Jupiter is the part of you that seeks rewarding experiences. Whether on a physical, mental or spiritual level, Jupiter’s directive is to “find what you enjoy doing, and do a lot more of it!”
Saturn represents the part of your psyche that focuses on essential necessities. Whether in work, health or relationships, Saturn asks “what must I do to build lasting security?”
Builder vs Explorer Archetype
If Jupiter is your inner Explorer that seeks fortunes and opportunities in far-off lands, Saturn is your inner Builder or Engineer that seeks to answer practical questions and create solid & lasting structures.
If Jupiter and Saturn form a dynamic aspect (conjunction, square or opposition) in your natal chart, you will be strongly influenced by the blend of these two contrasting energies. Here are some possible expressions of the Jupiter Saturn aspect:
1) Expansion of Ambition
While Saturn tends to focus solely on current duties and responsibilities he must perform, Jupiter is constantly on the lookout for opportunities that can lead to a brighter future. When these two energies work together, you start thinking bigger in regards to your career and business goals.
When in alignment, Saturn’s ambition fuels Jupiter’s enthusiasm. As a result, you may find yourself being passionately involved with your chosen profession. The key is in finding the right vocation which offers you opportunities for greater success.
2) A Meaningful Pursuit
While Jupiter tends to be indiscriminate in the type of enjoyment he pursues, Saturn is only interested in something that he perceives as essential and lasting. Jupiter Saturn people tend to discard frivolous pursuits in favor of more meaningful goals, usually through their work.
This means your work has to mean more than your paycheck. You need to feel what you do matters for the society, and that your work serves the just cause. If your work fails to give you that sense of conviction, you might be left feeling unfulfilled and in a state of self-doubt.
Well-Known Examples of Jupiter Saturn Aspects
Here are some well-known people with natal Jupiter Saturn aspects:
Former US president Barack Obama has Jupiter conjunct Saturn.
Clara Barton who founded American Red Cross had Jupiter conjunct Saturn
Inventor Alexander Graham Bell had Jupiter square Saturn, and so did Thomas Edison.
Walt Disney had Jupiter conjunct Saturn
Astronaut Neil Armstrong had Jupiter opposite Saturn
Mystic Paramhansa Yogananda had Jupiter opposite Saturn
Regardless of their chosen professions, you can sense the conviction these people carried about their work.
Conclusion: Jupiter Saturn Aspects and a Sense of Purpose
When Saturn adds a sense of necessity to Jupiter’s desire for rewards, you begin to distinguish between real vs superficial achievements. You start to seek meaningful rewards that will withstand the test of time. This is often experienced as a strong sense of purpose in life.
You might assume that everyone feels this way, but plenty of people are happy to work just to get paid, as they pursue their enjoyment elsewhere in life. Not so for you! The clearer you become about your purpose, the more energized and enthusiastic you become about your life goals.
Do you have a natal Jupiter Saturn aspect? Do you resonate with the sense of purpose mentioned here? Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences in the comment section below.
Venus is the part of you that bonds with others through attraction and trust. Uranus intensifies what it touches, and gives it your unique personality.
If Venus and Uranus form an aspect (especially conjunction, square or opposition) in your horoscope, your social and relationship needs become intensified in a unique way.
Here are some of the possible ways a Venus Uranus aspect can express its energy in your life:
1) INTENSIFIED LOVE NEEDS
Since Uranus supercharges Venus’ social needs, you may feel an intense need to connect with others. As Uranus is the desire for experimentation, you may also feel hungry for excitement and novelty within your relationships.
This suggests that you may be eager to form new, interesting relationships, and might feel stagnant if there isn’t enough action taking place within your social spheres.
2) STRONG MAGNETISM
The kind of restless search for human connection mentioned above usually results in plenty of practice at breaking the ice with strangers and forming various relationships (this isn’t limited to romantic relationships, but includes all human connections.)
The intensity with which you seek to connect with others might help you acquire strong social skills and an ability to form emotional bonds easily (provided your environment allows for such development). These will ultimately draw others’ love and support to you, and might even make you popular.
Here are some well known Venus Uranus individuals:
Angelina Jolie (Venus square Uranus)
Pope Francis (Venus square Uranus)
Michael Jackson (Venus conjunct Uranus)
Steve Jobs (Venus opposite Uranus)
Prince William (Venus opposite Uranus)
Each of them have been highly popular and magnetic in their own unique way.
3) INDIVIDUATION THROUGH ARTS AND RELATIONSHIPS
In addition to your social functions, Venus also represents your aesthetic needs. Thus the energy of a Venus Uranus aspect may be expressed through strongly developed tastes in what you wear and prefer.
If the rest of your horoscope tends toward introversion, you might forgo social activities in favor of developing your “arts.” Arts in this context can include skills with words as much as traditional fine arts (actors and actresses need both their magnetism and acting skills.)
