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Episode 46 | Podathon Day 5: Jupiter Enters the Home Stretch

046 | Podathon Day 5: Jupiter Enters the Home Stretch

Sept. 11, 2020

It’s the FIFTH AND FINAL DAY of the first annual Big Sky Astrology PODATHON! We conclude this festive, five-day event on a contemplative note, remembering the attacks of September 11, 2001. We consider the Sun’s annual opposition to Neptune and how the world has been altered since their conjunction in March; a sensitive Moon in Cancer; and Jupiter turning direct after a long retrograde sleep. Also: crab shells and possums, a good night’s sleep, the witness protection program, and why you should never ask April to do basic math on the fly.

This episode concludes a series of five daily mini-episodes in our Podathon extravaganza! How better to celebrate our childhood memories of the Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon? JOIN US for up-close-and-personal looks at each day’s aspects! THRILL to our special Podathon theme! And best of all, HEAR ABOUT all the treats and opportunities coming your way as a donor to the podcast!

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Episode links for Friday 9/11:

4:35 – Sun in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces today, emphasizing the need to balance rational intellect with faith and intuition. For our extended discussion on the Virgo/Pisces polarity, dive into our archives and revisit Episode 10, Neptune and the Zen of Groundhog Day.

5:50 – Leo and Pisces folks may feel the influence of this opposition a little stronger. Leo may feel some uncharacteristic self-doubt and be reminded that they should be a little gentler with their big paws.

7:17 – We’ve reached the halfway point of a cycle that began on March 8, 2020, when the Sun conjoined Neptune in Pisces. The future is still not crystal clear, but an opposition provides a broader perspective of where we’ve been and, hopefully, what is the best path forward.

8:20 – The Moon enters Cancer today, so to get on people’s wavelengths, talk about family, pets, and the things closest to their hearts. Others may be a bit sensitive and defensive today as the Moon squares Mercury, so choose your words carefully and avoid difficult conversations if possible for the next couple of days.

9:40 – The Moon will conjoin Uranus at 8:57 pm PDT, which can interfere with sleep. Not a bad time to pay attention to all the good advice about how to get better sleep which we typically ignore.

10:33 – The Moon’s final aspect in Cancer will be a square to Mars, so the whole time the Moon’s in this sign it’s headed toward conflict that is unavoidable but necessary.

11:45 – Jupiter will turn direct on Sep. 12 at 5:42 pm after being retrograde since May 15. Next stop: sextile Neptune in October and conjoined Pluto in November.

12:58 – Jupiter is so big that all of the other planets would fit inside of it – see this NASA graphic! And it’s not that happy in Capricorn, which we discussed way back in Episode 2, Jupiter in Capricorn: Falstaff in a Business Suit.

13:50 – Jupiter is now gearing up to finish the last of his work in Capricorn before changing signs in December. As Jupiter approaches an Aquarian conjunction with Saturn in December, there’s a general dissatisfaction about government, rules, structures, authorities, and bureaucracy. While in Capricorn, Jupiter has amplified these matters so they’re more difficult to ignore.

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2 comments to " Episode 46 | Podathon Day 5: Jupiter Enters the Home Stretch "

  • roxanne kennedy

    I loved your Podathon week! I really looked forward to listening to them at the end of my day! Thank you for sharing all your laughter & joy throughout the astrology lessons. ❤️❤️ Roxanne in LA

  • April

    Roxanne, thank you so much! 😀 We love hearing that you enjoyed the special episodes; we truly enjoying making them. Thanks for supporting us! xoxo April & Jen

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