Jupiter, the planet of luck, expansion, and knowledge, goes retrograde on April 10, 2019. It will stay retrograde until August 11, 2019, and then it will turn direct and move forward again. When Jupiter is retrograde you have a chance to nab some opportunities you may have missed over the last five months.
This is not like Mercury retrograde. You’re probably familiar with Mercury going into retrograde. That happens three or four times a year and can cause a great deal of havoc in your life. This is because Mercury rules communication (like your computer and phone), transportation (your car or truck) and daily routines (your ever-growing list of things to do). When Mercury goes retrograde it can feel like your workload just doubled.
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Jupiter in retrograde is different. Jupiter rules luck, abundance, and wisdom. Where Jupiter is in your chart, you are protected. This doesn’t mean you won’t have challenges; challenges are what help you grow. But when Jupiter is protecting you, help and answers you need are available to you when you need them.
Jupiter retrograde in 2019 has some unique qualities. At the time Jupiter turns retrograde, it will exactly oppose the moon. You may find some people in your life are opposed to the choices you’re making. You may have to make a case for yourself to justify your position and thinking.
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Jupiter makes a trine to the sun. You may experience a lot of confidence and enthusiasm during this period. It’s easy to find things you’re passionate about and your talents become evident to others.
Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node make a challenging aspect to Jupiter. During this retrograde period, you may find yourself going against the norms of your upbringing. You may be stepping away from the traditional family career path. Focusing on growth and wisdom may be something others say is out of character for you (little do they know, right?).
Mercury is squaring Jupiter. You may have trouble explaining why you want to travel or study or move in this chosen direction. But you don’t need to convince anyone but yourself.
Here’s a look at what this Jupiter retrograde period will mean for you.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Jupiter is at the top of your chart, making it one of the most important energies for you this year. Education is strong and you may consider going back to school. Jupiter retrograde is creating motion, and you may consider moving out of state or even out of the country—even if this means moving away from family and friends. There are opportunities for you to fund these endeavors if you ask as Jupiter brings luck. A new career—learn as you go!—may present itself to you. Creative energies like writing, script writing, filmmaking, theater, comedy, and acting are all highlighted. Your career is protected now, giving you a little time to find a better job, if you want.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
This is a financially strong period for you. It’s good to study investing and methods of creating passive income. Look for groups who meet about investing—especially creating online businesses, buying and selling stocks, and real estate speculation. This is a good year to finish up school or to redouble efforts to bring grades up. You can find help with study techniques and easy hacks for enhancing memory. You can also ask teachers or counselors for more help now if needed to complete your degree. Jupiter is protecting you when you travel. If you want to go to more exotic places in the world, this is the time.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Jupiter brings luck to your area of relationships. If you are dating, you can move your relationship to the next level such as living together, engagement, or marriage. If you’re looking for love, this is a very good time to put yourself out there. You have more divine guidance in this area now than you’ve had in years. Look online for dating hacks to make it easier for you to meet new people and make a connection. During this transit, your finances are protected by Jupiter. This is a good time to contact people who owe you money and finally get paid. You can also find help with investing, getting loans, or negotiating better terms for debt repayment.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Jupiter travels through your areas of job and health routines. You have luck around your job and changes in your job can really benefit you. If you stay, you may find more harmony with the people you work with. This is a great time to get into some healthy routines with exercise or eating. New healthy habits are easier to stick to. You can find the best diet for your body type and the best exercise to help your body that is both fun and interesting. Jupiter is protecting your relationships during this period. A recent falling out can be mended. You may get back together with a past love or, because Jupiter does protect, you may dodge that bullet and not get back together.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Jupiter travels through your area of creativity, fertility, children, and fun. If you’ve wanted to get pregnant, you have more help now finding the right doctors, treatments, or times. You may find you are spending more time around children. Additionally, you can have creative breakthroughs in your art, acting, music, or dance. This is a good time to put your creative work out into the world. The seeds you plant in this area may sprout into education or career opportunities. Your health is protected during this period meaning if you come down with something you will easily find a helpful person or a cure for what ails you.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Jupiter is moving through your area of home, family, nurturing, and family patterns. During this time, you may be thinking about moving; likewise, someone may be moving into (or out of!) your house. You might decorate or expand the house in some way. A great use of this energy is to expand the house by creating a rental unit on the property. There can be more contact with extended family at this time. Children and creative projects are protected by Jupiter at this time. You will intuitively know when your kids need you. You can find solutions to the issues they bring you. A creative project thought lost can be recovered.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Jupiter is traveling through your area of communication, thinking, writing, neighbors, and siblings. You are likely to have increased contact with siblings. An estranged relationship with a sibling or neighbor may be healed. It’s likely you will be doing a lot of communication during this period. You may be speaking in public, writing, or be very active on social media. You can increase your following on your blog or YouTube channel at this time. Jupiter is protecting your home now. If you’re looking for a new home, you can find a wonderful place that fits your list of wants. If you want to stay put, you have the opportunity to do so though recognize “moving” energy will be back again next year.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Jupiter is traveling through your area of finances, possessions, and self-worth. It’s likely your income will expand during this time. You can negotiate increases in salary. You can also make good headway on a side-businesses and partnership venture. During this time your possessions increase, and you may find you can acquire something you’ve wanted for a long, long time. Communication and your vehicle are protected at this time. Any scrapes your car gets into will be covered by you or the other guy’s insurance. Any misunderstandings happening through missent emails or hasty texts can be smoothed over.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Jupiter is in your sign, expanding your confidence and influence. You are the person people are turning to for answers and help. You are at the top of your game and you can stay that way long after this aspect has finished by making a lot of connections with important people. Seek out friends who you look up to. Make connections with important people in your industry. Create some stretch goals for yourself as you are lucky now. Your finances are protected during this retrograde period. This means money lost can be recovered, items broken can be replaced and with just a little effort you can make more money than you have in previous years.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Jupiter is traveling through your area of intuition, hidden talents, and vision. During this period you may have dreams that answer questions and guide you. You may feel more connected spiritually and have happy coincidences bring you big opportunities. Others will point out your talents, ones you may not have recognized you possessed. Your physical self is protected now. You have an active guardian angel with you. This means you can do fun things like white water rafting, ballooning, and rock climbing. You will have people around you who are watching out for you. You can release fears and live a more carefree life now.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Jupiter is traveling through your area of friends, groups, humanitarian endeavors, and future plans. This is a good time to consider that charity trip with your church to deliver food or medicine. You may expand the number of friends you have now. Joining hobby groups and professional organizations is beneficial now. That said, you are protected now when you’re at home, especially at night when you sleep. You can get better rest as any help you need will be right there for you. If you’re needing medical procedures during this time you will find the best doctors and the most helpful and empathetic nurses.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Jupiter is traveling through your area of career and reputation. This is a good time to look for a new career or climb the career ladder in your current job. It’s likely you will be supported by the right people above you on the ladder. It’s possible now to get letters of recommendation or testimonials. Your reputation is improving and you are known by more people. Jupiter is protecting your future at this time. This means it’s good to have goals and work towards them. If you’re heading the right direction Jupiter will accelerate your progress. If you’re not Jupiter will gently guide you to the right path.
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