Enthusiastic #Jupiter, the happy-go-lucky planet of expansion and growth, has slowed down and turned backward in the sign of #Virgo from January 7, 2016 through May 9, 2016.
** When Jupiter is Retrograde, expansion or growth in your life stops abruptly. All sorts of external energies are sapped away from you that you need to look into your internal self for survival. You need to put in much energy and commitment than normally warranted for your projects. When Jupiter is retrograde certain things that have been clinging onto you would be removed and you need to continue your journey without that, but ultimately it would be for your general well-being only.
During this time, we may not feel as optimistic about things, and our plans to tackle big new ideas or endeavors will slow and perhaps stall. But Jupiter is a philosophical planet and Virgo is an analytical sign, so we can still use this time to contemplate our beliefs and expectations, and re-examine where we’re headed.
We all have inner wisdom if we take the time to listen to it, and Jupiter Retrograde encourages just that: Take a time out, slow down and listen to your inner voice. What is it telling you to do? It should be easier to hear now.
Do you like your job? Are you happy in your relationship? Have you been fooling yourself about something? Jupiter Retrograde asks those kinds of questions, and gives you more than three months to think about the answers before going direct.
Even while retrograde, bountiful Jupiter wants to help you figure out how to grow and change and become the best version of yourself. Use this time wisely — it’s a gift!
When Jupiter turns retrograde, the action of Jupiter is reversed so that the emphasis is upon inner awareness and inner growth. It is an excellent time to get in touch with personal integrity. Jupiter rules role playing in order evoke a positive external reaction. When transiting Jupiter is afflicting natal planets, you will find yourself dealing with phoniness in both yourself and others. When Jupiter is retrograde, you should evaluate how you are not being honest with yourself because you are playing a role that is disloyal to your true self. When opportunities arise while Jupiter is retrograde, they are the result of seeds planted in the past from people met or connections made in the past.
Jupiter retrograde is more spiritual and philosophical so it is a time to explore philosophies, possibly something simpler from a time in your past. According to Delphine Jay, this period may produce an event that reminds you of a time when you had a better perspective on life. She furthermore feels that it is an excellent time to complete Jupitarian projects such as going back to school to complete your education, taking a long distance trip that you have postponed, and making a connection with a long lost friendship. It is a good time to take spiritual or philosophical courses with the objective of gaining a better perspective on life.
Because of the spiritual approach to this Jupiter transit, it is not a time to initiate material activities. A business which starts while Jupiter is retrograde will find that much of the business is connected with altruistic and charitable concerns and good causes. Too much help is given for which the company will not receive payment. Obviously, it is excellent for initiating a humanitarian or fund-raising project.
In my chart interpretation, I use the key phrase for the House-position of Jupiter retrograde that it is an area wherein you are able to restore to life things or relationships that are considered dead or dying. Jupiter natally retrograde in the 2nd and 4th House is good for restoring objects or property for resale. It is good for restoring troubled relationships ruled by the various houses. Therefore, it can be assumed that, when Jupiter is transiting retrograde, it is a good time to restore any project or relationship that is failing.
I consider Jupiter to be the relating principle in a chart – how we reach out and connect with others and what we relate to most easily. During the retrograde cycle, make the effort to revive that which is failing as ruled by the House-position of the transiting retrograde. Make the effort to go back and make the connection.
*** The Rest Will Flow ***
With two planetary retrogrades and Mars in tactical Scorpio, 2016 is off to a slow, but gradual and deliberate start. As the New Year sets in, Jupiter’s retrograde station at 23°14′ Virgo, on January 7, encourages us to slow down, pull back and make sure we aren’t wandering off the Path that is right for us.
When in retrogradation, planets reflect a contemplative, internalized turn of the energy they represent. In keeping with the cyclical laws of our Universe, retrogrades orchestrate the ebbs and flows of our existence, allowing us to pause and re-evaluate the spheres of life that fall under their domain. With cosmic wanderer Jupiter’s backspin through the meticulous sign of the Virgin, it’s like the Universe is handing us a looking glass through which we’re meant to review the broader map of our journey, down to the finest details, and make the necessary course corrections in case we’re deviating from our trajectory. Until May 9, day of the direct station, at 13°15′ of Virgo, we may experience a deceleration of the pace of our growth; however, in case we’ve been steaming ahead without consideration for what is truly best for us, a few hold-ups and delays are necessary for us to draw on our inner wisdom, in order to better evaluate what’s come our way so far, and whether or not the latest developments are aligned with our beliefs, purpose and quest for happiness. It’s the perfect time to integrate our broader vision and larger plan with the details we’ve missed, and determine which opportunities hold real staying power and actual potential to blossom into solid realities.
