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Hi friends, Some of you have expressed that my astrological input has been very helpful, and have expressed that you could benefit from more. These are extreme times!!! That is for certain!!! I am finding it extremely difficult to make predictions very far in advance because we are going through SO MANY shifts right after one another. I'll copy and paste the text I have already written for my blog, for ease of reading here and discussion, but if you want to view on my site, I'll link it at the end. We are experiencing two major Initiations this week. By Initiations, I refer to planetary conjunctions. Conjunctions are always a big deal, of course. But, we must remember that a conjunction isn’t like a linear meeting. It’s a circular meeting. Each conjunction represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. Therefore, a conjunction is an initiation of a new cycle. We commonly know the Moon Cycle in this way. Every New Moon is a Moon-Sun conjunction and the initiation of a new Moon(-Sun) cycle. The planets are the same way. And, of course, initiations happen regularly, at all sorts of various intervals. Mercury initiates most often to any given body, then Venus, etc. These faster planets don’t get discussed much as far as initiations go, because they happen more often, and because, quite frankly, they aren’t as “intense.” Of course the first factor is causal to the second. In other words, the slower the initiating planet, the more intense the initiation, and the more important the cycle. Just to give a sense of the cycles: Mars takes 2 years to go around the Wheel. Jupiter is next at 12 years, then Saturn at 28, Uranus at 84, Neptune at 165, Pluto at about 250! These numbers vary when we are looking at them in relation to each other. The Initiation cycles we are referring to are technically called synodic cycles. A synodic cycle is a bit longer than a regular cycle of one planet returning to the same spot on its own, because both bodies are moving. Think of it this way: if you’re chasing someone slower than you around a track, it’ll take longer to get to them than a static location on the track. We can definitely think of these Initiations in the same way as we would think of as a ritual Initiation for an individual in the spiritual sense. This can happen naturally and in an unplanned way, or, in a planned and prepared-for way, like an initiation in a Magickal tradition. In other words, the old is shed, and the new begins. The person “graduates” to a new level, and a whole new set of challenges are presented. The initiation itself is usually an extremely intense experience, in some regard. In the same way, these planetary initiations create intense experience for everyone! We are experiencing so many initiations so close together at this time that it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the correspondences to the extreme and unprecedented happenings sweeping across our planet right now. No, it just takes an Astrologer. Hardy har har!!! I hope to elaborate more on this, but, as always when dealing with upcoming transits, especially ones that happen in about 12 hours, this is time-sensitive information, so better for me to just spit it out. Mars initiated by Saturn at 14:31 EDT (18:31 Greenwich Mean Time) today, March 31, 2020. The two Malefics. These two together are, as I read somewhere, “like having the gas all the way down and the brakes on full-stop at the same time.” It’s even more interesting because they’re at 0° Aquarius, after both having just moved from Capricorn. A good place for a new cycle, but, in the moment, anxiety and stress seem to be unbearable. Stay calm and centered, and please be kind. And then we have two Initiations at the 24th degree of Capricorn by Pluto. Oh, Joy! The first is “lesser," since it involves an Asteroid. But, still important. At 22:59 EDT on March 31, or 2:59 Greenwich, Pallas-Athena is initiated by Pluto. Pallas-Athena in Capricorn will go to great lengths to settle issues with diplomacy. She is a warrior Goddess, but not in the same way that Mars is a warrior God; she sets boundaries and values Wisdom over Conquest. Her being here is beneficial, because she will go to great lengths to prevent extreme measures to be taken. This initiation forces us to consider all sides of the situation, and takes the edge off of what is otherwise a supremely stressful time. Venus being in a nice Trine to both the Capricorn planets and Early Aquarius Mars-Saturn is super helpful, too, but we aren’t going into that here. Soon after Pallas-Athena makes her deal with Hades, Jupiter comes along and does the same, on Saturday, April 4, at 22:14 EDT, or 2:14 on Sunday, April 5 Greenwich. This is the first in 3 conjunctions, so, if we want, why not consider it 3 levels of initiation too? Jupiter also is concerned with justice, but more in the “on the books laws” sort of way. Jupiter expands things, and in the case of Pluto, during the conjunction anyway, we’ll be particularly concerned with how power and law interact. Criticisms, and support of, the government and its reaches will be at the forefront. People as individuals will feel particularly driven and passionate about their beliefs. The cycle beginning in Capricorn will bring questions around how we can create laws and hierarchies that can maintain abundance with scarce resources. Remember Climate Catastrophe? That’s still an issue. Stay in a space of Love during these shifts. Apparently many people will be meditating to Liberate and Reclaim our World during the Jupiter-Pluto initiation. The goal is to get to 1 million people. It is definitely worth participating, in your own way, if you can. These are portals. An easy shot into the corner pocket, if you will. https://bendingbackward.wordpress.com/2020/03/31/week-of-consecutive-initiations-great-changes/
Hilariously, my Jupiter rite was in a lot of ways, a bust. I'm used to spirit communication, I've done goetic conjurations and though I'm a bit out of practice I feel like all my psychic centers are open and healthy...I guess I was expecting...More? I feel the Jupiter current in my sphere of influence, but It's incredibly subtle... So I preformed the Jupiter rite on the hour of Jupiter on the day of Jupiter (last Thursday). I began the ritual by creating the lamen of Sachiel (archangel of Jupiter). The very second I began drawing the out the lamen, I was bombarded with the impression that I wasn't ready. "Not ready as in I started to early/late?" I thought to myself "Not ready as in I'm not ready for this ritual?" "nonono it's all in my head, just my subconscious trying to get my conscious to chicken out, I've got this". And carry on I did...Until I came time to inscribe the name and sigil of the archangel in the middle of the seal. I thought to myself "That's odd, why would a lamen calling on an angel have four inverse pentagrams on it?". I realized I was messing up when I began writing the name upside down.."OMG! I'm drawing the seal upside down because I'm holding the book upside down!" Witchcraft 101: Come to the ritual PREPARED! All ducks in a row... My excitement and deep desire to do well got the best of me. I got the impression that the spirits were annoyed with me, I kept feeling like they were sighing, feet tapping, arms crossed. I got emotional and felt tears well up in my eyes (something that's never happened in ritual before) as I began making a new lamen. I then went about the ritual, consecrating the space, making the circle etc...All went well. Then I got to the point in the ritual where you meditate on the symbols of the planet and it's intelligence. I felt it necessary to apologize out loud and to make my specific requests. I never got a confirmation that I was heard or anything. The only message I was given was "You are ready for deep companionship, but you are not ready for love". Love is not the most powerful force in my life so I expected to hear something like that...But from Venus not Jupiter! Geez....I closed out the ritual and dismissed the spirits. After the ritual a line form a song I enjoy popped into my head: "well, didn't you know that I'm apart of you? didn't you know I need you to help me through? Please, don't turn your back on me." I interpreted that as Jupiter saying "Dumbass, all the blessings you want are sitting there waiting for you. get your shit together and then you can receive them". I also took it as them telling me not to be upset and to not turn away from them. Just, come back when I'm really ready to make it happen. Funny, it took calling upon the powers of Jupiter to realize that what I really need is the discipline and courage that only Mars can bring. What I've experienced since the rite: The night of and day after the rite I was very depressed and emotional. I just wanted a hug. Then I realized that at the end of the day all we truly have is ourselves. thus began an obsession with all things financial ( better checking account, building credit, better savings account, saving more etc), a desire to go to work every single day, I don't even want an off day. An over all obsession with organization. From papers and files to old check stubs and receipts, from medical expenses to making an eating out budget. Only tim will tell whats next. Jupiter down, Mars is next!