Jupiter is the lucky planet. It's expansive, good-natured, humorous, and wants to look at the bright side. Jupiter brings luck, in part because of its expansive nature (which unlocks opportunities), and in part because of its optimism (so it's open to possibilities).
In your natal chart, your Jupiter sign (and house placement) can show how and where this luck comes for you. They're the areas where you seem to always have opportunities, there is a breadth of potential, and you can view situations in a brighter light, helping you to stay with it until you find what works for you.
You don't usually have to work so hard with Jupiter (that's the job of Saturn and Pluto). Jupiter doesn't want to be hard on us, so even when you have a more challenged natal Jupiter (like it's anaretic or intercepted), you can still work with it and not have quite as many hoops to jump through to make positive use of your Jupiter.
We're going to focus on your Jupiter sign meaning so you can get an idea of how this expansive, lucky energy plays out for you (and if you don't know your Jupiter sign, Cafe Astrology has a table HERE).
Jupiter Sign Meanings:
Aries Jupiter Sign Meaning:
Jupiter in Aries benefits from doing things your own way. Take initiative and go for what you want! Your energy and drive can be of positive use to you, and you can make things happen. Be enthusiastic and willing to embark on new journeys. A new beginning can bring fresh energy to your life. This can open up so much more opportunities for you. Be the pioneer you can be!
Taurus Jupiter Sign Meaning:
Jupiter in Taurus benefits from taking the slow, steady approach. Rushing isn't the greatest for you, and instead, you can take your time, gather information and do research, and make sure you're confident first before you take action. A little caution can be a good thing for you. Once you start, you can have staying power, and this opens up so much for you. Your ability to see things through can be a superpower!
Gemini Jupiter Sign Meaning:
Jupiter in Gemini benefits from your mind. You likely come up with so many ideas and have some many plans, so the trick is getting focused and being more disciplined with them. Your mind can be a huge asset once you learn to control some of the energy. One of those ideas of yours may be your lucky ticket, and you can come up with lots of ideas and plans to create more opportunities for yourself.
Cancer Jupiter Sign Meaning:
Jupiter in Cancer benefits from your emotions. You may have some killer emotional instincts, and being guided by your emotions can help steer you in the right direction. As long as you're maintaining some objectivity, this can be a huge boost for you. You can also embrace opportunity and feel luckiest when you feel emotionally supported and secure, so build up your support system and let opportunities soar.
Leo Jupiter Sign Meaning:
Jupiter in Leo benefits from creativity. You can pick up lots of different hobbies, and enjoy pursuing creative projects. Using your creativity can open up more opportunities for you. You can also benefit from being in the spotlight and getting attention, and you can be fairly comfortable with that (provided you don't have planets in the 12th house!). The more success you have, the more attention you may get.
Virgo Jupiter Sign Meaning:
Jupiter in Virgo benefits from getting organized. Set up a schedule, make lists, adhere to structure and order, and this can bring more opportunities to you. Being detailed can help you create opportunities for yourself, along with a solid work ethic. For you, it's likely a combination of luck and hard work that take you far, and the better you work, the better your luck.
Libra Jupiter Sign Meaning:
Jupiter in Libra benefits from other people, so you're someone who may find more opportunities, success, and luck when you're working with a partner or doing work that helps other people in some way. Your charm, diplomacy, and tact can help get your further, and you may have a natural ability to negotiate, mediate, and compromise that proves super beneficial.
Scorpio Jupiter Sign Meaning:
Jupiter in Scorpio benefits from using passionate energy. You can focus on what you're most passionate about, and throw yourself fully into it. The more passionate you are about it, the better your opportunities and luck. As long as you don't get obsessed in an unhealthy way, you can make things happen with sheer strength of will and determination. A transformation may precede your biggest success.
Sagittarius Jupiter Sign Meaning:
Jupiter in Sagittarius puts Jupiter in its home sign, so Jupiter is super comfortable here and helps you benefit from being more Jupiter - open to expansion, always optimistic, growing through experiences, and always learning. Expand your knowledge, and share your wisdom. Having a solid connection to your beliefs may also prove beneficial for you.
