The planet of expansion, Jupiter, has been in the sign of deep water, Scorpio, since October 10, 2017. This week on March 9, 2018, Jupiter switches direction in the zodiac and turns retrograde. As Jupiter is slower moving than zippy Mercury, its retrograde phase lasts four months.
We have already seen where Jupiter’s making waves in Scorpio. This is the planet linked to truth and justice and Scorpio’s secrets are being revealed. Scorpio is the star sign connected to all things taboo, including sex. The #MeToo #TimesUp movement has coincided with many women and also men finally able to tell their truth about countless cases of sexual harrassment, primarily in the workplace.
Jupiter is the liberator and protector and, this time around in Scorpio, is having an effect of sweeping clean the dirty and shadow side of life.
This is one example of Jupiter’s transit through Scorpio and how it’s being shown in our world today. Jupiter is also the planet of higher knowledge, learning, travel, linked to publishing, religion, the law and philosophy. It’s where you find meaning and purpose in your life.
Scorpio is the sign of procreation, death and rebirth and is about big money and power in addition to sex. You may be able to think of other ways in your own life or in the world which resonate with Jupiter’s transit through Scorpio. Jupiter is closely aligned with risk-taking and visionary goals.
Jupiter Turns Tail
So what will it mean when Jupiter turns retrograde? Immediately, you sense that Jupiter in Scorpio is going deeper and with the wave of support and the momentum of the #MeToo movement, it feels as if there’s no going back. Hades’ doors have been thrown wide open and Jupiter’s exploring every murky corner and crevice before it leaves. You would guess there’s more to come.
Traditionally, with retrograde planets, the focus turns inward and it’s time for you to slow down the pace, reflect and review what’s happened so far. Then, you can gather strength and ideas for the next wave of Jupiter’s forward-moving motion.
As Jupiter is the planet of opportunity, it’s an ideal time to sow seeds that can be harvested after July 10, 2018, the day Jupiter turns direct. It then sails forth with fresh insight and renewed vigour completing its journey through Scorpio on November 8, 2018. Use this timing to plan ahead in your own life.
Also, as Jupiter is the planet linked to providence and good fortune, this means you get another pick at the cherry. If you have key planets or angles in your natal chart between 13-23 degrees Scorpio, Jupiter pays them a second visit between now and July, and a third visit from July to November 2018. Second chances, even third chances abound.
Here’s a reminder of which areas of your life are being boosted by Jupiter’s beneficial and abundant rays:
Scorpio: Jupiter is in your 1st house ruling your physical body, your personal goals and ambitions. The spotlight’s on you when Jupiter’s in Scorpio giving you the feel-good factor and doubling your luck. Embrace new experiences, be adventurous and say Yes to life.
Sagittarius: Jupiter is in your 12th house ruling retreat and quiet times. An ideal time to develop your spiritual side, listen to your inner voice, learn meditation, yoga or go on a retreat. Let the inner journey begin.
Capricorn: Jupiter is in your 11th house ruling friends, groups, social activities and concerns. An ideal time to connect with old and new friends alike, join a club, society or community project, do your bit for a humanitarian, environmental, political or social cause.
Aquarius: Jupiter is in your 10th house ruling your career, vocation, status and where you’re heading in life. An ideal time to change careers, ask for a payrise or go for a promotion, take a sabbatical, work abroad, gain new qualifications and pursue your dream in life.
Pisces: Jupiter is in your 9th house ruling travel, study, philosophy and spirituality. An ideal time to broaden your horizons and remember that life is the journey and not the destination. Book the holiday of a lifetime, emigrate, sign up for a life-changing course, be open-minded and explore life in depth.
Aries: Jupiter is in your 8th house ruling joint finances, sexuality and all that’s hidden or taboo. An ideal time to pray for what you most need in life, receive an inheritance, improve your financial portfolio, explore your sexuality, embrace celibacy, share resources and pool finances.
Taurus: Jupiter is in your 7th house ruling your 1-to-1 relationships. An ideal time to fall in love, propose or be proposed to, play the field and become a dating superstar, let go of a love that restricts you, employ a personal trainer, life coach or find your ideal business partner.
Gemini: Jupiter is in your 6th house ruling work, your routine, service and your health. An ideal time to change the 9-to-5 so you free up your time, apply for a job, join a volunteer agency, boost your health and fitness, savour the slow life.
Cancer: Jupiter is in your 5th house ruling children, your creativity, entertainment, love affairs and fun. An ideal time to give birth, get pregnant, work with children, write your masterpiece, explore your creativity, have an affair, become a socialite, buy tickets for a music festival.
Leo: Jupiter is in your 4th house ruling your home, family, your past and where you come from. An ideal time to move home, expand where you live, make a journey into your past, celebrate with family and find your clan.
Virgo: Jupiter is in your 3rd house ruling communication, siblings, neighbours and your local community. An ideal time to launch a website, tell stories, holiday or celebrate with brothers, sisters or people who live close by, join your neighbourhood watch scheme, update your mode of communication or transport.
Libra: Jupiter is in your 2nd house ruling money, personal possessions and what you value in life. An ideal time to earn more money, play with your investments, think ‘less is more’ and de-clutter your possessions, show your charitable or philanthropic side.
Jupiter’s retrograde phase through Scorpio is the ideal opportunity to go deeper.