Jupiter into Scorpio

Mopsa the fairy

Mopsa the fairy by Jean Ingelow, 1927

 

Kinda interesting that as soon as Jupiter moves into Scorpio there’s a giant reveal of Weinstein’s secret sex abuse of starlets erupting from the depths of Hollywood.
Watch for many more secrets to be revealed in the next year – in many different arenas.

As for your personal life, Jupiter was last in Scorpio in 2005. What were you going through then? This should give you a preview of what’s to come in the next year 🙂

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And this excellent post from Chani Nicholas:

“On October 10th, 2017, Jupiter enters Scorpio. Every 12-13 months, Jupiter enters a new sign, teaching us how to expand through that specific sign’s style. This gives Jupiter, the planet that governs growth, abundance, good fortune and overindulgence, a 12 (or so) year orbit. This orbit is a growth cycle that we can track through our lives. Each cycle teaching us another layer of its wisdom. Each cycle teaching us a little bit more about our growth edges. Each cycle teaching us a little bit more about our potential to outgrow what has kept us small.

In astrology, the signs are the style in which a planet expresses itself. Each planet has a couple of signs that they do well in, a couple that they have a hard time in, and many that they are neutral in.

Scorpio is a neutral place for Jupiter. It’s neither good nor bad. Neither powerful nor harmful.

However, Scorpio has an extreme kind of style. Ruled by Mars, Scorpio is a sign that cuts through the husk to get to the heart of an issue. Scorpio will always search for ulterior motives. It is a sign that is both intrigued and intriguing. Mysterious. Powerful. Magnetic. Hypnotic. Powerful. Regenerative. Unfuckwithable. Here Jupiter will explore secrets and lies. One of our greatest flaws is thinking that there is an answer to everything. Jupiter in Scorpio reveres the mystery in all things. Here Jupiter will teach us about the healing power of the dark. The soil of our souls. The mud of our psyche. Here Jupiter will expand our access to the hidden realms. To the spirit world. To our ancestors.

Oh what a Samhain this will be.

While in Scorpio, Jupiter has no difficult aspects to contend with. No major scuffles. No opponents too threatening.

Thank gods. Scorpio is enough to handle all on its own.

The last time that Jupiter was in Scorpio was October, 2005 – November, 2006. After reading your horoscope, think about the kind of growth that you went through in that area of your life, 12 years ago.

Jupiter will be in Scorpio from October 10th, 2017 – November 8th, 2018

Jupiter is the spiritual, philosophical, and religious teacher.

Whichever house your natal Jupiter lives in is a place where you are asked to experience the lessons of expansion, growth, faith and the consequences of excess.

Jupiter in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn

  • January 15th, both at 19°
  • April 14th, both at 21°
  • September 12th, both at 18°

Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces

  • December 2nd, both at 11°
  • May 25th, both at 16°
  • August 19th, both at 15°

Jupiter retrograde

Every year Jupiter spends about 3 months of the time retrograde. Since Jupiter governs our cycles of growth and philosophies of living, its retrograde period is always a helpful one where we can check to see if the growth we are experiencing is lining up with our ultimate goals.

Jupiter will station retrograde at 23° of Scorpio on March 9th and station direct at 13° of Scorpio on July 10th.

Mars will station retrograde at 9° of Aquarius on June 27th and station direct at 28° of Capricorn on August 26th. 

Jupiter in Scorpio, Sign by Sign:

Aries and Aries Rising — You’re finding opportunity and new experiences through intense emotional themes. This is a great time to discover yourself through therapy and other psychologically driven modalities. You’re opening up through intimacy and trust. You may be naturally expanding your finances and wealth. You have benefits and money at your disposal.

Taurus and Taurus Rising — You’re finding opportunity and new experiences through relationship and partnership. This is a great time to discover yourself through other people. You’re opening up through social experiences. You’re naturally expanding through connection and you may be inspired to leave or seek freedom from an existing relationship.

Gemini and Gemini Rising — You’re finding opportunity and new experiences through health, wellness, and taking care of your body. This is a great time to start a new fitness regimen or a project to organize your life. You are opening up through service to others. You’re naturally expanding your daily life through through personal ritual and an attention to details.

Cancer and Cancer Rising — You’re finding opportunity and new experiences by being you. This is a great time to express your talents, creativity, and personality. You’re opening up through fun and play. You’re naturally expanding by sharing yourself and your vulnerability. Children may be a source of joy as well.

