Today we will look once more at Jupiter's entrance into Aries and run it through all 12 signs.
Hey everyone, this is Acyuta-bhava from Nightlight Astrology.
Happy Monday, everybody. Today we are going to take a look once more at Jupiter's entrance into Aries, but today we're going to run it through all 12 signs.
Take a look at your rising sign horoscope for the month ahead, which is going to give you a look at the specific house that Jupiter is entering in your birth chart.
Of course, you could always pick your sun sign if you wanted to listen to it as a sun sign horoscope as well. And before we do that, what I'm going to do is also we're going to take a look at Jupiter in Aries from a new angle today.
I've got a passage from a book I've been reading that I really like that I'm going to read to you is a kind of a new way of thinking about Jupiter in Aries, one that we have not yet covered in previous talks and trying to add new dimensions to this placement as we go it's always a good idea to turn the archetypal jewel of an astrological transit several times to get several different angles of what you might experience. So we're going to turn it yet another way today. Take a look at Jupiter in Aries and then apply that understanding to the entrance of Jupiter into all 12 whole sign houses based on rising signs. And again, you could just listen to that. You could choose your sun sign to listen to rather than your rising sign and just treat it like a sun sign horoscope if you prefer.
All right, well, that being said, What I want to do now is I'd like to just pop up the real-time clock on the screen so that we can get a sense of this transit before we get into it.
So here's the real-time clock now, Jupiter is entering Aries on May 10, 2022. And you'll see that represented I can find my little, oh you know what, my epic pen is not open. Let's open it. Here we go.
Alright, so you'll see there's Jupiter entering Aries, and this is in the evening on May 10. Eastern time here in the United States. The timeline for this transit is interesting. Jupiter spends a total of about a year, but sometimes with Retrogrades, it's not like it's all one year at once. So With this transit, you're going to see, for example, Jupiter will be in Aries from May 10 to October 28 of this year. It backs off through retrograde back into late degrees of Pisces at the end of October. And then, on December 20, it enters Aries again, at which point it then stays in Aries all the way through May 16 before entering Taurus. So you have kind of two patches of Jupiter in Aries that we're looking at within the next year from right about now.
As a result of that, we have some time, you know, different time periods to really see and notice and feel Jupiter in Aries and what it's like, so we will be, in a sense having to refresh on these themes toward the end of the year when Jupiter has gone into Pisces and comes back again into Aries which is nice. It's nice because one thing that I like about having Jupiter do that little retrograde dance is you can, as an astrologer or a student of astrology, you can really feel and notice the difference of what Jupiter in Aries feels like compared to Jupiter and Pisces, or whatever the two signs may be that Jupiter is going back and forth between that's nice because sometimes you know have transits going on for a long time and you kind of forget that.
Oh, it's like Pluto in Capricorn, for example. It's been there forever. Next March, when Pluto enters Aquarius. We'll be spending a lot of time talking about that one. People will really feel, oh yeah, Pluto is not just like Capricorn, you know, Pluto is not just going to express itself through the Earth, the feminine sign of Saturn, it's also going to express itself through this airy, masculine sign of Saturn. And that's going to be a very different feeling. So similarly, it's a great year to get to know Jupiter in that regard because it will be going back and forth from Pisces to Aries. And you'll really notice the difference. So pay attention to those dates.
We already did some biographical homework last week as well. So if you go back and listen to some of the episodes we did last week, we got some plant teachers that we talked about that can be good allies during the Jupiter in Aries period, kind of talking about harnessing some of the Jupiter in Aries qualities in your personal life. And we also talked about Jupiter in Aries in terms of some of the deeper spiritual meanings and biographically. Also, looking back in time during these specific periods, what do you notice and what were some of the things happening in the collective and, you know, in themes that we reflected on there, so we've already done a bunch today, I want to take it to a slightly different place.
