Jupiter, planet of expansion and philosophy, is in the fourth pada of Dhanishtha from December 15th 2021 to January 2nd 2022.
This is the third and final time Jupiter moves through this pada over the last year, starting with late April to May 2021, then retrograding from July 20th to August 18th, before completing its passage now. Experience from both those earlier windows may come around again for resolution and you either commit to an offer or invitation, or else move on and leave the past behind.
This nakshatra’s Shakti, or special gift, is to ‘To Bestow Wealth and Fame’, so there might be a good opportunity on the table, which you only now feel ready to fight for or accept. Pada four is in the Aquarius portion of Dhanishtha and relates to Scorpio navamsha – the relationship and subtle-body chart – which brings an underlying passion and intensity to the impersonal Aquarian Jupiter.
Altogether this is a fixed and determined section with a broad-ranging humanitarian soul, but underpinned by a desire for meaning and intimacy. This pada brings renown and prosperity via Scorpio-ruled competition, personal initiative and energy, and an assertive Mars itself also influences Jupiter through this whole transit.
You are driven and impatient, and like to state your beliefs boldly, and intensify your search for philosophical truth. Take care that this transit doesn’t make you too set in your ways and that your competitive spirit doesn’t become a refusal to listen to others’ views.
Jupiter is all about esoteric knowledge and expanding your mental horizons, and here you add a personal experience and element of mystery into the academic flavour.