We're all familiar with the Mercury Retrograde panic that happens a couple of time of year, and I'm sure we're all used to the broken technology and communication issues. We get it. But one thing most of the media is silent about, is when the other planets go retrograde. Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, and Uranus tend to go retrograde for a few months each year. Their rotations and orbits are slower than the more personal planets' Mars, Venus, & Mercury so this is usual business for them.
And because of their relative distance, these planets affect our lives in broader ways.
Jupiter is Retrograde in Sagittarius as of April 11th, 2019 and will remain that way until five months later on August 11th, 2019. Later in this month, Saturn and Pluto will monkey-see monkey-do and go retrograde as well. And luckily, this is a perfect time for you to work your magick!
Jupiter is the planet of expansion, growth, travel, spiritual enlightenment, and higher learning. Since it's move into Sagittarius it's been manifesting new expansions into not just our minds but in our environments and personal lives. The giant planet (which is only a bit of pressure removed from a star), is at home in the sign of Sagittarius and has worked to bring in new growth all across the board.
But just like Mercury, who occasionally needs us to look at the technology we use and the messages we are sharing with the universe, Jupiter also knows that sometimes we need a break from our blessing. We can't keep receiving and receiving or else we can become too heavy from the weight.
It reminds me of playing Skyrim, when after gathering and/or looting too many items you become slow and aren't particularly efficient in movement. So, even at the sacrifice of a few coins worth of loot, you need to drop some things off and carry on. You sit in your inventory for a little while (or a long while if you're me) and survey what you gathered before deciding what's okay to leave behind.
If you're a conscientious player you're going to keep the most valuable or usable items first, and get rid of the least useful. You may even replace existing armor with some you've found, or blend ingredients together to decrease their overall size. Me...this is me...
If you're a relaxed player, you may drop things randomly save for your armor and potions (they count as weight too) because you can just pick up more later.
If you're a new, inexperienced (or just plain not bad) player you might drop things off randomly including valuable armor and tools.
Either way, something needs to get left behind.
Right now, it's all you baby. #YouMatter
JUPITER RETROGRADE MAGICK
So we know, Jupiter is all about optimism, luck, growth, abundance, travel, gurus, and higher knowledge. It rules Sagittarius who's ambition and enthusiasm only emboldens these ideas. When the planets are Retrograde my recommendation is work with the Self, and what's already directly in front of you.
In this case what knowledge, opportunities and growth do you have right in front of you to face? How can you increase your ambition, enthusiasm, and optimism towards these things to see them flourish even more?
What do you have, and how can you optimize that to make you feel the most abundant?
What do you know, and how can you expand that to access new ideas? Are there mentors, teachers, or gurus who can help you on that journey?
How do I take my blessings and multiply them?
If I'm not receiving, where is the energy blockage? (Like a clogged pipe) Is there somewhere I need to go, something I need to do, or something I need to experience that will open up that blockage?
Introspection and self-development are crucial right now. And, because Jupiter doesn't directly impact your everyday life, you can carry on business as usual (unlike Mars Retrograde which tends to slow us down a bit). By incorporating the things that Jupiter has brought into your life with what has already been there, and leaving things behind, is how you can work your magick to leave room for even more blessings. Look inside yourself.
Author - Mani Matterz
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