Why you won’t be THIS lucky again until 2188: Alignment of Jupiter and Neptune could bring good fortune for months, astrologers say
- The planets of Jupiter and Neptune aligned on Tuesday, as they do every 13 years
- But their meeting yesterday was extra rare as it was in the constellation of Pisces
- Such a meeting last happened in 1856 and won’t happen again until year 2188
If there were ever the right moment to seize the day, then jump to it – as you might not get another chance for 166 years, astrologers reckon.
So if you’re thinking of changing jobs or overhauling your love life, it’s written in the stars that you should act now.
The planets of Jupiter and Neptune align every 13 years, but their auspicious meeting yesterday in the constellation of Pisces – where they are most ‘at home’ – last happened in 1856 and won’t happen again until 2188.
And ethereal experts say the lucky effects can last for months.
Daily Mail astrologer Oscar Cainer said: ‘Jupiter and Neptune are rulers of Pisces and are meeting in Pisces for the first time in 166 years.
‘They meet in other signs but they are at home, meaning they are more powerful and their influence is greater.
The planets of Jupiter (left) and Neptune (right) align every 13 years, but their auspicious meeting yesterday in the constellation of Pisces – where they are most ‘at home’ – last happened in 1856 and won’t happen again until 2188.
‘Jupiter represents dreams and imagination and feelings. It’s about dispelling boundaries. Neptune can represent bliss and enchantment and glamour.’
Mr Cainer advised: ‘The combination of the two can mean some good fun and excitement is happening.
‘But it’s also a quick thing that might not last long, so take advantage of it while it lasts.
‘If you’ve got an idea about what future you want or to pursue a scenario, then take the opportunity – whether that’s work or emotional life.’
Jupiter takes 12 years to orbit the sun, meaning it spends 12 months in each of the 12 zodiac signs.
It entered ‘dreamy’ Pisces on December 28 last year.
The more distant Neptune takes 165 years to complete an orbit, meaning it spends over 13 years in each constellation of the zodiac.
Yesterday, both met at the same degree in the sky, marking a celestial event that last happened as Florence Nightingale carried her lamp.
Daily Mail astrologer Oscar Cainer said: ‘Jupiter and Neptune are rulers of Pisces and are meeting in Pisces for the first time in 166 years.’ (stock image)
Mr Cainer added: ‘These planets move quite slowly and when they converge in the sky, their effects can manifest in events several months either side.’
Auspicious events in 1856 included Russia’s signing of the Treaty of Paris on March 30, ending the Crimean War. Queen Victoria also introduced the Victoria Cross that year.
However, writing in the Mail in January, astrologer Yasmin Boland warned the conjunction of the two planets ‘has two sides to it’.
She said: ‘Neptune’s negative side is all about illusion, deception and disappointment, so don’t be surprised if you suffer a letdown.’