Jupiter in Pisces 2021 — The Relief from Tensions brought by the Great Benefic

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Nature is in full bloom. An explosion of green has quickly covered back the earth, allowing the morning dew on the leaves to open up to the Taurus Sun and to the mysteries of the ethers. The expanding warmth and light of the season witness to the unfolding of life, as the Goddess crosses her garden. Venus makes the land fertile through her touch, as Jupiter is about to bless the heavens from above.

On May 13th the Good Father of the Skies announces his temporary return in Pisces, his nocturnal celestial domicile. A place from which vivid images full of life stream down to the Earth—source of inspiration for the Arts since ancient times.

So what does Jupiter in Pisces mean? Why is this transit just momentary? Let’s tackle this topic now, trying to get a bigger picture of the fundamental spiritual impulse it brings.

Jupiter enters Pisces 2021, Nature in bloom
Original Photo by Jake Fagan on Unsplash

Jupiter and Pisces Archetypes

If we want to understand the game of the Archetypes, the living thought-forces emanated by the planets, we need to grasp how their significations combine. In fact each Hermetic Art, such as Astrology, reveals itself as a form of Combinatorial Art. So if we want to deepen the meanings of Jupiter in Pisces, we need to look at the living ideas emanated by both.

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Sun enters Pisces 2021 — Magnanimity and Love Inscribed in the Heavens

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The light is back. The warmth of the sun on the face announces that we are slowly getting out of winter. The sky becomes more and more unstable as we approach March. And as we wait for its spring rains, the seed of the new year is being prepared under the sign of Pisces.

Pisces is the last sign of the Zodiac. While for us the new year starts in January, it is with the arrival of spring that the new astrological year begins. For this reason, Pisces is a sign full of nostalgia. And its unstable energies carry us from one season to the other.

A pink and orange flower

A lot of things are happening. Mercury retrograde, a stellium in Aquarius, and the Saturn Uranus Square perfecting. Let’s take a break from all of this, focusing on the spiritual virtue of this month: Magnanimity becomes Love.

As you may know, for some months now I’ve been accompanying the entry of the Sun in the signs, talking about the corresponding zodiacal virtue indicated by Rudolf Steiner. This allows us to connect Astrology to a more intimate and spiritual level, trying to transcend the astral sphere in favor of a more spiritual approach.

In this post we are also going to talk about the way this month the sky is reflecting these virtues, focusing in particular on a specific conjunction taking place in Pisces on March 13th.

Magnanimity becomes Love

Love is not necessarily romantic, neither concerns eroticism at all costs. Making this distinction is very important, and Astrology can help us in this regard. In astrological terms in fact we say that the Sun is not Venus, being the type of love they express very different.

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Venus Retrograde in Aries 2017

Reading Time : 3 minutesVenus is going to be retrograde soon. From March 5 to April 16 we are going to see her moving backwards in the sky. In this article we will explain the general meaning of Venus Retrograde, as well as her entrance back into Pisces. A red flower, symbol for Venus Retrograde First off, Venus Retrograde. As every planet moving backwards, Venus Retrograde directs her energies inside instead of outside. This means she is mainly going to affect your inner life. This is a moment for second thoughts, because among other things Venus represents our judgment. And in Aries (where she is in detriment) she is not good. She is the cause of decisions made on a whim, rushed conclusions and self-overestimation issues. This because Aries simply can’t listen to reason and always wants to be right.

Hard Self-Criticism

As you can see having second thoughts comes naturally here. Venus stops (literally), turns and says: what am I doing? The first step of this process is ruled by a very strong Mars in Aries. This means we can expect us to be very hard on ourselves. That self-criticism will regard the particular House (area of life) affected by the transit—especially if we have messed it up. Just check 13° Aries on your Natal Chart. My advice is to simply accept it. Everybody is hard on themselves sometimes. After all we need to be, in order to grow and learn. It’s all right. But if your Saturn (basically your super-ego, the voice of your conscience) is very strong, it may be distressing. So keep that in mind and don’t overdo it.

Overwhelming passion

Venus is of course the Goddess of Love. From this perspective, her transit in Aries (which also featured a conjunction with Mars) had a strong passionate symbolism in the last month. But was it maybe too much? When retrograde, Venus tends to second-guess her feelings: “Was it just sex? Am I really in love with him?”. To answer such questions is not going to be easy, since the passion of Aries clouds your judgement. My advice is to just take your time. Let everything settle down a bit. Again, Venus stops because she needs a break. All this has been intense, maybe too much. Her personal boundaries are at risk, and she feels like she is too involved. Just slow down.

Venus Retrograde back in Pisces

On April 4 Venus will be back in Pisces. This is a happy ending scenario since she is going to be in the sign of her exaltation. We are talking about universal love and compassion, fueled by both romanticism and wisdom (Jupiter). This means that although in this process you will encounter many doubts and second thoughts, eventually you will be able to shed light on your feelings. At best, it is true love. In the worst case it wasn’t, but you will be nevertheless able to clearly recognize your mistakes, to the point you won’t be angry with him (or her). In conclusion, I’d like to point out that Jupiter is still retrograde (and it will be up to June 9). When both the benefics are retrograde, it can be a challenging moment, since we can’t count on them for protection. Still, we are definitely encouraged to transform both our belief system (aka Shadow Work) and  the way we judge people.