Could This RARE Jupiter-Neptune Trine Finally Bring Peace to Our Planet?

On Sunday, August 19, 2018, philosophical Jupiter in Scorpio flows into a third and final trine (120-degree angle) with soulful Neptune in Pisces, marking a continuation of a heart-expanding journey toward a more purposeful path that began late last year. These two heavenly bodies will not travel together again in harmonious close contact like this for another 150 years. 

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As visionary Jupiter in Scorpio makes a third RARE and lucky trine (120-degree angle) to soothsayer Neptune in Pisces, third eyes and heart chakras around the world will open wide as intuition and empathy are activated by this supercharged bolt of cosmic electricity. The heavenly duo has been traversing  together through emotional and receptive water signs since December 2, 2017, and then again on May 25, 2018. Now on August 19, 2018, we’re presented with yet another golden opportunity to go high AND low at the same time. Plunging into the depths of our souls can finally begin to lead us toward personal liberation.

Could peace finally come to our world—at least, in some small way?

The third and final installment of this harmonious, unifying cycle brings us yet another cosmic reminder that while we may be “divided” by cultures, politics and nations, we are all still 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? A mass-awakening of a compassionate higher consciousness may finally emerge, and suddenly, walking a mile in someone else’s shoes seems like the only path worth taking. 

So…how about a spiritual quest? Until the first Jupiter-Neptune trine had happened on December 2, 2017,(our birthday!), this ultra-rare formation had never occurred in these evocative zodiac signs before in our lifetime. 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. 

Take advantage of the visionary gifts this Jupiter-Neptune trine may bring. With mystic Neptune in the mix, divine downloads that seem “channeled” from another dimension could come flowing in. Or, you may refine ideas that have been underway since the two previous trines. Find ways to activate your higher consciousness, like meditation, journaling, vision-boarding, or listening (and dancing) to music. Whether you’re metaphysically minded or a hardcore cynic, embracing a little “woo” could go a long way, and leave you feeling wonderstruck. (Caveat: Hedonist Jupiter and escapist Neptune can sometimes lead to excess and overindulgences. If you’ve been riding the party train recently, for instance, a little late-summer detox this weekend could be in order.)

With Jupiter in Scorpio governing the reproductive system, and Neptune in Pisces churning through the creative waters of the psyche, don’t be surprised if you get more than your usual share of engagement or “we’re expecting!” announcements before this coming fall. Jupiter and Neptune are also freedom-lovers at heart, and 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—but not a drop to drink? On an international level, headlines could continue to center on the global water crisis and the climate effects of rising temperatures. As polar ice caps melted, record high temperatures the past few winters caused unprecedented greenery to grow in both the North and South poles. Huge swaths of the world live without clean water. Recent statistics from 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 also 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.

This third and final trine invites us to ask ourselves how we can be the change we wish to see in the world.

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 in the coming months—and beyond.

For now, this third and final trine invites us to ask ourselves how we can 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 thrice-in-a-lifetime opportunity do your part to increase the peace under these auspicious, expansive, and soul-stirring skies.

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