Jupiter and Pluto: Big Success
January 15th brings the first of three sextiles (a harmonious aspect) between Jupiter in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn (at 19 deg). While the aspect is exact on this date, it’s been building since (roughly) January 1st, 2018.
It’s always significant when outer planets aspect each other - the stakes seem to be higher and the impact is greater. Jupiter (in Pluto-ruled Scorpio) expands whatever it touches, and in this case, it’s expanding Pluto’s power and transformative potential. Any aspect between Jupiter and Pluto has the potential to bring success due to increased confidence (some might say pushiness). There’s a drive to go further (Jupiter) and this is intensified by Pluto’s desire to go deeper.
Faith and the push for truth can intensify: this will empower you. On a more mundane level, these planets support business and financial success - expanding your resources and your impact on others. The ease of the sextile means these energies will not be diminished, but they may sneak up on you in the form of an opportunity that quietly unfolds. You’ll have to do something with this if you want to reap the benefits.
Fortunately, Mars in Scorpio set things in motion with its conjunction to Jupiter (January 6th) and sextile to Pluto (January 8th). If you acted during this time, it’s possible that you’ll be reaping the rewards.
The other dates when this sextile is exact:
- Apr 14th, 2018 (21 deg)
- Sept 12th, 2018 (18 deg)
New Moon: New Rules
January 16th is the date of the Capricorn New Moon, which conjoins Venus. There’s a detailed post about it here, but briefly, know that this Moon squares Uranus/Pallas, so plans for what you want/love (Venus) will probably be disrupted. The surprise could be unpleasant or sweet - anything goes with Uranus.
Mercury in Capricorn conjoins Black Moon Lilith on the same day, so dark/taboo female energy will be up for discussion. Capricorn suggests it will be an official discussion of some kind, or maybe a judgement. Along with the square to Uranus, there’s a sense of shocking but necessary exposure. Stepping away from the rules and declaring a new order. Note the rebellious female energy - Venus square Uranus and outsider Lilith. And, we also have a conjunction between Ceres and the North Node in Leo - nurturing/creating as the path forward.
There are three, very different feminine archetypes activated during this Moon. The traditional definition of love and beauty (Venus) the witch/dark woman/raw woman (Lilith) and the mother (Ceres).
Aquarius Season: Celebrating The Individual
On January 17th, Venus enters Uranus-ruled Aquarius. After the surprising New Moon, she’s ready to fully be herself, no matter what. Venus in Aquarius favours what’s new, unusual and non-judgemental. Uniqueness is celebrated in relationships, beauty and values. Odd is attractive. On January 19th, the Sun enters Aquarius, kicking off the season of the individual. After the structured severity of duty-bound Capricorn, this shift into Aquarius should feel especially bright and encouraging.
On January 12th 2020, Saturn will conjoin Pluto at 22 degrees Capricorn. This will be the start of a new cycle involving authority and power - a deconstruction for some, and an official confirmation for others. For added interest, the Sun, Mercury and Ceres will be nearby. Wondering how this might impact you? Check out my downloadable PDF for a description of these influences by natal house.
Jupiter in your sector of shared resources and Pluto in your career sector suggest growth and power in the areas of shared finances, intimacy or psychological work. This can increase your ambition, professional evolution or authority. Here is a powerful moment, when deeper sources of optimism or support (from someone close to you) lift you higher. Private actions from January 6th to 8th will have triggered this. This favours professional success, however, your absolute commitment to exploring areas where you’re not in complete control will be essential.
The New Moon in your career sector squares Uranus/Pallas in your sign. New professional opportunities, or developments with your professional image, will result from your bold strategies. You may break a couple of rules, but perhaps this is necessary. Mercury/BML suggests officially speaking out about sexual dynamics (or harassment) in the workplace, women’s issues, or your success in a less than friendly environment. Ceres/North Node in your sector of self-expression says this is also about an essential source of creativity or pride that you’ve been nurturing - something that you want to give birth to, literally or metaphorically.
Venus and the Sun into your social sector hi-light fresh contacts. Watch for new friends, unusual group activities or a more vibrant way to express your individuality to the public. This is not about fitting in with the group - it’s about connecting with others who appreciate your quirks.
Jupiter in your partnership sector and Pluto in your sector of opportunities suggest a beneficial relationship (platonic or romantic) that can lead to extensive growth in the areas of travel, legal matters, education or publishing. Here is a chance to take a partnership further, or deepen your exploration of new areas (with someone’s assistance). Excellent for travelling together. Your actions, or your partner’s actions, from January 6th to 8th will have triggered this.
