As the new year gets off to a start, unresolved conflicts from last year between the forces of duality struggling on Earth can fester to an elevated height. As light shines on darkness, those of dark intent become more desperate. Desperate people do desperate things.
All human beings have a natural instinct to wish for well-being in the present and future. Many look to astrology to determine the unfolding of something unknown. The planetary positions discussed here obey the sidereal zodiac followed in Vedic astrology.
Jupiter, the planet of benevolence and expansion, makes its visit in Virgo from August 2015 through September 2016. There is also a plus-three-months influence at the end of a Jupiter transit, so the energy of Jupiter in Virgo runs straight through 2016.
The universal year for 2016 is a 9 year (2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9). Nine is the number of idealism, utopias, visionary thinking and aspirations, humanitarian endeavors, compassionate actions, and embracing the collective human experience.