Jupiter retrograde: Struggling against taking responsibility and ruining others - or recognizing that failure is always possible despite innocent actions and best intentions, which does not have to throw us down into a bottomless pit. Spitting out when we have bitten off too much, or hoping to resolve things with enough patience -> having the discernment between what can never work and between what does not work in the moment but might be worthwhile working at.

    20 June 2021 15:04 UTC: Jupiter goes retrograde in 55.3.2.2

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Together with the Saturn retrograde, this can bring a huge look at major things that went wrong in the past, for example a cheating husband having crawled back, and having worked through that together with them after they returned, or not having worked through it and never really having listened to their side of the story and the shame and regret that they carried with them. This does not mean that there is anything to fix, in some cases the other person might even long be dead because this truly can be a look at the worst struggles of a whole life time. It just means that there can be a new understanding and a new perspective gained in a past that catches up with us, which ultimately can help us to make peace with what happened and with the way in which it happened. This reflection process can help us to find renewed hope for the future despite things that have failed in the past.

Generally though, this can be about the possibility of things not working out in the present. We are all in different stages in life, and this transit does not mean that something is meant to fail right now. I don't want to induce paranoia and paint stuff in your mind that's not there. If something is not supposed to work out, you will notice early enough.
For those who are affected by this transit though, something might not have worked out, something was rejected and maybe needed to be rejected because the principles were misaligned and needed to change. Possibly, someone constantly tested out the healthy boundaries and overstepped them, or didn't have their ego trip under control.

There are two ways to handle it:

Holding back energy out of concern for others (for example respecting people's boundaries, and either backing off from people, or possibly even working together with them to figure out those healthy boundaries), and yet being so fixed on success that we are able to restrain ourself and do the necessary detail work in the hopes of finding correction and/or success in our endeavors while we find reward and continuous motivation in the small victories.

The other way is to fall prey to one's own ego trip, to jump ship without giving any thought to the larger framework and in disregard on how it impacts others, to hold back energy selfishly, endanger others, and ruin them.

Let's be noted that both has impact. If you are at the receiving end of another person's ego trip and boundary violation, if someone is trying to ruin you, they are pushing you to step into your power, to enforce your boundaries, and to find deeper autonomy and self-reliance. As I mentioned in a previous report, life and the human condition is about being inventive enough to turn shit (or simply limitation) into gold. Us humans are incredibly resilient. The other person might not change and might continue to try to ruin you or feed off you. You have no control over them and can't pull them to grow up or to do what you desire them to do, and if it is only to leave you alone in your peace. But you can control your own actions. What can you do to make the best of your situation, so that ultimately a few months or years later down the road you will find success and be on the good side of life?

Jupiter will go direct in the 49.4.5.1^ on the 18th of October 2021. That will be the point where we might have learned from the failure and exclusion and where we can externalize what we learned. That might be the point where we have established a solid foundation of standards and principles that we can influence others with. How did we establish it? Through now being fixed on success, being fixed on making it, and persisting throughout difficulties. If people want to struggle with you, they are going to try to struggle with you, but it is not your duty to engage in that more than necessary. The part that is necessary is to be prepared for interference, to not underestimate other people's ego, and to have the proper response ready. But beyond that, you can always decide to be fixed onto your own success, and if it makes sense, to communicate that you are going for your own survival, and that you are not going to engage.

