On Friday, May 25, 2018, philosophical Jupiter in Scorpio flows into another heart-expanding trine (120-degree angle) with soulful Neptune in Pisces. This is the second of three Jupiter-Neptune trines since December 2017 (the next one is in August 2018), marking a continuation of a journey toward a more purposeful path that began late last year.
Visionary Jupiter in Scorpio makes a second RARE trine (lucky, 120-degree angle) to soothsayer Neptune in Pisces, supercharging everyone’s intuition and empathy. Suddenly, walking a mile in someone else’s shoes seems like the only path worth taking. As cross-cultural ambassador Jupiter unites in this languorous and harmonious trine for the second time with soul-stirring Neptune, the two heavenly bodies will continue to travel in close contact for the duration of May until August 2018—and then not again for another 150 years.
The second installment of this unifying cycle brings us yet another cosmic reminder that while we may be “divided” by cultures, politics and nations, we are still all one. Take advantage of this enigmatic transit to plunge into the most caring waters you can find. Could peace finally come to our world—at least, in some small way? An awakening of higher consciousness and compassion might finally begin to arise, since the planetary duo is traversing through emotional and receptive water signs (Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces), opening hearts, chakras and third eyes everywhere
So how about a spiritual quest? Until December 2, 2017 (which also happened to be our birthday!), this ultra-rare formation had never happened in these evocative zodiac signs before in our lifetime. Psychic downloads and intuitive hits will be flowing all weekend long and for months to come. Pay attention to signs and serendipities, like a number that keeps showing up as an address or on the clock—or an unusual animal that crosses your path.
Finding ways to activate your higher consciousness could prove life changing now. And while it would be easy to escape into a drunken, Friday night reverie, dulling the senses means missing out on the messages that your imagination wants to deliver. Make yourself a conduit for divine downloads through meditation, vision-boarding, listening to music, (sober) dancing, or delving into discussions about life’s great mysteries. Whether you’re metaphysically minded or a hardcore cynic, embracing a little “woo” could go a long way, and leave you feeling wonderstruck.
The next Jupiter-Neptune trine could mark a banner moment for love, with merging-minded Scorpio and starry-eyed Pisces in the mix. Don’t be surprised if you get more than your usual share of engagement or “we’re expecting!” announcements before the fall. But Jupiter and Neptune are also freedom-lovers at heart. You can be sure that any news will come with an unconventional twist. (“Surprise! Our son was born via natural hypno-birthing in a yurt and we’re moving abroad to raise him on a collective farm.” Not that there’s anything wrong with that…)
Water, water everywhere—and not a drop to drink? On an international level, headlines could center on the global water crisis and the climate effects of rising temperatures. As polar ice caps melted, record high temperatures last winter caused unprecedented greenery to grow in both the North and South poles. Huge swaths of the world live without clean water. Recent statistics from Water.org show that one in ten people (663 million) lack access to safe drinking water and 2.4 billion don’t have proper sanitation. Since abundant Jupiter magnifies whatever it touches and Neptune rules the seas, we may see an ocean-related weather surge near these dates.
Since 2012, the outer planets have been making a series of challenging aspects (angles), which has shaken up business as usual. Since the large, slow-moving outer planets shape generational and global trends, everything from politics to culture has been impacted. This is the first time in over five years that we won’t experience any major battles between these cosmic players.
Jupiter and Neptune last made contact when they locked into a tense and heated opposition from August until October of 2015, then again from March until July of 2016. Their exact face-off was mid-September 2015, but the effect could be felt during these whole periods. At the time, Jupiter was in analytical Virgo, an odd contrast to artsy, spiritual Neptune. Complicating matters, restrictive Saturn (in global Sagittarius) wedged itself in the middle, forming a tense and awkward T-square.
Many people will recall 2015 and 2016 as especially tough years, and the Jupiter-Neptune-Saturn conflicts only fueled this intensity. There was also a series of harsh angles between Jupiter, revolutionary Uranus and shadowy Pluto in 2016 and 2017. These erupted in chaos and confusion, especially on the political stage. Global alliances reshuffled—with conflict coming from every angle, and primarily involving the Middle East, North Korea, Russia and the United States. With Jupiter coursing through potent Scorpio until November 2018, we can expect more changes among the powers that be.
For now, this second Jupiter-Neptune trine asks us to “be the change we wish to see in the world.” How can you express yourself in a way that heals and connects people? Any small amount of this can have a ripple effect, so use this Jupiter-Neptune trine—and the next one to come—to do your part to increase the peace.
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