Jupiter, planet of faith and expansion, moves into Shatabhishak from May 22nd until July 20th, the nakshatra inside Aquarius which associates with healing, mysticism and independent spirit.
Shatabhishak’s symbol is a mystical circle or horizon, which suggests both containment and infinity, and gives a philosophical mood that sits well with Jupiter’s nature.
This nakshatra is associated with invisible boundaries and investigating the occult and mysterious elements of life, and you may withdraw into reflection in pursuit of your truth, where the dreamy and escapist side of Aquarius comes to the fore.
You may also dive deep into your reading and higher education, or be involved with speculation on the meaning of life – just as long as you don’t become too reclusive or over-think every issue.
Shatabhishak’s Shakti is ‘To Heal’, so as well as increasing your store of knowledge, mental stimulation has a positive and rejuvenating effect on your mind and body. This nakshatra’s name translates literally to ‘one hundred physicians’, so healing and medicine are large issues when you take up a new diet or explore an exotic or futuristic wellness regime.
You may find a treatment for a long-standing ailment or adopt a lifestyle that suits you well: Jupiter represents keeping the faith, and a spiritual or ethical element comes into your routine which helps you over and above the specific medicine or treatment.
This asterism’s ruler is Varuna, God of the Oceans, which can find you near or having an actual connection with water – swimming, bathing and drinking either for ritual or celebration – or immersing yourself in the spiritual waters of meditation.
Jupiter turns retrograde in Shatabhishak on June 20th and you may find a new philosophical or healing program at this point, or redouble your efforts in a study direction you are already heading.