I want to talk today about Jupiter in Aries as the subversion of our values, beliefs, convictions, or guiding thoughts or ways of thinking. The reason for this is that Jupiter as a planet is going to embody things like the justice system, the courts, religion, universities, and anything that tries to give some order or coherence or unity to the cosmos to society. So Law and Order is actually a Jupiter thing. People always think of law and order to think of Saturn. It would Saturn would be law and order if, by law and order, you mean something a little bit more like the consequences for breaking the law or rigidity or authoritarian rule or something like that. Saturn has a little heavier connotation when it comes to law and order. Jupyter is like, you know, the clean, beautiful feeling. I lived in DC, right? Something of the clean, beautiful feeling of walking around the Jefferson Memorial or the Lincoln monument or something like that. It's the feeling of the highest ideals that democracy should embody or that ideally, a religion embodies not the way you know, inevitably there's corruption, right?
And just like Jupiter, Zeus has a god that has this like, hypocritical dimension. So there's that too. But ideally, Jupiter is about those things that give a coherent sense of order, learning, education, faith, the courts, legal systems, justice, fairness, et cetera. So Jupiter, wherever it goes, wherever it is, traveling through the Zodiac, in our birth charts is often going to have us reflecting on exactly those things, values, beliefs, convictions, guiding principles or thoughts, philosophy, religion, the dogma and doctrines that we consciously or unconsciously live our lives by. Okay. Now, when Jupiter enters the Temple of Mars, Mars is a very subversive planet. Mars is a planet that likes to confront that it presents us with competing philosophies it as a subversive presence or as a competing voice or presents Jupiter moving into Aries can thus represent challenges to our values, beliefs, convictions, and thoughts or the subversion of our values, beliefs, conviction thoughts. It can even represent something like social justice, the concern with advocating for things that you believe in and subverting something that's unfair, like a principle that's in place that has, you know, that needs to be overturned or something that needs to be fought for or whatever.
So we've talked about that a little bit in some of the previous videos that I've done on Jupiter into Aries. But what I want to get at today is this idea that Jupiter, one of the most fantastic things that Jupiter in Aries can do, subverts our way or commonly held values, beliefs, convictions, and thoughts, almost exposing unconscious dogmas that we have in our life. Ways that we take for granted certain truths or principles that maybe are unexplored, unexamined that haven't yet stood the test of scrutiny or criticism or, or that, you know, there's just some way in which in order to grow, we need to challenge our commonly held thoughts or values culturally, but also intellectually, spiritually, but also relationally. So, in order to expand on this topic, before we dive into horoscopes, I want to read you something that comes from a book that I'm just finishing right now called religious but not religious, living a symbolic life. I was almost done with it, but then I got hung up by COVID. So now that I'm testing negative for COVID, thankfully, I wanted to read, so I'm finally finishing it. And I wanted to read you guys this because it falls exactly in line with this particular sort of Jupiter in Aries as a subversion of our values or thoughts or beliefs. This is from a section in a chapter on the role of religion and the subversion of values. Now this book is called religious but not religious. And it's really good for people who are sort of allergic to religious institutions but have almost like that saying spiritual but not religious. But in this text, the author is really talking about how to walk a religious path or lifestyle in terms of the commitments of daily practice is something that's, of course, very important to me as a daily meditator while not feeling like you're being subsumed by some kind of institutional trip, you know?
So Okay, anyway, this is called the subversion of values. It is certainly true that religion, as it is actually practiced, does not always or maybe even often live up to its purpose and potential. Religion is a human activity performed by human beings with all of their human tendencies and imperfections. We have to dig deeper than the initial surface impression if we are to gain a true understanding of the role religion is meant to perform. I remember he's a young Indian, too. So he's really talking about religion, for the value the soul places on religious experience. So he says, a good source of this deeper understanding, of course, is to turn to the insights of those who have lived a religious life and who have done the long and patient work of reflecting on religious matters and their function in human life.
