Jupiter is the Planet of Expansion
Jupiter will be retrograding the fiery sign of Aries and moving back into watery Pisces in 2022. He is the planet of expansion, growth, knowledge, adventure, and good luck. Jupiter turns retrograde every 9 months for about 4 months. During this time, you may feel less ambitious and less expansive. There is also a ‘shadow period’ commencing a few weeks before and after the dates above.
Jupiter has an affinity with the male yang energy, and when he’s retrograde, you may become more inwardly focused. It’s as if expansive and dynamic energy contracts and you become less interested in growing your life in the outside world. Many people are affected to some extent. But if you are a cardinal sign – Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Aquarius, up to October 28. Or if you are a mutable sign – Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces, you will likely be very much affected towards the end of the retrograde after October 28.
An Opportunity to Take Control
Jupiter is normally a benevolent planet however, when retrograding, expansion and growth go into reverse gear in some areas of life. But again, if you have a habit that has gotten out of control, this retrograde might give you the chance to finally take control and overcome addictions, negative habits, and behaviours that no longer serve your highest good.
Also on the positive side, there’s a chance that – some may more easily lose weight if they decide to. However, a general feeling of contraction or restriction could also be experienced, and the pursuit of ambition and opportunity could be hindered. Your creativity may seem stuck or decrease in some way. However, a positive possibility is the elimination of hindrances that once stood in the way of success.
Review, Reflect, Reassess
As you can see, Jupiter retrograde is a bit of a mixed bag of influences, some positive and others less so. All planetary retrogrades give us the opportunity to review, reflect and reassess different areas of our lives. We need to look at a situation with ‘new eyes’ and find a new, more appropriate way to deal with it.
Those Most Affected by Jupiter Retrograde
• Large animals including agricultural animals such as cattle.
• People who speculate such as stock traders and gamblers.
• Those involved in organised religions including members of the clergy and their congregations.
• People involved in the travel industry.
• Teachers, coaches and mentors. Philosophers, intellectuals and the education industry generally.
• Those involved in banking, law, publishing, journalism and the internet.
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