Known as the ‘Planet of Wealth,’ Jupiter brings us experiences of growth, success, and improvement in many areas of our lives as it moves throughout the signs. Often associated with money, business and financial gain, the presence of Jupiter is an exciting and positive one, but approximatelyJupiter will move into a state referred to as ‘Jupiter Retrograde.’ This means that the Earth has passed Jupiter in orbit and as we look back at it, it now gives the impression that it is moving backward rather than its usual forward motion. While this motion is an illusion, the energy that brings is anything but!
This shift of energy creates the exact opposite impact on our lives that is regularly brought about by Jupiter. Rather than bringing wealth and success,is a time where finances may feel slightly strapped, or we may be challenged in our business endeavor. This is certainly not a time to make big purchases or significant investments, but rather a time to exercise your financial intelligence and make responsible and somewhat cautious decisions.
Jupiter Retrograde is also a time of personal and spiritual growth, highlighting areas in your life that you need to make improvements in over to be the best version of yourself. This process can be incredibly challenging and uncomfortable, but if you embrace the opportunity you can expand your potential for the future. Understand that this isn’t a time to focus on the changes and corrections around you, but rather a time to.
Prepare yourself as we are now approaching the Jupiter Retrograde 2018, beginning on March 8th and running until July 10th. By better understanding what to expect, we can take steps to capitalize on this time and come out ahead.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You may find during this time that it takes more energy and effort to keep up with your usual work routine, as even the most basic of activities drain you of energy at a faster rate than ever before. You may have once found your career to be interesting, a source of true passion, but you will find yourself second guessing this, no longer ‘feeling’ the connection you once had to your work. Try to remind yourself that this is just a phase – even the most passionate of business owners will question their work at one time or another. Take a step back, spend a little more time home with your family and provide yourself with the space you need to recharge. That way, as the retrograde comes to an end you will be ready to tackle the work with all that you’ve got.
Taurus (April 20 – May 21)
Those born under the sign of Taurus are known for loving the luxurious side of life, and this is going to catch up with you during Jupiter retrograde. As your finances become strained, you need to step back and reassess your priorities as far as your budget is concerned. Do you really need the latest electronic gadget? Can you hold off on that new outfit? Curbing your spending isn’t going to be easy, but it is a great time to develop a better sense of financial responsibility which you can continue to apply (maybe to a slightly lesser degree) as this time comes to a close, and the money begins to flow more freely once again.
Gemini (May 22 – June 21)
Throughout Jupiter retrograde, those born under the sign of Gemini will be challenged to reconsider their overall physical health. If you are currently overweight and have been considering losing weight, this is your time! Smoking or engaging in other unhealthy habits? You will find it a little easier to take the steps that you need to in order to get back on track if you build off the energies that this time provides. You will be required to reconsider your priorities, making a point of scheduling in the time necessary to hit the gym and make your own healthy homecooked meals. It will feel ‘odd’ at first, but once you get into your new schedule it will become second nature.
Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
Jupiter retrograde is going to be an incredibly challenging time for you Cancer. The lessons that you learn will not be easy, but you will also be the sign that experiences the most profound growth and change if you are willing to stick it out. This may come in the form of a job loss, the end of a significant relationship, or the harsh reality of living deeply in debt. The more you focus on what you have to learn, the quicker you will move past this trial, but not without some struggle and discomfort first. You may be required to work two jobs to support your financial requirements or apologize and accept responsibility for something that has happened. Remember to pick your battles – if you want to maintain or repair a friendship, now may not be the time to prove you were ‘in the right.’
