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On April 12, the planets Jupiter and Neptune will make a conjunction, which is when two or more planets appear close to one another in the sky, bringing us closer to a higher power. I know it sounds complicated, so let’s get into all the juicy details that we love: how it ties into astrology. The signs and planets play a major role in terms of what energy we receive on Earth and how this can be projected into a basic routine for every individual. I had the pleasure of talking to Linda Furiate, an astrologer who graduated from the International Academy of Astrology, to spill all the tea about this rare planetary transit. 

The Jupiter-Neptune Conjunction is Incredibly Rare

Furiate shares that the conjunction of Jupiter and Neptune will happen at 10:42 am EDT in the sign of Pisces, and she tells me that the last time this duo met up in the sign of Pisces was 166 years ago on March 17, 1856.” The Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in a specific sign happens approximately every 13 years, with the last conjunction on December 21, 2009, and the next one on March 23, 2035! 

What Each Planet Symbolizes and Their Meaning

Planetary transits can be quite complicated to understand if you’re not familiar with astrology itself, but look no further because here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know about this major planetary event. First, let’s understand the symbols and meanings of each planet in the astrological aspect.

JUPITER

Jupiter is the giant planet of our solar system, and because of that, it holds a special meaning in astrology related to authority and abundance. Some of the main astrological symbols of this planet include expansion, influence, luck, and growth. In simpler terms, Jupiter provides a bigger picture of life. Think about yourself seeing your life from the outside; Jupiter symbolizes the search for purpose and meaning behind each action and choice you make. Alongside that, Jupiter brings passion to each daily activity done with purpose and helps people step out of their comfort zones and take risks. 

Jupiter also symbolizes knowledge, relating to its essence of power. If you think about it, by improving yourself — your skills, abilities, and knowledge — you’re on the path to achieve self-realization. “Jupiter is the planet that rules higher education, such as college, obtaining an advanced degree, and our philosophy for right living,” Furiate explains. 

According to Labyrinthos, Jupiter provides answers that you may need for yourself, such as: 

  • What brings me luck and success?
  • What gives me confidence?
  • What makes my life purposeful?

NEPTUNE

Neptune is the God of the sea in Roman mythology, and it is said that those under Neptune’s planet rule have hidden depths. Relating to its mysticism, Neptune astrology symbols and meanings relate to dreams, intuition, and imagination

A beautiful symbology of Neptune related to imagination is that your inner child will always be with you, even in the most challenging moments. “Neptune’s energy is more subtle,” Furiate says. “It’s more connected to the soul. It’s about letting go, dissolving the perception of our current reality, and seeking the core of the collective inner truth.” For that, Neptune represents this special notion that every individual is a part of the whole, rather than a single soul in the world, contributing to a greater purpose. 

According to Labyrinthos, Neptune’s influence might answer the following questions about ourselves:

  • How do I find spirituality fulfilling?
  • Where am I most creative?
  • Where is it easy for me to be confused?

So, What Does It Mean to Have These Two Planets in Conjunction?

Jupiter and Neptune will make a conjunction in the sign of Pisces, which is associated with freedom and is about letting things go. 

One of the main points of these two planets in conjunction may be an unveiling of the truth. In other words, this may be the perfect time to find out things that have been covered from our perception or put the cards on the table for others. “On a personal level, we may find out the truth of a friend or loved one — maybe that person isn’t who you believed them to be all along,” Furiate explains. Furiate also adds that with the chaos and confusion in today’s world, the universe needs people to connect to their own truth to better navigate this moment. It’s also the perfect time to focus on wellness and set healthy boundaries with others. 

The conjunction is also a great time to practice visualization and manifestation daily through visual activities such as vision boards and dream mapping. Natural-born dreamers may take full advantage of this — it’s time to shine!

Even if you want to achieve every possible dream in the world, you must seek those meant for you, and you only. The important thing here is to realize that we all have a purpose in the world that serves a greater purpose. Such a combination of planets can lead people to seek more connections with others to find out what their true contribution is. 

How to Make the Best of This Conjunction in Your Personal Life

The moment we have all been waiting for: how can the conjunction come into play in our personal lives? 

According to Furiate, the key to taking advantage of the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction is to set firm boundaries with both yourself and others, seek alone time to connect with your inner truth, meditate (however this may work for you — being silent, dancing, journaling), and spend time with nature. “Unplug, stroll, walk, reminisce, listen to music, dance like nobody’s watching, and allow yourself to feel your feelings,” Furiate says.

The conjunction is also a great time to invest in vision boards or anything that helps you manifest your dreams into your life. Engage in activities that require a certain level of imagination, such as drawing, writing, and reading fiction. 

As mentioned previously, Neptune is meant to dissolve things in our lives. So, dissolve boundaries in your life of things that no longer serve you! Are your relationships complying with who you are? It’s time to reevaluate. Furiate says, “Realize that only you know your inner truth, do not let anyone sway your beliefs, yet be open to change to release the bonds that hold you back. This may be the most remarkable time in our lives to feel the joy of being alive!”

Giuliana is the Editor-In-Chief and President at Her Campus at Lynn, and a Contributing National Writer for Her Campus. She is a Senior at Lynn University, studying Marketing with a double minor in Fashion & Retail and International Business Management. Among a lot of passions, Giuliana shows a high interest in the Publishing and the Marketing Industry. She is the author of the latest book "Brand You: How to Achieve Success through Personal Branding," which was published in May 2021. The book provides a new perspective on personal branding and personal marketing. One of her biggest dreams is to continue growing her own brand and help other people achieve success through their uniqueness. Giuliana is also a sister of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, and member of Golden Key International Honour Society and Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business, Management and Administration.
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