Jupiter in Scorpio: A Year of Deep Mystery

Jupiter is in Scorpio from Oct. 10, 2017 - Nov. 8, 2018

Dark depths of the sea by Panu Siipilehto

Dark depths of the sea by Panu Siipilehto

A journey through the water signs begins with Cancer, in a safe harbor, close to home. Ocean waves lap at the shore. Children swim on the beach. You collect seashells along the water's edge. Once you sail out of the harbor into open seas, you're in Pisces territory. Sailing through miles of water with no land in sight, you recognize that what we call Earth is really Ocean. You navigate by the stars and feel small in comparison to the vast expanse of the cosmos. You see dolphins, whales, and tropical fish, and understand how connected we all are in the web of life. And then you dive through the Pisces' many layers of water, deeper and deeper, until you get to the coldest, darkest place. This is the kingdom of Scorpio: far below the surface, pitch black, and full of strange, mysterious creatures. We know very little about what lives here. What lies at the bottom...a shipwreck full of ancient treasures, a pirate's skull, the lost city of Atlantis? These are secrets Scorpio won't share easily. In order to solve the mysteries of the dark and deep, you'll need an intense passion, a single-minded focus. You'll need the power to overcome your fears. You'll need a little bit of magic. And a flashlight.

Luckily, this year, you have a guide to protect you as you swim deeper into the mysteries. It's Jupiter, King of the Gods, and bestower of blessings. Where Jupiter is in your chart, you are blessed. Where Jupiter transits, you have protection for one year in that area of life, and the lessons will mirror the qualities of that sign. 

This year, with Jupiter in Scorpio, we are bound to explore some secrets. Secrets about power, about how we share resources and pay taxes, about sex and intimacy. Scorpio even rules the greatest secret of all: that of death. Being initiated into mysteries, gaining knowledge of secrets, transforms us. That's why Scorpionic rites of passage are markers of transformation: having sex for the first time, coming into wealth, getting married, and losing loved ones. These are all simultaneously endings and new beginnings that change us forever.

Scorpio holds her cards close to the vest. This sign doesn't give away any secrets, but it's also intensely interested in unraveling mysteries to get closer to the truth. On a larger scale, the powerful could be unmasked -- including secrets about wealth, taxes, and resources. We'll be especially concerned with how we share resources internationally, and we'll need to watch closely for any hidden activity on the state level. Jupiter in Scorpio can also benefit people who want to keep their secrets and their power, after all. In terms of pop culture, I think there will be increasing interest in mysteries, thrillers, and horror, as well as erotica, history, and science.

Last time Jupiter was in Scorpio, from October 2005 - November 2006, Saddam Hussein was put on trial and sentenced to death. New Orleans was recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. International leaders extended the Kyoto Protocol and negotiated deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions at the UN Climate Change conference in Montreal. The UN established a Human Rights Council. Scientists performed the first human face transplant. NASA launched the first space mission to Pluto (the ruler of Scorpio), and Pluto was later demoted to the status of a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union. NASA also took the first sample of dust from a comet, discovered geysers of a liquid that could be water on one of Saturn's moons, and orbited Mars (Scorpio's other ruler). North Korea claimed to have conducted its first nuclear test. Mexico began the Mexican Drug War.

If I sound intense, that's because Scorpio is intense. Think back to what you were doing in late 2005 and 2006. Those themes are coming back around again. Your teacher, Jupiter, will build on the old lessons with some new knowledge. He'll protect you while you explore mysteries in your personal life. You may become passionate about a creative project that transforms your career, explore the depths of the occult, uncover the mystery of your ancestry, make successful investments, or develop an interest in tantric sex. How you use this transit depends on your chart. I only have one word of warning: Jupiter expands what it touches. You're protected to a point, but you can also overdo it. So be careful about how intense you get, because on the other side of that expansion you could meet the scorpion's sting.

Here's what may be coming up for you with Jupiter in Scorpio.

Aries and Aries Rising: You're exploring the quintessential Scorpio themes: sex, death, and taxes. You could be protected as you pay off your debt, accumulate wealth, or merge your resources with a partner. You may be cheating death in your adventures. Or just having really good sex. Maybe all three. Bonne chance.

Taurus and Taurus Rising: This year is about honesty in your close relationships. You may become more intimate with a partner. Or you might be evaluating your friendships. Which are the most real? Who do you trust with your life? Those are the people to spend time with. Become more aware of power dynamics with other people.

Gemini and Gemini Rising: By next November, you may find yourself with a new set of rituals. You're not exactly a creature of habit, but this year you're committed to solving some mysteries about your health, the work that feeds you, and/or how you spend your days. You're gaining deeper access to your own magic: the power you've had all along.

Cancer and Cancer Rising: What's more transformative than having a child? Some Cancerians will have a human baby this year, while others will birth creative projects. You could have an intense (and intensely joyful) year of parenting, writing, or painting. Or maybe for you it's a passionate love affair. Jupiter protects you while you explore creativity, love, sex, and fun.

Leo and Leo Rising: You know you're fabulous, but do you know where you got that from? This year is about exploring your roots. You may find some talented ancestors in your distinguished line. Jupiter is your guide as you confront family secrets or seek a deeper connection with family members. Who knows; maybe you'll use what you learn next year in your creative work.

Virgo and Virgo Rising: You don't have to travel far to find a mystery. Sometimes it's in your own backyard. You may be exploring the fascinating history of your neighborhood, or find yourself keeping the secrets of siblings and friends. It's likely you'll be speaking, writing, or reading about the mysteries that interest you. Take notes.

Libra and Libra Rising: If you're looking for opportunities to grow your income this year, you'll find them. The money may be hiding in unexpected places. Or not so unexpected -- your passions could bring money to you. You might get better at holding on to it, too, which is just as important as making it. Try not to overspend.

Scorpio and Scorpio Rising: Lucky you. All your endeavors are protected by Jupiter this year, as the Lord of Blessings is in your sign. Take the risks you've been waiting to take. Other people will see you as more powerful and alluring this year. People who appear mysterious are magnetic. Use your glamour.

Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising: This is a year of private exploration for you. Jupiter is providing you with spiritual protection. Behind the scenes of your life, in dreams, meditation, or retreat, you'll be uncovering deep secrets. Make space for spiritual journeys.

Capricorn and Capricorn Rising: You always have new goals to achieve. This year, Jupiter will protect you while you climb to new heights. You can meet people and join groups that will help you. You're likely to end up leading one of those groups. The key word for your Jupiter transit is power. Use it wisely.

Aquarius and Aquarius Rising: Jupiter protects you this year as you create your legacy. In your career, or your vocation, you could make new discoveries. Dive deep into your big questions without fear. If you want more power in your job, you may find that the path is easier. You may receive some recognition for your work.

Pisces and Pisces Rising: Jupiter protects you this year as you explore the foreign, whether you're literally traveling to new countries or expanding your world through the pursuit of knowledge. Either way, you'll be growing philosophically. You may enroll in school (traditional or non), find a good teacher, or become the teacher. Go beyond your previous horizons.