Today we are going to take a look at Jupiter turning direct in the sign of Pisces.
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Hey everyone, this is Adam Elenbaas from Nightlight Astrology. Jupiter is about to turn direct in the sign of Pisces, and that is what we're going to take a look at today. You know, most of the time, when we talk about retrograde planets, we are talking about the faster-moving planets. We're talking about Mercury, Venus, or Mars. The Sun and Moon do not go retrograde. So it's not all the time that we talk about Jupiter or Saturn, turning direct or turning retrograde, they do so for very long periods of time. And so there's not as much attention paid to the transitional or turning points of, say, Jupiter all the way out to Pluto when they turned director retrograde. However, each of them have what are called synodic cycles with the Sun. And the tracking of the Faizal developments of any of the superior planets, those above the Sun and the Chaldean order are, you know, really interesting to follow we have a Mars Retrograde happening right now, which is pretty interesting. But Jupiter, in particular, this transition that Jupiter is about to make something that I want to key in on because of what's happening between the next synodic cycle and the opening of that cycle, which is the conjunction between the Sun and Jupiter that's happening next April. So we are in the closing phase of the current Jupiter Sun synodic cycle. That's what's happening. And this one, this turning point, is more significant than I think your average Jupiter cycle is. And so that's what we're going to take a look at today.
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All right, well, let's get into it and discuss this turning point that we're at right now. So here is the significant moment in the cycle. We're talking about a Jupiter turning point. So let's take a look at this. So here is the special moment at which Jupiter goes retrograde; you'll notice that Jupiter has a little s around it. This is November 23. Now that is not that's a little bit of a ways away. But we are approaching this turning point in Jupiter, slowing down in the sky right now this week. And that means Jupiter has turned direct. So this process goes from November 22 all the way to about the 25th, where Jupiter slows down, stops, and then starts moving in direct motion rather than retrograde motion. Now again, this is something that you could like most of the time; I don't make videos about slower-moving planets turning retrograde or direct because I don't find them as consequential or felt by everyone as unanimously as other transits are. That being said, there is still a lot that can be learned from tracking the faisal dynamics of Jupiter, Saturn, or any of the planets and paying attention to when they're making each of their different faisal changes. So in this case, what I want to do is I want to teach you first so that I can make this larger point about why Jupiter is important and what to watch for. I want to teach you about the Jupiter cycle so that you can have you know, I want you to understand what I'm saying and not just, you know, I think it's always good if you can learn something about astrology in the process of receiving a delineation, you'll just be wiser, especially if you're someone who likes astrology is just good to learn about.
So I want to take you through a Jupiter cycle and just show you all of the phases of the cycle; it will make sense why this is such a significant moment for Jupiter. So in order to do that, I'm going to reassure you You would chart but we're going to take out every planet but just Jupiter and the Sun Okay, here we go alright so in this chart you can see that the Sun is in Sagittarius and Jupiter is in Pisces. Now what I want to do is show you this. Notice how what's happening right before Jupiter turns direct; the Sun in the sign of Scorpio is making a trine to Jupiter in the sign of Pisces. So that trine happens, and then right as it's happening, so see it crosses the trine, and as soon as the trine passes through, then just days later, Jupiter stations and turns direct. So Jupiter always turns retrograde or direct right around the time that the Sun makes a trine to it. And that's part of what we're going to learn today as we unpack the cycle.
So let's go to the beginning of a Jupiter cycle; I'm going to take you back in time. And we're going to look at the last time that Jupiter and the Sun came together. So here they are coming together. You can see that both the Sun and Jupiter are conjoined at the 14th degree of Pisces. Now, this is back in March the early part of March 2022. So if you want a fun tracking project that can really blow your mind, get out a piece of paper, get out a little journal or something and take note of these dates. So you can compare the synodic cycle of the Sun and Jupiter to a moon cycle. When the Sun and Jupiter conjoined together at the exact same degree of the same sign. That conjunction is like the new moon in that it is a seeding moment and the beginning of a new cycle which will yield its results or its fruits karmically speaking and time. And so you could look for example, to the whole sign house of Pisces and your birth chart around the beginning of March 2022 to see where that seed was planted. Or you could even just look more broadly at your life around that time and see what was happening. Now, this is a Jupiter cycle. And so we're talking about the way that the relationship between the Sun and Jupiter's synodic cycle between those two planets has to do with the Sun. And Jupiter's archetypal combination could say that that is your sense of life, purpose, ambition, and your aspirations as defined by the Sun. But in relation to Jupiter topics, Jupiterian topics would be like mentors and teachers, or allies and helpers in your life, anything that is of beneficial influence or assistance.
