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Jupiter Retrograde ~ July 23 to Nov. 18, 2010

Jupiter via NASA

The planet of expansion, Jupiter, stations on July 23 to join a host of celestial bodies already into their retrograde cycle -- Chiron, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Jupiter retrogrades from July 23 to November 18, 2010, returns to Pisces on September 9, 2010 and re-enters Aries on January 22, 2011.

While retrograde, our focus turn inward to re-evaluate where we are going and reassess our belief systems/life philosophies. We may find blockages where once an open path lay before us. Expect delays, obstacles and difficulties even if previously, or historically, there were none. Jupiter and Uranus revisit their June 8 conjunctions on September 18, 2010 and January 4, 2011 (same day as the Solar Eclipse in Capricorn). Unlike their initial June meeting which occurred in Aries, their two following unions are in Pisces.

Following the standard with any retrograde planet, this Jupiter retrograde period is a time for the prefix "re" -- reflect, review, reorganize, redefine, re-examine, repair, reassess. Jupiter is the bringer of hope, benefits, happiness, and opportunities. He represents our aspirations, ideals, belief systems, and our capacity for personal growth on every level -- higher education, experiences, and exposure to other cultures/religions/spirituality/philosophies. He also rules justice, publishing and travel.

In the enterprising sign of Aries, Jupiter is that glimmer of hope that pushes us into action, regardless of whatever challenges are thrown our way. His focus is on living up to our ideals, recognizing our potential and forging ahead willfully. Reconnect with the self while Jupiter is in this introspective state. Cut through the noise -- whether it's our own mind, others' opinions or the busy-ness of daily life that disconnects us from our core self. Determine where our true motivations lie and what our deepest desires may be.

In the enlightened sign of Pisces, Jupiter is the generosity of heart that allows for compassion, complete understanding of our interconnectedness and our ability to tap into a more collective type of consciousness. Everything matters. What little we do or don't do. What small ideas we act upon. What energy we surround ourselves with and project onto others or the world around us. It all matters. It's all connected. We are all, individually, part of a bigger whole.

How might Jupiter's retrograde motion influence you? Look to the house/s governed by Pisces and Aries or if you have your natal chart, look at where 23 degrees of Pisces to 3 degrees of Aries falls in your chart. This is the area Jupiter will revisit during his retrograde period.

Those who have natal planets or house angles at 3 degrees of Aries back to 23 degrees of Pisces may experience Jupiter's retrograde cycle more pronounced than others. Unsure if you have natal planets/house angles between 23 degrees of Pisces and 3 degrees of Aries? Cast your own birth chart -- birth date, time and place required.

Alternatively, I am also available for personal astrology consultations. Are you celebrating a birthday? Schedule your session for a Solar Return (birthdays) or 3-Chart Reading (detailed natal & overall outlook for the next 12 months) or request a quote for a more customized reading tailored to your needs. You might also consider giving a loved one the gift of insight.

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