WHAT IS MY LIFE PURPOSE?

by | Mar 4, 2022 | Astrology & Magic Making, Astrology In Daily Life, Jupiter | 37 comments

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.
 
For instance:
 
-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.

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37 Comments

  1. Ris

    Oh how exciting. This is exactly where I am right now. I *think* I’m inching closer to getting a l’il of that life purpose, but a little unsure, so I’d welcome your reflection with me.

    My sun is in gemini, in the twelfth house and conjunct my ascendant and conjunct saturn (saturn is in the first). All of this is opposite neptune on my desc – so all this feels a bit upside down and muddled, like I somehow drive with one foot on the brake!

    My MC is just in Aquarius at 2 degrees and I have an empty tenth house. I guess my Aquarius means contributing to humanity? I definitely feel a need to do that, but on a 1-2-1 basis, not a big group.

    North node is like yours, in Capricorn. Mine is in the ninth house. I’m aware of a desire to ‘run home and hide’ that plays out; like I’m not ready to move away from my south node and grow up yet…

    Here’s where I get stuck in putting all that together…

    Thanks for the invitation to play!

  2. Diana Milan

    Sun in Aries in the 3rd house
    Libra on the MC with Neptune/South Node conjunct from the 9th house
    North Node in Aries in the 3rd house

  3. Susie Laverty

    Capricorn Sun in 2nd.
    North Node in Taurus in 5th.
    Mid heaven Virgo.
    Moon Neptune conjunction in 10th house.

  4. Sondra

    Thank you Thank you so much for all that you do and share Thank you for your time and attention Thank you
    Me:
    Sun 29degrees 6 house cancer
    North node 26 degree 8 house libra loosely conjunct 23 degree Moon & Jupiter
    MC 0 degree sag AC 3 degree Aquarius

  5. Jessica

    Hi Ris,
    The Sun sign and position- your hero’s journey; the path that brings you great meaning, energy and vitality.
    You have the journey of listening, learning, teaching in SPIRITUAL/INNER REALMS (lets underscore this with that Neptune!) and developing authority/leadership (Saturn) surrounding this holy task of inner listening.
    The MidHeaven sign and Tenth House planets- your greater contribution you can give to the world, your calling.
    Your contribution is being Authentic -true to YOU. No matter scale or size, this AFFECTS ALL!
    The North Node sign and House- your “north star’; when you stretch yourself to grow here, you feel joyful and on purpose.
    You stretch yourself and experience true JOY by stepping into your authority in the 9th house arenas of publishing, and expanding the higher mind.

    how’s that for a start? You can keep playing with it…
    xx Jessica

  6. Jessica

    Hi Diana,

    The Sun sign and position- your hero’s journey; the path that brings you great meaning, energy and vitality.
    Your journey is to have a variety of learning/teaching experiences involving developing your courage, honesty and warrior Spirit.
    The MidHeaven sign and Tenth House planets- your greater contribution you can give to the world, your calling.
    Your contribution is to demonstrate peacefulness, and to surrender ideas of ambition and status in favor of Presence & Real Joy.
    The North Node sign and House- your “north star’; when you stretch yourself to grow here, you feel joyful and on purpose.
    You stretch yourself and experience true JOY by making self-ish choices that pull on all your courage and honesty. You do this in communication, teaching, and everyday interactions.

    Does it resonate?
    xx Jessica

  7. Jessica

    Hi Sondra,

    The Sun sign and position- your hero’s journey; the path that brings you great meaning, energy and vitality.
    Your hero’s journey is to heal and be a true Healer in the areas of service, health and self-purification.
    The MidHeaven sign and Tenth House planets- your greater contribution you can give to the world, your calling.
    Your contribution to the world is to demonstrate to us how to be expansive and ENOUGH just as we are. (unsure about the AC you mention?)
    You stretch yourself and experience true JOY through democratic relationships based on reciprocity and mutual respect which allows you to relax into that beautiful sense of possibility and positivity you have– giving you real emotional well-being (yay Moon-Jupiter!)

    xx Jessica

  8. Jessica

    Hi Susie,

    The Sun sign and position- your hero’s journey; the path that brings you great meaning, energy and vitality.
    Your hero’s journey is to take this risk: trust yourself enough to step into your Authority in the world.
    The MidHeaven sign and Tenth House planets- your greater contribution you can give to the world, your calling.
    You can make a contribution to the world with your technical precision and immaculate standards – as a Healer and Visionary (Moon, Neptune).
    The North Node sign and House- your “north star’; when you stretch yourself to grow here, you feel joyful and on purpose.
    You stretch yourself and experience true JOY by being spontaneous, playful and creative with others, and sharing your Art/Self with the world in physical and sensual ways.

    xx Jessica

  9. Maria

    Brought me to tears.