Some of the harshest critics of religion are, in fact, deeply religious. Here I would recall the words of Abraham Joseph Joshua Heschel quoted earlier in chapter four, in which he lays the blame for religious defeats at the feet of religion itself, "religion declined, not because it was refuted, but because it became irrelevant, dull, oppressive, insipid."
For Heschel, a mystic theologian and Rabbi from a family of rabbis, the purpose of religion does not consist in satisfying needs but in fanning discontent. Speaking from the perspective of the Jewish faith, he states, the aim of Jewish piety lies not in futile efforts toward the satisfaction of needs in which one chances to indulge and which cannot otherwise be fulfilled. But in the maintenance and fanning of the discontent with our aspirations and achievements in the maintenance and fanning of a craving that knows no satisfaction. This quote reveals one of the essential roles that religion is meant to fulfill, to take our common and accepted values and subvert them. It challenges our collective assumptions and finds our usual aspirations and desires wanting. Often because of this tendency, people judge religion to be repressive and restrictive. A means of exercising oppressive control over the hearts and minds a bit of its adherence and desiring to do so over non-adherence.
It is true that there are elements within the religious world whose mode of expression is just this kind of repression and condemnation. We see this today in the United States from those who interpret the subversion of social norms in terms of a war against the prevailing culture.
At first glance, the quote above from Heschel might seem to belong to this category. Is it really true that all our efforts toward the satisfaction of our needs are futile? Is Heschel right when he says dates that we only chance to indulge our needs and that ultimately they cannot be fulfilled? Is there anything inherently wrong and seeking the satisfaction of such things as position, wealth, sex, or fame? Where do these things fit in the economy of the spirit? A closer reading, however, finds that there is no condemnation of "satisfaction of needs, no denouncing of our aspirations and achievements."
Heschel is not issuing a moral injunction against the pursuit of desire. He's suggesting that there is a deeper and greater value in discontent, dissatisfaction, and longing. It is not that seeking satisfaction is wrong; it's just that it is fleeting. He's reminding us that satisfaction as a goal in itself as an end is ephemeral and "futile." This perspective presents a challenge to the idea championed by such luminaries as Freud that religion is an infantile wish-fulfillment of longing for protection by a strong and benevolent father.
According to this line of thinking, religion is a way of taking refuge in a comforting illusion of never growing up and of remaining a kind of dependent child.
In contradistinction to this view, he shows suggestion is for a fanning of discontent, and a quote, craving that knows no satisfaction. The religious attitude, according to this view, is not one of resting in the comfort of an illusion. Rather, it is the difficult work of seeking truth by examining the way that we see and understand the world.
Or Heschel, religion, and love of the Divine meant compassion and action. It meant being affected by the suffering of those around us and doing something about it. He lived this out in his own life with his participation in the civil rights movement, marching with Martin Luther King Jr. has to believe that we should not defend ourselves from the human predicament with its experience of suffering.
Quote, I would say about individuals, an individual dies when he ceases to be surprised. I am surprised every morning that I see the sunshine again. When I see an act of evil, I'm not accommodated. I don't accommodate myself to the violence that goes on everywhere. I'm still surprised. That's why I'm against it, why I can hope against it. We must learn how to be surprised, not to adjust ourselves. I am the most maladjusted person in society.
Religion is a means by which we were brought into a relationship with ultimate values. It can inspire devotion and commitment because, through it, the ultimate values that it expresses are bestowed on one's personal existence.
Power points out in regard to the things we value as having ultimate worth. That we do so because we feel they lend worth to our lives when we are in relationship with them. We have a need, in other words, to be in a relationship with those powers that have the capacity to undergird more being. The values to which we are related and by which we order our lives, in other words, hold profound psychological and spiritual import.
Too often, however, the values that the culture affirms seem to diminish our sense of being.
