Jupiter enters Scorpio on October 11, 2017 where it stays until November 8, 2018. With Jupiter’s expansiveness and Scorpio’s focus, these two aren’t the greatest match. Might they balance each other’s extremes? As a fixed sign, Scorpio could dampen the potential flightiness of Jupiter, giving it more tenacity. And Jupiter can bring the hidden, complex side of Scorpio into the open.
Jupiter shows fame, the best ways to succeed, our philosophy and beliefs. People with this placement can make bold choices or become known for their magnetism, passion or wealth. Sometimes they go too far. Others with Jupiter in Scorpio can turn inward to explore consciousness. There may often be an interest in the occult, metaphysical or obscure, or an attraction to the mysteries of life and death. And while some transcend the physical plane through their philosophy or a sense of mastery, others are deeply attached to it.
The celebrity examples below demonstrate the many expressions of Jupiter in Scorpio. Notice how many of these people fit into more than one category.
Purposeful, determined, focused (may not be obvious!): Misty Copeland, Meghan Trainor, Mitt Romney, Steven Spielberg, Tim Kaine, Sally Field
Celebrity through marriage or inheritance: Prince William, Kate Middleton, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Melania Trump, Jackie Onassis, Laura Bush
Investigate or transform nature: Carl Sagan, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Padma Lakshmi, Eddie Huang, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers (12 years apart)
Metaphysical philosophy: Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, Bob Zoller, Stephen Arroyo, Leo Tolstoy, Sivananda Saraswati
Share the dark side: Rachel Weisz, Steven King, Ice-T, Alfred/Alma Hitchcock, Vincent Price, Charlotte Bronte, Kurt Vonnegut
Notorious: Vladimir Nabokov, Al Capone, Aleister Crowley, Ted Bundy, Charles Manson, Joel Rifkin
Addicted to humor: Melissa McCarthy, Seth Rogan, Shawn Wayans, Garry Marshall, Lucille Ball
Larger than life, notable death: Elvis Presley, Ernest Hemingway, David Bowie, Dorothy Dandridge, Farrah Fawcett, Hart Crane
Dynamic personalities: Ellen Degeneres, Queen Latifah, Ronald Reagan, Joan Jett, Hugh Laurie
Charismatic appeal: Elton John, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Uma Thurman; Susan Sarandon
Communicate deep emotions: Sade, Sharon Stone, Jessica Biel, Mariah Carey, Andrea Bocelli,
One of the first guys I dated as a teen had the same birthday as my sister. What are the odds? Their personalities were similar but their lives couldn’t have been more different. And he ended up, in an odd way, leading me to astrology.
They both had the Sun in Aries square Jupiter, along with Mercury, Venus and the Moon in Pisces trine Neptune. The guy seemed to be much more impulsive than my sister, who has an angular Saturn. He had an untamed spirit, and despite coming from a nice family, he dropped out of school at 16. My sister went on to finish college.
Years later, when the two were experiencing their Saturn returns, my sister was working full-time while completing a Master’s degree. My former flame was married and his wife was eight months pregnant. One night he sat in a bar with friends (remember all the Pisces and Neptune) and said, “I’m so depressed I feel like putting a bullet in my head.” And he did.
The story is so disturbing and dramatic that it’s a shame I’ve never had his birth time. I’ve wondered if he had Pluto rising, which would put his Aries Sun in the 8th house squaring Jupiter in the 5th. The Sun’s ruler, Mars, would be widely opposite Uranus in his 12th house, relating to unconscious impulses. (True to the Martian archetype, my sister went on to a career requiring a firearm, but she always used it with care. )
Though my sister has remained consistent in my life, at 15, my relationship, predictably, hadn’t lasted long. I had transiting Uranus squaring my Sun, showing excitement and spontaneity, but also the short-term nature of our connection. Transiting Saturn opposed my Saturn then, too. And I was upset. My mom had already been studying astrology for a number of years, and brought out one of her cookbooks, turning to the page for Uranus squaring the Sun. The description so exactly described my situation that despite being a skeptic before, I was now completely fascinated. Uranus awakened astrology for me through a person who didn’t remain in my life. And Saturn put me on a path that would remain constant long after many relationships had run their natural course.