Capricorn Jupiter Sign Meaning:
Jupiter in Capricorn benefits from discipline and plans. You can craft long-term plans for your goals that are realistic and attainable, and being disciplined as you work with them helps get your further. You may feel like you're at your best when you're striving for something, and you may have lots of goals you want to achieve, and feel confident that you can.
Aquarius Jupiter Sign Meaning:
Jupiter in Aquarius benefits from being unconventional. Doing things the way they've always been done? Throw that out the window! You're someone who needs to be open to what's new, different, eccentric, and out of your comfort zone. You may find that the more you take chances outside of your comfort zone, the more opportunities you find and the more luck you have.
Pisces Jupiter Sign Meaning:
Jupiter in Pisces benefits from a strong intuition. Pisces is the sign of intuition, so you can focus on strengthening your connection to your intuitive self, and this can guide you to the right choices and actions. It seems like luck, but it's just a great inner guide! You may find opportunities through spiritual pursuits, by being in the background (you may avoid the spotlight unless you've got lots of fire or 1st house energy), by helping others, or through artistic ventures.
Suggested Reading: The Expansion of Jupiter (focusing on transit Jupiter)
Prominent Natal Black Moon Lilith
Black Moon Lilith is the apogee of the Moon, and in astrology, is a position that can show a hidden inner power within you to stand up and speak out. Lilith gets a lot of negative attention (no surprise given the story of Lilith!), and it certainly can be challenging, but not always negative if you can use Black Moon Lilith to your advantage.
I've talked a lot about Lilith in different contexts, but for this article, I wanted to explore what it means when you have a strong Black Moon Lilith in your natal chart. What does it mean for you?
How do you know if you have a strong Black Moon Lilith in the natal chart?
You may qualify if your Black Moon Lilith is:
- conjunct a personal planet (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars)
- conjunct one of the angles (1st, 4th, 7th, 10th house cusps)
- conjunct the ruler of the Ascendant
- conjunct one of the Lunar Nodes (the point's in the Moon's orbit where the Moon crosses the ecliptic; are spiritual/karmic in nature)
- in the 1st house
- anaretic (at 29 degrees)
- at the Aries Point (0 degrees of a cardinal sign)
Any of these can add some juice to your natal Black Moon Lilith and make the energy stronger for you.
The Story of Lilith
First, let's explore the story of Lilith. Lilith was Adam's first wife in the Garden of Eden, refused to be sexually submissive (she believed they were equals since they were both made from the Earth), and was kicked the eff out like a starter wife and replaced by the I'll-do-anything-you-want second wife Eve (LOL! so that would be the modern version?).
Some of the stories say Lilith went stark-raving mad, stole babies, became a succubus, blah-blah-blah - you see what I mean with the negative attention?
No one thought very highly of a woman who could think for herself in those days, so to save the fragile male ego, of course they had to paint her as a wackadoodle. I never fail to get mad at this story!
What does it mean to have a strong Black Moon Lilith in the natal chart?
Anyways - having a strong Black Moon Lilith in your natal chart means Lilith is super important, and likely quite prevalent, in your personality and/or life. You may be someone who has experienced standing up and speaking out in some way but being opposed for doing this, even punished (like Lilith). But like Lilith, you have an inner strength and belief in the right thing that keeps you from budging.
Thanks to the story of Lilith, this position also ties into sexual desires, but I find those with a strong Black Moon Lilith aren't the submissive types (as Lilith wasn't). This doesn't necessarily mean being a dominatrix (unless maybe you have a strong asteroid Sado?), but is instead, being more sexually independent. You don't want to be forced into doing anything you're not into, and you may run from anyone who tries. This can also be tied to more than just sex, and you may have a hard time being forced into anything.
Lilith is also one of the witches, so having a strong Black Moon Lilith usually gives you some mystical, magical, witchy power. How exactly this manifests usually depends on the sign your Lilith is in.
And with the whole baby-stealing thing, I also find those with a strong or challenged Lilith tend to have difficult relationships with their mothers (often outright abusive relationships, though not necessarily physical; I have found many narcissistic mothers who focus on mental/emotional abuse for those with a strong or challenged Lilith).
Black Moon Lilith is a little like Pluto in that you usually have to undergo a transformation in order to fully access your Lilith energy in a positive way. Some of it may come naturally to you when Lilith is strong in your natal chart, but you may also encounter more of the problems and opposition.
