The planet Jupiter is so big you could fit all the planets in the solar system inside it and still have room for three sesame seeds and the heart of a Hollywood producer. This is why in astrology Jupiter represents expansion, magnification, increase, wealth, good fortune, wisdom and humour. (Oh yes, the god Jupiter was also called Jove, hence the term jovial.) Once a year, Jupiter changes signs, which gives everyone a shift of good luck in a fresh, new area of their lives. Jupiter highlights where you’ll receive benefits, increase, plus greater joy and happiness. (Did you know the word happy derives from the Icelandic word “happ” meaning luck or chance? I find this curious when you consider little Icelandic children have to learn how to spell Reykjavik.)
Aries March 21-April 19
In the coming year, you’ll find it easier and easier to be happy. The reasons for your happiness will be based on the details of your own life, but I see you’ll have a happier frame of mind and be full of positive thoughts. Since your mind is what is constantly creating your world, what a boon! After all, first comes the thought, and from the thought springs the word. Then from the word springs the deed, and the deed soon becomes habit. Habit, of course, eventually hardens into character, which is why it is so important to have happy thoughts! Short trips, much travel, increased discussions with others, opportunities to learn and happier times with siblings are also on the menu.
Taurus April 20-May 20
You are the banker of the zodiac. You can practically mint money in your backyard. This is why you will be super delighted to know this week’s shift of Jupiter ushers in 12 to 18 months of increased opportunities to boost your income. Ka-ching! No doubt about it. You might get a better job, or make more money in your current job, or make money on the side, or dream up wonderful money-making ideas. It will be something. You’ll also feel richer because you’ll buy yourself lovely goodies that make you feel spoiled and fortunate. (“Spoil me! Spoil me!”) Obviously, many of you will score superb antiques and wonderful collectibles for a mere song.
Gemini May 21-June 20
Well, it doesn’t get much better than this because lucky Jupiter moves into Gemini this week! (Yay me!) The last time Jupiter was in your sign was in 2001. It will have such broadening, expansive and beneficial influence on you that a year from now, others will notice you have more self-confidence and poise. (Would I kid either one of you?) Essentially, this is the beginning of a new 12- year cycle of growth. It’s time for you to discover who you really are and what you can really accomplish. Your year ahead will be a fortunate year for you and you will attract fortunate circumstances and influential people. (Put something in the tip jar on your way out.)
Cancer June 21-July 22
As Jupiter shifts signs this week it moves into a hidden part of your chart, which means many of the benefits you receive from Jupiter’s journey will be quiet, hidden and related to your inner development. (Hey, don’t knock it. Some signs are going to get fat!) Deeper issues about spiritualism and religion will appeal to you. In a way, you’ll be on a journey of discovering your inner truth. Many of you will meet a spiritual teacher or someone who acts as a guide for you. In some cases, you might become the teacher for others. (If you find yourself wearing sandals in the winter, this is probably the case.) It will be an enriching year for you before Jupiter then enters your own sign. Like, wow!
Leo July 23-Aug 22
As Jupiter changes signs this week, you can expect to become increasingly popular in the next 18 months. Invitations pour in from others making demands on your time! But ah-ha! This will be a two-way street; you will initiate interaction with others as well because you’re entering one of the most popular years you’ve had since around 2001-02. Friends will benefit you. No question. This is not the year to go it alone. Get out and schmooze because socializing plus acting for social reform will make you appreciate the importance of group goals. Enjoy fun times with pals. Turn up your eviction speakers!
Virgo Aug 23-Sept 22
For the first time since 2001, lucky Jupiter will travel across the top of your chart. This means your focus will be on career, your reputation in your community and your profession. You’ll be very ambitious in the coming year and try hard to get ahead. You can expect a promotion, accolades, kudos and public recognition for your work. (It’s sort of like your name will suddenly be up in lights.) Those who don’t experience this increased success, flash and dazzle, might instead change their job or focus to something related to medicine, healing, the law, higher education or travel. This is traditionally one of the most successful astrological influences you can have!
Libra Sept 23-Oct 22
Start packing your bags because you’re going places! In the next 18 months, Librans will be travelling and exploring more of the world. Those who don’t expand their world through travel will instead expand their experience of life through further studies, reading or interaction with people from different backgrounds. Your desire to learn is very strong now. In fact, many of you will explore consciousness-raising groups and human potential movements. Your year ahead is also excellent for writers because publishing and higher education are favoured. It’s an exciting time promising adventure, new knowledge and hours stuck in airports.
Scorpio Oct 23-Nov 21
The gravy train is coming! All Scorpios will be on the receiving end of the wealth and resources of others in the next year. This means you might receive inheritances, money back from the government, or insurance payouts as well as cash, gifts and favours from others. Some of you will benefit indirectly because your partner or someone in your family will have a boost in their wealth. Money and sex often go together and in this case it’s true! Your sex drive will be amped in the coming year so get ready for this as well. Keep in mind the next 18 months are the perfect time to ask for a loan or mortgage or support from others.
Sagittarius Nov 22-Dec 21
Once every 12 years, lucky Jupiter is sitting opposite your sign, which means this is a time of culmination in your life. You’re very proud of your achievements and you feel surprisingly satisfied with how things are going. (Nothing satisfies like satisfaction, does it?) In particular, you’ll discover that all your one-on-one encounters will be exciting learning experiences. Partnerships will become enriched and practically everyone you encounter will seem to be helpful in some way. In the year ahead, it’s beneficial to contact experts of all kinds. Even people from other backgrounds in different countries will be helpful. Those who marry in the coming year will marry someone richer, older or more established.
Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 19
It’s finally your turn to really tweak your job! Jupiter will help you get a better job, or better duties, or get rid of your terrible boss (legally), or solve problems that are bugging you at work. You might even simply change your attitude to your job because the result of this Jupiter influence is that you feel more job satisfaction. You have a greater sense of accomplishment and fulfillment from what you do. The year ahead will also be an excellent year for your health because Jupiter will help you build your physical strength and vitality. The only thing you have to watch for is extras on dessert. (Jupiter does go overboard!) Remember: A minute on the lips is a decade on the hips.
Aquarius Jan 20-Feb 18
Lucky Aquarians are having one of the most wonderful Jupiter transits possible. The area that will be expanded and magnified is totally related to your creative self-expression, your love life, romance, parties, vacations, the arts, the entertainment world and anything to do with sports. In other words, it’s fun city for you! (Yay me!) Definitely plan on a vacation in the coming year. And plan on having more fun with others, especially children. In fact, your relationships with children will improve immensely! Look for ways to express your creative talents because you’re full of original ideas and enthusiasm. Finally, you feel free to be exactly who you are!
Pisces Feb 19-March 20
You are looking at a wonderful window of opportunity for real estate in the next 18 months, the best since 2001. Even if you don’t buy or sell real estate, whatever you do in the next year to improve where you live will immensely please you. You’ll feel richer and more fortunate. This blessing obviously extends to your family and the people you live with. Expect your family life to improve beautifully in the coming year (and you’ll notice that family members are more easily generous to each other). In a nutshell – you’ll be happier at home! Privately, you will also increase your sense of inner worth and feel more contented and secure. (Hey, security is nice.)