As you were dancing around a sacred solstice bonfire with far-out friends and midnight familiars, Jupiter stalled momentarily in the sky. Then, it went retrograde in Pisces, where it has been for the last six months.
Jupiter in Pisces normally urges us to expand our understanding of life, the universe, and everything — mostly by reminding us that not everything in life and the universe revolves around me or you. With Jupiter retrograde in Pisces, however, we are invited to contract instead of expand.
Without structure, both Jupiter and Pisces tend toward lavishly overdoing everything in an effort to accumulate more. More, however, is rarely better, and we should heed the backward motion of this planet to cultivate ways in which less is, indeed, more. Now’s a good time to reflect on the garden that you have created: weed and prune with care and gratitude.
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
You might feel like you’re driving with the parking brake on — all power but no zoom. Stay consistent in your forward motion and let yourself be recognized for your efforts.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Your intensity as a partner can both heal and destroy. Lean into your capacity for understanding while learning to soften your expression.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Are you waking up to potent opportunities all around you? Making the most of these will require careful planning and a willingness to be your versatile self.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
You are easing into social situations … but only if you can exercise control over the details. Find a way to relate to others without making it about yourself.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
So, your life is an ongoing stream of bliss and abundance? Use this to your advantage as you cultivate resources that help you to feel stable and secure.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
You might find yourself organizing all the details, getting ready for opportunity to strike. Use your common sense and natural adaptability to get ahead.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
If you are taking on a dominating role in your partnerships, overpowering everyone, consider sharing your strength and compassion to foster the growth you demand.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
You may find your individual intensity increasing as you walk the line between healing and destruction. Being more understanding of others (and yourself) is the way forward.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
You might be feeling lucky and ready to welcome anything with open arms. Let yourself be open to a higher, better version of your own self, but don’t get lost in ideals.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
If you feel like you’re running in place and that all your effort is getting you nowhere fast, know that this is called perspective. You can learn to be flexible for the duration.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
You might be feeling jittery and prone to irritability. Find ways to ground yourself with an emphasis on the beauty of nature and creative projects.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
If it feels like your connection to the universal force is limitless, well, indeed it is. That said, avoid drinking any Kool-Aid and opt for holy water instead.