Painting by GMacP
The biggest planet in the solar system, Jupiter, entered the sign of big personalities, big star power, and big creative endeavours, Leo, early on July 16 where it will remain until entering Virgo on August 11, 2015.
Expansion planet Jupiter entering the sign of the actor, the artist, the comedian, and the child-at-heart indicates a year of sexy, sizzling style, playfulness, pizzaz, and parties. Big colour. Big drama.
Most of all, it indicates a year of more fun, and most everyone could use more of that amidst the various hellrides we've been on in recent years (decades, centuries, and millenia).
We have a deep wellspring of "humour as precious, healing elixir" to draw from as Jupiter transits Leo, and black humour gets us through even the toughest and tightest of spots - where we are now.
Just when we think we're down and out, when we feel absolutely crushed under the weight of oppressive circumstances, we find something that tickles our fancy. We see something that makes us smile - maybe a child, maybe a pet, maybe a comical situation. We find the joke or the self-deprecating comment that sets us free. We find the buried flame and coax it back to life. This is the grace that Jupiter in Leo bestows upon us this year. These are our blessings: the ability to laugh in the faces of power-hungry dickheads and their needless, idiotic cruelty. The ability to mock and satirize those who falsely believe they can snuff out our flames with violence, hatred, and inhumanity.
We are buoyed throughout this year by the continual realization of how fucking funny human beings are. We're buoyed by the realization of how funny we are, how funny our friends are. We amuse ourselves and our friends this year, rejecting the shallow corporate versions of celebrity and entertainment.
With Jupiter transiting Leo, the inspiration to create is upon us. The inspiration to create something BIG is upon us.
And the Leo New Moon at 3 degrees conjunct Jupiter in Leo on July 26 (4:42 p.m. CST) officially kicks this year of creative expansion off with a bang.
Jupiter in Leo reminds you to be the star that you are, the star that you were put on this Earth to be, because no one else can do it like you can.
But with Saturn transiting Scorpio (not leaving the sign entirely until September 2015), resources and energy are oh-so-limited. This means: what we create had better be good. It had better cut to the chase. It had better tap the deepest and richest veins of soul. It had better be sizzling hot, meaningful, and influential in creating the change we need to see on this spinning wheel. It had better say something that's aching to be said. Anything less is a waste of limited resources and creative juice.
Create a path to a future you'd like to live through on this planet. Create the new-era interpersonal dynamics that bring us into a better world.
We won't get the big reality check on the "catalytic relevancy" front until the very end of Jupiter's transit of Leo, when it (along with Venus in Leo) squares Saturn in Scorpio at 28 degrees of the signs on August 3, 2015. So it's in our best interests to hone our creative expressions to the most white-hot relevant and meaningful all along the way...
Relevant art, expression, and creativity can change the world. This is the potential we hold in our hearts and hands this year.
But self-flagellating, useless, and/or strictly-for-profit art, expression, and creativity help kill the world. Creativity without soul, without catalytic relevance to the times, is dead, pointless, unnecessary. It's a vanity project. It's a cardboard cut-out. Throw a match on it.
Big egos without even bigger benevolence are a gargantuan bore.
This year, we work to stay on the most cutting-edge, relevant side of things. This is the only place we want to be.
We start to tap our deepest and most catalytic creative motivations as Jupiter in Leo moves into a square to Mars in Scorpio, exact on August 1, 2014. We want the guts and the glory and the truest soul-stuff, and we eliminate all else coming out of this square. We are driven by our motivations for change, change, the deepest and most necessary of change.
Rock and roll is alive in our hearts and souls this year in more immediate ways than usual. The force of creation propelled through us can never die. It lives on and on and on without end.
Show this planet what sings through you. Show your ballsy, beautiful rebellion to those hierarchical powers-that-be who want to exterminate your shining light, who want to make you the same as everyone else. Jupiter in Leo forms a gorgeous, edgy fire trine to Uranus in Aries that is in effect for most of the year-long transit. This trine will be exact September 25, 2014, March 3, 2015, and June 22, 2015.
We are now rushing heart-first into this year of creative revolution, into this year of collective, creative rebel yell.
Let's rock this little planet. Let's show them how it's done.