Jupiter in retrograde enters Pisces at the end of the month, offering us a second chance

And it's bringing some Aries energy along for the ride

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Jupiter in retrograde is coming to a close, but it'll bestow a parting gift upon us before it goes direct. 

For those who have taken a gander at their October horoscope and perused this month's astrology events know that the planet will retrograde in Pisces several days before Halloween. Under normal circumstances, bringing up the "r" word sends us into panic mode, but this particular happening is actually one to embrace—the pros insist. 

"If we use it right, it can really be helpful for channeling our passion, channeling the fire, channeling the ambitious energy of Aries into manifesting a dream," says astrologer Narayana Montúfar (opens in new tab). "It's kind of like a second chance—it's bringing fire to water, which can be kind of explosive, but that's how it can be kind of useful."

Since the planet went retrograde in the spring, it's been stationed in Aries, the fire sign, but will soon work its way into Pisces, a water sign. This will act as an opportunity to get those dreams off the ground—a chance to finally make those thoughts a reality. Pisces is certainly dreamy (as you know) but sometimes it can use a little extra oomph, and Aries is more than happy to provide.

Now is the time to start getting your ideas in order. Whether it's a podcast topic or a book idea, the wheels will start to turn on that passion project, so embrace it!

"What I'm hoping is Jupiter will carry the fire of Aries and it will create enough energy for that 'OK I'm going to do this' [mentality]," Montúfar adds. 

Who doesn't love and appreciate astrology gifts from the cosmos themselves?

Jupiter in retrograde enters Pisces

  • When: October 25 to December 20, 2022
Meet the expert: Narayana Montúfar

Narayana Montúfar is an astrologer and an expert in the astrological studies of the Moon and the author of Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power (opens in new tab). She was one of Medium.com’s Authority Magazine 2020’s Strong Female Leaders and one of Vogue’s 13 Astrologers to Follow in 2021.

Although the retrograde itself ends on November 23, the planet's position in Pisces will continue until the end of the year, which is something we can all look forward to, as it makes time for things we love. 

"Jupiter likes to be in Pisces, it's an ancient ruler that will put Jupiter in a stronger position that its been since it entered Aries," Montúfar adds. "It will be easier to get in tune with our creative desires and our ability to attract."

Mars retrograde 2022 will kickstart around the same time, unfortunately, and we can feel a bit sluggish, but if we work through and fight off that feeling of exhaustion, we can make the most of the Jupiter-Pisces connection. Consider it the antithesis for burnout. (Nice try though, Mars.) 

During this time, we can also expect themes to resurface from May 30 to July 28, when Neptune in Pisces had its influence on the universe. Expect closure, a resolution or a second wind, depending on what you experienced. Additionally, when Jupiter stations direct on November 23, during the new moon in Sagittarius, we can officially celebrate that "go get it" mindset. 

"It's a nice window of opportunity to really follow a dream," Montúfar says. 

Though planets in retrograde tend to put the celestial in tune on high alert, rest assured that this cosmic combination will put your big ideas on blast and help you make the most of them. 

Ready for that Pisces influence? We sure are!

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Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  

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