Leo and Leo Rising — You’re finding new opportunity and new experiences in the home. This is a great time to move or make a change in your living situation. You’re opening up by feeding and nurturing what really matters to you. You’re naturally expanding through intimate emotional connection, especially via family and your inner circle.

Virgo and Virgo Rising — You’re finding opportunity and new experiences locally and in your neighborhood. This is a great time to travel, go on trips, and take a class. You’re opening up through communicating what you think and believe. You’re naturally expanding through writing, speaking, and listening.

Libra and Libra Rising — You’re finding opportunity and new experiences to make more money and find stability. This is a great time to focus on finances and accumulate new assets. You’re opening up by discovering your own worth. You’re naturally expanding your material world by buying new things or generously being given what you need.

Scorpio and Scorpio Rising — You’re finding opportunity and new experiences by taking the lead. This is a great time to push out into the world and be the teacher or the guru. You’re opening up by being generous to others and a magnanimous force in people’s lives. You’re naturally expanding your presence, which can include weight gain.

Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising — You’re finding opportunity and new experiences through going within and discovering your mystical side. This is a great time to go on retreats, rest, reflect, and keep a dream journal. You’re opening up by letting go and shedding old layers. You’re naturally expanding your connection to the divine, unseen realms, and subtle energies.

Capricorn and Capricorn Rising — You’re finding opportunity and new experiences through friends and community. This is a great time to expand your social connections. You’re opening up by finding likeminded people who understand you. You’re naturally expanding your place in the world and your vision for yourself in the future.

Aquarius and Aquarius Rising — You’re finding opportunity and new experiences in career. This is a great time to get a head professionally, start a new job, or take on new responsibilities. You’re opening up by sharing or teaching your philosophy to the world. You’re naturally expanding your worldly power.

Pisces and Pisces Rising — You’re finding opportunity and new experiences through education and new ways of seeing the world. This is a great time to travel to other countries, go back to school, or seek wisdom in teachings. You’re opening up by thinking big and developing your philosophy on life. You’re naturally expanding through a desire to know more and to share what you know with others.”

Rose

Believing or Not Believing is Not a Concern at All; You Simply Love. You See a Rose Flower. Do You Believe in It or Do You Disbelieve in It? You Don’t Do Anything, You Simply Look at It… You Look at a Rose and Something of the Rose Reaches to Your Heart. Outside the Rose is Flowering, Inside, the Heart Starts Flowering.

~ Osho / Shree Rajneesh (1931 – 1990)

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Do this when you feel icky

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“What Science Really Says About Negative Emotions.

Pretending unwelcome feelings don’t exist isn’t helping. Here’s what to do instead:

by Shelby Lorman.

Source.

Ever been told to smile when you’re feeling down? While there’s science to support the idea that forced positivity can temporarily boost your mood, convincing yourself that you’re always happy may do you more harm than good, according to an insightful piece on Quartz by Lila MacLellan. Research suggests suppressing your less-than-pleasant feelings can harm your psychological well-being, and that accepting them is a better option.
Acceptance isn’t about making peace with your negative emotions: the “magic of acceptance is in its blunting effect on emotional reactions to stressful events,” Brett Ford, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto, told MacLellan. Ford added that over time, acceptance of negative emotions can lead to “positive psychological health, including higher levels of life satisfaction.”
How and why this happens isn’t exactly clear. But Ford’s recently published research (in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology) offers some insights. The research is from a few years ago, when Ford was a doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley. She and a few other Berkeley researchers designed a three-part experiment in hopes of learning more about the link between acceptance and psychological well-being. The participants were from various socioeconomic backgrounds and races, and included people who had dealt with major and minor negative experiences (think the difference between losing a job and losing track of your keys).
Ford and her fellow researchers found that people who were more accepting of negative emotions (MacLellan calls them “habitual acceptors”) like anger or anxiety had reduced feelings of ill-being, something backed up by previous research, and were more likely to have better well-being. MacLellan notes that “accepting dark emotions like anxiety or rage won’t bring you down or amplify the emotional experience. Nor will it make you ‘happy’—at least not directly.” Instead, acceptance is linked to overall “better mental health when it’s used in response to negative emotions, not positive ones,” MacLellan writes.
Ford hopes her research can improve future mental health treatments, which “currently rely on some approaches that fail people,” she told MacLellan. “When something happens and you try to reframe it like, ‘Oh it’s not such a big deal.’ or ‘I’m going to learn and grow from that,’ it doesn’t necessarily work,” Ford said.
Bad experiences are inevitable. But if we only let in the positive emotions, we’re less equipped to deal with the rollercoaster ride that is just part and parcel of being alive. “People die in our lives, we lose them, if we have only been accustomed to being allowed to have more positive thoughts, then these realities can strike us even more intensely when they happen—and they will happen,” according to Svend Brinkmann, a psychology professor at Denmark’s Aalborg University quoted in the piece.
Part of the challenge of acceptance is that it runs counter to our culture’s expectation to be happy all of the time. We’re living in a “cultural age that’s decidedly pro-positivity,” MacLellan writes, which makes the “pressure to suppress or camouflage negative feelings” all the more pronounced. In the West (especially in the U.S.) “happiness and positivity are seen as virtues,” MacLellan notes. Ford told her that “some companies want their customers and employees to be delighted all the time. That’s unreasonable, and when we’re faced with unreasonable expectations, it’s natural for us to start applying judgement to the negative mental experiences we have.”
This probably isn’t helped by the fact that social media today is awash in well-curated and filtered frames of positivity. While a quick mood boost might feel great, continually suppressing our own negative emotions in favor of feel-good things only sets us up for a “striving state of mind,” according to Ford, which is paradoxical to finding peace and acceptance.
The good news is that acceptance can be learned. You can start by thinking of “your emotions as passing clouds, visible but not a part of you,” MacLellan suggests. Next time you experience a negative emotion or feel pressured to smile when you’re really not feeling it, remember that, as Ford explains, “acceptance involves not trying to change how we are feeling, but staying in touch with your feelings and taking them for what they are.”
Read more on Quartz.

