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When a retrograde happens,
the planetary forces are moving backward or are reversed.
So things tend to get a little backward and mucked up.
When the planet named for the ruler of the Roman gods is in retrograde, you know its time to slow down.
Jupiter Represents : Luck, expansion, opportunity, travel, wisdom. Ruler of the sign Sagittarius
Jupiter takes around 12 years to do a complete revolution around the sun, is retrograde for about 4 months each year.
When Jupiter goes retrograde it is good to review our visions, ideals, and belief systems in life.
When the planet of Opportunity is retracing its steps, it is time to start checking back with opportunities that did not pan out initially.
The planet of wisdom revisiting the part of the Heavens it just passed through suggests finding wisdom by reviewing the past events in your life.
When Jupiter is Retrograde, expansion or growth in your life stops abruptly.
All sorts of external energies are sucked away from you, so that you need to look into your internal self for survival.
You need to put in much more energy and commitment than normally warranted for your projects.
There will be things that you have been clinging to that will be removed and you will need to continue your journey without them, but ultimately it is for your benefit.
*Now, everyone thinks of a Retrograde as only one phase, but there are actually three phases:
#1 First Shadow zone = The planet introduces itself by bringing up some issue or creating an event in life.
2/6/2017 Jupiter first shadow zone:
From now until when Jupiter stations retrograde is called the first shadow period. During this phase you will get an idea of the personal growth and happiness issues that may be of concern during the retrograde phase
#2 Second Shadow zone or Retrograde= the planet during its retrograde phase “revisits” that issue or event, which may also entail delaying the resolution or realization of action.
6/9/2017 Jupiter second shadow zone/retrograde:
This second shadow period lasts until Jupiter leaves the retrograde zone on 9 September 2017. Areas of life that were a major focus during the Jupiter retrograde phase can now be worked on
#3 Retrograde finale= Having returned to direct motion, the planet again advances , which causes the final resolution or fruition of what was brought up in phase 1.
9/9/2017 Jupiter retrograde finale:
This completes the final phase of Jupiter retrograde 2017. The outlook is extremely positive after that questionable shadow direct phase.
These are things to expect:
A stopping of all forward motion, new business going at a sluggish pace, travel plans going awry, unexpected luck and twist of fortune for the better, hindrances in new business, travel, forward motion, wisdom,luck.
This is how you can use it your advantage:
Instead of the Jupiterian “go, go, go”- try slow, slow, slow. Use this time to work on and finish old business left undone, clear up loose ends, check on opportunities/projects/friendships that didn’t bear any fruit originally. Examine your internal workings, belief systems, goals, life track. Give your life a review and make sure that you are going in the correct direction.
These are the opportunities that you will have during this retrograde:
Figure out your next life step, figuring out just how resourceful you can be, figuring how patient and content you can be.
This is what you can learn from it:
Lessons that Jupiter retrograde can teach us…. Slowing down isn’t stopping. There are many times when your inner guidance is a heck of a lot more valuable then luck. Effective & efficient time management (can’t do something new, finish up the old)
This is what it does to help us:
This retrograde teaches us the value of looking over our own inner landscape and finishing things that have been left undone. It teaches us to rely on our own innate wisdom, instead of just running ahead regardless of the consequences all the while relying on our luck to carry us through any trouble or bumps in the road.
These are things that can help mitigate its influences:
Preparation and allowances for hiccups and difficulties in the above mentioned areas
Sunstone, Aventurine, Citrine, Pyrite
Or if you wish to use this time to your advantage:
Slowing down, meditating, inward reflection,
Sodalite, Selenite, Tiger eye, Clear quartz, Amethyst, White howlite
Here is what you can do to counteract it:
You really cant, so sit down and enjoy the ride!
****But don’t just take my word for it , get out there and research it!****
~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS