Jupiter moves into Taurus on 16th May 2023 where it will spend the next year, leaving on 25th May 2024. What area of life this might affect for you will depend on which house Jupiter falls in your birth chart, and you are more likely to feel the transit of Jupiter more intensly if Jupiter aspects any of your birth chart planets whilst it’s in Taurus.
A sign ingress by any planet marks an important shift in the expression of that planet significations. Jupiter spent the last year ruled by Mars, the dynamic, fiery, assertive and bold planet with a very get up and go, ‘Let’s do this!’ kind of energy. Taurus which has a fixed earth nature is more laid back, slower, and steady. It’s grounding, consistent and stabilising, and can represent the practical or material world around you.
Steady growth, pleasure and excess
Jupiter is one of the benefic planets (the other being Venus), which means it supports and affirms those things which we generally find positive and helpful in life. With Jupiter that’s fertility, increase, abundance, wealth, as well as wisdom and understanding. So in Taurus you can expect steady rather than rapid growth or accumulation around the house topics where Jupiter falls in your birth chart, as well as the tangible things in life such as material resources.
Jupiter also signifies opportunities for relief from difficult situations, success, healing and recovery. But you need to be open to receiving those opportunities when they appear, however they appear. Jupiter’s blessings don’t always come in the form that you expect or want. However, if you can keep and open mind and heart it can bring you what you need to flourish. It’s a great time to ask for support in whatever you’re trying to grow or achieve if you need it.
Growing or exploring the things in life in which bring you material or physical comfort and a sense of security are likely to be highlighted. Jupiter can indicate grandeur and luxury, and Venus, as the host of Jupiter and ruler of Taurus, imparts harmonious influences and pleasurable experiences, including friendship and love. So altogether it’s a lovely time to treat yourself to those things in life that you enjoy and bring a sense of well being and meaning. Especially those which delight the physical senses such as good food, music, the arts, being creative or making your surroundings feel beautiful and comfortable. Spending time in nature, snuggling up with your favourite books, enjoying a beautiful meal and conversation with good friends, or treating yourself to a spa day – whatever it is that brings you joy and moments of pleasure or luxury.
But be careful not to overdo it. Jupiter is wonderful for helping create more of what we have, but too much can turn into excess and over indulgence, especially as Jupiter will be conjunct the North Node until the beginning of June, bringing insatiable desires for more.
Cohesion and fellowship
Jupiter and Venus both support cohesiveness. In order for things to grow and flourish in a fruitful way there needs to be a some co-operation, agreement and harmony between people, motivations, ideals, or objectives. Jupiter represents compassion and empathy, and traditionally signified ‘brotherhood’, meaning fellowship. Venus’ energy is that of attracting and uniting. Being in harmony with other people or sharing a common goal is a productive foundation for growth. What’s more when Jupiter enters Taurus, Venus is in Cancer for a brief time (until the beginning of June), another sign of bonding and togetherness.
So there’s a lot of potential, for the duration of this transit to create and receive compassion, togetherness, love and friendship. It’s a lovely time to share, grow and cultivate resources together with others and foster a sense of working together towards a common vision or goal. Giving to charities that address the more material worldly issues is a great way to express the energy of this transit for example donating to food banks or homelesness charities.
Pluto square Jupiter
One thing to bear in mind is that when Jupiter does move into Taurus it immediately makes a square with Pluto until the beginning of June, drawing in and amplifying Pluto’s transformative and purgative energies. Unresolved or suppressed issues might be brought to the surface with a push for truth, justice and renewal in relation to what Jupiter naturally represents, or the house topics where Jupiter falls in your chart. That might require some adjustment or compromise to see it through, but access to healing and compassion is likely to be available through Jupiter’s presence. This transit has the potential for bringing a sense of catharsis or recovery.
The house where Jupiter falls in your chart might receive some nice gains as both Pluto and Jupiter are associated with wealth. Wealth generation may arise in relation to themes of power and control, as well as questions of justice or morality around that. Pluto indicates a potential for obsession or power dynamics mixed in, so there may be questions about how wealth and power is used, and for what purpose. Overall Pluto’s regenerative energy together with Jupiter’s energy of increase can really lead to some profound and meaningful changes, with a feeling of adventure, hope and excitement.