JUPITER RETROGRADE: JULY 28-NOV 23RD
Jupiter is the big dog in the sky that everyone loves and it is very powerful as it prepares to go retrograde on July 28th in the sign of PISCES at around 14 degrees and will retrograde back to about 4 degrees of Pisces into Nov. 23rd. Benefits are more powerful to do good during their retrograde energies and it may offset some of the difficulties of Saturn retrograde in Capricorn. We are not worried about the aspect from Saturn in Capricorn to Jupiter in Pisces because it is a wide aspect (now 15 degrees) and Saturn retrograde is focusing more on Capricorn than looking forward to Pisces.
Jupiter is very powerful in the sky 5 days before and 5 days after station so still very powerful July 24-August 1 it is a powerful week of expansion, good luck, and wisdom, and this will be felt mostly on Thursdays, June 21st and 28th, the days ruled by Jupiter.
The slowdown is happening in the constellation of Uttarbhadrapada (Pisces 3.20-16.40) and ruled by Saturn and it is a constellation that supports higher wisdom and spiritual growth.
From a perspective of financial astrology, Jupiter retrograde July 28-Nov. 23rd may slow marketing in business and it also can slow economic expansion so by the time the 3rd quarter GDP comes out in Oct, we will see the economy slow. It is also a time for slower marketing so if you are a businessman, take this knowledge and work harder through July 28th and realize market projects may get delayed this summer and early fall. Sometimes the stock market will stop rallying around Jupiter station but it is always complex and the stock market is very oversold now anyways.
With interest rate hikes coming on July 27th, the market may be falling into that announcement the week of July 25. Stay in touch with our market forecasting 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. Maybe a good month for a liver cleanses 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 14 Pisces to 4 Pisces where the retrograde is happening., 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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