Jupiter stations retrograde on September 4th, in the sign of Taurus. Jupiter will remain in retrograde until December 30, 2023.
Jupiter is the planet of expansion, so as it travels retrograde, it tends to expand issues that need our attention.
Let’s take a deep dive into the energies of Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus and what you can expect-
Jupiter in Retrograde
Ancient astrologers believed that when a planet entered retrograde, it was traveling through the underworld, unearthing hidden knowledge and tapping into more of the shadow qualities that we tend to ignore.
Jupiter is generally considered the planet of light, but it, too has a shadowy side. Remember, it is the planet of expansion, and just as it can expand abundance and our wishes and dreams, it can also expand the stuff we don’t want to look at, the stuff that we push away, sweep under the rug, or bottle up because it’s too painful or uncomfortable to confront.
Jupiter Retrograde may just bring some of this up to the surface for us. It may just shine a spotlight on the shadowy side of a situation we have been dealing with, or on a relationship, or even just in our own psyche.
When things expand into view, it allows us to see more details, a greater perspective, and a deeper truth. The more we look, the more likely we are to see and understand.
Whatever unfolds under this Jupiter Retrograde, don’t shy away from gazing deeper. Allow your field of view to be expanded, and stay open to whatever comes into the picture. You may just gain a new perspective or be able to see things from a higher and more accurate point of view.
The day a planet stations retrograde and stations direct are the strongest days, so these are the points you will want to pay the most attention to.
Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus
Jupiter will retrograde from 15 degrees of Taurus back to 5 degrees of Taurus. Just before Jupiter is pulled into retrograde territory to begin retracing its steps, it was hovering close to Uranus.
The eventual meeting of Jupiter and Uranus is a rare and fated event that won’t happen until April 2024. But the fact that Jupiter got super close before this retrograde journey holds a clue as to what may stir around this time for us. But more on this later!
Jupiter retrograde in Taurus will expand what needs to come to our attention, but we are likely to find our financial situation highlighted also. Financial markets may also be in the news around this time.
Jupiter in Taurus is about making plans for the future, especially when it comes to our finances. Its energy favors secure, solid, and stable organization and growth, so try to think along these lines when it comes to any money matters that may present.
Energetically, Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus, can also influence our feelings of self-worth and value. What do we choose to give our value to? We may find our sentiment around what we deem worthy and valuable shifting at this time, or evolving to be more aligned with a higher vision.
Jupiter Retrograde and Revisiting the Past
All retrogrades require us to look back over the past to assess, revisit, and review things that still need our attention. The period we are covering in this Jupiter Retrograde is from around May to September 2023.
If something significant happened in your life during this window of, expect this Jupiter Retrograde to bring more insights, more clarity, and a new, expanded view.
As always, to make this energy come alive, you need to work with it. You can do that by using the Jupiter Retrograde energies to set intention, plus can try these journal prompts and exercises.
Jupiter Retrograde Exercises
1.) If you could make any changes to your financial situation, what would they be?
2.) Think of an issue that has been troubling you. In a perfect world, how would this scenario be resolved or made easier for you? Once you have written down all that comes to mind, reflect on whether any of it is actually possible right now, if so, how can you implement these plans today?
3.) How can you shift to a more abundant mindset? Are there thoughts that are keeping you limited or in a scarcity mindset? Pay attention to any thoughts around lack, insecurity, or not being deserving.
4.) Look back from the period of May – September 2023, what has expanded in your life? What has been contracted? What would you like to see more of?