Today marks a major turning point of 2014 – giant Jupiter just shifted from Cancer to Leo (3:30am Pacific), calling you into the spotlight. Jupiter is traditionally the “Greater Benefic,” planet of expansion, opportunity, trust and wisdom.
Jupiter in Cancer, starting June 25, 2013, supported strengthening your foundation, expanding your capacity for emotional depth and intimacy, and increasing trust in your feelings and intuition. Jupiter’s participation in the Cardinal Grand Cross – its opposition to Pluto in Capricorn and square to Uranus in Aries – intensified these themes, and asked you to release the stories and beliefs that subvert your growth and power.
The transition from watery, inward-turning Cancer to fiery, expressive Leo involves feeling safe and secure enough to let your light shine and be seen in your individuality, and having a strong root system that supports you in taking a creative risk. Ideally, having moved through a lot of old emotional crapola (especially of the early childhood and ancestral variety) you can now see life from a fresh perspective, with innocent eyes. Innocence is a Leonine resource that helps you find creative solutions, instead of viewing situations through a filter of cynicism.
Leo the Lion is the divine child, the king/queen, the diva, the rock star. Without an open heart – the part of the body ruled by Leo – Jupiter amplifies the shadow version of these archetypes, which can be pretty obnoxious (Jupiter isn’t necessarily “good,” just BIG). This could look like: willfulness, tyranny, melodrama, self-aggrandizement and ego-inflation. High-vibration Leo channels light through the heart, sending out a ray of inspiration that fires up other people’s enthusiasm, joy and creativity.
Jupiter’s last journey through Leo was August 1, 2002 to August 27, 2003, and similar themes and opportunities will arise over the next year. For more insight into what Jupiter in Leo means for YOU, find the house or houses in your birth chart that contain the sign Leo (even if you don’t have any planets in Leo, you have Leo somewhere in your birth chart). The areas of life signified by your Leo house(s) are where opportunities and blessings are available when you:
- trust and act on what feels like fun
- follow your heart’s passion and wisdom
- come from a place of love, generosity, nobility and innocence
- use a playful, lighthearted approach
- express your individuality and uniqueness
- take a courageous creative risk and let your light shine.
- Emily Trinkaus
Hello, Priestess! Want support for navigating the turning-point, opening up to creative expansion, and taking center stage? Divalicious energy healer Katie Todd and I are offering a special Jupiter in Leo Galactivation teleclass – tonight (Wed.) at 5:00 Pacific! All women are welcome, and you can participate by phone, online, or via recording from anywhere in the world. More info here.