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After a dynamic and adrenaline-filled adventure through Aries, Jupiter will conclude its journey through its cardinal fires, and make its official ingress into stability-seeking Taurus on May 16. In addition to double-checking where this fixed earth sign lives in your birth chart, it’s important to consider this heavenly body’s astrological role, as well as its mythological archetype. After all, Jupiter is returning to Taurus for the first time in 12 years, so you’ll definitely want to pay close attention to its energetic influence. For now, think back to where you were between 2011 and 2012—did you catch a lucky break? How did you expand in terms of wisdom and spirituality?
Known as the “Greater Benefic,” let alone the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter is the planet of abundance, expansion, optimism, wisdom and spiritual journeys. In Astrology, its larger-than-life presence magnifies whatever it comes in contact with. And though the expansion and growth that comes with it can be remarkably positive, it’s important to note the shadow side of bountiful Jupiter. Put it this way–the King of the Gods goes big, or goes home. (I mean, his full name says it all: Jupiter Optimus Maximus. LOL) Jupiterian energy comes with its fair share of overindulgence and excessiveness, and our behavior is no exception. So, if you were driven by impulse, or audaciously competitive under the influence of Jupiter in Aries, it’s no coincidence.
However, let’s go ahead and take the fiery momentum down a notch (or two), as the planet of luck and expansion will officially enter the slow-and-steady sign of Taurus on May 16, where it will remain until May 26, 2024. Governed by sensually driven Venus, the luscious essence of this fixed earth sign comes to life via the five senses, making it all the more fruitful with its physical manifestations. The best way to understand its earthly magic and potential? Taurus season comes to life at the peak of spring when Mother Nature is in full bloom… and well, it doesn’t get more lush and abundant than that. Can you imagine what happens when Jupiter makes contact with this plethora of natural beauty, and sustenance? If your guess is pleasure and prosperity, you’re not wrong.
Where does Taurus live in your chart? Do you have prominent placements in Taurus? My reason for asking is because upon entering its ever-blooming territory, Jupiter will support this earth sign in its growth and expansion. And the same goes for the astrological house(s) governed by Taurus in our chart. This is where we will expand (in terms of comfort, finances, security) and get a taste of Taurus’ solid goodness. Dependable and grounded, this transit is presenting us with the opportunity to get clear on everything from our financial goals to our core value systems. Your Jupiter in Taurus story could be a financial breakthrough, while others of you find the strength to commit to a new lifestyle.
Reflect on what you’re aspiring towards when in regards to stability. What are you hoping to obtain and/or accumulate? Remember, your security and values are worth the investment. On May 17, Jupiter will face off with Pluto retrograde in Aquarius and this will serve as a powerful review, specifically in regards to the way our lives have transformed since 2020. For instance, what are your priorities as of late? Is there a lifestyle and/or vision you’re ready to choose for yourself? In addition to being symbolic of transformation and renewal, Pluto is a representation of our evolutionary growth. That said, Jupiter and Pluto meeting via zero degrees of their prospective signs shouldn’t be overlooked; something significant is being brought to our attention.
On June 1, Jupiter will join forces with the North Node in Taurus. This will continue to validate the change and expansion you’ve been experiencing, but it will also bring awareness to new pathways and opportunities for growth. This is a big prelude to your Jupiter in Taurus story. Next, between June 18 and 24, Jupiter will meet with Saturn retrograde in Pisces which could shed light on what’s starting to fall away as you step into this new reality. This same aspect will take place once again in February 2024, and bring light to the areas of your life that need more structure in order to see your new manifestations flourish, and for the long term.
Last but certainly not least, Jupiter will be making a powerful conjunction to change-maker Uranus—between April 17 - 21, 2024—which can be equally as shocking as it is dynamic. Huge changes and unexpected realities could show up under this cataclysmic transit. Sometimes we have to break in order to have a breakthrough, but this is simultaneously liberating us. Whether financially or in terms of your core values (and/or sense of self-worth), chaos is likely if built upon a faulty foundation. Collectively, this could speak to the expansion of digital currency, and powerful changes in the world of finance.
In the meantime, here’s a quick look at what you can expect during Jupiter in Taurus 2023-2024:
This is your rich-girl era, but your definition of “riches” is subjective, of course. Either way, the planet of lucky breakthroughs is shaking up your stability-seeking second house (which also happens to be Taurus’ house of rulership). Financially, this is a year of significant growth and prosperous opportunities, so don’t be afraid to invest in what feels right for you. You’re also more in touch with your sensual pleasures, and your physical body is no exception. Spending time in nature, and trusting your earthy instincts is key to manifesting the abundance you desire.
