When the Dodge Ram truck tailed me the other day, I had to accept that the symbolic energy matched the behavior. How could I expect a “dodge” “ram” to drive patiently on a 25-mph road two car lengths behind?
Jupiter the planet of expansion is in Aries, as in “Aries the ram.” Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, a fire sign ruled by Mars and focused on self-assertion. Driving a Dodge Ram while Jupiter is in Aries pretty much guarantees that any car in the lead will be “too slow.”
Mars is also transiting Aries this month (June) which is like an Olympic coach in the passenger seat of the Dodge Ram saying “Push her off the road!”
Normally the earth moves too slowly for me and a bit of fire energy is enjoyable, but during this transit I’ve already had to give up coffee at work and if I could arrange a year-long silent retreat without loss of income, it would save me the grief of my recent impulsive responses. Or I could just start some aggressive activity like boxing. I could tell Jupiter to stop pushing me but that doesn’t usually help with such a gregarious planet.
Jupiter in Aspect
Jupiter will be transiting Aries for a year and will move into Taurus spring 2023. Jupiter in Aries is definitely a battery recharge for anyone with planets in fire signs – Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. Aries says “I can do that” for self-confidence is the quality of fire and especially Aries. For fire signs, it is a year of “more, more, more.” Sleep can wait until Jupiter moves into Taurus when they can both sleep and eat all of those skipped meals. Don’t try to get your fire signs to “slow down” or “relax” (whatever that means) right now.
For those with planets in cardinal signs – Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn – Jupiter in Aries can bring both awareness of relationship issues and open conflict. Open conflict is the style of Aries and, I believe, a gift from an enemy. Your hidden enemies (12th house) do much more damage because they can’t always be identified or drawn into the light. Would you rather sometime slowly poison you with arsenic or look you in the eye and hold up their fists? If you chose the latter, you are fighting a fire sign. They may still win, but at least you had a chance to fight.
Planets in air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) are generally drawn to fire as air and fire are compatible. Fire says “yes” to the idea-generation that comes from air signs who want to do this, and go there and try that new experience. Libra, though, is cardinal as is Aries so they are opposite. Libra likes Aries as much as the other air signs but is more rocked by Aries dominance because Libra is ruled by Venus and looking for relaxing and easy pleasures which sometimes are not adventuresome enough for Aries. Yes, Aries can lie on the couch eating chocolates and relaxing – for a few minutes.
Water and earth are compatible elements and more introverted than fire and air. Water (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) is sensitive and the fire signs can say and do things that later – like five minutes later – they have forgotten about because those things were generated from the excitement of the moment and not some deep-seated, long-held belief. (Air does this too but often doesn’t remember what it said or did as it’s detached and looks forward not backward). Jupiter in Aries for water can create lots of hurt feelings which water holds for a long time (code for “forever”).
Earth (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) is habit-oriented so fire (and air) tends to disrupt all of the carefully laid and thought-out plans that earth has written down or notated somewhere. For fire, earth is not fun because it wants to make sure the house is clean (and the rent paid) before having a party. In Chinese astrology, fire creates earth so fire pushing earth creates – more earth – which results in stubbornness and withdrawal from earth. Jupiter in Aries is definitely pushy and you can’t “push” earth. Watch the farmers leading the cows at the fair and you will see what I mean. Earth must be slowly cultivated and since fire doesn’t move slow, it tends to move on.
Using your Jupiter in Aries energy charge
As Jupiter in Aries provides energy to self, find the area of your natal horoscope where Aries resides. Horoscopes are complex, filled with compatible and conflicting energies. But in general, this area of your horoscope is where you can gain the most from this aspect.
First house – assertion of self
Second house – material gain
Third house – learning and teaching
Fourth house – expression of emotion
Fifth house – creativity and romance
Sixth house – health
Seventh house – partnerships
Eighth house – shared resources
Ninth house – intellectual exploration
Tenth house – career
Eleventh house – shared goals
Twelfth house – subconscious