Jupiter in Sagittarius 2019-2020 – Critical Mass

Jupiter is in Sagittarius during the following dates:

  • March 29, 2019 – April 22, 2019
  • November 4, 2019 – March 29, 2020
  • June 29, 2020 – November 19, 2020

All of the astrology in this article is calculated and interpreted using the sidereal zodiac. Use this guide to cast your sidereal birth chart.

There is a saying in the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas usually attributed to Jesus of Nazareth,

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”

The Gnostic Gospel of Thomas, Verse 70

To bring forth something means to come into right relationship with it. We do that by acknowledgment (I see you), recognition (I know who/what you are to me), and reverence (I honor the impact of your presence within me.) Thus, my interpretation of this oft-repeated proverb is:

When I come into right relationship with what is within me—by acknowledging it, recognizing it, and revering it—that right relationship will save me. When I am not in right relationship with what is within me, what is within me will destroy me.

This begs the question: What exactly is within me that I am beckoned to come into right relationship? Enter, Jupiter.

Jupiter in Sagittarius - Critical Mass
Dates
March 29, 2019 - April 22, 2019
November 4, 2019 - March 29, 2020
June 29, 2020 - November 19, 2020

Jupiter Marks the Seasons

There is a time and a season for all things. Astrologically speaking, Saturn defines the time and Jupiter defines the season. Just like rain in Spring is understood and functions differently than rain in Autumn, Jupiter is the seasonal context for how we interpret our experiences and the people and things in the world around us.

Jupiter in your birth chart speaks to the cultural moment you were born into and how that moment informs your identity. But as we watch Jupiter move in real-time, we observe seasonal shifts that provide changing context for experiences we have in the communities we are part of.

Jupiter articulates the uniformity of the structure of each individual human psyche, as well as the collective psyche of humans as an organism, or singular being. Jupiter articulates both its shadow and its light. The light of the psyche being the conscious self that encompasses all that we aware of and have access to seeing and knowing. And the shadow of the psyche is the subconscious and unconscious self that is just out of reach of our knowing. It is often more powerful than the conscious self because it acts outside of the command of the will.

The binary of authentic self versus inauthentic self has no place here. Instead, Jupiter draws us into communities that validate who we believe we are. That is your identity—the story of who you believe you are. 

Jupiter in Sagittarius, November 4, 2019

Because Jupiter is at home here, it’s function and significations take command of the collective conversation. And because it does not answer to any other planet’s agenda, Jupiter acts according to its own interests and demands that we do, too.

With Jupiter in Virgo 2016-17 our identities were challenged to reconsider the role of science and data in determining how we understand the world around us and form beliefs about what is right and true;

Jupiter in Libra in 2017-18 challenged long-standing precedents for the role of women in society;

Jupiter in Scorpio in 2018-19 has forced us to reckon with gun violence (in America) and climate change as the primary threat to the survival not of Earth, but that of humanity and the animals and planets humans need to thrive.

During the past few years, especially since Saturn entered Sagittarius on January 27, 2017, protest has become a global phenomenon. The fiery contagion of conviction catches wind and suddenly the streets are filled with citizens demanding that their communities, workplaces, and schools become a living testimony of their beliefs.

If Jupiter defines the season, then in Sagittarius Jupiter says that we have reached Critical Mass—tipping the scales to gain enough momentum to finally move. Just like potential energy is stored in the ball as it is pushed to and sits at the top of the hill, that energy becomes kinetic just as it reaches the edge and begins to roll. The longer it rolls, the more energy it gains.

We are now reaching the top of the hill. It’s been an arduous and difficult task. But as we’ve climbed this hill we’ve refined and acquired convictions that have propelled us to keep on pushing.

Saturn in Sagittarius has laid the foundation for the work that Jupiter in Sagittarius sets before us. Apathy and cynicism are the enemies of conviction. They spoil the healthy sense of entitlement that says, “I deserve to live in a world that reflects who I believe I am.”

But who do you believe you are? This takes us back to the saying from the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas quoted at the beginning of this writing. Jupiter beckons us to come into right relationship with what is within us. Each time Jupiter changes signs it gives us new eyes to see and understand ourselves within the context of new experiences in a changing world.

What new understandings can Jupiter in Sagittarius offer us? What context does this transit provide for us to interpret what is happening in this world and in our lives?

Bridging the Gap Between Scorpio and Sagittarius

Jupiter in Scorpio has offered us opportunities to understand ourselves and what’s happening in the world within the context of our survival as a species and our individual survival. Mars ruled Scorpio has shown us (triggered) the defensive postures we have necessarily taken on (culturally and in our personal relationships and lives) as a means to survival. But it has also given us the opportunity to try on more vulnerable postures, ones that we take on when we stand in the truth of our feelings and our needs.

