Beginning on March 8th Jupiter will be moving into retrograde in Scorpio, bringing with it a time to focus on your health – mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Largely associated with the abstract mind, intellectual and spiritual learning, luck and good fortune, the planet Jupiter is seen as a good influence and a positive sign when it is spotted in our astrological charts. Responsible for helping us to grow, change and evolve, the energy associated with this planet pushes us to re-evaluate our life choices, push for answers and reassess our values and beliefs.
The fact that Jupiter is moving into retrograde, however, alters the energy that we are feeling. While the perceived ‘backward’ movement of the planet is nothing more than an optical illusion, astrologists state that the shift in the energy that we’re feeling is anything but an illusion. Astrologically speaking, when a planet turns retrograde the energy that it is associated with often shifts slightly – so it maintains a similar focus, just with a twist.
Specifically looking at Jupiter retrograde, the positive, optimistic growth slows. Rather than hurling forward in a positive direction, this is a time to pause and look inward. You are still moving forward, but it’s like you are doing so in slow motion. This isn’t a bad thing! By slowing life down, you will be provided with the opportunity to assess, reassess and reconsider your choices, plans, and dreams. Don’t pass this up – discovering minor changes in your life now can propel you forward massively in the coming months.
Jupiter retrograde lasts for approximately 120 days, plenty of time to put some serious effort and dedication into the area of your life that you will be compelled to explore throughout this experience. What area is that? Astrologists say to look to your zodiac sign. Each sign will be impacted by this energy in a slightly different way, pointing to different life lessons and areas for improvement. In order to get the most out of this time and capitalize on all that Jupiter retrograde has to offer us, we must keep our minds and hearts open to the messages that we are receiving.
How will Jupiter Retrograde impact your life? Find your sign below:
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
For those born under the sign of Aries, Jupiter retrograde is going to bring up questions about your career choices. Once blindly following your ambition and eager to succeed, you will begin to feel tired and worn out from all of the hard work. You’ve dedicated everything to your career, but there is more to life than just money and success. Take a step back during this time, re-evaluate your priorities and focus some time on your family and friends. This will help you to put everything into perspective.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Often enjoying the many luxuries in life, in their day to day lives you don’t generally second guess spending that little extra, after all, you deserve it – right? During Jupiter retrograde finances are going to be a little tighter than usual and it is going to force you to focus on your financial intelligence. Take this time to learn the necessary skills to create and maintain a budget. While your finances will surely ease up again after this period of time is over, these skills will continue to serve you moving forward.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Deep down you have known that you need to make some changes in the area of your health for a while but putting this into practice is much harder. It could be that you need to lose weight, or that your diet leaves much to be desired. Whatever it is, this is your time. Jupiter retrograde is going to give you the extra push that you need to finally make it happen. Start eating healthier, hit the gym, practice self-care, get active and make your health top priority.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Prepare yourself Cancer, as Jupiter retrograde is going to start off a little rocky. You are going to face a significant loss in your life, whether it’s a divorce or the end of a significant relationship. Going through this, however, will provide you with the opportunity to revisit the relationships in your life. This relationship fell apart for a reason, so take the time to look into it. Did you not prioritize your partner? Did you fall to listen to their needs? Whatever it is, addressing this will allow you to be more successful in your future relationships.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
You have been questioning your career choices for awhile, but up until this point, it has been easier to stay in your ‘comfort zone’ working the job you’re familiar with then to step into the unknown. Jupiter retrograde is going to give you the shove that you need. This may come in the form of a job loss, or having your hours cut back far enough that you struggle to make the ends meet financially. Whatever it is, you will be forced to make a change and in the long run, this will be a change for the better.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Leading into Jupiter retrograde you have been suffering from a difficult separation – whether it’s a divorce, a broken friendship or a strained family relationship. In order to deal with the emotional toll of this change, you have pushed everyone away, refusing to put yourself into the situation where you can be hurt again. This is going to be your opportunity to heal, allowing you to finally let go and move on with your life. Focus on self-care, spend plenty of time with those that you trust and love, and allow yourself to feel. It’s ok to cry, after all, it’s better to let it out and let it go than to hold onto this pain forever.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Those that are born under the sign of Libra are going to learn a valuable lesson about priorities during the time of Jupiter retrograde. This may be felt in the area of your own life, struggling to juggle everything that you deem to be important, or you may notice it in others – working so hard to succeed in their careers and maintain their financial lives that they have no time to spend with those around them. Whatever it is that opens your eyes, it’s time to step back and reassess your life. Determine what you consider to be important in your life and don’t be afraid to let some things go.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Always driven by your passions, leaving logic behind to clean up the mess, Jupiter retrograde is going to teach you an important lesson about debt and responsibility. Funds are going to get tight, and you are going to have a difficult time keeping up with your ever-increasing debt load, forcing you to really stop and consider just how much you owe. Furthermore, those comfortable interest rates that you have been lucky enough to land up to this point are going to shift, and with rising interest rates that debt looks much more serious. It’s time to create a long-term budget that will allow you to pay down these debts and return to more secure financial state.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You have come to equate fun and adventure with elaborate trips, luxury spending, and over-the-top experiences. While this certainly provides you with the excitement that you crave, you’ve managed to avoid feeling the full impact of this constant spending – until now. With a lack of cash, you are suddenly going to have to reconsider what you can do to have a good time, which will open your eyes to the many joys right here in your backyard. Take the opportunity to entertain at home, spend time with your friends and family and acknowledge that you don’t always have to spend a fortune just to have a good time.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
You’re going to face some setbacks in your life during Jupiter retrograde. While these little challenges may not be anything major, they are enough to make you uncomfortable, causing you to reach out to friends and family for support. This is where your lesson will come into play. Struggling with their own problems, your friends aren’t able to provide you with all the help that you have come to expect from them over the years. While this is going to be incredibly frustrating and disappointing, it will teach you how to stand on your own two feet.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Always the optimist, you have ignored a growing problem in your line of work, choosing to believe that it will somehow just work itself out. Not only is this not going to happen, Jupiter retrograde is going to make it worse. You may struggle with a cutback of hours, a lack of business or an undesirable change to your career path. Whatever it is, it will force you to reconsider what you are doing with your life and the changes you need to make to get back on your true life path. You will be reminded that your career isn’t the only priority, and you may need to make some sacrifices there in order to succeed in other areas of your life.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Living your life with your head in the clouds, you sometimes forget to remember that there is a real world here with real responsibilities. While it certainly won’t be the most enjoyable situation, Jupiter retrograde is going to bring you back to Earth. You may find yourself struggling with debt, financially strapped and barely able to make the bills. Rather than spending your free time daydreaming, you are forced to take up a second job just to keep up with the strain. Stick with it – when you come to the end of this time the finances will once again get easier, but you will have a new understanding of how to maintain your responsibilities as necessary to succeed in life.