“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”
~ Gospel of Thomas, Saying 70
“The hope of the world lies in the restoration of the ancient magic that is part of your lineage.” ~ Steve Nelson
(Updated on January 27, 2018 and May 11, 2016 from original August 2015 article)
As Jupiter moves now through the deep-Inner-seas of Scorpio — the sign who’s 3rd Totem-Symbol is The Phoenix — we may find remedy for what ails us (and culture) in the fruits of authentic service (Jupiter in Virgo), seeding and walking The Beauty Way of Relating (Jupiter in Libra), and via authentic transformation, a.k.a. putting actual energy into ‘making real’ those lovely ideas and thoughts (Jupiter in Scorpio).
Or to put it another way, by Phoenixing, but more on that in a bit.
First, The Service Thing — the legacy of Jupiter’s transit through Virgo a couple of years ago.
Then the Gen-X Phoenix Thing — since any transit through Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces activates the Sixties-born Gen-Xers — though those born in other soul/astrological groups may well recognize some of these themes as well (particularly for transits activating the other two astro-crosses: Cardinal and Fixed).
Here’s the Jupiter Activation Snapshot for the last 3+ Years:
(1) For more on what we might have experienced (and gained) during and since the Jupiter in Virgo transit, and how it might still inspire and motive us, keep on reading (it’s below).
(2) For more on the qualities and potential legacy and continuing inspiration of Jupiter’s visit through Libra, read The Beauty Way of Relating (link below).
(3) For more about the qualities, experiences, and potential gifts and legacies of Jupiter’s current transit through Scorpio, read You’re in Scorpio Season Now (link below).
Here’s a review of the time-frame and the key highlights of Jupiter’s transit through Virgo, and how this archetypal energy cycle might have affected you — and what you might have gained from it (now that you’ve got some hindsight-vision).
If you’d rather skip right on to scheduling a personalized Sophiastrology consultation and/or Phoenix – Rise Up and Shine coaching session, you’ll find Current Featured Offerings here.
Now, on to the Jupiter in Virgo (and Mutable-Shapeshifters Axis) & the Phoenixing update … Remember you’ll find the links for the Jupiter in Libra — The Beauty Way of Relating and the Jupiter in Scorpio — Scorpio Mysteries: You’re in Scorpio Season Now! below.
The Jupiter-Virgo Transit-Timeframe Snapshot:
In astro transits, Jupiter traveled through the Mutable-Axis, Earth-Feminine element sign of Virgo from August 11, 2015 to September 9, 2016.
Known as a ‘great benefic‘ in astrology, as in a benevolent energetic, Jupiter shifted into Vision-Questing mode, stationing retrograde on 7 January 2016 at 23° Virgo.
Then, the Great Benefic stationed direct on 9 May 2016 at 13° Virgo, bringing to the surface the various gems and fresh insights gathered during the Virgo-Territory Vision-Quest.
As above, so below, so when Jupiter (or another planetary archetypal energy) goes retrograde or stations forward, we may notice it within us, in our own lives, and/or around us, too.
Earth-element Virgo is part of the Mutable Shapeshifter Axis that includes Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces, so the Neptune and Chiron transit through Pisces, and the Saturn and Mars transits through Sagittarius at that time added their own archetypal energy and power.
So it’s a Mutable-Shapeshifting Activation.
How this energy cocktail and archetypal meet-up might influenced you depended on where you find them in your astrology natal chart and how the transits at any given time interact with those placements — which really means macro-energies interacting with the ones you embody … the Facets of You.
The Jupiter-Virgo Themes:
Real service (vs. the deadening, soul-draining, martyr-ish kind) comes only when we bring the freshly activated whole-heartedness of risen-Leo and root it in the taproot of the sacred, aligned with and tending the Holy Divine in big and little ways.
Example: The Vestal Virgoan Priestesses of old, devotedly tending the sacred flame and cultivating and sharing the priestess arts of healing and benevolent magic.
Contemporary keepers of the Flame do still work this way today, building a reservoir of blessing-juju that just overflows in service of self, other, all that is.
When we feel drained or the Spirit flows in but not outward, and blessing juju gets jammed up like a clogged stream, it can go sour and manifest as the ‘unredeemed’ qualities of any sign or archetype.
