Jupiter Retrograde 2017 Unexpected Luck

Jupiter Retrograde 2017Jupiter Retrograde 2017 begins on 6 February 2017 at 23° Libra, and stations direct on 9 June 2017 at 13° Libra. I will talk about each phase of Jupiter retrograde 2017 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 2017 is very promising for achieving growth and happiness in a particular area of life that is important to you now. Unexpected good fortune is at hand with work, travel, education or a new relationship. Whatever your hopes for the future may be, this years Jupiter retrograde is an opportunity to make great leaps towards living out your dreams.

If your goals are unrealistic, deceitful or greedy then the Jupiter direct phase from June to September 2017 may result in disappointment and loss. Even if you are travelling on the right path at this stage, you will be reminded how important it is to be happy and content with what you have. Jupiter retrograde 2017 requires introspection and an awareness that inner, spiritual growth is necessary for your hopes and dreams to materialize.

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 development lets you bound ahead toward ultimate success and happiness.

Jupiter Retrograde 2017

10 November 2016 Jupiter enters shadow zone at 13°12′ Libra

From now until when Jupiter stations retrograde is called the first shadow period. During this phase you will get an idea of the personal growth and happiness issues that may be of concern during the retrograde phase. [See Chart]

Jupiter square Pluto dramatically increases your desire to succeed but also indicates a tendency to go to any lengths to get there. Avoid ruthless tactics, greed and compulsive behavior. Jupiter sextile Saturn helps counter the extreme and intense nature of  Jupiter square Pluto. It helps you focus on your objectives with patience and determination.

6 February 2017 Jupiter stations retrograde at 23°08′ Libra

The Jupiter retrograde 2017 chart below clearly shows a right-angled triangle formed by Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Overall, this is a positive configuration with the two harmonious blue aspects turning the challenges of the red opposition into opportunities for success.

Fixed star Spica 24°04′ Libra greatly increases your chance of success during the Jupiter retrograde phase. Here we have the most fortunate planet on the most fortunate of all fixed stars. This alpha star of the Virgin gives wealth, success, happiness and love. Spica conjunct Jupiter in particular assists in spiritual development and psychic awareness. It offers protection, advancement and the possibility of wealth to even the poorest of people.

Jupiter Retrograde 2017

Jupiter Retrograde February 2017

Jupiter opposite Uranus greatly increases your need for personal freedom and excitement. You will feel a strong urge to react, or rebel against anything that is stopping you from having fun and doing what you want. A sudden event may release your built up tension and lead to a major change in circumstances. You can find adventure and personal growth through travel, education and new relationships while still maintaining certain core responsibilities in your life.

You can find creative and ingenious ways to relieve the boredom without causing total chaos and disruption. Though technically a challenging transit, the relief from stress and tension can be very satisfying. A change in beliefs or social interaction may be all it takes to act as a circuit breaker. At the deeper level you are seeking a burst of higher awareness, to transcend your daily routine and bring on a spiritual growth spurt.

Jupiter sextile Saturn slows the speed of any change and reduces the shock value. You can rely on sound judgement skills to only chose those opportunities that are right for you. These opportunities may be in your career, through investment or business deals, or in your personal life as major material possessions or relationship choices. Patience, perseverance and a strong work ethic ensure your gains will be enduring and substantial.

Saturn trine Uranus also makes any growth spurts more lasting. It makes the changes in your life run more smoothly. Change will not be as upsetting or erratic as Jupiter opposite Uranus alone would bring. You will remain calm and patient, planning every step methodically. You can find new days of doing old things without rocking the boat. You could take the lead in your career to initiate needed changes and gain respect and recognition from your boss.

9 June 2017 Jupiter stations direct at 13°12′ Libra

This second shadow period lasts until Jupiter leaves the retrograde zone on 9 September 2017. Areas of life that were a major focus during the Jupiter retrograde phase can now be worked on.

Fixed star Algorab at 13°41′ Libra suggests this phase will be more challenging than the retrograde phase. Greed in particular is more likely now. If the retrograde phase did not bring the success you had hoped then you may become bitter and jealous of other people’s success. You may try to make up for missed opportunities by lying, stealing, or picking over the scraps left behind by others.

Jupiter Retrograde 2017

Jupiter Direct June 2017

Jupiter quincunx Neptune supports the fixed star theme. If you dreams of success have not been realised by this stage then you may become bitter and disappointed. You may look to get ahead through ‘get rich quick schemes’ or gambling. Reeling from your dissolution and broken dreams you may seek to escape harsh reality of your situation by turning to drugs or alcohol.

If things have not worked out as you had hoped then it is important to remember that Jupiter retrograde 2017 is more about inner spiritual growth in preparation for material success like wealth or happiness in love. It may be time to adjust your dreams for the future and aim to be happy and content with what you have before chasing more and more. If you cannot find inner happiness now, it will be difficult to find contentment with more stuff filling up your house.

9 September 2017 Jupiter leaves the shadow zone at 23°08′ Libra

This completes the final phase of Jupiter retrograde 2017. [See Chart]. The outlook is extremely positive after that questionable shadow direct phase. The glorious fixed star Spica again brings out the best of Jupiter good fortune and happiness.

The North Node of the Moon connects with Jupiter sextile Saturn to place your firmly on your destined path toward true happiness in your soul. Relationships with your family and partner are integral in facilitating your continued success with those areas of growth and development you have been focused on this past ten months.

