Jupiter is coming to the end of its retrograde period and turning direct once more, this time in the sign of Aquarius. During the Jupiter retrograde period in astrology, we have been focused on truths about ourselves – sometimes uncomfortable ones, and we have been preoccupied with learning what is good for us rather than what works for the collective good of humanity.
In many ways, Jupiter retrograde has been a selfish period, but with Jupiter now returning to forward motion in Aquarius, the hope and wisdom of this beautiful planet return full force. Light is dawning and it’s easy to feel inspired and optimistic now.
Opportunities to reap abundance are also returning post-retrograde, particularly via work in tech or humanitarian fields, as befits the transit of Jupiter through community-minded Aquarius. We may be able to gain financially now through involvement with social media or marketing, or we may gain abundance through these things in less tangible ways such as the forming of new friendships or relationships.
Jupiter turning direct in Aquarius reminds us that doing the right thing for the world is also something that creates abundance for all. This transit in astrology is very socially conscious and discourages anything that might harm or disadvantage our fellow earth inhabitants. In this way, there’s a very spiritual edge to this direct motion of Jupiter, and a true sense of togetherness, in that we are starting to better understand how we are all linked.
Some of us will need to be careful with Jupiter’s over-exuberance, however, as this planet turns direct once more. Jupiter energy always pushes things to extremes, and with Jupiter now in such a humanitarian zodiac sign, there’s always a risk that people will sacrifice too much or not take their own interests seriously enough.
Striking a balance is important now that Jupiter is direct. Balance what is best for you against what is best for the world and strive to make intelligent choices to that end.
What Does Jupiter Direct in Aquarius Mean for Each Zodiac Sign?
The energy of Jupiter turning direct will affect each Sun sign slightly differently in astrology; unless you have a strong Jupiter in your natal chart, this is likely to be a subtle effect. For each zodiac sign, however, the overall theme is one of harnessing new energy to uncover new possibilities that work for everyone’s benefit.
Jupiter Direct in Aquarius for an Aries (Aries dates: March 20 – April 19)
Expanding your social circle will bring you a lot of joy now, Aries, whether it’s online or face-to-face. Be careful, however, to only seek out people whose energy resonates with yours. Surrounding yourself with the wrong people would be just as bad as feeling lonely or isolated, so be discerning in your choice of company now that Jupiter has turned direct.
Jupiter Direct in Aquarius for a Taurus (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)
As Jupiter turns direct, you are encouraged to dream bigger than ever before in your career, Taurus. You are being blessed with abundant opportunities at work now, but you must be brave enough to take them on. Make a resolution to say yes to these opportunities instead of instinctively avoiding change. Change is most definitely coming, so you may as well surf the wave.
Jupiter Direct in Aquarius for a Gemini (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)
As Jupiter turns direct, your mental health gets a huge boost – you are much better now at seeing the big picture, and so less obsessed with minor details or worries. This is a good time to travel with a purpose, such as taking a volunteering vacation. It’s also a very good time to go back to school, to re-train in something meaningful to you that can benefit others too.
Jupiter Direct in Aquarius for a Cancer (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)
Through the Jupiter retrograde period, you grappled with some painful truths about yourself, Cancer, and particularly about your past and any trauma you have faced. The good news is that you have come through this, and you are emerging as a stronger person. Use this renewed Jupiter direct energy to re-find your enthusiasm for life. Harness your strong sense of purpose and plan to do something good for the world.
Jupiter Direct in Aquarius for a Leo (Leo dates: July 22 – August 21)
Your ability to bring light into the world depends on your happiness and emotional stability, Leo. With Jupiter turning direct, you are reminded of the need to create a solid foundation for your own happiness, typically with a partner or a decision to be happily single. Use this energy to ensure that your love life is optimistic, hopeful and magical, so that you can project your best self into the world.
Jupiter Direct in Aquarius for a Virgo (Virgo dates: August 22 – September 21)
With Jupiter now turning direct, Virgo, you are well placed to cooperate enthusiastically in a team, putting many minds together in order to make progress faster and better than you could alone. Use this energy to put aside your own selfish ambitions and instead work collectively towards a common goal. This influence is also very helpful if relationships with work colleagues have been strained.
Jupiter Direct in Aquarius for a Libra (Libra dates: September 22 – October 22)
With Jupiter now turning direct in your fertility zone, Libra, it’s a good time to expand your family if you so wish, or to bring new pets and companion animals into the home. You have a huge amount of love to share and this energy helps you to share it selflessly and with compassion. This is also a very creative vibe, so you may be able to create abundance for yourself and for others too by sharing your creative abilities.
Jupiter Direct in Aquarius for a Scorpio (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)
Don’t be surprised if you feel a little bit trapped within four walls when Jupiter turns direct, Scorpio. This influence affects your home and domestic life and you will want to move to a bigger home or to somewhere with new scenery. Although slightly unsettling this can be a positive catalyst, as it will help you to establish where you truly want to put down roots, and where you will be happiest for the longest.
Jupiter Direct in Aquarius for a Sagittarius (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)
Technology is likely to be significant in your life as Jupiter turns direct, Sagittarius, especially in terms of communication items like cell phones, or in terms of social media. You want to chat a lot and you will feel uneasy if you’re out of communication for any period of time. Use this energy and enthusiasm wisely by ensuring that you have something worthwhile to say, Sagittarius – it’s a great time to be a teacher, a mentor or someone who inspires others through words.
Jupiter Direct in Aquarius for a Capricorn (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 18)
Jupiter turning direct in your resources zone is a big boost to your confidence, Capricorn – it reminds you of skills you are not currently using, and of your ability to be resourceful and inventive. This transit can also bring financial abundance in a more traditional way, Capricorn, but its main blessing to you is the knowledge that you have what it takes to succeed.
Jupiter Direct in Aquarius for an Aquarius (Aquarius dates: January 19 – February 17)
When Jupiter turns direct in your own zodiac sign, you can expect to feel an upsurge in energy, confidence and enthusiasm. If you’re dating, you may feel larger than life right now, but be careful that you’re not putting on a show you would be unable to sustain long term. Start as you mean to go on. This is a good time to change your personal image and to present yourself to the world as you truly are.
Jupiter Direct in Aquarius for a Pisces (Pisces dates: February 18 – March 19)
You will feel driven to volunteer in some way as Jupiter turns direct in your spiritual zone, Pisces. You’ve spent the retrograde period grappling with your subconscious triggers and obstacles, but you’ve grown tremendously and are now ready to start giving back to the world. Any activity that involves you sharing your knowledge or your practical skills, Pisces, will make you feel valued and worthwhile.