Or, more broadly speaking, Jupiter is the planet of, let's say, your faith and beliefs, or of wisdom and philosophy, or of learning and religion? And so, How is your life path evolving in relation to these topics, especially, let's just keep it simple and say, your beliefs and convictions, whether that's philosophically, religiously, politically, you know, on any level, how are your beliefs guiding or interacting with your sense of life purpose. So that's kind of just a distillation of the Sun Jupiter cycle. Now, the conjunction would have happened in early March. So that's like a new moon. It's the seeding period of a new cycle. So that's where you start and you look back and say, Well, what was going on in my life at that time, if you wanted to refine it a little bit more, you could look at the whole sign house of Pisces. Now the next part of the cycle is going to be like a first quarter moon. A first-quarter moon is the first hard turning point of a moon cycle, and we have the same thing mirrored in the synodic cycle between the Sun and Jupiter. So when does that happen?
Well, let's map this out and show you what's going to happen after the Sun conjoins Jupiter is the Sun being the faster moving planet, is going to move out ahead of Jupiter in zodiacal order. Here you can see as I'm advancing by days that the Sun is slowly gaining separation from Jupiter. Now, as that separation continues, there's going to come a very critical time that develops the next part of the synodic cycle between the Sun and Jupiter. And that is going to occur if you remember what we said just a few minutes ago when the Sun trines Jupiter, so when the Sun is coming through the trine to Jupiter, here's what I want you to notice. You'll see, first of all, notice that the Sun is in Leo, and Jupiter is in Aries at one and eight degrees, so the trine is forming. Now. Notice what's happening with Jupiter; just pay attention for a second to Jupiter.
See how it is stationing. See the little s above it. And then now it's retrograde. So go back and see the trine is starting to come through, and we're always in close proximity that trine Jupiter will change directions. So this change of direction for Jupiter that happens is the Sun trines Jupiter. This is an inferior trine from the Sun to Jupiter. If you don't know what that means, don't worry about it. For those of you who do know the difference between an inferior and superior aspect, you'll pick that up, but the first aspect of the first trine after their separation basically, this marks something like the first quarter. This is an important or critical developmental turning point within the cycle. The tension of the cycle is building. And I like to keep it really general because it can look so many different ways for different people. And now you would want to look rather than the starting point of the whole sign of Pisces, you could also look for this turning point in Jupiter's lifespan to the whole sign house of Aries. And there'd be a critical turning point happening there.
Okay, so this was happening, by the way, at the very end of July 2022. So you've got the beginning of March, and the end of July is the equivalent of the new moon and first quarter within Jupiter cycle this year. Okay, so now let's move along to the next stage. The opposition between the Sun and Jupiter will then form the full moon in that happens the full moon of the cycle, sort of to continue their comparison between Jupiter's cycle and the moon's cycle. They have the same kind of meaning. So here is the opposition between the Sun and Jupiter, and this was late September. So the full moon is usually the part of the cycle where Jupiter now brings its full significations to bear it's like the fruit that's been growing on the tree is now there; it's blossomed. So this is if you think of root to fruit, that's a good New Moon to Full Moon kind of metaphor or analogy.
So you could still look at the whole sign house of Aries now for the meaning of the full moon as it's opposite to the Sun. And now what you're doing is you're saying look, when it comes to my book let's just we'll keep Jupiter simple in this respect will say beliefs, convictions, guiding principles in life. This is one of Jupiter's main significations. So let's say in early March, there was a new seed that was planted relative to my life, purpose, direction, and my beliefs or my guiding principles. In late July, there was a critical turning point. And then again in late September. Now the critical turning point would have pitted the Sun and Jupiter two against one another in a square, which means that guiding principles and life purpose is coming into a critical kind of conflict or tension. Now by the full moon, it's as if you're at a crossroads. And the fruit of Jupiter's transformation is occurring. It's the fruit is blossoming. And it's a kind of ideological conflict. You're at a crossroads; my life purpose and my sense of beliefs are at this place of tension. And polar opposite tension is a very creative thing, but it can also be a very stressful thing. Okay, so you can track this with your journal. Look at what was happening around the end of September. Now, before we go into the last phase, which is where we are currently, let me just tell you how my own story is related. And I think at least you can have one example.