Even though it might be shocking to witness people and situations we used to rely on, but weren’t really adding to our growth, getting jettisoned from our life, it’s important to adjust accordingly and stay open to the new possibilities that fill up the emptied spaces. This is not the end of our journey; we’re merely dropping the burden in excess so that we can get closer to our destination.
This process of Soul-searching and re-evaluation will likely cause Virgoan themes to pop: service, health, and technical skills, and their respective roles in fostering, or undermining, our recent (specifically from October 12, 2015, date of Jupiter’s ingress in the shadow zone) expansion, our progress, our faith and capacity for understanding. Issues related to the house Jupiter is moving through in the Birth Chart will also come up for review. Our analytical assessment of the present circumstances might come under question, and require further elaboration, but there is no need to push too hard: paying due attention to inner feelings and intuitions over these subjects should cause insights to unfold spontaneously.
* Jupiter will leave the retrograde zone on August 7. By then, we should finally have a handle on what hopes, beliefs and concrete situations are more suited to our next level of inner growth.
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** Overall, Jupiter retrograde 2016 is very promising, suggesting plenty of personal, spiritual and material growth. Success can be achieved in whatever area of life that needs more fulfillment, from new love relationships to breaking addictions, overseas travels or accumulating wealth. The actual Jupiter retrograde period itself does present a challenge involving self-control. This karmic test has to be passed before the full potential of Jupiter good fortune, success and happiness can be unleashed.
** Jupiter Retrograde Meaning:
Jupiter retrograde in the natal chart means that there was a problem in achieving goodness of the soul a previous life. This certainly does not indicate a bad soul, but that there will be some lessons or extra effort required this life in order to achieve goodness of the soul, to be genuinely happy and content.
Jupiter retrograde by position and aspect shows the areas of life, or the personality traits and behaviors, which specifically require extra development. The optimum Jupiter nature is broad-minded, happy, comfortable and content. A healthy Jupiter is continually growing and expanding in philosophical and spiritual outlook. The aim is to be charitable, generous, friendly and welcoming to all people, regardless of social status, religion, cultural or ethnic background.
Jupiter retrograde in the chart could show as greed, selfishness, gluttony, extravagance, wastefulness or self-righteousness. Addiction, intolerance, bigotry, ignorance or showing off may be holding you back. Whatever is stunting your personal and spiritual growth is what Jupiter retrograde focuses on. This could well have been an ongoing problem hindering success over many incarnations. Events or relationships will keep reinforcing the problem area this life, especially during Jupiter retrograde phases.
Jupiter retrograde in transit is a regular cycle occurring every 13 months and lasting for about 4 months. Transiting Jupiter retrograde represents a time of philosophical or spiritual introspection and reflection. During the previous months since Jupiter entered the retrograde zone, you will have been dealing with particular issues involving growth and development, happiness and success.
Jupiter retrograde means that whatever area of growth you have been developing is so important, that extra time is needed to take stock and make sure everything in order before you continue. You may be tested to make sure you are ready to receive the good fortune, new romance, or increased wealth you seek.
On the other hand, it could be that a negative Jupiter behavior such as greed or addiction has been getting out of control. In this case, the Jupiter retrograde months will offer a chance to recognize and admit the problem. Things may get so out of control that an intervention or some drastic event must occur in order to shake you out of your complacency or ignorance.
By the time Jupiter stations direct, you should have come to terms with the relevant issues and be prepared for the next phase. In the third and final Jupiter retrograde phase, from the direct station until Jupiter leaves the retrograde zone, positive growth and develop can bound ahead toward ultimate success and happiness.
Jupiter stations retrograde on 7 January 2016 at 23°14′ Virgo. Fixed star Denebola at 21♍ 50 will have a mixed influence on Jupiter. This star in the Tail of the Lion is associated with misfortune and disappointment. This is actually, just what might be needed to initiate the self-analysis required to overcome any negative Jupiter behaviors. Denebola also gives self-control and generosity, both of which will be desperately needed considering the following challenging aspect to Jupiter.
