Some people think that a retrograde planet is bad news. But whenever Jupiter goes retrograde, it's actually a chance to find more joy and abundance in life –but only in the way we usually don't do it.
Jupiter is the lord of growth and expansion. It rules everything related to faith and beliefs, and the way we socially build truth. The retrograde motion puts all of this in perspective, allowing us to see more of the world and to expand what we already thought was complete by getting a bigger picture.
The moment of it's retrograde motion is where we can see it shine brighter, because its actually closer to Earth! It's literally getting closer to things we crave and seeing them in detail, so we recieve another look at a situation. This happens once every year.
A time to find values
During the second half of 2023, Jupiter will be transiting Taurus and turning retrograde. It will be insightful to watch the way Jupiter ingresses Taurus on May 16th during Eclipse season.
This ingress will bring an explosive upheaval or frenzy, like recieving a huge gift but not having enough space to keep it! A big moment of the year for 2023 which lasts for four months.
What Does it Mean when Jupiter is in Taurus?
In Taurus, Jupiter brings in all the goods of pleasure, calm paces and enjoying the process of doing for the future. Taurus is a sign known by working hard, so the resting (and the gaining) can be very fulfilling.
When we take a look at the retrograde motion Jupiter will do in 2023, we can expect:
- One obvious topic here is an economies' burst, which implies that this transit will create unbalance in distribution. Greedy behaviors could affect the flow of resources thus creating a need to expand the markets.
- A psychological approach has to do with a chance to gain increased self-esteem and stability. By focusing on the long term goal, we can avoid falling into a stubborn behavior, or pushing things too hard. It is important to do your own part and to not accumulate excess hoping for bigger rewards.
- This could be a very good moment to invest.
So how does this affect all the 12 zodiac signs?
Jupiter's influence is both benefic yet excessive. Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) will see the better outcomes, also the water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces).
Aries Sun (March 22 – April 21) during Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus
Aries people will see this as a counterpoint in they new cycle started with Jupiter in Aries (1st half of 2023). A kind of resistance to the your impulsive nature. Understand this as a necessary break, so you can understand what drives you. Think of it as a clay: it needs to be still so it can dry and absorb the shape given, if not, it will turn into a dull piece of matter.
Taurus Sun (April 22 – May 21) during Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus
The most auspicious for those born during April and first days of May. It's a magnificent moment. Prepare yourself for a breakthrough in your own persona, as Jupiter is getting ready to meet Uranus in 2024! Accept all opportunities even if they seem to lead nowhere.
Gemini Sun (May 22 – June 20) during Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus
Geminis needs to embrace the silent method of believing that things happen even if you don't see them move. Try to be as open-minded as possible and not to dig your heels in too Deep just for the sake of proving a point.
Cancer Sun (June 21 – July 21) during Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus
For you this transit will bring strength to your friendship bindings and a solid base for you to express yourself in creative manners. The image here is that Jupiter acts as a dense material and your groups of friends will be an elastic net that help you (or need you to help) make something bounce and make it lighter. A huge feast where you can all share the harvest, even if it's in an artistical way. Be ready for new friendships!
Leo Sun (July 22 – August 20) during Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus
You must be very tired yet relieved after a burden goes away when Saturn leaves Aquarius, which caused you problems. Jupiter in Taurus will add pressure and you may find yourself busy at work. Your presence will be required everywhere. The focus is on getting things done. Build your own kingdom Leo!
Virgo Sun (August 21 – September 20) during Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus
For you, Virgo, Jupiter will have you aiming higher during this moment. It’s about expanding your boundaries! A sense of clarity will open up your route to your future. Just make sure you're not alone in this experience. This trip is better with some good sleep!
Libra Sun (September 21 – October 21) during Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus
A potentially tough time for Libra. You may discover deep ground you didn't know it existed, but a very good one for financial activities. Make good use of your resources to find gold beneath the dirt. Not everyone has to be welcome to your home, but you can take your home everywhere with you. Grow your light and learn from your shadow side during this period.
Scorpio Sun (October 22 – November 21) during Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus
For you this transit is about finding balance, not from others but within. Try to assimilate the lessons of the past. New ways of living and of seeing yourself from the outside. Put yourself first as you'll appreciate it.
Sagittarius Sun (November 22 – December 20) during Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus
You'll find this time mundane as there will be a lot of work to do through schedules and deadlines that draw your attention. Clocks get heavier and routines might seem set in stone. Try to take care of your body and find healthier habits. You'll know more from your body than from the world. Make space for naps and pet caring.
Capricorn Sun (December 21 – January 20) during Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus
This is an excellent time for your love life Capricorn! It’s an excellent time for being available to others, having dates or meetings. It will also give you time for yourself. This is a wonderful transit for having fun and taking up a past-time of hobby! If single, this transit is excellent for finding love and romance.
Aquarius Sun (January 21 – February 19) during Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus
This is a very good time to slow down, ground yourself and settle down. After Saturn leaves you in 2023 (at last!), you may need to fix or reduce your budget. It’s also a great time to lay your foundations for your future. There's abundance within, you're not empty.
Pisces Sun (February 20 – March 21) during Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus
This time of the year will give you a wide variety of options. Take your time to choose! Find something new to learn, and potentially a new skill. Its good to hear what nature has to tell you. Take short trips for adventures!