Hope, Belief & Hot Air: Jupiter in Sagittarius 11/8/2018 - 12/2/2019


Jupiter, the planet of expansion, optimism and encouragement arrives home to its domicile, Sagittarius on November 8th, 2018.

When a planet is at home, it has the greatest ease of expression - Just like the rest of us! No one else can tell you how to act in your own home. You do it your way. During this period, hope, belief and truth will become bigger themes. And with Jupiter, it's always about the journey:A journey to find truth, a quest to understand, a path of discovery...Wisdom is not always found at the destination, but along the path. Just like the yellow brick road of illumination in the Wizard of Oz.

Jupiter journey's are those that seek to experience or understand. We can never know it all, and sometimes the truth is just too overwhelming! Thus another expression of Jupiter in Sagittarius and the idea that we should "eat, drink and be merry." Sometimes the truth is found right here in the moment, celebrating life. Indeed, the Sun is in Sagittarius during the holiday season, where food, drink, and revelry is abundant.




2019 will be characterized by more people openly sharing their perspectives and beliefs. Even Barrack Obama is more open about his personal views now. And within a nation so divided on belief, perhaps it's time for more dialogue! Maybe this year will be a JOURNEY to better understand one another. Though a rocky one... 

Jupiter is in hard aspect to NEPTUNE throughout the year (exact January, September, November 2019), echoing themes of 2015-2016 when "fake-news" was born. Truth may be difficult to grasp when people inflate or distort it. Today theWhite House released doctored footage to support their reasoning for censoring a journalist from their Press conferences. Indeed, propaganda will be something to watch for this year.

Hot air: With so many versions of "truth," whose truth is absolute? So confusing, so disorienting, and frankly exhausting. We could all use a good nap once in awhile here. I liken this energy to a used-car salesman, a false guru or a politician... It's an inflated sales pitch dusted in glitter. Jupiter's message can be a beautiful one, full of encouragement and hope. And yet, it usually only delivers about 10% of what it promises!

Luckily, Saturn too is in domicile in Capricorn, and ultimately has the final word. We should have better luck navigating between reality and fluff. Difference between 2015 and now? Jupiter was in Virgo. A sign of detriment! Mountains were made of molehills and the mountains ignored! This time, with Jupiter in Sag, we have a better sense of the bigger picture... and perhaps that there is enough room for various beliefs (as long as they are just).

Jupiter is a gas-giant. Hope, belief, enthusiasm and optimism are wonderful, but it can also be a lot of hot air! And yet, HOPE is everything we need right now. This can be a big year of learning to trust out inner guidance. Jupiter in Sag (even with  the tough aspects) can teach us to TRUST our inner compass. We can never have all the facts, but we can feel our TRUTH.

On the morning of the Ingress, RBG was hospitalized. We often look to the events around an ingress to gain insight into potential themes we might we working with throughout the year. Jupiter rules the courts, and with the SCOTUS already a hot topic following the Kavanaugh hearings, this topic is likely to play out over the next year.

It seems, in fact, that the Supreme Court is serving as the perfect bridge between Scorpio and Sagittarius right now.

However, on a personal level, I expect this transit to serve us in the highest. Individual guidance by sign coming soon!

-Catherine Urban