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My last post was about having natal Jupiter in the 12th in the sign of Cancer.  And now, for the next few months, transiting Jupiter is also in the sign of Cancer, meaning for me Jupiter is traveling through familiar territory – the 12th house.  So what are some potential ramifications of this?

The 12th House in the larger scheme of Astrological Cycles…  Go back and peek at the previous post if you have not already done so, because that will detail what Jupiter in the 12th (as an independent Astrological House) can mean.  Here I will detail what the 12th House means in relation to the other Houses.

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In Western Astrology, the 12 Astrological Houses each describe and are associated with differing areas of life.  The 1st House is typically the beginning, the time and situation around one’s birth, and it is very self-oriented.  What is my path?  How do I go about treading my path will show up with the sign on the Ascendant and its aspects.

Likewise, as the 1st House is the beginning of a new cycle, the 12th House is the closure of the previous cycle.  That is why the 12th House is sometimes described as the Cosmic Dustpan.  Because that is where we are tidying up all the work done in the previous Houses and WE ARE PREPARING FOR A NEW CYCLE TO COME ABOUT.

But if you are like me, you are not entirely comfortable with the unknown!  We want some control.  We want some knowledge about what is around the corner.  This is why most of us do not go through huge upheavals during Jupiter’s transition from 12th to 1st.  (But we might say it is an upheaval when the Progressed Moon or Saturn go from natal 12th House to 1st.)  Generally speaking we will have some knowledge about what is around the corner, but the details will be missing.  For example…  I am going to start a new direction in school – graduate school maybe?  How am I going to pay for that?  Which school will accept me?  Where will I live?  Will I have to get a job while I am in school?  Etc…

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Temptations as the 12th is associated with Neptune…  For me, as I mentioned in my previous post, Jupiter in the 12th House is not always easy.  Yes it is Jupiter we are talking about, and yes in the 12th it is known as a Guardian Angel…  But too many Neptunian influences will be difficult to navigate through.  If we have Jupiter trine to our Sun, Moon or Venus from the 12th House, then we might be inclined to sit back and wait for the blessings to fall into our laps.  I am not saying we are lazy (look to Saturn’s placement to answer that question).  But we have learned that we are just fortunate enough to get by and we can be content with that.  This will not be everybody, but this could especially be true for people with Jupiter in Cancer making a trine to a Piscean Sun Moon or Venus (plus a couple of planets in Virgo).  You will be blessed in that case.  But how you go about using your potential is up to you.

I started off this section mentioning the Neptunian temptations because Jupiter in the 12th is in Neptune’s domain.  And again, this would be true more so for people with strongly Neptunian charts.  Look for a stellium (3 or more planets) in the 12th House or in Pisces and / or look to strong Neptune aspects (conjunct / square / opposite Sun, Moon, Mercury, Ascendant).  If we have a strong pull from Neptune when Jupiter is in the 12th house, instead of waiting with confident patience, knowing that we must consciously pause while a change of energy comes about, we might push on with frustration and tire ourselves out.  Or we could become frustrated with the waiting and say to the Universe, “Screw this!  I’m going to escape from this difficult waiting tonight!”  You will hear Neptune’s voice whispering in your ear – and if a lot of 12th house energy or Neptune / Pisces energy is flowing around your chart, then you should find a wise person and ally yourself with them.  I have heard it said that a Dragon – a powerful, wise and compassionate person is hard to find, but if you know of a Dragon in your neighborhood (an authentic spiritual teacher might very well be a Dragon), then you should seek them out.  Especially during Jupiter’s transits through your 12th House!

When Jupiter is in the 12th House, see what forms of self care are both easy and kind to our selves.  We can take a short bath.  We can take a quick nap instead of using the computer to distract ourselves.  Maybe we can go for a nice walk or a short hike?  When you hear Neptune’s silky seductive voice whispering in your ear, move your awareness down into your heart.  What does your body want?  What does your heart need?  Maybe sleeping would be a better idea than watching that Star Wars marathon…

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Feeling uncertain about the future but resting in the immediately present blessings…  When Jupiter is in the 12th House, typically things will work out quite well within the next year.  When Jupiter actually crosses the Ascendant, things will have been gradually clearing up and by that point, you will know what direction to pursue and how to go about that pursuit.  We will probably be able to wait patiently while Jupiter is transiting the 12th House, but like I mention above, who is good at waiting patiently with confidence?  This requires that we TRUST the process and trust the Universe to provide for us.  And frankly, at times, that can be terrifying!  Most of us use some form of distraction to pass the time.  We do not like the word “bored.”  We would rather spend an hour on Facebook than lie around waiting for the Universe to show us our path  🙂    But if you can slowly start to realize the ways in which we take a detour from our path, then we can start to do self care or spiritual practices which help us stay present and aware.

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I have my Natal Jupiter in the sign of Cancer, in the 12th house.  Now let me unpack what this means.

What is Jupiter about?