  10. Maria

    Sun 23 Aries fourth house.
    North Node 23 Leo eighth house exact conjunctio Chiron
    MC 21 Libra

    XX Maria

  11. Regina

    This is such a timely message! I’ve been feeling so restless lately, knowing that there needs to be more in my life. I had a dream last night where I realized that what I was currently doing was not what I wanted to do, that I could choose something different, but I was so lost and confused and frustrated and I couldn’t find my way. (There was a lot more weird dream detail, but that was the gist of it.)

    My sun is in the 8th house in Aquarius (conjunct Moon & Venus).
    My MC is Aries, with Chiron conjunct it in the 9th house & Mars conjunct it in the 10th house.
    I also have Saturn in the 10th, but it’s in Taurus.
    North Node is in Pisces in the 9th house.

  12. Susan

    Hello, Jessica. 7th house 1° Gemini Sun; stellium of Moon, Mercury, Venus & Jupiter in Taurus in the 6th; Virgo also prominent on midheaven; Saturn in Libra in the 10th; North Node in Aquarius in the 3rd. Soooo much service to everyone but moi…
    Getting long-in-the-proverbial-tooth & attempting changing that… ?

  13. Susie

    Hi Jessica
    Thank you so, so much xx I really appreciate your comments. I just burst into tears as I read the first bit about stepping into my authority. I know that inside but spend all my time helping others and putting them before me to my extreme detriment, both physically and emotionally. As I read your words I realised I feel very small and diminished, I even walk about with rounded shoulders and bent head. I feel like no one really. I was always made to feel that I must achieve academically in order to impress my Father and get his appreciation. Love doesn’t actually seem to figure here, although he looked after me well physically. My Mother was very caring but a bit distant and did as he said. I have since played out this scenario many times trying to impress other men, sometimes with unfortunate results. As for the healing and clairvoyance and art I am doing all those things but they get squashed in as and when I have time. Thank you again. No need to comment I just wanted you to know how insightful you are at seeing these things and choosing the right words to share them. You are indeed a very special person. Bless you! S xx

  14. Diana Milan

    Hi Jessica. Your comments were so helpful & insightful. Thank you so very much!

  15. Chris H

    Hi Jessica,
    Hope it’s not too late to join in~

    Sun conjunct Mercury in 5th house both in Gemini

    Scorpio Midheaven with 10th house Ceres (conjunct MH) and Jupiter, Neptune is conjunct MH from 9th house and all in Scorpio & retrograde

    9th house North Node retrograde and tightly conjunct Juno & Pallas, all in sign of Libra intercepted.
    (Many years ago when I attended classes of like minded people to expand my higher mind, I would always cry on the drive home feeling so fortunate and fulfilled by the experience as I was the often the odd one due to my interests and so seldom felt understood.)

    Thank you for all you do Jessica~

  16. Jessica

    Hi Maria,
    The Sun sign and position– your hero’s journey; the path that brings you great meaning, energy and vitality.
    Your journey is being a courageous heroine in your psyche and imagination – which by nature includes having intensely personal, meaningful, victories.
    The MidHeaven sign and Tenth House planets– your greater contribution you can give to the world, your calling.
    Your contribution is to be an Artist in all that you do – we need to experience/see your grace, artistry and relational diplomacy.
    The North Node sign and House– your “north star’; when you stretch yourself to grow here, you feel joyful and on purpose.
    Risking yourself enough to play, be lighthearted, trust and fall in love again, despite having been hurt/betrayed, is your joyful, growing edge.

    love,
    Jessica

  17. Jessica

    Aloha, Regina!

    The Sun sign and position– your hero’s journey; the path that brings you great meaning, energy and vitality.
    Your journey is to offer your Authentic Self, your caring and relational gifts, in the psychologically complex realms of intimacy.
    The MidHeaven sign and Tenth House planets– your greater contribution you can give to the world, your calling.
    The world needs your leadership and courage surrounding all the ways you have learned to heal yourself. Do this and we see you as a teacher and authority.
    The North Node sign and House– your “north star’; when you stretch yourself to grow here, you feel joyful and on purpose.
    Surrendering to the numinous, and weaving a meaningful and wise life philosophy, offers you great joy, purpose and growth.

    xx
    Jessica

  18. Jessica

    Hi Chris! You are welcome – and thank you for saying so 🙂

    The Sun sign and position– your hero’s journey; the path that brings you great meaning, energy and vitality.
    Your heroine’s journey is to be a student of life; to have a diversity of spontaneous learning experiences through creative hobbies, making art, children, falling in love.
    The MidHeaven sign and Tenth House planets– your greater contribution you can give to the world, your calling.
    The world needs your honesty, intensity and psychological perceptiveness – especially surrounding Ceres type experiences of loss, cycles, change. And there’s a lot of energy here for you to share with us (more planets=more energy)!
    The North Node sign and House– your “north star’; when you stretch yourself to grow here, you feel joyful and on purpose.
    Exploring the differences, diversity, of life and weaving together a balanced life philosophy… brings you growth experiences and joy.

