February 17, 2004
Run For Your Lives! Scary Jupiter trine Jupiter Transits!
The very last thing most folks fear when it comes to astrology is Jupiter (the "great benefic"). And trines (120 degree aspects between planets). But if you're trying to win a competitive event, one of the first transits that you might want to run scared from is Jupiter trine Jupiter.
First is the baseball player, Chipper Jones, whose Braves lost to the Cubs in last years National League Division Series (though, admittedly, he individually played well).
Second is the New York Yankee's manager, Joe Torre, whose team lost to the Florida Marlins in the World Series last year.
Third is Richard Gephardt, who withdrew from the Democratic nomination race after coming in fourth place in the Iowa Caucus this year.
The fourth chart is a future event. It's for Howard Dean in upcoming months. I've used the "Super Tuesday" primaries on March 2nd as the date.
Notice how incredibly precise these transits were in the first three cases.
So why would the great benefic trining (a positive aspect) the great benefic cause a manager to lose the World Series and a lifelong political candidate to lose perhaps the most important contest of his political career (and by the way, Joe Lieberman had transiting Jupiter conjoin his secondary progressed Moon as he was forced to withdraw from the race)? That's a pretty good question, since you'd initially tend to think that this is one of the best aspects a person could have in these circumstances.
Come up with the rationale of your choice, but some of these facts speak for themselves, even though this is just a small number of examples. This doesn't mean that someone can't win a competitive event under such a transit; the whole picture must be taken in full context. For example, Jones had Saturn forming a grand cross to his chart and Pluto opposite his Mars, and Gephardt had Neptune conjunct his Sun.
But to me, this does show that often Jupiter lets you "get off easy;" while in a competitive event, you're really looking to "get in hard." Jupiter often promotes a kind of vacation, rather than increasing your responsibilities. Jupiter can give you that needed break, but it's often more of a self-indulgent one. And if someone is trying hard to edge out his competition, Jupiter trine Jupiter might just end up playing the role of "the great malefic."
But this is just one particular aspect, transiting Jupiter trine Jupiter. Other Jupiter transits are fantastic in competitive situations. One of the reasons astrology is such a rewarding, as well as challenging, lifelong study is that each individual aspect often ends up having its own unique story. Astrology is not remotely easy or simple to master, but that's probably why I'm still infatuated with it, even after having poured my heart and soul into the study and practice of astrology for more than a decade. I think it's a pretty incredible way to spend your days.Posted by MosesSiregarIII at February 17, 2004 03:40 PM