The New Moon in your opportunities sector can bring surprising developments in the above areas, as something intriguing opens up (perhaps more quickly than anticipated). While events may seem random, the trigger is actually your unconscious impulse for change. Or, perhaps a hidden strategy is openly manifesting. Mercury/BML adds judgements or official announcements about gender dynamics or sexual issues. In some cases, this may be connected to the rules that different cultures have about women’s power/sexuality. Ceres/North Node in your domestic sector links these developments to an emerging area of pride or abundance - a child, new home, home business or issues with parents.
Venus and the Sun into your career sector can energize professional relationships, or increase your favour with management. Unusual approaches, breaking with existing rules and blazing you own trail could be beneficial if you’re looking for a new job or trying to promote yourself.
Jupiter in your sector of routine and Pluto in your sector of shared resources indicates change and expansion involving health or work issue. This will empower you on a deeper level. Your efforts to do more or upgrade will manifest on the surface and behind the scenes. Watch for increasing closeness with a partner, a better sense of control over financial matters, or increasing comfort with your own shadow issues. Physical changes can trigger important psychological breakthroughs. Your efforts to work/serve/make it better (from January 6th to 8th) will have triggered this.
Despite the above, the New Moon in your sector of shared resources can trigger a surprise that rocks your sense of security and control. What you want (regarding money or emotional satisfaction) can change dramatically, or surprise you with its intensity. There can be an odd and exciting gift, or a shift in intimate power dynamics that wakes you up. External events may bring clarity, even as they’re intrusive. Know that you can control your reactions and acceptance of change, but you can’t control how others react, or what they want. Consider if a personal boundary needs to be fortified, or if it’s a limiting fear disguised as strength.
Mercury/BML will open up the discussion about a power balance in a sexual relationship, or your deep feelings of anger/resentment/jealousy. If there’s a key issue that’s been too uncomfortable to look at, Mercury/BML suggests you will pay attention. Remember that the unpleasant issue gains strength if you ignore it. Ceres/North Node in your communication sector indicates that this will also involve speaking out about something precious you’ve been trying to create. Or, speaking out with pride.
Venus and the Sun into your sector of opportunities is a welcome breath of fresh air that balances out the above heaviness. Even as you continue to deal with subterranean issues, part of your attention will be drawn to what’s new and what’s next. Watch for something interesting and encouraging in the areas of long-distance romance, travel, education, legal matters or publishing.
Jupiter in your sector of self-expression and Pluto in your partnership sector presents a bountiful blend of intense romance and deep commitment. A new or existing relationship can benefit from the growth of passion/fun, which will enhance the transformative potential of this partnership. There’s no doubt that change is happening, in the best possible way. Passion and pursuit from January 6th to 8th has led to this.
The New Moon in your partnership sector can accelerate the above changes. Abrupt developments (or odd strategies) involving one partner’s career, status or future goals can bring a pleasant surprise, or leave you feeling uncertain about what’s next. Much depends on whether you both have the same ideas about relationship rules and commitment. Mercury/BML suggests an uncomfortably honest discussion about sex, power or acceptance. Too, the above issues can apply to a business partnership - perhaps something unsettling has been exposed. Ceres/North Node in your sector of personal resources indicates that this is also about your financial and emotional security. There could be an opportunity to earn more or embrace something that truly makes you feel good. You’re trying to nurture your independence and prosperity - how do the above career and partnership developments impact this?
Venus and the Sun into your sector of shared resources can illuminate your freedom (or lack of) around what you owe or share. How much individuality do you maintain when you get close to someone? Venus can also bring some financial gifts or moments of sweetness and excitement with another.
Jupiter in your domestic sector and Pluto in your sector of routine suggests progress in the areas of health, a home business, family matters or daily routines. Efforts to upgrade/overhaul will blend well with home or family expansion. These aspects favour growing your family, making home improvements or moving forward with a powerful, positive new health regime. Not only will you want to improve, you’ll feel good while doing it. Your domestic efforts from January 6th to 8th have led to this point.
