Though we may sometimes feel that “the Gods must be crazy,” we can learn to harness luck in our lives by working with Jupiter. That way, when coke bottles fall out of the sky, we know what to do with them! Jupiter, as a benefic planet, enables us to dream big, to explore reality outside of our normal boundaries and to have hope. It also inspires us to embody our highest selves and to work towards the betterment of society.
Since Sagittarius rules the lovely planet of rings, themes such as higher education, the court system, cultures around the world and belief systems can also come into play when Jupiter zooms one of our houses. Though it is possible to overdo things when the planet of expansion and growth is around, it does tend to bring a measure of luck with it, so long as we are doing the work.
When Jupiter zooms the 12th house, discovering who you are on the inside at a core level becomes important. What are your secret strengths and hidden talents? When closed doors block out the hustle and bustle of the world and you find yourself in a deep meditative state, Jupiter is at work in this secluded house. Expand your explorations sufficiently and you could peel back layer upon layer of your subconscious mind. Dream interpretation could become important as you unravel the mysteries of your night-time ramblings, resplendent with their hieroglyphics and symbology. Dig deeper yet and you could also unearth the stories and images of a past life.
Jupiter in the 12th house could also enable you to tap into the collective consciousness. Once I had a dream wherein I was naked in a shower and when I looked up, I could see mustard gas spraying from the nozzle. Unlike in reality, my hair was black and I got the sense that I was either Jewish or reviewing the unfortunate life of a Jewish woman sent to die a horrific death in a concentration camp. Many energies can be afloat in the 12th house since it represents all that ever was. On that night, I connected with someone who met an untimely death in an isolated shower stall. Fortunately, the nightmare was very brief.
Since quiet, isolated places are part and parcel to 12th house terrain, you could find yourself enjoying the solitude of a mountain retreat center, a wilderness excursion or a mind-expanding trip to an ashram. Monasteries, lighthouses and quiet walks by the sea could lure you with their peaceful magic. Use this transit to become an intrepid explorer of your soul and you have hit the jackpot. Hypnosis, prayer, mindful breathing, watsu and yoga are all good ways to traverse the secret waters of this alchemical ceynote.
Besides housing secrets, the 12th house is also known as a place of sorrow or self-undoing. A Jupiter that is drowning in these waters could cause you to feel greatly sorry for yourself or to sacrifice yourself unduly for a cause. On the flip side, it could also spur you into doing something good to alleviate the suffering you see in your midst. This could entail volunteering in a prison, a hospital or some other type of institution. Activities that enable you to rebalance karmic scales should be undertaken so finding a way to be of service is a great way to harness this benevolent energy as it moves through the house of all things hidden.
Often the 12th house represents secret enemies, people who blind-side us with their actions. With Jupiter sitting here, it might be wise to keep both eyes open when dealing with lawyers, journalists, clergy, hospital staff or teachers. Not that these people are likely to cause you harm, but it can’t hurt being aware of the potential. Everyone has a dark side and shadows can be found in many corners of this secretive abode.
Jupiter here could also mean you have a hidden angel who sits quietly on your shoulder watching over you. With this presence, you do get a sense that everything will be ok despite all of the unknowns life has to offer. Sometimes this guiding spirit chooses to whisk in to lend a helping hand at the darkest hour. That very help reaffirms your belief that the Universe does want the best for us despite some of the trying circumstances we may encounter along the way.
So, if the proverbial coke bottle drops out of the sky and conks you on your head, don’t wallow in self-pity! Use the opportunity to go on a spiritual journey instead. For some of you, this will entail visualization exercises. Others may choose to expand artistic talents thus capitalizing on imaginative waters that run deep. Playing a flute in a round, secluded church while letting the musical reverberations swirl magically through your brain will do it for others.
However it shapes up for you, you are meant to take an inward journey of the soul and enjoy all that you discovery along the way.