Jupiter in Sagittarius
Jupiter represents expansion, optimism, growth, generosity, joy, good fortune, and abundance. Every year, benefic Jupiter changes signs bringing us new opportunities to expand. However, Jupiter is the most mysterious of planets. It is the planet of good luck but where and how the blessings may manifest is just a guess. Exactly what Jupiter acts on and expands depends on what connections (aspects) are made globally and in ones own chart.
Jupiter’s effects are to expand our experiences, our knowledge, and our understanding. Jupiter represents optimism, growth, generosity, and abundance. In Scorpio, Jupiter expanded our awareness of our intimate relationships, personal power, and coping skills. Now, with Jupiter in Sagittarius, a new focus comes into play.
Jupiter’s transit through the sign that it rules, urges us to increase our cultural and spiritual awareness, to expand our higher minds, to broaden our experiences, and to have faith in the universe.
As Jupiter moves through Sagittarius, we deepen our interest in philosophical, and perhaps religious, thought, and determine what it is that gives us joy–what truly is important in our lives in the long run. We trust in something higher than us, and this gives us a sense that we are doing the right thing and that we are spiritually protected–“things will work out” is the overall attitude now.
Because Jupiter’s nature is extravagant, we must guard against “too much.” Moderation doesn’t come naturally to either Jupiter or the signs that it rules. We may feel over-confident to the point of recklessness, or we may slip into a “know it all” stance if this energy is mishandled.
Sagittarius is a Fire sign. With a Fire sign Jupiter, we identify strongly with our own opinions, beliefs, and perceptions, and we may take it quite personally if others disagree with us! We create our own opportunities, and we are at your best when we are thinking in big terms, taking calculated risks, and displaying confidence. Jupiter in a Fire sign teaches us to embrace our more confident, brave, and outgoing selves. This is how we grow and expand.
With Jupiter in Sagittarius, we attract the best fortune when we are open-handed and generous, tolerant, and inspirational, and when we practice what we preach. We need only believe in ourselves and our goals, show our enthusiasm to learn and to teach, and look at the big picture. We may find particular success in travel, education, teaching, sports, publishing, and foreign cultures.