|Jupiter's Red Spot from Voyager I (1979) @ NASA|
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~Wayne W. Dyer
Mighty Jupiter turns direct on January 30th, 2013 at 6:37 am EST, completing its retrograde motion that it's been in since October 4th, 2012. Those that have planets close to 6 degrees within Gemini when Jupiter stations direct, or within the other air signs of Libra or Aquarius, are most likely to feel this shift a little stronger. During the retrograde time we focused more on our inner thoughts, consciousness, and growth within ourselves. The next few months as it will finish its time in Gemini, we'll be more willing to share what we've learned and will start wanting to learn more from others as well, before it moves into Cancer on June 25th, 2013; when we will want to take a more stable and traditional approach.
Jupiter rules Sagittarius and while it is in Gemini it is said to be in it's "detriment" since Gemini is opposite to Sagittarius. However, that doesn't mean that it's really a "bad" thing, it just means the energy reacts a little differently; as it does in any sign! The sign in which Jupiter is in shows us what we're looking to expand on and how we will benefit from our actions. While it's retrograde, we tend to hold that action back and go through a pro vs. con list. Now that it's starting to move "forward" again, we can start taking that action! Because it is the first of the outer planets, it also represents a broader sense of social and spiritual philosophy. Being in Gemini we can think on a grander scale, maybe those lofty ideas aren't so out of reach! We're also more willing to understand different cultures and learning a new language at this time seems to be somewhat easier. If you've been wanting to brush up on a foreign language, now is the time! Going on a trip, even if it isn't somewhere long distance and just ends up being something completely new to you, will be more easily appreciated as well. I know for me that I'll be utilizing the influence of the writing side of things that comes from Jupiter being in Gemini!! So if you've neglected a blog, started writing a book and haven't finished, or you just want to find time to read a book (count me in on that one as well!), you can definitely use this time to you advantage! I have noticed quite a few people have been having more psychic/intuitive experiences as well as Jupiter is getting closer to turning direct; so if this is something that interests you; expanding on your own abilities would be something that would be benefited by this energy!
Now is the time to focus on the more long term goals that you have and the various routes you can take to achieve them. It isn't set on the straight and narrow and reminds us that life has twists and turns and even some great storms! Utilizing the energy to it's full capabilities will have you realizing that there are always multiple options available in any situation!
I hope the next few months find you well and you are blessed with limitless opportunities! If you would like me to take a more personal look at how Jupiter, or the other planets, are affecting you; or you would like to know how you can expand on your intuitive abilities, please send me a message at facebook or my email and I'll be glad to help!