JUPITER RETROGRADE: JUNE 20-OCT 18TH
Jupiter is the big dog in the sky that everyone loves and it is very powerful as it prepares to go retrograde June 20-Oct 18th in the sign of Aquarius at around 7 degrees. The natal chart of the US has its natal Moon here so this may bode well for the US over the next few weeks. The last part of the retrograde will be in Capricorn as it back-tracks briefly there Sept. 14-Nov. 20th and stays in late degrees of Capricorn at 28-29 degrees much of September- November. Planets at the late degree of a sign are a bit unsettled–like a person changing jobs, moving, or changing relationships so September/October/November may be more complicated for Pisces and Sagittarius rising.
Jupiter is very powerful in the sky 5 days before and 5 days after station so still very powerful June 15-25th until and it is a powerful week of expansion, good luck, and wisdom and this will be felt mostly on Thursday, June 17th and 24th, the days ruled by Jupiter.
The slowdown is happening in the constellation of Shatabhiska (Aquarius 6.40-20.00) and ruled by Rahu and it is a constellation that supports technology and healing and invention and scientific research so those energies will come out strongly.
From a perspective of financial astrology, Jupiter retrograde June 20-Oct 16th may slow marketing in business and it also can slow economic expansion so by the time 2nd quarter GDP comes out in July, we will see the economy slow. It is also a time for slower marketing so if you are a businessman, so take this knowledge and work harder through June 20th and realize market projects may get delayed this summer and early fall. Sometimes the stock market will peak around Jupiter station and some kind of high or secondary high seems likely the week of June 21-25th with the Mercury and Jupiter stationing and Jupiter trining the Sun exactly on June 23r and Neptune stationing on June 25th. These are all expansive aspects for wild speculative energy in many markets but then suddenly it will be over the following week and into the summer. Our sense is that the stock market may put in an important high that week for a while but these things change quickly so stay in touch with our market letters at www.fortucast.com. (To get a trial of our financial reports, visit www.fortucast.com )
If you were born with Jupiter retrograde in your chart, then when it goes retrograde in transit, it will trigger your issues. People born with Jupiter retrograde will be motivated to win back things they have lost so business people may get hit by more refund requests or calling in loans or rebate requests. Jupiter governs husbands and male relationships so women may start feeling like they could do better with their spouse and think about trading them in. Jupiter retrograde can be lazy, over-optimistic, and thus miss opportunities. Jupiter may become too generous and reach out to help abandoned or rejected people and projects and so be sure to evaluate whether you really have the time to put out this effort–though always a good one.
Jupiter is connected to the liver which has over 750 major functions in the body and can be slowed by this transit particularly if you have this combination in your natal chart or have a tendency toward liver problems. Make sure to drink warm water with a freshly squeezed lemon every morning which is the best way to keep your liver toned up. May be a good month for a liver cleanse if you can handle it. Avoid taxing your liver by overeating or eating very complicated fatty foods. Jupiter also has connections to the pancreas so will be important not to eat too many sweets or over-indulge and a strong Retrograde Saturn continues to push anxiety and we turn toward relief and our food cravings may get out of hand.
The spinal twist is a key posture for the next 5 months as it supports the liver and you may need to do the cow pose which also strengthens the liver. (see below). Of course, make sure you get proper training from these poses from a qualified yoga instructor and do not strain.
Of course, charts are very individual and our general articles impact people differently. If you are Pisces or Sagittarius rising, have Jupiter retrograde in your chart or if you have key planets at 28 Capricorn to 8 Aquarius, you will be impacted more by the planetary station or if you are in a Jupiter mahadasha or sub-period or a Pisces or Sagittarius period in Chara Dasha. Again transits are only about 20% of the prediction.
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