Jupiter in Gemini: on Hyper-meaning & Meaninglessness

Jupiter entered Gemini on May 25, 2024 and will stay in this sign until June 9, 2025. For today I want to introduce the archetype of Jupiter in Gemini itself and just answer a simple question – “what is Jupiter in Gemini like?” – before addressing Jupiter’s contacts to other planets during the transit or the other transitions that will occur during this time (like Saturn and Neptune leaving Pisces and entering Aries) in future updates.

As an overview, Jupiter in Gemini highlights adventures of mutating and bending reality as we learn new and apparently random things. Have you noticed how when you learn a new word, you start hearing it everywhere? Was it always around and you just didn’t have the ears to hear it — or did reality itself bend to match your new knowledge? Did you enter a different timeline? I know some rational types like to think the first option is true and sensible, but synchronicity and the force of participation/relationship in the cosmos is also a real thing so maybe reality does bend as we learn and change?

In curated stories (as opposed to the ‘wild’ stories in real life) like in films, you’ll notice that information is rarely dropped in the story for it to not be picked up later: each piece of information becomes relevant set-up or foreshadowing. In life, information is not always that tight and relevant, and extreme lack of discernment about what random information is “meaningful” can create profound mental distress (delusion, psychosis, inflation, mental splitting, etc.). but when Jupiter is in Gemini we might do a double-take of what randomness is meaningful. This is the gift and also the challenge of the transit: a question between information and meaning. Which random factoids are clues o a greater adventure, and which aren’t? Where do we go to excess picking up random information that has no real connection to our purpose or what serves… versus where do we have to trust that research rabbit holes that compel us are surprise clues to an unfolding adventure we are just beginning to sense the shape of?

Often, people who work with divination or omens regularly know what I’m talking about here. There is an art to being able to read the signs. Jupiter in Gemini gives us a lot of signs to choose from and so we have to become more nimble and skilled at how we read life.

Let’s introduce Jupiter & Gemini and put them together to break it down more.

But first —

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Jupiter is seen by the ancients as a “benefic” planet, specifically the greater benefic among him and Venus. Jupiter is connected to good fortune, luck, and opportunity. You can think of how opportunity affords us an expanded or larger life: how education or a direct experience expands our sense of the world, how receiving invitations opens doors to new experiences or social circles, how a direct spiritual experience expands our connection to God, and so on.

Jupiter is connected to truth, as well as philosophies or worldviews. Philosophies and worldviews can be cultural, governmental, familial, social, scientific, legal, religious, mystical. They are broader ways of seeing the world and explaining the principles by which that world works. Jupiter is connected to learning, and paths of learning, wherever we do so – in social/educational settings and through life/God/Source more directly. However the set of beliefs and principles we work with inform what kind of social/mystical experience we have and so our systems of belief often have away of reinforcing themselves. Opinions and righteousness can run strong with Jupiter.

Jupiter magnifies and expands what it touches, which can increase the good (also to a point of excess) as well as dramatize the rest. Truth feels good, and it can also hurt. Sometimes when an area of our life passes under Jupiter’s expanding influence, both its distortions and wisdoms are revealed. It’s like a “blow up to breakthrough” phenomenon.

Jupiter is also a force that lightens our burdens and reduces obstacles. Gifted money may prevent us from having to do the labors to ‘earn’ the money otherwise. A friend giving us catalyzing advice during a difficult time might prevent us from having to loop around in our own blindspots for longer than if the friend had not offered their sight. While Jupiter has its confronting side (with the Truth), it exalts traditionally in Cancer which I think highlights its nurturing, life-giving side and the way that knowledge and wisdom can nourish us and help us grow.

Gemini is a mutable air sign and one of the two signs ruled by Mercury (alongside Virgo). Gemini is esoterically connected to the magician archetype. It is connected to communication and language and the sense that “spells” are being cast all of the time with our thoughts and words. There is a general cleverness to this sign that is often found in individuals under it – Gemini possesses an ability to quickly mutate in response to stimuli, i.e. to be quick-witted and able to roll with changes.

Gemini is also concerned with collecting and connecting information. It has a pollinator energy and is very social. You will see Gemini-influenced people not just be writers, journalists, skilled communicators, etc. but also people technically proficient in fields like data science, computer science, or just about any skillset that is a language that one can be fluent in.