What needs have you become aware of in the face of finally confronting feelings that you have avoided for so long? 

Jupiter in Sagittarius ushers in a season of focus on the role identity plays in the actions we take. The story of who you are is undoubtedly shaped by emotional experience. That’s why Scorpio comes before Sagittarius. Culturally, we say that beliefs grow from knowledge and access to information. But information is no match for experience, especially the kinds of emotional experiences that shape our brains, personalities, and how we interpret the information that we encounter. Those are the kinds of experiences that Jupiter in Scorpio brought into focus, sometimes in disruptive ways.

Bridging the gap between Scorpio and Sagittarius means understanding that you didn’t choose your beliefs, however, you can challenge them. What resonates with you as truth has more to do with the story you believe about who you are (which is your identity), rather than any book you’ve read or data you’ve analyzed. Besides, stories are better than facts.

Identity is a Belief System

What is your interpretation of the facts you perceive as relevant to making you who you are? In other words, there are things that have happened (facts), there is your interpretation of things that have happened (story), and then there is your repeated re-telling of your interpretation of those things that have happened (identity, ie what I call the dogma of identity.) Identity evolves as a consequence of how you understand your past, present, and future.

For example, “I prefer doing things myself.” Which is fine as a preference, perhaps. But it’s often more than that. That story is often rooted in experiences of abandonment or the lack of competence in our caregivers. Then, we create entire moral frameworks around that story. We develop a whole belief system around individuality and autonomy that we use to judge others and the world around us. They define our religious doctrines and our politics, too.

Where is the truth in all of that? Truth as in, what you can perceive with your own mind and being and understand with your own judgment. Everything else is dogma.

Action is the intention of the will translated through the choices we make each day. Sometimes we look back on things we’ve said or done and don’t like what those actions imply about who we are. So, we decide to tell a different story, painting the facts in a different light.

Revisionist history means to tell a story about something that happened in the past within the context of some conviction or belief of the storyteller. We see this most prominently around American slavery and war all over the world. But with Jupiter in Sagittarius (while we still have 2 more eclipses in that sign) nations all over the world are forced to come to terms with who they say they are within the context of the actions they take and the choices they make. And since individuals make up nations, it us who must take the first steps to hold ourselves accountable to the truth of who we are.

Jupiter in Sagittarius Keywords

Here is a list of keywords that will come into focus during Jupiter in Sagittarius:

  • Morality
  • Ethics
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Religion
  • Conviction
  • Belief
  • Political Identity/Identity Politics
  • Teachers
  • Clergy
  • Mentors/Mentorship
  • Benefactors
  • Community
  • Church
  • Temple
  • Masjid/Mosque
  • Preacher
  • Imam
  • Rabbi
  • Monk
  • Spirituality
  • Cult
  • Culture
  • Truth
  • Revisionist History

The Work of Jupiter in Sagittarius

The following questions serve as an outline for the work Jupiter in Sagittarius provides the opportunity to undertake:

  1. Why do you believe what you believe?
  2. How do you discern the difference between fact and truth?
  3. What are your moral convictions and how do they inform your politics?
  4. How do your political, moral, and/or religious convictions determine what you believe is possible?
  5. What communities do you identify with? Why?
  6. How do the communities you identify with provide context for who you believe you are?
  7. What are the stories you tell about how and why you have become who you are, and what place do those stories have in your present reality?
  8. How has your spiritual or religious upbringing (or lack of one) shaped your understanding of your life at present?
  9. What beliefs about who you are are exposed as fallible by pressing political realities you face in your country?
  10. What beliefs about who you are are reinforced as true and righteous by the political realities you face in your country?
  11. What is the revisionist history of who you are?
  12. What is the belief you are upholding in this history?
  13. What do you lose by telling a new story?
  14. What new truths inform this new story?
  15. What does it look like for you to come into right relationship with the beliefs that define how you interpret your own actions and choices?

Tarot Reading – Full Moon in Pisces

Recorded Live
Sunday, October 13, 2019

You can watch the video of the October 2019 Full Moon Tarot Reading on YouTube:

Or, you can stream or download the audio:

This reading for the Full Moon on October 13, 2019 at 26° Pisces is so good! I talked about the defensive and self-protective postures we take on after unrelenting setbacks and difficulties. And how those difficulties define our convictions and help us realize what we are capable of.