Ouroboros

The ancient symbol of a snake eating it’s tail touches every culture on our planet. Here’s a fun (but incomplete) journey into the history of this magical symbol by Ellie Crystal:

“The Ouroboros is believed to have been inspired by the Milky Way.

Ancient texts refer to a serpent of light residing in the heavens

which, according to Ancient Alien Theory, was a spaceship or stargate.

Mythology: The Milky Way galaxy keeps a time cycle that ends in catastrophic change when the serpent eats its tail (at the end of the tale of this reality.) Suntelia Aion is the sun rising out of the mouth of the ouroboros, which allegedly occurs December 21, 2012 – representing the evolution of consciousness in the alchemy of time.



The Ouroboros and the Tree of Life


Origins of the Ouroboros

Egypt


Papyrus of Dama Heroub Egypt, 21st Dynasty

The serpent or dragon eating its own tail has survived from antiquity and can be traced back to Ancient Egypt, circa 1600 B.C.E. It is contained in the Egyptian Book of the Netherworld. The Ouroboros was popular after the Amarna period.

In the Book of the Dead, which was still current in the Graeco-Roman period, the self-begetting sun god Atum is said to have ascended from chaos-waters with the appearance of a snake, the animal renewing itself every morning, and the deceased wishes to turn into the shape of the snake Sato (“son of the earth”), the embodiment of Atum.

The famous Ouroboros drawing from the early alchemical text The Chrysopoeia of Cleopatra dating to 2nd century Alexandria encloses the words hen to pan, “one is the all”. Its black and white halves represent the Gnostic duality of existence. As such, the Ouroboros could be interpreted as the Western equivalent of the Taoist Yin-Yang symbol. The Chrysopoeia Ouroboros of Cleopatra is one of the oldest images of the Ouroboros to be linked with the legendary opus of the Alchemists, the Philosopher’s Stone.


Greece

Plato described a self-eating, circular being as the first living thing in the universe – an immortal, mythologically constructed beast. The living being had no need of eyes when there was nothing remaining outside him to be seen; nor of ears when there was nothing to be heard; and there was no surrounding atmosphere to be breathed; nor would there have been any use of organs by the help of which he might receive his food or get rid of what he had already digested, since there was nothing which went from him or came into him: for there was nothing beside him.

Of design he was created thus, his own waste providing his own food, and all that he did or suffered taking place in and by himself. For the Creator conceived that a being which was self-sufficient would be far more excellent than one which lacked anything; and, as he had no need to take anything or defend himself against any one, the Creator did not think it necessary to bestow upon him hands: nor had he any need of feet, nor of the whole apparatus of walking; but the movement suited to his spherical form was assigned to him, being of all the seven that which is most appropriate to mind and intelligence; and he was made to move in the same manner and on the same spot, within his own limits revolving in a circle.

