jupiter in aquarius, a moment of reflection & gratitude

jupiter brought us a depth and clarity of perspective over the last year, helping us to engage with our process of meaning-making from a more zoomed out place.

this transit softened our inherently human tendency to understand from the vantage point of the singular self, and supported us in detangling from certain egoic attachments so that we could understand in a less personal, more galactic way.

i hope that this reflection of mine can inspire a moment of clarity, meaning making, & gratitude in you for this transit that comes to a completion.

as much as my jupiter-ruled self is excited about jupiter’s ingress into a home sign tonight/tomorrow, i’m also already feeling nostalgia for the gift of knowing that jupiter’s time in aquarius brought me.

among other things, 2021 was the year that my public astrology practice began to incorporate aspects of forecasting. this year some shit unlocked & concretized (both in general and in regards to my astro-awareness) that resulted in the planetary happenings becoming fully cemented in my lens, my knowing, and my being. now, what we call “forecasting” has essentially become an automatic part of my perception and processes. (3rd house shit.)

i’m reflecting on & sharing this today for a few reasons:

one - this is one way that i am understanding what jupiter in aquarius in my 3rd house has meant for me

two - as an astrology teacher, i want to share that it took seven years (a saturn square) of deep study, practice, and regular integration of the language of astrology for this deep level of concretization to take place. as is often mentioned, seven years is how long it takes for all of the cells in your body to become new. let alternation take the time that it takes. (jupiter and saturn co-presence, eh?).

three - & the main reason i thought to reflect on this today, is that before some of the deepenings of this year, i would say i was “backcaster,” not a forecaster. now i’m very much both. but still, i feel more authentically drawn to the ritual of realizing a transit in retrospect than in anticipation. for me, the potential for embodied integration and expansion available when we understand a transit after the fact is much more powerful than the speculation we engage in when glancing at it from the onset.

so, i invite you all to take some time today, or soon, to sit with what this jupiter in aquarius transit has been about for you.

more context can be found below, beginning with the most basic info regarding this transit and then some more considerations for the astro-literate. there's also a guide to where this transit brought you clarified understanding by rising sign at the bottom.

t h e b a s i c s

jupiter was in aquarius for basically all of 2021 (december 17, 2020 - december 29, 2021, with a brief break in the spring). the last time jupiter was in aquarius before this was (for basicall