The Golden Thread Tarot
9 of Wands
Hierophant, 7 of Cups, Moon
Ace of Wands, 6 of Pentacles, Page of Pentacles
King of Pentacles, 3 of Wands, Fool
Golden Thread Tarot

Cards in this reading:

9 of Wands (on the bottom after cutting the deck)
Hierophant, 7 of Cups, Moon
Ace of Wands, 6 of Pentacles, Page of Pentacles
King of Pentacles, 3 of Wands, Fool

  • What is a Full Moon?
  • A way to segment and interpret time in 1 month/2 week and 6 month periods.
  • What is Pisces?
  • Jupiter in Scorpio is trine the Full Moon in Pisces. What does that mean?
  • Complimentary readings for live viewers on Instagram & YouTube
  • Full Moon Tarot Reading [23:20]

You can hear the song I burst into here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXWGBF-R2Ww , or Spotify

Gratitude to everyone who tuned in live and were patient with me as I had to put on my mother hat in the middle of the reading. But, so much good stuff in this reading around community and emerging from difficulties with a new awareness of what one is capable of. One of my favorite pieces of wisdom that cam through was about how optimism and hope can only be cultivated in community. That’s a jewel I’ll be meditating on for awhile.

If you would like to be considered for a complimentary tarot reading please tune in for the New Moon in Libra LIVE Tarot Reading which will be broadcast on Saturday, October 26, 2019. I always go live on both Instagram and YouTube, so make sure you are following me and that you’re subscribed.

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Meet me in New Orleans – October 6, 2019

Register here for my Sidereal Birth Chart Workshop in New Orleans, October 6, 2019.

Meet me in New Orleans! Come work out the magic of your sidereal birth chart. The hardest part of astrology is figuring out what it all means together. You can find individual placements on your fav website, but find the story of your becoming takes expertise that can’t be found in piecemeal Google searches.

Graphic with information for my October 2019 New Orleans Astrology Workshop

I’ll be at Backatown Coffee on Sunday October 6, 2019 at 12:00pm. (Location subject to change.) There I’ll show you how to read (identify the symbols) and interpret (figure out what they mean) your sidereal birth chart.

Ask me questions and get insight on your sidereal birth chart (past, present, and future) at your own pace in a laid back environment.

By attending this workshop you can purchase an in-person astrology or tarot reading with me at a 20% discount. (Must be redeemed during my stay in New Orleans on October 6 or 7. Space is very limited so please contact me ASAP to arrange your reading)

How to Remember Your Dreams

Do you recall your dreams each night? Some people believe that they don’t dream when in fact they likely don’t recall their dreams. You can learn to recall your dreams and I will show how to train yourself to recall your dreams.

I’ve been offering dream interpretation informally for awhile now, but I thought I’d make it an official offering. You an now book a dream interpretation session. I will be offering a complementary dream interpretation with all Solar Return and Foundational Birth Chart Readings.

Book a Dream Interpretation Session

Set an intention

This intention is not directly to remember your dreams. This intention is to invite your unconscious mind and subconscious thoughts and feelings into your conscious awareness, to thin the veil between them. With this intention you are opening your mind to what lies beneath the surface of your conscious awareness, that which is hidden from you.

It can be helpful to write in your journal, or wherever, that you want to remember your dreams and all of the reasons you can come up with for why. It’s a way to release fears and blocks around dreaming and recalling dreams. Some reasons may be to resolve emotional wounds, gain insight on how to deal with waking life challenges and other pressing issues, to communicate with ancestors.

You must consciously remind yourself every single night before bed to remember your dreams.

Keep a method to record your dreams close to your bed

It is very important that you don’t check your phone or get out of bed and start your day without purposefully attempting to recall your dream(s) in as comprehensive and complete detail as possible. You must make attempting to recall and record your dreams a priority upon waking. Even if your dream seems trivial or insignificant, still record it and set it aside.

For some it is best to use the audio or voice recorder on your phone or iPad to record yourself speaking your dreams. For others, a note on your phone or a designated dream journal is best.

When you are recalling and recording your dreams details of color, sound, location, etc are important. But even more important is your emotional state and how you feel in the dream. Who are the important people? Did they say anything? Even if they didn’t say anything how did their presence make you feel?

As with anything intention, consistency, and practice are the ways to forming a new habit.

Decolonize Astrology with #DivinationForLiberation

This post was originally published as a thread of tweets on Twitter. The content has been edited for gramma errors and for clarity.

I need to talk about how white astrologers use the tropical zodiac to uphold white supremacy and to erase the narratives of black historical figures. I’ve seen it done to Muhammad Ali and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the recently. And the latter really set ablaze a fire in me. The historical context of the legacies of both men have been erased by tropical astrology, and white astrologers.

