- Jupiter retrograde: June 20, 2021 (2 Pisces)
- Re-enters Aquarius: July 28, 2021
- Jupiter Direct: October 18, 2021(22 Aquarius)
- Re-enters Pisces: December 29, 2021
Jupiter turns retrograde on June 20, just as the Sun reaches its seasonal peak. After a short splash in Pisces, he now returns to complete his Aquarian sojourn, where he will stay until the end of the year.
Jupiter will re-enter the sign of the water-bearer on July 28 and trudge back upstream to the 22° Aquarius. By October 18, before turning direct again. He will re-enter Pisces on December 29.
What can we expect from this turn of events? Perhaps it will be a time to recoup and regroup as we are adjusting to the new normal. Hope had been set high by expectations of conquering the ‘invisible enemy’ with a scientific solution. Will it work? It might be a period of sobering deflation as we assess how effective technology will prove in this battle.
There are a lot of uncertainties, which will make it difficult for businesses to ‘bounce back’ and recover. But more importantly, the real elephants are still in the room: Inequality, climate change, hostilities among power mongers, and all manner of falsehoods and scandals that are skewing our consensus view of reality and are making it harder to form a joint and powerful movement for positive social change. Yet, change is badly needed.
Aquarius is a humanistic sign; a sign of reform and renewal. Are we going to backtrack on some of the pledges we have made in our time of need, or will we seize the opportunity to actually implement some real change, so we can learn collectively learn the lesson of this pandemic and move forward? Jupiter’s retrograde period is a good time to reflect on where we are going and how we are going to get there. It is also an excellent time to re-evaluate the beliefs and reality constructs that have got us into this position and how we might change our world. Jupiter is always hopeful, but his optimism must inspire action to be effective. What are we going to do about it?
Only time will tell.