Subject: Special Jupiter in Libra issue!

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Hello Stargazers!

Jupiter is greeted with open arms by every sign in the zodiac, and now it's Libra's turn to roll out the welcome mat! Since Jupiter didn't earn its title as the Greater Benefic by showing up empty handed, it's a safe bet that it will bestow a gift or two as it makes its way through the sign of the Scales. Will you be on the receiving end of some Jupiter goodness?  Read on!

Jupiter in Libra (9/9/16 - 10/10/17)

Jupiter's abundant nature is best used to enhance Libra's natural beauty, diplomacy and hospitality, enlarge its sense of justice, fairness and balance and promote committed relationships.

As a result, from now until October 10, 2017, you're likely to see more than a few new ads for anti-aging breakthroughs and/or cosmetic procedures that promise fabulous results for those willing to pay big bucks for them. While they make in fact make a visible difference, keep in mind that Jupiter is often guilty of exaggeration so be sure to read the disclaimers before you hand over your hard-earned cash.

In terms of business, the wedding industry is likely to see a boost in profits. Whether it's at city hall, an over the top affair or a Vegas chapel, there's likely to be a rise in the number of engagements and "I do's" while Jupiter is in the sign of marriage and committed relationships.  The high end segment of the travel and hospitality industry, including destination weddings and spas, are likely to enjoy an increase as well. 

When it comes to women's fashion, Jupiter's presence in the sign that rules color suggests that neutrals will take a backseat to colors and patterns, and you can expect to see more ruffles, florals and delicate fabrics. This will be especially true for bridal gowns, where you'll see more lace, as well as more bows and floral embellishments.

Finally, since Jupiter represents tolerance and benevolence, it's passage through Libra supports initiatives connected to peace, equality and social justice. Meaningful progress related to foreign treaties, trade agreements and immigration can be made under this influence provided all parties comply with Libra's demand for unbiased facts and information. 
Avoiding a Jupiter Letdown

Since it rules optimism and exaggeration, it's no surprise that Jupiter inspires great expectations. However, there are times when it comes along and you get nothing, except the feeling that you've been the victim of a giant cosmic rip-off.

There are a number of good reasons why Jupiter can disappoint and understanding them will help you manage your expectations and avoid a Jupiter letdown.

Planetary spoilers.  A planetary spoiler is a competing transit that diminishes Jupiter's influence. In other words, there's another transit going on at the same time from a planet that's stronger (Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto) that speaks to the same matter (for example, money), but the influence of the stronger planet's aspect (connection) diminishes or negates Jupiter's promise.

Unrealistic expectations.  The extent of any bonus triggered by a Jupiter transit depends upon the condition of the planet receiving it. Jupiter's role is to expand whatever promise the planet holds, and some of your planets hold more promise than others.

Free will (or what have you been doing up until now?)  
Every action that you've taken (or not taken) in the past has led you to this very moment in time. Jupiter may be poised to help expand your career or increase your income, but how much of a leap you make depends on what you've done until this point. Jupiter may bring an opening for the job you want, but if you never finished those last three credits for the required degree, it's just not going to happen. 

You thought it would look like something else.  It would be nice if all of Jupiter's gifts appeared in an easily recognizable form such as a check or a winning lottery ticket, but the truth is Jupiter's good luck frequently comes in the form of an opportunity that requires some action on your part to make it blossom. It could be an invitation to a social event where you'll meet the love of your life or connect with a hiring manager who happens to be recruiting for your dream job.

Summing it up:  Hope for the best, but be realistic. Jupiter is a planet; it's not a miracle worker. Even when it makes good on its promise, Jupiter doesn't always deliver the treasure right to your door; sometimes it just leaves a map in the mailbox.
Now that you have a better understanding of how to manage your expectations, what type of Jupiter goodness may be in store for you? 

Naturally, it depends on your personal horoscope, but if you had a lucky break between Sept. 25, 2004 - Oct. 25, 2005 (the last time Jupiter was in Libra), you might just enjoy a repeat performance.

