Jupiter 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.
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.
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