Jupiter is on the move! Jupiter moves into his home sign, Sagittarius, on November 8th 2018 (7:38AM ET) until December 2nd 2019 (1:19PM ET). Since Sagittarius is the sign Jupiter naturally rules, he’s feeling at home with his own energy, and so can we! We can feel more comfortable with expansion, with exploration, with being adventurous and daring, and with taking changes.
Sagittarius is a fire sign, full of energy, enthusiasm, and optimism, and we can focus more on the positives in life. We can push for what we want, and believe in our abilities. We can take chances if we think something is possible, even if it’s a big idea. Big ideas can swirl around for us all, and we want to think bigger and brighter.
With Jupiter leaving Scorpio and moving into Sagittarius, Scorpio is a serious sign, focused on serious matters and taking everything seriously. Sagittarius is the opposite - light, optimistic, and always up for a good time! So we can be a lot more positive and want to focus on finding the silver lining in every cloud. This positive outlook can help open up more doors and inspire us to move onward.
Sagittarius is one of the rulers of the mind, governing the “higher” mind, and more advanced, deeper learning, so we can focus more on expanding our minds through learning new things. But it’s not just book learning as we place more value in the wisdom gained from life experience, so we can be more open to life experiences that may not lead to any kind of success, but give us knowledge that we wouldn’t gain otherwise.
The law is also ruled by Sagittarius, so there may be some important rulers that are made around the work, important legal developments of some kind, or a bigger spotlight is put on judicial branches of governments around the world. There may be some legal issues that get better thanks to happy Jupiter, and there may be some people in some major legal jeopardy that gets a lot worse fast.
Sagittarius also rules travel, of the long-distance sort (and rules flight), so we may be on the move more, going from this place to that place (being a mutable fire sign, Sagittarius doesn’t like being in one place for too long!). We can open up to going to areas we’ve never been to before, and part of our new knowledge can come from gaining more understanding of the way other people live, love, and believe. Sagittarius is one of the rulers of beliefs, and this can tie in to cultural beliefs, political beliefs, and religious beliefs, so we may be more honed in on them. But we can also get a little preachy, bombastic and braggadocious, so we have to be careful we’re not just letting out a lot of hot air. Actions speak louder than words!
Wherever Jupiter in Sagittarius is touring in your chart, you can focus on expansion, exploration, and experience. It can feel like you just have to expand or you’ll explode - which is kind of expansion in it’s own way! (LOL!)
The last time Jupiter was in Sagittarius was November 2006 to December 2007, so you can take a look back at what occurred for you during that period and get some ideas of what Jupiter in Sagittarius may have in store for you.
While Jupiter is at home in Sagittarius, Neptune is at home in Pisces and Saturn is at home in Capricorn. Three of the slow-movers will be in their home signs, so we may be feeling more at ease with their natural energies and better able to use them during this period. Probably helpful for preparation of the Capricorn stellium that ends the decade!
This transit kicks off with some trying energy though, because 8 days after Jupiter enters Sagittarius, Mercury will turn retrograde in Sagittarius (November 16th - December 1st). This will be the only retrograde in Sagittarius during this period, but it’s right at the start, so all of the nice energy may not feel like it’s kicking in right away at all! Gotta watch for extra self-righteousness, empty promises, legal or travel problems, and not being realistic. The retrograde ends on December 6th, and the next day, on December 7th, a new moon occurs in Sagittarius that helps us try to put everything back together again and get on some of that positive ground.
We’re also coming out of Jupiter in Scorpio while Venus is retrograde in Scorpio (October 5th - 31st), so this period of October and November isn’t too great for Jupiter energy!
The only hard aspect that Jupiter will make while touring Sagittarius is a square to Neptune in Pisces. This goes exact January 13th, June 16th, and September 21st 2019, with Neptune turning retrograde June 21st closely square (so that June time is when this aspect can be felt strongest). We’ll have to work harder at seeing reality and not getting caught up in delusions of grandeur, being stuck in our beliefs or falling prey to people who talk a good game but are covering up some serious evil mojo. We’ll need to give our imaginations the space to roam and have positive creative outlets to channel the energy, as well as get in tune with our subconscious minds and strengthen intuition so we can trust our inner guide.
Outside of aspect and once we’re out of Mercury retrograde, this transit is a fairly easy one! I think we all need it because this fixed energy this year was pretty brutal for most people. Come on Sagittarius!
Suggested Reading: The Transit Jupiter page for general interpretations