The Magical Kingdom (source: Forbes)

Venus conjoins my natal Jupiter over the next few days. The transit is exact tomorrow, but my ruling planet is already within about a degree-and-a-half from my ninth-house Jupiter.

This is typically an exuberant, optimistic alignment for me. It makes me feel as if things are going my way, even when they aren’t. I have to avoid things like online shopping and trips to the casino when these two planets come together in my chart because I make foolish decisions when I’m under their spell. “Café Astrology” offers this rosy forecast for the annual event:

“This is a magical transit when you are especially generous and giving, optimistic, and kind towards others. This is an excellent influence under which to begin a new relationship or financial undertaking. Love brings happiness and optimistic feelings. Romance or romantic feelings with someone who is not usually your ‘type’, or who is from a different background or professional standing, could figure prominently now. If you need to make amends with someone, now is the best time to do so. This is not the time to pass up a social opportunity either!”

The word “magical” stands out for me in this passage because I do believe that I’ve got the universe on my side when Venus and Jupiter form favorable aspects. I almost feel as if I can manifest my thoughts into existence. I get overconfident and do things I inevitably regret.

For that reason, I’m going to try to keep my feet on the ground. That shouldn’t be difficult for me right now because of all the grounding aspects that are simultaneously occurring in my chart. I’m feeling quite balanced at the moment, even with the sun, Mercury and Venus in my ninth house (placements I often abhor because they can make me feel scatterbrained).

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to get offline before I start looking for a deal on something I don’t need. I know myself pretty well, and I’m quite sure that there are seasonal sales out there just waiting to ruin my plans!

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