Get ready, Sagittarius: On October 10, your ruling planet, jubilant Jupiter, will make its annual move, changing the entire landscape of the next 13 months. Since September 9, 2016, Jupiter has been in Libra and your eleventh house of groups, drawing you to inspirational and novel social circles, friendships and collaborations. You may have outgrown a crew or two and befriended some like minded go-getters. Let's hear it for your new-and-improved tribe!
Now Jupiter will plunge into Scorpio, your twelfth house of closure, transitions and healing, where it will stay until November 8, 2018. You're completing a 12-year life cycle that began in November 2006—yup, all the way back then. Everything you've done, learned and become is now being processed for the next 12-year chapter of your life, which will start next November, when Jupiter makes its homecoming to Sagittarius.
In the meantime, please handle these next 13 months with care and great awareness. The universe is now in the driver's seat—and you, for once, are the passenger. Buckle up and stop asking "Are we there yet?" Many people suffer needlessly during this cycle because they try to seize the wheel and force things to go THEIR way. They jam square pegs into round holes, and resist change. Don't be that person, Sag.
Treat this time as a long artistic, spiritual or healing retreat. Get extra sleep and don't be surprised if you feel more tired and solitary than normal. The twelfth house rules the subconscious, and this is a great time to get in tune with yours. Dreams can be rich and prophetic. You could enter therapy, take up meditation or explore energy work. From acupuncture to past-life regression to sound baths, true transformation will come from the deeper regions of your brain that DON'T do the thinking and planning. Let go of people and situations that cause suffering or simply aren't going to work out. Mourn losses and feel the feelings. Clear away anything and everything that could stand in the way of your mega-reinvention tour that starts next November!
The twelfth house rules holistic health, and you might explore integrative medicine or the mind-body connection. Should you choose to deal with certain health issues or chronic aches and pains, your healing will require you to identify the underlying emotional cause. (The late Louise Hay's classic book “You Can Heal Your Life” has an extensive list.) A pregnancy is also possible with Jupiter in this spiritual part of your chart. You're kind of a magnet for souls looking to incarnate, so consider yourself notified.
This is a time to declutter, finish, take away—not to stick MORE irons into the fire. If you're planning a big launch, use this year as an incubator, developing your ideas behind the scenes. Unveil them when lucky Jupiter enters your sign next November, and you're likely to face a much more receptive public.
TBH we're wondering what will happen with Sagittarius Taylor Swift's upcoming Reputation album—not in terms of sales, but how she'll be seen as an artist who's been both vulnerable and opaque (e.g., she's a feminist…but um, who DID she vote for in the election?). If there's depth, artistry and emotional transparency, this will be a powerful Jupiter transit. But if there isn't, she might face backlash. She could be an interesting case study for other Sags to watch this year.
So pace yourself, Archer! Sleep in. Bow out of obligations and invitations that feel draining, and be selective about what you give your focus to. You might be a bit less of a fixture on the social scene, but your energy will be better directed toward internal and creative pursuits. Remind everyone (including yourself): You'll be back. (Our 2018 Planetary Planner has an in-depth report on Jupiter in Scorpio for YOUR sign—pre-order your copy here!)
Whew! While Jupiter is definitely the scene-stealer this October, there's still plenty of other activity in the stars. The Sun is in Libra and your social eleventh house until October 23, keeping things lively. It's a powerful time for group projects, and a new collaboration could take flight at the Libra new moon on October 19. New moons unfold over six months' time, so talk about how you can team up and maybe embark on a trial project. Just choose the players with care. With the Sun opposing volatile Uranus, you want to avoid those crazy-making people—sure, they're innovative, but if they bring chaos to your world, it might not be worth the price of admission.
Once catalyzer Mars blazes into Libra on October, staying until December 22, you'll have a full schedule—parties, meetings, team-building sessions—and it will be hard to get that twelfth-house-mandated rest. Take advantage and ask some of these people for support. What a perfect opportunity to delegate!
On October 5, the year's only Aries full moon ignites your fifth house of passion and self-expression. Fame could enter the picture, as the spotlight will love you today. This full moon could mark an exciting romantic moment or bring an outpouring of bottled-up emotions. Try to keep the drama to a dull roar and use this lunar lift for glamorous good times, preferably with a playful plus-one. With the love planets, Venus and Mars, making their only conjunction of 2017 that day, a budding connection could turn serious. One minute you're ordering tapas, the next you're making plans for the future over paella. A pregnancy is possible for some Sagittarians, as the fifth house rules fertility.
The pace will start to mellow on October 23, when the Sun begins its month-long voyage through Scorpio and joins Jupiter in this restful and reflective zone. One of the year's most powerful days for healing and creativity is October 26, when the Sun and Jupiter make their only exact meetup of the year. You're inspired to let down your walls and share from the heart. Compassion and vulnerability will help you reach people, so lead with those qualities. This is a powerful day to forgive and release. If you've been looking for a "sign" that you can let something go, watch for an enthusiastic nod from the universe. Unburden yourself and let love in, Sag!