Jupiter retrograde 2018


When Jupiter turns retrograde, the action of Jupiter is reversed so that the emphasis is upon inner awareness and inner growth. It is an excellent time to get in touch with personal integrity. Jupiter rules role playing in order evoke a positive external reaction. When transiting Jupiter is afflicting natal planets, you will find yourself dealing with phoniness in both yourself and others. When Jupiter is retrograde, you should evaluate how you are not being honest with yourself because you are playing a role that is disloyal to your true self. When opportunities arise while Jupiter is retrograde, they are the result of seeds planted in the past from people met or connections made in the past.
Jupiter retrograde is more spiritual and philosophical so it is a time to explore philosophies, possibly something simpler from a time in your past. According to Delphine Jay, this period may produce an event that reminds you of a time when you had a better perspective on life. She furthermore feels that it is an excellent time to complete Jupitarian projects such as going back to school to complete your education, taking a long distance trip that you have postponed, and making a connection with a long lost friendship. It is a good time to take spiritual or philosophical courses with the objective of gaining a better perspective on life.

Because of the spiritual approach to this Jupiter transit, it is not a time to initiate material activities. A business which starts while Jupiter is retrograde will find that much of the business is connected with altruistic and charitable concerns and good causes. Too much help is given for which the company will not receive payment. Obviously, it is excellent for initiating a humanitarian or fund-raising project.
In my chart interpretation, I use the key phrase for the House-position of Jupiter retrograde that it is an area wherein you are able to restore to life things or relationships that are considered dead or dying. Jupiter natally retrograde in the 2nd and 4th House is good for restoring objects or property for resale. It is good for restoring troubled relationships ruled by the various houses. Therefore, it can be assumed that, when Jupiter is transiting retrograde, it is a good time to restore any project or relationship that is failing. I consider Jupiter to be the relating principle in a chart – how we reach out and connect with others and what we relate to most easily. During the retrograde cycle, make the effort to revive that which is failing as ruled by the House-position of the transiting retrograde. Make the effort to go back and make the connection.

  1. Lynn Koiner Says:

    Since Jupiter has been retrograde for approximately 50% of one's entire life (remember, it is retrograde for about half of the year, every year), just being retrograde will not answer this type of question in a specific way. In a very general way, Jupiter retrograde is very good for going back and finishing education. For example, if someone has a natal Jupiter R in the 9th House, their education will be interrupted and they will return for a degree later on. Articles on Retrogrades in the natal chart are found on this website. But, just a transiting retrograde will have no impact upon exams in general. If this transiting Jupiter afflicts your natal planets at the time of the exam, you may be too confident and not study sufficiently to pass. This does not mean that you will fail. Take note of the aspects and work hard on being more prepared…then you will be successful.

  2. Lynn Koiner Says:

    Jupiter Retrograde does rules HEALING but it is not always best for business, unless it is Healing or Humanitarian.

    What do you do if you must open with a Retrograde Planet? You can start you business anytime but have a Grand Opening, its birth chart, at another time that is more propitious. I have done this before myself.

    Check my Astro-Column for good dates or write to me personally to be placed on my mailing list.

    Jupiter R does not normally affect business dealings. It is more relevant in the conception chart for a business, not the deals the business makes. To initiate a deal, use the Best Dates that I list either on my monthly astro-column or on the upper right column. This takes you to a site in Italy where Laura posts my column but I do send it out privately for those who request this.
  3. Lynn Koiner Says:

    The theory that a natal Retrograde planet will express itself better when it is transiting Retrograde only works for Mercury Retrograde…and even these people can be plagued by the retrograde disruption in the lives of others.

    Years ago, our astrological group was trying to organize a workshop with Rob Hand while Mercury was transiting retrograde. Everything was chaotic until the organizers asked people who had natal Mercury retrograde to fulfill the preparation tasks. These people were able to organize efficiently without any of the Retrograde problems.

  4. Lynn Koiner Says:

    My articles on R seem very popular but, to be honest, the retrogrades from Jupiter out are not that important. They are retrograde for half of the year, every year. They do work in the manner that I have described in the articles.
    But, to say that 6 months out of every year life will be easy…it just does not work this way.

    For myself, I only look at Mercury-Venus-Mars when retrograde and they really work at a personal level.

    For an “easy time,” you need to look at your progressions and transits. These will indicate the times when there is an easier path. I do not find that Jupiter transits indicate an easier path though. Uranus-Neptune-Pluto, when well aspected, create favorable opportunities. Also, the House that Saturn transits will indicate the dominant area of your life.