If you were born under the sign of Libra, at some point Jupiter will make a conjunction to your natal Sun. A conjunction is a powerful aspect that usually coincides with beginnings and/or endings. If it's time for something to leave your life, Jupiter's role as a planet of release can help that happen now, but since it's primary role is to expand what it touches, you're more likely to experience a new beginning that will come in the form of an opportunity. What kinds of opportunities? Again, it depends on your personal horoscope, but generally speaking, it's common for Jupiter/Sun conjunctions to coincide with opportunities for romance, travel and social activities. Since the Sun describes how you enjoy expressing yourself, this energy can bring creative inspiration, motivate you to engage in a sport or learn a musical instrument or introduce you to an entertaining new hobby or pastime. Even if nothing spectacular happens, this is an optimistic, confidence boosting, feel good energy that promises to lift your spirits and encourage you to pursue your dreams.

If (like me) you were born with Jupiter in Libra, at some point you'll experience your Jupiter return. A Jupiter return occurs when transiting Jupiter returns to the same place it occupies in your natal horoscope. Of all the planetary returns, this is the one that gets the most hype. If you believed everything you read about the Jupiter return, you'd probably get so excited about what's coming that you'd burst into song like this fellow. So what can you really expect from your Jupiter return? I know you're tired of hearing this, but it really does depend on the condition of your natal Jupiter. If the position of your natal Jupiter and the aspects connected to it carry the potential for a huge financial windfall, there may be some bucks on the way. If not, don't count on your Jupiter return to bring you bundles of cash. Even if your return doesn't bring you a happy Jupiter surprise, it will still bring you a clean slate and another 12-year opportunity to honor your soul's calling and make the most of your natal promise


If you were born with Libra rising, at some point Jupiter will reach the degree of your Ascendant (it can be anywhere from 0° to 29°). This is the start of a major cycle of expansion  for you, because for the next year (plus or minus) Jupiter will be moving through your first house. You can read more about this transit below.

As for the rest of you, let's take a look at some of the best that Jupiter has to offer each of the 12 houses. If you don't know which house Jupiter will be visiting in your natal (birth) chart, use the Sun sign list below to find out which house will host Jupiter in your solar chart.

If your Sun sign is Aries, Jupiter will be in your solar 7th house
If your Sun sign is Taurus, Jupiter will be in your solar 6th house
If your Sun sign is Gemini, Jupiter will be in your solar 5th house
If your Sun sign is Cancer, Jupiter will be in your solar 4th house
If your Sun sign is Leo, Jupiter will be in your solar 3rd house
If your Sun sign is Virgo, Jupiter will be in your solar 2nd house
If your Sun sign is Libra, Jupiter will be in your solar 1st house
If your Sun sign is Scorpio, Jupiter will be in your solar 12th house
If your Sun sign is Sagittarius, Jupiter will be in your solar 11th house
If your Sun sign is Capricorn, Jupiter will be in your solar 10th house
If your Sun sign is Aquarius, Jupiter will be in your solar 9th house
If your Sun sign is Pisces, Jupiter will be in your solar 8th house

If Jupiter in Libra will be in your:

1st house: This is the start of a new cycle of expansion. While Jupiter is here, you can experience some fresh starts in your life.  This transit is favorable for legal matters and is one of the best for personal relationships. If a new romance begins under this energy, it may be a keeper; those of you who have been dating for some time may decide to make it legal.  Opportunities to expand your life through travel, education and relocation may come your way.You're more likely to get what you ask for now, so don't be shy!

2nd house: There could be a salary increase while Jupiter is here. Since this is the house of money, you may decide it's time to add to your nest egg. Since Jupiter inspires generosity, you may find that spend more easily. If you've had your eye on a big purchase, odds are strong you'll do it now. On another note, the buoyant nature of Jupiter in the house of self-esteem suggests your self-worth may be due for a boost.


3rd house: This Jupiter cycle favors learning and all types of communications. Ideas and words tend to flow more easily; if you're a writer, this period can be very productive and negotiations may go better than usual. You might make a few short trips this year, and for some a new vehicle may be on the horizon. If so, it may cost more than you expect. There could be big news coming from a sibling, cousin or even a neighbor. 


