Four months of each year, we experience Jupiter retrograde, and luck comes to a bit of a standstill. Lucky for you, August 11th marks the end of this year’s Jupiter retrograde, which began April 10th, as the planet of luck and expansion now goes direct in the Fire sign of Sagittarius.
Due to the adventurous nature of Sagittarius, we will be ready to leap into new ventures in our careers, to seize the day, and make the most of the free-spirited energy in the air. You may have new opportunities that involve risks (ones you finally feel ready to take) arriving on your doorstep, or you may find yourself suddenly thinking of new ideas that seem to come out of nowhere.
Think about how you may have felt stalled in the money sector during the Jupiter retrograde 2019 period and get ready for that stalemate to be shot out of the atmosphere. We are finally starting to see the end of a wacky period of so many planets being in retrograde (Jupiter, Mercury, Chiron, Saturn, Pluto, Uranus, and Neptune) as Mercury has also gone direct and will officially be out of the post-shadow period on August 15th.
If the last paragraph sounded like Greek to you, don’t despair. You don’t have to speak astrology to get something valuable from this article today. First, let’s look at some questions we must answer to understand how a planet stationing direct changes the cosmic energetic landscape.
The two questions we need to answer are: how do planets in retrograde affect us, and what area of life does the planet Jupiter affect?
How Jupiter Retrograde Affected Your Life
We have spent four months in a time of reflection of the past when it comes to our success. When a planet is retrograde, we don’t expect things to move forward in the area of life that it traditionally effects. Jupiter, being the planet of fortune, expansion, and luck, is a planet that dictates a lot of the way in which we manifest new opportunities. We have likely spent the last month learning about how we have done things in the past in relation to our own expansion and that has allowed us to see where our own fears or actions may have blocked us in the past from being luckier.
During a retrograde, we glean the lessons from our past because our mind is more focused on the patterns that we have been playing out in our lives. We learn from those patterns and cut loose from the attitudes that don’t help us attract more success. While a retrograde may test our patience because it feels like we aren’t moving forward, in many ways, it’s a necessary step to be able to move forward when the planet stations direct.
We often are confronted with situations or people that remind us of moments in our past that we can learn from. Think about which memories have been playing in your mind from your past lately and how they are revealing secrets that will allow you to be more successful in the future. Jupiter retrograde was a time of internal inventory to see how we have been blocking success because of a bad attitude or negative expectations. Now that we are free of those bad vibes we have been carrying, it’s time to expand!
How Jupiter Going Direct Changes Things
And now for the fun part. We already know that Jupiter affects our luck and fortune, so how does it behave in the sign of Sagittarius? Well, what we know about Sagittarius is that it is known as the sign of the evolved soul. Sagittarius has a philosophical energy that wants to help society become better. People born under this sign seek to understand the world through adventure and exposure to new people, places, and ideas. Sagittarius is brave, loves travel, and always pushes the limits.
Now, as we mix the energy of Jupiter going direct with this wild fiery energy of Sagittarius, what we get is the need to speak directly about our dreams and visions for the future. Since Jupiter is actually Sagittarius’ ruling planet, this is an extra lucky placement. We are ready to set our aim on the dreams we didn’t dare to dream before and we are willing to do what it takes to get there. Oh, and don’t worry, the Sun in confident Leo right now is also going to lend extra support to all of your endeavors.
One way to capture this energy is to use the Tarot to get clear with your path. We have a Free 3-Card Career Reading that can help you tap into your intuition and set your sights high. Your inner wisdom is available to help guide you through this fun time and help you align with your soul’s greatest purpose. If you have been feeling a change coming, you were right. You can focus your energy on goals that will provide something good for the world and you can break out of your own comfort zone if you allow your soul to be your compass.
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Sometimes experiencing a big change in your life can feel like walking with a blindfold on. We search the endless jobs on the internet, we feel overwhelmed by choices, and we don’t know where to step next. Your own birth chart will shed light on the path that makes sense for you and your own unique skills. Take a gander at your birth chart to help you get in touch with your unique energy and what your soul came here to do.
You have a unique blueprint that can help you find that guidance without feeling like you’re walking in the dark. Look to your second house for your hidden talents as well as your tenth house for your career and public image potential. These are the tools that we at Astrology Answers rely on and know offer valuable accurate insights into who you are and why you are here! As we move into the second half of 2019, keep the positive momentum going by getting a heads-up on when those other planets will station direct with our Astrology Calendar.
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