Consumerism cannot support a healthy sense of self because its engine is lack and inadequacy. That is the task of most marketing campaigns to heighten the sense of lack and to create and amplify a feeling of being inadequate, which in turn is meant to drive consumption. But as economist EF Schumacher points out, "cultivation and expansion of needs, the primary driver of our economic system is the very antithesis of wisdom, which in turn is most often concerned with the overcoming of desire, described in different ways in the great religious traditions of the world."
He goes on, and the rest of the chapter is amazing. And I know there's a little bit of a lengthy reading, but I really wanted to give you the sense of what he's talking about here and how this relates so nicely to Jupiter's entrance into Aries.
Jupiter's entrance into Aries is like a reminder that, wait, I'm not satisfied here. Not all is well in the world. There's been progress. There are things I'm happy with. But there's more to come, and there's more to go. So Jupiter in Aries can subvert your sense of being comfortable within the current paradigm that you're, operating out of. It can disrupt, disturb, challenge, and present conflict, to your values, your beliefs, your convictions, and to your thoughts.
From a spiritual, psychological place, a place that values psyche, soul, imagination, and love, it is not good. It is not a good idea to try to get too comfortable here. I don't mean that we should throw ourselves into poverty, just like he was saying, I don't mean that we should throw ourselves into austerities that we should, you know, always like I'm going to take vows of poverty and become a monk is what I'm trying to say. Or that I'm going to, you know, renounce the world or try to rid myself of desire. I can't, you know, say I'm not going to consume anything. It's like, no, what he's really talking about is making sure that we don't make, you know, comfort in this world the ultimate goal. It's not that you denounce it or renounce it or reject it. It's that you are careful not to subvert your values, your choices, and the structures of your life insofar as they're not stoking a certain kind of flame of longing for something divine, transcendental imaginative, and spiritual. We should all be burning a little bit.
The word passion means to suffer alongside. So if there's not some area in our life, where we're longing, and we're suffering along with something, that we're doing something that we're creating a relationship that we're in a job that we're doing, there should be a sense of, you know, we're carrying a little bit of a cross so to speak. You know, we're carrying a there's needs to be a sense that we are burning with a kind of divine discontent, I'm not satisfied with the way everything is, not that I'm that we might take that to mean that I'm denouncing, renouncing, rejecting judging or condemning something, but that's not what we're talking about. It's more like, if you're really, really in love with something, there's a sense that you don't want to be satiated.
In Tantra, for example, it's like, don't go right for orgasm, you know, build this thing, feel what it's like to be burning with passion and longing, that from that standpoint, in many mystical traditions, that kind of ecstasy is a greater kind of ecstasy than trying to be fully satiated.
In a world that does nothing but keep moving. It's like, that approach, if that's all you've got, if that's your only approach, you'd be so lucky to have the means to try to satiate yourself occasionally subverted to have the paradigm of satiation itself, subverted to have that part of you, that's an impatient consumer on any area of your life.
Subverted Jupiter in Aries comes in, and it stokes up the flame that that there's something more you don't want that to play out in terms of like, I need more money, I need more this, I need more than that in things that are very fleeting. So the religious impulse, and I'm not he's the book, is definitely not saying go join a religion, but he's talking about what religion actually is, as in what is a religious experience. And what is it like to have a religious lifestyle? Most people who call themselves, you know, they use the phrase spiritual, not religious or actually, an oftentimes are very religious insofar as religion means an active practice of, you know, divine discontent, of addressing discontent, being careful not to get too satiated by the highs, nor too depressed by the lows, but to stay in this burning middle place where you're curious, you're engaged. You're practicing reflection, and you're burning the with existence itself in a way that's progressively satisfying right in another way, like in a relationship and the way that intimacy builds and grows or like lovers in the way that they build and grow the romantic and sensual connection without exhausting it.
So we should be so lucky as to have Jupiter in Aries come in and essentially come, you know, Jupiter in Aries can come through, and it can fan all this discontent, things need to change things, and you'll see it politically and culturally change. Right? But Where's that coming from? And what is its value? Well, it would be, in this case, to subvert the feeling of trying to get too comfortable here, not only because it's hard, really hard to do impossible to do in a place that's always moving and changing. But also because there's something about burning with a certain it's it's a kind of discontent that's actually deeply ecstatic.
