Jupiter and Saturn (source: The Cut)

I’ve got a lot going on in my chart right now, including an upcoming conjunction between transiting Jupiter and my natal Saturn.

This is an aspect that occurs once every twelve years or so. However, with Jupiter’s long retrograde cycles, it has the potential to linger. Not this time! Jupiter is speeding overtop my natal Saturn at the moment. The aspect will be within a one-degree orb for about ten days.

Curiously, a job I applied for two years ago has been reposted. I’m going to apply for it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?

Anyway, astro.com offers this exciting prediction which makes me feel optimistic about my prospects:

“During this time you will confront your own inhibitions and self-restrictions, as well as the restrictions placed upon you by circumstances. You may wish to break free of them in order to enlarge your scope of activity, so you can go to places and do things that you have never been able to do before. On the other hand, you may choose to grow within the structure of restriction in your life, using that very structure to enlarge your life. It can go either way, depending very much upon your temperament. And neither way is better as a general rule. It depends entirely on what is appropriate in terms of your own life.

If you respond by trying to break free, you will begin to feel very restless. Events and circumstances will make it clear that you have neglected much that must be done, and the structures of your life that have held you back will seem intolerable. You can no longer accept barriers such as responsibilities that you have put up with for years, onerous duties or perhaps a built-in fear of breaking away from the established order. Consequently, if you react in this way, this is often a time of breaking away and leaping out into a new freedom. This is often accompanied by a change of job or residence or the breakup of relationships. And however catastrophic these changes seem to others, they are usually quite fortunate and allow everything to work out for the best.

If you respond in the second manner, you will also seek to expand your life and find new freedom, but for a variety of reasons you will not overthrow the structures of your life in order to do so. Instead you will seize every opportunity to build new structures and expand the already existing order. For example, if you are in business, you might use this time to expand in a careful and cautious way. You will not overextend yourself, and whatever you build up now, either in yourself or in the outer world, will be lasting.”

I do tend to get excited about Jupiter transits only to find that they are full of hot air and unrealistic promises. Jupiter is personalized in my chart because it resides in the ninth house in mutual reception to Mercury in the third house, but it is also in Gemini. I believe that this unique configuration makes me an eternal optimist and a Jack-of-all-trades, but it also makes it difficult for me to devote myself to just one discipline. Professionally-speaking, that hasn’t been the greatest thing for my “career.” I have never really had just one because I have never been able to fathom the thought of having just one. That quirk in my personality has allowed me to gain a ton of experience over the course of a lifetime, but I sure don’t have the financial security that comes with devotion to a single craft.

Anyway, I’d be thrilled to change course now that the pandemic is probably in the rear-view mirror. Perhaps I’ll actually get this job this time and be able to utilize my skills in a manner that actually makes me some money. Or maybe this astrologically significant aspect will just inflate my expectations like so many Jupiter transits have done in the past.

I guess I’ll find out soon enough . . .

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