  5. Lynn Koiner Says:
    RESEARCH OBSERVATIONS: Years ago, I did a little research project. I gave friends dates when Jupiter made good aspects to their charts. They all commented that these were very disappointing days.
    With a Station, it is strongest for pushing for advancement. But, you must push hard for Jupiter to work.

  6. Holman Alexander Says:
    RECONNECTING WITH OLD FRIENDS: This is actually more common when Venus is Retrograde. Jupiter R is better for repairing previously strained relationships. Look to those periods when the transiting Jupiter is well aspected to the Personal Planets, such as Venus. the Moon or planets in the 7th House
  7. Lynn Koiner Says:

    Jupiter R does not normally affect business dealings. It is more relevant in the conception chart for a business, not the deals the business makes.
    Do not be concerned about Jupiter R as it is retrograde 5 months out of the year.
    To initiate a deal, use the Best Dates that I list either on my monthly astro-column or on the upper right column. This takes you to a site in Italy where Laura posts my column but I do send it out privately for those who request this.

  8. Lynn Koiner Says:

    I have stated this several times in this section – Jupiter R has nothing to do with one’s job situation. One has to look at the Outer Planet transits as they trigger big changes.
    The Progressed Moon and Saturn cycles give more specific timing.
    With the economic situation being as it is, it is really difficult for astrologers to predict WHEN someone will get a job just from the natal chart. I strongly recommend a HORARY reading for a specific question – When will I get a job? Why can I not get a job? (It could be a lousy resume!) Will this business venture be successful?
    I provide this service for my regular clinets only but Googling “Horary Astrologrs” could find some contacts. Alphee LaVoie and Judy (friend in Baltimore) do provide these services.

  9. Lynn Koiner Says:
    RECONNECTING IN RELATIONSHIPS: REVATHY (9-2011): You are correct that Jupiter R is good for going back and repairing relationships BUT this does not mean that you will get back together. Jupiter R best at gaining insights about what happened in the relationship in the first place…and learning from that experience.

    I find that the asteroid, Cruithne (New Centaurs on this website), is more associated with re-connecting.
    A friend who hurt me very much in 1993 called for the first time this week. I spoke with her and said that I was no longer angry with her — but I definitely do not want to renew the friendship!!! I told her that we could get together but I really have no intention at this time.

  10. Lynn Koiner Says:

    JUPITER TURNING RETROGRADE BY PROGRESSION (12-2011): These are my lecture notes from my medical astrology course…


    Jupiter is a slow moving planet and, by progression, the fastest that it moves is one degree in four years. When Jupiter changes signs, how you relate to others and to what you relate in general experiences a shift. It describes our faith and belief system.

    When Jupiter changes signs, it will be at 0° for at least 4 years. When one belief system or world view ends, the 0° period marks a time of Questing, searching for a new belief system in the life. There is not always a religious quest but it is spiritual and philosophical.

    One woman experienced this period, the turn around cycle, as a time when she did not know what to do with her life. She had just graduated from college with a liberal arts degree. This prepared her for nothing. She did not know what she wanted to do or what career skills she possessed. She saw this as a wake up call for living in the real world.

    Typical of natal planets at 0°, she had to learn everything herself, to “get a life” and to do this all alone without help or assistance from anyone.

    One woman embarked upon a metaphysical quest when Jupiter entered 0° but, when it entered 1°, these studies and lifestyles became a much more active part of her life. She could not longer stay in the closet about her new beliefs.

    When Jupiter shifts direction, our personal philosophies, how we relate to the world and to whom we relate will dramatically change. It is a cycle for seeking out inner meanings. Relating becomes more spiritual and philosophical. We can no longer relate superficially.

    The individual can actually become less social but not because of a lack of self-worth, as with Venus Retrograde. An event or experience jolts the individual into a new sense of values, no longer judging by appearances.

    Psychologically, Jupiter rules role playing, living up to the expectations of others, presenting yourself as something that you are not in order to win approval. This is phony role playing. Almost always, the Jupitarian person is extremely creative but the message was that “playing the piano is not a job so become a doctor, account or an engineer…just creativity is just for hobbies.” Making money, having a big house, driving a fancy car are all more important than what is on the inside of a person.

    When Jupiter turns retrograde, money and material possessions just do not seem important anymore. Playing the role, playing the game, no longer appeals to the individual.

    During the transition period or station, events can affect finances, ideals, philosophies, aspirations, education and a distant journey could be the trigger.

    Problems can arise from being impractical (being judged as impractical because the individual has actually changed), disregarding of details or being too philosophical, especially if Jupiter makes any difficult aspects by progression.

