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Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus, 2023

By August 28, 2023January 10th, 2024Jupiter, Signs: Taurus

Jupiter Retrograde 2023: Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus. The planet of pomp and circumstance stations retrograde in sensual Taurus on September 4, 2023. Jupiter Retrograde occurs once per year.

What is a Jupiter transit like?

Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System. Despite the fact that it is composed mostly of gases, Jupiter has more than two and a half times the total mass of all the other Solar System planets combined. Jupiter’s gigantic presence is reflected in the Jupiterian themes of growth, expansion, enthusiasm, faith, luck, miracles. Jupiter was the king of the gods in Roman mythology, and so rules religion, foreign travel, law and ethics, higher education and wealth and abundance.

During a Jupiter transit, we feel open to new directions and we want to grow. Jupiter transits fill us with self-confidence—we feel and believe in our own competency. This self-confidence rolls right off us and inspires those around us.

Jupiter fills our sails with so much warm wind that our fears and inhibitions melt away, and we find ourselves curious about the unknown. Suddenly, we believe in our ability to grow beyond our current limits. At times, Jupiter may not know its own strength. Its enthusiasm may run away with itself, causing overconfidence, overblown ego, dogmatism, or just generally overdoing it. However, if you are able to keep your feet on the ground, Jupiter can bring you opportunities to expand your horizons.

When Jupiter goes retrograde

And so, when Jupiter goes retrograde, we enter into a period of deep reflection regarding our confidence, and our need for diverse viewpoints and intellectual growth. During this period, we are likely to experience key events that trigger us to realize our deep need for expansion. Jupiter transits cause us to want more: more knowledge, more experience, more understanding.

We may feel held back or confused regarding how we can access our self-confidence. Perhaps we need to rediscover a sense of faith or optimism. During this period of self-inquiry, we may experience latent growth in whatever area Jupiter is touching. In some way, Jupiter is pushing us into new territory.

The more philosophical you are, the more easily you will be able to work with this transit. Be willing to act on opportunities that come along, but stay grounded and focused enough to choose wisely. Build structures that are meant to last with the resources given you, or this transit may pass leaving you with little to show for it. Ultimately, this transit will deepen our understanding of what strengthens our sense of self-belief, abundance, and faith.

Jupiter Retrograde 2023: Qualities of Taurus

Taurus is the second sign in the zodiac, and represents our need to get to know the material world. Taurus is all about experiencing the world sensually, and identifying with what we can touch, own, create, and value. It is about our self-esteem and our core values. Taurus aims to create stability and longevity in the earthly realm, in order to feel grounded.

The ruler of Taurus is Ceres. Ceres represents our physical self-care, our relationship to money, to food and our bodies. Thus, Taurus is a sign that relates to the physical world in its most essential forms. Taurus rules our relationship to our bodies, to food, to nature, to agriculture, horticulture, and the natural world.

In Taurus, we discover the world through experience, ownership, and sensual enjoyment. Taurus wants to take things slow. Other things Taurus rules are the throat, singing, music, dance, stability, peace, contentment, patience, unwillingness to change, stubbornness, and earthly abundance.

Jupiter Retrograde 2023: What does it mean when Jupiter is in Taurus?

Jupiter’s transit through Taurus may strike you as an odd pairing at first glance. While Jupiter is enthusiastic, impulsive and action-oriented, and rather ungrounded, Taurus is slow-moving, present, and content to enjoy the moment. However, when Jupiter’s desire for growth meets Taurus’ fecundity, we have a wild combination of deeply planted proliferation.

Jupiter is the king and the religious teacher, and Jupiter’s mission to spread blessings and wealth blends beautifully with Earth Mother Taurus. Therefore, Jupiter’s transit through Taurus has been bringing a sensual feast to Tauruses all over the planet. Jupiter is here to lean into the fecundity of this Fixed Earth sign, sprouting everything from wild growth to hedonism and excess material. In Taurus, Jupiter brings innovations in horticulture, botanical science, and the desire for radical reform in agriculture, economics, and the way we value ourselves.

