Jupiter’s effects are to expand our experiences, our knowledge, and our understanding. Jupiter represents optimism, growth, generosity, and abundance.
Jupiter’s transit through intense and passionate Scorpio urges us to go after our hearts’ desires. As Jupiter moves through Scorpio, we learn and understand that in order to heal, we have to cut out the fluff and focus on what really matters to us. Because Jupiter’s nature is extravagant, we must guard against “too much.” Moderation doesn’t come naturally to either Jupiter or Scorpio.
Scorpio is a Water sign. Water signs encompass feelings and emotions, and Jupiter in a Water sign teaches us to embrace our emotions–to understand them, go with our feelings, and express them on a social level. Jupiter in Scorpio encourages us to grow and expand emotionally, and because Scorpio is focused and deep, it encourages us to develop intimacy–with ourselves and with others.
With Jupiter in Scorpio, we attract the most success and good fortune when we put our “all” into a project or undertaking, and when we use our magnetic powers to heal others.
Jupiter’s zeal can supersede moderation at times. It can expand the more negative qualities of a sign, just as it can expand the positive traits. Its zeal and enthusiasm are well-intentioned, but it can blind us to our immoderate behavior. In Scorpio, we can be obsessive. If it feels good, we just go for it.
However, the “higher” vibration of Jupiter looks for perspective. Jupiter’s perspective isn’t a detached, analytical, or detailed look at any given situation, but an overview–a look at the “big picture.” With Jupiter, ideally, we can rise above pettiness, mundane concerns, and inconveniences. Where Jupiter is currently transiting in your own chart is where you are inclined to find your “joy” at this stage in your development. This area of your life expands and improves in some manner. There is also a need for new tools to develop these areas of life. In order to develop, we need to pursue our goals with confidence and optimism, without going overboard.
During this Jupiter in Scorpio cycle, we particularly value decisiveness, intensity, willpower, commitment, and strength. We’re less focused on what’s fair or polite and more interested in getting to the bottom of a matter. Status and social standing are less important to us than personality and character.
Jupiter not only likes to expand, but it also loves to learn, so when Jupiter is paired with Scorpio, we may be more interested and enthusiastic about deeper studies and meanings as well as all that is taboo, hidden, or mysterious. Science and research may be prosperous avenues. There can be a stronger desire to solve problems and cut right to the chase. We can develop a larger interest in psychology and human resources. In the media, we may find there’s more interest in “badass” characters.
New avenues for connecting with others may open up, or we begin to see more opportunities for these things. People who have given up on finding a meaningful intimate relationship or partnership might now reconsider. Jupiter in Scorpio’s energies are adamant so that unhappy intimate unions are not going to be preferable than going it alone. Just as with Jupiter in Libra, relationships are not status quo during this Jupiter in Scorpio cycle. There can be a focus on gaining in some way through our relationships – of coming to a stronger position in a significant way. Combining resources can be a strong theme.
Energetically speaking, Jupiter and Scorpio are a bit of a mismatch. A major difference is that Jupiter looks outside of itself to expand, improve, and grow, while Scorpio’s inner landscape is of particular importance. We should certainly watch for overdoing, overstating, and excessiveness in our relationships.
This is a fabulous period for looking at the darker corners of life — and of ourselves — from a new perspective or for purging, depending on what we find! It can also be a time for finding valuable resources that were hidden from our view or that we previously overlooked, as well as for awakening talents within ourselves and, perhaps especially, within others.
This can be a powerful time for healing, improving, and transforming. With Scorpio, there is transformation. We’re not interested in band-aid fixes, and we’re more willing than usual to enter into a crisis so that we can effect change. Middle of the road is no longer attractive to us at this time. Themes include sex, money, and power, as well as death and rebirth, and we can be particularly fascinated with these topics during Jupiter’s thirteen-month transit of Scorpio.