Jupiter will be in retrograde motion between 4th october 2012, 18:12 hrs (IST) to 30th january 2013, 16:19 hrs (IST), while transiting taurus (vrishabha rasi), according to K.P Ayanamsa.
Usually big planets like jupiter and saturn travel in retrograde motion when they are in trine to sun and go direct when sun enters another trine sign (120 degrees or 5th or 9th houses).
During this period planet travels slower than its regular motion and since earth travels at regular speed, we feel that particular planet is going in backwards motion, which is termed as retrograde(vakra) motion.
This time, jupiter goes retrograde in rohini constellation and its entire retrograde transit will be in same constellation.
This will bring noticeable changes in lives of people who are currently running dasa or bhukti of moon or any other planet placed on constellation of moon. Also people born with jupiter retrograde in their horoscopes, will experience life changing effects during this period.
For people running moon dasa, if they start some work before october 4th, they will have to wait till january 2013 for it to complete.
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.
In general, during Jupiter’s retrograde period, people will re-evaluate their ethics as a part of society.
Many Taurus individuals will also have to curb their spending when it comes to buying liquor and food. In the end, this may be good for this sign’s health as their love of cooking tends to make them a little bit overweight. Bulls are simply going to have to lower their expectations and learn how to budget themselves this summer. Your challenge may be how to transcend the disappointment you always feel when you are unable to get what you want immediately.
Gold prices will be steady and its better to invest in gold or ETFs, for future development.
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