We'll Cross That Bridge
One of the symbols I always associate with Jupiter and Sagittarius is the bridge. The name pontiff from the root word pons (bridge), is given to the Pope and bishops of the Roman Catholic Church to signify the bridge between man and god. It certainly has been apparent these last years that people worldwide have been struggling with religion and belief in this entity, trying to bridge the gap. As Pluto comes into the center of the Milky Way and Jupiter enters Sagittarius today, there is no doubt in my mind that some will be venturing onto this passageway. It's no mistake that the Pluto ruled Scorpio consolidation just took place to prepare for this stretch of the journey. Elimination of dead weight holding back movement. Jupiter will guide through his home territory, the trip ahead promising in many ways. Sagittarius is the beginning of the transpersonal part of the wheel of life after the deepest interpersonal bonding is reached through Scorpio. Now a person is ready to start the relationship with the universe at large, and search for an understanding of her part in the play.
Not to underplay personal dilemmas, but Sagittarius is the juxtaposition of the mundane with the other worldly. Many will see that the daily goings-on in their lives have greater significance. To me, this is the most generous gift of Jupiter. The added dimension. Astrology and the other metaphysical sciences work beautifully to map this systemic orchestration and to reveal the logical progression of events, none of which can be eliminated, that lead to destinations. Luck and misfortune come automatically. The joy is seeing the benefit of it all. This is ahead for those who want it. The bridge to the knowledge of an influence outside of mundane control. And the center I understand is a source. What could be contained in that galactic center? To add to the fascination, Pluto will return to this point one more time before leaving for 250 years. Next summer he will not only pass through, but will change direction, spending over three solid months in our Milky Way's pivotal spot. Opportunity galore, if Jupiter and Sagittarius have their way. Illustration by Sophie Williams.