Thursday, January 31, 2013

Jupiter Direct- A Shower of Gold

Yes yes, I know. Starzina is going to have a field day with this one. But before we get into it, let me explain- Im taking the title (and image too- You wouldn't beleive what comes up when you google "Golden Shower"!) from the myth of Perseus. In the myth, the hero is born when Zeus (Jupiter) visits his mother, Danaë, who was imprisoned in a bronze box by her father because of a silly little prophecy that he would be killed by his daughters son borne by Zeus. Now Zeus really wanted some of Danaë, but since she was stuck in a box, his normal tricks wouldnt work. But then he noticed something- This box was open to the sky! Since Zeus was the God of the Heavens (sky), he sensed an opportunity. For reasons that will remain known only to him, and defying all conventional logic, Zeus decided to pay a visit to Danaë, but in the form of a shower of gold (very hard to type that with a straight face). Shortly after, Danaë becomes pregnant, as is par for the course in these types of situations. Her son, Perseus, went on to do awesome things, like slaying Medusa (who got a bad rap, but hey), defeating the Kraken (but not before it launched an absolutley wonderful line of Rum in its own name), winning the hand of Andromeda, and yes, killing his grandfather Acrisius in the kind of wacky hijinks you can only find in the ancient Greek myths.

So, now that I've explained where my head is at, you're probably wondering how in the hell Im going to tie that myth into any kind of theme whatsoever (aside from the running watersports joke), and ill admit- Its a bit flimsy, but CHALLENGE ACCEPTED (which is my usual go to for both Jupiter and Mars [and in one particularly odd instance, Uranus; But we dont talk about Mexico.]) So, what has been happening right now? Well, with Jupiter Retrograde, bonhomie, hospitality, fortune, charity and drama all get scaled way back in daily life to make way for more pressing matters, like day to day survival.

With Jupiter Direct, the party starts back up in full swing. Literally, he can shower you with good fortune and luck (not to mention pregnancy- Never let it be said that I don't warn you guys). There are caveats to that however...

1.) This is not a call back to boozing, snorting, hooking, or however you choose to do low expression of Jupiter. This is still Demolition Astro, after all.
2.) The only way to tap into the absolute awesome of Jupiter RIGHT DAMN NOW is to be able to drop everything in a picosecond.
3.) High-speed processing is the name of the game. Baggage will be unnecessary where you're going. Anything that weighs you down holds you back.

This all gets heightened later on this month, when we get treated to Mars and Venus getting up to their usual antics, Saturn taking his turn to go retrograde, and some truly freaky things happening with Uranus. Til then, we have Jupiter gaining his lost ground. Try not to get pissed on.

Gemini protip- Stay as light as possible. If you find yourself resisting a change in the winds, ask yourself why. Dont mistake routine for comfort. Keep your ears open; If you hear about a greener pasture, doesn't it at least bear a quick look?

In closing, let me leave you with this-
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” -Lao Tzu
Step Lively!-The AstroGeek


  1. "...some truly freaky things happening with Uranus..."


  2. Thats right! I hear it can take a pounding...