Mercury Retrograde March 22 – April 15, 2018
Slow down, take your time, and pay attention to details.
General Daily Predictions: Today the Moon from Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces and the Sun there. This is the Third Quarter.
So, this is going to be a relatively stressed day with a little bad luck and a little tendency to perceive things in a more negative way than they really are. So, try to keep a positive mindset and, not only will you feel better about the situations, but you’ll also summon more positive vibes in your lives.
Leo, Gemini and Virgo will be the luckiest zodiacs of the day. Sagittarius, Pisces and probably Scorpio will be the most stressed ones.
Jupiter in Scorpio turns Retrograde – General influences
But the most important even of the day is that Jupiter in Scorpio turns retrograde there. This event won’t influence just the day, but also the months to come. Indeed, Jupiter will remain in retrograde motion, without leaving Scorpio, until the 11 of July 2018.
Also, as we’ve seen, Jupiter is in a constant hexagon with Pluto in Capricorn this year. Although the first moment this hexagon became perfect was in January, now, with Jupiter turning retrograde, a second perfect hexagon is going to happen on the 14 of April. This will be just a few days before Pluto will turn also retrograde. But in any case this means, that the retrograde motion of Jupiter keeps its hexagon with Pluto strong and active. This is a good thing.
I often call Jupiter the Lucky Star, or one of the two Lucky Stars. The other is the Sun. And indeed, Jupiter brings luck and blessings even when it forms negative aspects. This doesn’t happen that obviously when Jupiter is in retrograde motion. We need to work for our luck and not depend on it. We need to support ourselves and goals and not wait for luck and others to do that for us. And this “lack” of support will become even more intense when Saturn and then Pluto will turn retrograde as well.
Jupiter in Scorpio helps us expand and progress through cutting and reducing. Now that it turns retrograde, this will become more intense. The retrograde Lucy Star suggests we stop our expansion and strengthen the foundations of whatever we have achieved. It also “demands” we perfect our methods rather than adding to them. Of course, progress can happen, but keep a slow pace. The tiniest the steps, the better.
Spiritually, the retrograde Jupiter asks us to look inside. It asks us to purify our souls and learn ourselves better. And of course, strengthen ourselves. Once again, not by acquiring more abilities, but by perfecting our existing ones. Have you had some abilities you think you don’t posses any more? If you want to awake these abilities once again, the retrograde Jupiter can help you with it. Age reversing magical techniques and non magical ones are also supported by the retrograde Jupiter. And in fact, this will become even more powerful when Saturn will turn retrograde too.
Keep in mind that retrograde or not, Jupiter in Scorpio is still Jupiter in Scorpio. So, do refer to our article about it. Here we are going to see some of the specific influences the retrograde motion will bring to each and every zodiac. It would be serviceable that you look at your zodiac, your ascendant and at any other zodiac that is strong in your natal chart.
Retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio for Aries:
The Retrograde Jupiter may bring some financial difficulties to you. In actuality it expects from you to draw from your deposits of whatever – money included. Therefore, if you have saved much money in the previous period, then you’ll probably face no problem. For the very same reason, take a look at your possessions. Do you have things you don’t use? Start using them. Make the best use of every means you have. If you have things you don’t need, then of course, get rid of them. Even better, gift them to people who may need them.
Everything that brings, or should bring, pleasure to you is tested by the Retrograde Jupiter. This includes your sexual life, romantic relationships, friendships and everything. This is a time to understand what brings you joy and pleasure, and then start working on achieving these. Cutting off negative thoughts, habits and whatever keeps you apart from your happiness is more suggestible for the retrograde period, while targeting the desired things is more advisable for when Jupiter will turn in direct motion again. Of course, if you successfully free yourself of much negativity, positive energy and blessings will fill the vacuum.
Finally, this is a period to perfect your magical and spiritual methods. Finding better, more compatible to you, methods to do what you do is possible. You may need to work a little more to achieve the results you are used to achieving, but this is only for you to see more clearly how to better your methods.