Jupiter, the King of the Gods, a roisterer, has spent many months now in the cool, clammy depths of Scorpio. He has drunken deep of the dark wine kept here in the cool caves.
Jupiter has opened the doors wide to the land of the dead — perhaps — and now what…?
When he is in this water sign, Jupiter likes to drink — and some of us may have chosen even to drink the drink of oblivion during this retrograde. There have been some unlikely high-profile suicides — Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade… But for some, Jupiter’s retrograde in Scorpio has been wonderful, helping us to dive deeper into our own psyches and find the treasure-chest at the bottom of the ocean, helping us to imagine larger seas, deeper voyages, helping us to connect with our ancestors — and to bathe and dress old, old psychological scars.
This Jupiter Retrograde has been part of a Grand Trine in water that has made this whole season — since late May — emotionally powerful, slippery, magical, glinting. We have learned to glide and glint ourselves perhaps.
It’s not over — by no means — but today (July 10) the mighty one turns direct, we may soon experience floods. Floods of emotion, floods of water, floods of refugees. And in typically contrarian astrological terms — droughts too.
Jupiter glances across the briny water and sees his wife Juno on the far, florid shores of Taurus. She seems to be having a tete-a-tete with Uranus in the fecund tropics. But Jupiter is not going to bother with them this time. He stays out of aspect.