Jupiter Direct in Leo: The Better Place

Jupiter stations direct on April 8th, at 12 degrees Leo.

Since Jupiter stationed Rx on December 8th, 2014, it has retraced its steps from 22 to 12 degrees Leo. This degree range is the hot spot, and will be until July 8th, 2015, when Jupiter moves past 22 degrees. Anyone with anything (natal or progressed) in this degree range, in the Fixed or Fire signs, will be getting an extended dose of Jupiter.

Jupiter Rx was the time to examine opportunities, or take a break from overstimulation. Not all Jupiter growth is happy. As of April 8th, the brakes are off and it's time to forge ahead. That means flow with the current, whether you're embracing exciting developments or dealing with inflamed situations. No matter how you feel about Jupiter, the end game is always about expansion beyond/escape from an existing state. Jupiter takes you to a better place, even if you don't see it in the moment.

Mercury conjuncts Uranus on April 8th as well, emphasizing the theme of truthful liberation. You simply won't be able to sit still during this one. But do you really want to? Jupiter is also engaged in an extended trine with Uranus in Aries. It was last exact on March 3, 2015(at 14 degrees) and will perfect again on June 22, 2015 (at 20 degrees). You can consider this trine active from March to June, and that's a very good thing. You get a harmonious flow between optimism (Jupiter) and innovation (Uranus). You're being pushed forward, but in the best possible way. Some people are resistant to leaving certain situations, but this trine is the Universe' way of delivering forward movement as gently as possible. Jupiter plus Uranus blends two kinds of freedom; rebellion (Uranus) and expansion (Jupiter). It's optimism (Jupiter) for the future (Uranus), no matter what happened in the past.

Jupiter in Leo also trined Uranus in Aries on September 25, 2014 (at 15 degrees). While the trine hasn't been full-on since September, this is a window of opportunity that's been swinging open and shut for a while. When the trine perfects in June, it will be your last chance to experience it in Leo/Aries (with these planets). Fire signs are the signs of hope, optimism and initiative, so make sure you take advantage if you need that boost.

As I'm writing this, I'm aware there are folks who are in the midst of gruesome upheavals. If they read this, they won't think "Whee! A glorious gift from Jupiter!"  They'll think "F**k you Jupiter, I don't need your brand of liberation." Not to invalidate anyone's crisis, but change cuts all of us at some point. Sometimes it's a multitude of paper cuts, and sometimes it's a disembowelling. Jupiter is not about covering a gaping wound with glitter dust. It's about finding an escape route/perspective/silver lining.  It's about finding a reason to hope, when things are darkest.

Jupiter's energy lifts you up and out. You may not be able to see it in the moment, but that's always the direction Jupiter is moving.

For those of you who are ready to dance with Jupiter, this direct motion (and the trine with Uranus) is pure gold. Take a risk. Step out into an area that you've been eyeing, but would never have considered in the past. Your odds of success are fairly high with this trine (especially if you have anything from 12 to 20 degrees of the Fire signs). Jupiter/Uranus lands you in the right place, seemingly by chance. It's "luck," but not really. More like being open and alert to potential.  Too much analysis or worry will kill it; you want to heed that shove that comes out of nowhere. Just go with it and see where it takes you.