Sun and Jupiter meet once a year to start a new cycle of growth and abundance.
Sun conjunct Jupiter is one of the most auspicious aspects in astrology. Sun represents our individuality, Sun is the planet we relate with the most. Sun is the biggest planet, the giver of light and life.
The Moon, the planets and the stars can only shine by light reflected from the Sun. The Sun is the filter through which we see and make sense of the world.
Jupiter is the next biggest planet, in fact it’s the biggest planet in our solar system if we count the Sun as a star.
Jupiter, the giant gas ball, is associated in astrology with growth, expansion, abundance and good fortune. Jupiter is a big bubble – its solid rock is assumed to be not much larger than any other ‘solid’ planet such as the Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury or Pluto. But because of the gas, Jupiter appears to be massive.
One can argue that its giant size is just a facade, and that Jupiter just appears to be a giant, when in fact, it is not. But things are not that simple. Jupiter has always been associated with belief and faith.
Faith – think a bit about it. We all need it. We need to have faith to move from one state of being to another, to start something new. And faith is a bit like a gas bubble. We cannot touch it, but it inspires us to move on and grow.
If you don’t believe in yourself, if you don’t believe in your prospects for success, what are the chances of undertaking the next challenge? Of going for your dreams?
We all need Jupiter in our life, we need something to believe in, something greater than ourselves.
Imagine a world without Jupiter. A world where Saturn is the biggest planet. Imagine a world where every little step comes with doubt, with disbelief. How much progress do you think is possible in such a scenario?
If Saturn corresponds to what psychologists call the “fixed mindset”, Jupiter is about the “growth mindset”.
We have a fixed mindset when we believe our talents and our resources are scarce and static. We have a growth mindset when we believe that we can continuously develop our abilities through dedication and hard work.
What makes the difference between the fixed and the growth mindset? The belief that growth and progress are possible.
“In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that’s that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the time and never look dumb. In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don’t necessarily think everyone’s the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it.” – Carol Dwek
Let’s come back to Sun conjunct Jupiter.
Sun and Jupiter have many things in common: both Sun and Jupiter are spiritual, masculine planets, they are both generous, they are both interested in growth and progress.
When Sun and Jupiter meet we have the two big giants coming to create something even greater together.
Sun conjunct Jupiter is an auspicious time to start a big venture, a big project, to do that thing you always wanted to do but you were too afraid of. Jupiter will give you the dose of optimism you need, the faith that the universe is there to support you in your most daring endeavors.
Sun conjunct Jupiter will invite you to get in touch with the guru, with the believer, with the teacher inside you.
Do you believe you have all the resources you need to expand your life?
Are you ready to confront the darker side of yourself in the process?
How can you become the greatest possible version of yourself? What is ONE THING you need to let go off? What is ONE THING you want to invite into your life to allow transformation to happen?
Jupiter is now in Sagittarius. Read more about Jupiter in Sagittarius in Jupiter In Sagittarius – Believe.