Venus also represents your values. Venus Uranus individuals may develop unique social values that may attract peculiar friendships. In this way, their friends reflect who they’re becoming.
Going Forward: From Infatuation to Genuine Relationships
Venus Uranus aspects suggest that you need to form emotional bonds with others in order to discover your true individuality. During the journey of self-discovery, however, you may find yourself constantly restless to experience new, more exciting relationships.
The intense need for love as well as excitement might mean that boredom can set in quickly. A static pattern of going from infatuation to boredom in your relationships could develop, if your values aren’t clear.
The key might be in developing your relationship with others to a deeper level of trust (another Venus expression), so that you have more than a series of interesting but ultimately shallow encounters.
Your values will become clearer with each relationship you form and dissolve. After a while, you’ll start attracting friends and partners that will support who you are becoming.
Do you have a natal Venus Uranus aspect? How does it express its energy in your life and relationships? Please feel free to share your experience and insights in the comment section.
Moon Conjunct Square Opposite Neptune: Special Sensitivity
Moon represents instincts and emotions. Neptune refines everything it touches. When Moon and Neptune form an aspect, your emotional receptors become much more refined and sensitive compared to others.
Natal Moon Neptune aspect suggests “special sensitivity,” which often comes with vivid imagination and intuition.
Here we’ll explore the various potential of Moon Neptune aspect and how to channel its sensitivity in a constructive way:
Moon Neptune Aspect: Sensitivity and Imagination as Talent
Moon Neptune aspect often appears in horoscopes of poets, writers and musicians. But you also find successful athletes, doctors and entrepreneurs with this aspect. Successful Moon-Neptune people tend to share certain traits:
In their chosen subject, they grasp subtle nuances that others may miss.
In work, they use empathy, imagination and vision to accomplish goals.
Moon Neptune people are able to visualize the “right picture” in their mind, which helps them perform better than others in their chosen field (be it sports, medicine, or science, etc).
Well Known People with Natal Moon Neptune Aspect
Here are some well known people with natal Moon Neptune aspect:
Financial legend and philanthropist Warren Buffett (Moon square Neptune) is venerated for his refined understanding of business and investment.
David Packard (Moon conjunct Neptune), who famously founded Hewlett Packard in his garage, is known for creating a company culture that value imagination and creativity.
Other well known executives such as Jack Welch (Moon conjunct Neptune) and Lee Iacocca (Moon square Neptune) also share strong charisma and visionary leadership.
Aviator, inventor and environmental activist Charles Lindbergh had Moon opposite Neptune.
TV show host and animal rights activist Bob Barker has Moon opposite Neptune.
Composer Beethoven had Moon square Neptune.
Author Charles Dickens had Moon conjunct Neptune. Emily Dickinson had Moon square Neptune.
Moon Neptune Aspect: Sensitivity as Vulnerability
Refined sensitivity can be either ecstatic or painful. Having a natal Moon Neptune aspect usually means magnified feeling sensations.
Your feeling of love can be felt as a blissful, swooning infatuation. On the other hand, the pain of abandonment can be devastating. Happiness is experienced as pure joy, whereas depression can be crushing.
Unless grounded by other factors (earth, Saturn) in your horoscope, such sensitivity can easily turn into vulnerability.
Numbness and Escapism: Moon Neptune Trap
Growing up with special sensitivity isn’t easy, for others may label you oversensitive. Exposure to harshness or abandonment can shock your psyche into numbness.
Being numb is a defense mechanism, and many Neptunians actually choose to be numb in order to avoid experiencing the intensity of their emotional pain. Escapism, then, becomes the norm.
While escapism is a common reaction to the overwhelming sensitivity of Moon Neptune aspect, there is an alternative: To choose to be alive by feeling everything.
Sensitivity with Courage becomes Clear Vision
Fully feeling your emotions takes courage, especially if you have the sensitivity of a Moon Neptune aspect. However, actually feeling the pain of disappointment, sadness or separation will be healing to your sensitivity.
By opening yourself to accept the painful emotions, you’re also opening to the joyful emotions within. When you choose to feel instead of escape, numbness gradually fades, and the feeling of joy returns.
When you have the courage to feel, your sensitivity will allow you to see things more clearly, rather than less. Your imagination turns into vision, aided by your intuitive understanding of all things.
Conclusion: Managing (and Embracing) Your Sensitivity
Rich, colorful emotions. Moon Neptune aspect reflects a poet’s sensitivity and imagination. When balanced by other parts of your psyche, it becomes a unique asset.
Managing the strong sensitivity isn’t always easy, especially if you’ve had a rough upbringing with unstable emotional foundation. Like most Moon related tension in the horoscope, the answer lies in fully feeling the emotions rather than avoid them.
Do you have a natal Moon Neptune aspect? How do you experience it’s strengths and challenges? Feel free to share your thoughts and experience in the comment section.