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Jupiter Opposite Pluto


Jupiter opposite PlutoJupiter opposite Pluto happens twice in 2014 and each time it is part of an important aspect pattern. The 1st opposition is on January 31, on the same day as Venus stations direct and while Venus is conjunct Pluto. The second opposition will be during the infamous Cardinal grand cross on April 23 where Pluto is also square Uranus and Mars. Jupiter first opposed Jupiter last August 7 2013. Pluto was retrograde then and was still on ruthless Facies. We also had a wide Jupiter conjunct Lilith back then too. Last year the Gods of the BBC were brought down by pedophile sex scandals involving various celebrities presenters and underage girls. “ Jupiter’s need for continual expansion can result in an over inflated sense of reality that has no basis in the real world. Pluto on the other hand demands nothing less than Truth with a capital “T” – the ultimate Truth that can be known only when artifice and the superficial are discarded, and when Pluto interacts with Jupiter the inflated hopes and dreams of Jupiter can often be burst.” ~ Lynn Hayes

Lynn’s quote describes very well how these jovial presenters inflated sense of self was stripped down by Pluto’s truncheon. Jupiter opposite Pluto can relate to the Catholic Church too. In September 2013, Ex-Pope Benedict denied covering up sexual abuse by Catholic priests as pressure mounted on him to speak-out on the matter. As with all oppositions, the challenge is integrating the two opposites. Power and religion can combine to make a fanatic. As you can see from the list of celebrities below, this opposition can bring super success. The problem is that it also can generate a lot of resentment because of the ruthless tactics used to get to the top. This opposition can bring trouble with authorities and the law. Depending on which side is being activated, one can be the judge or the criminal. It can also be addiction (Pluto) V religions (Jupiter). Natalie Cole is a great example of this since she overcame addictions to heroin and crack cocaine and redeemed herself through spirituality. Two out of her three husbands were connected to religion. Her first Marvin Yancy was a Baptist minister he also influenced her conversion to become a devout Baptist. Her last husband was Bishop Kenneth Dupree. David Gahan of Depeche Mode also battled heroin addiction, his band Depeche Mode’s material is littered with Christian iconography in songs like “Personal Jesus” and album titles such as “Songs of Faith & Devotion” and “Playing The Angel”.

I think the religious fanatical side of the opposition could come out with Mars (on Algorab) in the cardinal cross. Robert hand says this aspect brings the “ Feeling that you alone are right about some matter to the point you are unwilling to hear any other point of view… avoid becoming totally convinced of your own righteousness…It is also possible tat you may try to coerce someone into doing something that he or she doesn’t want to do, or someone may try to coerce you… it can go either way. In this instance it may be a naked power play, with little or no pretence of righteousness. If you are the perpetrator, heed the warnings given above. If you are the victim, all you can do is resist with all your strength.” [1] Both Jupiter and Pluto share sex in common. Chasing nymphs, raping and abduction are some of their “charms”.. So you can see this aspect can easily bring about an obsessive pursuit of a love object. Add in the personal planets of love or sex that occur both on January 31 and April 23 then sexual addiction and obsession come up strong too.

Jupiter On Sirius

We also need to look at the fixed stars these planets are on. Much has been written about Pluto in Capricorn and the crumbling of power structures. We have seen the effect of turning the world upside down as Capricorn and the goat are associated with mountain peaks while Pluto is of course the underworld. Pluto brings what is festering down below right up to the surface for the whole world to see. Wikileaks is a perfect example of this phenomena. It really is like hanging out your dirty undies. Jupiter in Cancer has the advantage here because even if it is retrograde for the January 31st opposition it is still dignified. Things get even better for the April 23rd cross since Jupiter will be direct and just 20’ from Sirius. Jupiter is still 2 degs from Sirius, now so what does this mean? “With Jupiter: Business success, journeys, help from relatives, ecclesiastical preferment.” “Ecclesiastical” in the dictionary only refers to the Christian church, but I think it can mean people who can move spirit in another manner. There are some great scientists and inventors in Cancer decan 2. Tesla, Einstein, Alexander Fleming and Marconi are here as well as Microsoft Guru Bill Gates. Pluto on Nunki has no interpretation since Pluto wasn’t used in 1930 when Robson wrote his book. Nunki is not a bad star though, I think the worst of Pluto was felt while it was on Facies which brought out Pluto’s penetrating stare. In Sicily we would call this the “Malocchio”, the evil eye, which is the cursory glance of envy. Nunki is still in the vicinity of the Archers bow but instead gives “truthfulness, optimism and a religious mind.” since it is on the Archers truth-seeking arrow.

So after looking at this opposition I’m not as worried as I was about April’s cardinal cross, but I will certainly look at it in more detail later. Yes this opposition is intense, but Robert Hand gives us some clues as to how to handle it, he says its mostly about trying not to rub authorities up the wrong way. This does not mean that we bow down to them, but going down the aggressive activist root is not the answer. It will only give those in power the excuse they need to get even more heavy handed with policing us common folk. We are going to have to be far cleverer than that. Pluto does things in secret and the reason that knowledge is occulted is for this very reason, you don’t want this powerful magic falling into the hands of the inept. Among the elite there are those who can use this sorcery against you. If you start to open these channels to other dimensions you don’t know what’s going to come in. You need to be very grounded as an individual to decipher what’s what and you will need to be as pure as you can be if you are going to be a channel for this magic. Jupiter opposite Pluto is a powerful rod, but it is a conductor. The problem with this aspect is in identifying too much with the power that is being channelled. Those who have this aspect natally, or those that have personal planets plugging into this in the sky must guard the tendency to think that they are the God/dess themselves rather than being a servant of the deity in question. As Robert Hand warns “This can be a time when you get promotion in your work or gain power in some other way to change the lives of people around you. But it can also be a time when all your efforts come to nothing and that you find yourself loosing out in a perpetual war with people in power” [1]


Saddam Hussein, Margaret Thatcher, Mata Hari, Jack Nicholson, Peter Sellers, George Carlin, Johnny Carson, Julie Waters, Jane Fonda, Natalie Cole, Jason Connery, Jay Rockefeller, Alan Whicker, Connie Francis, Cybil Shepherd, David Gahan, Jeff Stryker, Miriam Stoppard, Paul Cezanne, Robert Altman, Peter Gabriel, Lady Bird Johnson, Tracy Caulkins.

Jupiter in 1st house: Jane Fonda (conjunct AC) Jay Rockefeller, Mata Hari.
Jupiter conjunct Sun: Lady Bird Johnson. Natalie Cole (and Pluto in 1st House.)
Jupiter conjunct Moon: Johnny Carson
Pluto in 1st House: Julie Waters, Peter Gabriel (Conjunct AC)

1. Robert Hand. Planets In Transit. Pg 307.


  1. So, speaking of sex scandals (Pluto)….how about the one involving yoga guru (Jupiter) Bikram Choudhury? Have you guys read any of the Vanity Fair articles that were published on this topic back in Dec/Jan?


    I feel really bad for practitioners of Bikram yoga in the wake of this scandal – It’s definitely not good press when your guru is accused of something like this…

    This line, in particular, stood out to me – “Lynn’s quote describes very well how these jovial presenters inflated sense of self was stripped down by Pluto’s truncheon”. If the VF article doesn’t mirror this precise sentiment, I don’t know what does…..!

    I find it interesting that this was also around the time of Lilith’s last conjunction to Jupiter, both being trine Saturn in Scorpio then…could it be that Lilith was demanding accountability for this guru’s perverse use of his “authority”? We will have to see how this all shakes out……