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In this episode, Alison and Arwynne discuss the transits, aspects and moon phases for November 16-29, 2014. Our Astrology 360 topic is Jupiter. We talk about the meaning and mythology of the biggest planet in our solar system, what it means in your chart, and some examples from real life. Arwynne reviews The Jupiter/Saturn Conference Lectures by Liz Greene and Stephen Arroyo and Alison reviews The Book of World Horoscopes by Nicholas Campion.
Planetary transits and ingresses for November 16-29, 2014
- 16-Nov-2014 Venus in Sagittarius – Adventure, grand gestures and idealism in love, potential to overspend & overshare
- 19-Nov-2014 Venus Square Neptune – Delusion, deception, disillusionment are possible in relationships or investments
- 21-Nov-2014 Sun in Sagittarius – Optimism, expansion, overextension beyond resources for good or ill; faith and fortune
- 27-Nov-2014 Mercury in Sagittarius – High-mindedness, philosophizing, judging, seeking truth and preaching the gospel
November 22nd – New Moon in Sagittarius.
November 29th – First quarter in Pisces.
Arwynne reviews The Jupiter/Saturn Conference Lectures by Liz Greene and Stephen Arroyo.
“This volume comprises eight lectures given at a 7-day conference in Berkeley, California at the time of the Jupiter/ Saturn conjunction in July, 1981. In addition to considerable discussion of the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction and its 20-year cycle, the talks cover numerous other subjects…” (from the back cover)
Alison reviews The Book of World Horoscopes by Nicholas Campion.
Nicholas Campion’s Book of World Horoscopes is an astonishing work. With almost 500 charts for countries and other world events, it is the essential reference whether your interest is in exploring collective mythology, predicting political events or gaining astrological insights into the countries in which you live, work and travel. As the companion work to Campion’s mundane astrology (with Charles Harvey and Michael Beignet) this book is the classic work from the world’s foremost expert on mundane astrology. (from the back cover)
Astrology 360: Jupiter
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system, with a mass 2.5 times that of all the other planets in the solar system combined. It was once theorized by astronomers to be a “failed star” in its own right, but this is no longer believed to be true. In order to generate a thermonuclear reaction, they say, the gas giant would have to be at least 75-85 times its current mass. Even the smallest known star we’ve identified, with only about 0.3% the brightness of our sun, is about 100 times Jupiter’s mass. Nonetheless, Jupiter was revered by ancient cultures as a king among gods. He was the patron deity of ancient Rome, believed to rule over laws and social order, and in Vedic mythology he was Dyaus Pitar, the Sky Father.
In astrology, Jupiter rules the sign of Sagittarius and is the traditional ruler of Pisces, considered by modern astrologers to be ruled by Neptune. In the natal chart, Jupiter represents your ideas and ideals; higher education, religion, philosophy, luck, philanthropy, the legal system and certain government processes (think “New Deal” and “Great Society”), while many other aspects of government are ruled by disciplinarian, regulatory, tough-on-crime Saturn.
Jupiter takes about 12 years to orbit the sun, spending just over a year in each sign. On July 16, 2014, it moved from Cancer into Leo where it will stay until August 11, 2015. The last time Jupiter was in Leo was from August 2, 2002 to August 27, 2003. You can think back to what was going on in the world and in your life at that time for an idea about the flavor of the coming year.
Previous Jupiter in Leo transits
August 2, 2002 – August 27, 2003: Flooding in Europe, Sicilian island collapse and tsunami, Bali nightclub bombing & Russian terrorist attacks, Miss World terrorist attack in Nigeria, Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates on reentry, 10 million worldwide protest war in Iraq, Human Genome Project is completed, Northeast blackout leaves 55 million without power, Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in over 50,000 years. (Wikipedia)
August 19, 1990 – September 12, 1991: Formal beginning of the Human Genome Project, Reunification of Germany, launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web. Encyclopædia Britannica‘s sales peaked at 120,000 volumes sold, and the number of librarians in the US also peaked that year. Soviet Union collapsed, ending the Cold War. First Gulf War in Iraq after invasion of Kuwait. (Wikipedia)