On Saturday, December 2, 2017, philosophical Jupiter in Scorpio flows into a heart-expanding trine (120-degree angle) with soulful Neptune in Pisces. There will be two more Jupiter-Neptune trines in 2018 (in May and August), so this weekend might simply be the first step of an inspiring new journey to take a more purposeful path.
Or, how about making it a spiritual quest? This ultra-rare formation has never happened in these evocative zodiac signs before in our lifetime. Psychic downloads and intuitive hits will be flowing all weekend long. 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.
Could peace finally come to our world—at least, in some small way? An awakening of higher consciousness and compassion might arise next spring, when cross-cultural ambassador Jupiter unites in a languorous and harmonious trine for the second time with soul-stirring Neptune in May of 2018. The duo will both be traveling through emotional and receptive water signs (Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces) most of the year, opening hearts, chakras and third eyes everywhere.
The next exact trine will culminate on May 25, 2018, but Jupiter and Neptune will be in close contact from May until August 2018. This rare and unifying cycle reminds us that, while we may be “divided” by cultures, politics and nations, we are still all one.
The Jupiter-Neptune trines could be 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. But Jupiter and Neptune are 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 first 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 first Jupiter-Neptune trine—which happens to fall on our birthday, December 2—to increase the peace.
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