Jupiter moved into Leo on July 16th. Jupiter is the planet that wants us to grow, to expand and to reach for the stars. He rules higher education, the law, international travel, philosophy, not to mention just having a really good time. He's a party animal, that one. Everything to excess, he always says. Growth and expansion are his thing, and not just on the mental level either. Jupiter is usually around when women get pregnant and expand on the physical level. He's also around when people gain weight (typically when Jupiter hits the Ascendant). For the most part, Jupiter brings opportunity and he helps us to feel confident in ourselves.
Jupiter's sign sets the trend for the coming year. It shows what will be in favour, and also what industries will expand. Business astrologers say to invest in business and industries that represent whatever sign Jupiter is transiting in, because their profits will increase.
So, what will be in favour in the coming year? The entertainment industry, amusement parks, gambling, holidays, games, recreation, stockbrokers, golf, RVs and of course GOLD. Leo rules theatre and drama and vibrant coloured clothing, especially gold and orange. Leo also rules kids, and acting like a kid too. This is the year to have fun and to follow your heart - yes, Leo rules the heart. Romance will be BIG, and things that cater to romance will be big too. Everyone wants to fall in love when Jupiter is in Leo, and many people will.
Think about the Lions in the wild - they sleep 23 hours a day and hunt for 1. Most Leos I know love to sleep in. With Jupiter in Leo, the trend may be to slow down a little, or to take more time for ourselves. What do I want, what do I need? It'll be okay to be lazy and to enjoy life. Leisure activities of all kinds will be trendy.
Pure Leo energy is extroverted, and this is the sign of self-expression and creativity. There's a stronger need for attention now too. Leo likes to be on stage, so people are going to want to be seen and recognized and most importantly they want to feel appreciated. Those who are not feeling appreciated in their relationships are going to be speaking up.
Jupiter in Leo is very generous. Generous of heart, time and also pocketbook. It can be extremely easy to be too generous with Jupiter in this sign; he is the planet of excess after all. So, just know that you may be feeling rather 'spendy' over the coming year. Jupiter makes you feel enthusiastic about whatever sign he's in, and Leo energy doesn't want to care too much about budgets or restrictions - Leo is the sign of royalty and he wants the best of the best and he'll spend top dollar to get it! Buying gifts for others can trigger this urge to splurge, as well as gifts for oneself of course.
Pregnancy and having babies were in vogue when Jupiter was in Cancer, but now that Jupiter is in Leo, its toddlers and kids that will be in vogue. We'll be hearing more about holidays catering to kids, much like Disneyland, which of course appeals to the big kid in all of us.
Speaking of places, Hawaii will be big in the coming year, as it was born in the sign of Leo, and Jupiter will make it more popular. Hard to believe, as its likely one of the most popular places around here already. Expect tourism to Hawaii to grow even more this year.
India is also a Leo Sun sign, with an amazing 6 planets in Leo, so something about India is going to become quite popular or trendy over the next year. India has just elected a new Prime Minister - Nahendra Modi . He is pro-business, and his party won the most decisive victory the country has seen in more than a quarter century and sweeping the long-dominant Congress party from power. Perhaps this new leader will somehow be a part of this Jupiter trend of growth, expansion and popularity. India is a super Leo, so of course it makes sense that they love Leo things, such as Gold. India is also well known for other Leo things, such as their own hugely successful Bollywood industry, and for their colourful bright saris
I just read that Modi is thinking about re-monetizing gold (making it legal tender) since so many people in India have it already. Gold is already legal tender in about 8 different states in the US already.
Actually, Jupiter in Leo could very well represent Gold becoming re-monetized in other countries as well, since Jupiter is that planet that rules expansion, growth, popularity, prosperity and affluence. It's now in the sign that rules Gold. The re-monetization of Gold will at least be a subject of interest this year, or perhaps there will be a Global Currency Reset this year, with new currencies being backed by Gold. There certainly has been a lot of talk about it, and Christine LaGarde of the IMF did specifically say in her speech earlier this year that there has to be 'a reset in the area of monetary policies" in the world. She also said that monetary policies need to be reformulated, possibly of a different kind than we have now, or have had previously. She said there needs to be a financial sector reform - it needs to be reset. She also said there needs to be structural reforms in all markets. She says there needs to be a re-set in many different areas, so I would not be surprised if a Global Currency Reset is part of their criminal agenda. Christine LaGarde and Global Currency Reset
Leo is also a fire sign, and with Jupiter here is could mean an excess of heat, or possibly of forest fires. We should expect temperatures to be higher than expected. Today the Vancouver Sun reported that British Columbia is on track for one of the worst fire seasons in a decade. Vancouver Sun
Jupiter in Leo is squaring Saturn in Scorpio this fall and winter. The square doesn't become exact this year, but still, Saturn will be putting some limits on Jupiter's love of excess. Saturn represents challenges, limits, authorities and repercussions. You reap what you sow, so if you do go to excess in some area of your life, you may have to account for it in some way.
Gold is ruled by Leo, and Jupiter in Leo symbolizes the rise in the price of Gold As I wrote about in my post Silver and Gold prices of 2014 and 2015, the price of Gold and Silver is likely to rise this summer and fall, but its still being manipulated from behind the scenes, with Saturn representing the corrupt banksters and manipulators. However, Saturn leaves Scorpio and no longer squares Jupiter starting in early 2015, so we should start to see some real upward movement in the price of precious metals next winter/spring as the manipulation and suppression end, or somehow have less effect.
People who have planets or angles in the fire signs of Leo, Aries and Sagittarius will benefit the most from Jupiter's transit of Leo. Still, everyone has Leo somewhere in their chart - think about what house Jupiter is transiting through and know that you will have blessings there for the coming year!
The last time Jupiter was in Leo was from August of 2002 to September of 2003. Think back to any events that happened then - how did your life expand, grow or change? There may be echoes of that in the coming year.