In Virgo, jammed-up Spirit and life-force that doesn’t have constructive focus and purpose becomes the hyper-critical, hypochondriac, nit-picking nabob of negativity, extreme micro-managing, diminishing-mirror extraordinaire that Virgo has been tagged with.
So the medicine is to find ways to let it flow … like ruach, breath and inspiration or Divine Spirit, it flows in, circulates, and flows outward as blessing. In, circulate, outward, circulates, returns.
There are valid concerns about just how we are in service, as Virgo can also be associated with the victim-martyr archetype, the ever-sighing, ever-suffering doormat (and making sure people know it, overtly or covertly), and/or one whose genuine inclinations to be of service are taken for granted and abused by others.
Fair enough to want to bring that into healthier balance.
Again, awareness is our choice.
We can call forth others from our Council of Archetypes and Allies and draw help in setting healthy boundaries from Saturn, among others, and center and root in the authentic vision and purpose planted in us by the Holy Divine and be in service in a way that feels more true and more graceful.
THE PHOENIX RISES:
THE ACTIVATION OF THE SIXTIES-BORN GEN-Xers
The Sixties Babies with both Uranus and Pluto in Virgo, and particularly the core Generation X subgroup with Uranus and Pluto conjunct in Virgo (1962-1968), have been activated like nobody’s business over the last 12 or so years — particularly as Pluto transited Sagittarius, and Saturn transiting Virgo danced in lengthy opposition to Uranus transiting Pisces.
And we’re about to get ‘lit up’, or activated, again. Or rather, still, because that’s likely what it feels like (since I’m part of this group, I can say that with the wry wit of one who’s experienced it).
But this activation can feel much more healing, integrating, gathering, whole-making.
For some in this core Generation X sub/soul-group, depending on particular specifics (indicated in the natal chart), this included a protracted series of reconditioning initiations, Dark Nights, and Underworld intensives that were of the more extreme and unrelenting variety. That’d be Pluto for you.
With ‘false foundations’ thoroughly turned topsy turvy and conditioning ‘rubbled’ (as Andrew Harvey aptly puts it), and ‘reminder sessions’ coming in steadily, we Uranus-Pluto-Conjunct-in-Virgo soul-peeps have been (potentially) tenderized enough to actually make some use of the ‘pattern revealing’ Chiron-Return lead-up years and then the actual Chiron Return — waking up the Wounded Healer, to turn poison into medicine and Wisdom — as Chiron has been transiting Pisces.
To put it simply, as the saying goes:
Many have been called and some have responded (others are still actually in this process, and some others still are in the Chiron-Return lead-up preparing them for the actual Chiron Return).
Some opted out and ‘returned to the Matrix’, as two in this group chose to put it in personal conversations, perhaps speaking for more than a few others.
That might have been perfectly in-sync with their purpose — not everyone has a chart that is primarily about ‘other’ and ‘service to others’.
For some others in this core Gen X group, though, denying The Call didn’t even seem a viable option. The ground opened up, swallowed us in, and Underworld Training commenced.
After all, you can’t be a light in the darkness if you don’t understand or speak Underworld, like Persephone. Darkness and Underworld wisdom in our culture has been forgotten and is thus misunderstood and feared.
And Darkness and Underworld pretty much mean everything from challenging times of epic uncertainty to the deep, darkness that are the realms of Wisdom and Mystery (what we see being only a small fraction of what is.).
THE FINDING AND PHOENIXING OF THE ‘LOST GENERATION X’
What’s troubling, and interesting, is that Generation X has been called “the Lost Generation,” and in fact if you watch the statistics (created no doubt by marketers), it’s also shrinking as the “Baby Boomer” Pluto in Leo group and who-knows-what-they’re-called — it was ‘Generation Y’ for awhile — Pluto in Libra and subsequent so-called Millennial groups are in the spotlight (and seem to get statistically larger).
What’s even more troubling is that this is the same group that had higher incidents of depression and suicide in research done from 1999 through 2010.
To be clear, there was a shocking rise in depression, anxiety, and suicide in all age groups — something that should stir more of us out of the bling-bling media-hypnosis “it’s all good, just keep shopping” haze than seems the case.
And it doesn’t take a genius to look at that timeframe, 1999 through 2010, to figure out why people would be more depressed, anxious, and so on.
Nor would it or should it be a surprise that those entering so-called ‘middle age’ between 1999 and 2010 might be particularly prone (as indicated by the research and resulting stats) to an intense experience of grief.