All the other six motions were taken away from him, and he was made not to partake of their deviations. And as this circular movement required no feet, the universe was created without legs and without feet. In Gnosticism, this serpent symbolized eternity and the soul of the world.


Middle East

Because the Albigenses came from Armenia, where Zoroastrianism and Mithra worship were common, it may be that the symbol entered their iconography via the Zoroastrian Faravahar symbol, which in some versions clearly features an ouroboros at the waist instead of a vague disc-shape.

In Mithran mystery cults the figure of Mithra being reborn (one of the things he is famous for) is sometimes seen wrapped with an ouroboros, indicating his eternal and cyclic nature, and even references which do not mention the ouroboros refer to this circular shape as symbolizing the immortality of the soul or the cyclic nature of Karma, suggesting that the circle retains its meaning even when the details of the image are obscured.


The Double Triangle of Solomon


India

Ouroboros symbolism has been used to describe Kundalini energy. According to the 2nd century Yoga Kundalini Upanishad, “The divine power, Kundalini, shines like the stem of a young lotus; like a snake, coiled round upon herself she holds her tail in her mouth and lies resting half asleep as the base of the body” (1.82). Another interpretation is that Kundalini equates to the entwined serpents of the Caduceus, the entwined serpents representing commerce in the west or, esoterically, human DNA.

The Kirtimukha myth of Hindu tradition has been compared by some authors to Ouroboros.

Ouroboros… the dragon circling the tortoise which supports the four elephants that carry the world.


China

Chinese Ouroboros from Chou dynasty, 1200 BC.

The universe was early divided into Earth below and Heaven above. These, two as one, gave the idea of opposites but forming a unity. Each opposite was assumed to be powerful and so was their final unity. For creation of the universe they projected reproduction to conceive creation. Now reproduction results in the union of two opposites as male and female.

Correspondingly, the Chinese believed Light and Darkness, as the ideal opposites, when united, yielded creative energy. The two opposites were further conceived as matter and energy which became dual-natured but as one. The two opposites were yin-yang and their unity was called Chhi. Yin-Yang was treated separately in Chinese cosmology which consisted of five cosmic elements.

Since Chinese alchemy did reach Alexandria probably the symbol Yin-Yang, as dual-natured, responsible for creation, was transformed into a symbol called Ouroboros. It is a snake and as such as symbol of soul. Its head and anterior portion is red, being the color of blood as soul; its tail and posterior half is dark, representing body.

Ouroboros here is depicted white and black, as soul and body, the two as “one which is all.” It is cosmic soul, the source of all creation. Ouroboros is normally depicted with its anterior half as black but it should be the reverse as shown here. With the name Chemeia taken to Kim-Iya, the last word would take Ouroboros to Yin-Yang.


Mesoamerica

The serpent god Quetzalcoatl is sometimes portrayed biting his tail on Aztec and Toltec ruins. A looping Quetzalcoatl is carved into the base of the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent, at Xochicalco, Mexico, 700-900 AD.

Seven-segmented Aztec Ouroboros


Norse

In Norse mythology, it appears as the serpent Jormungandr, one of the three children of Loki and Angrboda, who grew so large that it could encircle the world and grasp its tail in its teeth. In the legends of Ragnar Lodbrok, such as Ragnarssona patter, the Geatish king Herraud gives a small lindworm as a gift to his daughter Pora Town-Hart after which it grows into a large serpent which encircles the girl’s bower and bites itself in the tail. The serpent is slain by Ragnar Lodbrok who marries Pora. Ragnar later has a son with another woman named Kraka and this son is born with the image of a white snake in one eye. This snake encircled the iris and bit itself in the tail, and the son was named Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye.


Rome

Earthly Ouroboros from Alciato‘s Emblems

Oceanic Ouroboros from Alciato’s Emblems

Janus 1608


Freemasonry

The ouroboros is displayed on numerous Masonic seals,
frontispieces and other imagery, especially during the 17th century.

 

 

 


Theosophical Society

The Ouroboros is featured in the seal of the Theosophical Society
along with other traditional symbols.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tarot and Watermarks

The Ouroboros symbol appears in both 14th- and 15th-century Albigensian-printing watermarks and is also worked into the pip cards of many early (14th-15th century) playing cards and tarot cards. Watermarks similar to those used by the Albigensians appear in early printed playing cards, suggesting that the Albigenses might have had contact with the early authors of tarot decks.

