For Gemini: The Gifts of Jupiter in Retrograde to You (Sep 4 – Dec 30, 2023)

On May 16, 2023, Jupiter moved to 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 Gemini 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 Gemini by Jupiter from May 16, 2023, over the year.

Jupiter brings forth a tide of ‘rebirth’ for you, Gemini. Although it might sound a bit exaggerated and mysterious, throughout this year, your subconscious resonates with the era, expanding in sync. Jupiter gently dissolves the everyday life you’ve established so far and works to create a new one. Hence, from May 16, 2023, you’ll experience a year filled with intriguing premonitions of renewal. As global values shift rapidly, everyone finds themselves needing to adapt. People currently strive, both consciously and unconsciously, to adjust to these changing times. And Gemini, you too, feel a strong call towards this ‘rebirth’.

Many believe that, in the subconscious realm, everything in the world and amongst people is interconnected. Delving deep into one’s heart, the boundaries between self and others blur, creating a state where both unite in the subconscious. As mentioned earlier, due to Jupiter’s influence, your subconscious expands in tandem with these swiftly changing times. This expansion is likely to help you harmonize better with the forthcoming era.

While it’s been abstract so far, it’s challenging to precisely convey the impact of Jupiter on Geminis this year. It would be convenient to simply say that job or love prospects are on the rise. However, the image that emerges is more like a fantasy film, where by diving deep into another realm, you connect more profoundly with the world and era. Having undergone this ‘rebirth’, post-May 25, 2024 (when Jupiter transitions to the next zodiac sign), you’ll begin to live more in tune with the times and the world around you.

It may sound confusing, but it’s indeed tough to articulate the precise influence of Jupiter on Gemini. While it would be easy to say that your luck in

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