Jupiter Retrograde Meaning & More

In astrology, Jupiter is known as the great benefic. Named after the king of the Gods, Jupiter's influence is, indeed, godlike. It bestows knowledge, abundance, good fortune, joy, luck, and wisdom. It imbues virtues of kindness, compassion, generosity, temperance, perspective, and objectivity.

2021 Jupiter Retrograde Dates

  • June 20 - October 17

2021 Jupiter in Astrology

Traditionally, Jupiter rules Sagittarius and Pisces, and is the natural ruler of the ninth and twelve houses. All of these signs and houses are associated with matters of spirituality.

Jupiter represents the guru or teacher; he is a seeker of pursuits that expand the consciousness. Jupiter represents the higher mind and draws one beyond known boundaries—whether literally or metaphorically—and into an exploration of the unknown, which requires a leap of faith....

Jupiter Retrograde Meaning

Due to its larger orbit, Jupiter enters retrograde phase approximately every nine months, for a period of approximately four months at a time.

Astrologically, retrograde planets mark an internal, introspective process, pertaining to the nature of the planet and the sign it is transiting. In the case of Jupiter, this manifests as a process and period of intense spiritual and philosophical growth on a predominantly personal level....

Jupiter Retrograde Effects

Jupiter's retrograde will often bring detours and chances for course corrections in the area it is transiting. This is a retrospective journey which purpose is to look at the big picture, find temperance, and pull back if we've veered too off course.

There could also be a questioning of the laws surrounding matters of the house it is retrograding in. For some, this could be a phase of deep philosophical questioning, or a deep dive into esoteric, religious, spiritual, and metaphysical studies....

Jupiter Retrograde in the Natal Chart

A native with Jupiter retrograde in their natal chart will tend to have an innate sense of righteousness, morality, faith, and wisdom beyond their years.

Depending on Jupiter's house placement, one will take a philosophical approach regarding matters of that house; seeking a deeper a truth. For example, in the second house, this translates to a quest for one's true values and worth beyond material possessions as deemed by society....

Jupiter retrograde calendar dates

Dates based on Pacific Standard Time (PST)

  • December 2, 2019: Jupiter enters Capricorn
  • April 15, 2020: Jupiter square sun (begins to slow down)
  • May 14, 2020: Jupiter stations retrograde at 27°14' Capricorn
  • July 14, 2020: Jupiter opposite the sun (closest to Earth)
  • September 12, 2020: Jupiter stations direct at 17°24' Capricorn
  • October 11. 2020: Jupiter square the sun (begins to speed up)
  • December 19, 2020: Jupiter leaves Capricorn