By Natori Moore
Feeling down? Got a
case of the blues? Perhaps itís time for a Jupiter tonic. This
is not your frothy, foamy, out-in-the-ethers kind of Neptune drink that
obscures the need to face reality. On the contrary, Jupiterís cure
for the blues can restore our well being without causing us to desert our
senses, especially in combination with Saturn. But thatís jumping
ahead, as an excess of Jupiter might have it, into the deep end of the
pool. Letís begin by looking at Jupiter on its own.
Jupiterís sign and house
placement in our astrological charts indicate how and where our natural
optimism will bring us ready rewards. In our Jupiter area, we have
natural talents, and our risks are likely to pay off. So whether
youíre looking for a quick pick-me-up or a long-term direction for success,
Jupiterís placement can help point the way.
Hereís the recipe for Jupiterís
tonic. Meditate for a few moments on the sign and house placement
of your Jupiter. Then ask yourself: Based on my Jupiter placement,
what activity can I engage in to restore my joie de vivre? Some amazing
ideas for self-renewal may spring to mind. Here are a few possibilities
to get you started:
Jupiter in Aries/First
House: Activities involving personal appearance and direct action,
such as spa treatments, haircuts, facials, weight training, public speaking,
self-promotion, asking directly for something you need, doing something
ďjust because itís there.Ē
Jupiter in Taurus/Second
House: Activities involving money, possessions, and pleasures,
such as starting a coin bank, opening a savings account, acquiring new
money-management tools, landscaping, massage, singing, buying quality clothing,
linens or furniture.
Jupiter in Gemini/Third
House: Activities involving communication skills, local travel
or manual dexterity, such as using the telephone, reading magazines, writing,
visiting siblings, cycling, telling jokes, listening to the radio, learning
a foreign language, auto maintenance, games.
Jupiter in Cancer/Fourth
House: Activities involving nurturing care, such as spending
time at home, with family, cooking, gardening, dealing with real estate,
with parents, in meditation, originating something, bathing, participating
in water sports.
Jupiter in Leo/Fifth House:
Activities involving play, recreation or romance, including taking photographs,
going to amusement parks, being with children or pets, asking someone on
a date, making art, going out to dinner, performing.
Jupiter in Virgo/Sixth
House: Activities involving health and efficiency, such as cleaning
out a desk or file drawer, cataloging books or media, trying a new kind
of exercise or health supplement, sharing your lifestyle approach with
others, reading about alternative medicine or medical advances, doing a
practical task for someone, spending time with co-workers.
Jupiter in Libra/Seventh
House: Activities involving partnership, visual beauty, and balance,
such as ballroom dancing, making or listening to music, reading about successful
efforts for justice, mediation, negotiation, debate, dressing well.
Jupiter in Scorpio/Eighth
House: Activities involving regeneration, investigation or joint
finances, such as researching an area of interest, investing money, renovating
a room or house, meditating, investigation esoteric sexuality (tantra,
etc.), providing for insurance or credit needs, participating in endurance
Jupiter in Sagittarius/Ninth
House: Activities involving education, travel, and ideals, such
as teaching, publication, outdoor activities, going on the road, telling
it like it is, writing your own book on Utopia, taking classes, visiting
a distant place or exotic locale, going on a quest.
Jupiter in Capricorn/Tenth
House: Activities involving career, authorities and achievement,
such as setting appointments, creating business plans, applying for a leadership
position, spending time with your father, becoming or finding a mentor,
rock climbing, finding a way to achieve recognition.
Jupiter in Aquarius/Eleventh
House: Activities involving friends, groups or the future, such
as studying astrology, joining a multi-level marketing organization, tinkering
with electronics, tuning into flashes of insight, working or playing with
computers, inventing something, offering your skills as a freelancer.
Jupiter in Pisces/Twelfth
House: Activities involving the inner world, subconscious self,
and service, such as writing poetry, recording dreams, watching movies,
listening to or making music, painting, having a past-life regression,
volunteering your time, going on a retreat.
The key to Jupiter is knowing
that a little goes a long way. So when youíre feeling down, you donít
have to go far to feel good! Also, pursuing an activity related to
your Jupiter sign or house can lead to financial success. This is
particularly true when Saturn gets added into the mix. When we use
our innate Jupiter abilities in combination with our Saturn areaís necessary
lessons, we are using something weíre good at (Jupiter) to achieve gradual
mastery over an area in which we are more insecure (Saturn). The
result is often highly satisfying because we are integrating the two areas.
Here are a few examples:
One woman I know combined
her Third House Jupiter (writing) with her Second House Saturn (money)
to write magazine articles for publication. Another woman used travel
and taking classes (Ninth House Jupiter) to improve her marriage (Seventh
House Saturn). One man combined his Sixth House Jupiter and Eleventh
House Saturn to teach innovative health classes. A woman with a Fifth
House Jupiter found that spending time with children (Fifth House) helped
contribute to the internal stability she needed (Fourth House Saturn).
If your natal Jupiter is
well-aspected, pay close attention to its positive aspects for clues to
areas you may want to develop. If your natal Jupiter is not well-aspected,
watch for those times when it becomes well-aspected by transiting or progressed
planets. These can be especially good times to add Jupiter improvements
to your life. Be sure to note the houses in your chart that are currently
being transited by Jupiter and Saturn, as these may give additional clues
to areas you can benefit from.
So to Jupiterís wonderful
astrological tonic, I say, add a dash of sarsaparilla, a few mint leaves,
and enjoy! Thereís nothing quite so refreshing as Jupiterís cure
for the blues.
Originally appeared in Dell
Horoscope December 1995