Jupiter enters Taurus today, and it’s a big deal.
It’s rare to think of a new year starting in the middle of May, but if you need a fresh start, Jupiter’s entrance into Taurus opens a new chapter.
Jupiter’s entrance into Taurus is one of the biggest planetary moves of the year.
There will be a lot to say as this story unfolds — which it will do slowly.
In the meantime, here are 7 key things to know about Jupiter in Taurus.
(1) Why Jupiter in Taurus is a Big Deal
Each time a planet changes sign, we feel a new energy.
The less frequently a planet moves to a new sign, the more we feel it.
Jupiter takes about 12 years to cycle the zodiac, spending about one year in each sign.
Although this is a much shorter duration than Saturn, which spends 2.5–3 years in a sign, and the outer planets of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, which spend many years or decades in a sign, it’s much longer than the inner planets, none of which approach even close to a year in a sign.
Jupiter moving into a new sign brings a new energy to our collective and to the part of your chart that contains Taurus.
(2) Dates and Duration of Jupiter in Taurus
Jupiter enters Taurus on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 and will be in the sign until May 25, 2024.
This means we get Jupiter in Taurus for just over a year.
Unlike its recent journey through Aries, in which Jupiter retrograded back to Pisces, Jupiter will reach far enough into Taurus by the time it stations retrograde that it won’t regress back to Aries.
This means that Jupiter in Taurus will be uninterrupted. We’re moving fully into new territory.
(3) About Taurus, Jupiter’s New Home
And just what is this new territory that Jupiter is entering?
The second sign of the zodiac, Taurus is the fixed earth sign that anchors the spring season.
Taurus brings us the season of planting. It is all about making things real and practical. Moving past the big ideas and bold confidence of Aries season, Taurus tells us that boldness in our ideas isn’t enough if we’re not willing to put our hands in the actual soil and plant the actual seeds.
Taurus is the sign that represents our material life and comforts. It is the sign of resources, currency — including money — what we value, and how we define our worth.
It’s animal and symbol is the Bull — a symbol of both agriculture and the stock market.
Taurus Attributes and Qualities
The sign of the bull is known for being a home to hard workers. It isn’t afraid to get its hands dirty with manual labor.
This is also the sign of practicality, consistency, concrete results, and common-sense.
Ruled by Venus, the planet of pleasure, relationships, art, and beauty, Taurus is known for these qualities as well. Taurus loves indulgence. It appreciates rest. It craves material security and enjoys material comfort.
Taurus is a sensual sign, in the literal meaning of the word. In Taurus we bring focus to our senses.
Taurus delights in the tangible, tactile experience.
This sign that encourages us to indulge in the pleasures that come from not only from what we can see or imagine, but even more from what we can touch, feel, smell, taste.
Taurus is also about sustainability. It’s not just about what you can do once, but what you can sustain over time. In Taurus, things move slowly. This is a sign that appreciates rest and relaxation.
This may contribute to the myth that Taurus is “lazy,” but this “laziness” is really about working smarter: Taurus doesn’t want to do work for the sake of doing work. It wants its work to have a point to it.
(4) Jupiter in Taurus Brings Blessings — But Maybe Through Discomfort
Jupiter is the “great benefic,” the planet of blessings.
It is also the planet of growth, expansion, abundance, and wisdom. It often wants us to expand beyond our comfort zone, to explore greater possibilities.
On a collective level, Jupiter will bring focus to our financial and material resources, financial markets, agriculture, and sustainability.
On a personal level, Jupiter will will bring focus to a part of your life where you want to experience growth and abundance. This will correlate to the part of your chart that contains Taurus. (You’ll need to know your natal chart for this part.)
That said, expect that the path may get uncomfortable.
Although we think of Venus and Jupiter as being very compatible, Jupiter is not a natural fit with Taurus.
Jupiter rules two mutable signs: Sagittarius, a sign known for travel and adventure, and Pisces, the sign of oneness and dissolving boundaries. Both are quite different from Taurus, a sign that’s about rooting at home and having clear boundaries.
Taurus is content to stay close to home and work the land while Jupiter wants us to expand our horizons and push our boundaries.
If we want growth, we’re going to have to get uncomfortable — something that Taurus resists with the stubbornness of a bull.
(5) Jupiter in Taurus Helps You Actually Manifest Your Big Ideas
Uranus has been uprooting the soil in Taurus since 2019, and the North Node is wrapping up an 18-month journey through the sign, seedings hunger and desire with new ideas.
These ideas may have felt too big, overwhelming, or amorphous to bring into form. They might be swirling in the air, leaving us feeling like they are forever out of reach.
Jupiter’s arrival in Taurus will help us to literally manifest these new ideas — to bring them into tangible, grounded form.
It will join with the newly-direct Mercury to help us create a specific plan for planting the seeds and tilling the soil to turn these big ideas into a crop we can eventually harvest.
(6) Jupiter in Taurus Helps You Call in Your Allies
During its transit through Taurus, Jupiter is the guest of Venus, the planet of relationships and the other benefic in the solar system.
It’s important to remember that nothing in life “manifests” on its own.
According to astrologer Chris Brennan, one of the things mentioned about Jupiter in the ancient texts is the concept of allies.
Venus is the other benefic planet, and it plays well with Jupiter.
Jupiter brings us friends and allies who can come in and give us a hand when we need it.
Jupiter wants to give us what we ask for. It’s the planet of YES.
Of course, this requires being willing to ask for help and the willingness to receive it.
(7) Jupiter’s Major Aspects in Taurus
Imagine you go to a specific vacation spot every few years. Even if you stay in the same hotel, eat at the same restaurants, and do the same activities, your experience will be different each time. Why is this? Because each time you visit, the people you meet are different.
One of the biggest factors that impacts our human experience is not just the places we hang out or travel to, but the people we meet and interact with.
As below, so above.
An important part of any planet’s transit through a sign is the planets it meets and interacts with during its journey.
Jupiter’s transit through Taurus will involve some big aspects.
Coming up within the next month:
- Jupiter will square Pluto at 0 degrees of Aquarius almost immediately after entering Taurus. (More on this tomorrow.)
- At 3 degrees of Taurus, Jupiter will conjunct the North Node.
- At 7 degrees of Taurus, Jupiter will form a helpful sextile with Saturn in Pisces.
On the horizon for 2024:
- In April 2024 we’ll get the biggest aspect: a conjunction between Uranus and Jupiter, which might just uproot whatever strands of roots those stubborn Taurus bulls are still clinging onto (speaking personally).
- In May 2024, we’ll get the best blessing of all: Jupiter conjunct Venus in Taurus, just before Jupiter departs for Gemini. This will be a reward for whatever growth we allow ourselves to experience through this transit.