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The Illuminating Sun meets up with Jupiter by conjunction in the sign of Pisces the Fish about every 12 years or so. This is because Jupiter stays in each of the twelve zodiacal signs about a year before repeating itself. While Jupiter and the Sun occupy the same space in the sky, for only a few days, their impact upon us can often be far-reaching and long-lasting. Today, February 28, 2010, Jupiter and the Sun are exact in the heavens at 9 degrees of Pisces.

Jupiter and the Sun are the largest two planets in our solar system, so when the two of them combine forces, in any of the signs, the affect of their merger, can be pretty sizable and signficant, both symbolically and literally.

The intrinsic nature of Jupiter, by itself, is very expansive. Whenever its ray is involved in our lives, it tends to produce an abundance.  In astrology, Jupiter is also the planet associated with luck, optimism and prosperity. Sometimes, accordingly, we are luckier and experience more good fortune when Jupiter is around.

We sometimes also just feel luckier with Jupiter and more self-confident.  That self-confidence can spur us on to taking action to propel ourselves forward.  Since many of us naturally harbor so much inner self-doubt about our abilities, a little bit of Jupiter can be a breath of fresh air.

Sometimes, though, too much of a good thing can end up boomeranging on us.  With Jupiter, we may begin to believe our horizons and talents are unlimited, so we perhaps bite off more than we can chew. Therefore, we need to make sure now, with the Sun Jupiter conjunction, that we don’t get too carried away with our grand plans and ideas.

In astrology, all the signs and planets symbolize different areas, occupations, etc.  Jupiter rules, among other things, writers and the publishing industry, churches and religious clergy, teachers and universities, lawyers and the legal profession.

Pisces, meanwhile, represents many different realms, including the downtrodden or misunderstood members of our society, who are maybe low on their luck or resources, and or who are perhaps ill or confined.  It also rules creative endeavors, and governs our imagination, including any imaginary characters that may spring from it. Lastly, Pisces also governs water and the sea and all those wonderful creatures who inhabit water.

Bearing all this in mind, here are a few memorable things that have happened before in history when the Sun and Jupiter have been together in Pisces:

March 2, 1939: Pope Pius the XII succeeded Pope Pius XI as the 260th Pope.

March 12, 1951: Hank Ketcham’s best-selling comic strip “Dennis the Menace” appeared in newspapers across the U.S. for the first time.

March 18, 1963: Gideon vs. Wainright – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the poor must have lawyers.

Since Jupiter is known for his good-nature and sense of humor, he also wanted to throw this last one in for us:

March 3, 1939: Students at Harvard University demonstrated the new tradition of swallowing goldfish to reporters.

What grand memories are each one of us going to make today? Let’s get started!

Written by Patricia Thompson, Astrologer

Copyright 2010

Source Notes:

Gideon vs. Wainright: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1963

Dennis the Menace: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1951

Pope succession: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1939

Harvard fish swallowing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldfish_swallowing

Fish clipart: http://www.free-clipart-pictures.net/fish_clipart.html


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