Grief, after all, is not something that our culture ‘does’, as highlighted by the recent ‘DSM’ notation that grief lasting more than two weeks is now counted as mental illness — when in fact we’re likely still in shock after only two weeks, with the grieving process just getting started. So grieving joined daydreaming in the mental-illness roster. Another for the ‘wtf’ category!
This just gives a tiny clue to why it’s no surprise, but it’s still a heart-wrenching horror that depression, anxiety, suicide — and narcissism, while we’re at it — have increased notably since 2000 (as the research indicates and we can pretty much see if we have the eyes to do so).
SO WHERE EXACTLY IS THE SO-CALLED ‘LOST GENERATION’ — the core Generation Xers born in the Sixties with Uranus and Pluto in Virgo, and in the process of their (our) Chiron Returns?
This is, and should be, and perhaps will be, an article/post in itself, because it’s been stalking me for awhile now and it seems prime time with Jupiter and then other cosmic archetypal energy-catalysts shifting into Virgo, and thus activating in a more personal way those of us who are part of this soul-group.
But here’s a bitty bit:
After getting whomped by initiatory transits — receiving The Call, if you will, of The Hero/Heroine’s Journey or the Persephone Underworld Journey; and maybe, if it was part of our purpose or dharma to answer The Call, experiencing the actual initiations of the Dark Night, the Underworld intensives, that reduced us and Life-As-We-Knew-It (metaphorically speaking) to smoldering ash heaps, ripe for Phoenixing.
Yes, you heard it right — Phoenixing. I’ve just broken a rule and made a verb out of a noun. On purpose.
Phoenix: A beautiful bird risen out of the ashes of its former self. ~ Sal, in 2010 (the film)
Here’s the Phoenix Alchemy for my fellow Uranus-conjunct-Pluto-in-Virgo kindreds:
I’m going to speak more astro-lingo here and invite you to notice the themes or keywords if it’s not a familiar language for you.
Jupiter in Virgo, then other personal planetary peeps joining the party (like Venus), could be seen as The Phoenixing for those Gen Xers with Uranus-conjunct-Pluto in Virgo, Neptune in Scorpio, Chiron in Pisces (and perhaps, like me, Jupiter in Pisces, too).
While in Virgo, Jupiter will transit the natal Uranus in Virgo, Pluto in Virgo, Juno in Virgo, and Chiron (and Jupiter, if you have it there) in Pisces, and will trine transiting Pluto in Capricorn. Activations and clues aplenty there.
These will be the heralds delivering our invitations to The Return — said to be the most challenging part of The Hero or Persephone Journey. (I’ve written on The Return here, and for some of us The Return is already underway.)
Core Gen X peeps will be invited to Phoenix — to rise and shine from the ashes of our former selves — in whatever way is appropriate to their (our, since I’m in this group) purpose or dharma or reason-for-being (hinted at in our astro chart/blueprint).
Yes, to rise and shine, Phoenix-style, but in that Virgoan way — which is very, very, VERY different from the more public, center-stage, extroverted way-of-shining of Leo or Libra, which came before and after the Uranus-Pluto-in-Virgo Gen X group and who have, understandably, seemed more visible. More on the Virgo Mysteries here.
Like the proverbial Middle Child, or the empathic-sensitive child, in the family dynamic whose gifts are long-overlooked (while being disrespectfully pressed into service none the less) are now finally recognized, acknowledged, and appreciated — first, finally, and most importantly, by the Uranus-Pluto-in-Virgo natives themselves!
And then, the cup can overflow in the ways that the waters of spirit, the juju of blessing, pour through us in service to and blessing of others.
And this is something to remember:
While our Uranus-Pluto Leonine and Libran, Etc. fellow-humans and siblings may have expressed in their more extroverted way (generally speaking), the Uranus-Pluto Virgoans have been more quietly and reservedly (Virgo), and for some, more empathically (Pisces), shamanically (Pluto, Scorpio), introspectively –– in true Virgo fashion — tilling the soil, doing the work, being of service, and getting lit up with initiatory archetypal activations in a concentrated, relentless way.
