Sunday August 12th – Noonish
Topic - Jupiter
By the 12th, Mercury will be direct again (stations direct August 7, 2012 – 10:40 pm). Yippee!!
Heads up!! I am starting a new series of astrology classes and will be sending out a separate notice with all the details.
For the “talk around” in addition to the usual big 3, Sun, Moon and Ascendant, we will be asking for the natal placement of your Jupiter, sign and house if you know it. If you don’t know it, check your chart or ask the person next to you for assistance.
After the talk around, I will take a few minutes to address some of the questions and confusion from the July talk on medieval astrology. I will focus on clarifying the concepts of rulership, exaltation, detriment and fall as well as firdaria and answer any questions.
Then we will take an in depth look at Jupiter. This seems to be an opportune time for Jupiter as he will be unaspected at the time of our meetup all the better to study him as he seems to be demanding our attention. That means he is not making any Ptolemaic aspect to any of the other planets. An unaspected planet can feel disconnected or it can feel as if it has no limitations. He is also in his “shadow.” He will station retrograde October 5, 2012 at 16 Gemini 22; the same degree he stationed at October 6, 1929, three weeks before the “Black Tuesday” stock market crash which most consider the beginning of the “Great Depression.” Jupiter will then finish 2012 retrograde until January 30, 2013.
A quick refresher for everyone. Mars stationed Rx January 23, 2012 at 23 Virgo 06 and stationed direct April 14, 2012 at 3 Virgo 41. Venus stationed Rx May 15, 2012 at 23 Gemini 59 and stationed direct June 27, 2012 at 7 Gemini 29. Not only did the Mars and Venus retrogrades overlap in square, the Jupiter retrograde will also overlap in square to the Mars retrograde and it will retrace a major portion of the Venus retrograde. Time to dig out your diary / journal or tap into your memory bank and reflect on what happened during the Mars and Venus retrogrades as the theme of the coming Jupiter retrograde will most likely follow suit as it impacts the same areas of our charts. Chances are, if you felt the Mars and / or Venus retrogrades, then you will most likely be feeling the Jupiter retrograde as well.
We’ll be doing the “tag-team panel” approach again. Spencer will talk about the mythology of Jupiter. Rachel Lang will take us on a journey with Jupiter in Gemini through the houses. In addition, we have some other lined up to talk about their Jupiter experiences. Who knows, we may even call on you. I will talk about the science and astronomy of Jupiter, largest of the planets. A gas giant who never grew up big enough to become the star he wanted to be.
For this meeting Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are retrograde. Not unusual as the 3 outer planets spend more than 1/3 of their time retrograde. Pluto in Capricorn is our only planet in an earth sign, making him a singleton and adding to his power.
After the meetup, about 3:30pm, I will be conducting a class going into more details on Jupiter in the natal chart.
This meetup will be at our usual location, Un Urban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd. Great little coffee shop with delicious food and excellent drink selections. Do support the Un Urban if you can by buying a drink or something to eat.
If you have any questions, would like to request a chart or just want to chat, e-mail me [masked] or ring me up,[masked]-4417.
We hope to see you all on August 12th for our next meetup.
Un Urban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd. 12 Noonish PM
Jim & Spencer