Jupiter is in Retrograde from September 4th – December 31st 2023.

Firstly what is a retrograde? 

A retrograde is when a planet appears to turn backward 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.

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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 as 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. This is a time when 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.

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Where is Jupiter retrograding in your chart?

Jupiter will retrograde from 15-5 Taurus 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.

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What might the position of Jupiter’s Retrograde in 2023 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 8th House of Marriage and Partnership.

It has been an interesting time for me, I feel like I’m going deeper in my study and learning, writing all my advanced courses for my certification and them taking much longer and going much deeper than I anticipated. I’m trusting the process and allowing the final advanced certification to become whatever it needs to be.

It will retrograde over my natal Chiron and it may ask me to go deeper in my own personal healing.

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