Originally published on Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.
Before the fruits of prosperity can come, the storms of life need to first bring the required rains of testing, which mixes with the seeds of wisdom to produce a mature harvest.” – Lincoln Patz
Effective Dates: February 6, 2017 (23 Degrees Libra) – June 12, 2017 (13 Degrees Libra)
I know, I know. It is fucking horrible to start over again after all of the work you have put in. Has something come out of fucking nowhere to fuck up all of your plans? Whatever house Jupiter will be retrograding through is about to get a big fucking audit, and no one likes a fucking audit. No one. And what will this review be on, exactly? Well, Jupiter wants to check that your outer world is matching your inner world. AKA, he wants to know if you have actually been making steps toward justice and manifesting your true will into the world. We have all been lazy in some way. We have all failed giving ourselves justice. That is, we have failed ourselves when it comes to committing to a higher calling and a refinement of the self. If you have been expanding yourself without checks and balances – if you have been spending like a motherfucker – Jupiter retrograde is here to correct that behavior before it destroys your opportunities and ability to gain prosperity.
Jupiter in Libra is extremely concerned about balancing the scales; and this includes balancing the integrity of your actions. Are you really performing at the capacity that you are capable of? Are you slacking off? If the opportunities Jupiter is offering you have been “saved for later” or completely passed over, you will be receiving the karma of these actions during this retrograde period. Jupiter wants you to be prosperous. Fuck, he is throwing chances your way, but weakness of will, self esteem issues, fear and anxiety will clog up your doorway of opportunity just as quickly as it opens. Jupiter wants to make sure we don’t get lost on our way, so these adjustments are extremely important for our higher work.
8 of Cups. So you moved on from shit. Good job. It’s not over. You know tough love is how we do it here at Heretical Oracles, and I’m not to lie to you and tell you that you are going to be the beneficiary of some good fortune if you just believe. No, that’s not how it works. You may want things very badly, or fuck you may even be in a delusional state believing you have them, but this Jupiter retrograde is here to make sure you are on the right fucking path because you are surely missing something (4 of Cups).
You’ve been so concerned with future aspirations that you forgot the adjustments in your present. But don’t worry, Jupiter retrograding is going to give you a chance to snag back all of the things you have missed but he wont be offering any of his sheer strokes of good luck this time around. This time around it is all you, baby. You must be a soldier of fortune and fight for your opportunities – prove yourself after all of the shit you have missed because of your own personal inconsistencies.
So yes, this will be humbling, but it will also be the refinement you need. Whatever contemplation and adjustments happen during this retrograde period, we will reap the rewards for them once Jupiter comes back to 23 degrees Libra (so expect your hard work to really pay off September time, before Jupiter enters Scorpio and other people’s money haha). Until then, you have to be very careful not to slip back into extravagant temptations (the Devil). Remember, you choose to remain a victim. Jupiter wants to know that you will fight for what you need before he gives it to you (and extra, because he always loves adding the extra). As Helios so famously says, “The best way to work with Jupiter is to ignore him.” Well, it’s time to ignore divine grace, because this god only saves those who first attempt to save themselves.
One more quick warning before I go; those with high amounts of greed will feel this transit tremendously and feel empty because of it. Therefore they will resort to more and more ruthless behavior to fuck people over and receive their “due.” Pay attention to your money, and pay attention to people in positions of power who may be able to take that from you. This can be especially concerning due to our political climate. There is a high potential for corruption during this transit, but you must remember that justice will be served for this shitty behavior once Jupiter goes direct on their asses. We always pay the toll for our actions. Don’t ever forget this.