Jupiter Retrograde 2018 – Purify

Jupiter Retrograde 2018Jupiter Retrograde 2018 begins on March 8 at 23° Scorpio and ends on July 10 at 13° Scorpio. Jupiter retrograde represents a time of philosophical or spiritual introspection and reflection. This year the main theme of Jupiter retrograde is poisoning of your personal value system and morals that affects your physical health. Just like the current moon phase, Jupiter retrograde 2018 signals the right time to start detoxifying. It is time to purify your body and soul.

Before more detail on Jupiter retrograde 2018 you will find a brief description of what it means to have Jupiter retrograde in your natal chart followed by the general meaning of Jupiter retrograde in transit.

Jupiter Retrograde Meaning

Jupiter retrograde in your natal chart means that there was a problem in achieving goodness of the soul in an earlier life. This certainly does not mean you have a bad soul, but that there will be some lessons or extra effort required this life 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 need 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. You will have to deal with particular issues involving growth and development, happiness and success.

Jupiter retrograde means that whatever area of growth you need to work on is so important, 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.

Perhaps a challenging behavior like greed or addiction has got 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 to shake you out of your complacency or ignorance. Once Jupiter stations direct you should have come to terms with the relevant issues and be ready to bound ahead toward ultimate success and happiness.

Jupiter Retrograde 2018

Jupiter stations retrograde on March 8, 2018 at 23°13′ Scorpio between two major fixed stars as shown below.

Although Agena is a little closer to Jupiter, the main stellar influence comes from Unukalhai. This is because Jupiter has already passed over this star. The full potential of Unukalhai has been unleashed, while Agena is yet to be fully activated by Jupiter. That’s a shame because Agena is a lovely Venus/Jupiter star giving friendship, morality, health and honor.

Fixed Star Unukalhai is a nasty Saturn/Mars star giving immorality, accidents, violence and danger of poison. According to Robson, Jupiter conjunct Unukalhai gives hypocrisy, deceit, banishment, imprisonment or exile.[1] In medical astrology, Unukalhai rules the top one-fourth of the colon.[2] According To Ebertin, Unukalhai is:

often really dangerous and destructive. There will be chronic diseases, which are not easily detected; these will result in a weakened state of health, and operations will be necessary. There will be accidents.[3]

So it is fair to say that the main theme of Jupiter retrograde 2018 is poisoning of your personal value system and morals that affects your physical health. The current moon phase has exactly the same theme but for different reasons. The March 1 full moon signalled the right time to start detoxifying your body and soul.

Jupiter retrograde 2018 makes this purification process even more important because Jupiter rules your liver and Unukalhai rules your colon, the two organs most associated with detoxification. However, just as with the March 1 full moon, Jupiter retrograde has a positive side to it.

Jupiter Retrograde 2018

Jupiter Retrograde 2018

Jupiter sextile Pluto will help purify your body and soul because it brings success through positive change. You will not have to force change or have to react to unexpected change. This is a natural development in your life associated with increased power and influence, spiritual and personal growth. Powerful forces will be working behind the scenes to promote you to a higher level.

If you have been immoral, hypocritical or deceitful, Jupiter trine Pluto will present opportunities to reform this area of your life. If you need to detox your body because of substance abuse or poor diet, Jupiter trine Pluto proves the motivation and personal power to transform your physical body. You will have more influence over your own destiny. Jupiter retrograde is sextile Pluto on April 14, 2018.

Jupiter Direct 2018

Jupiter stations direct on July 10, 2018 at 13°20′ Scorpio with the main astrological influence coming from a number of planetary aspects. The immediate or short-term influence presents some challenges but the long-term outlook is very hopeful.

Moon quincunx Jupiter suggests that after the Jupiter retrograde phase you may be left with some imbalance that needs correcting. Perhaps you have become too self obsessed, self-indulgent or greedy. There is the possibility that the changes you have gone through have upset your mother or another woman close to you. The imbalance may also be associated with the level of emotional support and nourishment you give and receive within a relationship, especially with your partner or family members.