Like Pluto, Lilith is a position that is full of power - and with any personal power, you have to grow within yourself to accept it, be comfortable with it, and wield it wisely. The growth and transformation may be tied to your Lilith sign, house, and close aspects (but also focusing on your Pluto transformation as well as your Saturn lessons can be super helpful too - use them together!).
Suggested Reading: The Black Moon Lilith series:
Black Moon Lilith in the Zodiac Signs
Progressions & Black Moon Lilith
Natal Planets Conjunct Black Moon Lilith
That Dark Lady, Lilith
Intro to Black Moon Lilith
Lilith the Witch
Transit Black Moon Lilith
Black Moon Lilith & Love Astrology
Prominent Natal Black Moon Lilith
When You're Cut Off From Black Moon Lilith
Houses Ruled by Black Moon Lilith
Which Month is Which Zodiac Signs?
As you get started with astrology, you're usually first introduced to your horoscope, and you likely hear of the Zodiac seasons (Aries Season, Aquarius Season, etc.). This is a reference to the Zodiac sign the transit (moving) Sun is in. The Sun gets the most attention since it's considered one of the most important parts of who you are (ruling your true self). In transit, the Sun shines a light, and our attention is brought to the Zodiac sign it's touring.
btw if you want to keep track of the transit Sun (and rest of the planets) every month, make sure to sign up for the monthly worksheet!
The confusing basics: What the heck is a Zodiac, anyway?
In astrology, we actually have 3 different Zodiacs: Tropical, Sidereal, and Constellational. Only the Constellational Zodiac (which is relatively new) focuses on the *actual* location of the current constellations. The Tropical and Sidereal Zodiac's don't.
The Tropical Zodiac is an Earth-based system that focuses on the seasons, with Aries corresponding to the Spring Equinox, Cancer corresponding to the Summer Solstice, Libra corresponding to the Autumnal Equinox, and Capricorn corresponding to the Winter Solstice. It's a fixed system that doesn't change, which is why those idiotic reporters who shout every few years that it's not correct are actually the ones who aren't correct. ;)
The Sidereal Zodiac takes into consideration the precession of the equinoxes (which can get really wordy and technical but is essentially just the change in the orientation of our rotational axis), so it's not fixed, however it really only uses this to calculate the start of the Zodiac and then splits the Zodiac into 12 equal parts (the 12 Zodiac signs), same as the Tropical system. The Zodiac signs in the Constellational Zodiac are NOT equal (since they actually vary in size - but this system isn't Earth-based).
Sidereal and Tropical have been around for a loooong time and are the ones mostly used today; Constellational is like a baby in comparison (just a couple decades old). The lack of symmetry with the Constellational Zodiac tends to make astrologers a little standoffish. Some signs are huge and others are tiny. The perfect symmetry of astrology was part of its beauty for its history. It can also feel like it's trying to appease the scientific community (which, let's face it, isn't going to happen anytime soon, at least not until quantum physics gives us some answers - maybe!).
The Sidereal Zodiac is mostly used in the East, while the Tropical Zodiac is mostly used in the West. The Sun sign you're familiar with is likely your Tropical Zodiac Sun sign.
Now to the movement of the Sun:
Using the Tropical Zodiac, the transit Sun is at about the same position on the same date every year, which makes it very easy to use. It's old reliable! It might be off by a day year-to-year, but that's about it.
The transit Sun moves almost 1 degree per day. The Zodiac is comprised of 12 Zodiac signs, and each sign is made up of 30 degrees so we can pinpoint locations (and each degree is made up of 60 minutes). This gives us 360 degrees for the entire Zodiac. We have 365 days each year (366 in Leap Year), so it's almost the same! It ends up evening out (since the Sun moves faster in the winter, slower in the summer, but averages out to just under 1 degree).
And now: Which month is which Zodiac signs?