(1) Jupiter joined Astro-Pals — like Saturn transiting through Sagittarius from late 2014 through 2017 — in the other Mutable signs (Sagittarius, Pisces, and Gemini) activating us over the course of its transit through Virgo, and…
(2) with the initiations of recent years now integrating and …
(3) (with Chiron-in-Pisces people having Chiron Returns) being turned from poison to medicine of the Wounded Healer archetype …
… it’s time to shake off the haze-and-daze of culture, gather the pearls of experience and Wisdom, and, in the way that’s true for us, choose — because it’s always a choice — to become the Phoenix.
With the particular alchemy literally embodied in this mid-Sixties-born Gen X group, the service is of a very down-to-Earth, embodied, indigenous-soul-remembering, sacred-honoring, ‘shamanic’ transformative kind, expressed in various ways according to the unique blueprint of each individual within the soul group.
Related Sophia’s Children posts:
— Jupiter in Libra Legacy: The Beauty Way of Relating
— Jupiter in Scorpio Legacy: You’re in Scorpio Season Now!
— Life Milestone Passages & Big-Time Activations Underway
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August 10, 2015 at 7:46 pm
Wow! Thank you. <3
August 12, 2015 at 3:49 pm
You’re welcome, Marcie. Thanks for your comment on The Return post, too. Yes, The Phoenixing and The Return are linked. 🙂 xoxo Love, Jamie
August 12, 2015 at 10:05 pm
I had to read this again, as there is so much in this post that resonates, hence the word “Wow!”. <3 Sep 18, 67 here and since reading this post, I have been trying to locate my chart from some time ago. Still lookin'. Tis' what happens when one checks out for a spell. 🙂
I was activated alright. Activation is precise, yet strangely subtle sounding in comparison. An understatement per se'. 🙂 The process has put a whole new spin on the definition of the word "work". Yeah, ouch! And, yes, I must admit that I do have my wtf moments. Whewww . . . !
Again, thank you. Much love. <3
August 13, 2015 at 4:29 pm
Wow is good, and I’m glad it resonated with you, Marcie. I have to smile at your comment about the word ‘activation’ seeming ‘strangely subtle … an understatement per se.’ 🙂 Indeed — that’s why I used “whomped” in the post (at least that’s what it felt like for me and a few others I know!), and really meant ‘activation’ more for this Jupiter & Pals visit we’ve got started right about now (and moving forward through Jupiter’s journey through Virgoan fields). Yet it is all an activation of sorts, I suppose. 😉
xoxo Lots of love,
August 11, 2015 at 12:41 am
Reblogged this on Laura Bruno's Blog and commented:
For those of you born in the sixties, this will likely resonate big time. Ditto if you know and love some sixties babies and have watched them going through the fire. Time to Phoenix. Thanks, Jamie!
August 12, 2015 at 3:37 pm
Thank you for the reblog, Laura. I appreciate that you rippled it out into your circles, too. Lots of love, Jamie
August 12, 2015 at 5:41 pm
You’re welcome. I knew this one would speak to a lot of people! Thanks for sharing it. Lots of love to you, too … Laura
August 11, 2015 at 3:17 am
It is really nice to see you do a strong astrology focused post Jamie. I know many in this age group and I admire their unique energy, boldness and strength.
August 12, 2015 at 3:36 pm
Happy Phoenixing to you, too, Linda. And thank you for the kind words about doing the strong astrology focused post. As I shared in a couple of comments, it’s been bubbling and cooking away in the creative cauldron for quite awhile, so I’m glad it decided it was time to overflow and ripple outward. More on the topic coming, I sense … it’s that sort of thing. Here’s to the Phoenix rising. Love, Jamie
August 11, 2015 at 4:12 am
Love this. Had a phoenix dream and was looking for a sign. This is it! 🙂
August 12, 2015 at 3:33 pm
That’s so cool, Janet. Now I know why it suddenly overflowed from the creative cauldron and poured forth just when it did. The Holy Divine and Her Muses are so elegant in that way! And Phoenix is a pretty cool symbol and sign, isn’t it. Interesting that it co-arose right now. 🙂 Thanks again for sharing the post with your circles, too. Love, Jamie
August 11, 2015 at 9:47 am
Loooove this Jamie! Well, all of your posts but this one even more so. I sure AM/will be phoenixing — and rocking it! :star: :star: :star: Blessed be. NadineMarie 😀 :star: <3 :star: 😀
August 12, 2015 at 3:31 pm
I’m so glad, NadineMarie! Thank you for saying so, and Rock that Phoenixing! xoxo Jamie
August 11, 2015 at 12:35 pm
“…After all, you can’t be a light in the darkness if you don’t understand or speak Underworld, like Persephone. Darkness and Underworld wisdom in our culture has been forgotten and is thus misunderstood and feared.