So Jupiter in Aries, I'm going to now approach what I want to do is take this kind of idea of Jupiter in Aries as subverting places in our life where we're trying to get comfortable or where the paradigm needs to change or something like that.
And now, let's apply it to these rising signs. So we're going to take this through the 12 whole sign houses. And I'm going to put this up on the screen now where you can see it. And we're going to start with we're going to put Jupiter in Aries in the first house. Okay, so this is Jupiter if this would be for Jupiter, sun, or rising horoscopes. So if you are placing Jupiter in the first house, then where is that potential subversion happening? Where does the discontent come back in and invite you to awaken and to stay to become more passionate and to potentially, you know, learn to live in that place a little bit more? Well, it would be with your self Concept, your self idea, your psychology, your behavior, your body, and your physical appearance. People will frequently take up exercise programs to lift weights, and they'll, you know, change their diet when Jupiter enters Aries in the first house. So they'll start something new that reflects some kind of discontent with the way I am. I need to be someone new. So that discontent can subvert your very idea of yourself, psychological behavior, and things you're doing to subvert the norm or the status quo that you've been living with. So watch for that as Jupiter enters the first if you're an Aries rising.
Alright, so we're going to put this in the second house now. And that's for Pisces. We're kind of going backward through the Zodiac. This is for Pisces sun or Pisces rising horoscopes. Now, we're putting Jupiter into the second house, which is a place of money or resources. I'm not content with my current earning power. There's something that needs to change around my resources or my relationship to my resources or my material values. This is the kind of thing that will subvert the status quo when it comes to how you handle time, money, energy, resources, income, and expenditures, and it'll demand newness. Just remember that the big thing for everyone in this is to try to value the experience of discontent and change as something that the soul actually rebels in. It's like a, I've got to make a change. It's going to be work. It's like yeah, but don't try to get too comfortable here. Be happy with the dynamism that is life be you know, religious ecstasy living a psychological life.
Jung said the same thing to you know, it's not about trying to get comfortable and satiate your discontent once and for all through setting up a fortress of wealth or fame or whatever. None of that stuff really does it. It's about learning to enjoy, you know, feel the burn, enjoy the burn, you know, and if you get if you learn Jupiter and Aries is such a wonderful opportunity for us to learn how to do that. So see if you can notice that happening around the topic of money, resources, income, and expenditures, you know, changes might need to be made. But remember, too, that this is an opportunity to get wiser about the very topic itself.
All right, let's go to the third house. So Jupiter is in the third house. This is for Aquarius rising or Aquarius sun. Jupiter in the third house says there is something that needs to change about my mind, my thoughts, the way that I communicate, maybe something regarding technology or media, the environment around me, and where I live. And there's this fire of discontent that's going to come in and potentially subvert the way you're thinking, or the way that your environment works around you, the kinds of influences you have in your mind or environment, and it's going to say, no, it needs to change something needs to be different. So but allow your mind to that discontent. Again, don't just jump right to the part where you make a change in the hope that the change you make will make you happy. Feel the burn. Enjoy the burn. I love this. Let's read that quote again, really briefly. It's such a good quote. Just I'll just read the one little tiny piece of it here. If I can find it, he says this quote reveals one of the essential roles that religious experience is meant to fulfill to take our common and accepted values and subvert them. Yeah, he says, but in the maintenance and fanning of the discontent with our aspirations and achievement in the maintenance and fan fanning of a craving that knows no satisfaction. Don't miss that part of it. Okay, so that applying that sense of subversion of values to the mind and to the environment. Let's go on now. So that is for Aquarians.
