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Danielle Valente

Jupiter retrograde 2023 is actually something astrologers are looking forward to—here's why

beach sunset with a woman looking at the water while jupiter and the new moon hang overhead

The cosmos are throwing a bash! Next up? Jupiter retrograde 2023. 

Earlier this summer, Venus retrograde decided to tango with matters of the heart, which kind of put us in a funk. But it was nothing compared to the notorious Mercury—the mere mention of the planet always sends us into overdrive. (This writer was blessed with a plethora of tech glitches thanks to the planet.) Then, Uranus retrograde pleaded with us to break boundaries and do away with the norm. 

Now, the Planet of Growth and Expansion is joining the activity, and it's asking us to enter a new chapter. As far as retrogrades go, this is the transit astrologers insist we should get excited about. (Yes, really.) 

"As soon as people hear the word retrograde they get scared and that shouldn’t be the case, specifically with Jupiter because it’s a benevolent energy," our in-house astrologer Narayana Montúfar previously said. "Of course, it has a shadow side, but for the most part, it’s pretty nice."

You know we can't appreciate a nice planetary party host. Let's see what's being offered at its main event. 

Jupiter retrograde 2023: everything you need to know

When is Jupiter Retrograde 2023?

Jupiter Retrograde 2023 will take place from Monday, September 4 to Sunday, December 31 in Aries, so we'll be wrapped up in this happening for quite some time, but that's not necessarily a bad thing! In fact, the cosmic pros are kind of looking forward to it!

What to expect from Jupiter retrograde 2023

This transit is an ideal time to dig deep and consider new prerogatives. 

"During Jupiter Retrograde, it is important to question everything, gather information from different sources, and expand your worldview," says Moonly app founder, Olga Ramora. "The influence of Aries and the lunar node Rahu can easily lead a person to a dead end, so it is important to find a balance between 'I know what to do,' and 'I need more information.'"

But don't gather this information and not put what you learned into practice, Ramora warns.

On the other hand, there is a risk of accumulating knowledge, and not using it, doubting yourself. At a certain point you need to turn to the energy of Mars and just start acting, switching off the excuses in your mind generated from fear," she adds.

Tips for Jupiter retrograde 2023

To stay balanced during this time, Ramora suggests turning to spirituality and philosophy. Look for ways in which to gain knowledge. 

"Jupiter Retrograde will help you expand your horizons, find development in areas that others have overlooked, get out of a crisis, and see interesting details," Ramora notes. "Retrograde always brings an unusual perspective, approach, as if the platform on which a person stands is tilted, and we see everything from a different angle."

What comes after Jupiter retrograde 2023?

Though the planet will station direct at the end of the year, we can expect to feel the effects of its retrograde into next year. 

For those who know how to keep their balance, it will be an opportunity to see their Big Goal and the Path to it much better," Ramora notes. "After the retrograde is over, in the spring of 2024, [you'll] arrive at the first significant results."

For more specifics on the objects in the sky, check out our guide to which planet is in retrograde

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