Moon square Jupiter reinforces the potential dangers inherent in Jupiter retrograde phases. A tendency toward excess when it comes to spending, food, alcohol or drugs, may result in reaching rock bottom. The lack of discipline associated with this aspect will be alleviated somewhat by Denebola. However, extravagance, overspending, greed and generally going overboard, could reach that critical point where something has to give.
Even if the pre-retrograde phase has been one of increasing wealth and happiness, Moon square Jupiter warns of over confidence leading to self undoing. Remember, Jupiter retrograde will bring tests to make sure you are ready to receive the material or spiritual gifts you have been working towards. Boastfulness or excessive pride will reduce the odds of maximizing success.
Lack of faith and disloyalty associated with Moon square Jupiter are very important. In the case of Jupiter retrograde 2016 manifesting as a struggle for self-control, then lack of self-belief during low points could lead to the stuffing of ones face or buying a pack of smokes. In the case of increasing good fortune, then seeking a trophy wife may lead to the loss of a true love. Thinking you are above others and other indiscretions could be seen as treachery in the eyes of loved ones and may never be forgiven.
Jupiter conjunct North Node suggests that this retrograde phase will result in positive growth and indicates success. Jupiter retrograde in general, and this aspect in particular, reinforce the karmic importance and need for growth in the particular area of life being affected.
Jupiter stations direct on 9 May 2016 at 13°15′ Virgo. The growth phase gains new momentum now after four months of checks and balances. It is important to mention at this point, that this interpretation is a general one, describing the background influences that affect each and every one of us. How each phase of Jupiter retrograde 2016 affects you individually will depend on the transit made to your natal chart.
This final phase of growth is more complicated than in previous phases, as shown in the chart below.
Venus trine Jupiter is an excellent omen for love and money. It is the strongest relevant aspect because Venus is the most personal planet linked to Jupiter. It suggests happiness and success whether you have been struggling or succeeding. This is particularly good if romance has been your focus. Anything to do with finances is also favored, whether is be increasing your income or growing your investments. Fun is the main game here, but the following aspects do place conditions on that.
Jupiter square Saturn is contradictory to the above aspect to an extent, especially regarding wealth. It suggests that over the next three months, it will be a battle to hold onto any gains already made. This aspect tends to retard growth, or at least means you have to work much harder to make gains.
If addiction has been the major issue, then this aspect indicates a period of hard work, withdrawal and keeping to yourself to minimize relapse. Financially, even good conditions will require thrift as future prosperity is not guaranteed.
Jupiter opposite Neptune sparks curiosity and experimentation to alleviate spiritual growing pains. In your spiritual journey to understand the truth, tension may rise as result of going to extremes in behavior and belief. There is an increased risk of negative consequences such as disappointment and loss due to over optimism, addiction or gambling, especially if there is a natal tendency toward these things.
Your personal, professional and spiritual growth will be challenged. It’s OK to keep an open mind if any offers or promises are made. Make use of your curiosity to learn all you can through study and travel but remember to take a common sense approach if things seem too good to be true.
Jupiter trine Pluto does suggest that if the precautions suggested above are taken, large-scale success will result from Jupiter retrograde 2016. This aspect gives increased power and influence to positively transform your own life, your environment, and the lives of other people.
The transitions on the way could include promotion on the career, leading to increased wealth and power. Journeys made now will also greatly transform your outlook on life, and be remembered as once in a lifetime experiences. Overall, a very satisfying and evolving phase of life.
Jupiter leaves the retrograde zone on 7 August 2016 at 23°14′ Virgo. In this chart for the end of the whole Jupiter retrograde cycle you will find the only relevant aspect is Jupiter quincunx Uranus. This aspect applies to the ongoing results of the growth phase undertaken during Jupiter retrograde 2016. It suggests there will be some uncertainty ahead about how much of the growth, happiness and good fortune to share with others. Is it being too selfish to keep your hard-earned success to yourself?
You may become skeptical about the motivations of other people. This would be especially true in the case of having increased your wealth, wondering if new friends are attracted to you or your money. In the case of having beaten an obsession or addiction, you may find that there are too many temptations involved in hanging around the old crew with their similar weaknesses.