Let's go, and we're going to put Capricorn on the ascendant, which places this is Capricorn sun or Capricorn rising places Jupiter in Aries in the fourth house, the place of home and family. So notice Jupiter in Aries, subverting your values, beliefs, convictions, and thoughts, the order and coherency that you experience relative to the topics of home and family karma. But also, just note that you're, you know, it's a good time to remind myself I am never going to be fully comfortable around home and family changes, okay, changes dynamic. Maybe my soul is needing or wanting. Whatever I'm being challenged by, or however my values or beliefs are being challenged in relation to home and family right now. All right, let's go along.
So we back this up a little more. We're putting Sag on the ascendance of Sag rising or Sag Sun. You've got Jupiter in the fifth. This is the place of joy, creativity, and pleasure. I am not sad, and I am not satisfied. I need a new kind of joy, a new kind of creative expression, a new kind of pleasure. In fact, the feeling of being challenged, the burning feeling of discontent, the feeling of needing to make a change, try to value and appreciate that feeling as you're experiencing, and probably make some swift and exciting changes with regard to how you seek joy, creativity, and pleasure, the satisfaction of your sensual needs or desires. You know, you could see someone getting pregnant around this time, which wouldn't be a surprise with Jupiter in the fifth house of pregnancy. But for me, what I'm hoping that people will experience is the feeling of, you know, don't get comfortable here. There's some discontent that will come in and challenge or subvert you in some way. And that is that that feeling tried to enjoy it try to actually feel that this is life itself. It's a mighty fiery river. And it's just. It's just flowing along and trying to experience the bliss of this newness rather than only feeling challenged by it because some people are going to feel it that way. They're only going to feel the challenge of it.
So going on to the sixth house, we have Scorpio rising, which places Jupiter in the sixth place of work, sacrifice, and sickness. So you think now about the kinds of work or the kinds of sacrifice or even facing illness or challenges or frustrations, and how these things are coming up as a means of subverting your mind, your thoughts, your values, your convictions, your beliefs, your operating paradigm. Don't be frustrated on top of the frustration. Try to experience this burning current that's coming through and the challenges you're facing. As the numinous religious experience, the kind that this is the kind of experience your soul is actually craving. Try to try to double down on that wreath. Tell yourself that every day because then these challenges, the work you might have to do, the sacrifices you have to make, the sickness you might have to overcome the roadblocks that are typical of the sixth house, you can experience these things, as part of what makes life magnificent of part of what keeps you engaged. You don't have to just feel like something's just trying to mess me up.
Alright, so there's the seventh house; let's take and put Libra on the ascendant, which now puts Jupiter into the actually. Let's push forward by a day. There we go.
So Jupiter is in Aries in the seventh house, when you have Libra sun or rising horoscope. That's the place of love and relationships. Notice how the status quo is not going to fly right now around love around relationships, or, you know, your partner, if you're in a relationship, might be going through personal changes. This is, after all, their house. And so could it be that they need to grow, learn, expand change, that dynamism is triggering some kind of change in them. Don't fight it. You know, you may feel Jupiter in Aries. When it enters, it challenges us. It's like saying you're gonna think we all you think about it this way. Well, how about thinking about it that way? Or, Oh, you're comfortable with something, I think some change is needed. And it comes in it's got a real hot, fiery, it's like a got a little hot poker, you know, that it's going to prod you with and the initial feeling is gonna be like, well, I thought everything was good. I don't want to change, this is kind of obnoxious, or it's kind of intense, or it's kind of sudden, or it's, demanding. But it's like life is beautiful because that discontent keeps coming on and pushing the river along. So try to trust it and try to put faith into what challenges are arising in that area of love and relationships.
