The astrological Jupiter is the planet of growth, expansion, optimism, abundance, joy and wisdom.
For the last year or so, Jupiter has been transiting stern, serious Capricorn, applying its wisdom to the areas of government, law and order, and the very structures of society.
Because Jupiter always pushes the boundaries, we have spent this time trying to speak truth to power.
However, when Jupiter enters Aquarius, we begin a different and much more rebellious phase in the planet’s growth.
Jupiter’s freewheeling energy is a pretty good fit for Aquarius, a zodiac sign associated with freedom, independence, equity, scientific innovation and humanitarian issues.
As Jupiter arrives in Aquarius, for the first time since 2010, the covid-19 epidemic has already changed the world significantly. As we collectively process that experience, Jupiter’s transit through Aquarius could be the signal for greater equality, fairness and social justice around the world.
Jupiter’s enthusiasm and optimism would certainly do well channeled through the Aquarius concern for the environment, and we may see innovation now in the drive to tackle climate change and other existential threats facing us all on a global level.
The Aquarian emphasis on freedom of thought is also important here, as Jupiter’s expansive vibe can really push ideas as far as they can go – it looks certain to be a very inventive period of time for all kinds of technology.
However, we do need to bear in mind that Jupiter magnifies the energy of any sign it transits, and that means it magnifies the less desirable traits as well as the positives.
Jupiter in Aquarius may see a rise in intransigence, stubbornness and zealous opinions – Aquarius is a fixed sign, after all, for all of its innovative intelligence.
The danger here is that Jupiter in Aquarius could oversee a social rebellion which appears to change the world for the better, only later to become mired in its own deep-set problems. Replacing one set of rules with another equally rigid set is not necessarily the improvement we might want.
Away from the world stage and on a more personal level, Jupiter’s transit through Aquarius brings all of us the chance to engage on a more thoughtful and intellectual level with our loved ones and partners.
Both Jupiter and Aquarius value education, so it’s a very good time for learning. Jupiter and Aquarius also both value freedom, which is helpful for anyone stuck in a rut – but we must be careful in our personal lives not to mistake irresponsibility for freedom.
What Does the Jupiter in Aquarius Transit Mean for Each Zodiac Sign?
Aries Zodiac Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) During Jupiter in Aquarius
Your humanitarian calling is stronger than ever now, Aries, and you’ll feel compelled to join a cause, a group or even a political party.
Your leadership skills are in demand and you’re well placed to help spread whatever message you choose to back. Be sure to your research before you choose, however, as your instincts may not correct.
Taurus Zodiac Sign (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20) During Jupiter in Aquarius
A Jupiter transit through your career zone brings many opportunities, especially if you work in science, tech, a humanitarian field or the healthcare professions.
Make the most of this chance by being visible in your place of work – put yourself forwards, volunteer if necessary, take on extra responsibilities. You will be noticed.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20) During Jupiter in Aquarius
Your urge for adventures gets a real boost from this Jupiter transit and this is the perfect time to plan the vacation of a lifetime. You’ll enjoy adrenaline sports too, and anything which gets your heart pumping with excitement.
By contrast, it’s also a good time for serious, in-depth study. Go back to school, perhaps, and get some new qualifications.
Cancer Zodiac Sign (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21) During Jupiter in Aquarius
There’s a real sense of optimism around your mental health here, so use this transit to sweep clean your psychological cupboards.
New, unusual or innovate forms of therapy will appeal to you and could have great results. You’ll also benefit from forming connections with friends you wouldn’t ordinarily have chosen.
Leo Zodiac Sign (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 21) During Jupiter in Aquarius
Jupiter transits your love zone now, bringing a lot of joy and optimism into your love life.
If you’re single, this transit doesn’t necessarily bring you a new lover, but it does bring you happiness with the status quo, and helps to banish any loneliness. If you’re already in a relationship, this expansive vibe is great for adding to your family or for taking on joint projects together.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (Virgo Dates: August 22 – September 21) During Jupiter in Aquarius
Jupiter’s transit through your health zone is a huge boost to your vitality and wellness, Virgo. Make the most of it by changing bad habits now and setting up healthy ideals for life.
This is also an excellent time to get rid of clutter you’ve been holding onto for years. Streamline your home, your schedule and your life, so that you have more free time for what matters.
Libra Zodiac Sign (Libra Dates: September 22 – October 22) During Jupiter in Aquarius
Jupiter transits your fun zone now, Libra, and it most definitely is time to play. You’ll gain freedom from some responsibilities during this transit, and you can make the most of your extra time doing something you love.
The more joy you feel, the more joy you can transmit, and that’s your real purpose during this transit – to spread your happiness far and wide.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21) During Jupiter in Aquarius
Jupiter’s transit through your family zone is uplifting and positive, Scorpio, especially if you’ve been unhappy with your domestic situation in recent years.
Whether it’s a house move, a family reconciliation, the healing of a trauma or simply a new member of the family, family links will bring you a lot of joy. Spend as much time as you can enjoying your nearest and dearest.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20) During Jupiter in Aquarius
Jupiter is your ruling planet, now transiting your intellect zone – you’re in for something of a philosophical ride, that’s for sure.
Expect to be questioning everything, Sagittarius, from your childhood beliefs to your very existence – but that’s a good thing. Open your mind, learn, communicate what you learn and be prepared to learn again from the responses.
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 18) During Jupiter in Aquarius
Jupiter is now transiting your money zone, so you can expect an increase in abundance. Be aware, however, that this is about so much more than just money in a bank account.
Your abundance may increase in intangible ways – instead of more money, you may gain more time, more understanding, more freedom, more skills, more love or more health. Be grateful.
Aquarius Zodiac Sign (Aquarius Dates: January 19 – February 17) During Jupiter in Aquarius
Jupiter’s transit through your sign is a once in a decade or so opportunity to reaffirm your life choices. If something is making you happy, keep it. If it isn’t, ditch it.
This may seem drastic, but opportunities will open up to enable you to do just that – take them, unless you want to be still in the same situation a decade from now.
Pisces Zodiac Sign (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19) During Jupiter in Aquarius
With Jupiter now transiting your spiritual zone, Pisces, you’ll feel moved by any sadness or sorrow you see around you.
Your challenge is to avoid becoming so emotionally overwhelmed that you cannot do anything practical to help. Try to shield yourself energetically so that you are able to shine a light on injustice without becoming subsumed in it yourself.
*Note: The exact date and time Jupiter enters Aquarius will differ depending on your timezone. This planet update was published the day before Jupiter entered Aquarius in Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the year 2020, which is December 19, 2020 @ 13:08.