What does Jupiter Retrograde have to do with Jupiter Astrology?



Jupiter retrograde goes on for around 3 1/2 months or so, then goes direct for the rest of the year.

Jupiter is the planet of  increase and enlargement. Jupiter governs the concepts of living joyously,  existing always, cheerful feelings, unending youth  and eternal life.

Jupiter retrograde

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Astronomers say retrogrades are a basic thing, but when it comes to Astrology, a retrograde Planet takes on new meaning.

In Astrology, retrograde periods are looked on as a time when we have little control of what comes to pass.

This is when things that are destined to happen, happen.

In Astrology, Jupiter going retrograde has a weaker energy, although, Jupiter remains beneficial.



What Power does a Jupiter Retrograde have? What can you Do about it?



Just like other Retrogrades, the power here that's ordinarily external converts to a more internal power.

When Jupiter is in retrograde motion, plans  that were ready to be established or built up on  might be held up, or terminated.

A Jupiter retrograde period is a valuable time for folks to re-consider philosophical ideas and spiritual activities re-assess old beliefs, legal affairs and managerial practices.

A Jupiter  retrograde period is best  used to deliberate or brainstorm, so that when the  right time comes you may proceed.  In doing this you  may realize that the path you were on originally  wasn't something that needed to be done after all.

Jupiter retrograde is an ideal time to work on  yourself, maybe, to do some self-improvement type of  things. When in direct motion Jupiter brings out, so,  in a retrograde we should bring in (meaning inside).  We should sort out, self-examine and realize.



How does a Jupiter retrograde influence you?



Since Jupiter is the biggest planet, we'll feel  numerous shifts in its period.

When Jupiter goes retrograde we may feel blue  and susceptible to criticism or persuasion or  temptation.

A Jupiter in retrograde enables you to derive discernment, insight, and a wisdom that is gained from being attentive of the lessons learned through past experiences.

A Jupiter's retrograde frequently tries your trust.  For instance, you have been on a lucky streak in some matter prior to a retrograde, then bam...boom...things change and it all goes pear shaped, it's now a battle that leads to losing  trust and faith , "Waa-Waa!"


During a Jupiter's retrograde, money will  be low or not there at all for things you may want.You shouldn't splurge on things that you don't need.

You shouldn't pick this time to quit your job for another; you may not last there when Jupiter goes  direct again.

You shouldn't quit work at all, because you may not  even find one at this time.

Like mercury, Jupiter governs travel; Mercury for short trips and Jupiter for long distance ones.

Once Jupiter is retrograde, your itinerary may be inauspiciously impacted.

Baggage can't be claimed because they sent it one place and you went another.  The plane may be checked for trouble and taken of service.  Your hotel booking might be confused or deleted or never entered in to the hotel system to begin with. What is it we say about "Making plans and God?" Ha, well... an admitted Mythical God that is... (WINK)


During a this retrograde some the things that  Jupiter governs reverse and turn negative. People  become conceited, they think they know everything and  they are wrong, good advice is waved off. The Jupiter  open mind becomes petty.


Jupiter's retrograde period cues us in to the old adage "we're all in this together".

We find that after something has touched us or the people we love, we have become more sympathetic to others. We see that we share many of the same experiences, joys and sorrows.





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