Jupiter retrograde 2022 asks us to review the way we go after our goals, especially these signs

'It’s about reviewing all the growth that we have been experiencing since [Jupiter] went into Aries'

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There's that "r" word again...retrograde

This means that planets head to sleep for a period of time, but far away from the cosmos, we're down here on earth stressing, stocking up on crystals for protection and overanalyzing our 2022 horoscope predictions

Take a breather—Jupiter retrograde 2022 isn't something to fear. 

"As soon as people hear the word retrograde they get scared and that shouldn’t be the case, specifically with Jupiter because it’s a benevolent energy," says astrologer and author Narayana Montúfar (opens in new tab). "Of course, it has a shadow side, but for the most part, it’s pretty nice."

But the dreaded "r" word does ask us to review. Here are the areas of our lives we'll be focusing on and what to expect as Jupiter takes a snooze.

Meet the expert: Narayana Montúfar

Narayana Montúfar is an astrologer, content strategist, visual artist, and the author of Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power (opens in new tab).

Jupiter retrograde 2022

  • When: July 28 to November 23, 2022

Earlier this year, Jupiter made its way over to Aries in the spring, meaning that we were likely feeling bold and tackling different tasks in our work lives and creative endeavors. Now we're being asked to asses how it all went. Think of it as a course review for yourself instead of a professor.

"It’s about reviewing all the growth that we have been experiencing since May 10 when [Jupiter] went into Aries, which was pretty ambitious," Montúfar says.

Have we been focusing too much on one specific component? How have we been treating others in the rise for greater career recognition? These are all important areas to consider.

"It's a fabulous opportunity to come back down to earth and realize our limits in the case we’ve been overextending ourselves, overcommitting," Montúfar notes.

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Likewise, astrologer Liz Simmons (opens in new tab) says examining our behaviors and making the appropriate adjustments is the way in which we can level up. 

"Profound inner growth is possible when we take a step back to consider the journey and experiences thus far during Jupiter retrograde," she says.

Meet the expert: Liz Simmons

Liz is a self-taught astrologer and tarot reader who blends Hellenistic and modern techniques that utilizes the tropical zodiac, Placidus House system and Whole House system.

But in addition to going over those steps to success, you'll even want to start planning ahead, believe it or not. Since Jupiter retrograde coincides with July's new moon in Leo, a time to start anew, you'll have your mind focused on the future as well.

"The way I’m reading this is that the new moon is really fortunate it’s a fabulous time to set goals for the future or getting your mind thinking about next year, even if it feels weird," Montúfar says. "It's a perfect time to revise and review how we’re going to move forward."

Who will be most affected by Jupiter retrograde?

Although Jupiter retrograde will hit us all differently, depending on our House that is in Aries, but a few particular signs will feel the energy of the planet more so than others. 

Since Jupiter retrograde is occurring in Aries first, all of the cardinal signs will feel the initial impacts. Capricorn, Cancer, Aries and Libra placements between 0 to 8 degrees will be significantly impacted," Simoons says. "When Jupiter retrograde enters Pisces on October 28, then the mutable signs (Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius and Gemini) at a later degree will be impacted."

See? Nothing to fear with this retrograde—just a time to asses what's working and what needs work. For those what planet is in retrograde next, allow us to give you the scoop.

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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 and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


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