All right, let's go, and we're gonna put Virgo on the ascendant, which pushes this into the eighth house. So your Virgo rising or Virgo sun, Jupiter in the eighth, what is it doing? Well, here's the place of debts, obligations, and entanglements for better or worse, so people are obligated to us or indebted to us or we to them. We are entangled with people emotionally and psychologically, for better or worse, in our lives. This place is like a place of karmic soul contracts. Jupiter comes into that house and provides new ones but possibly by subverting or challenging old ones. So new karmic bonds, challenging old ones, as well as the nature of the bonds and entanglements, debts or obligations that we have to others or others have to us suddenly coming in and provoking/challenging disrupting the norms. Um, you know, that's not easy. It's not easy to be entangled with other people, especially when people have a strong desire for something we are or have, or we have a strong desire for something that somebody else is or has. So, don't let jealousy or covetousness take over. But also, trust that whatever is being challenged right now, in the bonds that you carry with other people, whatever newness is coming in and provoking change, or creating a feeling of discontent, a burning passion, that's not necessarily easy to deal with. But love it, accept it, put your faith in it and see what happens if you can just feel the burn.
All right, let's go ahead, and we're going to put Jupiter in the ninth house, which is for Leo sun, or Leo rising. Here. Now we're seeing Jupiter in the house of religion, beliefs, and philosophy. This is sort of quintessential place for Jupiter in Aries, to challenge your guiding thoughts or principles to put challenging teachers in your life, to put beliefs or ideas that challenge old beliefs or ideas. And don't worry, don't have too much of a crisis about it. Just, it's a burning bush that's appearing before you love it. Wow, this is how life continues. This is how life's mighty currents keep roaring along. See if you can put your faith in the conflict in the challenge in the subversion that's rising up in the house of religion, beliefs, and philosophy. They say you know that what I love about that passage is that essentially what the author is saying, and the author she was quoting is saying is that, for most people, real joy, real, deep, existential soulful sense of happiness is not found in worldly comforts. But as found in how meaningfully we live our lives in relation to the highs and lows, with suffering, with change with dynamism with discontent, the more interestingly, you are able to relate to those qualities, typically speaking, the better your life goes. Because it's intimacy with the experience itself, trusting that it is of a divine nature, that allows for you to be subverted or challenged by fiery Jupiter in Aries, but to say yes to it and to get the most out of it. So see how that's happening. If you're a cancer son or rising in your 10th house of career, watch for this to be a place where your career, your reputation, your sense of what's next for you professionally, where you're feeling called out in the world to do something to contribute your skills or gifts. There's change coming, and there's subversion coming, there's a challenge coming, and there might even be an aura of hostility or power dynamics that are really pronounced, love it, Trust it, be a good person, be patient, be kind, because this one can be a little like, I'm going to win at all costs, especially in the 10th house. But feel the burning of Jupiter entering this fire sign and the challenge or the way you're feeling confronted by the way you're feeling provoked by it. Don't, don't flip out, don't lose your center, trust it and see what kind of changes are ready to open up?
All right, let's put Jupiter into the 11th, which means that we are at Gemini rising or sun signs. This is the house of friends, groups, and allies. What friends are challenging you right now? What groups are becoming a place for you that is very challenging to exist in? Maybe there needs to be a change made. Or maybe you just need to feel the burn and allow yourself to be challenged, be challenged by new groups of people, new allies and friends, and new colleagues. Allow yourself to also have a challenging voice, a voice that might need to provoke a little or that might need to stand up for something within a group or amongst friends. Also, what kinds of new resources are being made available to you through groups, friends, and allies? And how are they subverting what you thought you were doing? Or where you thought the plotline was taking you. Don't feel like this; the intensity of the hot poker stick of Jupiter in Aries is not trustworthy. Trust it. See what happens, especially when you place faith in where things are heading right now and in the challenges that are arising. Jupiter in Aries is like a battering ram knocking down the door of some area in your life. That's what we're trying to get at, and we're trying to get at the fact that if you react too quickly and try to take that energy and flip it back into something, that will make you comfortable and happy. You're living under the same old illusion, and you miss the real opportunity of Jupiter in Aries, which is to stay alive in the dynamism that you are as a being in the Divine Creation. Right.
