Out from the shadows and into the light! You're emerging from the depths this month, Pisces, and what a process it's been. On October 10, expansive Jupiter will make its annual sign change, switching from Libra and your secretive eighth house to Scorpio and your expansive, optimistic ninth house. This is a major movement, because Jupiter's transits shape your trajectory for 12 to 13 months. You'll feel the shift of this one acutely—like a butterfly breaking out of the chrysalis and flapping its vibrant wings.
Since September 9, 2016, Jupiter has been in Libra and your eighth house of intimacy, intensity, privacy and psychological processing. You've been in some form of energetic cave or cocoon, doing a lot of deep emotional work. It's been quite a transformational time, and you've shed a few layers and probably said goodbye to people and parts of yourself that no longer served you. There may have been a few dark nights of the soul—but in those raw and vulnerable spaces, you've discovered parts of yourself that you might have been too scared to confront.
Now you're ready to emerge from this "hero's journey" and re-engage with the world. And oh, what a wonderful world it is! You'll be bubbling over with this kind of optimism and zest for life, believe it or not. From October 10, 2017, until November 8, 2018, Jupiter will be in Scorpio, a compatible fellow water sign that rules your ninth house of travel, learning, entrepreneurship and global connections. Visionary ideas could take flight, especially as you connect with people whose backgrounds are wildly different from yours. Some Pisces will return to school or delve into personal-growth work. You could link up with people across cultures, gathering around a common cause. Publishing, media and motivational speaking (cue fellow Pisces Tony Robbins) could all present unexpected opportunities. (Our 2018 Planetary Planner has an in-depth report on Jupiter in Scorpio for YOUR sign—pre-order your copy here!)
With philosophical Jupiter in its home sector (Jupiter is the planet associated with the ninth house), you've got an unquenchable thirst for new horizons. Metaphysical topics captivate you, and you might do some soul-searching travel. Nobody would be surprised to hear you had a personal shaman, Pisces, but when you start packing for a Machu Picchu ayahuasca ceremony, you could set a few tongues wagging. The ninth house is also known as the "god house," and you could go on a quest to find meaning, either through a spiritual community or your own seeking. Our friend Anjali Kumar wrote her forthcoming book Stalking God: My Unorthodox Search for Something to Believe In while Jupiter was in this part of her chart last year. We have a feeling her stories will speak to you deeply.
Jupiter only visits this part of your chart every 12 years; its last visit was from October 2005 to November 2006. Been awhile! So don't squander this bohemian cycle, during which you're invited to roam free, explore and experiment. This is a year to take risks and try new things without locking yourself into any one particular direction. Consider the next 13 months to be "field research" for when Jupiter moves into your structured tenth house next November. Then you'll be ready to choose a defined path. And you'll be so glad you crossed a few things off your bucket list beforehand!
You've got lots to be excited about, Pisces, but TBH, the intensity isn't QUITE over yet. Until October 23, the Sun is visiting Libra and your brooding eighth house, and the emo vibes will linger on. Perhaps you've got some unfinished business to wrap up, even as you transition into a more outgoing and adventurous Jupiter phase. The eighth house rules bonding and permanent mergers: marriage, pregnancy, joint business ventures, real estate. Since last September, you've been dealing with the heavier side of love and money, navigating all the intricacies and power dynamics that come up when you unite with someone else on that intimate a level.
The October 19 Libra new moon could bring an opportunity to make things official—or at least it will plant the seeds for that, since new moons can take up to six months to fully unfold. Energizing Mars will also cruise through Libra from October 22 to December 9, heating up the intensity of your closest ties. Watch for jealousy and debilitating competitiveness during this cycle. Comparing yourself to someone else is a waste of time (learning from them and maybe even collaborating is another story). Your emotions and moods will be dialed up now, so make sure you have healthy outlets to “off-gas” whatever comes up. Book a few therapy and healing appointments in advance. The good news? You could score a major financial coup, buy or sell property or take a relationship to the next level with accelerator Mars here.
A major money moment arrives on October 5, when the year's only full moon in Aries ignites your second house of work and finances. If you've been waiting for job news or courting a client, la luna could bring your answer. Also on this day, magnetic Venus and go-getter Mars will make an exact conjunction (meetup) in your partnership house, indicating that you could draw in something more permanent and long-term. Think beyond a paycheck or a one-off assignment. If you're happy in your current job, this could be a great day to negotiate better pay and terms.
Later in the month, Jupiter's influence really kicks in when the Sun joins the gregarious gas giant in Scorpio until November 21. These two charismatic, can-do cosmic powerhouses will make their once-a-year meetup on October 26. On this day, revel in the sense that anything really IS possible. You could get a huge download about your life purpose, and you'll want to immerse yourself in inspiration from thought leaders, authors, teachers and your own enterprising friends. This is a great day to travel or take a mind-broadening workshop. The goal here is to remember the unlimited opportunities life can offer. You've had a case of tunnel vision for the past year, and now it's time to expand your viewfinder to a wider-angles setting. Look how many thrilling options you can see now, Pisces. Grab your parachute…and take that leap of faith!
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