Jupiter is currently in retrograde, in Taurus located at 15 Tau 03' 20"

Planetary Aspects

(out 5 Days)

Jupiter is currently Square Venus

   Ends on Friday, 22 September, 2023

Jupiter is Trine Mercury

   Starts on Saturday, 23 September, 2023
   Peaks on Monday, 25 September, 2023, orb 2° 37' 48"

Upcoming Retrogrades

PlanetStationary (retrograde)Stationary (direct)In Sign
jupiter2024-10-09 07:05:00 UTC2025-02-04 09:41:00 UTCGemini

In a general sense, at first glance, Jupiter sounds like an alright planet. The Greater Benefic, that implies it’s...well, beneficial, right? Kind of. This planet rules higher truths, wisdom, law, teaching, expansion, and risk taking. Cast in this “bringer of abundance” light- yeah, I don’t know, don’t ask me to explain woo-speak. I can translate it but I don’t get it, either. Jupiter may seem a pretty great planetary influence both in a natal chart and in transit. Jupiter is a very long game kinda player: spending roughly a year and a half in each sign. So, give or take, about 12 years to go full circle. Thing is, it depends on what sign it’s hanging out in and how that interacts with the rest of things. For instance, if I tell you that Jupiter is “in its fall” in Capricorn: jeez, that sounds bad, doesn’t it? You have big dreams, plans for expansion meets a Saturn ruled sign renowned for plotting, planning, and discipline. Do the math. Astrology is like math, psychology, astronomy and psychology had an orgy, so yes, you have to. No one's taken it on Maury, yet.

Ruling both Sagittarius and the 9th House in astrology, you might imagine Jupiter is a bit of a flaky, pretentious douche. It’s also exalted in Cancer, so you might want to add emotional to the list. So, imagine Jupiter, sitting there, weeping as it tries to explain existentialism to you but then, deciding you’re too stupid to understand and wandering off.

The Retrograde

Jupiter’s retrograde transit happens right around every 13 months. It will have about 3 months leading up to the retrograde station itself- known colloquially as the “Shadow”. Then, it stations retrograde for about 4 months, 2 days. After that, 3 months of still feeling the impact a bit here and there. Those times before and after are actually when the planet is “stationing”. That is, it's “going in” and “going out” of retrograde station itself.

To guild the turd a bit, it shows you where your excess and greed might be a little out of control. It can also illuminate those areas where you’re a bit less the doer than you ought to be. That said, it will also point out where you have been leaping before you look. It does so by stalling out some awesome shit you were working on, or having it implode in your face. In respect to “a little out of control”, you get to see how your delivery habit has over drafted the crap out of you. Things like that. Like all retrograde cycles, this is cast as “external challenges to help aid in beautiful opportunities for inner growth” which, when translated: you’re going to find out where you need to get your shit together. Where excess might be an issue or what you might be doing that completely derailed your start up, project, budget or whatever. As in, everything expansive blows up in your face or absolutely crawls and hits a wall.

This gives you the opportunity to reflect on quite a bit, but may also lead to some unhealthy coping mechanisms.

Planetary Positions

22.09.2023 at 08:11:58 UTC

chart wheel
The Sun29 Vir 04' 39"
The Moon23 Sag 07' 51"
Mercury11 Vir 14' 12"
Venus17 Leo 53' 40"
Mars16 Lib 45' 47"
Jupiter15 Tau 03' 20" R
Saturn01 Pis 58' 45" R
Uranus22 Tau 50' 03" R
Neptune26 Pis 11' 32" R
Pluto27 Cap 58' 25" R

Solar Status

BZ Status:-3
Proton Density:4.65
Proton Speed:396.7 k/sec
KP Status:1.33
TypeSep 22Sep 23Sep 24
Kp Index Prediction
Solar Activity
Solar activity reached moderate levels. Region 3435 (N08E16, Dki/Beta-Delta) continued to be the noisiest region on the disk, producing an M8.7 flare at 21/1254 UTC. This AR was little changed overall, growing slightly while maintaining its delta magnetic configuration. Regions 3441 (N08W16, Dri/Beta-Gamma), 3442 (S10E39, Csi/Beta-Gamma), and 3443 (N27W26, Dao/Beta) all exhibited relatively rapid growth and development as the latter two produced low-level C-class flares. Region 3438 (N11E09, Dai/Beta) produced C-class flare activity as well, but was otherwise stable. Region 3444 (N24E37, Bxo/Beta) was numbered this period, but was otherwise unremarkable and appears to be in decay as of the time of this writing. New spots were observed on the NE limb and also trailing just behind AR 3442, but remain unnumbered at this time as we await USAF observatory reports.
Solar Wind
Solar wind parameters reflected a gradual transition to a more nominal environment. Total field averaged between 3 and 5 nT, the Bz component was mostly +/- 4 nT, and wind speeds steadily decreased from ~430 to 400 km/s. Phi was variable between solar sectors.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux reached high levels with a peak flux of 1,420 pfu at 21/1740 UTC and the greater than 10 MeV proton flux was at background levels.