Christians celebrate Christmas or the birth of Christ on December 25 but that particular event was heralded by the spectacular conjunction of Venus and Jupiter which at this time – for the first time in 2000 years is occurring again right now. This is none other than the Star of Bethlehem followed by the three wise astrologers who eventually made their way to the manger according to biblical stories, making offerings of gold, gems, frankincense and myrrh to the new-born King. Although these two celestial bodies are planets this merger is termed a superstar!
This conjunction is still happening in the heavens right now and astrologically is one of the most beneficial of planetary duos. It’s regarded as a fortunate configuration because Jupiter and Venus are considered the greater benefics amongst the planets. As this spectacular conjunction brightens the skies over these few days it points to what part of life is lucky for each and every one of us. It indicates where we can focus our attention with love, creativity and openness to attract not only material wealth but spiritual benefits as well.
Depending on your Sun sign, the Star of Bethlehem will light up your chart in the specific house or direction giving you clear messages as to where your good fortune may occur now.
Aries, there’s no time to waste especially in your professional arena where you can experience upliftment of your status and financial circumstances. Don’t be afraid to expand into those areas that you feel love, passion and connectedness with the work that you do. This is an especially lucky period for you and it would be a shame for you to miss the chance to do the best you can with what life and karma offer you now.
Taurus, you generally enjoy home and family life but this rare combination of planets indicates your domestic sphere should be one that offers you heightened happiness and good fortune now. As well some of you have the opportunity to acquire property, cars and other fixed assets which in the long term will provide you that additional security the Taurean Bull needs and craves.
Gemini, as this wondrous superstar brightens your third house of communications, the flavour of your Gemini Sun sign will reach epic proportions especially with your ruling planet Mercury now also in your Sun sign. This combined influence of Mercury, Venus and Jupiter is spectacular and will give you an awesome sense of command over language, the ability to persuade others and to contractually come out on top. Now you will feel clear and decision-making should be an enjoyable experience with positive outcomes.
Cancer, don’t be afraid to use this Star of Bethlehem energy to attract gifts, goodwill and an enhanced ability to earn money, win favours from others and to step up your material gains. You could feel secure now but by the same token be careful that you share a little of your good fortune with others as this will enhance your karma and keep the good luck wheel spinning for everyone not only yourself. Family affairs will also provide you comfort and happiness now.
Leo, you are dazzlingly beautiful now with this Venus and Jupiter conjunction still spending time in your Sun sign. Others will gravitate towards you and your feelings of generosity and kindness will attract a great deal of luck to you. You are your own best asset at this time and this planetary combo is channelling huge amounts of pure, loving, spiritual energy through you and around to your environment. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want as your irresistible charm will hypnotise others.
Virgo, the Star of Bethlehem has a unique significance for you as Virgo is the sign of the virgin and according to Christian tradition mother Mary was indeed a virgin. This Venus and Jupiter conjunction in your 12th house signifies an amazing upswing in spiritual energy, the desire and opportunity to charitably help others less fortunate than yourself. By using these powers now and rendering service, selfless assistance to those less fortunate, your karma will increase a thousand times for the better.
Libra, expansion, beauty and social interactions highlight this magnificent conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, otherwise known as the Star of Bethlehem, in your 11th house of friendships and business profits. You are lucky now in any sort of business you attempt and have the assistance and moral support of friends and family. Something at this time will be fulfilled, perhaps a lifelong desire. Dare to dream, to feel confident that the Universe will provide – and it will be so.
Scorpio, throughout this cycle a breakthrough can occur, and you are lucky with an unexpected opening that you’ve sensed for some time arriving. Miraculously the problems you’ve had especially in your professional life will start to lift and you can feel it palpably. Now is the time to ask for favours from your employer, and confidently request extra money. It’s also appropriate to acknowledge your own inner power and abilities. You can easily go for that coveted position and come out a successful winner.
Sagittarius, your understanding of things is opening up; you’re expanding your higher mind and consciousness to understand the deeper mysteries of life. You also have a natural affinity with legal matters and if you’ve been bogged down in some sort of controversial issue, court case or bureaucratic red tape you can breathe a sigh of relief as this conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, like twin guardian angels, easily removes these obstructions from your life. For those of you on the spiritual path you could meet a mentor or guru who can who can help you move to the next stage of your development.
Capricorn, luck may arrive from unexpected quarters and perhaps even those areas in life that are somewhat taboo. Issues of shared money, debts owed to you, long-awaited taxation checks and even lotteries or inheritances are the highlights of this wondrous Venus and Jupiter conjunction which is termed the Star of Bethlehem. The full moon in your Sun sign is also a powerful testimony of good fortune from others and if you’re looking for seed funding for a business project or thinking of going into partnership with someone to increase your income now is the time to do it as you do have luck on your side.
Aquarius, your committed relationships, marriage and business partnerships too are extraordinarily lucky now. The love and respect that may have been waning in your romantic affairs is restored and there’s a new lease of life and level of intimacy that is especially endearing. Communication between you and your partner will reach a pinnacle and so this is a very favourable period in your life. The current full moon in your 12th house indicates a need to share your love in a quiet environment without the interference of others
Pisces, by serving others you may have already learned that fortune will tend to favour you as a result. Excellent opportunities arise as a result of the Venus and Jupiter conjunction in your sixth house of workplace activities and service. If you happen to be an employer, hiring good staff now will also be a feature of this very rare planetary combination. Do be careful not to overspend as credit cards can be also tempting under this generous conjunction. Give what you can afford and remember that the spirit in which you give is also representative of your wealth and good fortune.
Dadhichi Toth, is one of Australia’s most respected astrologers and face readers and is also the founder and CEO of www.astrology.com.au. Having 32 years practical experience in the field with more than 10,000 personal consultations to his credit — including celebrity, corporate and political clientele — Dadhichi is also an author having written the annual best selling Astrology Forecast series for Harlequin Mills and Boon for nine years. Dadhichi can be contacted here [email protected]