Jupiter, the planet of optimism and opportunity, will transit Virgo from August 11th, 2015 to September 9th, 2016. Virgo is a Mutable sign, which means all the Mutables (Sagittarius, Gemini and Pisces) will be in line to receive Jupiter’s gifts. Jupiter works by expanding the existing potential of whatever he touches. However, since the Mutables are also experiencing Neptune in Pisces (which will be activating 7 to 11 degrees during this transit) and Saturn in Sagittarius (activating 0 to 16 degrees) Jupiter’s influence will be modified by their energies, presenting these signs with an odd grab bag of influences.
If you have relationship angles/planets (your 7th House cusp, Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars or a planet that rules/occupies your 7th House) in any of the Mutable signs, you’ll feel this transit most strongly in your love life. To a lesser extent, relationship planets that have progressed into a Mutable sign will also feel this, as will your progressed 7th House cusp in a Mutable sign.
You’re all about details and perfection. Jupiter is about the big picture. It may seem as if Jupiter will have his style cramped in your sign, which (let’s face it) can be fussy at times. But his powers are active no matter where he is. You have a tendency to pick out the flaws in your partner/yourself, but Jupiter’s shot of perspective may be just what you need to take a leap of faith over your perception of those flaws. Jupiter can bring a new relationship that hits you with a delightful rush of possibility — so delightful that you temporarily forget to focus on what might go wrong. This transit can also give you a boost of confidence. This could be the year that you accept you’re all that. Who else can offer platinum standards of care, consideration and refinement to a lover? No one, that’s who. You have the market cornered on doing love right.
Transiting Neptune will be opposing Virgo, so you may receive a double shot of expansion: Jupiter’s possibilities amplifying Neptune’s dreams. Jupiter’s exact opposition to Neptune (around September 17th, 2015 at 7 degrees) could be a peak romantic opportunity, as you’re urged to let go and just accept what’s happening. Mind you, transiting Saturn will also be squaring Virgo, adding a note of caution. So there’s no worries about you getting too carried away. Saturn’s square to Jupiter from March to May 2016 (13 to 16 degrees) will be the testing ground for a relationship, where you’ll see how possibility stands up to reality.
Everyone chooses how they handle a particular transit, so some of you could decide to go slightly bananas with the nitpicking. Remember, Jupiter expands everything, so this energy could power up your improvement drive to fanatical levels. It’s good to have a mission, but watch that you don’t hammer your partner (or yourself) with an insanely detailed fix-it regime. Jupiter can expand certain “flaws” to massive proportions, but if you step back, you’ll see that the three pounds you gained, or your lover’s habit of loading the dishwasher incorrectly, are not deal-breakers.
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