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Jupiter-Neptune Sextile Stories

I read a post recently from financial astrologer Gabriella Mittelman, who was commenting about the upcoming Jupiter-Neptune sextile series and its potential impact on the markets.

Gaby Mittelman Jupiter-Neptune Sextile
Financial astrologer Gaby Mittelman is looking into the effects of Jupiter-Neptune sextile alignments.

“I am looking further up into the sky, and I see that we will have a Jupiter in Capricorn 60° Neptune in Pisces,” she noted.

“I am running TS to see when did this happen before? It will take a long time, since I am searching from year 1000- 2030.”

Jupiter-Neptune Sextile Series

That’s an interesting astrological search. Based on Gaby’s question, I decided to scan for some historical perspectives.

Here are some notes on what I’ve come up with.

While Jupiter-Neptune 60-degree alignments aren’t terribly rare in and of themselves, the times when they occur with Jupiter in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces are much more infrequent.

Those alignments only have every 166 years.

Because Jupiter moves more rapidly than Neptune, Jupiter-Neptune sextile events are all waning sextiles, with Jupiter closing in on an upcoming conjunction with Neptune.

Waxing sextiles, on the other hand, have Jupiter separating from a conjunction with Neptune, and thus ahead of it in the zodiac.

Jupiter-Neptune Sextile Events in 2020

We’ll be getting three of these alignments this year.

The first is just ahead of us, on February 20. Jupiter and Neptune will both be in direct motion.

Jupiter and Neptune will both be retrograde on July 27. That’s when the second alignment will occur this year.

Finally on October 12, 2020, we’ll get the final Jupiter-Neptune sextile for the year. When that happens, Jupiter will have returned to direct motion. But Neptune will still be retrograde.

Historical Details

The last time we saw this pattern was in January 1854.

In digging into the background with alignment, I found 20 examples of sextiles with Jupiter in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces between the years 500 CE and 2500 CE.

I compiled all the data into a detailed report, with the dates, times, and zodiacal positions for all the events in this extended series.

CLICK HERE to download a free copy.

When you get your copy of the report, you’ll see at a glance the cycles and rhythms evident in the relationship between these two planets.

But as you look at it, pay particular attention to the event that took place in the year 1202.

On February 2, 1202, Jupiter and Neptune were not only exactly 60 degrees apart. They zodiacal degrees of their alignment in 2020.

That’s an important correspondence for a number of reasons. One of them is an event that happened in 1202.

That was the year that Leonardo da Pisa published his breakthrough book, Liber Abaci. It transformed modern mathematics by introducing the use of Arabic numerals as substitutes for Roman numerals in calculations. It also introduced the zero to the western world.

By the way, you may know of Leonardo da Pisa by his more popular nickname – Leonardo Fibonacci. He was also the one who discovered the Fibonacci ratios that are so important in our market calculations today.