Jupiter is in Retrograde from June 20th – October 18th 2021.
Firstly what is a retrograde?
A retrograde is when a planet appears to turn backwards in the sky. This happens due to an optical illusion caused by differences in orbit.
All the major planets (excluding the luminaries – the sun and the moon) go retrograde from time to time.
When planets go retrograde the impact of the planet changes and the type of activities that are recommended change too.
What is a Jupiter Retrograde all about?
Jupiter is the planet of luck and abundance, knowledge and wisdom, and growth and expansion and is ruled by the sign of Sagittarius – and the 9th house of Travel, Learning and Expansion (and publishing!).
Jupiter represents where we can experience true luck and expansion in our lives, but it is not luck that comes without effort so the term potential is probably more apt as it shows us where we have the potential for great luck and abundance. It is considered to be a lucky planet that brings beautiful energy whilst in transit however, it can have a darker side of indulgence and excess and an expansion in areas that we don’t want (i.e. our waistline!).
Jupiter can be thought of the guru, the teacher, the seeker or the guide and his presence develops our higher mind.
So when Jupiter goes retrograde this heralds a time for deep, introspective spiritual and philosophical growth and development. It is time to connect with your inner truth, your true north or soul purpose, and to look at the big picture of your life and course-correct where necessary. Jupiter loves to learn so it is the perfect time to dive into study and learning or get serious with your spiritual practice.
During a Jupiter Retrograde, we may feel introspective, soulful, spiritual, intuitive and optimistic.
A Jupiter retrograde will ask us to go within and discover our true potential.
It really makes me think about covid-19 and the chance to take some inner time, to reflect and reconnect with ourselves. This is a time where we might be able to see opportunities and potential but not yet be able to take action on it – but like Jupiter, keep the faith and your time will come!
By the time Jupiter turns retrograde we will be ready to harness the potential we have discovered (or rediscovered!) and to take action on it.
Where is Jupiter retrograding in your chart?
Jupiter will retrograde from 2 Pisces – 22 Aquarius so take a look at your natal chart to see which house this is in for you and take note of any other planets around this area.
If you are not sure what the different houses represent then check out my FREE astrology basics course.
What might the position of Jupiter’s Retrograde in 2021 mean for you?
In which part of your life do you need to go within, reconnect and craft your new path?
For me, it is in my 6th House of day to day health & routine.
I am in the midst of adding a new level of foundations to my business to allow for true expansion. It means being quite focused in my daily and weekly routines – but these actions will also pave the path for long-term stability.