Jupiter in Scorpio

This week, we begin a yearlong journey into the depths that could bring us closer to the essence of ourselves. 

After a year spent grappling with imbalance in relationships, political polarization and the elusive search for common ground, our focus narrows, turns to the Truth.

This is Jupiter's shift from Libra to Scorpio.

If Jupiter in Libra was Adele's relationship plea "Water Under the Bridge," Jupiter in Scorpio is Eminem's ferocious anti-Trump freestyle last night.

Diplomacy is overrated, according to Jupiter in Scorpio. It's time to get real.

Personally, this could mean more self-awareness, more focused investment in people and money, more sexual liberation, more psychological transformation.

Scorpio is the master of what the Jungians call "shadow material." So for the next year, make friends with your fears.

On a mass scale, Jupiter in Scorpio could mean more conspiracies and sex scandals come to light. It's no surprise that when the planet of truth joined the sign of sexuality and trauma, Harvey Weinstein's evil reign came to a spectacular end.

The harder corruption tries to hide, the more likely it will be revealed this year. Investigative journalists will become even more powerful superheroes.

Jupiter rotates the Sun in 12-year cycles, so themes prevalent in 1994 and 2006 may re-emerge now.

This week, just as Jupiter gets more serious, Venus lightens up considerably, moving from stodgy Virgo into the sign of her BFF Libra on Oct. 15Through Nov. 8, this may bring better cash flow, more support from female friends or just more self-compassion.

For all its complexity, Jupiter in Scorpio will bring considerable gifts in the coming year.

From January to September, Jupiter sextile Pluto opens a channel of potent energy for positive, transformative change.

Jupiter trine Neptune starting in late November through August 2018 brings magic and hope.

In the short-term, though we can look forward to an ego-burst or a rush of optimism and fresh ideas as Jupiter joins Mercury, Oct. 17, followed by a lovely Libra New Moon on Oct. 19 and then Jupiter conjunct the Sun, Oct. 26.

For all you long-suffering Scorpio Sun, Moon or Rising folks - take heart! 

Everyone else, pull out those journals.

 You're going to need them.

Planet Roll Call

Sun in Libra - Sept. 22 to Oct. 23

Mercury in Libra - Oct. 1-18

Venus in Libra - Oct. 15 to Nov. 8

Mars in Virgo - Sept. 6 to Oct. 24

Jupiter in Scorpio - Oct. 11-Nov. 9, 2018

New Moon 26 Libra - Oct. 19

 

Retrogrades

Uranus 28-24 Aries - Aug. 3-Dec. 31

Neptune 14-11 Pisces - June 16-Nov. 22