Jupiter stations Rx (at 22 degrees Leo) today. Since the planet of expansion and optimism entered the sign of recognition and creativity, you may have received some big, shiny opportunities. Or, maybe you've felt the push to do your thing more obviously. Applause is a very big deal in Leo.
Jupiter retrograde will be the time to pull back and evaluate what's come your way. You may find that the pace of growth (in the Leo area of your chart) slows down, and this will happen so you can look more closely at what's developed so far. Is it Fool's Gold, or the real thing? A cheap knockoff, or a quality situation?
Jupiter promises much, and in Leo, those promises are bold and dramatic. All the more reason to slow down and evaluate. You want to make sure that you're dealing with something that has staying power. If it does, Jupiter Rx will enable the intensification of your efforts in one, particular area. If you discover that you're dealing with gold plated tin, Jupiter Rx is your opportunity to make a course correction. Jettison the junk and move in a different direction.
Questions to ask during this transit:
- do these developments mesh with my beliefs?
- does this situation/relationship support or undermine my faith?
- do I feel empowered by these explorations?
- are these promises for real?
- can I bank on these developments?
- as I've been moving forward, have I felt authentic?
Here's what I like about this transit: it's happening on the same day as the conjunction between the Sun and Mercury perfects (at 16 degrees Sag, ruled by Jupiter). To me, this screams "clarification" or "revelation." You'll know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, what you'll need to concentrate more fully on, and what you'll need to discard.
As an added bonus, the Sun and Mercury will be sextiling the North Node in Libra (and trining the South Node in Aries) at 17 degrees. So this information/realization/announcement will also enable the whole "release the South Node/work with the North Node" journey. The transiting South Node points to what's culminating, and the transiting North Node is what's up for further development.
Jupiter will be Rx until April 8, 2015, when it stations direct at 12 degrees Leo. If you have anything from 22 to 12 degrees of the Fixed or Fire signs, get ready to look more closely at your opportunities.
Check out the weekly horoscopes to see how this transit applies to you.