Jupiter Retrograde 2016 Promise of Success

Jupiter Retrograde 2016Jupiter Retrograde 2016 begins on 7 January 2016 at 23° Virgo, and stations direct on 9 May 2016 at 13° Virgo. I will talk about each phase of Jupiter retrograde 2016 including when Jupiter enters and leaves the retrograde zone. Before that, however, you will find a brief description of what it means to have Jupiter retrograde in the natal chart followed by the general meaning of Jupiter retrograde in transit.

Overall, Jupiter retrograde 2016 is very promising, suggesting plenty of personal, spiritual and material growth. Success can be achieved in whatever area of life that needs more fulfillment, from new love relationships to breaking addictions, overseas travels or accumulating wealth. The actual Jupiter retrograde period itself does present a challenge involving self-control. This karmic test has to be passed before the full potential of Jupiter good fortune, success and happiness can be unleashed.

Jupiter Retrograde Meaning

Jupiter retrograde in the natal chart means that there was a problem in achieving goodness of the soul a previous life. This certainly does not indicate a bad soul, but that there will be some lessons or extra effort required this life in order to achieve goodness of the soul, to be genuinely happy and content.

Jupiter retrograde by position and aspect shows the areas of life, or the personality traits and behaviors, which specifically require extra development. The optimum Jupiter nature is broad-minded, happy, comfortable and content. A healthy Jupiter is continually growing and expanding in philosophical and spiritual outlook. The aim is to be charitable, generous, friendly and welcoming to all people, regardless of social status, religion, cultural or ethnic background.

Jupiter retrograde in the chart could show as greed, selfishness, gluttony, extravagance, wastefulness or self-righteousness. Addiction, intolerance, bigotry, ignorance or showing off may be holding you back. Whatever is stunting your personal and spiritual growth is what Jupiter retrograde focuses on. This could well have been an ongoing problem hindering success over many incarnations. Events or relationships will keep reinforcing the problem area this life, especially during Jupiter retrograde phases.

Jupiter retrograde in transit is a regular cycle occurring every 13 months and lasting for about 4 months. Transiting Jupiter retrograde represents a time of philosophical or spiritual introspection and reflection. During the previous months since Jupiter entered the retrograde zone, you will have been dealing with particular issues involving growth and development, happiness and success.

Jupiter retrograde means that whatever area of growth you have been developing is so important, that extra time is needed to take stock and make sure everything in order before you continue. You may be tested to make sure you are ready to receive the good fortune, new romance, or increased wealth you seek.

On the other hand, it could be that a negative Jupiter behavior such as greed or addiction has been getting out of control. In this case, the Jupiter retrograde months will offer a chance to recognize and admit the problem. Things may get so out of control that an intervention or some drastic event must occur in order to shake you out of your complacency or ignorance.

By the time Jupiter stations direct, you should have come to terms with the relevant issues and be prepared for the next phase. In the third and final Jupiter retrograde phase, from the direct station until Jupiter leaves the retrograde zone, positive growth and develop can bound ahead toward ultimate success and happiness.

Jupiter Retrograde 2016

Jupiter enters the retrograde zone on 12 October 2015 at 13°15′ Virgo. We can expect that the areas of growth in this first phase of Jupiter retrograde 2016 will be influenced by the horoscope for that moment Jupiter entered the retrograde zone. That chart is here, but you will see it is virtually the same as the chart for the October 12 New Moon. What a perfect way to embark on a growth spurt, the renewing energy of a new moon, and a wonderful new moon to boot!

The October 12 new moon brought the chance of exciting romance and wealth creation. The Mars-Jupiter conjunction trine Pluto signaled big time success and happiness  It represented a fresh start, with the chance to once and for all leave the dramas of the past behind, as intense passions and desires motivated a major transformation.

Jupiter stations retrograde on 7 January 2016 at 23°14′ Virgo. Fixed star Denebola at 21♍ 50 will have a mixed influence on Jupiter. This star in the Tail of the Lion is associated with misfortune and disappointment. This is actually, just what might be needed to initiate the self-analysis required to overcome any negative Jupiter behaviors. Denebola also gives self-control and generosity, both of which will be desperately needed considering the following challenging aspect to Jupiter.

Jupiter Retrograde 2016

Jupiter Retrograde 2016

Moon square Jupiter reinforces the potential dangers inherent in Jupiter retrograde phases. A tendency toward excess when it comes to spending, food, alcohol or drugs, may result in reaching rock bottom. The lack of discipline associated with this aspect will be alleviated somewhat by Denebola. However, extravagance, overspending, greed and generally going overboard, could reach that critical point where something has to give.

Even if the pre-retrograde phase has been one of increasing wealth and happiness, Moon square Jupiter warns of over confidence leading to self undoing. Remember, Jupiter retrograde will bring tests to make sure you are ready to receive the material or spiritual gifts you have been working towards. Boastfulness or excessive pride will reduce the odds of maximizing success.

Lack of faith and disloyalty associated with Moon square Jupiter are very important. In the case of Jupiter retrograde 2016 manifesting as a struggle for self-control, then lack of self-belief during low points could lead to the stuffing of ones face or buying a pack of smokes. In the case of increasing good fortune, then seeking a trophy wife may lead to the loss of a true love. Thinking you are above others and other indiscretions could be seen as treachery in the eyes of loved ones and may never be forgiven.

Jupiter conjunct North Node suggests that this retrograde phase will result in positive growth and indicates success. Jupiter retrograde in general, and this aspect in particular, reinforce the karmic importance and need for growth in the particular area of life being affected.

Jupiter stations direct on 9 May 2016 at 13°15′ Virgo. The growth phase gains new momentum now after four months of checks and balances. It is important to mention at this point, that this interpretation is a general one, describing the background influences that affect each and every one of us. How each phase of Jupiter retrograde 2016 affects you individually will depend on the transit made to your natal chart.

This final phase of growth is more complicated than in previous phases, as shown in the chart below.

Jupiter Retrograde 2016

Jupiter Direct 2016

Venus trine Jupiter is an excellent omen for love and money. It is the strongest relevant aspect because Venus is the most personal planet linked to Jupiter. It suggests happiness and success whether you have been struggling or succeeding. This is particularly good if romance has been your focus. Anything to do with finances is also favored, whether is be increasing your income or growing your investments. Fun is the main game here, but the following aspects do place conditions on that.

Jupiter square Saturn is contradictory to the above aspect to an extent, especially regarding wealth. It suggests that over the next three months, it will be a battle to hold onto any gains already made. This aspect tends to retard growth, or at least means you have to work much harder to make gains.

If addiction has been the major issue, then this aspect indicates a period of hard work, withdrawal and keeping to yourself to minimize relapse. Financially, even good conditions will require thrift as future prosperity is not guaranteed.

Jupiter opposite Neptune sparks curiosity and experimentation to alleviate spiritual growing pains. In your spiritual journey to understand the truth, tension may rise as result of going to extremes in behavior and belief. There is an increased risk of negative consequences such as disappointment and loss due to over optimism, addiction or gambling, especially if there is a natal tendency toward these things.

Your personal, professional and spiritual growth will be challenged. It’s OK to keep an open mind if any offers or promises are made. Make use of your curiosity to learn all you can through study and travel but remember to take a common sense approach if things seem too good to be true.

Jupiter trine Pluto does suggest that if the precautions suggested above are taken, large-scale success will result from Jupiter retrograde 2016. This aspect gives increased power and influence to positively transform your own life, your environment, and the lives of other people.

The transitions on the way could include promotion on the career, leading to increased wealth and power. Journeys made now will also greatly transform your outlook on life, and be remembered as once in a lifetime experiences. Overall, a very satisfying and evolving phase of life.

Jupiter leaves the retrograde zone on 7 August 2016 at 23°14′ Virgo. In this chart for the end of the whole Jupiter retrograde cycle you will find the only relevant aspect is Jupiter quincunx Uranus. This aspect applies to the ongoing results of the growth phase undertaken during Jupiter retrograde 2016. It suggests there will be some uncertainty ahead about how much of the growth, happiness and good fortune to share with others. Is it being too selfish to keep your hard-earned success to yourself?

You may become skeptical about the motivations of other people. This would be especially true in the case of having increased your wealth, wondering if new friends are attracted to you or your money. In the case of having beaten an obsession or addiction, you may find that there are too many temptations involved in hanging around the old crew with their similar weaknesses.

It is common after a growth spurt that your beliefs and values undergo change. You may swing from one extreme to the other in the process of adjusting to your new reality. The value you place on certain lifestyles or morals may remain in a state of flux for several months.

Jupiter Retrograde 2016 Summary

The entire Jupiter retrograde 2016 phase points to success in achieving the growth necessary to find greater happiness, fulfillment and satisfaction in life.

The start of the growth phase when Jupiter enters the retrograde zone in October 2015 is most auspicious. A new moon combined with a Mars-Jupiter conjunction trine Pluto is about as good as you could ever want for setting off on an ambitious journey. This initial phase should see the most rapid growth. Ideal conditions for finding love or making more money. But not so good for obsessive and compulsive behaviors and for some health issues like cancer.

The retrograde phase starting in January 2016 represents a major test of faith and self-control. Any addictive behaviors will need to be addressed. Get a health checkup if worried about the C word. Even if you have been enjoying more love, money or happiness, this second phase of the cycle requires careful consideration of the implications resulting from your good fortune.

Jupiter direct in May 2016 points to overall success and happiness, but comes with a few catches. Challenging aspects from Jupiter direct to Saturn square Neptune means ongoing moderation and common sense is needed. This is no time to be gloating or thinking you are home free.

Jupiter leaving the retrograde zone in August 2016 brings the to an end this current cycle of karmic growth. The outlook in the months ahead is of adjusting to the new and improved conditions. This may involve some changes to your values and beliefs. You may also find that you start mixing with different types of people, more suited to your new level of spiritual growth.

Jupiter Retrograde Dates

8 December 2014 to 8 April 2015 – 8 to 22 Leo
7 January 2016 to 9 May 2016 – 13 to 23 Virgo
6 February 2017 to 9 June 2017 – 13 to 23 Libra


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133 thoughts on “Jupiter Retrograde 2016 Promise of Success

  1. Hi Jamie,
    Really nice post. I have Sun at 23 degrees Virgo, Jupiter at 21, and my 8th house begins at 17 degrees Virgo. My MC is at 23 degrees Scorpio, and Uranus is 22 Scorpio as well, and Neptune at 20 degrees Sagittarius. It seems this Jupiter transit should be affecting me quite a lot. I am trying to “fix” my career direction, but my lack of discipline, fluctuating motivation and emotional instability don’t help much :). And above all, a love affair that started last year, which turned into unrequited love which I still can’t give up, (though I probably should), is clouding my judgement and prevents me from taking firm decisions in one or another direction. Long distance moving which I did twice last year is still in the game. Any thoughts? :) Thank you!

    • Hi Lily, sounds like you already have a good handle on what is happening. The retrograde months should see more of this introspection you just shared with us. Working out what is in your best interest to make you happy. I expect there will be a big wow moment when Jupiter gets back to 23 Virgo.

  2. touching my 23.34 pluto and rolling on my 22.30 IC point, oppositing my natal aries-sun, what next :)

    • Same Pluto here. Maybe this will help get through the Pluto transit, or at least bring more benefits on the other side.

  3. Hi Jamie,
    I am new here… I’ve been feeling so out of control with my food and lifestyle choices these last few weeks that I was wondering what the hell is going on. Well, this post explains it! Pisces Sun, Scorpio moon and Virgo Asc 11 degrees (according to astrolada.com)… what you say applies to the ascendant right?

  4. Same here : The so called king of beneficial planets Jupiter will turn retrograde on 8th at the cusp of leo. It will move back to second quarter of poorvaphalguni from first quarter of uttarafalguni. So this movement will be in stars of Venus and sun only. Retrograde planets give varied results and sometimes strange results. This time Jupiter will be conjoined with rahu, but that I will be covering in a separate article. They will be moving just 2 degrees apart and on 9th may the difference will be 5 degrees only so this will be a very interesting transit to observe. On 25th June they will be degree conjunct and this one week before and after will be very interesting to watch over.

    Check this link to get the how effect on you of Jupiter Retrogression.

  5. Hi, Jamie. This is my first time taking the chance to say thank you for your enjoyable writing, insightful interpretations, and all the effort you put into making these resources available for the rest of us. I discovered your site no more than six weeks ago and a love for astrology along with it!

    My sun is at Taurus 13.11 with my moon at Libra 8.20. I have Jupiter retrograde in my natal at 5.57. My Jupiter-moon conjunction is opposite Venus, with Venus opposite Jupiter exactly at 0.00. Any tips on what I can work on during this JR? I had struggled with a binge-eating disorder for 8 years, but that had finally totally totally resolved during the last JR! This JR my focus has been career. I graduated university in June, have been searching for employment since the start of October, and still haven’t been hired! I graduated literally top of my class in both intellectual and creative fields. My dream is to be a filmmaker, fine artist, university professor/all around teacher, community leader and activist. I have felt for a very long time like I have been waiting to have the time to do my art and lead my vision, but school took up all my time and now being income-less means I have zero time for art. Not Starbucks or the other coffeeshops, not any receptionist jobs, no video production companies, not even my alma mater has hired me. On this current day I am the dead brokest of broke.

    When Jupiter entered the retrograde zone, it formed a very tight grand trine with Pluto and my sun at an orb of under ten seconds. I also have Mercury sextile Saturn in my natal at 0″14′. These months of my job search did provide me with a lot of smaller material treats and rewards and tons of personal and spiritual growth reconfirming my transforming identity as I go through Pluto and Uranus insanity as well. This is also my final full Jupiter retrograde before revisiting the incomplete cycle in Libra on my 24th next year–does that matter? Could it also be relevant that my boyfriend of six years has sun in Libra within one degree of my moon? And he has Venus conjunct Jupiter very tightly. We have been long distance because of school for five years, and he finally graduates in May!

    I know that things should be looking up soon enough, especially after Mercury Retrograde. But what could I be doing better?! Wondering about the Jupiter/moon/Venus mystery and not very practiced in fixed star interpretation yet.

    So much thanks,
    http://www.aciurcina.com if you’re interested

    • Hi Ashley and nice to get a comment from you. I doubt you could be doing anything better because you are obviously self aware and keen to grow in every way. One thing you seem to have missed in your transits is the moon phases, and that will fill in the missing pieces for you. Moon phases act like backdrop to your transits with eclipses showing six-month phases of life.

      The September 2015 lunar eclipse was 04°40′ Aries. So your Venus is the main issue this eclipse cycle with only weeks left to run. The current full moon at 03°19′ Leo means this fortnight is perfect to getting in touch with this area of your chart with Jupiter retrograde now things are just right.

      Fixed star Zaniah is important for you now. Also, check your progressed chart to see when Jupiter turns direct. One day per year. That would make a big difference too.

      I should be writing about the March 2016 lunar eclipse in a week or so: 03°17′ Libra! Will keep you in mind. Also keep an eye out in the future for when I write about those aspects in your chart.

  6. What are your thoughts on starting a business or project that you hope to be profitable and enduring. I Have jupiter transiting my 12th house. My first house begins at 1 degree Libra. I keep having inspiring ideas and can’t wait to get started. I also believe in timing and want to make sure things are lined up for success. If I begin a business while Jupiter is in my 12th house retrograde will things still flourish when it reaches my first house? Thank you so much for your time and thoughts! Llewellyn Birth info 8/7/1979 Eugene, OR

  7. My birth date is 20/12/68,TOB 6.46 morning,pop pune, Maharashtra,india. Gu I de me on my career path.

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