    I should add that Jupiter rules our sense of moderation and proportion – how much is too much, how much is not enough, do I have enough time to get to my appointment or am I out on a limb in this matter. Some people are never on time and others arrive much too early because they are not sure how long it will take to travel.

    People with weight issues can have difficulties with Jupiter because they did not know portions or how much they are eating. These excesses can cause health problems, not just related to weight. When we play a role for the approval or friends and family, this can lead to diabetes. If we work too hard and push ourselves beyond what our bodies can support, this can trigger high blood pressure and heart disease.

    Jupiter turning retrograde can help the individual get off this never-ending treadmill of seeking the approval of something or someone outside of ourselves. Jupiter turning retrograde can assist us to make changes that favorably impact our health.

    When Jupiter turned retrograde in the 9th House, one student experienced a great shift in values. She was born with a Direct Jupiter. She loved to entertain and socialize, probably because she could showcase her lovely home and impress the boss. When Jupiter turned Retrograde, he father passed away (unusual for Jupiter turning Retrograde but it was a catalyst). Suddenly, she let go of many old relationships, feeling that they were superficial and no longer important. She could no longer play the social games. Moreover, she lost all interest in entertaining.

    When Jupiter turns direct, it becomes easier for the individual to move in the world of externals. They do not lose their spiritual or philosophical focus but they find that they can carry this into formal, material and worldly applications.

    Goals can change – what the individual relates in a different manner. There is a new practicality – the sense of moderation and proportion improves. There can be an improved financial circumstance. Broadening experiences are focused into material accomplishment.

    One student experienced Jupiter turning Direct when she was 15 years old. She had always been a shy person but, when Jupiter changed direction, she blossomed, being more social, outgoing and popular.

    A change, move or education is often the catalysts. Another student said that she was very shy while attending a school where most of the students came from very wealthy families. When Jupiter turned direct, she changed to a school where the families were mostly lower middle class. This gave her a psychological edge in dealing comfortably with her new friends. It was easy to be with these people, who were more down-to-earth and friendly. This allowed her to blossom.

  11. Lynn Koiner Says:

    UJJVAL (1-2012):
    Many years ago, I would look at Saturn D-R-D to see what would happen. If felt that, if you did not make a correction with the first D transit, the Retrograde would give you an opportunity to re-evaluate or make some connection. If this was done, not much would happen with the last transit

    If a 3rd transit is very short (1 week in duration), nothing may happen. The longest transit — which usually happens when the transiting planet Station at the degree of your natal planet — is usually the most difficult because it lasts so long.

    RESMA & ANKUR: The only thing that Jupiter R will do is to help you gain insights into what happened that caused the breakup in a relationship — especially if you are part of the problem.

  12. Lynn Koiner Says:

    NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE (1-2012): While this is an unusual question, it is a good question. Your birth chart is always calculated for the time of the first breath…in 1950.
    The progressed chart for 1973 with transits can show what was going on at the time of the accident. Also, if you had a Near Death Experience, look for Solar Arc Septiles near the time of the accident. There is an article on Septiles on my webiste but I have not updated the dates yet.

    I have a friend who believes that, as a result of an accident, she is a Walk-In (another Soul took over) but, as an astrologer, her original birth chart still works.

  13. kskdut Says:

    What does it mean when your natal planets change direction in progressed chart?

    When Saturn turns station-retrograde, I lost my job (not salaried, independent commission plus profit sharing), and got a newly constructed apartment (spending a lot), resulting a great change in live style also, quit smoking during this time (20 years old bad habit), less sociable (douched from old friends & associates).

    My details, dob 25th September, 1974, 04:30 am. Calcutta. India.

  14. Lynn Koiner Says:

    PROGRESSED TURNING RETROGRADE (1-2012): I give entire lectures on Progressed Planets turning Retrograde.

    Saturn: An outer structure no longer supports and you must develop internal confidence and organization. This is really better than Saturn going D.

    MERCURY D: This is the end of a learning/observing cycle and you move forward with great confidence in what you know.

    JUPITER D: You relating will now be more popular. This is a good cycle for changing your style of interacting. This can ultimately make you and your efforts more popular.

  15. Lynn Koiner Says:

    Jupiter is a very lazy planet so it only helps when you put an effort into making something happen. When it is a square or opposition, it can feel very frustrating. Expectations tend to run too high, decisions can be made that are excessive and leave you out on a limb, so to speak.

    It is essential to exercise moderation. No high expectations or hoping that all will go your way. This only leads to disappointment. Do work yourself. Do not reply upon others as they will disappoint.