The New Moon in your sector of routine can deliver a surprising solution, or new approach to health/work issues. Disruptions to routines, an unexpected workaround or spot of assistance are all possibilities. Radical strategies could drive events, as you implement an approach that’s so odd it just might work. Mercury/BML suggests there may also be a close look at issues such as extreme or obsessive approaches to health/work, anger/resentment in the workplace or unbalanced expressions of sexual power. The close look will encourage a practical approach to power/lack of power, sexual dynamics or feeling like an outsider. While the topic may be emotional, the vibe is pure strategy - look at the facts and figure out how you can make it better. Ceres and the North Node in your sign add a potential breakthrough for a project or desire that you’ve been nurturing. This could be about self-nurturing, or creating something that symbolizes your pride and joy.
Venus and the Sun into your partnership sector can be an attraction influence, increasing the possibility of connecting with others if you step outside your comfort zone. Single or involved, these energies will spotlight something unique and intriguing that someone else is offering. In general, these influences can improve all one-on-one interactions, making it easier for you to compromise and release attachment to ego-driven issues.
Jupiter in your communication sector and Pluto in your sector of self-expression suggest that optimistic ideas, encouraging words, promises or new areas of learning can manifest something desirable. The more you consider what might be possible, the greater the rewards. Expectations can fuel a new attraction, creative work or issue with children/pregnancy. Excellent for speaking out and receiving positive attention, or making serious progress on a writing project. A combination of words and deeds from January 6th to 8th would have started this ball rolling.
The New Moon in your sector of self-expression can deliver an exciting surprise or complete overhaul of what you thought you wanted. Sudden instances of jealousy, attraction or the desire to risk it all may be themes, along with unexpected expenses/indulgences. Mercury/BML can pinpoint an issue where you’ve been feeling ignored/marginalized. Too, you may be urged to say what’s really on your mind, regardless of how it impacts others. Not everyone will approve. Ceres/North Node connects these events to a background or undeveloped area of nurturing/creativity that’s gradually taking shape. This could be about your ultimate desire that you feel motivated to manifest, no matter what.
Venus and the Sun into your sector of routine hi-light heath or work issues. Things can progress favourably, with assistance and cooperation from medical professionals or co-workers. Too, you could uncover some encouraging solutions, or ways to take care of yourself, if you’re ready to consider alternatives. This energy works best when logic is applied along with a detached acceptance of what you can and cannot fix. This could be about a radical new approach to “perfect” that allows you more freedom to live your life.
Jupiter in your sector of personal resources and Pluto in your domestic sector indicates a nice increase in home finances, home improvements, a home business or family progress. These energies indicate more security blended with a transformation that’s taking place at your roots. As you evolve away from the past, you can feel confident about the growth of what you need most. Your efforts to earn more/get more of what you want (from January 6th to 8th) will have triggered these developments.
The New Moon in your domestic sector can bring an abrupt change/beginning involving a domestic partnership or reactions from someone close to you. Developments could radically change your view about desires for home or family - traditions could be upset, new traditions could be started or a commitment could be broken. Mercury/BML suggests uncomfortably honest observations about one family member’s reputation. There could be discussions (or criticisms) about the Black Sheep. Too, this could be about you laying down the law regarding your essential essence - maybe it’s time to stop pretending to be someone you’re not. Ceres/North Node ties developments to a social cause or friendship you’ve been nurturing. This may involve your desire to be publicly appreciated for your talents.
Venus and the Sun into your sector of self-expression suggest that you’ll feel freer to be yourself in the areas of creative work, new romance or celebrations. This is about you having fun, indulging and attracting others because of who you really are.
Jupiter in your sign and Pluto in your communication sector give your words and thoughts considerable power. Your desire to learn more, grow or explore will add confidence and charisma to your communication. If you have something to say or write, now’s the time - others are likely to believe you. Too, these energies can indicate very good news. Your actions from January 6th to 8th will have fuelled these events.
The New Moon in your communication sector suggests surprising news or a shocking conversation. Changes involving heath or work will be part of this - watch for an ingenious (but risky) solution, or news that disrupts the definition of what you want, or what you thought you were getting. Mercury/BML adds in unpalatable but essential truths - speaking out about issues of power, sexuality or being yourself no matter what. Or, you could abruptly become aware of these issues. Ceres/North Node ties developments to success and pride in your career or official status. Overall, you want to shine and take pride in accomplishments without compromising who you really are.
Venus and the Sun into your domestic sector shifts some of the energy to home and family. Again we have the theme of individuality and freedom, but in the context of where you’re most comfortable and amongst those closest to you. Home should be a place where you can be yourself.
