Specks in the sky: Jupiter dances in Libra


My darlings, it is the month of October. My favourite month of the year. The month of my birth (shared with many of you—hooray for us all!) and I am just so damn happy about it. Obvs.

Leading up to the fall I have most definitely felt a jolt of some much need joie de vivre, energy, and altogether motivation. I feel like I’m slowly coming out of a deep—and contemplative—freeze. When I look to the stars, or rather to the Astrotwins, it further solidifies my belief in astrology. I know it’s not for everyone, but I find oodles of truth in it and I am continuously amazed by what I can learn from it.

Jupiter was in Virgo (Libra’s twelfth house of ‘sleep, endings, and sacrifice‘), as I succinctly disclosed here last year, and I learned about the kind of year I, as a Libra, was to have from an astrology perspective.

Shortly after publishing my nod to the giant planet, I made the conscious choice to extricate myself from a toxic relationship. I don’t believe I have ever shared publicly, and so vulnerably, the ‘why’ or the ‘who’ and I am not entirely sure I ever will. But the point I’m trying to make without divulging some gritty, albeit interesting, personal details about the extrication, is that Jupiter in Virgo meant, according to the Twins, I had to:

Tie up loose ends, complete projects, make amends, detoxify your body and declutter your life.

And that I did. I spent the year dealing with personal loss and simplifying my life. I had far less energy than normal and felt particularly homebody-ish. It was a year of dealing and healing. I even took the summer to go on a minimalist kick (one of which I continue to practice). My life feels lighter: both in the physical and emotional sense. Which is a good thing, and apparently what you want to welcome Jupiter into this year’s zodiac sign.

As of September 9, Jupiter has been in Libra and will continue to be in Libra until October 10, 2017. A whole beautiful and glorious year of powerhouse Jupiter bestowing luck, growth, and wisdom in Libra’s first house of ‘first impressions, the self and appearance, leadership, new initiatives, fresh starts and beginnings’.

New new new. Which is very fitting considering all the recent changes I have made and will make. I joined the gym. Something I haven’t done in SIX YEARS. Last time I was a gym going member was when I was in South Korea teaching. I never stopped working out, I just stopped being a gym rat. But I need to step up my game and mix it up too (the self and appearance!). I have so many ideas bouncing around in my head I want to action (new initiatives!), and some of them I likely will (fresh starts and beginnings!). To be revealed in due course (so cryptic!).

For more on how to reap the rewards of Jupiter in Libra, check out Astrostyles’ blog.

Continuing with the thaw: looking ahead with new eyes.



    • October 4, 2016 / 8:02 AM

      Thanks! And fun site ps.

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