This post on Jupiter Rx in Leo, was (I thought) positive. However, it triggered some less than positive responses.
Jupiter is supposed to be the opportunity guy. The bringer of blessings. But if you've experienced the "joy" of Jupiter's blessings in the form of an unpleasant flare up, a let down or...nothing, you probably doubt he's got much to offer. I've never claimed that Jupiter brings rainbows and kittens (although I've included a kitten picture with this post because it makes me happy, and Jupiter's about optimism). I will stick to my guns when I say he brings opportunity. He's also the planet of expectations, which is ironic, because nothing is more frustrating than when your expectations aren't met. Which is where Jupiter gets a bad rap.
He's accused of being a liar and a fraud. An upselling slickster, or a let down artist. Well, that's Shadow Jupiter. Just as shifty as Shadow Neptune, in his own way.
I've said this many, many times in previous posts, but it bears repeating: Jupiter expands all. Simmering disagreements, job opportunities, attention (positive and negative), weight, chances to make money, the desire to spend money. The rash on your face.
Wherever Jupiter is moving through your chart, is an area of opportunity. It can be tough to see when the bad stuff is expanding, but Jupiter wants to open up your horizons. Anyway he can. Whatever Jupiter is triggering, is what you must deal with. The opportunity (or freedom) comes when you've dealt with it. And often, because you've dealt with it.
The other thing to remember is he rarely drops goodies into your lap. "Opportunity" is not the same as "guarantee." You must open your eyes and look at what's happening during a Jupiter transit. Check your expectations, because they probably don't match the reality of your situation. Jupiter can bring hope and change, but he can't work miracles (most of the time). If you're single and depressed, but doing nothing to change it, a Jupiter transit won't magically bring you a partner. But there might be an increased urge to get out and mingle. Or your depression may increase to the point where you finally seek help. Often, the blessings he brings seem small, but again, you must look at the reality of your life. Your Jupiter transit won't be on the same scale as a celebrity's.
I will continue to wave the Jupiter flag. Optimism generates more optimism, and there's enough doom and gloom floating around out there.