On the one hand, this year’s transit of Jupiter in Leo has been a glorious boon to the stock market and to the theater. The casino on Wall Street is thriving and business is brisk on the Great White Way where the shows playing both on and Off Broadway seem to be as rich in meaning as ever: Wiesenthal, SideShow, The Elephant Man and It’s Only a Play come to mind. All are enjoying record ticket sales.
But as is the case with all planetary placements, the opulence of Jupiter in Leo has its underbelly:
Yes, Jupiter is BIG on travel, luck, and confidence but Jupiter is often present and active in a chart at the moment of death (i.e. the journey of the soul expanding out of the body). In Leo, a GRAND exit or the “exit of the grand” is implied.
And while celebrities pass on all of the time, since Jupiter’s 2014 entrance into Leo on July 16, A-listers Mike Nichols, Joan Rivers, James Garner, Elaine Stritch, Lauren Bacall, and Robin Williams have left the building.
In addition to its creative and majestic qualities, Leo is patriarchal and the transit of Jupiter in Leo magnifies and enhances absolute patriarchal power. This week, the country was rocked by the decision of the grand jury in St Louis, Mo. to not bring Officer Darren Wilson to trial for the death of Michael Brown Jr. Most rational people do not agree with this decision as there was no apparent reason to shoot the 18 year old in the head while he was 148 feet away from Wilson. With transiting Saturn aspecting the late Brown’s late Taurus/early Gemini Sun through Aug 2015 (Brown was born on May 20, 1996), you can be sure that we have not heard the last of this story.
As for the collective, this week, as the largest planet in the solar system slows before turning retrograde on December 8th, we are reminded of Jupiter’s “expansive” and upbeat nature as he forms a grand trine on Tuesday to Venus and the Moon.
Mars, planet of drive and energy enters airy and progressive Aquarius on December 4. In mutual reception to Uranus through Jan 11, 2015, the independent spirit in one and all will come to the fore.