Jupiter Retrograde September 4, 2023 – Optimism

Jupiter Retrograde 2023

Jupiter Retrograde 2023 begins on September 4 at 15° Taurus and ends on December 30 at 5° Taurus.

Generally, Jupiter retrograde is associated with looking inward to find true happiness and fulfillment.  Jupiter retrograde 2023 brings optimism, intuition, tolerance and future-oriented thinking.

More detail about Jupiter retrograde 2023 follows some general information on Jupiter retrograde in transit. Information about Jupiter retrograde in the natal chart can be found at the end of this article.

Jupiter Retrograde Transit

Jupiter retrograde is a regular cycle of four months duration, occurring every thirteen months. It is a time of philosophical and spiritual introspection and reflection. You could have to deal with particular issues involving growth and development, happiness, and success.

Jupiter retrograde encourages you to look inward to discover what makes you happy deep in your soul. It is time to think about your future. The focus is on your spiritual and material growth; on how to be the best person you can be. You may be tested to ensure you are ready to receive the good fortune, ideal relationship, or increased wealth you seek.

Perhaps a destructive behavior like greed or addiction is out of control. In this case, opportunities will arise 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 advance toward success and happiness.

But because of the relative orbits of Jupiter and the Sun, Jupiter always stations retrograde and direct trine the Sun within a six-degree orb. So The luckiest planet in astrology also has the most fortunate retrograde phase.

Sun trine Jupiter brings enthusiasm, self-confidence, happiness, generosity and good fortune. There will be opportunities for personal, spiritual, and material growth. Business, studies, travel, the law, religion and spiritual practices can lead to greater self-understanding, knowledge, wealth, and a broader outlook on life.

Jupiter Retrograde 2023

Jupiter stations retrograde on Monday, September 4, 2023, at 15°34′ Taurus. There are no planetary aspects from Jupiter to the slower planets for the rest of the year, in fact, not until Jupiter conjuncts Uranus in April 2024. So the shorter-term aspects will impart their influence, as will any fixed stars at 15° Taurus.

The stand-out feature in the horoscope below is Jupiter stationing retrograde very close to the Moon. Sun trine Jupiter is common to all Jupiter retrograde, as mentioned earlier. But this year, Mercury is trine Jupiter too, and it is almost exact. Sun-Mercury trine Moon-Jupiter sounds very promising indeed.

Jupiter Retrograde September 2023

Jupiter Retrograde 2023 in Taurus

The Aspects

Moon conjunct Jupiter brings optimism, intuition, generosity, integrity and honesty. Growth and happiness are possible through intimate relationships, education, groups or a vacation. A significant woman in your life could positively influence your spiritual development. It makes Jupiter retrograde 2023 excellent for births and marriages.

Mercury trine Jupiter adds more optimism plus happiness, tolerance and good news. It is excellent for negotiating and making plans because of good instincts and positive, future-oriented thinking. Long distance travel, education, spirituality and philosophy can expand your horizons. Increased wealth can come from investments, business deals or the law.

Moon trine Mercury brings common sense, accurate reasoning and fluent communication. It has a harmonious influence on relationships and socializing. You can share your feelings more openly and connect more intimately, which encourages emotional bonding. Enhanced perception and intuition help you see more clearly and make good decisions. Dreams and memories should be vivid and informative.

The Constellations

Jupiter stations retrograde in the Sign of Taurus. But as the star map below shows, it is actually in the Constellation of Aries. This discrepancy is due to the precession of the equinoxes. It has moved the Sun Signs almost a whole Sign out of alignment with the Constellations from which they were named over 2000 years ago.

Jupiter Retrograde Meaning

Jupiter Retrograde September 2023

  • 13♉22 – Moon
  • 14♉33 – Gamma Andromdae, Almach
  • 14♉39 – Alpha Ceti, Menkar
  • 15♉34 – Jupiter Retrograde 2023

The fixed stars Almach and Menkar are extremely close by longitude. Their influence is basically the opposite, with Almach being fortunate and Menkar unfortunate. And they are both bright stars of similar magnitude.

Generally, Almach will be most effective with positive nativities, while Menkar will be most effective with negative nativities, or nativities with negative qualities. [1]

Moon-Jupiter trine Sun-Mercury is extremely positive. Therefore, Almach is most effective in the Jupiter retrograde 2023 chart.

Fixed star Almach gives good fortune, success, honors, unexpected gains, patience, and industriousness and is good for romance and domestic affairs. [1] Cheerfulness with a liking for change, diversion, and amusement. [2] Honor, eminence and artistic ability. [3]

With Jupiter: Success through hard work, new friendships and honor are possible. [1]

Constellation Andromeda bestows purity of thought, virtue, honor and dignity but causes a battle with chimerical fears and a tendency to become easily discouraged. [3]

Jupiter stations direct on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at 05°34′ Taurus [see chart].

Jupiter Retrograde Dates

  • Jul 28, 2022, to Nov 23, 2022 – 8° Aries to 28° Pisces.
  • Sept 04, 2023, to Dec 30, 2023 – 14° to 5° Taurus.
  • Oct 09, 2024, to Feb 4, 2025 – 21°  to 11° Gemini.

Natal Jupiter Retrograde

Jupiter retrograde natal suggests there may have been a problem being happy and successful in a previous life. There will be some lessons or extra effort required in this life so you can become truly happy and content.

Jupiter’s planetary aspects and fixed star conjunctions will help describe the areas of life or the personality traits and behaviors that need extra development. The optimum Jupiter nature is broad-minded, happy, comfortable, and content. A healthy Jupiter continually grows and expands in philosophical and spiritual outlook. The aim is to be charitable, generous, friendly, and welcoming to everyone, regardless of social status, religion, cultural or ethnic background.

Natal Jupiter retrograde could cause greed, selfishness, gluttony, extravagance, wastefulness, or self-righteousness. Addiction, intolerance, bigotry, ignorance, or showing off might be holding you back. Whatever is stunting your personal and spiritual growth is what you must focus on. This could well have been an ongoing problem hindering success over many incarnations. Events or relationships will reinforce this life’s problem area, especially when Jupiter is transiting retrograde.


  1. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.66-67.
  2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.11.
  3. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.26, 128.

4 thoughts on “Jupiter Retrograde September 4, 2023 – Optimism

  1. What if this transit conjuncts the natal Sun, then wouldn’t that be even more positive than a trine?

  2. I think there will be many new diseases.increase in lung cancer,it also draws attention to the digestive system and eating disorder

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