Retrogrades Aren't So Bad: An Optimist's Guide To Jupiter Retrograde

Retrogrades Aren't So Bad: An Optimist's Guide To Jupiter Retrograde


As we move further into the month of July, Jupiter will be going retrograde, right after Chiron our wounded healer did, making this retrograde both interesting and intense (just what this heat wave needed). First, let's tackle what a retrograde even is: a retrograde occurs when it commences moving backwards in its orbit. When a planet is in its direct orbit it influences using its standard format, however when in retrograde, the opposite occurs. While this may seem like a negative event, it actually offers us a chance to reflect on our own personal growth. Sometimes we need to go back in order to move forward. If you're having trouble keeping your sanity this summer, don't worry; you aren't alone. Pluto and it's transformative tendencies, the ever diligent Father-like Saturn, dreamy Neptune, even trauma-focused minor planet Chiron are all affecting us in their own ways and Jupiters no different. Jupiter retrograde will affect our lives in different ways depending on our individual astrological chart and yes this does mean that should also be checking on your Rising sign along with your Sun. One of the most common effects of Jupiter retrograde is a feeling of being stuck, this is due to its natural influence to strive and push forward. Jupiter's backwards path is a time for us to reflect on our spiritual and intellectual development, question our beliefs, and push the limits of our ideas. The retrograde will begin in Aries, but Jupiter will eventually moonwalk back into its traditional home sign of Pisces, providing us with a few more months of the Jupiter in Pisces magic we saw earlier this year.



This retrograde can manifest in our personal lives, or even in our careers but it mainly focuses on where we are in life and what we're going to do about it. During Jupiter's retrograde we tend to feel like we're not making the progress we want to be, or like we're stuck in a rut. This is actually a good time to take stock of our lives and see where we might need to make some changes. Jupiter retrograde is a time of reflection, so take advantage of it my loves! Evaluate your life and see what areas could use some improvement because why not, whether you're a die hard astrology follower or not. Once you have a good understanding of where you want to make changes, Jupiter retrograde will offer you the opportunity to do just that. This is a time when we can break out of old patterns and habits that no longer serve us. So, if you've been feeling stuck lately, then you're right on track love, don't beat yourself about it. Jupiter retrograde is coming to help you break free from whatever is holding you back. Embrace this opportunity for change and growth, and use it to your advantage. It's a time of introspection and reflection for all of us but for some more than others. If you want to learn more about how Jupiter retrograde will affect your sign then keep reading:




With your bold and optimistic attitude on life, Aries, this retrograde will make you more emotionally invested. However, as a result, you may find that even the most basic tasks take up a great deal of your time. Jupiter retrograde will be a wake-up call for you to take things slower. When a planet has the same element as a zodiac sign, its impact is amplified. Because Jupiter is linked with fire, your connection to this retrograde will be emphasized by your fiery temperament, so you may feel deeply influenced by its vast teachings.

During this time you need to keep your cool and wits about you. These beautiful and mysterious looking earrings are the perfect way to enhance your Jupiter retrograde. Tiny pieces of black tourmaline pieces inside of a small bronze earring tray. These minerals are used for protection, blocking negative energy and to promote calming.


Introspection and your desire to do some serious internal work are two of your many assets. Because you're such a master of self-care, you may find yourself effortlessly riding this wave, Taurus, grounding comes naturally to you. The planet of growth in your sign may help you develop a deeper sense of self-awareness. Jupiter retrograde reminds us to focus on our internal development rather than our physical appearance. Take a look at your present self-care routines and question how you can incorporate self-care into your spiritual growth. This may appear to be more emotional than usual, so take a deep breathe and keep your head up. Consider your losses as detours on the road to greater achievements, life is full of lessons not failures.



Gemini, you have always been the one to break away from the pack and go after your own unique vision. You are literally born to change the rules and push boundaries in your quest for success. Your Jupiter retrograde is beckoning you to test new limits, but who better to do it than you? During this retrograde of Jupiter, you will be able to apply your free-flowing and adaptable nature to learn more about diversifying our belief systems and challenging our existing habits. Exciting right! Renovate your mental maps and stigmas that prevent you from growing beyond your current limits. Are your thoughts and beliefs truly yours, or are they influenced by your surroundings and childhood? Look within yourself rather than in your outside connections for answers, your intuition has always been your best guide.



Cancer, you're a wonderful empathizer, but you may have trouble distinguishing too closely with your feelings, those of others. It's great that you can feel to the depth that you do but unless you're able to set boundaries and follow them, is it a curse or a blessing? You're able to comprehend the feelings of others as a natural empath, but strengthening your connection with others will need you connecting with them from a more analytical standpoint. Allow yourself time to understand people and how emotions work. Spirituality and Religions may be man made theories but faith is all emotion Cancers, focus on what faith actually means.


Find out why people view the world the way they do, how they think about it, and how they react to situations. During Jupiter retrograde, your astute intuition will play a strong hand, allowing you to utilize it as a useful tool when reconnecting. Wearing evil eye talisman and protective pieces will be helpful for you during this time, in keeping your emotions to you and setting your boundaries around the negativity of others; delicate evil eye that falls right at your collar bone, perfect for layering!