Taurus grounds itself both in its material belongings and in its metaphysical values. This orientation via values harmonizes well with Jupiter’s emphasis on ethics and desire to be good. Jupiter’s confidence and positivity can help to infuse Taurus’ quest for self-worth and self-sufficiency with an enormous sense of abundance, light-heartedness and gratitude.

Read more about Jupiter in Taurus here: Jupiter in Taurus: Wild Combination.

Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus: Values and Ethics as a Polestar

Under the influence Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus, we begin to explore our self-confidence, self-worth, and values. We will also see how those things manifest in our finances and our bodies.

During Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus, we may lose sight of what naturally fuels our sense of confidence, and may look for a deeper source of self-confidence. We contemplate our values and ethical codes in order to ground and orient us amidst the glut of opportunities and ways of being in the world.

With Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus, we may ask ourselves: What do I believe in? What is the reason that I want to do what I do? Am I living by a moral code that I respect? How am I grounding myself? What area of my life is stagnating and in need of growth? How do I regain a sense of optimism in life?

Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus: Abundance Mentality 

Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus may bring our attention to our internal dialogues, core beliefs, and how that relates to our ability to manifest abundance. Taurus’ earthy sense of deserving combined with Jupiter’s positivity and philosophical perspective can help us to weed out negative self-talk and blockages related to our relationship with our bodies, money, and overall self-worth.

One thing Jupiter and Taurus have in common is a love of plenty, and an unworried, unhurried relationship with time and the present. While Jupiter accesses the present and its spontaneity through faith and the ability to transcend, Taurus does so through its body, senses, and special relationship to the physical world.

Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus is an excellent time to reflect on how to bring our personal beliefs and values into energetic alignment.

Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus: Abundance Mentality Abundance versus Hedonism

With all of this abundance, Jupiter in Taurus may not know when to stop. At its worst, Jupiter in Taurus may represent material excess or a blind pursuit of sensual expansion. At best, the combination of Taurus’ earthy practicality and Jupiter’s optimism will result in collective generosity and material and spiritual growth for everyone.

Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus asks us to examine our limits as they stem from a moral code and personal values. If we ground ourselves in philosophical framework and a practical sense of when to stop, we can stop ourselves from the potential excess of this fertile combination.

Jupiter Retrograde 2023: Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus
If you’d like to find out whether
you’re having a Jupiter transit this year,
and you want to thrive with it,
Contact Pandora Astrology for a reading.

Or, try casting your chart and analyzing it yourself.

Time Span of Jupiter Retrograde 2023

Jupiter will be retrograde in Taurus from September 4, 2023 to December 30, 2023.

How Does Jupiter Retrograde 2023 Affect You Personally?

This year, Jupiter will travel backwards from 15 degrees all the way to 5 degrees of Taurus. Jupiter’s mission of liberation will most significantly touch any natal planets you have in 5-15 degrees of Taurus.

Moreover, Jupiter will also affect any planet in your chart in 5-15 degrees of the other 3 Fixed signs: Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius.

Lastly, if you were born on any of the following days, Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus will affect you very personally:

January 25 to February 4
April 24 to May 4
July 27 to August 6
October 28 to November 7

Go Deeper

For more about Jupiter’s rhythm this year, see: This Year’s Jupiter Retrograde.
For more about this month’s sky events, see our Monthly Forecast.

Jupiter through the signs:

“Wild Combination”: Jupiter in Taurus (May 2023 to May 2024)
“The Honorable Hero” Jupiter in Aries (May 2022 to May 2023)
“The Gentle Giant”: Jupiter in Pisces (May 2021 to December 2022)

Fran Xin Yi

Fran Xin Yi is an astrological researcher and writer. She has studied astrology for over a decade through a Jungian lens, and seeks to spark understanding by articulating complex inner dialogues through the symbolism of the planets. To book an astrology reading, email frances@pandoraastrology.com.

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