Every planet experiences a retrograde. Planets that are further away from the Earth retrograde on a predictable annual pattern. Jupiter turned retrograde in the middle of June in the zodiac sign of Aquarius. It will go direct in that sign on October 13 and will be there until January 17, 2010 when it will move into Pisces.
Jupiter is the giving planet, it is the bonus, it is life’s little extras. It is the friend who buys lunch, the lover who can massage you longer than a pro, the big victory and the satisfying night out on the town. When you want it all and do it all, Jupiter was pouring it all on.
When Jupiter is in Aquarius, the group-oriented energy of that sign is always present. Jupiter dishes out rewards to large gatherings and to efforts beyond individual pursuits. Jupiter is strongest when it is moving direct, so now is the time for everyone to benefit!
Between now and mid-January, you can take advantage of Jupiter’s blessings based on your zodiac sign. Read below to see what area of your life will most benefit over the last few months of 2009, but be warned, Jupiter’s excessive streak can often give us much more of what we want than is good for us; be sure to read that “Too Much of a Good Thing” is on its way and could make for a sticky situation.
Aries March 21 – April 19
Jupiter can make you a star! Have you been waiting in the wings for the right time to assert control over a project and shine for a boss or group of friends? Make your move while everyone else slows down for holiday escapades.
Too Much of a Good Thing: The demands of a newfound popularity can pull you away from some commitments you have made in the past. Be careful not to burn old bridges as you stand on fickle ground.
Taurus April 20 – May 20
A spotlight on all your hard work will go a long way into assisting your career dreams. Catch any hints of powerful people and hold onto them, both as advice and as directions to network. It looks like it will be a busy holiday.
Too Much of a Good Thing: You may not like the glare of the spotlight as much as you thought and putting up with it as a necessary evil to accompany your work will get old fast.
Gemini May 21 – June 21
A real opportunity to explore has arrived. You can get around easier than ever before, and while it is not always wise to talk to strangers, you could be making new friends from exotic places without knowing too many details beyond a comfortable “hello.”
Too Much of a Good Thing: Passion for a new cute face could bring on a romance that lasts two months longer than the one-night stand it should never have been in the first place.
Cancer June 22 – July 22
Finding an investor for your business idea, a patron for your creative career or a sugar daddy for your pleasure seeking and shopping habits will all be easier than you ever imagined. You will hit it off with the people in power.
Too Much of a Good Thing: There might be too many strings attached to a relationship that you initially ignore; the strings will be tough to cut when you need out.
Leo July 23 – August 22
Partnership issues are on the front burner and that could lead to a little chaos if a recent flirtation added a new close friend to your world before you were through with an old reliable lover. Will it be a winter of juggling affection?
Too Much of a Good Thing: Even when you focus on one lover, the introduction of new possibilities for you two might be more freedom than you can handle.
Virgo August 23 – September 22
Jupiter in Aquarius is especially blessing your sign and when it moves direct, look to get busy on putting together a long-time project you have been planning. The creative process should exist apart from the editing process for best results.
Too Much of a Good Thing: A good-looking intern or assistant might be the hottest distraction you have ever had. Will it be work or play as you finish up your big project and accelerate this new flirtation?
Libra September 23 – October 22
An infatuation with romance makes you even more the distracted love-seeker when Jupiter moves direct. Be sure that you are in love with the flesh and blood person and not just the idea of being in love.
Too Much of a Good Thing: The impulse to create and explore will see you spreading yourself too thin to make a difference.
Scorpio October 23 – November 21
You are going to be able to make your room or apartment your own. A house is not a home until you give it your own “lived-in” look and feel, and Jupiter moving direct will make everything fall into place to assure that there is no mistaking just who lives here.
Too Much of a Good Thing: You could go on a holiday shopping spree that leaves you a little short on being able to pay for lunch.
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21
You are getting some great information now that fills in the puzzle of confusion better known as “Summer 2009.” By mid-November you will have a rare chance for closure, as you will possess the complete picture to end a drama once and for all.
Too Much of a Good Thing: The urge to gossip about what you know now could be the start of a new chapter of drama that gets you into hot water all over again.
Capricorn December 22 – January 19
Money will once again flow your way! This has been a long wait and you might have, over the past few months, even changed some of your spending habits for good! So in addition to a new you, there is a new way for you to make money that should lead to a happy holiday season.
Too Much of a Good Thing: If you forget what the lean times were like, don’t worry, they could be back soon, so enjoy what you have with a sense of discipline.
Aquarius January 20 – February 18
Jupiter in your sign holds promise of the world seeing a new you, but do you like the old you better? Change is tough to go through, and the results are usually awkward at first, but by November you will be feeling a new rhythm and confidence.
Too Much of a Good Thing: Watch out for your ego to inflate after some small victory! There is the likelihood of a narcissistic outburst that turns off a few close friends.
Pisces February 19 – March 20
There is a comfort level coming back into your life when Jupiter turns direct. You will be back on track with a big plan that, although it remains difficult to articulate, is coming together as you tie up the loose ends of the many strands of your life.
Too Much of a Good Thing: You might not have confirmed your intentions with someone regarding a matter that this person took serious. The little details could thwart your attempt at seeing the big picture.