  19. Jessica

    Bless you, Susie. Thank you for sharing. I appreciate YOU!

  20. Regina

    Thank you, Jessica! That all makes so much sense. Some of it makes me a little uncomfortable, but that’s because I know it’s the truth, and it’s asking me to step up and out of my comfort zone.
    Thank you again!

  21. Chris H

    Thank you Jessica very much!!
    What a great learning experience this is just reading all these. I started studying Astrology in my late 20s but struggled with absorbing and retaining it after getting Fibromyalgia. Thank you for explaining Ceres on my MH as I’ve wondered about that for years. My natal moon is at 345 degrees (balsamic phase) that I’ve read means “The sharing of essential knowledge is your purpose” which fits with what you stated about my MH…as it should be, right?
    Deepest Thanks~

  22. Kathleen

    Sun in Sag, 3rd house
    Midheaven Sign: Cancer
    10th House Uranus in Leo
    North Node in Scorpio, 2nd House, conjunct Venus

    Thank you, Jessica, for this most generous and kind offer!

  23. Jessica

    Hi Kathleen,
    You are welcome!

    The Sun sign and position– your hero’s journey; the path that brings you great meaning, energy and vitality.
    Your journey is to expand your sense of meaning and purpose through mundane, everyday, encounters and connections.
    The MidHeaven sign and Tenth House planets– your greater contribution you can give to the world, your calling.
    By demonstrating it, you awaken us to the artistry, charisma and strength inherent to authentic self-expression!
    The North Node sign and House– your “north star’; when you stretch yourself to grow here, you feel joyful and on purpose.
    You stretch yourself and joyfully grow when you risk: compassionately speaking the Truth about taboo issues and topics that make others uncomfortable to talk about/share. You do this with charm, grace– which puts others at ease.

  24. Kathleen

    Such a wonderful reading, Jessica! Thank you from my heart. I am so grateful!

  25. Ellie

    Hi Jessica, I hope it’s not too late to join in on the purpose party!

    Thank you for such a kind offering – your writing about your 12th house Saturn transits that I discovered back in 2015 when Saturn was transiting my 12th house….literally saved my life…I can’t thank you enough for the work you do.

    My sun is in Sagittarius – 12th house
    Midheaven Sign: Scorpio
    10th House: Mars, Venus and Jupiter in Scorpio
    North Node in Aquarius, 2nd House

    Thank you 🙂 <3

  26. Jana

    Hi Jessica,

    I have Cancer sun (along with Mercury in Gemini) in the 12th house.

    Aries on the midheaven with no 10th house planets.

    North Node in Scorpio in the 5th.

    Please help..for the last 18 years I have worked in a busy ER which I think reflects my sun placement HOWEVER I want to explore the north node Scorpio. After the last few years I am so burnt out and have no joy in my life. How can I change direction? I feel I have paid my dues to that 12th house.

  27. Jessica

    Mahalo Ellie – what a wonderful thing to hear! No, you are not too late for the purpose party lol.
    The Sun sign and position– your hero’s journey; the path that brings you great meaning, energy and vitality.
    Your journey is to expand your consciousness through meaningful encounters with stillness and inwardness.
    The MidHeaven sign and Tenth House planets– your greater contribution you can give to the world, your calling.
    We need the way you show us how to transmute and transform our emotions -you demonstrate this through your passion, vision and art.
    The North Node sign and House– your “north star’; when you stretch yourself to grow here, you feel joyful and on purpose.
    You joyfully stretch yourself by not catering to public opinion, and unapologetically risking to be exactly who you are.

    xx
    Jessica

  28. Jessica

    Aloha, Jana.
    The Sun sign and position– your hero’s journey; the path that brings you great meaning, energy and vitality.
    Your journey is to heal, and offer your healing as a healer, without becoming a martyr or falling victim to self-sacrifice.
    The MidHeaven sign and Tenth House planets– your greater contribution you can give to the world, your calling.
    The world needs you to demonstrate independence, courage and some enlightened selfishness! 🙂
    The North Node sign and House– your “north star’; when you stretch yourself to grow here, you feel joyful and on purpose.
    You feel joyfully stretched and you grow when you risk following your intense emotional/sexual urges toward creative expression, art-making, having fun, and falling in love.
    xx
    Jessica

  29. Jeri B

    Sun in Virgo 15′, 7th house
    Midheaven in Sagittarius (16° Sag 10′) 10th House
    No planets in the 10th House (Sag)
    NN in Capricorn, 11th House
    Thank you! ?

