Originally published on AstroGeek and Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.
Effective date- May 10, 2016
“Why are you so afraid?
I can see you waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting
I can see you dying, dying, dead, dying, dying
Try” – Banks
Cards: The Star, King of Wands, 8 of Cups
HOLY FUCK YES YES YES YES YES, JUPITER HAS GONE DIRECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can you tell I’m excited? Jupiter, the god of Prosperity and luck. Jupiter, the god of expansion and adventure and philosophy. Jupiter, the storm king of JOY!
Jupiter has been retrograde for 4 months now, and we have been downtrodden and out of luck. When he moves backwards, he takes our joy and our luck with him. Shit is just more difficult than it needs to be when we don’t have him giving us his good graces. The Storm King has officially given us back the light at the end of our tunnels. Since January, we have been forced to turn inwards. Unfortunately, this took a shot at our self esteem and manifested a series of unfortunate events (that got worse and worse as more and more planets joined in with the retrograde), but things are about to CHANGE.
For Jupiter going direct, I pulled The Star, The King of Wands, and the 8 of Cups. The Star is a clear indication that hope has returned in our lives. When you are lost in the woods your mind, forced to go so far into your own psychology by the fucking retrograding Jupiter, Mars, Pluto, Mercury, Saturn death squad, Jupiter finally going direct is a speck of hope. Once you find the north star, you can find your way out of any dark forest. Once you latch on to something that is unmoving and solid in your life, that fills you with an eternal knowing of yourself, that you can’t deny or destroy, you learn to re-orient yourself.
Jupiter is all about going out and exploring the world. You have all played Oregon Trail, yeah? This few month retrograde period has been like watching your whole wagon crew get mauled by bears. Every adventurer knows the dangers of their pursuit, but their eternal optimism and curiosity is what keeps them whacking their way through the thick underbrush. They keep their mind on the trail, on the goal, and on the fascinating things they find along the way. Don’t let the setbacks of the past couple of months crush your spirit. Jupiter going direct is having our spirit re-ignited. The King of Wands showing up is a clear indication of this for me. Jupiter going direct in Virgo also tells me that we will be gaining a lot of good luck if we peruse Virgoan ideas (like self improvement, service to others, intellectual pursuits). Don’t sit still. It’s time to get up and EXPLORE your world and try things you would have never tried before. Do things that scare you. Don’t hold back. The positive outbursts of energy and the enthusiasm that you throw back into the world is now going to bounce right back at you. It’s time to manifest your destiny – manifest change -be a pioneer (remember, Sagittarius, the cowboy of the zodiac, is associated with Jupiter).
The last card I pulled is the 8 of cups. This is GOOD. The waters are starting to move, and our baptism is almost complete. In the deck that I am using, 8 of Cups is called “rebirth.” It is time to let all of the shit we have been internally contemplating die. It is time to let all of the shit that is shackling us to our sad lives die. Jupiter doesn’t sit around and restricting himself and punishing himself like Saturn. He wants to see things, experience things, laugh, and participate in higher thinking with others. He is prosperity and expansion in all parts of our life. He is like the waters, seeping into every crack effortlessly and with immense curiosity. It is time for us to start doing the same and see all the crazy connections that come to us because of this. If you don’t leave your normal routine, how will you ever find adventure and prosperity?
Get out of your comfort zone. Luck is back on our side. Stick your nose in something that has been poking at your curiosity and inspiring you. Don’t be afraid! You see your North Star, now run to it! And don’t forget to laugh.