When Jupiter, the reigning heavyweight champion of the solar system, enters a new sign, stand back – the “gravity” of the symbolism is going to pull a lot of events into its synchronistic orbit. Jupiter crossing such a line is the main event this month, as it enters Scorpio. Jupiter takes about twelve years to orbit the Sun, spending an average of one year in each sign. It entered Libra on September 9, 2016. The passage into Scorpio occurs on October 10. After that, it remains there until it crosses the Sagittarian frontier on November 8, 2018.
Jupiter’s principle effect is to expand anything it touches. It symbolizes abundance – hence, its historical reputation as the “Greater Benefic.” But before we leap into paroxysms of ecstasy here, let’s reflect on exactly what Lord Jupiter is going to be expanding. The answer lies in the symbolism of Scorpio, and as in all things astrological, there’s good news and bad news. Better said, there are ways to get it right and ways to get it wrong.