JUPITER Stationary in SCO – Going Retro on March 8 (until July 10): Inner Empowering Change

1 Mar

Astrological Synchronicities never seize to amaze me!

This week, our Astro 404 (Transits) group reached JUPITER.
Our journey together expands, since the group prefers going deeper, and focusing in each meeting only on ONE Planet and its transits – which itself is already very much apropos JUPITER in SCO this year!
JUPITER ‘happened’ to be on, just one week before it goes retro on March 8 – and as it is a strong focus for 2 – 3 weeks around that date. A perfect timing arranged itself!
So in the group we had the chance to dig for Scorpionic gifts that reveal themselves this year, through awareness of what’s going on under the surface, and had been hidden or covered for various reasons…
What happens when you give it space?


Jupiter and Earth – a matter of Perspective. Photo: Hubble Space Telescope picture (NASA)

These are the themes for JUPITER in SCO, now doing the ‘U-turn’ to go retro (inward-backward) for (yearly) 4 months, from March 8 to July 10, 2018 (close to the SOLAR Eclipse NM on July 12).

JUPITER in SCO (since Oct 10, 2017) has brought awareness to ‘scary things’ that really need to change. 
Just to clarify:
It isn’t always ‘good’ with JUPITER (an ‘Astro myth’, based on simplification, and black-white notion for prediction, and control). 

YES, JUPITER is the largest Planet of the Solar System, and its archetypal principle is expansion – more and bigger. This year, SCORPIO is BIG.
And yes, SCO can be big-time scary, esp. when we feel out of control, facing the changes happening.
“We live in a climate of change”, is what my Yoga teacher said in opening words of wisdom before class this week.
YES, a climate of change on all levels, climate change included.
JUPITER’s gift is to see the bigger picture – in this case of what’s UP for change, i.o.w., it gets bigger so that change for the better can happen.


Dr. Jeckyll / Mr. Hyde

JUPITER’s deep dive through SCO last October started simultaneously with the Me Too Movement that has brought viral awareness’ to the magnitude of sexual assault and harassment:
“The phrase “Me too” was tweeted by Alyssa Milano around noon on October 15, 2017 and had been used more than 200,000 times by the end of the day!”

Clearly, a painfully obvious and potent example of awareness of what’s going on ‘under the radar’ yet in plain sight, leading to much needed change of what was condoned by cultural and societal norms.

Abuse of power (combination of JUPITER in SCO and its ruler PLUTO in CAP) in societal, political context has been blatantly, painfully obvious too over the Fall and Winter…

Similarly, with JUPITER in SCO and PLUTO in CAP more public awareness comes to the mountains of (esp. plastic) garbage that humanity produces. I saw a video recently showing the worldwide plastic dumped would cover 10 inch high the whole country of Argentina! SO not sustainable, and suicidal for humanity.
Mountains of Waste (on many levels) is really the issue here.
The awareness that REALLY brings change (sometimes with SCO it needs to get painful to get our attention…) needs to be broader, and perhaps reach us on deeper transformational levels.

Now, under JUPITER in SCO it’s time to re-address what’s still unprocessed, and to reach empowering change from within.

What’s bubbling up? Photo by Melanie

Maybe some of the ‘external’ events have evoked and provoked (SCO) of memories of what’s stuck in old, hidden dark inner corners of the psyche.

JUPITER is a socio-cultural Archetype, showing (in direct motion) what society and culture sanctions – or gets away with.

When in retro we need to find our own moral-ethical compass – and our inner happiness – through empowering change, in SCORPIO.


Let’s also tune into the dance with other Planetary Archetypes that JUPITER will do while still in SCO this year (8 more months, until Nov 8):

JUPITER in SCO was recently in Square with the Nodal Axis in AQ – LEO end of Dec 2017 / early Jan 2018:
LEO says: Show yourself with all your sides, don’t hide. And don’t just witness and watch others / their show / get sucked into the internet world (low AQ vibes) – express yourself, be creative, play.
Love yourself, and allow yourself to be seen and loved – so transformational.

JUPITER in SCO was and will again be in Water Trine with NEPTUNE in PI, Dec 2018, and from May to Aug (exact May 25 and Aug 19):
Allowing things to be washed away and dissolved. Can be also a ‘big flood’.

JUPITER in SCO is this year in Sextile with PLUTO (Ruler of SCO): Jan (exact Jan 15), Apr (exact Apr 14), and Sept (exact Sept 12):
Abuse of power and waste of time and energy is SO up for change.

JUPITER in SCO will go into Water Trine with CHIRON in PI in Oct / Nov (exact Nov 1) – already a wide / almost Trine now in March as JUPITER goes retro:
Deep connection is healing and transforming.


© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger




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