The collective meaning of Jupiter in Leo – A Traditional Approach
Clélia Romano, DMA
“This article was published in the Autumn 2014 by
The Quarterly Journal of NCGR-NYC”
I know that many readers are not used to a traditional point of view, so my purpose here is to show that classical astrologers using traditional tools are able to give a meaningful and direct reading of a chart.
I´ll begin by saying that the entry of Jupiter into Leo can be seen from a dual perspective.
On the one hand, any planet that leaves his own sign loses a great honor. Jupiter was in its exaltation in Cancer, and now, entering into Leo, a sign of fire, it still has some dignity since it is in its own triplicity. So it is like a man among friends, but it is not the boss anymore.
Jupiter in Leo is preparing to make a square with Saturn, the last of them since its departure from the conjunction back in 2000.
This time Jupiter challenges Saturn. It throws itself on Saturn as a fighter occupying a superior position. Many things must be adjusted at this time. Jupiter, as a representative of what is wise, fair and wealthy will impose its meaning on the Saturnian limitation. In a way it is good news, but it will take its toll by the necessary adjustment.
Previously, when in Cancer, Jupiter applied to Saturn by trine, let´s say trying to convince it with its best manners to be good and behave with a certain indulgence.
Saturn is in the sign of Mars and at the end of August it experienced the conjunction with its ruler, the worst and most malefic mundane conjunction.
Therefore, the presence of Jupiter in top position in this configuration brings some hope for the troubled times we live in, where the world has forgot the word piety, where virtue and wisdom were put aside in favor of violence.
With the most recent entry of the Sun into Aries, the world lived through a really difficult configuration.
On that day, the Moon and Saturn were both in Scorpio.
The Moon has its fall in Scorpio becoming bloodthirsty, a murderer of her own children—and the presence of Saturn, to which the Moon was adhered, worsened the situation.
At the time, Mars was in Libra, the sign of its detriment, and we know that a malefic in bad celestial condition becomes sharper and destroys everything without a precise objective.
Jupiter in Cancer, the good boy, could not believe in evil things, and patted the head of the Moon, so to speak. After all, she was its dispositor.
So, the entry of Jupiter into the sign of Leo, where it does not take for granted the perpetuation of the heavens´ reign, besides the fact that it is squaring Saturn, can prove to be a hard but necessary lesson in reality.
Now, a short digression on the effects of Jupiter in the natal chart and in the ingress chart of the USA:
Looking over the natal chart of the USA, we note that both Saturn and Jupiter are exalted. This makes discipline and responsibility a matter of honor for the country. Besides that, Jupiter provides good luck in developments related to money and partners’ resources ( be they friends or foes). The exaltation of the radical Jupiter in the 8th House (using whole signs) makes the country too interested in profit and in using third parties to get it. The dispositor of Jupiter, the Moon, is in the sign of Saturn, Aquarius, which counteracts expansionary needs with appropriate responsibilities.
So the drama represented by the entry of the Sun into Aries (i.e. the conjunction of the Moon, as the Ascendant´s Lord, and Saturn, both giving testimony to Cancer) acted in a less dramatic way, because the country has a good radical Saturn and the ingress´s Ascendant was Cancer with Jupiter in it. Even if Jupiter carries its meaning of an 8th house planet, it is a benefic in exaltation conjunct Venus, which is certainly a positive omen.
However, the transiting Mars in Libra in the Aries ingress chart, near the radical Saturn, a place where it was sneaking for months, demanded a big effort to cope with declared and hidden enemies. I refer also to the fact that, in the natal chart, Mars is in 7th house, presaging war and fighting.
Any planet carries for the Solar Revolution its native sense,its topical meaning in the natal chart and in the case of Mars it would not be different.
But since the Aries ingress´s Ascendant for the USA was Cancer and Jupiter was transiting in the same sign of the radical chart, there was some protection and prosperity for the people, and the aggressive mood was properly muffled.
According to Abu Ma’shar and Masha’allah, in the revolution of the years of the world every time that the Ascendant falls in a cardinal sign as Cancer, Aries, Libra and Capricorn we have to cast another mundane chart in the exact minute when the Sun enters the first degree of Libra.
In this chart, if our ancient teachers were not wrong, it appears that the country can only avoid a serious confrontation with declared enemies by relying on the diplomatic skills of its aides. It will be necessary to deal with foreign countries, perhaps of different religions. The chart for September 22nd is certainly much harder for the USA than the one of March 20th, generating much concerns. Mars, a planet symbolizing fight is now occupying the 7th house, the same house he occupies in the natal chart, and Mars is in the sign of the USA´s Ascendant. So, we can expect danger.
The President will be required to have a gift for saying the right words at the right time. Fortunately, such a skill will not fail but there will be a mood of wear and tension.
Referring to Jupiter in Leo, now occupying the 9th house of the USA’s radical chart, we can say that there will be a weakening of domestic prosperity, because the 9th house is a cadent house—so it is weaker, representing other countries, but not money coming from partnership, as was the case with Jupiter in the first ingress chart. This time the attention will be turned to the foreign situation.
This was a brief summary of certain ideas I have on the subject. The future will say to which point I´m right.