Jupiter in Capricorn

On December 3, 2019, Jupiter joined Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn.  It will remain there until December 18, 2020.

Jupiter is commonly seen as the planet of luck and good fortune, but it is also the planet of values and belief systems. Capricorn is a conservative sign that places value on hard work, duty, and responsibility.  This is not a sympathetic placement.  You should get what you earn, not more, not less.

The television series Shark Tank best illustrates the values of Jupiter in Capricorn.  Contestants pitch their businesses to multi-millionaire or billionaire Sharks.  The Sharks have the finances and connections to easily provide assistance, but this is no giveaway.  The Sharks take an agreed upon percentage of the business in return for investment capital and help in growing the business.  Contestants whose businesses show the best potential and current profits “get a deal.”  So, on one hand, the Sharks are lending a helping hand in what might be looked at as altruistic behavior, but on the other hand are asking the Capricorn question of “what’s in it for me?” 

While the most positive side of Jupiter here, can reflect a need to restore ethical standards in business or government, the opposite can also be true.  Since Saturn and Pluto are already in Capricorn, Jupiter’s entry here can intensify the already repressive side of these planets.  Jupiter makes things bigger, not necessarily better.

Since Jupiter is only in a sign for one year, it is hard to attribute events to Jupiter alone, but the following are highlights of past Jupiter in Capricorn cycles:

2007-2008 - global financial crisis

1996 – US became the largest arms supplier in the world.  The biggest importers were Saudi Arabia followed by Egypt and Israel.  Bill Clinton was President

China began surface to air missile testing and military exercises off the Taiwanese coast.  US responded by sending military aircraft carriers to the region.

International War Crimes Tribunal in Hague indicted Serbian General Milan Djukic


Ronald Reagan won a landslide victory for his second term as President

Social security first taxed under Ronald Reagan.  (Law passed in 1983)

Regan’s entire term of office – spread of “Reaganomics”  Belief that lower taxes on corporations and rich would lead to stronger economy for everyone (trickle-down effect)

1972 – Richard Nixon elected in landslide victory. 

Watergate break in and arrests

Nixon increased social security spending

Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973 – medical insurance agencies, hospitals, clinics and doctors could begin functioning as for-profit businesses – effective December 29, 1973

Roe vs. Wade (Uranus and Pluto were in Libra, coinciding with the feminist movement)


U-2 spy plane shot down by Soviet Air Defense Forces

Deterioration of relationship between US and Soviet Union – President Eisenhower and Nikita Khrushchev


House Un-American Activities Committee retrieves Pumpkin Papers from the farm of Whittaker Chambers (Alger Hiss trial)

President Truman’s Fair Deal (proposals to continue New Deal liberalism) mostly blocked by conservatives.  Proposals for aid to education, universal health insurance, Fair Employment Practices Commission, repeal of Taft-Hartley Act were all voted down. (The Taft-Hartley Act allows the president to appoint a board of inquiry to investigate union disputes when he believes a strike would endanger national health or safety, and obtain an 80-day injunction to stop the continuation of a strikeIt is still in effect.)


Second inauguration of President Roosevelt

Marihuana Tax Act that led to the criminalization of cannabis

Beginning of Second Sino-Japanese War

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