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.

2024 Jupiter Retrograde Dates

  • October 9, 2024 - February 4, 2025

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)

  • May 10, 2022: Jupiter enters Aries
  • July 28, 2022: Jupiter goes retrograde in Aries
  • October 28, 2022: Jupiter retrograde enters Pisces
  • November 23, 2022: Jupiter goes direct in Pisces
  • December 20, 2022: Jupiter enters Aries
  • May 16, 2023: Jupiter enters Taurus
  • September 4, 2023: Jupiter goes retrograde in Taurus
  • December 30, 2023: Jupiter goes direct in Taurus
  • May 25, 2024: Jupiter enters Gemini
  • October 9, 2024: Jupiter goes retrograde in Gemini
  • February 4, 2025: Jupiter goes direct in Gemini
  • June 9, 2025: Jupiter enters Cancer
  • November 11, 2025: Jupiter goes retrograde in Cancer
  • March 11, 2026: Jupiter goes direct in Cancer
  • June 30, 2026: Jupiter enters Leo
  • December 12, 2026: Jupiter goes retrograde in Leo
  • April 12, 2027: Jupiter goes direct in Leo
  • July 25, 2027: Jupiter enters Virgo
  • January 12, 2028: Jupiter goes retrograde in Virgo
  • May 13, 2028: Jupiter goes direct in Virgo
  • August 23, 2028: Jupiter enters Libra
  • February 10, 2029: Jupiter goes retrograde in Libra
  • June 13, 2029: Jupiter goes direct in Libra
  • September 24, 2029: Jupiter enters Scorpio
  • March 13, 2030: Jupiter goes retrograde in Scorpio
  • July 15, 2030: Jupiter goes direct in Scorpio