One of the most important astrological events of the year is happening this week, as Jupiter and Neptune align in the sign of Pisces, hitting exact conjunction on Tuesday, April 12th.
I’ve been talking about this conjunction for weeks, but in case you’re new here or just need some reminding, this is significant for a few reasons. First, Jupiter was the traditional ruler of Pisces, co-ruling Pisces and Sagittarius. With Neptune’s discovery in 1846, it became clear that Neptune's vibes more closely matches the sign of the Fish, so it was made the ruler of Pisces. Still, both have Pisces energy - that is, big, even overwhelming, emotions.
Having two planets in the sign they rule means the energy of that sign is magnified, and with Jupiter being one of them, it’s big. After all, that’s what Jupiter does - it expands whatever it touches, for better or for worse.
Furthermore, these two planets lining up together in ANY sign only happens once every 12 years. And the last time they were together in Pisces was 1856 (coincidentally just ten years after Neptune’s discovery)... so it’s been a minute.
Everything in astrology can have an evolved or a blocked expression. When blocked, this massive Pisces energy can mean victim-martyr narratives coming to the surface, emotions being overwhelmed, perhaps worrying too much about the weight of the world that we aren’t able to focus on our day-to-day lives. Having compassion for the pain and strife in the world is a good thing, of course, especially during these intense times. But having too much of a bleeding heart can mean we have no juice left for our own lives.
An evolved expression of this massive Piscean party is one of empathy and compassion,