A commonly used early symbol – an ace of cups circled by an ouroboros – frequently appears among Albigensian watermarks. It is conceivable that this is the source of some of the urban legends associating this symbol with secret societies, because the Albigenses were closely associated with the humanist movement and the inquisition it sparked.


Alchemy

Alchemically, the ouroboros is also used as a purifying glyph. Ouroboros was and is the name for the Great World Serpent, encircling the Earth.

The word Ouroboros is really a term that describes a similar symbol which has been cross-pollinated from many different cultures. Its symbolic connotation from this owes to the returning cyclical nature of the seasons; the oscillations of the night sky; self-fecundation; disintegration and re-integration; truth and cognition complete; the Androgyny; the primeval waters; the potential before the spark of creation; the undifferentiated; the Totality; primordial unity; self-sufficiency, and the idea of the beginning and the end as being a continuous unending principle.

Ouroboros represents the conflict of life as well in that life comes out of life and death. ‘My end is my beginning.’ In a sense life feeds off itself, thus there are good and bad connotations which can be drawn. It is a single image with the entire actions of a life cycle – it begets, weds, impregnates, and slays itself, but in a cyclical sense, rather than linear.

Thus, it fashions our lives to a totality more towards what it may really be – a series of movements which repeat. “As Above, So Below” – we are born from nature, and we mirror it, because it is what man wholly is a part of. It is this symbolic rendition of the eternal principles that are presented in the Emerald Tablets of Thoth.

The Ouroboros connects the Above and Below

Connection between Man and God


Carl Jung

Swiss psychologist Carl Jung interpreted the Ouroboros as having an archetypal significance to the human psyche. It makes its way into our conscious mind time and time again in varying forms as the basic mandala of alchemy. Jung defined the relationship of the ouroboros to alchemy:

    • ‘The alchemists, who in their own way knew more about the nature of the individuation process than we moderns do, expressed this paradox through the symbol of the ouroboros, the snake that eats its own tail. In the age-old image of the ouroboros lies the thought of devouring oneself and turning oneself into a circulatory process, for it was clear to the more astute alchemists that the prima materia of the art was man himself.’

The ouroboros is a dramatic symbol for the integration and assimilation of the opposite, i.e. of the shadow. This ‘feed-back’ process is at the same time a symbol of immortality, since it is said of the ouroboros that he slays himself and brings himself to life, fertilizes himself and gives birth to himself. He symbolizes the One, who proceeds from the clash of opposites, and he therefore constitutes the secret of the prima materia which […] unquestionably stems from man’s unconscious’. (Collected Works, Vol. 14 para.513)


Other References

The Jungian psychologist Erich Neumann writes of it as a representation of the pre-ego “dawn state”, depicting the undifferentiated infancy experience of both mankind and the individual child.

The 19th century German chemist named Kekule dreamed of a snake with its tail in its mouth one day after dosing off. He had been researching the molecular structure of benzene, and was at a stop point in his work until after waking up he interpreted the dream to mean that the structure was a closed carbon ring. This was the breakthrough he needed.

Organic chemist August Kekule claimed that a ring in the shape of Ouroboros that he saw in a dream inspired him in his discovery of the structure of the benzene ring.

… It seems that the Ouroboros is a powerful archetypal symbol, a part of our Spiritus Mundi, the collective unconscious which thrives within each soul.”


Crop Circles

Source: http://www.crystalinks.com/ouroboros.html

New Moon in Virgo

New Moon in Virgo: 10:30pm. Mercury, Mars, and now Venus in Virgo.

Today’s New Moon signals the end of the Sun’s yearly transit through Virgo. The Fall Equinox is ushered in this Friday with the Sun’s entrance into Libra.

New Moons always signal a new beginning, but in this case we undertake a new start from the wisdom we’ve gained over the past month. Hopefully we’ve all become more efficient, streamlined and healthy with Virgo’s influence.

Are you familiar with astrology and the meanings of the houses? You can read about them here. The corner of your chart where you have Virgo is the area of your life where your skills of observation and discernment are keenly precise. You are sharply perceptive and hit the bull’s eye every time.

On the other side, it’s where you can be a perfectionist and hyper critical of yourself and others. It’s good to remember you’re human 🙂 The thing I love about Virgo is the practicality. This sign excels at creating a plan to achieve one’s goals. I’ve often read that Virgo is powerful, because it can realistically look at dreams and neutrally decide if they are realistic, and what the steps are to achieve them.

Just let go of making everything so neat and tidy – writing all your lists on post it notes. The steps you take TODAY are the ones that will lead you to achieving your dreams.