Your urge to act as a passionate fire sign may be especially strong, Leo. During this retrograde, you'll face old dogmas that you established in order to increase your zest for life. What principles do you have that might prevent you from enjoying new things or developing unlikely relationships? You may be lured to demonstrate how great you are to others, regardless of whether or not their opinions matter to you. This is especially important for those who want to build long-term relationships with prospects and clients, as opposed on brief interactions like one-on-one salespeople might have. Look deeper into the reasoning behind actions Leo, it'll only make you that much more successful.



You may find yourself facing off with your inner critic in order to become more empathetic and understanding of others during this retrograde. Try to relax and take a more casual attitude toward life rather than focusing too much on planning. I know that's a lot to ask out of you Virgos but this isn't a time for perfectionism. Make a note of all the people, places, books, and other influences in your life that encourage you to be your finest self. How can you, be the best possible version of you, what would it take? How often are you able to engage with a specific hobby or connect with these people or in these place? If your time is being taken up by people or circumstances that hinder your highest self, this might be illuminated deeply by Jupiter retrograde. Letting you know what no longer serves you.


During this Juptiter retrograde, you may have a strong desire to preserve the peace, which is in your bones. At work, family gatherings, and other social settings, it's all too easy to fall into the trap of suppressing your feelings in order to keep up appearances. However, this retrograde will put your strong desire for balance to the test by requiring you to remove people and circumstances who are preventing you from realizing your full potential. Instead of attempting to soothe and comfort, let go of those that aren't beneficial. You may increase the chances of a successful outcome by rethinking how much effort you put into your external connections, as well as the possibilities that will come out of it.

Peacock ore is a useful stone during re-birthing and re-uniting your emotions with your intellect. This stone has been known to bring a fresh and new feeling to one's life. It can also stimulate one's inner spirit to reach for further heights, by doing so it can increase your ability to enjoy happiness in the moment. So it'll be great for you during your Jupiter retrograde and your inner journey.


Your intuition will be awakened, Scorpio, because Jupiter will be retrograde in your water sister, Pisces. When you're living in the material world, it's easy to get caught up in it. It might be hard to think of your creative side while working a 9-to-5 job. But everything is aligning for you right now, so take advantage of this energy by allowing yourself to focus on what matters most. If you could live the perfect life what would it be? Is your career the one you want it be? This can be a very potent transit, since you'll learn to outsource and seek assistance from individuals who wish to lift you up. Take advantage of this boost in confidence, which will help you tap into your bold and intuitive energy.



You're known to be one of the luckiest zodiac signs in astrology and nows no different. In fact, your capacity to look on the brighter side will assist you in navigating this year's Jupiter retrograde's enormous scope, as it helps you with literally everything in life. Because your ruling planet is Jupiter, you can more so feel the influence of its retrograde period than other signs. Meaning you'll be feeling its benefits just as aggressively, yass bitch! Maybe it's time for you to take a look at what you've got are your efforts in life and relationships making an impact, or are you just wasting your time? Figure out what's worth the effort and kick the rest to the fucking curb doll! Where are you getting compensated for your time and where are you being depleted of it?



You might have felt a tremendous urge to delve deeper into your internal self, but that shouldn't be an issue for you, Cap. The emphasis is on communication and learning my loves. It's an excellent moment to research higher education courses or online training, (whatever floats your mental boat) as well as set new targets that gravitate towards you. If you tend to be too analytical, you run the risk of missing out on discovering untraditional skills that can be useful in the future. Throughout Jupiter retrograde, you’re faced with the challenge to connect with yourself and others on a more spiritual, transcendental perspective.

Can we just take a moment to admire this beautiful piece of hand art? While you dive deeper into yourself and journey Capricorn, use this ring that was designed with the Earth, Moon , and the surrounding space in mind. The Earth is represented by a lovely blue piece of Azurite Malachite, the Moon by a gorgeous piece of Copper Calcite, and the dark glittering of space around them by black spinel. Each stone incorporating spiritual influence to help balance oneself.



Aquarius, you may be emotionally exhausted after dealing with all the difficult emotions you've encountered this year. It is possible that instead of a breathtaking trip, the idea of more growth, internal debate, and difficult-hitting teachings may appear daunting. During Jupiter's retrograde you'll have the chance to improve your self-awareness through shadow work. Sit out on social interaction to analyze your internal dialogue. Do people's judgments of your talents or confidence in the outside world cause you to puff up? Whatever issues you've been dealing with on the inside will be brought to light during Jupiter retrograde. So although shitty, a result will be reveled soon; hang in there loves.



You might feel Jupiter retrograde’s effects to be rewarding, Pisces. That’s because this transit started in your native Sun sign. In fact, you could feel especially empowered. Jupiter conjunct Pisces is a harmonious and abundant aspect. The rest of the retrograde will be activating your house of money, so it can be a great time to do an audit on your spending and see how you can build better habits going forward. Your search for abundance is going to be extra illuminated during this prosperous transit. Just be sure you have a realistic grasp on your goals rather than seeing them through rose-tinted glasses.



We hope this article helped give you some clarity on how Jupiter retrograde will affect your sign. Remember, this is a time of reflection and introspection so use it to your advantage. If you want to learn more about astrology or how the planets are affecting your life then be sure to check out our other articles. Thanks for reading and until next time, happy self-care Witching loves!



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