And Darkness and Underworld pretty much mean everything from challenging times of epic uncertainty to the deep, darkness that are the realms of Wisdom and Mystery (what we see being only a small fraction of what is.)…”
This really speaks to me, Jamie…away to reblog on my Astrology: Questions and Answers site. Thanks!
August 12, 2015 at 3:30 pm
So glad it did, Anne. It’s always so fascinating what incubates itself in the creative cauldron and overflows when it’s ripe or ready, isn’t it? 🙂 xoxo Jamie
August 11, 2015 at 12:37 pm
Reblogged this on Astrology: Questions and Answers and commented:
Some deep words of analysis, wisdom comfort and affirmation for the Uranus/Pluto in Virgo tribe, as Jupiter enters Virgo today…from Jamie over at Sophia’s Children. Thanks, Jamie!
August 12, 2015 at 3:30 pm
Thank you for sharing this musing with your circles, Anne! I appreciate that (and the Call to Phoenixing finds its way more easily to those who will be looking for it!). xoxo Love, Jamie
August 12, 2015 at 2:26 am
I may not be a sixties baby…but I’m a Virgo sun and look forward to what Jupiter has to offer! And I’m so adding the word Phoenixing to my daily vocabulary. Loved this piece!
August 12, 2015 at 3:27 pm
Thank you, Kelly of The Walden Moon. I’m glad you enjoyed it and it called to you! Feel free … I’m delighted that you’ll be Phoenixing, too. All Phoenix people most welcome! 😉 And yes, all of those with Virgo Medicine will receive some activation from Jupiter & Pals as they add their blessing-energy. xoxo Love, Jamie
August 12, 2015 at 4:12 am
Awesome, those were some seriously inspired reflections going on there. Super helpful. Just the sort of bigger picture understanding that a lot of us need in dealing with all this intense shadow purging that is going on. I have never felt more pummeled, but at the same time have never felt more empowered to navigate ( and guide others ) through these treacherous waters. Love the writing style. Compelling and down to earth. I wish all astrology was as cool as this. Much love.
August 12, 2015 at 3:24 pm
Thank you, Leeby Geeby. Yes to the intense shadow purging and pummeling, and yet the co-arising of that empowerment to navigate and guide through these treacherous waters. Well-spoken. I’m enjoying your posts, too, compadre! Thanks for the kind words; I’m glad you enjoyed the piece (it’s been incubating and bubbling around in the creative cauldron for a bit … I’m guessing you know that process!). Love, Jamie
August 14, 2015 at 4:33 am
All in the name of exotericism. Getting it out there in a real and meaningful way. Exoteric… Exxy. Exxy is sexxy! The keyboard is our sword. Cutting through the veil of bullshit. Sister in arms. May your sword remain as ever sharp as your wit! Love and peace.
August 14, 2015 at 3:23 pm
Esoteric planted in the exoteric … Exxy. Exxy. Sexy indeed, Sister of the Sword. 🙂 And big yes to cutting through the veil of bullshit, with as much fierce Wisdom and Grace as is possible. xoxo Love, Jamie
August 15, 2015 at 2:49 pm
So mote it be!
August 13, 2015 at 6:24 pm
I love this post, including the paintings! I am virgo sun and rising, and definitely had no choice but to leave the matrix when the ground swallowed me fast in 2011. Despite this post covering my experiences to the detail – I was born in 1975! Not sure how that configures except I certainly did not choose this lifetime to sit around aimlessly. lol Thank you so much for sharing this i sightful topic in such an understanding manner:)
August 14, 2015 at 3:21 pm
I’m glad the post resonated with you, Sunny, even though some of it was focused on the Uranus-Pluto-Virgo-with-Chiron-Pisces group.
And a 1975 Virgo with the ground opening in 2011 … no wonder you’d resonate with this. You’d have had Saturn transiting your Pluto in Libra while also being squared by transiting Pluto in Capricorn and within orb of square from Uranus as well (the lead-up to what became the Uranus-Pluto Square of the recent years, and still).
