We will feel less social over the next 12 months and more likely to hide out in our crab shells, which Jupiter will exaggerate because that's what Jupiter does. We will spend more time in the home or reflecting on mothers and what it means to mother. We will look at the different shades of mothering from smothering, abusive, to nurturing. Food issues will take center stage with us reflecting on food that comforts us (maybe a little too much, watch the waistline) to food security. We will reflect on agriculture, distribution of food and where our food comes from as far as distance. We will care more about the farm workers and people living below poverty levels in foreign countries since Jupiter represents the foreigner. However, Cancer represents the home and also the US and Canada are ruled by Cancer so Jupiter will either bring a boost to the economies of these countries making it easier for us to obtain food that nurtures us, or we will contemplate how to bring food justice closer to home. I think we will see both scenarios.
|Cancer Zodiac, Wikipedia|
Immigration issues in the US will grow even hotter, especially around migrant farm workers. We will recall the movements led by Cesar Chavez and the grape pickers. Along with this, we will also reflect on the safety of our homes and see grassroots activism around banning certain chemicals in our food supply, food packaging or for use in the home. I already saw a news headline about a study linking the dangers of BPA (in plastic) with pregnant women. We will question the safety of our food even getting to the point of more people insisting on growing their own due to safety concerns in the food distribution process. As Jupiter has been approaching the sign of Cancer, a case involving hepatitis A with berries sold at Cosco appeared in the news--an article that has the equation disease + food = liver damage. Although this technically falls under Gemini too with the media picking up the story.
With Cancer in Jupiter Cancer-types (people with Sun, Moon, and Rising Sign Cancer or a stellium of Cancer planets or planets in the 4th House), will feel more athletic during the next 12 months. They will head out to the water with kayaks, canoes, windsurfing boats or go swimming. They will spend more time outdoors and near water. Some will pay more attention to diet or even change their diet to give their bodies what they actually need. Cancerians with a spiritual bent will join a Tai Chi, Chi Gong, or yoga class so that they can wed spirituality to Jupiterian athletic endeavors.
However, I'm pleased as punch that Jupiter will transit through my 7th House for part of its transit through my chart and then into my 8th House which represents the resources of others (which is wonderful if you're trying to sell or promote something). Last time Jupiter traveled through my 7th House I dated a foreigner and met tons of foreign men that I wish now I had developed friendships.
You must remember that Jupiter only comes around every 12 years since it takes that long for the planet to travel around the Zodiac so you need to act, even if Jupiter causes us to lie around in hammocks drinking tropical drinks. With Jupiter in Cancer we need to remind ourselves to get our feet out of the sand from time to time and leap on opportunities that come our way. Lady Luck is one thing, but if she comes knocking on the door and we have fallen asleep on the couch, then we missed out.
(Also look for issues of entitlement, both deserved and otherwise verses capitalism. It's possible that any Cardinal Crosses formed between Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto during the next 12 months could very well transform this planet moving us away from tribalism (which is the dark side of Cancer) to cooperation among and with people (not part of our clan). Uranus = rebellion, Pluto = secrets revealed and destruction of old structures and Jupiter = providing nourishment and comfort for everyone.
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