While most were decking the halls, reminiscing and kissing under the mistletoe; the Universe was delivering a gift of its own- Jupiter going direct. Sometimes called the Santa Claus in astrology, Jupiter has been retrograde in stable Taurus since August 2011. Healing was also a huge deal under this influence because Jupiter in Taurus wants us to refine our inner beauty. Many decided to go back to school or complete a course of study they abandoned once upon a time. Others, spent there time taking up more humanitarian causes. Either way, we were asked to dig deep into our selves and unlock our spiritual potential, re-examine old/ new philosophies, connect with friends and give back.
Now that Jupiter is direct we are able to move forward with what we’ve been building. Jupiter in Earth wants us to build, build, build. What’s interesting about Jupiter going direct is, he’s in Taurus and surrounded by mostly Earth signs (Mars in Virgo, Sun, Pluto and Moon in Capricorn), which means the emphasis is on tangible results, foundation and the “bottom-line”. If you have Earth in your chart between 0 – 2 degrees you will notice a shift in those houses. Also, pay attention to your Taurus house to determine where the story is unfolding. The new moon in Capricorn (December 24th) further solidifies our boost from the Universe offering opportunities to set “real” goals, think big and create something powerful for the New Year.
Taming the Bull
Personal power/healing is also relevant during this time. Jupiter sextiles Chiron offering a chance to work through our inner wound. Since, Mercury is direct from his retrograde period (Nov 24 – Dec 13th) writing or expressing in anyway may help you tremendously. Watch for over indulgence. Jupiter likes to feel good but he’s in comfort loving Taurus, so watch what you eat (especially cake). Increasing your water intake, veggies like asparagus, cauliflower, raw nuts; spinach and staying active will be very beneficial during Jupiter’s stay in Taurus. Healing modalities such as Reiki, Reflexology and Chakra work will help you stay balanced and light.
Blue Apatite: Blue Apatite acts as a hunger suppressant. Wearing Blue Apatite will help eliminate blockages in your energy field and return the body back to balance. It also aids in the manifestation of ideas and helps create tangible results. Blue Apatite also is great for bringing about clarity and helps with expanding your insights. A wonderful stone for self-expression, Blue Apatite is great for teachers of all sorts.
Affirmation: In a smooth and healthy way, I release all unresolved emotions. I claim my personal power.
In summary: Your job between now and July 2012 is to DREAM BIG!! You have the power to create what you want in your life and you’re being shown that now. Planning is essential to planting seeds. Continue to water your ideas and be kind to yourself and watch what you’ve planted grow!