So yes, ouch. 🙂 And with your Uranus in late Libra, you’re ‘on the runway’ for your Uranus Opposition, which means Saturn has been hanging around that neighborhood since Autumn or so last year.
In the transformation zone for sure. 🙂
Lots of love,
August 18, 2015 at 9:12 pm
Yes. It’s time.
August 21, 2015 at 6:14 pm
🙂 Agreed, Ruth.
August 20, 2015 at 6:25 pm
Yes, I love your post. I have been writing about the Pluto in Virgo Generation for some time now and I’m also a member of this generation, and a sensitive middle child too.
It is so obvious to me with Pluto in Capricorn, Neptune in Pisces, Saturn in Sagittarius, Chiron in Pisces, the North Node and Jupiter in Virgo that it is a wake up call to serve for Gen-X.
And the odd thing is that many of us have been serving since our 20s in one way or another. We’re not really a selfish generation and when we do fall into hedonistic behaviors, this leads to depression and neurosis. However, I think for many of us, we had much personal healing to do before serving without the trappings of ego. I know I did.
I’m happy that Jupiter is no longer in Leo as I found that transit destructive to the planet. I watched people drop their environmentally-friendly values in favor of materialism. And now Jupiter in Virgo is going to ask us to clean up our act.
August 21, 2015 at 6:12 pm
Thanks for stopping by, Patricia. And yes, I know we’re both among those who’ve been delving into this topic for quite awhile!
It’s true … this isn’t typically a selfish archetypal expression (Virgo), and Virgo’s assigned The Hermit in tarot symbolism, bespeaking the lower-key, thoughtful, and perhaps even more introverted/introspective tendencies — though any archetype has its shadow as well as higher potentials that can manifest (as we know).
One of those for Virgo is that sort of ‘genuine service’ vs. the martyr or serving with ‘strings attached’.
With the life experience now gathered at or near Chiron Return — including those challenging transits when Pluto was in Saj and Saturn transited Virgo (ouch) — there really is the potential for ‘elevating the game’ in a more conscious, heartful, Earth-honoring way as a higher expression of Virgo potential.
As Saturn transits Saj these next two and a half or so years, and squares that Jupiter (and those other Virgo placements!), yes, generally speaking, there’ll be a general pressure for everyone (macro) to ‘clean up our act’, as you say. And pressure on the Uranus-Pluto-conjunct-in-Virgo (1962-1968ish) group to walk the talk and put the hard-won, long-haul experience and wisdom to work on behalf of the Earth and all beings.
We shall see … 🙂
August 21, 2015 at 6:14 pm
p.s. Yes, the Jupiter in Leo transit was pretty intense, I agree! Lit up a fixed-sign t-square in my chart, so pressure pressure pressure, and patience. What a combo. xoxo.
August 21, 2015 at 9:15 pm
Some of the Virgo Plutos were hit hard by the economy when Pluto went into Capricorn and Uranus into Aries, but this was a wake up call to find their real life work.
It’s strange that the Pluto in Leo Generation acts more like martyrs than the Virgo Pluto people. At least we realized that our parents did the best they could and at some point we forgive them and deal with our pent up anger. Whereas, I’ve met Leo Pluto people harp on about their rotten childhoods when they’re nearing 70 years of age and their parents have already passed on. Of course, there are exceptions. Their parents grew up during the Great Depression (late Leo Plutos) and endured World War 2. Of course, the Cancer in Pluto folks would be more conservative politically and get lost in materialism. They had been deprived earlier.
August 21, 2015 at 4:55 pm
Jamie….this is so interesting. After a little Googling, I found that 1957 is both the end of the Pluto in Leo as well as the beginning year of the Pluto in Virgo. I don’t know much about this as a lay person, but is it safe to assume that those of us born in 1957 are experiencing BOTH of the energies of these two?
August 21, 2015 at 6:03 pm
Hey there, Grace. Those born in 1957 and into 1958 would have Uranus in early to mid Leo and Pluto at the cusp of Leo and Virgo, so not near enough for the potent conjunction.
So as Jupiter (or any other planet) transited Leo, it’d have transited your natal Uranus. Right now, the natal Pluto at the cusp of Leo-Virgo (late Leo, early Virgo) would have Jupiter crossing it and Saturn in late Scorpio squaring it.
