The Big One: Jupiter in Cancer Opposes Pluto in Capricorn

You may have already started to feel the Jupiter/Pluto opposition as of  July 26th. It's definitely active now, and everything about it is big.

Jupiter expands, Pluto intensifies. Jupiter in Cancer is about big needs, and emotional beliefs. Pluto in Capricorn is about the transformation of authority, as well as the power of authority. When these two face off, you will have fanatical challenges to authority, or intensely optimistic crusades.

There is so much power in this opposition. It will be easy to go off the deep end, because a challenge from Pluto does not shut you down (like a challenge from Saturn). It can shut you down eventually, but first, Pluto amplifies. It creates obsessions that, if allowed to run out of control, can cause significant damage. But if you direct this energy properly, you can transform (Pluto) something through the emotional power (Cancer) of your optimism/belief/enthusiasm. And you can do it quickly and dramatically. So there's potential for huge success.

The Cancer/Capricorn areas of your chart will be where you can accelerate certain changes. But it's a fine line between optimism and fanaticism, so keep the following in mind:

  • You cannot force other people to believe what you believe
  • You may not get everything you want/need
  • Focus on optimism, rather than manipulation

This aspect will be exact on 3 days (due to Jupiter's retrograde motion). August 7th, 2013 (at 9 degrees), January 31, 2014 (at 12 degrees) and April 20, 2014 (at 13 degrees). It will be active about 7-10 days before each exact hit. 

For the upcoming opposition on August 7th, you'll have the most potential to use it if you have planets/angles from 7-10 degrees Cancer, Capricorn, Aries or Libra.