Jupiter Retrograde Dates

7 January 2016 to 9 May 2016 – 13 to 23 Virgo
6 February 2017 to 9 June 2017 – 13 to 23 Libra
8 March 2018 to 10 July 2018 – 13 to 23 Scorpio

263 thoughts on “Jupiter Retrograde 2017 Unexpected Luck

  1. hello I am very new however growing into the wisdom of this world. and Outer. I have been struggling a bit. Tell me its gonna get better? Please. I am Libra 10/08/66 Born Wilmington NC 1.47am eastern , I am feeling positive.
    Can You help me

  2. Hi Jamie, I’ve been watching and reading your posts for some time now – a cautious Virgo (8th Sep 60) and am fascinated by your level of accuracy, In comparison to the popular “mainstream” horoscopes I see everywhere and even a very well known, now deceased astrologer, your readings are far more accurate than the generic “Sun” sign astrology.
    I wonder if this is because I have an Aries ascendant and Moon, which really messes with that legendary Virgo rationality…

    I just read your Jupiter Retrograde article and was struck by how closely the timing aligns with Trumps ascent to the US presidency. Can you share any insights on this?

    • It is actually quite understandable why you would find “Jamie” so accurate. Its a psychological phenomenon, called confirmation bias. You agree with and pay attention to the things that agree with yourself, on “Jamie’s” end it is called Cherry picking. They dont post the overwhelming evidence that disagrees with their sentiments and ideas.

  3. The irony of this is that when Jupiter is in retrograde it’s not actually Jupiter doing anything. The Earth is just at a point in its orbit around the Sun where it is moving faster than Jupiter. This gives the appearance that Jupiter is moving backwards, when in reality you are just moving forward faster. Think of yourself on the freeway and speeding past a car that is in the left lane. If you didnt have a frame of reference to determine motion, you would assume the car you are passing is moving backwards, when in reality you are just moving faster.Furthermore, you’d find a lot more useful advice from a trained clinical psychologist and perhaps a philosopher than in the predictions of this page. Some of the most brilliant minds on Earth spend all their time researching the cosmos, the planets and the stars. If there was some scientifically verifiable deep intrinsic spiritualism to these heavenly bodies, they would be preaching it as their own gospel, as they do with the discoveries they have and currently are making. Much love to all my brothers and sisters caught in a perpetual existential crisis, you are not alone.

    • Hi Timmy

      I agree with a lot of what you said in your comment. I am only using astrology (I’m new to it) as one part of my approach to becoming more conscious and healed in this life, but my main focus is intense inner work which brings my focus back to me and what I can do for myself. Psychology/therapy and meditation/introspection are excellent avenues for many to explore – no amount of looking to the stars alone will help any of us if we don’t take the responsibility to discover and heal our unconscious wounds and self defeating thoughts, habits and behaviours! Which is hard work for sure.

      However, I do think that astrology, like anything else in Life, must be taken in the right spirit. I can well understand the despair and desperation that drive people to consider astrology to give them all the answers, sometimes our long standing challenges can wear us down so much that we are desperate for the hope that Life will not always be so harsh. The hope of things changing in the future motivates many a weary soul and may even be a good thing if it keeps some one going because they believe there are better days ahead!

      I do agree whole heartedly with the phenomenon of Confirmation Bias though, since I am new to astrology I am constantly on the watch for my mind to fall into that trap. Which it does sometimes, especially when I am very frightened or worried. Decades of struggle and some very hard work on myself have taught me never to give my power away completely to anyone or anything, not even the stars. In psychology, having an external Locus of control is just setting yourself up for a world of suffering as Victim Consciousness becomes more ingrained.

      I hope all of the people here find that elusive balance of self love and self empowerment, and a healthy curiosity for what astrology has to offer them as signposts and clues to their own journeys. In the right spirit, astrology can illuminate our path while we still must find the courage to walk it. At worst, it can become an addictive enotional crutch that can leave us feeling powerless if we have a difficult chart.

      For now I am an open minded skeptic as I continue to explore astrology, and am very intrigued by parts of my birth chart (and some of what Jamie has shared, certain interpretations are eerily spot on while other more general things in articles don’t resonate) as they seem to coincide spookily with some of my biggest challenges! Much love and luck to everyone, we’re all in this together. ❤️

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  5. Hello Jamie any insights for a virgo female born 9-12-1962 at 6:57 am ….? Just wondering if any good or bad days are headed my way this new 2017 year….

  6. Hi Jamie, I am cancer born 1st July 1991 born in west Africa. Just wondering if good or bad days are headed my way this Jupiter retrogade season.
    I await your reply

  7. Thanks you Timmy and Jas on and you are both right and the stars are just guide and people have to do the leg work and also going to therapist. Another site is Elizabeth Harper and she good and also another guide, but important I have GOD and my church I am Eastern Orthodox and so much wisdom and beyond words can describe. Pretty much what the stars say is what GOD is saying. No different. Greed is greed and happiness is happiness. Yes, we all going to have our ups and downs in life. Life is not just straight road and if it was no challenges and where there is no challenges there is no growth. The stars will tell you, the therapist you will have to find yourself, and crystal and all sorts of helps from which ever road. The same and about living the best and being humble, at the same time.

  8. Since this stationed retrograde I’ve fallen down the stairs (onto stone tile), had a tear on the surface on my eye, got my BF’s cold and STILL have not heard anything about being hired for a job. Feels alot more like a Mercury retrograde. I’m not sure how much more I can take.

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