On May 16, 2023, Jupiter moved to your sign, Taurus, and will remain in this sign until May 25, 2024. As the planet of expansion, Jupiter plays the role of broadening things swiftly. Often referred to as the planet of happiness, this is because Jupiter magnifies matters, money, and emotions, leading people to happiness. Jupiter stays in one sign for about a year, bringing “expansion of fortune” according to that sign to everyone. Thus, Jupiter is the planet that continues its journey, bringing us changing luck each year.
However, the fortune and expansion of this year won’t be on a straight path. That’s because at some point, Jupiter goes retrograde. This time, it will go retrograde from September 4 to December 30, 2023, approximately for 4 months.
Retrograde is a phenomenon where a planet appears to move backward (to be precise, from Earth, it appears to move in the opposite direction). In astrology, this retrograde movement holds deep significance. A period when a planet moves in a direction opposite to its usual path is seen as a time to adjust one’s current destiny. It can be likened to a “Destiny’s Stretch”. Just as stretching involves moving muscles or joints in a direction different from the usual to increase their range of motion, similarly, when planets move in the opposite direction, they stimulate our destiny, attempting to regain their original path.
Retrograde also implies a “return to the past”. It’s a period when you might re-encounter challenges that weren’t resolved in the past or meet people you were supposed to meet. It could essentially be called a “period of redoing good fortune”.
In the following sections, we will discuss:
① The luck and expansion that Jupiter brings to Taurus from May 16, 2023, over the year.
② The “Destiny’s Stretch” brought by the retrograde period from September 4 to December 30, 2023.
Retrograde is not something to fear, and it’s fundamentally positive. The sediments accumulated in the gears of fortune by the usual movement get shaken off by the stimulation of the retrograde. Please spend these 4 months with the image of your luck aligned with destiny being polished anew.
① The luck and expansion brought to Taurus by Jupiter from May 16, 2023, over the year.
From May 16, 2023, to May 25, 2024, Jupiter resides in Taurus. Yes, Jupiter stays in your sign for about a year. Jupiter is a planet responsible for expansion, broadening aspects of life at once. Often referred to as the planet of fortune, this title comes from Jupiter’s ability to enlarge matters, money, and emotions, leading people to happiness. Frequently in magazine horoscopes, there are features like “The Luckiest Zodiac of the Year,” and the position of Jupiter is paramount when determining annual good fortune. Every year, Jupiter stays in one sign, offering that sign a tide of expansive luck. It’s this planet, Jupiter, that keeps on its journey, bringing changing fortunes every year.
So, what does it mean for you when such a joyful planet as Jupiter resides in your sign, Taurus? Generally, when a planet stays in one’s sign, it is believed that the fate that the planet governs showers directly upon that person. In simple terms, during this year, the powers of growth and development bestowed by Jupiter pour directly onto you. It’s not an exaggeration to call it a lucky year that comes once every 12 years. In this year, your capacity might expand abruptly, and various activities, including work and love, suggest significant growth. You may witness rapid professional advancement, start your own business, experience more encounters, or see an expansion in your network. Essentially, this year is about you growing in leaps and bounds.
Jupiter tends to magnify everything you touch. For instance,
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