  16. Lynn Koiner Says:

    JUPITER TRANSITING 12th House (9-2012): Jupiter transiting the 12th House is a withdrawal cycle and a time to withdraw from normal relating in order to gain a perspective. As I said in the 1st paragraph:

    When Jupiter turns retrograde, the action of Jupiter is reversed so that the emphasis is upon inner awareness and inner growth.
    It is an excellent time to get in touch with personal integrity.

    When transiting Jupiter is afflicting natal planets, you will find yourself dealing with phoniness in both yourself and others.

    When Jupiter is retrograde, you should evaluate how you are not being honest with yourself because you are playing a role that is disloyal to your true self.

    I never use Jupiter transits in my readings, focusing on the more obvious influences of the outer planets and progressions. I find that Jupiter transits often bring disappointments. The Cadent Houses are more mental.

  17. Lorea Haines Says:

    Jupiter retrograde on Nov 7 2013 will be exact on my ascendent (within one degree). What implications does that have on how I present to the world? Is it a time of physical healing or transformation of my persona?


  18. Lynn Koiner Says:

    LOREA (11-2012): Jupiter is a lazy planet. It will only help when you initiate or take action on something that you desire. Otherwise, you may just spend that day eating chocolate, especially in Cancer.

    Avoid sugar and fats when Jupiter is in Cancer in the 1st House!

  19. gurvinder Says:

    i have retrograde pisces jupiter in 4th house what it effects to me

  20. Lynn Koiner Says:

    GURVINDER (4-2013): Just as I said for #18, Jupiter is a very lazy planet so you have to put a lot of effort into using it — maybe for fixing up your personal environment or repairing family relationships.
    But, if you are not interested in this, nothing will happen. Also, read #15.

  21. Nitesh G Saxena Says:


    I have a retro jupiter in gemini in 9 th house , & iam running jupiter maha dasha since 2001 end in 2017 , will it be bad full time as its enemy to my lagna , i want to know will it give melefic effects only or at some point towards end will it be beneficial too.

    new delhi

  22. Lynn Koiner Says:

    Sorry, I do not know Vedic Astrology so I cannot give you an interpretation of your Jupiter Dasa. It was a very socially expansive time for me.

  23. Aero Says:

    Having Jupiter Rx’d in the 4th in Aries natally, I’ve often wondered why I never really experience the abundant luck they often ascribe to the great benefic. However this may also explain why I always feel stuck, unable to move forward. Half my life I couldn’t figure out what to do career-wise. Colleges were like revolving doors for me. Even though I finally did earn a degree, I don’t believe it’s actually been beneficial to me.

    It may also explain why I always feel tied to immediate family member’s homes. Something always either seems to bring me back or get me stuck there. Saturn Rx’d in Aquarius in the 2nd is about the only one he seems to get along with in my chart. He too seems to be another source of contention in regard to trying to get work and earn an income.

    If you have any thoughts, I’d love to hear them.

  24. Leah Says:

    Jupiter is station retrograde on top of my natal Moon in Cancer in the 8th house. What should I expect?

  25. Lynn Koiner Says:

    LEAH (11-2013): It is impossible to make a prediction about 1 aspect in your chart…and it might not do anything. Let us know.

    + Generally, it can make you depressed
    + It can cause you to over-eat or over-spend
    + It can cause digestive problems and it fats/sugars/bad carbs are hard on the liver
    + Or, if you lose your wallet, someone will kindly return it (this happened to a friend)

  26. AK Says:

    I have my progressed mercury in Scorpio and natal north node in Pisces exactly on the Jupiter station degree. I’m wondering how you view aspects to north node by planets?

  27. Lynn Koiner Says:

    AERO (11-2013): You can look up the natal position interpretations on my article on Natal Retrogrades. I have updated this article recently and you may find an interpretation there.

    AK (11-2013): First, I do not agree with many astrologers that aspects to the Nodes indicate a past life connection. At this stage of our evolution, ALL connections are from our past lives. So, it is a safe prediction to say, “It’s Karmic.”

    Second, in my 60 years of studying astrology, I have observed that any aspect to the Nodes will highlight the aspecting planet. And, it does not matter if it is a good aspect or a bad aspect.

    Unfortunately, the transiting Jupiter is not very exciting. It happens very quickly and then it is over. The progressed Mercury aspecting a Node can highlight writing, researching, mental or communications skills and it lasts a much longer time.

    Print out the years when Uranus-Neptune-Pluto were aspecting your Nodes – good aspects and hard aspects. You will see that the planets influence was highlighted.

    Uranus, even the square to the Nodes, always highlighted liberation, independence, new and innovative ideas and activities. It was always a good thing for me.

