Following the transit (moving) planets, you can track them as they come to certain distances from your natal positions. These distances are called aspects, and some are challenging while some are beneficial.
Understanding how transits impact you can help you prepare for challenging energy as well as for helpful energy. This is great for timing. So, how about transit Jupiter to your natal Moon?
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Jupiter in Astrology
Jupiter is the planet of expansion in astrology. In your natal chart, Jupiter can show where you need space, where you find opportunity, and where you can have some luck.
In transit, Jupiter expands whatever it touches in your natal chart. This can be a good thing or a bad thing!
The Sun in Astrology
The Sun is the planet that rules our true selves in astrology. In your natal chart, it shows who you really are under the mask, in comfortable situations, with the people you know best.
When being aspected by a transit planet, aspects to your natal Sun can impact your overall personality, outlook, and life in general.
The Moon in Astrology
The Moon is the planet of emotions in astrology. In your natal chart, the Moon shows how you express yourself emotionally and what you need for emotional stability and security.
When being aspected by a transit planet, aspects to your natal Moon can impact your emotional state at the moment. The transit planet tends to bring its own energy to your emotions.
Understanding Transit Jupiter to Natal Sun:
When Jupiter is aspecting your natal Sun, opportunities to expand in almost any area of life can be presented to you, and you can be open to what’s possible. You can focus on pursuing new opportunities for expansion, and feel the urge to expand, to have more freedom in your life to do what you want, and to focus on your own wants and needs.
The conjunction can provide the most opportunities, and can make you feel more confident and optimistic. The sextile and trine can make it easier for you to pursue opportunities you have, and you can focus on the positives in life.
The square and opposition can bring on the laziness, and you may still be presented with opportunities, but you may lack the motivation to do anything about them. This is where the issue of laziness and needing to push yourself can come in most with Jupiter. If you can find the motivation, you can make this positive.
With the Sun ruling the physical self, this can be an excellent time for improving your physical health, though because of Jupiter’s expanding energy, you can also be prone to overindulgence with food, laziness with exercise or health regimens, and these times can lead to weight gain (especially the conjunction).
If you can stick with doing things right though, it can flip around and Jupiter helps make it easier for you to be healthier and treat your body better (and to even lose weight!).
Understanding Transit Jupiter to Natal Moon:
When Jupiter is aspecting your natal Moon, this is usually a time when you *feel* really good. Since the Moon is your emotions and Jupiter is Mr. Happy, you can feel like everything is going well, and look at life with greater optimism. It can help you to get through any difficulties you may be dealing with because it doesn’t feel so bad.
With the conjunction, you can strengthen yourself internally as well. The sextile and trine can offer opportunities to improve your security, make you feel more emotionally stable, expand your support system, and comfort yourself.
The square and opposition can bring on some super indulgence, especially when you’re emotional. You may try to comfort yourself by going to excess, so you have to work on being more in control of your urge to go overboard with anything.
With the Moon ruling your emotional self, this can be a great time to focus on connecting to your emotions as well as connecting with others emotionally. You can get in tune with your inner nurturer, your domestic side, and with the Moon ruling the home and family, this can be a time to make changes with your home, living space, or move, or to spend more time with family, expand your family, or improve family relationships.
This was an excerpt from the Understanding Transits e-book, which is included with the beginner predictive astrology course, Get Started With Predictive Astrology!
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