Jupiter, the planet of expansion has re-entered Taurus where it had a brief sojourn last June through October. Opportunity now comes to those able to deal with the basics, a Taurus speciality. Jupiter wants to go far, but needs to be rooted in solid values to make this combination work most effectively.
When the planet of more is in the sign of money, greed is a distinct possibility. It's appropriate to aim higher financially, but too much desire for material success can damage judgment and cloud ethics. A core issue, then, is to be clear about your values. When goals are grounded in common sense and simple decency, the chances are greater that they will be achieved.
Jupiter's reputation for generosity and optimism can mask its potentially judgmental side. Prejudice, painting everyone or everything with an overly broad brush, is a negative characteristic of this planet. Conservative Taurus and Jupiter can work to oversimplify reality and exclude uncomfortable ideas or unusual people. When something feels right it may not be right. Complacency about dealing with complex issues could prove limiting.
Expanded awareness of our bodies and the earth could be one of the benefits of this period. Major initiatives for the environment and breakthroughs in health education are possible. This, too, may be a period of time in which a vision (Jupiter) of the new economy (Taurus) can begin to take shape.
Some well known people with Jupiter in Taurus include U.S. presidents Franklin Roosevelt and John Kennedy, tennis stars Lindsay Davenport and Jennifer Capriati, artists Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, peacemakers Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, as well as Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Wynona Judd, Placido Domingo, James Joyce, Jean Paul Sartre, Richard Pryor, Fritz Perls, Keanu Reeves, Roseanne and Isabella Rossellini.