JUPITER STATIONS RETROGRADE…look inside, you’ll find the answer there
Jupiter stations retrograde at 2°11’ Pisces (antiscion 27°49’ Libra) a sign where it has been since the 13th of May. It will re-enter Aquarius by retrograde motion on the 28th of July.
The Jupiter retrograde station occurs only 12 hours before the Summer Solstice when the Sun enters the sign of Cancer. Perhaps it’s worth mentioning that the greatly announced Jupiter-Saturn conjunction took place on the Winter Solstice last year (21 December 2020). Only a couple of days after the Jupiter station, Mercury will station direct.
Jupiter is the traditional night-time ruler of Pisces, only more recently was Neptune assigned as modern co-ruler and the two will conjoin in Pisces in April 2022.
We all know that Jupiter is the planet of expansion and is associated with knowledge, truth, travel to foreign countries, politics, legal issues, religion, culture, open-mindedness etc.
The sign of Pisces on the other hand offers virtues such as; compassion, imagination, secretiveness, gullibility, self-indulgence, weak-will, deception, not forgetting its tendency towards victimhood and martyrdom etc. Pisces is a Mutable Water sign, flexibility and foreseeing the results of our actions come fairly easy with this sign but believing too much in oneself and in others is also part of the packet.
In Aquarius, Jupiter hints at big ideas and ideals that are not always feasible, it also glorifies personal freedom and champions human rights. Too much optimism could however lead to superficiality and the refusal to examine how sustainable the theories and ideals might just be. Remember that Aquarius is a Fixed Air sign so some ideas and rational just stick too much even when they prove lacking in some way.
However, Jupiter in Aquarius is also about believing that ordinary people can do something good for the collectivity. Freedom, humanitarianism and democracy lend themselves to tolerance in matters that might not yet be considered as morally or socially correct. We may finally realise that we are all equal, as least as far as our primary legal rights are concerned.
We have an opportunity over the next four months to turn inwards and gain deeper insights into spiritual or philosophical issues since our wisdom will flow with more ease from the subconscious to the conscious self. This is also an excellent period during which to seek out underlying beliefs concerning the current matters of the house where Jupiter is transiting in our natal chart. In this way we may come out of this retrograde period with an inner sense of wholeness and confidence in our future potentials and ideals.
Now is the time to contemplate innovative approaches about how we can separate ourselves from previous, personal opinions (or phobias) that have been stifling our inner growth. Perhaps we could also ask ourselves where and how we can make any necessary changes in the matters of the house that it is interested in the transit. For some of us life may become less materialistic and more spiritual as we turn our attention inwards.
Since Jupiter is the ruler of the traditional 9th (Sagittarius) and the 12th houses (Pisces which he co-rules with the modern ruler Neptune), the axes involved in the traditional zodiac are between the 9-3rd and the 12-6th houses. The 9-3rd axis highlights our awareness of the process of integration and understanding of our ideas and thoughts (3rd) in relationship to their usefulness in our worldly philosophy (9th) and the 12-6th axis wants our soul (12th) to recognize our body (6th) as a vehicle.
The Sabian symbol for 3° Pisces: “Petrified tree trunks lie broken on desert sand.” Indicating the power to preserve records of their achievements which is inherent in fully matured cultures.
For the antiscion at 28° Libra: “A man becoming aware of spiritual forces surrounding and assisting him.” Indicating the realisation, at any level of existence, that one is never alone, and that the “community” – visible or invisible – is sustaining one’s efforts.
“I looked outside to see what I could make the world give me, instead of looking inside to see what was there.” Bell Livingstone
Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp 190, 271, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA