Jupiter is currently in retrograde, in Taurus located at 14 Tau 29' 16"

Planetary Aspects

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Upcoming Retrogrades

PlanetStationary (retrograde)Stationary (direct)In Sign
jupiter2024-10-09 07:05:00 UTC2025-02-04 09:41:00 UTCGemini

In a general sense, at first glance, Jupiter sounds like an alright planet. The Greater Benefic, that implies it’s...well, beneficial, right? Kind of. This planet rules higher truths, wisdom, law, teaching, expansion, and risk taking. Cast in this “bringer of abundance” light- yeah, I don’t know, don’t ask me to explain woo-speak. I can translate it but I don’t get it, either. Jupiter may seem a pretty great planetary influence both in a natal chart and in transit. Jupiter is a very long game kinda player: spending roughly a year and a half in each sign. So, give or take, about 12 years to go full circle. Thing is, it depends on what sign it’s hanging out in and how that interacts with the rest of things. For instance, if I tell you that Jupiter is “in its fall” in Capricorn: jeez, that sounds bad, doesn’t it? You have big dreams, plans for expansion meets a Saturn ruled sign renowned for plotting, planning, and discipline. Do the math. Astrology is like math, psychology, astronomy and psychology had an orgy, so yes, you have to. No one's taken it on Maury, yet.

Ruling both Sagittarius and the 9th House in astrology, you might imagine Jupiter is a bit of a flaky, pretentious douche. It’s also exalted in Cancer, so you might want to add emotional to the list. So, imagine Jupiter, sitting there, weeping as it tries to explain existentialism to you but then, deciding you’re too stupid to understand and wandering off.

The Retrograde

Jupiter’s retrograde transit happens right around every 13 months. It will have about 3 months leading up to the retrograde station itself- known colloquially as the “Shadow”. Then, it stations retrograde for about 4 months, 2 days. After that, 3 months of still feeling the impact a bit here and there. Those times before and after are actually when the planet is “stationing”. That is, it's “going in” and “going out” of retrograde station itself.

To guild the turd a bit, it shows you where your excess and greed might be a little out of control. It can also illuminate those areas where you’re a bit less the doer than you ought to be. That said, it will also point out where you have been leaping before you look. It does so by stalling out some awesome shit you were working on, or having it implode in your face. In respect to “a little out of control”, you get to see how your delivery habit has over drafted the crap out of you. Things like that. Like all retrograde cycles, this is cast as “external challenges to help aid in beautiful opportunities for inner growth” which, when translated: you’re going to find out where you need to get your shit together. Where excess might be an issue or what you might be doing that completely derailed your start up, project, budget or whatever. As in, everything expansive blows up in your face or absolutely crawls and hits a wall.

This gives you the opportunity to reflect on quite a bit, but may also lead to some unhealthy coping mechanisms.

Planetary Positions

30.09.2023 at 08:33:06 UTC

chart wheel
The Sun06 Lib 55' 51"
The Moon19 Ari 53' 18"
Mercury22 Vir 04' 29"
Venus23 Leo 06' 39"
Mars22 Lib 04' 33"
Jupiter14 Tau 29' 16" R
Saturn01 Pis 30' 37" R
Uranus22 Tau 39' 18" R
Neptune25 Pis 58' 23" R
Pluto27 Cap 55' 08" R

Solar Status

BZ Status:-2
Proton Density:3.16
Proton Speed:422.5 k/sec
KP Status:2.33
TypeSep 30Oct 1Oct 2
Kp Index Prediction
Solar Activity
Solar activity was at low levels. The largest flare was a C7.5 at 29/1824 UTC from an unnumbered region just emerging near N17E79. Regions 3449 (N15E03, Csi/beta) and 3450 (S19E43, Eai/beta-gamma) continued to show slight growth. The rest of the spotted regions were either stable or slowly decaying. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed.
Solar Wind
Solar wind parameters were indicative of weak transient influence. Solar wind speed increased from approximately 400 km/s to around 450-480 km/s. Total field ranged from 6-8 nT while the Bz component was between +/-7 nT. Phi angle was mostly positive with a deviation into the negative sector between 29/0435-0845 UTC.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux reached high levels with a peak of 3,090 pfu at 29/1455 UTC. The greater than 10 MeV proton flux was at background levels.