Jupiter symbolizes expansion, reward and success. Ascendant represents your self-image. Jupiter conjunct Ascendant invites you to begin a new course of action in order to grow as the person you’d like to become.
Jupiter Conjunct Ascendant: a New Cycle of Personal Growth
In movies, success comes at the end of the story, and people live happily ever after. In life, success almost always is a beginning of a new journey. Jupiter crossing your Ascendant is sometimes accompanied by success. Whether it does so or not, you’ll benefit from this time period through sowing new seeds of intention for your personal growth.
Examples of Success and New Beginning During Transit Jupiter Conjunct Ascendant
Jupiter’s orbit is 12 years, so the “planet of reward” conjoins each planet and Angle in your horoscope once every 12 years. While not all Jupiter transit to the Ascendant will coincide with breakthroughs and huge successes, they often suggest a beginning of the success to come. See these well known examples:
1) In October 2009, president Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. Transiting Jupiter was conjunct his Ascendant exactly within 1 degree. Many people including the president himself saw the award as a “call to action” in the upcoming future, rather than the reward of past achievements.
2) When Oprah Winfrey first began hosting a low-rated morning show called AM Chicago, transiting Jupiter was about to conjoin her Ascendant. Within a matter of months, AM Chicago became the number one rated morning show in America, and later was renamed Oprah Winfrey show. For Oprah, transit Jupiter conjunct Ascendant marked a relatively humble beginning for an avalanche of success to come.
3) Pamela Anderson was discovered during a football game in the Summer of 1989. Within a few months she was selected as the cover model for October 1989 issue of Playboy magazine. Transiting Jupiter was conjunct her Ascendant in June 1989, and then went on to conjoin her Sun in September of ’89. Again, transiting Jupiter crossing Ascendant was marking a beginning of a new career, which would give her a brand new self-image.
Sowing a New Intention for Growth: How to Work with Jupiter Conjunct Ascendant
When transiting Jupiter crosses your natal Ascendant, you may find it useful to ask yourself “What new path is opening before me? What kind of person do I want to become? Looking back at the past 12 years, what old habits and thought patterns can I leave behind?”
Asking yourself these questions during this transit can help you respond positively to the opportunities and reward that are present in your life.