By Janet Moon
Jupiter is expansion and Saturn is discipline, and they are presently located in the hard working signs of Virgo and Capricorn. We are going to be ready to work hard and make our lives better. Jupiter will give us the optimism, and Saturn will give us the stamina to achieve our goals. So, get out those wish lists. Its time to turn them into reality.
These 2 big, slow giants don't come to aspects with one another very often, and when they do, because of retrogrades, it usually hits 2 or more times before they move away from one another. There are usually 15 - 30 years between their aspects, so they affect generations of people, rather that affecting us personally.
They hit the first phase of their trine back in March of 2007 in the fire signs of Leo and Sagittarius, but Jupiter turned retrograde while Saturn was moving forward toward Virgo, and the aspect ended. After Jupiter turned direct, Saturn turned retrograde, and the second phase of the aspect occurred for a short time back in January 2008. Now, Jupiter is in retrograde, and Saturn is moving forward. They will begin their harmony once again on August 26th. Then, Jupiter will turn direct early in September, so it will continue through early October. They will lose the aspect for a few weeks in October, but as Jupiter picks up speed, the aspect will pick up again just a few days before Halloween, and will continue through early December.
So, what does that mean for us? Well, its a great time for presidential elections. We are going to do our homework. I expect that many Americans will spend more time educating themselves on the present political candidates than they have in past elections. We are also going to have big ideas for our candidates to live up to, and I am predicting record voter turnouts.
It will also be a good time for business. Saturn represents work, and Virgo the details. Capricorn works hard (ruled by Saturn), and Jupiter will keep our optimism high and our dreams big. So, we are going to be ready to work hard to build our dreams this Autumn and Winter. It would be a great time to ask the boss for a raise, or take that promotion.
Okay, now its time to get out our natal charts and see where this trine will land. Jupiter will be traveling from 12 through 23 degrees Capricorn, and Saturn will be moving from 10 to 21 degrees Virgo. Planets between 10 and 23 degrees Capricorn, Virgo, and Taurus will probably receive the most blessings. Fire signs within these degrees may find the work is overwhelming and exhausting, especially Leo and Aries. Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) look like they will benefit from this event, and Air signs may find this whole work idea rather irritating, especially Libra and Aquarius.
Janet (Sparrow) Moon is a professional psychic and astrologer. You can visit her web site for more articles about upcoming events in astrology, and to read her daily astrology general tendencies forecast. (This article can be reprinted freely online, as long as the entire article and this bio is included.) http://www.sparrowmoon.com/