Goethe's Final Words, More Light: Jupiter In Libra


This morning Jupiter changes signs after having spent a full year in the sign of Virgo. I keep imagining Jupiter, after a long hermitage in heady Virgo saying that it is time to lighten up.

Jupiter the great expander seeks to enhance Libra and what Libra rules: beauty, relationships, values, balance, symmetry, support and love. We will want to check our charts for planetary points in Libra for specific information about how Jupiter in Libra will work for us individually. 

This foray into Libra will have us cruising a Dionysian playground. Life is good is the motto. We will drink well, live well, spend well. Luxury is a Libra staple. Venus (Ruler of Libra) wants to make love to beauty in all its forms.

Getting lost in surface beauty is not all Libra, however. In the words of miss Emily D: there's a certain slant of light.

Libra-light propels us toward balance and symmetry. Light becomes the metaphor. To bend toward the light is to bend toward something real. Chris Stevens from the early 90's T.V. show Northern Exposure said it this way: 

Goethe's final words: "More light." Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that's been our unifying cry: "More light." Sunlight. Torchlight. Candlight. Neon. Incandescent. Lights that banish the darkness from our caves, to illuminate our roads, the insides of our refrigerators. Big floods for the night games at Soldier's field. Little tiny flashlight for those books we read under the covers when we're supposed to be asleep. Light is more than watts and footcandles. Light is metaphor. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Lead, Kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom Lead Thou me on! The night is dark, and I am far from home- Lead Thou me on! Arise, shine, for thy light has come. Light is knowledge. Light is life. Light is light.

Questions for you: In what way's can you create more light in your life? What lights you up? Who lights you up? Where are you thinking too darkly? If you could lighten up in some area of your life that would prove nutritious for you what would it be? Where are you lighting the way for others? Who lights the way for you?