According to the usual interpretation one finds in the textbooks, Jupiter in the Second House means you'll never have to worry about money. These people, we are told, are born with it or have it fall into their laps on a regular basis. Surely, any chart you see with this feature is bound to belong to an heiress, or an Internet tycoon, or something like that.
You would not expect this to be the chart of someone who, say, ended up having to porn just to pay the bills.
Likewise, the conventional astrological wisdom about someone with Saturn in the Fifth House indicates they just won't ever have kids. Case closed. That's a sad thing for many people, but not having kids certainly be a way to save money... which might explain all the extra riches kicking around from that Jupiter in the Second House.
Now: let me introduce you to Nadya Suleman, a.k.a. "Octomom," who has a birth chart that features Jupiter in the Second House and Saturn in the Fifth... and who is being investigated for welfare fraud (and has 14 kids, by the way.)
"I'd be lying if I didn't say generating revenue wasn't a major reason why I did it, but I found the experience was empowering and liberating,"
--Nadya Suleman, June 2012, discussing her motives for doing a porn flick.
"I hate babies, they disgust me... Obviously, I love them — but I absolutely wish I had not had them."
-Nadya Suleman, In Touch Magazine, July 2011
So does the astrology in this matter completely fail to describe Nadia's situation? Of course not. In fact, the details of her birth chart tell the story pretty clearly. As we can see from the quote above, Nadya does in fact find her 14 children burdensome... which is one possible manifestation of that Saturn, and she did need infertility treatments to have them in the first place. But it's not like she was doomed to not have children.
Also: despite her financial troubles, it's not like it's an everyday occurrence for all of us to have foreign companies tossing big-money offers at us just because of who we are.
As they say, the devil is in the details. As far as the Jupiter and Saturn in your birth chart? The devil.. and some angels... are there to be found too. Let's find them together!
Octomom will be one of the many subjects we will be delving into in my upcoming online course, "Jupiter and Saturn: Gifts From Santa And The Grim Reaper," which I will be presenting with Aliza from Moonplutoastrology.com. Starting on , we will be teaching a two-week intensive online Facebook course for both beginners and intermediate students, which will delve deeply into the subject of the Solar System's two largest planets.
It's going to be a lot more than just celebrity gossip though. Specifically, we will be looking into YOUR Jupiter and Saturn placements, how they affect you, and how the Jupiter and Saturn transit cycles predict what promise and peril you will face in your future... and how to prepare for what is to come, and how to understand who you really are.
So if you've ever looked in a book and felt despair at the description of your Jupiter or your Saturn placement, fear not. Astrology, like life itself, is a little more complex than that... yet ultimately it can be relatively easy to grasp the full wonder and mystery of it all.
...Now if only we had had this course available earlier, we could've spared Octomom an awful lot of public embarrassment, and an awful lot of diaper changes...
CLICK HERE for more details on the Jupiter and Saturn course. Better hurry: seats are limited!
And CLICK HERE for my series on Octomom and her children.