Now that you've got the technical details, let's review which month is which Zodiac signs! -
What month is Aries? March & April
What month is Taurus? April & May
What month is Gemini? May & June
What month is Cancer? June & July
What month is Leo: July & August
What month is Virgo? August & September
What month is Libra? September & October
What month is Scorpio? October & November
What month is Sagittarius? November & December
What month is Capricorn? December & January
What month is Aquarius? January & February
What month is Pisces? February & March
or to flip it -
What Zodiac sign is January? Capricorn & Aquarius
What Zodiac sign is February? Aquarius & Pisces
What Zodiac sign is March? Pisces & Aries
What Zodiac sign is April? Aries & Taurus
What Zodiac sign is May? Taurus & Gemini
What Zodiac sign is June? Gemini & Cancer
What Zodiac sign is July? Cancer & Leo
What Zodiac sign is August? Leo & Virgo
What Zodiac sign is September? Virgo & Libra
What Zodiac sign is October? Libra & Scorpio
What Zodiac sign is November? Scorpio & Sagittarius
What Zodiac sign is December? Sagittarius & Capricorn
And the start dates for 2021 for each Zodiac Season:
Aries: March 20th
Taurus: April 19th
Gemini: May 20th
Cancer: June 20th
Leo: July 22nd
Virgo: August 22nd
Libra: September 22nd
Scorpio: October 23rd
Sagittarius: November 21st
Capricorn: December 21st
Aquarius: January 19th
Pisces: February 18th
And what does each Zodiac Season focus on?
Aries is an energetic fire sign and the first sign of the Zodiac, so Aries Season tends to focus on new beginnings, fresh starts, and we can take initiative. Energy and enthusiasm can be higher, and we can get excited by the opportunities and possibilities. If you're an Aries, check out the Aries sign info >>>
Taurus is a grounded earth sign, so Taurus Season tends to slow things down so we can catch our breath. We can take more time to get things done, wanting to be certain and exercising some caution, but seeing things through to the end. If you're a Taurus, check out the Taurus sign info >>>
Gemini is the sign of the mind, so Gemini Season tends to bring plenty of mental activity, new ideas, and new plans. We can be more engaging, and want to make use of mental energy. We can keep pretty busy, and focus on what we find interesting. If you're a Gemini, check out the Gemini sign info >>>
Cancer is the sign of emotions, so Cancer Season tends to increase what we feel and how we use our feelings to take action. We can be more supportive and try to get more support from others, and seek comfort and familiarity. If you're a Cancer, check out the Cancer sign info >>>
Leo is a creative fire sign, so Leo Season tends to increase creative energy and creative pursuits. We can be more fun-loving, want to focus on the positives, and more affectionate. We can seek attention and praise. If you're a Leo, check out the Leo sign info >>>
Virgo is a hard-working earth sign, so Virgo Season tends to help us get more of the little things done. We can be more detailed, structured, and organized, and try to be as productive as possible to get everything done. If you're a Virgo, check out the Virgo sign info >>>
Libra is the sign of relationships, so Libra Season tends to have us focused on the people in our lives. We may want more time with others, and can focus on commitment. We can be more compromising, diplomatic, charming, and mediating. If you're a Libra, check out the Libra sign info >>>
Scorpio is an intense water sign, so Scorpio Season tends to make us more passionate. If we can focus the energy, it can help us make much more progress. We can research and get to the heart of matters to find solutions. If you're a Scorpio, check out the Scorpio sign info >>>
Sagittarius is a fun fire sign, so Sagittarius Season tends to make us want to ditch the serious and focus on the positives. We can be optimistic and open to new experiences. We may focus on expanding in new ways and exploring new places. If you're a Sagittarius, check out the Sagittarius sign info >>>
Capricorn is an ambitious earth sign, so Capricorn Seasons tends to get us back to business. We can be more disciplined and work on long-term plans for our goals, and we can hit our stride or hit new heights with what we've done the right way. If you're a Capricorn, check out the Capricorn sign info >>>
Aquarius is an unconventional air sign, so Aquarius Season tends to push us outside of our comfort zones and helps us think outside of the box. We can be open to the new and different, focus more on the future, and embrace independence and individuality. If you're an Aquarius, check out the Aquarius sign info >>>
Pisces is a sensitive water sign, so Pisces Season tends to make us softer and gentler. We can be more compassionate and understanding, and want to do more for others selflessly. Imagination can soar, and intuition can strengthen to guide us. If you're a Pisces, check out the Pisces sign info >>>
Suggested Reading: Intro to Zodiac Signs