4th house: There may be serious talk of changing your home or office. Although it usually takes more than just Jupiter here to make it happen, if you make a move during this time it will probably be to a bigger space. Even if you don't move, there are likely to be some changes on the domestic front. Someone may move in, or you may decide to redecorate, remodel, plant a vegetable garden or do some serious landscaping. You could also find yourself interested in your family tree or become more involved in a parent life.

5th house:  When Jupiter comes to the 5th house, it usually brings some fun along with it. This cycle is about expanding your life through activities that bring you pleasure. There could be a new romance, or a rekindling of a current one, that makes you feel like you're 16 again. This transit is similar in nature (but not as strong) as Jupiter conjuncting the Sun in that it may inspire your creativity or lead you to discover new interests. Children may assume a more prominent role, and since this house rules pregnancy, be careful if having a baby isn't on your to do list. 

6th house: If you're looking for a job, good news! While here, Jupiter supports job hunting; however, it's more likely to bring an opening for a lateral position. You can also count on Jupiter's assistance if you need to hire an employee, personal assistant, dog walker or any type of household help. Since this is the house of diet, exercise and nutrition, it can be a bit challenging to lose weight while the planet of excess is here. On the upside, this is a positive cycle for healing one's physical health, as well as for bringing a pet into the home.

7th house: Since this house rules marriage, business partners and close friends, Jupiter can bring one or more significant relationships into your life, and if any end under this transit, it's usually amicable. If
you're in a client-driven business, Jupiter can help you attract and cultivate clientele. Should you need assistance in any area of your life, get the word out because this energy can attract helpful people to you. This cycle also favors legal affairs and can give you an edge when dealing with adversaries and competitors.

8th house: During this time, money may come to you outside of a salary, such as client money, commissions, bonuses, royalties, gifts, lottery winnings and your partner's salary. Inheritances, trust distributions, pensions, social security, unemployment and other public assistance programs also fall in this category. Since this is the house of debt, be careful because you could accrue substantial debt while Jupiter is here. It's also possible that you could extinguish debt by paying it off or, depending on your circumstances, discharging it via bankruptcy. Income taxes live here as well, and the presence of Jupiter can coincide with a big refund or a big bill. On a positive note, scholarships, grants and financial aid fall in the 8th house, so if you're going to school, be sure to get your application in early, because Jupiter could coincide with a big award. 

9th house: Opportunities for long-distance travel are common when Jupiter is here. Whether you're a student or a teacher, Jupiter is on your side now. If you or a family member are looking at colleges (as a student or an employee), a good opportunity may present itself from an out-of-state university. This is an excellent time to publish a book (or anything else that can be published such as a podcast or a website), and activities connected to marketing, law and broadcast media are favored now.

10th house: Jupiter is now at the top of your chart, and as it moves through the most visible sector of your horoscope, it can help you get noticed. This is an excellent cycle for promoting yourself. Although it's unlikely to bring earth-shattering success (that comes with Saturn), it can enhance your reputation through a new job, promotion or award. You may also have the opportunity to expand or improve your career through additional training or education. This transit can also coincide with an expanded new personal status, such as becoming a spouse, parent, grandparent or the owner of a new home or business.

11th house:  This is the house of casual friends, acquaintances and colleagues, and while Jupiter is here, your social life can increase substantially through opportunities to mix and mingle with like-minded people. If you've ever considered volunteering in any capacity, this transit can get you involved in a fun way. Likewise, if you're drawn to activism, this energy might get you out in the streets. Since this is also the house of hopes and goals, you can count on Jupiter to help you remember your dreams as well as inspire some new ones.

12th house: This is the last house before Jupiter comes to your Ascendant (first house) and begins a new 12-year cycle. As such, it's the one where Jupiter's gifts of release and vision are the most useful. After helping you release limiting thoughts and beliefs, it can help you replace them with a new vision. This cycle supports mind-body practices, as well as the development of creative, healing and intuitive abilities. While Jupiter is here, journaling may yield profound insights.

During the coming year, Jupiter will bless some of you more than others, but make no mistake about it, your time as Jupiter's favorite will come.

That's one of the benefits of planetary cycles. You see them coming, and you can use what you've learned from past cycles to make the most of the next one.

In the meantime, tap into the inherent goodness of Jupiter in Libra by being kind to yourself.  

May Jupiter's blessings be your constant companion,

Debra Anne Clement

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