Jupiter, that big, gaseous giant of the solar system turns retrograde until December 25th. Jupiter will be retrograde about one-third of the time of its cycle. Both the retrograde and direct stations — the points at which Jupiter seems to turn around in its orbit — occur when the Sun trines Jupiter, which is considered to be a favorable aspect. This leads us to suspect that, unlike the common perception of other planets’ retrograde periods, Jupiter Retrograde has a positive effect. During Jupiter Retrograde, the Sun opposes Jupiter. At that time, Jupiter rises exactly at sunset and grandly marches across the sky all night long. It is very bright and close to the earth during this time.
Since Jupiter rules expansion and exaggeration, these regular turning-back periods are kind of like a self-cleaning oven: They keep things from getting out of hand. Retrograde motion slows down Jupiter’s tendency to make things bigger. It’s almost a sort of automatic braking system.
Jupiter is very much about our belief systems, and when it’s retrograde, we are more likely to follow our own path rather than be led by others. It’s an excellent time to clarify within yourself where you stand on any particular issue, and also to develop personal faith, self-reflection and independent learning. As Jupiter is in Taurus at this time money issues could be on your mind with financial problems from the past arising. You’ll be hardworking and strive for practical results which may not come until Jupiter turns direct again which in this case will be December 25th. Instead of going overboard on things that could give you problems, make it a point to enjoy the great outdoors instead. It’s hard to get too much of nature.
Famous people born with Jupiter in Taurus retrograde are: Ryan Reynolds, Mark Philippoussis, Orlando Bloom, Clive Owen, Calista Flockhart, Don Cheadle, Teri Hatcher, Eddie Vedder, Julia Ormond and Vanessa Hudgens.