Venus and Jupiter Meet

March 11th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Beham, (Hans) Sebald (1500-1550): Fortuna

Fortuna by Beham

Late last month, the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter all got together in the sky for a little party. It was pretty spectacular if you were lucky enough to see it.

And though the Moon is out of the picture for a few days, Venus and Jupiter are moving even closer together.

Tomorrow and Tuesday night they’ll be within 3˚ of each other, close enough that if you put just two fingers up to the sky you could block them out of your sight. Not that you’d want to, they’re something to see.

Through the eyes of the Tarot this meeting would be like the Empress is taking a spin on the Wheel of Fortune. Or maybe she’s meeting Fortuna herself. Two lovely ladies shining above.

Creativity, compassion, new opportunities, and good luck – this could be a really nice couple of days. I hope it is for all.

If you get a chance, look up to see the goddesses for yourself. And if it’s cloudy don’t despair. Whether we see them or not, they’re sending down their magic and having a good time.

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Jupiter Is Big

October 7th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Jupiter, the planet

Jupiter

In Tarot, Jupiter is the planet that rules over the Wheel of Fortune. In astrology, it rules Sagittarius.

Both the Wheel and Sagittarius reflect energies that grow, move, and refuse to be hemmed in.

Each in their own way express concepts of openness and a desire to go beyond traditional boundaries.

Jupiter and Thetis by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780–1867)

Jupiter and Thetis

Named for the Roman king of the gods, Jupiter’s characteristics typically include leadership, abundance, good fortune, big ideas, and expansion.

To understand how this planet and its associated sign and card came to be identified with size, take a look at this video by Brad Goodspeed.

No question about it, Jupiter is big.

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