So you’ve done your astrology homework and know all about your Saturn Return, right? (ICYDK, your Saturn Return occurs about every 27 to 29-ish years, when Saturn ~returns~ to where it was in the zodiac when you were born.) Well, now it’s time to meet your Jupiter Return, because yes, you have one of those, too—and it's a lot less stressful!
Jupiter, also known as our Great Benefic, takes 12 (read it: TWELVE!) years to go around the Sun. And depending on when you were born, one of those years is extra special. Spoiler alert: You go through a Jupiter Return around the ages of *drum roll, please* 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, and 96, when our fave planet returns to the exact zodiac sign and degree that it was in when you were born.
Don't have every detail of your birth chart memorized? No worries, bb. Head over to a free planetary return calculator and plug in your birth date, time, and location, then select "Jupiter." Or if you don't know your birth time, just look up what sign Jupiter was in on the day you were born in this Jupiter sign table, and then scroll down to see when Jupiter will be in that same sign next. For example, if you were born in 1995, when Jupiter was in Sagittarius, your last Jupiter Return occurred in 2018-2019, and your next one will begin at the end of 2030.
Astrology fact: Any time a planet's “return” is referenced, it means that planet is forming a conjunction (aka coming super close to) the exact degree of that natal planet in your chart. Conjunctions = new beginnings, times of rebirth, and the start of a new cycle. While the exact weeks of your Jupiter Return will be ~amazing~, most astrologers consider the entire time Jupiter is moving through the zodiac sign it was in when you were born to be impactful and significant. This typically lasts around a year.
Why is Jupiter so important?
As the planet of expansion, luck, optimism, happiness, prosperity, and faith, Jupiter encourages us to grow exponentially. Jupiter is the first of the "social planets" (as opposed to the "personal planets," aka the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars), and it helps us to see a broader purpose to life. However, because of Jupiter’s tendency to amplify things, it can also be tied to indulgence and excess. So we love Jupiter when it's helping us to glow up, but we don’t want to go off the rails and end up a hot mess express.
What happens during my Jupiter Return?
During your Jupiter Return, you will feel larger than life as your confidence ignites. Everything is possible now. This is a time to aim high, take risks, and reach for the stars. You can manifest your dreams, as long as you’re ready to get to work and put yourself out there.
Find your luck.
It’s true. Your Jupiter Return is *quite literally* in one of the luckiest periods of your entire life, so TBH, you’ll feel like you keep ending up at the right place at the right time. These synchronicities will help you feel true bliss and happiness, as good news and big breaks tend to fall into place wherever you go. Whether it’s by rubbing elbows with people who can open doors to you or accepting the generosity of a stranger, it will become clear that you're being supported by the universe. This is an ideal time to sync up with mentors, benefactors, and people who inspire you.
Unlock your potential.
Jupiter’s job is to bring you “more, more, more!” That’s why during your Jupiter Return is a tremendous growth period, materially, financially, intellectually, professionally, and personally. This wealth is meant to show you what truly matters. It's especially important to find your gratitude and learn to share what you have with others. But to do this, you must first realize that you have the ability to be limitless.
Go on a journey.
Your Jupiter Return is also a time when you will align with your true calling and your passions, because our Great Benefic has ties to both the material and the spiritual worlds. During these periods, we tend to learn great ideas that open our perception of the world, sometimes through travel or philosophy. Whether you’re soaring to new horizons on a plane, in a car, or ~in your mind~, you’ll soon realize that there's so much more to see and know.
Believe in something greater.
Most of all, your Jupiter Return will likely open your eyes to wisdom about life, yourself, and the world that you’d never realized. You may become inspired with a faith in something greater—perhaps even a cosmic master plan. You’ll find a renewed belief in yourself and what you have to offer to the world. And that, bb, is what makes you so special, beautiful, and rare.