    What a wonderful and inspiring story! “Believing Mirrors” I love that! So true how that can change everything. Also, funny thing, I had a dream about Jupiter and an astrologer I know on the exact morning of the Sun-Jupiter Cazimi (I didn’t know the Cazimi was happening but I guess my psyche did). It was his car and he needed me to bring him the book or magazine about Jupiter so I was attempting to deliver it. The car was hybrid and kept stalling out on me. I don’t quite know what to make of the dream except it has something to do with how I’m moving through life and how my life force energy is so often stalled and how I feel life is totally paradoxical and I’m “caught” in the middle not knowing how to keep moving. Anyway. I have followed you for a long time and love your work! I got a Moon (n Cap) report from you years ago…I need to dig it out again! Just ordered your Asteroid report. Big stellium of transits in the 12th house now – (where my moon and Chiron live) and 5 planets transiting in the 1st house (no planets in the 1st house, Pisces intercepted at 0′) Really feeling lost these days. Deep depression and inertia. Have felt lost for a long time actually; just more lost now with the 12th house energy being amplified.

  30. Jana Freeman

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    I so enjoy your books and blogs, and your words of wisdom and encouragement have helped me so much on my journey. And your response makes me feel it’s never too late to take my life in a new direction.

    Many, many blessings to you !

  31. Jessica

    I LOVE THIS!!!…you are welcome, Jana! xx

  32. Jessica

    Aloha, Jeri!
    The Sun sign and position– your hero’s journey; the path that brings you great meaning, energy and vitality.
    Your journey is to embody service and dedication to ongoing growth in committed relationship — without holding standards that criticize, shame or judge, or turning relationship into a critical battlefield (instead of joy filled union). Other people light up your life!
    The MidHeaven sign and Tenth House planets– your greater contribution you can give to the world, your calling.
    Through your innate optimism you show us how to expand our horizons and change our perspective.
    The North Node sign and House– your “north star’; when you stretch yourself to grow here, you feel joyful and on purpose.
    You feel joyful and you purposefully grow when you share your authority in groups, and when you make a 1, 5, 10 year future plan and do what it takes to achieve it.
    xx
    Jessica

  33. Jeri B

    Thank you so much, Jessica! This is amazing and inspiring! Lots to ponder! I’m really connecting with your blogs and writings of late. I’m needing clarity and guidance more now than ever. I may be reaching out for a private reading sometime soon. I so appreciate your generosity in offering this. Blessings and Love to you!

  34. Ellie

    Thank you so much Jessica!

    Your answer resonated and left me feeling a deeper connection to my 12th house Sun purpose which I could never quite understand because it has always left me feeling confused about any purpose I might have in life – that house had all but drowned out alot of clarity for me…

    My studying astrology the last few years has definitely helped in formulating more of an objective understanding of the 12th. I’ve always been received as a bit ‘different’… quiet, like my solitude and not quite fitting in anywhere…it’s taken me to my later years to have a better understanding of the gifts that the 12th house has for those of us who have planets inhabiting it.

    And my Scorpio stellium in the 10th house has always felt powerful but I was never sure how that was to be applied in my life/work, and it was so lovely that you saw that about my vision around my art!

    I’ve been embracing life in a brand new way of late and your guidance definitely leaves me feeling like I’m on the right track!

  35. Anna

    What a beautiful and powerful gift! This truly resonates with me and I would love to read what you might say about my points. The shroud around my purpose shimmers and clears from time to time, the moments of clarity becoming more and more frequent. Yet still, it’s a mystery.
    My sun is in Scorpio – 12th house
    Midheaven Sign: Virgo
    10th House: No planets – but blend of signs half Virgo, half Libra
    North Node in Leo, 9th House
    Thank you for sharing your gifts!

  36. Jessica

    Hi Anna,
    Thank you for your kind words 🙂

    The Sun sign and position– your hero’s journey; the path that brings you great meaning, energy and vitality.
    Your hero’s journey is receiving Truth and releasing what’s untrue… in the Infinite moments of stillness and Presence.
    The MidHeaven sign and Tenth House planets– your greater contribution you can give to the world, your calling.
    Your contribution to the world is to be helpful, and joyful, about whatever it is you feel called to offer in any given moment.
    The North Node sign and House– your “north star’; when you stretch yourself to grow here, you feel joyful and on purpose.
    Your joyful growing edge is sharing your creativity and love for life in a personally meaningful way.

    xx
    Jessica

  37. Anita Hovey

    Hi Jessica-Always last one to show up at a party. I’ve really been enjoying your Divination Deck so thank you for that! It always gives me an insightful answer to my question.
    I am a 5th House Sun in Sadge, Taurus MC conjunct Jupiter, North Node in Aquarius in the 6th House Conjunct Mars.
    Thank you also so much for taking the time to do theses readings.
    Anita

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