Rick: [about his club] “It’s not for sale”
Ferrari: “You haven’t heard my offer”
Rick: “It’s not for sale at any price”
This quote from the classic movie Casablanca is a great metaphor for Jupiter square Pluto.
A powerful and elegant answer to the even more classical “I will make you an offer you can’t refuse” (from the movie Godfather), Jupiter – Pluto speaks of those things in life that are non-negotiable.
Real power, real strength, real character, strong beliefs ARE non-negotiable.
This transit also speaks about faith. When we have faith, we know things will turn out the way they are supposed to, beyond dear and beyond uncertainty.
Jupiter represents our faith and beliefs.
Pluto is the seeker of truth, even when this truth is ugly.
When in a square, we will be torn between preserving our faith, and finding a deeper truth that may be discomforting.
When everything becomes a matter of principle, it may seem impossible to compromise.
On a positive side, Pluto’s (king on the underworld) intensity combined with Jupiter (‘larger than life’ king of all gods), gives us the strength to overcome any obstacle. Together the two will give us a tremendous drive to succeed, no matter what.
On a more negative note, Jupiter/Pluto square can turn into, “I’m right and you’re wrong“, “My faith, religion, beliefs, are superior to yours“.
Our desire to compete and win can be stronger than any reason. Mixing with people from different cultures or backgrounds can lead to disputes. Religious mania or extremism are possible outcomes if we remain single-minded.
Because a square is a square, it is likely we will face some sort of tests and challenges in our quest for success – but it is through these challenges that we will become even stronger and more resilient.
All in all, transiting Jupiter square Pluto makes us want to succeed, and succeed big-time. And because we want it so bad, it is highly likely we WILL succeed. Success, power and influence are all possible now – just keep in mind that, no matter what Rick says, there will always be a price to pay 😉
Leonard Cohen had an almost exact Jupiter / Pluto square (0°03’) in his natal chart. His music, for example the song Hallelujah, evokes the “battle” of spirituality, religion, higher purpose (Jupiter) and the deep, soul-searching call for the Truth, beyond any dogma or ideology (Pluto).
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