A deep spiritual evolution and awakening occurred across the Earth this year as Jupiter voyaged his rulership sign, Pisces. When Jupiter stationed retrograde on June 20th 2021, he triggered an urgent, global shift that beckoned us to centre on the truth that lies within. Under his optimistic light, Jupiter retrograding Pisces triggered the necessary third-eye awakening that many humans across the world had been resisting. This connection to truth and higher, divine powers took many of us on regenerative, refreshing and deeply emotional spiritual journeys. Many humans across the globe found themselves on unexpected spiritual, religious, humanitarian and political paths. This cosmic shift had us all feeling as though we are different beings than we were in 2020, or living in a different reality and frequency than we were a year ago.
As Jupiter is now transiting Aquarius, we may find ourselves exploring our roles within society and how we share our faith and intuitive power amidst growing global restrictions. Jupiter, the planet of expansion, aspiration and the spiritual, superconscious self, yearns to be free from all external restrictions. He symbolises our connection to the divine as well as our interconnectedness with all conscious beings that inhabit the Earth. Aquarian energy is similarly concerned with personal freedom. Aquarius as an archetype is highly intelligent, often detached and rigid in its ideas. This is the planetary ruler of friendship, community and collective consciousness.
The Collective Shifts
Wherever Jupiter reigns, he symbolises a growth and abundance of energy. However, when retrograde his energy is internalised and suppressed, creating a block to his natural frequency. Jupiter will retrograde through Aquarius until October 17th (or early on October 18th, depending on your timezone). This retrograde will influence greater shifts in belief and ideology. Expect the remainder of the year to carry deep, reflective energies, calling for you to recharge and recalibrate your mind. Reassessing your place in the world and how your spiritual and intellectual beliefs align with that of your community will be an arising theme as the year progresses. Jupiterian energy affirms all that already is, meaning the separation, disconnect and judgement that will rise in significance, already existed beneath the surface of our society.
Jupiter retrograding Aquarius teaches us to recognise when we are feeling into the collective consciousness to avoid getting carried away in the global energies. Acknowledging and separating what feelings are your own and when you’re feeling empathetic, sad and fearful for others is the key to maintaining a balanced third eye and mental/intuitive stability. Expect growing changes to social media as well as other general and digital news outlets as people will look towards their friends and community for news updates. The way that social media operates and portrays social, political and cultural ideas will shift as more people take on reporter and expert personas on global matters. This will bring reminders to be conscious of where you source your information.
The search for new, digital communities will continue as Jupiter retrogrades Aquarius. This transit will heighten our need to find people who align with our unique truths, which could strengthen the observable divide. Our impatience and dwindling optimism regarding the future will be emphasised leading up to October 17th. Expect to witness growing frustrations as many people will fear that activism, exposure and media attention is not producing fast enough societal changes. This cosmic transit brings lessons in detachment and to trust in our inner knowing that everything unfolds for greater, divine reasoning. Reassess where you’ve allowed others to dictate or limit your personal views. Review how you’re expressing your understanding, empathy and love for others.
From October 18th to December 29th, 2021, Jupiter will transit Aquarius in direct motion, triggering a futuristic and optimistic reboot. This energy will feel lighter to navigate in comparison to Jupiter’s retrograde, and could foreshadow a strengthening solidarity across larger, continental communities. The separation between polarising forces will be perceived differently, as more people choose to align with love and unity, and make the effort to try to understand ‘the other’. Jupiter in Aquarius calls us to implant original and intuitive ideas in the minds of others. The merge of intellectual and intuitive energy will create a subconscious knowing in things that we cannot evidence (e.g. the knowing that peace and harmony will come). This natural and optimistic perspective will cause people to naturally gravitate towards you, thus growing your social following or friendship circle.
When Jupiter transits Aquarius, we’re more likely to overstep conversational boundaries or leave out details in favour of a broader view and long-term perspective. Living too far in the future rather than grounded in the present could come across as being overly simplistic or evasive towards world issues. This transit also brings greater potential for us to sway peoples perspectives to align with our own, whether it’s done intentionally or not. Standing strong in your truth could be met with wrongful judgement as community and collective approval is prioritised over following your inner authority and intuition. This is a reminder that we must find our place within a group where we can still operate as an individual with a unique perspective to offer.
It’s the eccentric, radical and nonconformist ideas that will gain the most momentum and followers under this transit. We’re all seeking reformation and hope, but the expansiveness of Jupiter will emphasise the scientific vs. spiritual divide that is already prevalent within society. Underlying all of this and buried deep within us is a yearning to unite and get on well with others. Tapping into Jupiter’s optimism and allowing it to overflow within our being is what will enable us to see the greatness beyond the horizon of this difficult year.