A major energetic theme during 2019 comes from a square aspect which occurs 3 times between Jupiter in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. We begin to feel this aspect in late December 2018 and it will ‘peak’ 3 times during 2019 (see dates below). Its effects finally wind down around the third week of October 2019.
Dates for the 2019 Jupiter/Neptune Square
June 16th (Jupiter in Retrograde)
Square aspects bring an experience of tension and require action to resolve. As you flow through this transit, there will be opportunities to become aware of the sources of tension that this energy is highlighting for you specifically. Although you may feel the effects anytime from December 2018-October 2019, the ‘peak’ dates above generally represent when these energies will be most intense, bringing the greatest potential for personal transformation or breakthroughs in awareness. The January, June and September Full Moons will also be heavily influenced by the energies of this transit.
Energetic Influences of Jupiter square Neptune in 2019
During this transit, you’re learning to balance the desire for liberation from restrictive structures with completely checking out from reality.
It’s likely that you will be faced with with letting go of limiting beliefs you are holding about yourself or about the world. Another way this energy can manifest is in an experience severe disillusionment or a crisis of faith where your trust has been misplaced. Be skeptical of ‘get-rich-quick’ schemes or anything that seems too good to be true as this transit brings the experience of misguided optimism, leading to recklessness or foolish risk-taking.
This transit can ultimately help you become more grounded, by bringing about the action needed to break out of isolationist and self-sabotaging tendencies. It can also help you develop a greater sense of optimism, courage and enthusiasm about life.
Astrological squares bring an energetic clash between two energies that don’t naturally work well together, in this case Sagittarius and Pisces. Maximizing the positive potential of this transit or ‘astrological season’ involves finding a balance that enables these two forces to cooperate harmoniously.
At it’s best, Jupiter in Sagittarius brings adventure, optimism, luck and new beginnings, however the influence of the Neptune square may confuse your focus or lead to a temporary lapse of objectivity. Watch out for excessive idealism, ‘all-or-nothing’ thinking, or setting goals that are too lofty to be realistically achieved.
Neptune in Pisces generally represents tapping into a spiritual source of empathy, compassion and intuitive wisdom as well as the elevation of our collective spiritual awareness. However the influence of the square to Jupiter here can result in over-confidence, impatience and abrupt or insensitive words and actions. There’s a risk of oversimplifying matters by neglecting important details.
Common shadow expressions for both Pisces and Sagittarius energies involve:
- Feeling overwhelmed by the ‘big picture’
- Dissociation the real world.
This energy has the effect of disintegrating your ‘rose colored glasses’, so moving with the flow of this transit means that it’s important to be willing to see beyond (and ultimately let go of):
- Attachments to the past (what could have been or what ought to be)
- ‘All-or-nothing’ thinking
- Addictive behaviors or habits
- Taking on too many commitments, even if you have the best of intentions
- Closed mindedness
- Avoiding unpleasant confrontations
The opportunity of this transit is to become more consciously aware of where you avoid or escape life and/or take action that will bring your ideals into form in practical ways.
Working Consciously with Astrological Energies:
Using astrology as a tool, we can develop a greater sense of self-awareness and an understanding of the soul’s desires to evolve. Look for sources of tension or pressure in your experience and pay attention to anything that triggers you to express excessive tendencies or escape reality in some way. From there, exploring your internal beliefs, memories and emotions associated with these experiences helps to bring limiting behavior patterns to a conscious level of understanding where they can be healed or released.
Tapping into the energetic archetype of a square’s ‘midpoint’ can indicate the type of action that should be taken to relieve it’s pressure, and the midpoint of this square is in the sign of Capricorn on the cusp to Aquarius. Rather than looking at life from an idealistic point of view, the mid-point energy of this square represents taking a practical outlook that’s strongly oriented to your core purpose and long-term goals. This energy is focused, strategic, persistent, and hard-working, standing in contrast with other self-indulgent expressions. It is patient and takes a long-term approach, with a willingness to confront oppressive forces and challenge arbitrary figures of authority.
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