So, for example, around the new moon in early March, I was starting to do some very serious; I was very seriously considering whether or not I wanted to continue on with the religious group and community that I was a part of. By late July, I was starting to seriously consider stepping away. And by the end of September, I was full-on making the decision to step away. And that those were the most critical moments happened at these key parts of Jupiter's cycle. Fascinating right? Now, there are other indicators in the birth chart. I'm not trying to say that this is the only thing, and let's say my birth chart, that is an indication of that process. There are other transits that are also very nice in terms of explaining or looking at that transition in my life, and you'll probably find others in your own journaling. If you know astrology well enough, you might say yeah, but I've also been dealing with this other aspect, and it's there's not one aspect that has the market cornered on describing your life. You can have multiple aspects that speak to your life. So that being said, that's how you; that's the kind of thing that happened to me, and you may find that if you track it out with some care that, you'll notice similar changes. And again, I use the pairing of the Sun and Jupiter as a pairing of life purpose and ambition, as defined by the Sun, paired with beliefs, convictions, values, a paradigm in Jupiter and how those two things are transforming as they look at each other, sometimes, rather intensely.
Okay, well, that leads us to the last part of the cycle, which is the last quarter of the cycle, to use the moon analogy again. And that happens when we get to where we are right now. So it's going to be the last part of mid to late November. Look at what's happening again. This is where we find ourselves presently. Now you can see that Jupiter is going through the trine to the Sun again, but this time the Sun is in the superior position rather than the inferior position, which means the next aspect rather than the opposition will be the conjunction. So in terms of the four parts of the cycle. So if we take this forward just a little bit more, you're going to see that as they make that trine, Jupiter changes direction again, follow it out, look at there's the 28 and 28. So their trining, a couple of days later, there's the station, you can see that little S below Jupiter, and then you get the direct motion, the S disappears. That means Jupiter's direct again. So this is like the last quarter moon. And the last quarter moon is often described as a moment of shedding all; it's sort of like letting go of the entire cycle. It's a critical moment of starting to let go of everything that the cycle has brought you. It's gaining all of the insights, integrating all of the lessons, and letting go. And you'll hear people talk astrologers all over the world will talk about the last quarter moon in roughly the same way. It's a moment of letting go of the fruits of the cycle, realizing everything that's there to be realized, but also turning away and letting go so that the seeds of a new cycle can begin again.
Now, right now, I would say that for anyone, this is an interesting thing to track and just the way that I have because what you'll notice is that at this part of November into early December, you may be at another turning point where you're letting go of something, there's been a lot of lessons learned and insights realized. And it's time to integrate all of the wisdom and prepare the ground for a new cycle. For example, I find myself right now exploring variety, different variety of religious and spiritual communities and groups and activities here in the Twin Cities where I live after having, in late September, decided to step away from the bhakti yoga tradition that I was a part of. And I also have to be, you know, very careful not to just, you know, jump into something right away, but really integrate everything that's been learned and start just, you know, allowing those insights to crystallize and to form the, you know, healthy soil for a new cycle. And I think, you know, the story is going to look different for everybody, right? But if you track that cycle out, it's such an important moment, and here's why it's so important. Because the next synodic conjunction, this, starting off with the next conjunction between the Sun and Jupiter, is super powerful. Watch this.
Okay, we're going to go forward to April 11, 2023, which is when the next cycle forms, and here is what I want you to notice. April 11, 2023, You have an exalted sun in Aries conjoining Jupiter in Aries. This is such is like a rocket launch pad. And a rocket that's going to take off, you've gotten what other rocket analogy I can use. This is like, you know, those things that kids have that like they're like nerf launchpads, and you step on the button as hard as you can and like pops the arrow off. My kids have one of those. I don't know if you guys know what I'm talking about. This is like one of those. This is like an astrological nerf launching pad.
When we see this conjunction, which is again, let me just put it up on the screen here. It's a Jupiter conjunct the Sun in Aries, April 11, 2023. This is the spring fire sign of the Ram, the sign of Mars, the god of war, the god of spring. It is youthful, it is Cardinal, it is fiery, and it is inceptional means it likes to start things. Actually, I did this earlier; let me pull it up again. So, check out the etymological meaning of inception. Of course, it means beginning, but it means to take or seize. Remember, we use the word Grahas, grabber, or seizer to talk about what the planets do to us.
It also has the meaning of to, to take on to take in hand to seize or to an or an undertaking. So this idea of Aries being an inceptional sign there is such a powerful like this transit is like rocket fuel. So the point is that whatever you're in the process of letting go of right now, especially Okay, let's keep it simple again with Jupiter's beliefs, ideologies, principles, ethics, and philosophies that are guiding your life and its sense of purpose. When Jupiter and the Sun come together in April, whatever has been gestating through the Pisces Aries dichotomy of the past year when it comes back, and the new cycle launches in Aries. Holy crap. We're talking about a very; there's so much swagger in that combination. There's daring; there's moxie. There's risk-taking. There's pioneering; there's, it's entrepreneurial it is. You know, it's rooted in adrenaline and facing fears, courage, and boldness.
