Astrology is to a large extent, the following of the Sun, Moon and inner planets as they move against the background of fixed stars and more importantly the resonances of these luminaries and inner planets against the slower moving outer planets. The interpretation is of the alignments between the fastest moving of all, the Moon, which passes through each sign in turn over a few days, and the Sun and inner planets that take by definition a month to move through each Zodiac sign, against the resonant positions of the outer planets.
Being much further from the centre of the solar system, the outer planets move through each Zodiac sign much more slowly. When an outer planet moves through the cusp of one sign and in to the neighbouring sign, it is an event that we all must make a note of, not just the signs experiencing the transit or the ruling sign of the planet in question.
On June 26th 2013 Jupiter moves through the cusp from Gemini in to Cancer. Jupiter spends approximately one full year inside each Zodiac sign in turn, and is actually the fastest moving of the outer planets. The position of Jupiter, the King of Planets, in a particular Zodiac sign can for many of us set the trend for the next 12 months ahead.
Jupiter itself is the planet of prosperity but also of authority and law making. When Jupiter moves in to Cancer the most important aspects are to do with your home life and stability in the face of adversity. There is a tendency for those who are attuned to Jupiter in Cancer, especially Sagittarius and Cancer themselves to withdraw back from others and seek more times of solitude.
Overall the effect of Jupiter in Cancer on all Zodiac signs is not the most positive of planetary moves. For the next 12 months there will be more strained communications between many people, a tendency not to see the other person’s point of view, and a need to protect what we already have rather than expending in to new areas of expansion. If you are a person who feels the effects of Jupiter you must guard against the negative aspects and do your best to overcome any need to hide yourself away. As with many different aspects of life a negative trend brings with it an opportunity for all Zodiac signs to break the cycle and make the most of the opportunity this presents. Sagittarius and Cancer especially should go out and seek new experiences and meet new people, even when the urge to stay at home is so strong.