Jupiter in your hidden sector and Pluto in your sector of personal resources offers a background boost of power, prosperity and growth to finances/emotional security. Earned money or self-esteem can benefit from a secret source of assistance or intuitive understanding of where your best prospects lie. Hidden/instinctive actions from January 6th to 8th will have triggered this.
The New Moon in your sector of personal resources can deliver a surprising opportunity, expense or about-face in the realm of what you have or want. Developments will be connected to your efforts to stand out, express yourself or get what you think you’re entitled to. While there’s innovation here, be careful about how much you’re risking. Mercury/BML can pinpoint a strategic conversation, ruthless plan or a realistic approach to doing what you have to do to survive. Too, this can be about putting yourself first, above all others. Ceres/North Node indicates a renewed opportunity for expansion, exploration or public attention in the areas of travel, education, legal matters or publishing. While you’re focusing on your immediate concerns, remember the bigger picture - ultimately, you want to do more than survive. How can you take this further?
Venus and the Sun in your communication sector suggest an increase in charm, wit and sparkling conversation. Exchanges of information should increase, and contacts may have a flirtatious or intriguing vibe.
Jupiter in your social sector and Pluto in your sign indicate more support and recognition from others, along with an increased ability (on your part) to impact the public (if you choose to). Fantastic for networking, promoting your work or strengthening friendships. Jupiter also boosts your confidence in the ongoing changes that are redefining your life. It’s going to be ok because you’ve got a handle on what’s happening Your public efforts from January 6th to 8th will have led to this.
The New Moon in your sign can activate you in unexpected ways, as something new and surprising catches your attention, or you make a sudden left turn and decide to throw off the old rules. Mercury/BML in your sign can be about claiming and articulating your power and anger, while speaking certain truths that no one wants to hear (this won’t keep you quiet). All this will happen in a controlled, focused manner, with your usual authority. Ceres/North Node encourages you to trust, look deeper and continue to develop an area of your life where you don’t have complete control. That’s where the gold is.
Venus and the Sun in your sector of personal resources can brighten up your financial and emotional outlook, with new sources of income, unexpected developments around earned money or increasing confidence to simply do what feels right for you.
Jupiter in your sector of career/goals and Pluto in your hidden sector suggests gradual expansion into the future. Vocation or an ultimate goal (that doesn’t necessarily involve your job) can receive an influx of hope, as a dream or background potential gains strength. Good for exploring new career paths, developing your own business or laying down the next brick on your road to the future. Your ambitions, or efforts to impress management from January 6th to 8th will have led to this.
The New Moon in your hidden sector suggests a fresh realization that starts you on a new path. Events may be hidden from public view, but that doesn’t make them any less substantial. Mercury/BML indicates a dark secret, or a hidden sexual dynamic, that is put into words. Naming the issue can bring significant relief, and marks the first step on a new journey. Ceres/North Node ties these developments to a partnership, or a creation/point of pride that you’re nurturing with someone else. External input (or competition) is a crucial part of this nurturing.
Venus and the Sun in your sign can up your power to attract, charm and generally feel good about who you are. All your best traits (independence, quirkiness, innovation, acceptance of almost anyone) will shine a bit more brightly.
Jupiter in your sector of opportunities and Pluto in your social sector can present an invitation to reach out, connect with new people and enter new territory. You’ll benefit from what you discover and you can make some valuable contacts in the process. Travel, education, legal matters and publishing are all favoured. Your sense of adventure, or efforts to get things started in these areas (from January 6th to 8th) will have led you to this moment.
The New Moon in your social sector suggests a surprising meeting/new friendship or disruptive development in an existing friendship. There could be an electric attraction that breaks all the rules, or maybe you’re the rule breaker. Public image is a biggie here - even if you have something meticulously planned, know that the crazy can sneak in and turn things upside down. Mercury/BML points to public statements/judgements about “unacceptable” behaviour. Or, there may be an official reveal of an issue that’s been ignored by society for too long. If you’re choosing this moment to stand up and declare your true self, know that reactions will be mixed; many people are threatened by raw honesty (that’s how you know it’s the real deal). Ceres/North Node is a reminder that your ultimate goal is to improve your reality - there’s something in your daily work/health/routines that you’re trying to nurture. This is something that you want to be proud of - maybe you just want to live each day as yourself, with no lies and facades.
Venus and the Sun in your hidden sector can energize a secret attraction, project or dream. Too, all the public activity (above) may prove to be a bit overwhelming, and you’ll find that you just want to pull back and focus on healing/restoration.