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 approximately once every 9 months Jupiter 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, Jupiter Retrograde 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 look inward for personal changes and growth.
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.
How Will Jupiter Retrograde 2018 Affect Your Life According to Your Zodiac Sign?
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 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 be 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.