By designating the nature of Dr. King’s & Muhammad Ali’s work as actually conciliatory and some how “Venusian”, they have erased the truly radical essence of their self determination and strength of will.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Here we have Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Sidereal birth chart with Aries rising and Moon and Venus in Aquarius. If you watched my IG live this morning then you know why this Aquarius is so very important. I JUST, this morning, talked about how and why Aquarius represents Black peoples’s self determination and self possession that reached a peak during the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement. And LOOK at MLK embodying that in his chart.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. born January 25, 1929 at 12:00pm in Atlanta, Georgia. Aries Rising, Moon and Venus in Aquarius, Sun and Mercury in Capricorn, Mars in Taurus, Jupiter in Aries, Saturn in Sagittarius

The idea that MLK was some kind of pandering proponent of love and light is a white washing of his legacy that I’m observing white astrologers all too easily promulgate. This is why we MUST decolonize astrology, and I say we do it by embracing the sidereal zodiac.

Aries rising in MLK’s chart says, “I do because I can.” Aries is the sign of autonomy, and autonomy means ‘self law’, as opposed to consensus law which is the realm of Libra. The only way he could do what he did was by rejecting the codification of blackness as illegal. That’s not Venusian in any way. None whatsoever.

And there is that Saturn in Sagittarius in Dr. King’s chart. “How shall I make my life and this world a LIVING testimony of my intentions & convictions?” There, right there is the answer. With Jupiter in Aries in the Ascendant MLK’s intentions are to embrace and embody an autonomy that rejects any law that strips him of his freedom and strength of will.

This rebellion is not love and peace at any costs. It is an active embrace of the RIGHT to be. If you don’t understand how radical that is, then you don’t know history. If you don’t understand the violence and trauma his body experienced, then you don’t know history.

Muhammad Ali

Now, let’s look at the chart of Muhammad Ali. And what is that there again? ARIES! Not only Mars in it’s own sign in the most visible part of the chart, but Saturn also in Aries. Saturn is in charge of Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus all in Capricorn. Let’s talk about it!

Muhammad Ali born January 17, 1942 at 6:35pm in Louisville, Kentucky. Cancer Rising, Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Capricorn, Mars and Saturn in Aries, Jupiter in Taurus.

The idea that the brash, bravado, strength, and arrogance of Muhammad Ali is some how signified by Mars and Saturn in Saturn in tropical Taurus is absolutely ridiculous. It’s ludicrous and insulting, tbh.

Muhammad Ali and his Saturn in fall in Aries says, “the walls & ceilings that define the limits of my world are not determined by the consensus (Libra). I do!”

Muhammad Ali and his Saturn in fall in Aries says,” I am Black, definitively. I reject that name of the man who claimed ownership of my ancestors. I am not Cassius Clay; I am Muhammad Ali! I embrace my body and my strength as my own. AND YOU CAN’T TELL ME NOTHING.”

Muhammad Ali and his Saturn in fall in Aries says, “I am the biggest, the fastest, the best, and I will win because I can. Who gon stop me!”

Please, miss me with the Taurus readings of his chart. Your white supremacy is showing.

This reading and rewriting of their life and legacy leads me to believe that the tropical zodiac in the hands of white astrologers lends itself all to well to entrenching the white supremacy and the embrace of white supremacist narratives of Black people.

I categorically reject any astrology that centers the Sun, which is the mind and men, as the most important planet in the birth chart.

I reject any astrology that devalues the Moon, which is the body and women, relegating it to a planet of non-import and secondary to the Sun.

I reject any astrology that centers the individual over community, intellect over intuition and instinct, and that refuses to accept that the individual is shaped by and emerges from the group.

I reject any astrology that embraces narratives of Black radical figures as conciliatory, pandering, and as willing instruments of white supremacist narratives of Black empowerment and self-determination.

I reject any astrology that refuses to give voice to and backs away from articulating the experiences of LGBTQ people.

I talked about this in one of my IG live videos. The tropical zodiac essentially centers the relationship between the Sun and the Earth as primary. The Sidereal zodiac treats that relationship as secondary.

The tropical zodiac says that our experience of the Sun from Earth is the most important. The sidereal zodiac says that Sun to Earth relationship exists within the context of space and time as defined by the stars—not the constellations, to be clear.

This is philosophically how the use of the tropical zodiac is an embrace of the Sun, and thus men and patriarchy, as primary. Everything is interepreted in reference to and defers to the Sun.

Thus, Embracing the sidereal zodiac is a politically and spiritually radical act that places the Sun (the mind and men) on equal footing with the Moon (the body and women.) Embracing the sidereal zodiac says that both the Sun and Moon exist in reference to something else, that greater measure of space and time outside the closed circuit of the Earth’s experience of seasons.