This week kicks off a whole new era as optimistic and enthusiastic Jupiter makes a major move! On Monday, December 2, the red-spotted giant leaves adventurous Sagittarius and your flirtatious, fun-loving fifth house and sets up shop in Capricorn and your sixth house of health, self-care and streamlined living for the next 12 months. If you’ve been thinking about making some sweeping changes in your diet, exercise regimen or overall well-being, you’ll have some serious cosmic support now. The planet of luck, growth and all things expansive only visits this sector once every 12 years, and when it arrives with a fanfare, you’ll be ready to take advantage of the positive shifts it can bring. Whether your goal is more energy and strength, a more organized life or a specific athletic competition, Jupiter will fill you with can-do spirit and carry you to the finish line (even when you want to crawl off to the sidelines). Start by getting rid of any- and everything that doesn’t support your highest intentions: Banish the junk food from your kitchen, declutter your paperwork, locate your workout clothes. By clearing the decks before you begin anything new, you’ll have a clean slate to work with and (theoretically) nothing to stand in your way. But don’t overdo it out of the gate, which Jupiter’s supersizing energy might tempt you to do. Keeping it real—and sustainable—is the name of the game over the coming year. Find recipes that excite you and support your new dietary choices. Give yourself some flexibility around the holidays, maybe following the 80-20 rule (sticking to “the plan” 80 percent of the time). Select workouts or classes you actually look forward to and can commit to showing up for regularly. The sixth house also governs your work habits, and indie-spirited Jupiter could inspire you to find alternatives to the 9-5 grind. Between now and December 19, 2020, is a perfect time to test-drive doing your own thing or being an “intrapreneur” at the office.
It still catches you off-guard (and disappoints you to the core) when you discover someone close to you has misrepresented a situation—or out-and-out lied to you. But if you’re prepared for someone to be less than totally honest, it won’t hurt so much. (Or MAYBE won’t.) This Sunday, your ruler, the veracious Sun, in your loving and self-expressive fifth house has a showdown with shadowy Neptune in your eighth house of seduction and subterfuge. While you want to believe what someone is telling you, listen to your gut, which is better at screening out the posers and charming con artists. Any pitch that comes across as slick or high-pressure is probably not legit, so strengthen your discernment filters and accept the fact that the thing that sounded too good to be true…was.