The holiday season this year comes with some stirred up cosmological waters. After a prolonged stay in Aquarius, Mars, the planet that energizes is entering the vast territory of the collective unconscious, the endless and unfathomable ocean of Pisces, the sign of the Fishes.
Pisces is a sign that is most associated with passive, female principle of the the universe that is Yin energy. It is the type of love that is all-encompassing, it is pure forgiveness, gentleness, ethereal beauty, subtlety, deep imagination, psychic phenomenon. People who are born under the influence of this sign have a natural ability to tap into this realm, often to the astonishment and wonder of others.
Back to Mars. Mars motivates in many ways. Sometimes it can just feel like a straightforward burst of energy. A new focal point in which you are ready to place your time and energy. Other times it comes in the form of agitation, unrest, a feeling like you just can’t take it anymore and something needs to change. This is the boiling, roiling, stirring and churning way of the warrior planet.
In Pisces, it is the the ethereal waters of other-worldliness that are being agitated, motivated, energized. In short, the Mystic within is being summoned.
Mars will stay in Pisces until New Years Eve, flavoring the holiday stretch with a sizzle of Yin energy.
There is definitely a je-ne-sais-qoi quality to the next couple of months. Things may pop up that make you open your eyes wider to the greater mysteries of life. The wonder that comes about from the many holiday lights may be of extra sparkle.
Subjective reality is the home of our feelings. With Mars traveling through Pisces, emotions that come with this time of year may feel more overwhelming. One of Pisces biggest challenges is to keep the rivers and tides of emotions flowing healthily.
Pay attention to what is nagging at you or what is merely calling you in the next few months. It is likely tied into a deeper personal connection to the waters above and the waters below. That is, a deeper connection to all that is unknowable, yet worthy of reflection. A grander reality, that is based on a willingness to feel.
Paul Simon ran into Joe DiMaggio at a restaurant after the famous “Mrs. Robinson” song hit the airwaves, and was able to address the rationale for writing that line, as DiMaggio was a bit confused by it, since he hadn’t really gone anywhere. Paul Simon explained to him that the line meant, where have all the great heroes gone, which satisfied Joe.
It does seem to resonate on some mysterious and deep level that DiMaggio is more than a great ball player. He is, as Simon put it, a great hero. Someone who inspires the public and lifts it’s spirit. When someone is inspired by a hero, they too walk taller, and live with more confidence. Simon saw the need for this inspiration as he wrote “our nation turns it’s lonely eyes to you.”
This is the domain of Sagittarius and Jupiter.
To be lifted up, out of the doldrums and into a place of faith and confidence is the domain of Jupiter, and it’s associated sign Sagittarius.
This month marks a homecoming for Jupiter, as it re-enters Sagittarius
As of November 8th of this year, Jupiter has moved into it’s natural habitat of Sagittarius, an event that occurs every 12 years. Jupiter spends one year in each sign of the zodiac. The year ahead is a metaphorical return of Joe DiMaggio, a return of inspiration.
As joyous as it sounds, like any planet or archetype, it is a spectrum of positive and negative. When examining what this transit means for you, we must look at the full psychology of Sagittarius.
The psychology of REWARD.
Seeking rewards is such a common event in daily life and we are most often completely unaware of operating this way. Even something as simple as grabbing your morning coffee is geared to obtaining the reward of feeling awake and alert.
Jupiter has always been associated with rewarding experiences, as well as luck and joviality. In this way it is traditionally perceived as more benevolent than other planets, like Saturn for example which is associated with restriction. But there is error in this perception, for the psychology of reward can put you in trouble just as fast as the psychology of restriction.
What this transit means for you
This transit marks a time to look at the year ahead and ask yourself, what are your ideals? Where do you find yourself looking up to others. Where do you continually seek inspiration? What kind of rewards do you seek on a daily basis? Do you satisfy these needs in healthy or not so healthy ways?
So the metaphorical spirit lift of a great hero is returning this year. This is the hero of your own enthusiasm and your own faith in what you can do. The psychology of this psychic fire must be tamed by your rational mind.
For instance, just because you believe you can fly doesn’t make it necessarily so.
The gift of Jupiter moving back into Sagittarius is one to be celebrated, reflected upon and channeled into a helpful way. If you feel like you’ve gone too long without a lift in spirits, look for ways that it is trying to find you now.
Sometimes a glance at the natal chart, indicating where Jupiter is specifically transiting in regards to your own psychological starry imprint can be especially helpful. On the flip side, if you feel swamped in a theme of “excess”, Jupiter can shed light on where or why this is happening, so you can gain a better sense of control.
For the year ahead:
Joe DiMaggio revved up the spirits of many. Think about who, in your personal life or in the public eye, has had this type of effect on you.