams that a healthy dose of organization and planning is next on your agenda! The nice part is you will actually feel like applying yourself to better health and work habits, and generally adding some analytical skills to your naturally competitive nature. You may receive a promotion or be off to training courses to enhance your work related goals.
Taurus Virgo rules your natural 5th house of “creativity, children, speculation, love affairs and how we project ourselves as an individual. So Bulls take your pick and off you go. A naturally spontaneous position for you here with great opportunities to grow your confidence and dare to be authentically you. You will feel risky at times and ready for adventure. New love interests may feature that may not be built for longevity but rather for re-opening your passion toward life. Make sure to enjoy your kids and have some fun!
Gemini For you guys Virgo falls in your natural 4th house of “home, family, emotional safety, nourishment and love”. So this is a wonderful year ahead to send your energies toward motivating and inspiring within your home, or using your home base for new creative activities. Some of you may renovate or change residence even internationally, or you may invite exotic new and interesting people into your home. Typically you wave goodbye to kids and welcome new bubs when Jupiter transits this zone of your life.
Cancer Well Virgo is your natural 3rd house which rules “mind, mouth, intellect, short distance journeys, and siblings”. So you’re in for s busy stimulating year with a very good chance that you’ll be either learning, teaching and/or writing in the year ahead. You’ve just done a big year dealing with growing your financial base, so now it is time for freshly motivation & ingredients to enhance your networks & to make sure your words and ideas carry positive meaning and purpose.
Leo The 2nd house is naturally naturally Virgo’s domain for you kids; the house of “worth, value, security and of course money”. You will find a renewed sense of growth in your ‘inner self worth’ is a pre-requisite for Jupiter to do his work for you. Expand your ideas & plans to inspire your prosperity consciousness, and for some there may indeed be windfalls and abundance around dollars, whilst for others you may be investing in future goals which will bear fruit in about 4 years’ time.
Virgo Well Happy Birthday Virgo… and what a year it will be. We each get a turn at playing in Fortuna’s garden every 12 years, so make the best of what’s coming your way as you open a major new expansive cycle in your life. Think back to mid-03 til mid-04 for insight into what’s on offer PLUS you are 12 years older and wiser this time with lots of growth under your belt. You will literally feel a growing sense of optimism and enthusiasm to move forward once more after a year just spent letting go and gestating your next phase.
Libra Jupiter will pass through your 12th house till mid-2016 bringing inner psychological and spiritual growth, which may not necessarily involve others…or at least only a few who understand your expanding consciousness. Your normally sociable & ideas orientated nature will be challenged to allow intuitive and artistic features to emerge and integrate. This is a ‘gestative’ time so studies of spiritual and psychological subjects will allow you t access your Soul to reveal new purpose for your new 12-year cycle beginning mid-2016 till mid-2017.
Scorpio Your natural 11th house will be the ‘field of experience’ for your Jupiter action so “groups, organisations, friends and social justice” will be your themes for growth. As Jupiter loves learning & education this is a highly active phase for playing in new ideas and inventions so teaching or participating in groups can also be very social. You may also be inspired by “causes” to bring meaning to your life in the year ahead, plus activities with international people and places will open you to a bigger picture for your life
Sagittarius Jupiter now ignites your once in 12-year advancement for your natural 10th house of “career, achievement, honour, responsibility & Dharma…or our work in the world”. This is a reaping year for all the hard work of the past 6 years that brings opportunities to shine as the teacher philosopher that you are! You may step into a higher profile, or you may simply feel excited and highly creative around your career. There may be international opportunities for some of you as travel & sharing your knowledge are features on offer. Go for it.
Capricorn Jupiter in Virgo falls in your natural 9th house (ruled by Jupiter), so as with the other earth signs this is a very major year for industrious growth in your chosen field. The ingredients Jupiter now offers you involve any form of higher education to enhance your knowledge along with exposure to philosophies and fresh ideals that increase your sense of meaning and purpose in your life. This is also the house of long distance adventures to open your horizons to fresh possibilities so international conferences or trainings all fit here.
Aquarius Virgo falls in your natural 8th house so Jupiter will expand your “hidden resources, unconscious power issues, investments with others and legacies”. So perhaps you will open to passion and power in new and interesting ways, expand your financial activities in conjunction with ‘safe’ others, or simply deepen your sense of inner power in readiness for future unfoldment in a few years’ time. For many this signals a deeply transforming time with a fab new you the outcome.
Pisces Your natural 7th house of “personal & business partnerships, PR & sales & promotions, shared ideas and connections with others” will be Jupiter’s’ venue for the next 12 months. A highly expansive phase is ushered in here as all relationships will be in focus, with the potential for important people offering you big new options to play in and people also marry under this transit! Think big and internationally to promote yourself or products that you have just spent the last year working to develop. An exciting year ahead.
Maggie Kerr (AAT. APA. Dip. Couns.) is a leading Australian Astrologer who has offered her services as a Counsellor, Teacher, Author and Presenter for the past 30 years. She is an accredited teacher with the FAA, APA member, member of the FAA exam board and the Australian Vice-President for ISAR.
Maggie has trained in the fields of Metaphysics, Philosophy, Astrology, Humanism, Ancient Teachings, Psychology and Psychotherapy. Her unique blend of these subjects offers in-depth understanding of our life purpose and challenges to our empowerment. Maggie has been a pioneer in developing tools and techniques to identify and change limiting unconscious patterns so we may heal and connect with our Soul’s purpose. In her ‘spare time’ she researches historical global and cosmic cycles to offer her insights as a social commentator in regular articles and blogs at www.universalastrology.com.au where you may also book personal sessions and sign up for her free newsletters.
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