On June 20, Jupiter entered its retrograde phase, which will last until October 18, 2021. Jupiter’s retrograde motion will encourage us to work on our growth, development, happiness, and success. During the time of Jupiter retrograde, we may feel the need for philosophical and spiritual introspection, self-analysis for taking the next step in our personal evolution and spiritual growth.
In this article, I will share with you how Jupiter retrograde will affect us, what lessons this period will bring, and how we can make the best of this period.
Jupiter Retrograde: What Does It Mean?
Like any other retrograde period, this is the time when Jupiter is moving backward. Of course, the planet isn’t actually moving backward! It’s just that Earth’s position relative to Jupiter makes the planet look like it’s moving backward. From an astrological point of view, this is an important event, since retrograde periods bring lessons and challenges in the spheres that the planet controls. A retrograde planet always shows us what we should keep our focus on during this period. Retrograde periods are always a time to review, reassess, reanalyzed, reflect. This is what retrogrades are all about. If we use the time of a retrograde period wisely, learn the lessons that the planet’s retrograde brings, then when the planet will move forward, we will reap the fruits of our actions.
Therefore, retrograde should be considered time periods when we’re preparing for major improvements in our lives. And learning the lessons that retrograde brings to us should be viewed as our karmic “homework”. When we understand the messages of the retrograde planets, our lives become easier, we become more in accordance with the flow of things, we are in harmony with the cyclic process, and we resonate with the frequency of the planetary energies.
Jupiter In Vedic Astrology
In Indian mythology, Brihaspati is the deity for Jupiter. Brihaspati is the teacher of the gods (devas) who protects humanity from evil.
In Vedic astrology, Jupiter is the preceptor and teacher (Guru) that teaches the path of righteousness and spiritual wisdom. Jupiter symbolizes a father figure, the judge, and authority. It represents God’s grace and is responsible for our expansion and growth.
Jupiter rules long distant travel and brings opportunities for growth and abundance. It is the karaka of wealth, happiness, and good luck.
In our lives, Jupiter symbolyzes:
- our spiritual teachers;
- religious and philosophical views;
- spiritual beliefs;
- understanding the essence of Universal laws;
- fortune and luck;
- higher education;
What To Expect From Jupiter Retrograde 2021?
Jupiter retrograde may make us advise others what to do and to teach people how to live their lives. We may feel like we know better than anyone else and it’s our responsibility to “wake them up”. One of the lessons we need to learn during this retrograde is humbleness when we can control ourselves and not teach and express our opinions too much. During this time, some of us may feel “too knowledgeable”, however, we need to learn not to expose it to others every time people behave in dissonance with our opinions.
The period of Jupiter retrograde gives us the opportunity to think about why everything is as it is, and what we need to change in ourselves and our lives, if “as it is” is no longer satisfying. This is the perfect time to review your attitudes and beliefs.
When Jupiter goes retrograde, it has its effects on the economy and money, since Jupiter is considered to be a planet of abundance and wealth. Jupiter’s retrograde motion may bring us some financial issues or lessons that we need to learn about our approach to money.
Jupiter will also draw our attention to spirituality, education, training, professional status, and relationships.
Jupiter’s retrograde motion may also lead to a slowdown in the implementation of new plans, but at the same time provide good opportunities for reviewing past experiences or pending cases.
Planet Jupiter is about our opportunities, our optimism, our happiness. And when it goes retrograde, it gives us the opportunities to look at what we are grateful for in our lives.
Jupiter retrograde will push us out of our comfort zones so that we have no choice but to expand beyond the limits we’ve set for ourselves. This is a time for self-growth and expanding our horizons. Jupiter wants us to follow whatever inspires us the most and what brings up the most enthusiasm, the most joy, and the most passion.
How Will Jupiter Retrograde 2021 Affect Our Health?
During this period, people may experience the following health problems provoked by Jupiter:
- liver problems;
- weight gain;
- high cholesterol level;
- growths such as tumors;
- digestive disorders;
- bile and gallbladder problems;
- loss of hearing;
- water retention;
People who have any of the above problems should take precautions.
During the period of Jupiter retrograde 2021, we need to cultivate such qualities as:
- kindness and compassion;
- honesty and morality;
- respectful speech;
Developing these qualities will help you to resonate with the positive qualities of Jupiter and build up good karma. In addition to that, there are some beneficial actions you can take to harmonize the energies of this period:-
#1: Refrain from judgement
Don’t become a spiritual fanatic! Though it could be challenging it’s essential to learn to accept those whose spiritual views are different from yours. Jupiter teaches us to respect all religions, spiritual teachings, gurus, and teachers. Therefore, watch yourself – you could be tempted to judge others during Jupiter retrograde 2021.
#2: Learn to see people as your teachers
Jupiter retrograde 2021 reminds us to take every life event as our lesson and to see each person we meet as our teacher. Even if we meet some toxic person, there is an opportunity for us to reflect and find the qualities in ourselves that we’ve been shown through another person. If you don’t like how some people treat you, it’s time to self-reflect and look for the opportunity to change your own behavior or the way you see yourself. So many of us are so attached to our victim mentality that we cannot see clearly that it is not “them” but “we” who are responsible for everything we have in our lives. We always attract what we radiate. And this is the lesson we are going to learn during this retrograde.
#3: Do charity
During Jupiter retrograde 2021, it’s suggested to get involved in charity. This will purify your karma and help you to overcome any obstacles you could be facing during this period. It is especially beneficial to donate something to spiritual organizations and do something nice for your teachers.
#4: Wear yellow on Thursdays
It’s recommended to wear Jupiter color on Thursdays which is yellow.
#5: Wear Jupiter stones on Thursdays
Jupiter stones are yellow sapphire, yellow topaz, and citrine.
#6: Chant Jupiter mantra
It’s recommended to chant Jupiter mantra every Thursday 108 times.
Jupiter mantra text:
Om Gram Grim Graum Sah Gurave Namaha