Reclaiming the Dark: Jupiter in Scorpio (Oct 10th, 2017 - Nov 7th, 2018)
“I dwell in darkness madam, and darkness is where I belong.” - Black Jack Randall, Outlander
Jupiter will be traversing the deep waters of Scorpio for the next 13 months so that we may become entrenched in the bittersweet taste of darkness. If that sounds a little extreme, let me remind you that this is Scorpio after all. The sign of the Underworld and all that is taboo; death, transcendent sexuality & intimacy, occult magic and studies, evolution, rebirth, alchemy, the supernatural, the which is beneath the surface, the psyche (the human soul). Scorpio is always digging, always investigating, always probing, always …penetrating.
As a keeper of Secrets, of hidden knowledge….Scorpio knows that nothing is often as it appears, there’s always a story underneath. This is why Scorpio receives the reputation of being suspicious, jealous, vindictive and vengeful. Scorpio simply knows there are Truths that often go without being fully incarnated, for she has Truths she keeps close to her hearth as well. If she can keep such things that hidden (and these not need to be “shocking” ones), then others can too. It’s both a blessing and curse for Scorpio to know what she doesn’t know.
She is the last of the 3 transformative signs, whose purpose is to help us integrate every bit of what we identify with by acknowledging the shadow parts of it too (of both “me” and “we”)…and find the absolutely power in facing such utter darkness. Scorpio shows us our fears, our doubts, our faith, our rage, our need for control.
“No corner of her soul shall be safe” Evelyn Poole, Penny Dreadful.
Scorpio is here to help us develop a relationship to that which we normally hide out from, and through that awareness of each corner of our soul we become unfuckwithable. We know our power. Jupiter in Scorpio is a transit that can help us get closer to the Truth for Jupiter seeks knowledge as well. Jupiter takes the studies farther, higher. Where Scorpio goes deeper, Jupiter can go wide and aim high. Jupiter is known to expand everything it touches, it’s generally considered a beneficial energy, bringing luck and abundance, helping us see the hope and leap. We will see the light when we no longer deny the dark. We will be enrobed in benefits when we say hello to the banshee. Jupiter in Scorpio is likely going to teach us many intense lessons about our belief systems, likely destroying them so they may rise up out of the unknown like the Phoenix even more beautiful than before.
“Blowing shit up with homemade dynamite.” - Scorpio Lorde sings. You will witness the Witch flesh itself out even more in the world as Scorpio is a feminine, water, fixed sign. Scorpio is highly intuitive, highly psychic and as I’ve said before…just knows things. This ability of just knowing things still requires training to harness and master so that it does not destroy needlessly and so that it does accuse haphazardly or so that it does not contribute more manipulation into the system.
Jupiter encourages us to go back to school. To read. To take classes. To study. To find a teacher. Or to learn how to become a teacher. To do our due diligence. One of the problems we have in the world is having no example of a healthy use of power. Power has been demonized because we’ve been programmed to love yet also fear it. I feel Jupiter in Scorpio may expose just how bad the abuse of power is and therefore inspire us to refine what power truly is. That requires that we all confront our relationship to it. And that we fucking learn once and for all what powerful leadership actually feels and looks like.
Jupiter in Scorpio will unearth what it is that we really want, so long as we welcome all the light and dark equally and humbly. Jupiter in Scorpio can bring clarity, direction, self assuredness, will, passion, and drive. Scorpio really doesn’t like to fuck around. If it beats around the bushes it’s coming out of those bushes with stinger ready and sharp and ready to deliver some realness.
Jupiter in Libra to be totally honest, kind of sucked. Which is annoying because Jupiter actually likes hanging out in Libra, the sign of relationships, balance, harmony and equality. Which…we really didn’t have this year did we? It did one heck of a job expanding the fuck out of that conversation though and made us think long and hard about the beliefs that have been passed on and created through the many types of philosophies that exist. Jupiter in Libra made harsh aspects to the shocking Uranus in Aries and tough love Saturn in Sagittarius, which really felt like whiplash and overwhelming and confusing at times, Libra being super indecisive, sometimes can fall into pushover status and play “devil’s advocate”. Thus also why we have seen spiritual bypassing called the fuck out! Those harsh aspects were not letting us get away with “lighting and loving” everything. But that was just a warm up.
Jupiter in Scorpio thankfully is making MUCH better aspects to the outer planets over it’s year: Trines to Neptune and Chiron in Pisces, sextile to Pluto in Capricorn. Hopefully these will forebode better for us!