It is common after a growth spurt that your beliefs and values undergo change. You may swing from one extreme to the other in the process of adjusting to your new reality. The value you place on certain lifestyles or morals may remain in a state of flux for several months.
* Jupiter Retrograde 2016 Summary:
The entire Jupiter retrograde 2016 phase points to success in achieving the growth necessary to find greater happiness, fulfillment and satisfaction in life.
The retrograde phase starting in January 2016 represents a major test of faith and self-control. Any addictive behaviors will need to be addressed. Get a health checkup if worried about the C word. Even if you have been enjoying more love, money or happiness, this second phase of the cycle requires careful consideration of the implications resulting from your good fortune.
Jupiter direct in May 2016 points to overall success and happiness, but comes with a few catches. Challenging aspects from Jupiter direct to Saturn square Neptune means ongoing moderation and common sense is needed. This is no time to be gloating or thinking you are home free.
Jupiter leaving the retrograde zone in August 2016 brings the to an end this current cycle of karmic growth. The outlook in the months ahead is of adjusting to the new and improved conditions. This may involve some changes to your values and beliefs. You may also find that you start mixing with different types of people, more suited to your new level of spiritual growth.
Jupiter Retrograde Dates:
7 January 2016 to 9 May 2016 – 13 to 23 Virgo
6 February 2017 to 9 June 2017 – 13 to 23 Libra
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During next 4 months, Jupiter goes back from 1st quarter of Uttara Phalguni nakshatra to Poorva Phalguni in same sign
Between 08 January 2016 (09:16 IST) – 18 February 2016 (20:55 IST) – Jupiter retrograde motion in Uttara Phalguni nakshatra (owned by Sun).
Between 18 February 2016 (20:56 IST) – 09 May 2016 (17:15 IST) – Jupiter retrograde motion in Poorva Phalguni nakshatra (owned by Venus).
There will be noticeable changes in lives of those who have Sun and Venus as one of the ruling planet (either born on Sunday or Friday, born in ascendants or moon signs of Leo, Taurus, Libra, born with moon in Bharani, Krittika, Poorva Phalguni, Uttara Phalguni, Poorvashada or Uttarashada nakshatras).
If you have recently started some new work and it got stuck, then initial months of 2016 will be best time to finish them and see results from May 2016.
If Sun or Venus owns or signifies benefic houses in your horoscope like 1,2,3,4,6,9,11 then expect highly positive changes to come after Jupiter goes direct again in May.
If you are going through Vimsottari dasa of Venus or Sun and planning to start any new job or project or even make huge changes to your home or business, then it is advisable to wait till second week of May 2016.
Discussions, Paperwork, Agreements etc can be done before May, but field work should be postponed until Jupiter goes direct.
Time period between 25 March – 09 May 2016 is not advisable for any major transactions, relocating etc as two major planets Saturn and Jupiter will remain retrograde. Mars also goes retrograde during second half of April 2016, which complicates things further.
Guru Chandal Yoga with retrograde Jupiter, Stationary and retrograde Mars, retrograde Saturn make this period favorable only to terrorists, mafia and few cunning politicians.
Jupiter is planet of expansion and optimism and it is transiting the sign of recognition and creativity. This makes few of you recieve big opportunities or pushed to do your thing more obviously.
Applause is a very big deal in Leo.
Heart patients, speculators, Drama or Movie artists, writers, Managers need to be cautious during this period.
Food donations will increase, and so will adulteration of food and beverages.
Obesity will increase and so will cyber crime.
Gold Price will be stable and starts increasing slowly.
American economy will not pickup despite $ rate being steady.
Born with Jupiter Retograde in Personal Horoscope
Retrograde planets in horoscope tell you why certain things would come to you later in Life than others, such as a fulfilling relationship or marriage, financial abundance, career opportunities, education, children etc.
If that planet is Jupiter, then you will face delayed results in one of these events : Marriage, Children, Financial Gains, Career or Business establishment, Long cherished dreams etc.
And every year’s Jupiter retrograde period of 4 months will prepare you for something better coming during its direct motion.
Few personal events like family life, children, own house, financial wellbeing can come late than usual and that too after learning some lessons.
However, spiritual enlightenment can come earlier than usual, compared to others.
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уσυ cαnnσт ρσυr σn σтнєrѕ
ωιтнσυт gєттιng α fєω drσρѕ
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