Jupiter Direct 2018

Jupiter Direct 2018

Mercury square Jupiter means you will generally have a positive and broad outlook on your position at the moment, but it will be important to focus on the smaller details.  A lack of concentration or inability to focus may lead to some errors of judgement or mistakes. You will also have to pay extra attention to how you express yourself because of a tendency toward arrogance or even bigotry. Jupiter optimism could get a little out of hand, so don’t promise too much or overestimate your abilities when making plans for the future.

Jupiter trine Neptune was exact during Jupiter retrograde on May 25 and will be again on August 19, 2018. It encourages hope, generosity and community spirit. As your personal value system or morals reach a higher standard, you will find that selflessly helping others brings great satisfaction. You can follow your dreams for success without needing to sacrifice your ego or material possessions. Wealth, fame and glamour may come but above all you should feel happy and content.

Jupiter Retrograde Dates

  • 2017, February 6 to June 9 – 13° to 23° Libra
  • 2018, March 8 to July 10 – 13° to 23° Scorpio
  • 2019, April 10 to August 11 – 14° to 24° Sagittarius
  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p. 213.
  2. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.94.
  3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.63.

273 thoughts on “Jupiter Retrograde 2018 – Purify

  1. Hello Jamie

    Like the others I am struggling and apply for new job since last year…. but nothing.
    I quit a little time ago and i was depressed because my situation.

    I am a ambitious student who want to enroll in phd position on some University.

    Will this situation with Jupiter retrogate somehow help me with my situation?

    Date of birth: 06. OCTOBER. 1991 -libra decan 2


    • Ana Nikolova, I am a libra 1988 in a similar position.

      patience is the key hold out. please contact if you wish to reflect more.

  2. Hi.. I’m a Scorpio but have Jupiter in Libra 10th house in my natal chart.. wondering if Jupiter will be more good for in Libra or Scorpio? Also this retrograde has been horrible

  3. Thank you, Jamie. This is so very complicated, and somewhere embarrassed by my own ‘wouldn’t it be nice’ thoughts, and my ‘I dare not move, nor even breathe’ inhibitions. But this is all generational, isn’t it? Lots of us a having this transit. Should one just get on with living as decently as one can, and leave whatever else is there to fate?

  4. Hello Jamie just curious what will Jupiter bring me in this year of 2017?? can you also tell me what will be the most favorable time for me to year???
    Sharevia Lovett
    4/29/1989 at 22:19 Atlanta GA USA

  5. Hi Jamie, this retrograde station has been forming a grand trine transit in my chart as I have Sun at 24 Pisces and ascendant at 24 Cancer (also mars at 23 cancer) . Wondering what this grand trine transit means? I feel it’s significant. Things have been going great lately, hoping it lasts. Thanks

  6. Hi Jamie, very informative read 🙂 I just feel prompted to offer with regards to my life seemingly powered by a love of through from philosophy or the questioning to find uncover self, that the worlds preoccupation with being harsh or cruel to be kind or just cut it off/out, beat your self into being ship shape, you’re in the army now soldier attitude, is actually quite damaging to the self, especially those not born equipped to be warriors/soldiers, & even moreso to the more creative & sensitives among us. We are quite resilient to change so long as we work with it little by little, big sudden change causes shock & trauma, especially to the brain & nervous system, which is why folk often get a bad headache or feel quite sick because of the reaction by the nervous system’s affect on the heart. Detox is most definitely necessary at times, physically & soulfully, but it has far less ill affect on both mind & body if you graduate day by day down to what is needed. Detoxiification when we just stop/cut off what has been & needs to change, may seem to work at first or for a while and I know there are many experts out there who will disagree with what Im offering, it will however rebound with ill affects in longer term, which I offered from hard yet well learned experience of my own. So I encourage as you have said to detox, carefully or full of care, be kind to yourself, give yourself a “libra/fair go” encourage your body and soul into detox, because it will also work easier & more efficiently if you are at ease with it and actually caring about how you feel, both emotionally & physically, serving far better ones aim. (Sun in 9th house Cancer, Jupiter rx conjunct descendant as apex to a yod with Pluto in Virgo 10th (opposite Chiron in Pisces) & Mercury in Cancer 9th and alot more which I wont bore you with.

  7. Hi Jamie, what does it mean when Jupiter becomes stationary retrograde exactly while being in a sextile to the natal moon?

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