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leo, you are likely going to feel the impact of Jupiter retrograde in the area of your career specifically, which may be hard for your ego to accept. Used to being the ‘top dog’ in all that you do, you are going to find it difficult to reach any of your career goals or aspirations throughout this time. In fact, you may have your hours cut back drastically, or even lose your job. For most, this will lead to a time of questioning, wondering why you even bother, or whether you should just give up and walk away, and that’s okay! Take some time, recollect your thoughts and consider all of your options. You may walk out of this more determined than ever before that your career is an ideal fit, or with the perfect career change in mind.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Heading into Jupiter retrograde you have likely already begun to notice the cracks forming in an important relationship, whether it is the connection that you share with an immediate family member, a friendship that you have valued greatly or the relationship with your spouse. In the beginning, these struggles will intensify, creating a great rift and ultimately ending the relationship once and for all. This will leave you emotional, frustrated and more than a little bitter, which is to be expected. Take whatever time you believe is needed to work through how you are feeling and embrace those who step up to offer you the support that you require during this seemingly dark time. You may be surprised by how this will actually strengthen other relationships in your life.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
This is going to be a difficult time for you, Libra, but nothing that you can’t handle if you just stick to a strict budget and keep your eyes on the bigger picture. Work may be hard to come by, resulting in shorter hours, fewer projects and less demand for what you have to offer, making it more difficult to make an honest income. Rest assured, you can still make it work to keep up with life’s necessities, you just need to ensure that you keep your priorities straight. Make sure that you pay off those bills before you ‘treat yourself’ to whatever you have been eyeing up as of late. As your work demands begin to slow down, take advantage of your free time. It will be short lived.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 22)
Your financial responsibility will be forced into the spotlight during this time, and it may be difficult for you to accept your downfalls. For example, if you have a bad habit of paying your bills late or accruing debt, Jupiter retrograde is going to force you to face this head on. This may come in the form of rising interest rates, or companies putting deadlines in place requiring that you get back on track. If, instead, your struggle in the area of your finances is simply overspending, you may find yourself in a cash crunch, leaving you with just enough money to stay on top of the necessary expenses. In order to stay ahead, you may have to pick up a second job or ask for more hours, and it is imperative that you take the time to make a budget and seriously assess your spending. You will walk out of this time far more prepared to handle your finances moving forward through the rest of 2018, allowing you to reap the rewards.
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)
Always looking for the next big adventure or experience in your life, Jupiter retrograde is going to force you to step back and really see how much your lifestyle is costing you. As your finances become a little tighter throughout Jupiter retrograde you will have to discover how to have fun while spending less. This includes holding off on taking any major trips and cutting back on your spending. For example, forgo that dinner and a movie plan with your pals, and entertain at home instead. While there is nothing wrong with enjoying your hard-earned money and going out once in awhile, this will help you to learn that it doesn’t have to be a regular expense. There are other, more important things that your money could be put towards.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
At this time, you are actively working towards new career pursuits, whether it is a new job, a promotion or hitting new goals in your work. Unfortunately, Jupiter retrograde is going to sideline any efforts in this area, by try not to be discouraged. You may find that your hours are cut back drastically, your current project has been canceled or that new job lead falls through entirely. Take this time to sit back and relax a little, enjoying all that your life has to offer. This may mean refocusing on a favorite hobby or spending some more time with family and friends. With the end of the retrograde, that career is going to take off and you will have your hands full, so enjoy it while you can!
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Jupiter retrograde is going to test your patience with some negative financial news. This may be the loss of a job, issues regarding your credit, bad news in regard to a property, or a failed investment of a significant amount. Furthermore, due to the energy that this time brings, you are likely going to feel powerless to fix it. Attempts to pick up a second job or get more hours at work will fail you, further adding to your frustration. Try to remember that this is a phase, and it will pass given time. Give yourself permission to sit back and enjoy this time with your family and friends, taking your mind off everything that is happening.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Prepare yourself for increased debts as the energy from Jupiter retrograde impacts your current financial state. During this time, you may be forced into the position where you have to acquire new debt – taking out a new loan or line of credit, or making a major purchase on credit, such as a new vehicle. Unfortunately, the interest rates are not going to be in your favor, so you will be paying this one back for a significant time in the future. This energy may also trigger the loss of a serious relationship – a friendship, contact with a family member or a romantic relationship. If you stick it out, your luck will shift again around May. Just try to keep your eyes on the light at the end of the tunnel.