For those born in the 1962-1968 zone, Uranus and Pluto were conjunct … very near each other in the skies at the time of birth, which is an unusual and infrequent occurrence.
What’s even more unusual for this mid-Sixties-born Uranus-Pluto-conjunct-in-Virgo group is that they (we, since I’m one of them) are also in Chiron Return (the ‘Wounded Healer’ awakens) as Chiron transits Pisces. Jupiter transiting Pisces will activate both the Virgo and the Pisces placements, among others.
There are other astro transits afoot that are affecting various other people/groups, though, as ever!
September 2, 2015 at 3:03 pm
Brilliant post.. and I was among the depressed in 94 🙂 Well long before that if truth be told.. But it came to head then in 94 with my nervous breakdown.. and yes the thought of exiting had crossed my mind but my will to stay was stronger.
I was born in the 50’s so does that make me a baby boomer? 🙂
Another wonderful in-depth read here Jamie. Thank you for inspiring me today xxx
September 2, 2015 at 3:08 pm
You’re welcome, Sue. Thanks as always for visiting, and adding your insight and essence to the conversation! Yes, I guess you’d be in the Baby Boomer group, though I’d guess there are sub-groups in that rather large demographic group too (I’d have to check the Pluto transits on that one, but Pluto Leos would be a Baby Boomer sub-group, here to live into and bring a certain Leonine ‘medicine’ and awareness into the world … among other things!). Thanks for the kind words, Sue. Love, Jamie
September 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm
Its been my pleasure to catch up even if only briefly xxx <3
May 11, 2016 at 6:44 pm
Reblogged this on Sophia's Children and commented:
The momentum resumes. Here’s a fresh update on the ‘great benefic’, the Keepers of the Flame, and the Phoenixing Mission … for those who choose to dive in and rise to the occasion.
Big Love (and courageous Phoenixing),
July 9, 2016 at 10:28 pm
Spectacular and mind blowing. I’ve got the Uranus-Pluto vs Chiron-Saturn axis in direct square to my Sag sun. (Ruled of course by Jupiter.)
That axis is also just a few degrees past my 19 degree Pisces-Virgo MC-IC.
Any suggestions on where to look for support through this insane Phoenixing process which is apparently also the very fundamental aspect challenge of my whole darn life, lol? Is the any haven or respite to take occasionally, and where in my chart might i look for that?
Thank you! Look forward to reading more of your blog, just stumbled here today.
July 11, 2016 at 5:52 pm
Hey there, Lehze, welcome. Spectacular and mind-blowing, it is.
I can relate to the Uranus-Pluto opposite Chiron (though in my case, Jupiter, too) and the whole ‘t-square’ thing. You’ve got some mutable-axis activity happening … and yes, what’s new on the perpetual Phoenixing activation front. 🙂
Havens or respites … yes, we can find clues for that ‘good medicine’ or ‘balancing element’ (to borrow from the wisdom gained from my Qigong Grandmaster, among others!) in the chart.
Since I live that whole dynamic as well as study it (the latter being due to the former!), my experiential sense of it is a sort of going to center, to simplicity, to the basics.
But generally, when I’m looking for the ‘balancing elements’ or ‘good medicine’ for the perpetual whirl of those of us who have the Phoenixing baked into our energy fields or other challenges we might be facing, I’ll look to the higher potentials of the sign *and* any clues we might draw from ‘across the wheel’ … its opposite, among other things.
For example, with that Virgo-Pisces axis … though there’s always a ‘cocktail’ of energies and Planetary Pals at work … there’s medicine in the Virgoan ‘tending to the small daily rituals that make the mundane sacred’ (and thus help us to gather and focus our energy and attention) *AND* those Piscean-Neptunian themes like surrendering it, and tending our sovereignty of imagination, etc.
You find some of that perspective in Sophia’s Children articles like this one – When Pulled in All Directions, Center is ‘Up’:
And in the ‘soothing remedies’ articles you’ll find listed in the Empaths & Sensitives Series here:
If it feels right, you can also schedule a Sophiastrology reading/consultation and we can delve more deeply and specifically.
Nice to have you stop by, Lehze. 🙂
August 12, 2015 at 3:32 pm
Thank you for the reblog, Janet! I appreciate that you’ve shared the post in your delightful Magic & Meditation musings. xoxo Jamie