Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, entered water sign Pisces in late January bringing an increased awareness of the amazing creativity and wisdom we all share. Jupiter is the traditional ruler of Pisces and both Jupiter and Pisces have an expansive view of the world, and a desire to bring meaning to life. Jupiter's focus is the pursuit of wisdom and truth while the Piscean quest for ego-denial requires the sacrifice of individuality.
Here are my predictions for what Jupiter in Pisces could bring over the coming year
Right Brain Insight
Pisces is the most imaginative sign of the zodiac and Jupiter in Pisces can activate our right brain releasing flashes of intuition, inspiration and creativity. Wisdom is gained through dreams, meditation, visualisation and symbol. Whole concepts will be intuitively grasped or works of art, music and literature channelled in complete form. We can expect an increasing acceptance of multi-dimensional reality through direct revelation and personal experience.
Healing, Compassion & Sacrifice
Pisces loves to help those who are less fortunate. Homeless people, fringe dwellers, the poor, mentally ill, sick, and imprisoned are all ruled by Pisces. When Jupiter is in Pisces we are more likely to want to help to people in need and pass legislation supporting them. Self-sacrifice will be seen as a noble pursuit, but can be taken to extremes. Watch out for an increase in alcohol abuse, drug overdoses and involvement in cults. Jupiter represents the guru or teacher - be careful whom you follow.
This compassionate approach extends to forgiveness of self for past actions and the opportunity to reclaim rejected or hated aspects of self. Trauma, grief and loss can also be more easily released including healing from past karma or past lives.
More people will embrace sound and visual healing techniques along with spiritual healing and energy work of all kinds. Art, music and drama therapy will become more popular and the connection between prayer, meditation, the power of love and world healing will be a focus.
Pisces rules all art forms, but especially music. With Jupiter in Pisces we can expect a boost to arts funding and greater patronage of the arts - dance, painting, poetry, sculpture, music, film, photography, theatre and literature. Pisces is a romantic, idealistic and mystical energy and Jupiter likes to go over the top – so expect to see this combination of themes popping up in books, movies and music along with compassion, forgiveness and the desire for unity. We will also see more focus on the poor and disadvantaged.
The newly released film ‘Avatar’ directed by James Cameron is a classic Jupiter in Pisces offering featuring a paraplegic former marine who is genetically transformed into an able-bodied avatar and sent on a mission to the planet Pandora where he falls in love with a beautiful native. Interestingly, Cameron, who has the Moon in Pisces, dreamt up the film 12 years ago, (the last time Jupiter was in Pisces), but the technology to create his vision of a virtual new world was not available at that time. ‘Avatar’ is breaking all box office records as did ‘Titanic’ another Cameron film that hit the cinemas as Jupiter moved into Pisces in early 1998. That film won 11 Oscars and featured a huge ocean liner that sank on an overseas trip plus a heart-rending story of love and sacrifice – you can’t get more Jupiter in Pisces than that.
Mystical Experience & Spiritual Quest
Jupiter in Pisces brings divine inspiration and an increase in the number of people experiencing mystical revelations. As a result, conversations about healing, redemption and personal connection to god or spirit will become more common. Expect to see more people praying, meditating, attending churches and spiritual circles or taking an increased interest in esoteric belief systems. There will be more contact with spirit guides, ancestors, angels, animal totems, fairies and nature devas and the practice of shamanism could become more widespread.
Pisces as the final sign of the zodiac carries the energy of all twelve signs. With Jupiter in Pisces we can expand our personal vision and gain greater self-awareness and understanding. Searching for the meaning of life will be seen as a noble pursuit.
Economics & Science
With optimistic Jupiter ruling international affairs and large scale ventures and Pisces having a problem with boundaries and hard-nosed reality, Jupiter in Pisces can be associated with financial collapse, inflation and corruption. President Nixon resigned in 1974 in the aftermath of the Watergate Scandal and the Iran Contra Affair was exposed in 1986. No prizes for guessing which sign Jupiter was in back then.
And with water sign Pisces ruling the oceans, we could be increasingly forced to face the problem of rising sea levels or, on a more positive note, see breakthroughs in oceanography.