If you’ve been feeling an indescribable sense of growth these past few months, thank Jupiter in Aries.
Aries is a go-getter sign, focused on achievement and having fun in the process. It’s the area of the sky that comprises the physical, the ego, and initiative. Jupiter, meanwhile, is the planet of abundance and expansion. Put them together and what have you got? Bippity boppity ego, and lots of it — which isn’t always a bad thing, especially when things need to get done.
When a planet goes retrograde, however, its focus becomes more internal than external. With Jupiter retrograde in Aries, you’ll be wondering more about the why than the how. Jupiter loves self-reflection, so you’ll be doing some soul-searching for the motivations that are driving you toward your goals: How are you getting where you’re going? Is it working for you? Are you sure? Is it worth it?
You may want to tap into that leftover Leo new Moon energy for some courage as you ask yourself these questions and more. Jupiter will be retrograde until the end of October, so you’ll have some time to figure things out before it slides further backwards into Pisces.
When reading personal horoscopes, read your Sun sign for the “big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.”
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Mars conjunct Uranus: Self-combustion is not a cute look, so take time to air your grievances before you ignite.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus sextile Mars: When it comes to relationships, you want it all. Give as much as you wish to receive.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury opposite Saturn: You’ll probably need to take a time out, so use it to dust those corners you’ve been neglecting.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon opposite Jupiter: It’s a good time to share your feelings and open up. Overdoing it, though, is just a mess.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun trine Jupiter: If ever you needed some good luck, now is the time! Cash in on big opportunities.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury opposite Saturn: Don’t get sad, get glad — and while you’re at it, take out the trash.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus sextile Mars: Commitment can be exciting and playful if you’re willing to return the favor.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mars conjunct Uranus: Find a healthy outlet for your rage before you explode and make a big fat mess.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Sun trine Jupiter: Just as it seemed your day couldn’t get any better … wait, it can! This is the best of all transits for you. Enjoy.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Mercury opposite Saturn: Why the long face? Time alone is time to do the things you’ve been avoiding.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Mercury opposite Saturn: The upside to downtime is that solitude is great for finishing things you’ve avoided.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Sun trine Jupiter: Don’t just sit back — take advantage of all the possibilities presented to you by this transit.