The Scorponic Slow Down...
Jupiter has stationed into it’s annual retrograde until July in the sign of Scorpio. Normally when we think of Retrogrades we think of all the bad things happening in several waves of annoyance. Retrogrades are happening all the time and certain factors will determine how much they affect you personally. Jupiter going retrograde is actually often not the worst at all. Jupiter is known as the planet of good luck, expansion, success, travel and adventure. This is all dandy and well until the overwhelm, overstimulation and over busyness starts to kick in and we trip over our energetic feet. The way I see Jupiter, when direct, it’s as if we are being pulled in many directions, with many different options laid before us, it can feel scattered especially if we have a natural disposition inclined towards that…having all that “freedom” doesn’t feel so free when it all becomes a bit too much and leads to a ton of FOMO and too many energy leaks and not enough discernment. That’s how Jupiter rolls, it can go into excessive territory easily. So when we have this 4 month retrograde with Jupiter, it gives us that much needed opportunity to slow our roll and take inventory. Jupiter direct feels very externally faced for me, I’m scanning for the possibilities that exist. Jupiter Retro turns the energy inward to help us recalibrate the direction(s) we are moving and fine tune the belief system that acts as an inner compass. It can help us reduce overwhelming choice and sit with something, for real.
With Jupiter in the sign of Scorpio (since last October), there’s been a ton of uncovering the worlds dirtiest and most perverse secrets and putting the spotlight on them. Scorpio is assocated with psychological awareness focused on the shadow self, it’s connected to sexuality, the taboo, the manipulative magic that moves through society. It’s all been very in our face lately hasn’t it? This shadow self. Well now that we’ve “seen the light” in this way, we get to integrate and assimilate and decide which permanent lessons we will allow it all to teach us. Jupiter is all about learning, growing, expanding and so we can ask ourselves..how well is that actually going? Look back at themes started to come forward for you in October but more specifically early December, what house in your Natal Chart do you have Scorpio, this will give you indicators.
For example, this is in my 2nd house of Resources, Money Earned, Self Worth, Values and Security where it traveled over my Natal Pluto, Mercury and Sun and around October was when I started to really face my relationship to how I was earning money, how I felt about it and how much I valued my self AND these deeper parts of myself which are Scorpio qualtiies; the way I transform (pluto), my dark thoughts (mercury), the powerful Self I am embodying and the intimacy I have with Life (sun). I started a 9 month training in Psychic education in October which is very Scorponic being as Scorpio is quite the intense intuitive sign and very Jupitarian as Jupiter appreciates education. December marked a period of stepping away from some of the money resources I had, and also spurred an extended round of sickness that zapped my energy (remember energy is a personal resource we possess too). ▪️ So I encourage you to look back to later last year to see what prominent themes began then, so you can take the next 4 months and conjure a deeper resonance with it.
This retrograde will be helped by the sextile it makes to Pluto (One of Scorps rulers) in industrious Capricorn by encouraging us to redefine what being Powerful truly means on a micro and macro level. I personally enjoy Jupiter Rx’s a ton as my natal Jupiter is Rx and in the past I’ve found these time periods tend to bring more meaningful experiencesinto my life as opposed to just confusion and help me get started with creating new things.
How have you noticed Jupiter Retrogrades effecting you? Keep in mind Mercury is going to go Rx in Aries in about 2 weeks so things may feel a bit wonky at first with this Jupiter Rx period. Main goal is to absolutely uncomplicate your life and any plans you are making.
Jupiter will be retrograde from 23º to 13º Scorpio from March 8th to July 10th, 2018.
*SUPPORT THE WORK: paypal.me/MagicalSoulBitches (any amount is welcome and appreciated so that I may continue to write, create and share sustainably. Thank you kindly my witchcraft filled community <3)