If you've been feeling like your life is non-stop chaos lately, it's probably because Mercury & Jupiter are both in retrograde. That's right, you heard me. We're experiencing not one, but two retrogrades at the same time. Gather your bearings, take a deep breath, and stay calm. You can survive this, I assure you.
Turn inward for answers as giant Jupiter turns backward.
Giant Jupiter, the planet of expansion, growth and opportunity, became the planet of introversion and spirituality -- at least temporarily! (March 8 - July 10).
Jupiter retrograde happens once a year and lasts 120 days and provides us with the time and reflection to go over a big aspect of our life before jumping in.
Jupiter retrograde represents a time of philosophical or spiritual introspection and reflection.
Additionally, this retrograde is in the sign of Scorpio, a deep thinking sign that illuminates our own shadows, so we will be able to see our own ugly behaviors and get off our high horse to purify our own actions. You can reflect on what ignites your soul and what makes you feel purposeful during this time.
This year the main theme of Jupiter retrograde is poisoning of your personal value system and morals that affects your physical health. Jupiter retrograde 2018 signals the right time to start detoxifying. It is time to purify your body and soul.
If you have been immoral, hypocritical or deceitful, Jupiter will present opportunities to reform this area of your life. If you need to detox your body because of substance abuse or poor diet, Jupiter proves the motivation and personal power to transform your physical body.
While Jupiter is retrograde, we'll spend much time looking inward and relying on our own personal wisdom. We'll draw on this to explore the growth and changes we feel we need to transform our lives and put us on the path toward becoming the people we really want to be.
Instead of the happy-go-lucky planet pushing us to go go go, Jupiter will now go slow slow slow -- which means it's the perfect time to take a time out and examine our personal philosophies and reevaluate the beliefs that motivate us on a daily basis.
It's also a time to look at the details that are a part of our larger plan. Because Jupiter in forward-motion promotes activity and going out into the world, Jupiter backwards is all about knowing ourselves and our emotional life. Reconsider truths you previously thought to be self-evident. Are there any lies you've been telling yourself in order to get ahead? Re-examine these, and be more loyal to who you truly are.
Even in retrograde, Jupiter is all about finding the highest version of yourself. Use this time wisely -- it's a gift!