Gemini is often critiqued most for its “two-faced” duplicitous side – the chameleon who can present as different people in different environments and social settings. This is quite different than Jupiter’s inherent nature in one of the signs it rules, Sagittarius, who can be concerned with the capital T Truth and is willing to die on the hill of that Truth. Gemini would sooner say what is most effective in the moment to dodge being pinned down. Gemini would sooner poke apart an argument and ask annoying “but why?” questions to the priest who is encouraging one to “just believe and have faith”. Gemini is how we speak differently to different people, instead of having one solid identity that we bring everywhere we go. Before assuming it’s just Geminis who do this, we have to look at where we compartmentalize part of our identities and share some parts of us one place, and other parts of us in other places. When is this socially reasonable? When is it a crisis of identity and truth? And before we assume it’s only a Gemini problem, you can also imagine the person who is staunchly themselves everywhere and how rather than slipping in and out of various settings quietly or without friction, they are getting in arguments or having some drama everywhere because they don’t speak the same ‘language’ as their peers and they refuse to.

Gemini’s genius also runs in their ability to read the room and curate messages to appeal to whoever. This is the art of persuasion and advertising.

Gemini’s ability to consider multiple, really infinite perspectives, is its gift and also much of the source of what maddens some people about this sign. It is also confronting for people who are in rigid positions themselves to confront the unwieldy, unpinnable energy of Gemini. 

This should be enough for now, to start us off with reflecting on what Jupiter in Gemini is like. Some thoughts:


Jupiter in Gemini brings auspicious energy into our lives through our willingness to learn about new things, take new pathways (geographically and figuratively), and research things out of curiosity without really having a big deep “why” as to the nature of the rabbit hole.

People who become too focused, narrow, or obsessive about their particular interest, who specialize, face limits in their ability to have conversations with people. Don’t I know, as an astrologer? In social situations, it is really not always charming if I connect everything people are saying back to astrological archetypes even though I could if I indulged myself. It annoys people! Gemini is about having more eclectic range and interests and the ability to easily get on the same page as other people, and to banter.

However, focus and specificity does have a way of guiding people. Jupiter in Gemini may confront us with seeing where research and collecting more information continues to be expansive or meaningful in some way, or if we are avoiding life and staying at a more superficial level by constantly flitting from one thing to the next. We may also be more pressed to consider if the data streams and media streams we are plugged into are facilitating any real purpose in our lives.


Jupiter is about meaning and God speaking directly to us. Some people do not engage this conversation with God directly due to a belief that they must have an intermediary like a priest, psychic, channel, teacher, etc. (Which is Mercurial actually!) While we do consult guides to get in contact with something beyond – to expand – communication with Spirit can be accessed by anyone. The difference perhaps is those who specialize in it and have a lot of experience have gone through certain initiations which they can guide or support others through.

When people are new to looking at signs and symbols as meaningful (Gemini is concerned with the symbolic, and connecting information), two difficulties (at least) arise. One is that people can’t find the symbols at all (everything appears mundane, life is hyper-rational). Another is that people lack initiation and discernment in reading symbols, so every license plate number, bird, gust of wind, overheard conversation on a walk, etc. “means” something and builds to corroborate a fairly wacky, if not at it excess literally psychotic, narrative. Sometimes this is so off for people that they shut the door to magic and meaning for that time they got carried away. It’s not that things are meaningless or that everything is hyper-meaningful in some particular way – the question is how we interpret the meaning from the symbols we collecting, and discerning what is more or less random versus what messages were really for us.

The question here is wisdom and skill with reading symbols or divining well. I don’t know of any shortcuts to that. It is an earnest path. I think it’s a longer conversation with ourselves and with Source, and also getting to know our own psychological dispositions, complexes, and places we tend to project. It also involves some level of normalizing magical contact, that omens, messages, and synchronicities are normal, and not something we ought to become deeply spiritually inflated about. When magic has been dormant in the psyche, inflation is a high fever people tend to run. 

Opening the waters of symbolic meaning requires a willingness to be detached to an extent as we sort through what things mean. Extreme and absolute conviction/certainty can be part of psychotic process, which is only sometimes seen as an issue in society, and in other broader social contexts gets normalized and rewarded. I mean the way entire groups of people collectively hold insane ideas and conclusions, such as projection upon a race of people that is used for political agendas.

I wish I had a 1-2-3 guide on the matter but I don’t see the shortcut. It is a life path and a long game. Deeper spiritual life is a process of initiations. I believe this is also the appeal of structured/organized religion – the access it gives to God but the highly ordered protection of the structure and the guidance on how to practice. When people are in the spiritual wilderness, skills are required.

Another way I see people avoid or negate the spiritual wilderness is to become hyper-logical and rational and appropriate science as a religion with the experts becoming the de-facto priests. It can be dogma to consider that the current social and scientific thought of the day has a total grasp on truth that is not hardly arguable, but is “fact” and not also in of itself, a worldview. Debates for truth are always running within fields of study.

Segue-ing a little bit from the title theme here to say —

Also since we cannot be experts in everything, there are fields to which we simply trust the expert intermediaries. There is some mix here of needing to have faith/trust, and to discern where that is appropriate versus where questions or different approaches are needed. Knowledge becomes translated in Gemini, whether we pursue experts, guides, specialists, or teachers and/or zone on our own true areas of expertise.

Truth (Jupiter) is something that can be so contested (Gemini, Mercury) – like which choose your own reality is it? (Not sure what ramifications this will take on with AI and deep fake stuff… but obviously in that case we will have to become more discerning about information and truth.) We may have moments through this transit of philosophical wandering or appearing to be lost – sometimes however we are following a thread of breadcrumbs without knowing it, until we’re further along and can make the connections between our experiences and studies.


Jupiter has to converse with Mercury (Gemini’s ruling planet) to get things done while Jupiter is in Gemini which may mean that in order to experience the expansion and magic and good fortune available for us, there is some degree that our minds need to get on board. If we did approach thoughts and words as “spells” the question here is how efficacious our ways of thinking are, or what paths they are leading us down. 

Thoughts are of course, not everything. Our deeper subconscious/unconscious emotions have a large sway on what we do and how we magnetize/manifest. But the thought/mental layer is capable of producing a great deal of turbulence and turmoil, or likewise creating delight and opening. It is important to connect with our deeper truth, essence, and intention – and allow our minds and mental patterns to serve that deeper thing within us.

This is why for example when I am getting ready in the mirror, I have long learned to refrain from negative or unkind thoughts about my appearance, because that inner-dialogue does not actually support my true intention of being beautiful and feeling beautiful. It does not mean that I use those thoughts to avoid taking care of myself or addressing skincare, fashion, etc… just that I allow my thoughts to serve me rather than drain my life-force.

We can become more mindful during this transit about the stories and narratives we are weaving and at a technical level (as though we were writers choosing the right diction, tone, mood) how are our thoughts doing? We may come to investigate our assumptions and hidden logic that we have around why things are the way they are – stuck narratives that are keeping our realities from opening up.

On the spiritual technology part, I adore learning from my friends or practitioners I admire how they pray or move through blockages, how they meditate and visualize, how they communicate with their body, and so on. I call these “technologies”. These may be important skill-share conversations with Jupiter in Gemini.

Wishing you blessed passages in the Jupiter in Gemini transit!

UPCOMING CLASS ON THE THIRD HOUSE as part of a depth imaginal series on the houses

World is defined here not as THE world but your local world, your neighborhood, the places you can travel to at short distances. We want to show you how just as when you tune into your inner-world in meditation for example, your inner life and sensations expand – that when you tune into your local world around you, your environment too reveals a sentient life and spirit.

For our previous workshops on the astronomy of houses, the first house, and the second house, it was true to provide some lecture. For the third house, we have a little less to say and a lot more to show you by inviting you to experience YOUR world (your local area) with a new set of perceptive tools and to bring back your findings for dialogue.

One of the most eclectic houses, the third house relates to local area and locals (local cafes, spots, people), neighborhood, short distance travel, media/communications, symbolism, magic and folk magic, ritual, maps, siblings, writing, conscious thought, data, gossip, and making connections (essentially a broader way to speak of “communication”), errands, the Goddess, and texting/letters/emails.

Personally I’ve always wondered how to cohere these topics… under what umbrella do they really fit? For that question we have some guiding information for you about Iris, the messenger Goddess of the Rainbow, and some of the esoteric fabrics of the “messenger” and communication itself, but most of all we want to invite you to experience for yourself why the Goddess, communication, and local area intertwine.

You will have to penetrate through the dull shapes of your local environment that you’re used to, and allow your world to come to life. We welcome those of you curious about the third house and your third house, but also those of you who are interested in cultivating your perceptive body. An artist may create great works but day-to-day, the “local” activity of the artist is to sketch, take notes, be observant and inspired. We think it is possible that the act of taking notes, observing, looking for the fascinating elements of your environment, make you a conduit to be communicated with. Your world IS more magical than you think – you just have to spark the conversation.

Only $30. Class is on June 6 at 11 AM – 1 PM Pacific / 2 – 4 PM Eastern.

Your investment is making the time to take a few walks before class on June 6 and to take notes and/or drawings, and photographs. More information will be offered about this assignment to participants shortly after signing up. You are invited not to “work” here or get something “right” but to play and touch the spirit of the third house for yourself.

We will have a private forum for you to post your notes & experiences and inspire one another that way (it reminds me of the writing class I taught a few years ago, Image Hive – where the first assignment involved everyone “collecting” images from their daily life and dreams to bring back to the group – we had a great time doing this!), and in the workshop we will help you understand the astrology of this house, deeper. Join here!

with love,

Sabrina Monarch

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