On August 16, Jupiter in Libra forms a biquintile aspect with Neptune in Pisces. This is a very minor aspect, one that is not usually paid much attention to, but it is of interest because it represents a new shot of inspiration towards achieving a goal, a theme we have all very much been working with lately, as Mercury and all the other planets currently in retrograde make everything feel like it’s ground to a complete halt! This biquintile occurs with Jupiter at 19’22 Libra and Neptune at 13’22 Pisces, suggesting that it will set in motion a happy breakthrough allowing a transformative change in the structure of what you’ve been working on. Changing the way you’ve been approaching this and finding a new way to do it (that you love!) will help create a more balanced flow in the process of the beautiful thing you’re creating now. The tarot cards for Jupiter and Neptune are X – The Wheel of Fortune and XII – The Hanged Man. With Neptune in Retrograde, this is actually more a story of The Wheel of Fortune and The Hanged Man Upright — this transit will find you springing forward with an idea, setting The Ball rolling again, effecting the changes you want to see!
The following reading is an example of what’s included with the $50 Angular Aspect Effect tier on my Patreon page. This reading looks at how to make the best use of the energies surrounding Jupiter biquintile Neptune, with cards drawn from The Mother Mary Oracle, the Art of Life Tarot, and the Feng Shui Tarot. I laid out a crystal grid with citrine for powerful attraction of good fortune, ocean jasper for protection to “go with the flow,” fluorite for connection between the heart and intuitive mind, yellow calcite for trust in your personal power, and amazonite for balance between your personal dualities and understanding of others,’ rounded out with another citrine. The reading couldn’t agree more with the above Wheel/Hanged Man upright energies: happiness is ready to flow in for all that you’re working on, have faith and keep at it!
Shadow Cards: 17. Our Lady of Truth + 4 of Cups | “When the music changes, so should the dance” -African proverb + 4 of Wands
Yes, at this point in your process, you know exactly what you’re doing and what you’re working towards. This is what keeps you on track, what grounds you as you wade through the mud that’s come up to try and stop you recently — but now you know better than ever that nothing can stop you now! In fact, you’re already able to taste the good things coming of all this — more motivation to learn where gaps need to be filled now, to see where new opportunities are arising, new doorways being opened to support you and your new direction. What you know best of all now is how very much everyone is “embracing” you in this endeavour — lean on this support, bask in it, because you’ve earned it!
7. Our Lady of Answered Prayers + 3 of Cups | “Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” – Sir J.M. Barrie + 9 of Pentacles
Truly, if you take anything from this Jupiter/Neptune transit, it will be a thorough knowledge of the “team” you have behind you — both your higher guidance and the real friends in your life. You have so much wanted this idea to take off, and now it is, with the help of the people who love you, with the help of your own positive intentions, with the help of your faith in things to work out in whatever way is best. And here you are, already having achieved so much, and poised to welcome in even more! You are shining because you’ve allowed yourself to, and as a result, you are sharing your inspiration with others and they are soaring to greater heights as well. Keep up the good work, because this is no time to stop, but do allow yourself to relax a bit in the self-criticism department — zoom in and check out the treasures you’ve brought into your own life, fill yourself up with satisfaction, and push on — your potential is growing and you are keeping up magnificently!
Higher Self Cards: 36. Our Lady with the Moon at Her Feet + King of Wands | “Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” -Samuel Johnson + King of Cups
At this time, what you can know for sure is that you are in control — especially of your emotions and the way you relate to others, and also of your passion and the way it is being directed on the grand scale right now. You’re about to step off into the stars, to take a huge leap, the chance of a lifetime! Right now you must trust that you have set everything up as it should be, that your pot is almost at a boil. If you needed permission to throw yourself in completely, here it is — but you were already ready to go, weren’t you?
Right now, you know that what’s on your agenda is nothing you can’t handle! You made huge strides and are in “completion” mode. Your team is present and also in action, the proper seeds have been planted, and the right questions are being asked to get productive decisions made. You can relax a little, knowing that you’re really doing it — just remember to keep your “head” present, as all of this is very exciting and has your passions and emotions firing on all cylinders. Take the time to think everything through, but trust your plan and your progress, and let your Jupiter biquintile Neptune breakthrough be one of leaning in to all this with renewed self-confidence!
Art of Life Tarot. Charlene Livingstone. Stamford, CT: U. S. Games Systems, Inc., 2012.
Feng Shui Tarot. Eileen Connolly and Peter Paul Connolly. Published by U.S. Game Systems. Scans via Tarot.com, August 27, 2015. Illustrations from Feng Shui Tarot used with permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902. c. 2001 by U.S. Games Systems. All rights reserved.
Mother Mary Oracle. Alana Fairchild. Artwork by Shiloh Sophia McCloud. Victoria, Australia: Blue Angel Publishing, 2014.