In Astrology, Jupiter rules philosophy, travel, spiritual beliefs and foreign cultures. Meanwhile, the Sun rules our conscious way of being, who we are, and how we self identify. Jupiter has been traveling through the sign of Taurus since last June; when you combine the energy of Jupiter with that of the Sun, all that manifests can be uplifting for the ego and beneficial to our higher self. Jupiter transiting the sign of our Sun signifies a new journey of the mind, body and soul. Fresh experiences are to be had that show us a way of life we had never even considered. Many Taureans may travel to foreign locales this year, meet people from all walks of life, or begin to orient themselves toward all things New Age, finding interests in the occult. For certain, your life is bound to expand both internally and externally.
Once Jupiter leaves your sign in June of 2012, Saturn will begin its influence. But not in the sign of Taurus - in your opposite sign of Scorpio. Our opposite sign in Astrology is always our perfect match. We bring to our opposing sign that which is lacking. Therefore, any planetary activity that influences our opposing sign tends to play out in our relationships with others. The energy of Saturn is a grounding force that asks us to be disciplined and set boundaries in certain areas of our lives. This will be the theme for you when it comes to the other people in your life; your relationships with those you would deem “the other” will be impacted. It may be tricky to find a balance with all the Jupiter buzz swirling about at the beginning of this year, and you may feel the need to break free and go off on an adventure of discovery. But you will have to be sure to include, or at least consider your loved ones, as well.
I bet that if I were to ask you whether or not 2012 was a good year, the answer would undoubtedly be “yes!” Jupiter and Saturn will prove to be the most influential energies, and in a benevolent way. Use this upsurge wisely and take note of all lessons learned. The experiences you collect this year will serve you in the next, and beyond.
Happy New Year, Taurus!