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 Sagittarius 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 Sagittarius by Jupiter from May 16, 2023, over the year.
Jupiter is a planet that governs expansion, having the role of broadening things swiftly. Often referred to as the planet of happiness, this title stems from Jupiter’s ability to amplify matters, money, and emotions, guiding people towards happiness. Approximately every year, Jupiter resides in a different zodiac sign, bestowing upon people the “luck of expansion” aligned with that particular sign. As such, Jupiter, as a planet, continues its journey, providing us with varying fortunes annually.
Throughout this year, the good fortune bestowed by Jupiter will be poured into your everyday life, Sagittarius. Thanks to Jupiter’s influence, a trend of “everyday expansion and updating” is established. Some might see drastic changes in their work or lifestyle, while for others, the mundane might become more intense and enriched. Regardless, Jupiter’s energy seems to be propelling daily life towards positive change and growth.
During this period, you might find work becoming busier, but this is definitely a positive sign. Imagine every task creating new value in succession; perhaps a project emerges from a current business contact, like beads on a string, or a referral introduces you to a new client. This is a time of birth for such sequences. Conversely, for those without a job or those considering a job change, it seems like an auspicious period to encounter a new profession.
Jupiter, as mentioned, is the planet of expansion. While it’s recognized as the planet that guides good fortune by amplifying matters, money, work, and
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