The Enchantment of Jupiter trine Neptune

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Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces is the biggest outer planet aspect of 2018. This has been in effect since November 2017, and will remain in effect through September 2018. We are in the middle of a three-part cycle of enchantment. The aspect was exact on December 2, 2017. It will be exact again on May 25th and August 19th.

Jupiter is the planet of expansion, generosity, luck, optimism, learning and knowledge. Neptune is the planet of spirituality, religion, dreams, higher ideals, and all that is ethereal. When Jupiter in the rather witchy sign of Scorpio aspects Neptune in sensitive, psychic Pisces, they create the potential for big magic.

What kind of spell will you cast with this kind of magic in the air? It could be a time to commune with the spirits through a seance or a create an artistic work of great depth and beauty. This aspect brings to mind fairy tale films, mermaid queens, fairy godmothers, castles in the clouds and kingdoms under the sea. There is an element of fantastical illusion to Jupiter trine Neptune that can work in your favor as you enchant your own life. Water spells, divination, creative visualization, and dream boarding are all perfect for this aspect.

Trines are lovely and often make things feel easy, but the luck doesn’t always just fall in your lap. You have to do a little fishing with this one. Take some time on Friday to cast your magic net and see if you can pull in your dream.

To find out what you should cast for, look at the themes of the Jupiter-Neptune trine for your rising sign and sun sign in the horoscopes.

Pisces Full Moon: Ocean

This full moon was exact at 13.53 degrees of Pisces at 3:03 AM on September 6th.

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How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean.
— Arthur C. Clarke

The moon is full and the waters are rising, overflowing cities. Torrential rains are flooding people's homes. This full moon conjunct Neptune--modern ruler of Pisces and Roman God of the Sea--is turning our attention to the destructive power of water. Natural disasters like these hurricanes have the power to make us realize how small we are. Conversely, they have the power to bring people together, to make us larger with our common humanity.

Full moons bring events to fullness. The word "disaster" literally means "ill-starred," a calamity reflected in the positions of the stars or planets. I don't believe that astrological patterns cause events, but they do mirror them. As above, so below. I'm struck by how much this full moon feels like February's solar eclipse in Pisces. Eclipse energy moves in six-month cycles. In February, the new moon was conjunct Neptune. Jupiter was opposite Uranus and square Pluto, then as now. I wrote about loss, about the feeling of water washing everything away, about collective grief and collective action. It's relevant at this full moon as well.

The traditional ruler of Pisces, Jupiter, holds the energy of expansion. And true to Jupiter, these hurricanes are giant. Jupiter's opposition to Uranus in 2017 could be summed up in two words: "big surprises." We're not done here. We can't ignore how small we are. We can't ignore the suffering of others far away from us. We can't ignore climate change. Pisces, as usual, overwhelms us with the whole of it and makes us feel everything. We experience phenomenons like this one collectively.

I'll say of this full moon what I said about the solar eclipse in February. It's about compassion in it's highest form: being able to empathize with someone whose experience is far different from yours, even someone you once hated or feared. A Pisces moon asks us to find some universality in our experience, to imagine what it must be like to be someone else, and then to act on that empathy.

Dear Rebel: When Should I Look for a New Job?

This column goes out to every Pisces. You've had Saturn in your house of career since 2014 and Neptune transiting your sun -- a difficult combination. Here's my advice to one reader on finding a job with these transits.

Dear Rebel,

I’m thinking about leaving my current job, but I’m kind of scared to look for a new one. Is now the right time to pursue a new career?

Sincerely,
In-Between

See my advice to In-Between

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