Jupiter is the jovial, optimistic, speculating, the-grass-is-always-greener-on-the-other-side-of-the-fence, wanderlust-filled, adventuring, mental pioneering, broadener of horizons.  Typically, Jupiter is seen as one of the sources of enthusiasm in the astrology chart.  Does your Jupiter trine your Sun Moon or Mercury?  If so, you may be prone to bouts of enthusiastic delight.  🙂  Also, Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and it is the only planet which actually gives off energy by itself (without the Sun being involved).  It’s size indicates how it tends to expand our thoughts about what is possible.  Jupiter can push the envelope as it were and this can definitely show up with a potential to gamble when we have a strong Jupiter (or in fire signs).  Although in this case – a watery sign like Cancer and a diffuse house like the 12th, gambling may not be indicated.

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Jupiter in Cancer?

Jupiter is exalted in the sign of Cancer.  What does exalted mean?  This is the second most potent placing for the planet to be.  Jupiter rules Sagittarius.  Meaning it is very strong in that pioneering, studying (sometimes know-it-all sign), adventuresome fire sign, but it is also strong in the sign of Cancer.  Why?  Because Cancer is all about nurturing and taking care of our loved ones – be they family members or close friends and associates.  When Jupiter’s natural expansion encounters Cancer’s natural love of nurturing, it is a good combination, let me tell you.  In Buddhism, the word for the “highest” altruistic motivation is called Bodhicitta, which means the mind which wishes for all sentient beings (seen and unseen, known and unknown) to attain happiness and complete enlightenment.  It is a very powerful motivation.  However, most of us (myself included) have a difficult time maintaining strong Bodhicitta because we feel slighted by anger or jealousy or not getting our way (etc…).

Well Jupiter in Cancer has a natural leaning toward an altruistic motivation.  You will not find many people with Jupiter in Cancer with a powerful cutthroat mentality unless it shows up in multiple other areas of the chart.  Jupiter in Cancer types will be natural cooks, care takers, nurses, teachers, healers, and / or realtors (Cancer has a Lunar connection to the 4th house of land and real estate as well).

Jupiter in the 12th house?

Jupiter in the 12th house is said to be the Guardian Angel of the astrology chart.  Why is this?  Because the 12th house is the most mysterious of the Houses.  It is where we subconsciously work against ourselves.  It can also indicate a natural proclivity toward spiritual practices and awareness.  It can even indicate psychic abilities (whether the individual wants them or not).  Keep in mind that the 12th house is strongly associated with Neptune (and Pisces).  Previously, before Neptune took over Pisces’ rulership, Jupiter ruled the sign of the bonded dual Fishes.  So Jupiter in the 12th house is not much of a detriment when looking at planetary strengths.  Normally all planets (save Saturn) lose strength when they are tenanting the 12th house.  But Jupiter can do okay there.

Jupiter in the 12th is watered down though.  You will not often find crazy dare devils who are risking their lives deep into their 40’s and 50’s with this placement.  Depending on what the 5th house and its ruler look like, you might take a few risks, but this individual will probably realize the fragility of the human condition sooner rather than later.  And yes, I speak from personal experience…  Therefore a watery Jupiter in a watery house is not going to be the wildly adventurous or overly jovial type (unless other strong indications exist in the chart).

So…  My Jupiter in the 12th, in the 29th degree of Cancer indicates that I have the potential for spiritual awareness, a natural proclivity toward giving and altruism, a desire to nurture those who I care about and I might even have innate healing abilities.  Hhhmmm.  Well this all sounds great so far right?!  And it is.  I am quite blessed.

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So why am I hesitating?  Because Jupiter in the 12th house indicates a strong leaning toward a nebulous Neptunian nature.  And then if this individual (me) is a Pisces, which I am, with Neptune squaring his natal Sun, which I have, then there is often times too much Neptune going around.  And what does this mean?

Neptune seeks to transcend this dense world of relative reality we live in – in other words, Neptune seeks to transcend planet Earth and all the physical phenomena that come with living on this great planet.  Neptune is the escapist, the addict, the artist, the seeker, the poet, the romantic and the mystic.  But it is never the pragmatic realist  🙂   Sorry folks.  So that is why it has taken me at least 35 years to begin to realize what I am doing on this planet.  And this waiting is often times hell.  I would rather push push push and accomplish something (this pushing is probably Saturn talking by the way, or an unconscious double bind speaking), even if it feels empty down the road than sit around and wait for my energy to rise.  (Because Neptune can also indicate a watered down immune system where your energy will literally wax and wane.)

With all that said, Jupiter in the 12th house in Cancer is an incredible blessing.  I am in contact with my spirit guides.  I do not “hear” them directly yet, but I have spent a lot of time working on embodying and becoming more grounded.  So I feel it in my body if a decision is way off the mark.  I will get a quick head-ache if I make a severe detour from my path.  And my body suffers if I waste too much time with less-than-wholesome pursuits.   🙂

I hope this speaks about Jupiter in Cancer and / or Jupiter in the 12th house a little.  Let me know if you have comments on this subject.

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