When Jupiter’s Gemini journey resumes direct motion tomorrow at 6:37 am EST, you will have a role in what it means. Most plainly, it will mean all the major, sign-ruling planets will be moving forward until Saturn stations retrograde on Feb. 18. Such a cosmic consensus does not happen every day.
How you perceive and respond to that consensus will contribute to how its implied themes of advancement and growth express in your life. When the major planets are all direct, some advancement is almost a matter of course. When Jupiter completes the pattern, however, what grows from it will not be a given. Your participation, or lack of it, will be definitive.
Jupiter, in the words of Robert Hand “is a planet of growth and enlargement.” Direct motion usually corresponds to a stronger expression of Jupiter’s nature in your world, but Jupiter’s placement in mutable, dualistic Gemini indicates that the outcome is an open question.
The question is, what will be advancing more strongly, and to what extent? Only you can answer that question. That’s because the trends indicated by astrology do not just happen to you. You have a part in determining the outcome. You help define how the patterns manifest. Your perceptions and responses contribute to the direction and consequences of the trends.
First comes your perception. It helps if it is not entirely from inside of you. That’s where astrology comes in, offering a perspective from outside your personal story. The awareness that astrology provides is from the trends and patterns symbolized by the planets and their cycles in relation to where you live — Earth.
There is no doubt that you are a part of Earth. You are therefore intimately involved with Earth’s cycles, the seasons. The effect of the seasonal cycle you are now experiencing, however, is not a given. Rather, your perception determines what you think and how you feel about a given time of year. Your thoughts and feelings, in turn, contribute to whether you respond to in a manner appropriate to your best interest, and the best interest of others.
It is in your best interest, and that of others, to make the most of any given time of year and what it offers. That way, you stand a better chance of thriving rather than suffering, and helping others to do the same, no matter what the season. Since you are so intimately involved with the cycles of our planet as to be inseparable from them, it would stand to reason that you are just as involved with the cycles of the solar system in relation to Earth.
Making the most of Jupiter’s direct station, therefore, begins with being conscious of what makes you thrive and what makes you suffer. The next step is perceiving what form of advancement and growth would be in your best interest, and that of others. Finally, the objective is to respond so as to contribute support for what would best serve those interests.
For example, Jupiter’s expansive nature can just as well support growth of your waistline or of your erudition. The outcome depends on what you feed and how much. By the same token, all the major planets in direct motion are just as likely to advance habits or patterns that contribute to your misery as they are to promote initiatives that sustain your well being. The result will be defined by your choices. Fortunately, you will have time to take a hand in the course of events. The key will be whether you make the most of that time.
Jupiter’s apparent motion is relatively slow, especially when it is changing direction. That will give you some time expand your perception of the role you play in the order of things. Jupiter is also the largest planet; when it throws its weight in same direction as the rest of the solar system, it will make a difference.
Likewise, your perceptions and responses will carry weight and make a difference to the extent that you are in consensus with Jupiter and the rest of the major planets. You don’t have to do it all at once, but it will help if you start tomorrow. Like Jupiter, you can start slowly. You can begin with perceiving yourself as capable of advancing in unison with the sky and responding as if that perception were true. If you can do that, then it will only be a matter of time before you grow into the role of contributing to the definition of what astrology means.
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