Sun is conjunct Jupiter at 3° Scorpio. The 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. When the Moon shines in the sky, it is actually reflected sunlight that you see. 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 (in Astrology though, both the Sun and the Moon are referred to as ‘planets’ even if in fact they are not – the Sun is a star, and the Moon is a satellite).
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 and Jupiter meet at the 3rd degree of Scorpio, enhancing Scorpio themes: shared resources, transformation, crises of all sorts, sex and intimacy, legacies of any kind.
Scorpio is all you share with others, the good and the bad: a Scorpio transit can bring you an inheritance, but can also bring taxes to be paid.
Scorpio is about what you can win without putting any effort, and also about what you can lose even if you have not done anything wrong. Scorpio is your legacy.
Scorpio rules the big cycles of life, birth and death – all the things we don’t have any say about. The most truthful and brutal things in life. Scorpio rules our instinct to reproduce ourselves, our instinct to die, the way we use and misuse power.
Sigmund Freud who had a Scorpio Ascendant, described life as a conflict between our instinct to reproduce ourselves and our drive to die. It is the conflict between the sexual urge of Eros (Greek God of lust) and the urge of Thanatos (Greek God of death), that allows life as we know it.
No wonder Scorpio is associated with crises – Scorpio wants to bring to the surface all the debris, so you can move on to the next level of your life.
Sometimes you need to delve into the depths to pull yourself into the light. Sometimes you need to fight against two different forces which pull you in different directions. This existential conflict is the very essence of Scorpio.
Jupiter ingress into Scorpio coincided with the Weinstein scandal and with the #metoo movement. Jupiter magnified and brought into our awareness all the Scorpionic themes: sex, crises, dealing with the taboo, bringing secrets to the surface.
Sexual abuse, the misuse of power have always been taboo topics. But it is only by talking openly about them, by bringing them into the awareness, that we can heal them and transform ourselves.
Transformation can take place when you let the old you die off to make space for the new. The good news with Jupiter is that the new you will be all about growth and expansion. Because Jupiter is the great benefactor, the transition will be smooth, and you will receive all the support you need.
Jupiter is the guru, the preacher, the spiritual teacher. He wants you to become a guru, a teacher yourself by getting in touch with the most intimate, forbidden, taboo sides of your psyche. A therapist, a psychologist is the ultimate archetype of Jupiter conjunct Sun in Scorpio.
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?