You’re the celestial favorite this year, which is all the more reason to celebrate your solar season. For reference, reflect on where you were 12 years ago, during Jupiter’s last visit in your sign. This sort of transit doesn’t happen every day (not to mention year) so be sure to harness the magic. More importantly, the soil where you plant your seeds is rich, so set your intentions wisely. A fruitful year full of growth and prosperity, you are a magnet for spiritual wisdom and abundance.
Magic happens behind the scenes, and the same goes for your inner world these next 12 months with Jupiter activating your 12th house of secrets, healing and unconscious patterns. What are you working on? If you’re not booking a long overdue vacation or renewing your luxurious spa membership, Jupiter is supporting you as you go inward to prioritize your privacy, and recharge your energy. You are also spiritually protected, and if you spend time in nature, you’ll likely discover magical totems of reassurance.
If you’ve been secretly manifesting a ride-or-die group of friends, this is your lucky year! Although, in addition to prosperity and a series of lucky opportunities in your social networks, Jupiter in Taurus is bringing you closer to your core values, specifically when it comes to your aspirations, goals and dreams. Many of you are greeted with steady sources of income at this time, which is also a result of your social contributions and sense of belonging in the world.
Assert yourself, and take a stand. You’re capable of so much more than you realize. With the planet of expansion, wisdom and abundance touching down on your 10th house of authority, you are not only more likely to gain notoriety and success this year, but also more in touch with your sense of self-worth in the career front. High-vibing connections with superiors and authority figures could bring you closer to the success you crave, and deserve. Artistically, this is a gorgeous year for reveling in your creative musings, and showcasing them to the world at large.
You’re on an endless quest for truth and self-discovery this year, Virgo. After all, in addition to larger-than-life Jupiter transiting its ninth house of rulership, it’s also supporting your fellow earth sibling, Taurus, which means you’re equally as receptive to its blessings and general influence. Lucky breakthroughs could come in the form of travel, study abroad programs… or for some of you, business and entrepreneurship. You’re gaining wisdom of something fruitful, and it’s all unfolding in divine timing.
There is more than enough for everyone when lucky Jupiter transits your intimate eighth house of shared resources, which will not only alleviate power dynamics but also inspire you to stand in your truth. Financial windfalls could also come unexpectedly, unless you willingly go out of your way to play a lotto ticket, or submit your information to a raffle of sorts. The good news is you’re being financially supported, and you have the resources needed to feel stable and secure during these next 12 months.
If you’re ready to share your life with someone, Jupiter in Taurus is bringing you all the perks and benefits. The same goes for those of you contemplating business partnerships and those you consider trust-worthy. The next 12 months increase the likelihood of you establishing significant partnerships, negotiations and contractual agreements. People are well aware of your value at this time, and they’ll stop at nothing to invest, whether it be romantically or professionally.
Your lucky planetary ruler, Jupiter, is bringing expansion and prosperity to your sixth house of mindfulness, work routines, and acts of service. Although, in addition to improving your health habits, this pick-me-up is also reflecting onto the foundation of your day-to-day affairs. The same goes for those of you looking for a new job opportunity, or perhaps a mentor in the workplace. Assistance is available to you, and you’re feeling as confident as ever in your approach.
To say you’re inspired to create under this transit would be an understatement. Lucky Jupiter is touching down on your expressive fifth house of love, passion and creative musing, which will not only expand your heart chakra but also support your hobbies, recreational pleasures… and more importantly, your inner child. If you’ve been cultivating your talents, skills and abilities, this would be an ideal transit for monetizing and seeing profit. The world is smitten by your talents, and you’re becoming more aware of the impression you’re making.
Your home sweet home never felt so good, so don’t hesitate to make your personal life a priority under this domestic transit. Igniting your fourth house of home, family and innermost feelings, lucky Jupiter is supporting you on the journey back home to yourself. Whether it be via expanding your literal living space, or welcoming in a new member of the family (could be a pet, too), there is a sense of inner peace, and satisfaction available to you at this time. You’re as comfortable as ever, and your home improvements feel just as solid as your emotional foundations.
You’re not very fond of networking, but you have the best connections under this prosperous transit. Activating your curious third house of communication, thought process and immediate surroundings, larger-than-life Jupiter is bestowing you with the gift of resourcefulness, not to mention gab! The best part? You know your worth, and this allows for you to express yourself with confidence and enthusiasm. Success comes in the form of neighbors, siblings and telecommunications. You have the persistence and passion to pursue a new skill, and teaching others is no exception.
Valerie is an astrologer, writer and visual storyteller. She writes horoscopes for PopSugar, StyleCaster, Elite Daily and more. For more of her work, check out valeriemesa.com or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.