Since early February, Jupiter’s been retrograding in Libra. This is the planet of expansion backtracking through the lens of trying to create fairness, harmony, and balance.
This can create some confusion if you feel that relationships are about being together.
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Confusion can arise from not seeing that others are in your life to show you how you’re doing with self-validation, self-care, and self-love.
It’s part of the human story to find out that others do not, cannot, and/or will not meet your needs. All souls are incarnated on Earth to become the source of love for the self – this is a huge part of the empowerment journey for souls while they’re living human lives.
During Jupiter’s 4-month retro period, you may have seen that you’re not sure what’s going on in a relationship. It might look like you don’t have the same reasons as before for being that relationship – or all of them in general – and doubt might have set in.
If you can see all people in your life as other souls here to show you how you’re doing on the self-validation path, then you can use the retro time and the stations to your evolutionary benefit.
So, if you can’t get what you need from others, give it to yourself. If others can’t hear or won’t listen to you, tune in and hear what inner parts of you have to say.
If others expect you to be who you’re not, assert for yourself who you, in fact, are.
If others can’t be for yourself who you want/need them to be, articulate what you’re trying to get with/from them and own it – take responsibility for who you are, who you’re becoming, and why you’re not that version of you already.
Relationships are major drivers of human growth, or soul growth while human. If you can understand how this really works – that others cannot meet your needs so you can grow into validating yourself – then you can prosper in the way that Jupiter intends.
We’ve been taught that Jupiter is lucky, abundant, and about good things. It’s about expansion, yes, but we have to ditch attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that don’t work in order to be able to seize opportunity to make things better.
So, in other words, let’s look at Jupiter as the planet of opportunity. In transit it seeks to nudge us to let go of the old that doesn’t serve us and embrace the new that does.
After the retro period in Libra, you’ve seen what in your needs, desires, and expectations of others isn’t working. You’ve also seen what their needs, etc., of you aren’t working.
Use this transit to get better and clearer with both your self-awareness and willingness to communicate effectively with others, always owning what you bring to the table while hearing the perspective of the other.
As it goes direct today, it might seem that some pressure on/in a relationship subsides soon, but take advantage of the opportunity to be more self-aware through tension, miscommunication, and disconnection that might have been dogging you lately.
Always remember that Jupiter is asking you to drop the old and expand through more self-awareness, more trust of self, and more willingness to engage with life and others in present-tense ways.
Tom Jacobs is an Evolutionary Astrologer, Energy Worker, and Channel with an active global practice. A Level II graduate of Steven Forrest’s Apprenticeship Program (member since 2004), Tom offers consultations, ongoing coaching, tutoring, and a new series of Evolutionary Astrology classes to teach you to do astrology in the ways taught to him by an ascended master. 16 books, 2 natal reports, energetically programmed crystals, and dozens of astrology and channeled/healing mp3s are available from Tom via tdjacobs.com.