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Transiting Jupiter has a return cycle of 12 years at which time it returns to its natal position in the Natal Chart. Each planet has a return cycle and you can draw up a chart for that particular moment in time when each planet comes back to its original position in the Astrology Chart.

A return chart should be read similarly to that of a natal chart but think in terms of the energies of the planet involved.

You can delineate the Jupiter return every twelve years (approximately) by looking into the planet’s placement in the birth chart and then correlate it exactly to the same degree and minute to the time while in transit to the same degrees and minute in the birth chart.

The house position will be the area of life that bring opportunities, hope, good luck and expansion. Jupiter brings with it an optimistic approach to the areas of life dictated by the house position. This will be an area of growth and expansion and the opportunities for growth in finances, potential good fortune in personal ways and in the occupation are possible. Once again this is all reflective of the house position of Jupiter as well as the aspects Jupiter makes within the birth chart and also the transits it will be receiving during this period.

Jupiter nearly always promotes growth in some fashion or another; the only problem might be if it is in aspect to Saturn. Jupiter pushes for expansion, optimism and good luck, while Saturn pushes for structure, discipline and is often associated with delays and shortfalls especially if not enough preparation has been taken.

There can be expansion problems especially if Jupiter is found in the first house, as weight gain is possible, over-optimism and grand expectations can sometimes lead to less than expected results.

Make sure you also have a look at the house Jupiter rules in the birth chart. The house with Sagittarius on the cusp will also promote all the things that Jupiter offers.

It is important that you use the energies properly during this cycle as this does not happen often and the general feeling of good fortune can make you sit idle and do nothing with the energies at hand. Use this time to build for the future, but also enjoy it while it is in effect.

If Jupiter moves into retrograde during the return and crosses its natal position several times, these energies will last longer and will enhance opportunities each time it crosses this particular point. There are usually three contacts if this retrograde cycle affects your chart. The first one is usually the most powerful.

Take advantage of the offerings during this return period, regardless of whether or not Jupiter goes retrograde.

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