Okay, so 12th house. Taurus on the ascendant or Taurus sun sign, then we have Jupiter in the 12th house, a place of shadows, a place where you can get some quality alone time, a place that is also about what you can and cannot control. All of which has tremendous value for us. I mean, Jupiter in Aries is the quintessential breakdown and challenge of your faith. It is the dark night of the soul where the sun rises afterward. That could be in terms of, you know, moral or personal slipping, and it could be in terms of doubts that you're working through, it could be in terms of a time of having to find faith with relatively more, more quiet or periods or places of solitude, it could also be about looking and starting to understand the wisdom of the shadows. Shadows aren't just evil. They contain wisdom in them as well. A lot of the time, the shadow is nothing more than a sort of perverted reflection of a desire that we've not realized how to tend to properly.
So what wisdom is there in the shadows? And how are you being, you know, how are you being challenged unconsciously to embody Jupiter in Aries, or to learn how to live with this, the reality of this hot battering ram that just wants life and change and fire and passion that's not about oh, get comfortable here in this world, that it's about the dynamic passion of being a being for whom being is a problem. I think it was Heidegger who said that a being for whom being is an issue.
So, at any rate, I have tried my best to embody in today's talk the passion that I'm talking about and the sense that look, there's not every day I'm a creature of comfort, I'm a Taurus rising, I'm a creature of habit. There's, there's nothing wrong with seeking comfort, there's nothing wrong with seeking stability, there's nothing wrong with seeking peace, and there's nothing wrong with steep seeking, you know, the welfare and comfort of other beings, we're not talking about that we're talking about that sense that like I can, if I just do enough things and manipulate enough things, I can get really comfortable here in this world. And you know, you know, I'll be protected from discontent suffering challenges provocation you know, I won't be there's I can get into a place where I'm not poked or irritated ever. But the great sages and all the great traditions like a good Jupiter in Aries have told us, you know, it's better if you cultivate a relationship with that fire of discontent, feel it as the river of life, and everything changes. You know, we're baptized by both fire and water this year with Jupiter in Pisces, a lot of water, with Jupiter in Aries, a lot of fire.
So in both of them, the one coming on the cusp of spring, the other at the beginning of spring, both suggest to us that we're ready for change. You know, we're ready to keep the story. You know, do you seek in someone you love? Do you seek some final resolution of your love? Like, can we just get to a point where we love each other so perfectly that we blow up and no longer exist? You know what I mean? That's not really the point of a loving relationship, is it? Know what makes relationships so interesting? What I know, as I'm recording, this is so interesting about going downstairs and celebrating our Mother's Day today, as I'm recording this on a Sunday, is that in my relationship, there'll be something new. And the tensions and the pains and the joys will keep going. And that dynamism that that's the passion for life, I'm going to burn with this experience. So that's what we're trying to communicate today as a value of the soul. This is what religion, in a sense, ultimately, in his book of the saying, is supposed to provide us with icy astrology as a kind of religious experience as a kind of religious lifestyle, tuning into astrology every day listening to, you know, this, these sermons from the stars. It doesn't have to be an institutional thing. It's a lifestyle that says I have practices that make sure that I go back to the failing to the burning to the suffering to the passion of life. I have to have practices, I have to have YouTube podcasts, and I have to have whatever brings me back into a place that is not about getting comfortable. But that is about deepening intimacy, and that's a different kind of way of living life. I'm not looking at reality as something where I need to get comfortable once and for all. I'm looking at reality as something that I can love more and more in an ongoing way, and please don't stop it. You know, let's go to some, let's go to church here. Let's go to Jupiter in Aries church. So I hope you guys have picked up on that today and enjoyed the mood. We will be looking at Jupiter in Aries again on Tuesday from a slightly different angle because it's good as Jupiter enters a new sign to have lots of different ways to hold it. Hopefully, today has been helpful for you guys. Alright, take it easy, everyone. Bye for now, everyone.