Jupiter in Scorpio me thinks will get us into contact with the shadow so viscerally that we will want to tear down literal and figurative walls. If you know anything about the god Jupiter, you know he was pretty much a player, a charmer, cocky and sometimes arrogant…he was the God of Gods after all. Me thinks this transit through Scorpio will tear down the patriarch one notch more by exposing deviants through the digging up of long forgotten information. I mean heck, they may even expose themselves because they’ve been so unaware of the origin of their own shadow that unconsciously it rules and sabotages them. We’ve already seen it with Harvey Weinstein and all the accusations made against him for his inappropriate behavior with aspiring actresses, and his admittance. OH and it was JUST announced that his wife is leaving him after learning about how severe his actions were. Jupiter in Scorpio examples already showing us what happens when you know you won’t take no shit and will own your power. You will make swift actions like that to preserve your self. Scorpio strikes at the right moment and quickly.
I’m seeing it ALL over my feed rapid fire, even more than usual, around the conversations on white supremacy and the patriarch, and the lack of awareness of this programming from white women in the spiritual industries. WoC are not coddling that shit anymore. And so we shall see the type of effect this has in the long run on the personal and collective awareness.
Remember Scorpio helps us understand power. Therefore it will make us question everything we’ve known about it for the past year underneath this Jupiter transit.
And AGAIN to reiterate, this Scorpio exploration can teach us how to become unfuckwithable.
The blindspots of this transit come in the form of: Power tripping with our new found awareness (which I’m also seeing in the form of unconscious spiritual ego). Becoming too cocky like we know all the shit and no one can tell us shit because we know the shit. Going to ultimate extremes of our emotions, going into a dark hole or going straight into the light to avoid the dark. Manipulating like a motherfucker for our agenda/belief. Becoming too secretive due to lack of trust in anyone or anything or even ourselves. Becoming too serious. Becoming paranoid about all institutions to the point it actually spreads fear. Conspiracy theories galore. Becoming over vulnerable as a means to gain followers.
And YES, we may see all the light workers decide they are shadow workers now that it’s the cool thing to be a Witch. Like they had some kind of “Come to Satan” moment. I mean that’s encouraged it that’s your actual truth, but for the love of Lilith don’t follow along because that’s what seems to be gaining people’s attention, that defeats the purpose of smashing the patriarch and the current programming of consumerism. Got it? Get it? Good.
Scorpio will bring you to your knees with the gorgeously dark truth either way by the end of these 13 months.
Jupiter in Scorpio will teach us how to go from powerless to powerful. From the victim to the vivacious. From fake to real. From haunted to ghost to dancing with the demons.
From Weak to Witch.
So …want to know how I’m utilizing Jupiter in Scorpio?
A few weeks ago I officially enrolled in an 8 month Psychic Training with a teacher I’ve had the gift of knowing for several years. This is highly intensive. I’ll be in class learning about each of our energy centers and how to move energy each week for several hours as well as learning how to read, and doing a fuck ton of self exploration, studying and writing outside of class. This is the perfect example of making a decision to take a study farther, especially one in the Scorponic realm of “hidden” knowledge. It was a HUGE step for me as I haven’t made a commitment as such in a long time (I had some majorly jaded moments over the past several years in regards to education and the coaching industry - who hasn’t at this point?). I’m SO glad that I did this, it felt like the first decision I’ve made from an empowered place as opposed to“I am not enough” place and “this will fix that”. It’s good to know the difference, be honest with yourself and know where you’re making your decision from! I am also on the search for an institution to learn Astrology from in a more formal manner as I’ve been self taught over the past 2 years and would like to create more solid structure with it (send recs my way!). I will be developing a new brand (for a lack of a better term) that will be a more grown up evolution of Magical Soul Bitches. I have already kicked off today by Scorpiofying my spaces even more, hanging up all the pieces of art that have been sitting on desks or on the floor for FAR TOO LONG. My 30th birthday is on November 16th, making me a Scorpio Sun so this Jupiter transit feels pretty special for me. This transit is moving through my 2nd house of money, possessions, self worth, security, and sensuality so working my money muscle will be a theme. I’ve had Jupiter in some of my most tender and confusing spaces for the past 2 ish years: Jupiter in Virgo in my 12th House (emotions, escapism, confusion, the imagination etc) working on my Natal Moon, Jupiter in Libra in my Rising and 1st house…working on my identity and personality. And now…I’ll have Jupiter in Scorpio in my 2nd house and Natal Sun working on the archetype I am learning to become more fully (Scorpio) and teaching me how to become empowered about my material resources and be more self reliant in many ways. IT’S BEEN A DOOZY of a few years for me as I’ve have the focus on what many astrologers consider to be the core natal signs with a lot of weight (Moon, Sun, Rising) and these are all transformative signs of integration. This next year will likely continue that theme …yayyyyy haha. Anyways just wanted to share a bit about what I’m doing, so far. Oh and I’m also going to treat the next year like it’s Halloween everyday probably because it’s Scorpio and I said so.
So that’s what I’ve got for you on the 13 month transit of Jupiter through Scorpio!
with magic, Nikki