  28. kelly Says:

    Hello there,

    I am a cancerian, currently as you known cancer are experiencing a visit from Jupiter for a 12 month period (through to June 2014)… So how will that effect us cancerians?


  29. Lynn Koiner Says:

    KELLY (11-2013): What you are asking is not real astrology. Jupiter in Cancer will not affect Cancerians for 12 month – maybe 4 days or a little longer if it Stations.

    As I wrote in #25, during that short period when Jupiter crosses your Sun, it can…

    + Generally, it can make you depressed
    + It can cause you to over-eat or over-spend
    + It can cause digestive problems and it fats/sugars/bad carbs are hard on the liver
    + Or, if you lose your wallet, someone will kindly return it (this happened to a friend)

    What you are asking is not how astrology really works. In my work, Jupiter is one of the least important planets. Saturn thru Pluto being the most important and they only affect you when they are aspecting your natal planets.

    This article is about a general influence when Jupiter is R, about 5 months out of the year so it is not too important, although it does have an effect as described above.

  30. Jan Says:

    I believe my boyfriend is planning to ask me to marry him on Christmas 2013. Is this a bad thing with both Venus and Jupiter in retrograde?

  31. Lynn Koiner Says:

    JAN (11-2013): These retrogrades have nothing to do with his asking you to marry him. It is more important to have compatibility with this person…so, the answer is NO

  32. Leah Says:

    I thought I’d report in on what happened.

    1) Depression – It didn’t make me depressed, but it did make me slow down. I’d been running pretty agro in the weeks leading up to the station retrograde.

    2) Digestive problems – There was definitely something up with my gut that week. A housemate had a brought home some dips and antipasto from, a bit after the station, and that seemed to have caused the upset.

    3) I moved house that weekend.

  33. Kim Says:

    Since Mercury and Jupiter are now in retrograde and both won’t go direct until March 2014, how do we best to “ride out these waves?” What is best to do or not?

  34. Lynn Koiner Says:

    KIM (2-2014): I must confess that I do not live my life around these retrograde periods. Since Jupiter is R for half of the year and Mercury is R, this combination is not unusual. The last time that this occurred was in November 2012.

    I personally never notice Jupiter R so there is nothing to “ride out.” But, it is GOOD for something and, for this, just read the article.

    I do take into consideration Mercury R. You need to read that article as “what to do or not do” is too long for me to re-write here.

    With all of the Retrogrades in early 2014, I am postponing the purchase of a new desk top computer until the summer.

    Venus R is wonderful for me because it reconnects me with people who I have not seen in a long time and I find great bargains – it is a shopping heaven for me, finding bargains and big sales on items that I need.
    It used to cause computer problems in the past, such as viruses, but I have good protection and these problems no longer occur….gratefully!!

    So, just “ride out” Mercury R the same way that you do three times a year in the past.

  35. Yvonne Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I got in touch with a friend, with whom we were always attracted to each other, before Jupiter went retrograde. The last time we met was 10 years ago. We didn’t contact each other much during those 10 years, as I thought he was still with his girlfriend and I’m not the one who would ruin relationships. However his situation changed. When I contacted him, he was so happy about it and wanted to meet straight away, but of course it was impossible, because we live in different countries. However we schedule a weekend together and meanwhile we were just texting. He sounded like he wanted me as his girlfriend. All the texts were like from a boyfriend. He even asked me, if I would go on holiday with him. I agreed, but I tried to keep the distance, as I didn’t want to get hurt. Then we met. It was on second day of the Jupiter retrograde and the weekend was nice. But on Sunday when leaving he was strange. When I asked him in text what happened he said he’s confused with his feelings. I was sick of him and asked him to break of the communication for good. He asked me not to do it and to try to deal with him, as he know he’s weird sometimes. I agreed, but then he told me he met me without any expectations. The texts before didn’t sound like that though and it definitely looked like he is interested in dating. Now we don’t contact each other much anymore. Do you think this could be due to Jupiter retrograde? Could this get better after Jupiter goes direct?

  36. Lynn Koiner Says:

    YVONNE (3-2018): I would let this relationship go. Jupiter turning R allows one to see the relationship in a different light.
    Jupiter R does not really have a strong impact upon a relationship so when it turns Direct does not mean that things will get better.

  37. Lynn Koiner Says:

    JAMES (3-2018): I deleted your post because I wrote to you privately. Your email bounced so this will be just a quick response here. It makes me crazy when someone gives a phony email.

    So, you need to read my article on Natal Retrogrades. You will find the answer there. You are posting from the article on yearly transiting retrograde Jupiter and the Natal Planets article will give an interpretation.


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