The Effects of Intemperance by Jan Steen (source: My Daily Art Display)

The sun opposes Jupiter later today. This almost-yearly event marks a significant time to evaluate Jupiter’s transit through a particular house. For instance, this year Jupiter is moving through my second house. The sun is currently transiting my eighth house. This opposition reveals a tug-of-war between the two planets and their competing interests.

Curiously, I got out of bed and I immediately asked myself “Why am I not making more money?” Of course, that happens all the time, but it generally isn’t my first thought in the morning. It wasn’t even eight o’clock and I had already gone online to assess my current financial situation, checking my bank balance and credit card statements in anticipation of my upcoming payday.

I haven’t been a spendthrift lately, so I wasn’t exactly in a panic. However, I have spent a lot of time lately trying to exercise a little temperance in almost every aspect of my life. Jupiter moved into my second house in January. Its transit through my first house allowed me to expand my horizons as expected, but it also resulted in a lack of self-restraint in many aspects of my life.

I feel as if I’m on the right track at the moment with Jupiter in the second house. The overconfidence of Jupiter in the first house has been replaced with a genuine reevaluation of self-worth with Jupiter in the second. The sun’s opposition to Jupiter is simply providing me with a reminder to avoid intemperance and indulgence (second house concerns) or face the inevitable consequences of the legacy I’ve created for myself. If there is one word that describes the eighth house succinctly, that word is “inevitability.” The sun in the eighth house is making me aware of the certainties of life and the repercussions of my actions.

Anyway, it’s a good day to evaluate where this opposition occurs in your natal chart. Think back to when Jupiter entered Karmic Scorpio last October. Also, figure out if the planet made an ingress into another house recently. See if anything has changed in your life as a result. Have you been overcome by excess? Have you been living a little too extravagantly? Perhaps now is the time to exercise a little temperance of your own. Your Karmic bills may be piling up. This is your chance to attend to them before they are past due.

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