Intuitive astrology: the Jupiter return
You may have heard of a Saturn Return but another significant return in astrology is your Jupiter Return.
A Saturn Return occurs every 28-29 years and indicates a time of growing up, taking responsibility for your life and awakening.
Because of the intensity of a Saturn Return this astrological transit often receives a lot of attention. I meet many people who know very little about astrology in general but seem to know a lot about Saturn Returns.
This is perhaps to be expected as the amazing life changes that come along with a Saturn Return are often enough to make you stop, take notice and perhaps even investigate as to what the bleep is going on.
Jupiter Returns happen every 11 to 12 years and seem to fly well under the Saturn Return radar.
Jupiter Returns however, are almost just as significant and more and more I am starting to see this through my clients, family and social circles.
Jupiter is the considered to be the lucky planet so it has often been assumed that a Jupiter return is an extremely lucky and prosperous time, but there is a deeper side to all of this too.
In order to receive all the luck and prosperity from the Universe, Jupiter often has to first create a pathway.
This pathway can sometimes involve the breaking down of old structures, beliefs, ideas and thought patterns. It can also involve the breaking down of relationships, dreams, goals and values.
Even though Jupiter is considered to be “lucky” it is also the planet of the bigger picture. This means that things may not appear very lucky at first until you have been able to take into consideration the bigger picture vision.
During the first Jupiter Return which happens around 11 to 12 years old, usually the focus is on preparing to enter adulthood.
It is the year before officially becoming a teenager and often there is a huge shift in the way that you think and feel. You long for more independence, you want to separate yourself from your family and you tend to rely and trust your friends more than your parents.
The first Jupiter Return can be hard to understand as it is at this time that most of us are really only starting to become aware of who we really are. Because of this, it is the second and even third Jupiter Return that is often the most transformative.
At age 23-24 we experience our second Jupiter Return and often this can be a very critical point in our lives. Perhaps think back to what was happening in your life at 24 to see if you can piece together what Jupiter may have been trying to show you.
Jupiter Returns are all about bringing positive growth and sometimes Jupiter needs to change and clear things before this is possible.
Sometimes Jupiter needs to throw in a few challenging lessons in there so you can really learn to appreciate or find the “luck” in all situations.
At the time when I was going through my Jupiter Return I didn’t think much of it, but now looking back I see how it shaped the future road ahead.
During my Jupiter Return I quit my acting career. Even though at the time this felt like a huge and devastating loss and failure, it allowed me to give birth to my creative energy in a different way which evolved into me starting this website.
I also started my first serious relationship during my Jupiter Return, which was also a huge learning and growing process as prior to this, I was always afraid of commitment and opening myself up to others.
At the time, the impact of my Jupiter Return didn’t really dawn on me. It is only now looking back that I see how my Jupiter Return brought incredible change into my life. It didn’t really feel all positive at the time, but now I see just how special it all really was!
Before the starting of a new Jupiter Return, it may feel like a closing to a cycle that has been unfolding over the last 12 years. Whatever themes that unfolded over the last 12 years usually come to an end and are cleansed and purified for good.
Jupiter cycles always bring something new and a new opportunity for positive growth, so most people going through a Jupiter Return will feel like they are starting a brand new chapter in their lives.
If you want to know specifically what themes your Jupiter Return will bring, you need to look at the astrological sign Jupiter was in when you were born.
The astrological sign that Jupiter falls in your chart as well as any other corresponding aspects, will indicate the lessons that Jupiter is sent to teach you in this life.
The key words for those with Jupiter in a fire sign like Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are leadership, expansion and bringing new ideas into the world.
The key words for those with Jupiter in an earth sign like Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are stability, discipline and healing.
The key words for those with Jupiter in an air sign like Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are innovation, compassion, courage and communication.
The key words for those with Jupiter in a water sign like Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are imagination, creativity, intuition and emotional healing.