So it's a big new beginning, where the marriage of purpose and belief are coming together in order to start something in order to in it's going to seize you in a very powerful way. It's going to include an undertaking of some kind. So that's why I say this is not just your normal Jupiterian turning point, because whatever we're starting to let go of right now and however we're turning a corner that really began last March was punctuated with the end of July came around again at the end of September. That whole process with Jupiter is really leading through these winter months into the spring. So directly speaking to a very powerful new, new chapter. So and check out what else is happening just after, I mean, very soon, within a month after that happens. Watch what Jupiter does next.
Let's put in all the rest of the planets again. So we're gonna go forward here to the middle of May. In the middle of May, we have Jupiter moving into the sign of Taurus, about May 17 and 18th. After Jupiter enters Taurus, it squares Pluto, who has just recently, around the same time, entered Aquarius, and then just days after that, between May 21 and 23rd, check out what happens next. Then you get Mars entering Leo and also opposing Pluto while squaring Jupiter. So you're talking about a super cardinal fiery turning point with regard to the marriage of your life purpose and your beliefs. And you're talking about it immediately being galvanized by a shift of Jupiter into Taurus with a big T square between Mars and Pluto between April and May, this shift of belief, this shift of values, and how your principles or philosophies are changing your life path are going to be galvanized and hitting such big transformational aspects that from that Jupiter, almost immediately.
So this is why I, again, when I look at this current moment for Jupiter, I think, wow, this is a lot bigger than you might think that it is. Again. Let's go back here to where we're at, and we'll just look at it. So this trine that is approaching happens around November 20. And then you have the station to turn direct by Jupiter by about November 24. So this last part of November, what I want you to think about is what you are letting go of right now and the courage that you have to let go of things, especially around your beliefs, values, your guiding principles, and how they are shaping the choices that you're making with your life path, the deeper and more profoundly, you're able to let go of those things that are not working. Even if you don't know exactly what comes next, I find myself in the same position in many respects; spiritually, I feel a little adrift, but pleasantly so. I feel a deep sense of trust. I don't know exactly what comes next. But I've had to let go have certain beliefs that just were not in alignment, any longer beliefs about myself about reality, etc., etc.
They could be beliefs that guide how you do your work or how you parent or guiding beliefs in love, guiding beliefs that have shaped your family's history, guiding beliefs that shape how you deal with money or your business. But you're looking at those principles, and you're saying, times up, I have to let go of that now. I've seen how some things are working and how some things aren't. And it's an old Jupiter; when Jupiter hits that last, that last quarter dynamic where it turns direct in horary astrology, we would start talking about a Jupiter that is getting into the later part of life. If Jupiter were describing a person, let's say in a horary chart, and it was that stage within its synoptic cycle, Jupiter would be described as the later in years. So there are a lot of things that have matured, a lot of realizations that have grown, but also things that are ready to be let go of that are in the process of dying. And as those things die, I think it helps to see where Jupiter is heading. The spring between April and May is pretty glorious in terms of there being inspiration and newness, a new cycle that's kicking off in a pretty loud and powerful way.
So I hope that that gives people some sense of hope and trust and faith in the process and patience and also, hopefully, the courage to really look at what you've learned and what's ready to be released. So that is what I have for today. I think that it'll be really exciting to take a way too early look at Jupiter into Taurus, which I think we'll do. And I think we're going to also be looking a little bit more at Saturn into Pisces and some other transits that are coming up. I just did my research for the astrology of 2023 video that I make for one of the Kickstarter rewards. And I was like, I was making a list for the biggest transits of the year. I was like, you know, March, April, and May contain three-quarters of the biggest transits of the year that I wrote down this year. So truly dynamic those months, and a lot of it centers around that synoptic conjunction between Jupiter and the Sun in Aries.
So, you know, Aries is always the starting point. It's the beginning of a new phase. So I think that, you know, it's okay to wander sometimes a little bit, especially right now, because I think that that wandering will have served a really important purpose by the time the next conjunction with the Sun and Jupiter comes through in the spring. Alright, that's what I've got for you guys today. I hope this was interesting and not too boring. I'd love to hear your thoughts and any questions you have; leave them in the comment section. If you have a story, use the hashtag grabbed or email us at email@example.com, especially if you were able to track out those turning points in the Jupiter cycle. We'd love to hear stories about that. All right, that's what I've got. Hope you guys have a great day. Take it easy, everyone. Bye.