JUPITER-SUN CAZIMI: What’s my PURPOSE? What am I here to do? And can you see that in my birth chart?
At today’s conjunction of Jupiter and Sun you may be asking the Big Questions, about what you’re here for, and what it’s all about.
Given the week’s odd Mars-Venus-Pluto dynamic of powerlessness/power, and feeling out of control of so many things, it’s certainly gotten me thinking about my own sense of purpose.
No one knows why we are here or what we are meant to be doing here (if they claim they do, be suspicious). Given that, your PURPOSE and MEANING can only be defined by YOU.
Here’s what I do know:
-We are here to FULFILL ourselves.
-We do this through a variety of experiences; JOY is a major motivator for fulfillment, but also sorrow, pain and loss, too.
-No two people will share the exact same Soul purpose.
-And how we define our sense of purpose and meaningful life changes with our maturity, awareness and experiences.
Here’s a story I’d like to share with you.
Earlier this week I “co-accidentally” (code for: hidden co-operators were definitely standing by) found this long lost photo taken 15 years ago at a Forrest Astrology apprenticeship retreat. Here’s the setup: You may recognize my younger self, along with the famed Steven Forrest, aptly a Sun-Jupiter born, who had just read my natal chart when he did something just magnificent.
He gave ME the mic. This wise and dignified man sat at my feet and listened to my story. He benevolently, because this is who he is, told me that he couldn’t wait to hear how I shared my voice with the world. He did this in front of all the aspiring astrologers.
It was thrilling. EMPOWERING.
(I mean, just look at that sweet face staring up at me).
…and since that day, I have authored four books and a Divination card deck.
I am thinking of this today because at various points we all need to have our FAITH renewed, in our selves, and perhaps humanity – also apart of today’s intentional configuration. Occasionally, we all need what Julia Cameron calls “Believing Mirrors”- people who remind you of who you are, and what you are capable of doing, even/especially when you forget that for yourself.
Astrology is one way to reaffirm your sense of unique purpose. When I’m asked this question, I look at three particular points in the birth chart, while knowing a) I am only getting glimpses and hints; astrology only glimpses the unfathomable mysteries and b) I am also leaving other “players” in the chart out, players that can detract from or contribute to this ultimate aim.
The Sun sign and position– your hero’s journey; the path that brings you great meaning, energy and vitality.
The MidHeaven sign and Tenth House planets– your greater contribution you can give to the world, your calling.
The North Node sign and House– your “north star’; when you stretch yourself to grow here, you feel joyful and on purpose.
-my 9th house Sun and MidHeaven are in Cancer- I have the journey and Mission of the Healer, and healers, by nature, also need healing.
-with Venus and Mercury in 10th house, I have something artistic, creative and informative to contribute to the world.
-my North Node is in the sign of Capricorn in the 3rd House: being a Voice of Authority and Teacher is my joyful, growing, edge.
Steven knew all of this. He knew my chart and gave me such a gift. He invited me onstage to share my healing story, in my voice. He also knew my heavy planetary “detractors” …and I believe he full well knew the gravitas and magic of what he was doing in that moment.
If you are ready to have your faith reaffirmed, to believe in yourself again, to receive support and encouragement, to be reminded of who you truly are, that you can do this…Well… It’s just that kind of day. It’s a day to think about and ponder what gives you a sense of meaning, and purpose, and if you need it, what might renew your faith and encourage you along in FULFILLING YOURSELF.
On that note, if you’re moved to share what brings you a sense of purpose and meaning, perhaps if only to nurture YOU, put your astrology points in the comments below …maybe we can help one another glimpse a little bit of the Mystery of Meaning and Purpose!
photo credit: David Serotikin for these pics all those years ago. And, yes, I am wearing leg warmers. You are welcome.