OK, break’s over. Moon entered me-me-me Aries at 12:21AM ET — with considerable enthusiasm, mind you, courtesy of a supportive connection to jolly Jupiter. What bold charge will you be leading today? A sudden disruption to the momentum, coupled with a power play or emotional catharsis may be in store around 4-6PM ET, when that headstrong Moon collides with rebel Uranus and transformational Pluto. There may be plenty more to talk about, especially if some insensitive type steps on more than one set of toes around 9:05PM ET.
Countering the intensity and likely volatility of the day is a stabilizing connection to the Sun by Saturn (structure, judgement) in rational Libra, exact at 8:14AM ET on Wednesday. Which influence will prevail in your own personal world?
More on Jupiter’s ingress into Gemini. Traditional astrology holds that Jupiter is in its detriment when in Gemini. Why? Because Jupiter symbolizes depth and expansion, as in deep thoughts that become belief systems embraced the world over. Gemini is more comfortable with the immediate news of the day, a story that generates buzz with titillating detail, often soon forgotten. Why? Because another “breaking news” story is sure to come along any minute, distracting us from efforts to explore an issue in-depth. If you have ever worked in a newsroom, you know what I’m talking about. Jupiter in Gemini can be great at coming up with tons of ideas, snippets of information and sides to a story — but it needs serious help when it comes to turning those ideas into workable solutions to serious problems.
Jupiter was last in Gemini on June 30, 2000 through July 13, 2001. If you have a key planet in Gemini, you would have likely experienced a period of expansion and reward in whatever area of life that planet represents in your horoscope. For example, if your Midheaven is Gemini, the reward would likely have been in your profession. Jupiter will be in Gemini until June 26, 2013. It turns retrograde on October 16, 2012 and direct on January 30, 2013. It will spend two months at 15 and 16 degrees of Gemini and another two months at 6 and 7 degrees of Gemini, so if you have a key point in your horoscope at those degrees, take note.
In 2012, you may also reap the rewards of transiting Jupiter more directly if you have major points or planets in the first half of Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. For everyone else, look to where Gemini falls in your horoscope for the area of life that’s up for a burst of optimism and expansion — or where you may find yourself overextended. If you don’t know your horoscope, consider giving me a call and booking a consultation — especially if you are an Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn born in the first half of those signs. You’ve either been going through major life changes or you will any minute now. This applies to anyone with Moon, Ascendant or Midheaven in those signs.
From the headlines: on a day with transformational Pluto and technogeek Uranus squaring mental Mercury, Apple announced upgrades in it product line. In other news, a novel program to get drivers to avoid traffic jams (Mercury rules transportation) and an alleged breakthrough in battery technology, which could be good for electric cars.