Back at an American Federation of Astrologers convention in 1992, the astrologer Jan Snodgrass said in a lecture that Jupiter, when transiting, “expands what it finds.”
Some think of Jupiter as being solely benevolent. This astrologer clarified that it expands whatever it finds. If it finds charity, it expands charity. If it finds gambling, it expands gambling. She debunked the myth that Jupiter is solely “good.”
John Kasich, governor of Ohio, has Jupiter transiting his natal Jupiter in Taurus. By spring of next year, it will be transiting his natal Taurus sun.
I don’t know Kasich’s time of birth so can’t tell what area of his life this Jupiter normally affects. Astrologically, Taurus is money and property so it’s no wonder that the expansive Jupiter moved Kasich to spontaneously offer Children’s Hospital $2 million for research.
Looking at Kasich’s chart from a personal standpoint, I would guess his generosity springs from his own feeling of financial security. He feels good about his money, so now he will offer you some. If Kasich did not feel financially secure himself, he probably would not have made that offer.
Money represents our values. How we spend our money reflects what is important to us.
While Kasich is offering up money from nowhere for research into children’s health, on the other side of the financial coin he is taxing teachers to take salary cuts and pay more for their own health care.
In the Columbus Dispatch story, Kasich said that pediatric research was “a priority.” Pediatric education, it seems, is not. Kasich is telling us his priorities by telling us how he wants to spend his money.
It makes me wonder if Kasich has a sick child in his life.
Jupiter has expanded Kasich’s method of showing his feelings by offering money. He probably does this in his personal life as well. You will know he’s happy because he has offered to buy dinner. Buying dinner is something a Kasich’s Capricorn moon doesn’t do often.
The news here is that Jupiter is transiting Kasich’s natal Jupiter in Taurus. Kasich is happy and offering us presents. This is the old “dad’s in a good mood, let’s go ask him to buy us pizza for dinner” moment.
Seize the moment.
And look under the couch cushions for loose change.