Ask the Astrologer: Will 2011 get better?

By Christopher Renstrom

My birthday is March 3rd, 1980 and I am from Seattle, WA. I would like to know if the rest of 2011 is going to get better. This year has not been as good to me as I thought it would be. My job is stressing me out more than ever and I’m not feeling fulfilled as I once did. I would greatly appreciate your insight.

Thankfully your year improves when your Ruling Planet Jupiter enters the zodiac sign of Taurus on June 4, 2011. This will do a lot to make you feel like you’re back on solid ground financially, however you may still be grappling with some larger-than-life questions.

Jupiter is the planet of good fortune and higher purpose in Astrology. When you’re a Child of Jupiter then it is very important that you believe in what you do for a living and that you feel fulfilled both spiritually and financially. If you don’t feel that then something’s wrong and you need to change course so that you can get your life back on track.

You were born with Jupiter in Virgo which means that you have a knack for finding jobs and for making yourself indispensable in them. You may be drawn to the health or service professions or anything having to do with sales, consulting, and media. You need a lot of mental stimulus doing whatever it is you do and you would gravitate towards jobs where you are always “on the run” or have to race to meet your deadlines. The downside to this is that you can get so caught up in the job that you end up feeling like you’re a hamster on an exercise wheel where you’re running in place but getting nowhere fast. This is something that I see happen repeatedly to people whose Ruling Planets are in Virgo. They can wind up working hard at working hard with little to show for it.

You have another Ruling Planet—Neptune. If Jupiter is the planet of “what I believe” in Astrology, then Neptune is the planet of “what I yearn for”. There’s a visionary element to Neptune which is why it’s often derided for being too dreamy or “pie-in-the-sky” for its own good. But that’s because people don’t really understand the power and purpose of Neptune and now that Neptune is in its own sign again after 156 years—they will. When you’re born with Neptune in Sagittarius like you were then you really do need to feel like there’s a higher purpose to doing what you do for a living. And though it’s no fun feeling the frustration level rise like it has been doing since the start of 2011, it’s pretty clear that the planets are pushing you to make something of your dreams and to live according to your higher purpose.

This may sound a bit “out there” but being a Pisces with Jupiter in Virgo means that you have to feed your soul as well as your bank account. And the creative challenge is to find a way to do both. Like I said you’re in luck because Jupiter moves into Taurus this June and over the summer it will form a trine to your own Jupiter in Virgo. Not only will you discover an opportunity to pursue a more higher purpose driven life, but it looks there’s money in it as well.

Let yourself think big and push yourself to think outside the box as well. Focus on the words “cause”, “creativity”, and “community” and you can’t go wrong. The Stars aren’t too subtle when it comes to trying to get their message across, but I’m pretty sure they’re telling you that you’ve outgrown the life you’ve been living. It’s time to live the life you want to live; rather than the one you feel like you have to live. And there’s no better time to do that than now.

This article was originally published on May 26, 2011.