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 Libra 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 Libra by Jupiter from May 16, 2023, over the year.
Jupiter is often referred to as the planet governing luck and expansion. Due to Jupiter’s influence, there’s a sense that everything it touches begins to magnify and grow. For instance, when Jupiter touches your career, your sales and interactions dramatically increase. Or, when Jupiter influences your love life, feelings of affection expand. Similarly, its magnifying power extends to areas such as finances, friendships, family interactions, and even your personal mission. The predominant effect Jupiter brings is a rapid and powerful surge in feelings of happiness.
Jupiter stays in Taurus from May 16, 2023, to May 25, 2024. For Libra, this period represents an expansion of the “unknown aspects of oneself.” In love, there’s a tendency to experience increased intimacy and dive into deeper connections. Simultaneously, you’ll likely gain a profound understanding of yourself. While this may be less visible from the outside, it is a time when your sense of self intensifies. It’s as if the dynamics reverse, focusing on the unseen, and Jupiter’s power magnifies the hidden aspects. This could also mean that tendencies towards affairs or infidelity grow, but on the other hand, some might discover themselves through the expansion of their sexuality.
Whether this is considered a positive or not might be up for debate, but what’s certain is that Jupiter’s role of “expansion” will manifest in this manner for Libra. The goal, as mentioned, seems to be about discovering the “unknown parts of oneself.” It’s common for one’s self-perception to slightly differ from reality. Similarly, others’ perceptions might not align with your true self. Many have pondered what their genuine self might be. Over this year, Jupiter works to magnify these unknown parts.
Some might be taken aback by this, thinking, “Really?”
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