A Soothing Rain on a Parched land: Jupiter enters Sidereal Cancer


Avalokiteśvarahear ye hear ye!

I bear glad tidings regarding an immanent change in the cosmic clockwork!

Jupiter enters the sign Cancer in terms of the Sidereal Zodiac, which is followed by all Vedic Astrologers, on or very near the 19th of June 2014. This will not tally for western astrologers – they are anticipating Jupiter’s exit from Cancer in July 2014- but you’ll notice I’m full of conviction here about the certain benefits of Jupiter in Sidereal Cancer.


Jupiter enters Sidereal Cancer

The current position of Jupiter in both Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs is shown here. The inner zodiac wheel is the Tropical Zodiac used in Western Astrology. The next layer is the Sidereal Zodiac used in Vedic astrology. On the outside are depicted the 27 Nakshatras or Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology. The difference between the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs is currently 24 degrees and a few minutes.

This benign condition will persist for a year, until roughly mid-July 2015. Jupiter completes a journey through the twelve signs of the zodiac in twelve years, hence one year per sign.

When Jupiter occupies one of its own signs (Sagittarius and Pisces), or its exaltation sign (Cancer), its beneficence is capable of fully blossoming, both materially as worldly abundance, and spiritually as wisdom, intuition, clear perception, higher learning, and peace. In Vedic astrology Jupiter is literally known as ‘Guru’. The ‘guru principle’ can reach a peak of refinement in its expression in this Jupiter in Cancer year now beginning.

The exaltation of Jupiter in the sign Cancer seems to speak of that caring and mercy that is the hallmark of realized beings, like Jesus, or Bodhisattvas.

sri sriIn the modern world of gurus Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is doing well, and doing good, through his Art of Living Foundation. He’s having a Jupiter return soon (so he is an example of the manifestation of Jupiter in Cancer, especially since it’s in tight Square to his Sun in his chart, and therefore a planet he dynamically [square] expresses and embodies).

Yes, of course there are great and good gurus born under every sign Jupiter may journey through in his twelve year cycle, but there is in the Jupiter in Cancer combination a special synergistic combination that is particularly capable of the near motherliness of saints. Don’t think for a moment that it’s merely some sort of beneficent but otherwise unintelligent sweet cuddliness. Intuitive discernment of the highest order can manifest through Jupiter in Cancer.

When Jupiter is exceptionally powerful in a birth chart; more specifically, when it occupies one of its own signs (Sagittarius and Pisces) or its exaltation sign (Cancer), and is also in a powerful house, it creates something called ‘Hamsa Yoga’ in Vedic astrology. It means Jupiter is then functioning at full strength and will manifest abundantly.

Hamsa means goose or swan. Great saints are sometimes given the name as a title- for example the famous Paramhansa Yogananda. It is believed that the goose or swan has the ability to separate milk from water, representing the highly refined discernment of realized souls.

With Jupiter in Cancer this coming year just and humane values will prevail (a lot more than usual at least), and many of those who can teach and inspire, and many of those who can heal with their compassion and mercy, they will come out and do their thing with more wind at their backs and more empowerment than usual.

This blessed condition of Jupiter’s exaltation will not quell every storm and mend every crack. But, in certain places (charts, people) Jupiter will blossom with a rare vitality and radiance, which, translated into real life terms, means many individuals will be manifesting this new enriched and potent quality of Jupiter’s wisdom, virtue and nobility in their lives. In this very real and meaningful way this precious celestial ‘juice’ that Jupiter is oozing this coming year seeps deeply into humanity like a healing balm.