Jupiter begins his year-long journey through Aquarius

  • December 19, 2020 – May 13, 2021
  • July 28, 2020 – December 29, 2021


Just two days after Saturn takes up residence in Aquarius, Jupiter follows suit. Jupiter spends approximately 1 year in each sign, although due to the retro motion, it is not a continuous stint. Jupiter enters Aquarius on December 19, 2020, and will have sprinted through the entire sign by May 13, 2021! However, he then goes retrograde on June 20, 2021, and slides back into Aquarius on July 28, 2021. He turns direct again on October 18, 2021, and completes his journey through Aquarius on December 29, 2021.

Jupiter, a harbinger of hope

It seems quite pertinent that Jupiter, a planet that signifies hope and ‘increase’ in the broadest sense, enters social Aquarius just as the prospect of an effective vaccine on the horizon inspires hope: with a bit of luck the worst is over and humanity can look forward not only to being more sociable again, but also to health and wealth, or at least a bit more stability on which to rebuild our lives. So many people have suffered so badly during this last year, not least from the lack of human contact and connection. Interestingly, hope comes in the form of a novel vaccine, an innovative advance of medical technology. Aquarius signifies scientific and technological advances.

Whether the vaccine will be as effective as is hoped remains to be seen. But at this point in time, hope (Jupiter) is what really matters.

Jupiter in Aquarius championing the humanitarian cause

Jupiter in Aquarius is quite idealistic and concerned with questions about how to improve the human condition, how to make things fairer, and bring improvement to all. But, being larger than life, there is a tendency to totally overshoot the mark. Reality is rarely as perfect as Jupiter in Aquarius envisions it.

The downside

The dark side of Aquarius is the normative social pressure. The idea that what is good for one group of people must be good for all. When masses of people identify with a group ideal there is little room for individuality. The mind of the masses exerts a huge social pressure to conform, which is actually quite restrictive, even as it campaigns for ideals such as freedom. Aquarius and its opposite sign, Leo are forever trying to find the right balance between individual freedom and collective rights and rules in the interest of society as a whole.

On a more personal level, how Jupiter in Aquarius will affect you will depend much on which house in the natal chart is occupied by Aquarius.

Self-Presentation, Persona (1. House)

When Jupiter moves through the first house there is an opportunity for self-development and personal growth. It describes and outgoing and optimistic outlook that is a great asset when meeting the world

Money, Values (2. House)

In the second house, Jupiter in Aquarius is likely to spend money on technology. It is also a transit that highlights sharing and distributing benefits throughout the community.

Friends and Kin, Mental Processing (3. House)

Jupiter passing through the third house increases the drive for sociability. It is a good time for networking and making new friends. This is also a time to expand the mind. Everything, even ordinary little things, seem interesting and stimulating. The danger here can be that you spread yourself too thinly.

Home and Family (4. House)

When Jupiter visits the fourth house there is generally a happy and sociable atmosphere in the home and family. Change of residence, selling property, etc. could be on the cards.

Creativity, Children (5. House)

Jupiter moving through the fifth house indicates a good time for creative work and confidence in your self-expression. It could also be a lively and flirtatious social time. There is a playful and somewhat eccentric flair to this transit.

Health, Work, Service (6. House)

When Jupiter moves through the sixth house there is likely an optimistic drive for health routines. It can also indicate an interest in working to serve a humanitarian cause or other social cause, whether as a volunteer or employee.

Partnership, Relationship (7. House)

A Jupiter transit through the seventh house can indicate ‘lucky’ encounters with potential partners, or people that are kindly inclined towards you. It can broaden social horizons and benefit networking.

Shared Assets, Inner Resources (8. House)

Jupiter through the eighth house can indicate some kind of windfall or positive resource on which to draw strength. It can be a financial asset that produces some kind of return, or the discovery of an inner treasure.

Travel, Study (9. House)

Jupiter moving through the ninth house is a great transit for travel and adventure. Aquarius loves its independence and exploring unknown territory. This is also a great transit for enrolling in a course of higher education.

Career, Status (10. House)

In the tenth house, Jupiter will be focused on your career goals and vision. This is an opportunity to re-vison your future and the guiding values on which you want to base your planning.

Community, In-Group (11. House)

This transit is excellent for getting involved with groups and community projects. Jupiter here is very idealistic and can inspire others with its charisma.

Spirituality, Transcendence (12. House)

When Jupiter moves through the 12th house in Aquarius there may well be an increased interest in occult studies, astrology, energy healing, and similar topics. There may be an urge to become involved with a spiritual group of some kind.