Jupiter Turns Retrograde

Kelli Fox

Jupiter turns retrograde in Sagittarius at 24 degrees on April 10th until August 11th

Expansion, Luck, and Optimism

Jupiter entered Sagittarius on November 8th. Jupiter is the natural ruler of Sagittarius, and it is here where it’s at home, where it expresses itself most purely. Jupiter is the planet of expansion, luck, and optimism, and Sagittarius is the sign of travel, higher learning, adventure, and philanthropy. Considering the heaviness of many of 2018’s transits, Jupiter in Sagittarius offers a welcomed wave of positive energy and optimism.

Enthusiasm and Adventure

Jupiter in Sagittarius is a breath of fresh air or a burst of fire-breathing enthusiasm. It’s a pure expression without fear, without deception. It may be high time the world had an extra dose of unadorned honesty and a renewed thirst for adventure.

Jupiter Retrograde

Since Jupiter rules expansion and exaggeration, these regular turning-back periods are kind of like a self-cleaning oven: They keep things from getting out of hand. Retrograde motion slows down Jupiter’s tendency to make things bigger. It’s almost a sort of automatic braking system.

Jupiter is very much about our belief systems, and when it’s retrograde, we are more likely to follow our own path rather than be led by others. It’s an excellent time to clarify within yourself where you stand on any particular issue, and also to develop personal faith, self-reflection and independent learning.

At the times when Jupiter turns in either direction, it’s best to avoid long-distance travel or legal appointments, if possible. Jupiter’s energy is strong at these times, and you may find headlines that reflect Jupiterian themes.

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