On a side note, Jupiter going direct in October also will be about conditioning others with unhealthy outdated principles, or with fixed principles that are simply not for them. It can be about trying to press others into a box of what do to, how to behave, what norms to follow, what relationship standards to conform to. It can also be about contaminating other people's emotional field and pressuring them into stuff.
When running a spell check through the search engine, I just stumbled upon this article. It might be a good read right now: https://quintessentialldr.com/2013/01/06/self-aggrandizement-an-unquintessential-leadership-trait/
Beware that an ego trip is not always as obvious with some people as described in the article. The hype around narcissism is only the tip of the iceberg, and it probably has been so present because it is the most obvious and easy to spot for anyone (except for the narcissist :D). There is also machiavellianism and other stuff. The best phoneys have an artificially crafted sly teflon-personality that feeds your hopes or expectation that they care, but actually they don't care how you are doing and they only care about what they can get from you at your expense. With good phoneys, you can only tell by their energetic frequency, or by their actions not meeting their words, often when it's too late because they know that until their end goal they will have to keep up the facade and play by the rules, and their ideal end goal will be to keep up their facade either forever, or in transitory connections long after they have accomplished and left so that no one will ruin their reputation or give them any sort of repercussion. Ideally you sense it by trusting your instinct and by smelling it on an energetic level by the way they carry themselves - not all distorted people display their distortion through the weird, nonsensical, and obviously irrational self-aggrandized behavior of a narcissist. Many are much more subtly manipulative. I don't want to make anyone paranoid though, I just want to mention that these things exist, and if a person acts perfect on the surface, but something or someone smells off, trust it. There are people out there you wouldn't believe they manage to exist in the distorted state they are in and that they manage to breathe day in day out while refusing to budge from their distortion, those impossible ones. Your mind wouldn't even believe it if you saw it with your own two eyes because it is so far off from your own reality, so it's best to just trust your inner warnings instead of letting your mind making excuses for people. Does it feel off? Bye. Words can be dishonest, behavior and gestures can be dishonest, all these things on the surface can be dishonest. But people can not simply change their energy, someone's energy always tells you what's up with them. Also, it might not even be them, it might just be mutual difficult karma that you pull out of each other. The energy will always let you know.
Also, there sometimes are those people who are both self-aware and honest enough to tell you right away that they are assholes. If they tell you that, you better believe them, even if you can't imagine it. In my experience, the good thing with those people is that you can honestly (and calmly) tell them what you don't like and will not work with, without them being offended, they will just take it and at some level understand it, so the parting of ways does not end in drama. Them knowing their shadows and communicating them openly is a protection for themself, as well, because they save themself another disaster with a person who comes at them with all sorts of naive hopes and deluded expectations. Those people who stay after they communicated their character are the tough ones who don't care either, who are straightforward, and who thrive in some struggle.

Back from the detour: Ideally, and as a potential, Jupiter going direct in October is about bringing deep changes through benefic influence and through a platform that adheres to and promotes human rights.

This can also be about having learned from past failure, and then (in October) being ready and equipped to change the state of our relationships through being persuasive. It's the time where we might have pulled ourself back up from being excluded, and do everything to change the status quo. In the shadow, this will be about spreading misinformation and bullshitting people. In the high frequency, we will act in alignment with higher principles, and we might be able to win over even spoil sports or reluctant and fearful people who are initially not very enthusiastic about something, but if that something is for the benefit of everyone involved and rooted in good and solid principles, they might at some point recognize the value and change their mind. The higher principles and the just nature of the agenda is the key. If our principles are embodied in human rights, and in what is right, or if we try to win someone over coming from a place of truly, truly authentic feelings and embodied emotions, and if we try to influence for mutual benefit, instead of trying to manipulate people against their will and by overstepping their boundaries, it might take time, but people might at some point understand it and notice that we are real.
Especially, if we are persuading someone from a state of emotional clarity, having then come to a place of inner certainty, there probably will be some upheaval and crisis on the way, but in the end we will be prepared for those crises and obstacles because throughout the year we took the long road that prepared us for the challenges by the end of the year and further down the road. We might have found the emotional clarity that gives us the determination to persuade with patience, even if the other person is still reluctant. We might have built a platform that we then can use as a megaphone to pull people's attention toward important issues, be it domestic violence, freedom of speech, new perspectives on God and religion, or anything else that needs to be tackled. Or we might have build a platform or organization, that is going to be truly solid and firmly rooted, because during the Jupiter retrograde we eliminated the inferior destabilizing elements, and from that stable foundation we can continue to generously give resources to good causes.
When Jupiter goes direct, the moon brings the energy of “those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.”. And actually for some, the coming months between now and October might already bring some madness, likely to induce necessary inner and outer changes. For example, to overcome ego distortion and unjust ulterior motives, and to find deeper into innocence (see the Saturn retrograde, and it might feel shitty, but it is what it is). This could also be about finding emotional clarity through experiencing the lowest of low emotional states that make it painfully clear to us what's truly important to us, and at the end we will have come to a point where clarity and the inner knowing "just is" and where the nervousness about it has fallen away, and we just know that we must do something even if it contains crisis, difficulties, and challenges. Generally, crisis and hitting rock bottom can be the greatest motivator to induce necessary changes, to rise, and to go beyond the status quo, where before we might have just rested on our oars. When you are at the bottom, the only way you can go is up, and necessity drives you to do so. Also, crisis helps us to focus on what is important, and everything else that was never so important falls away because we no longer have the capacity for it in times of crisis.

First comes the crisis, then comes the progress. Now, collectively, we are in times of crisis, actually for several years, and with the eclipse at the end of this year comes another tiny portion of the progress and change. Without the crisis, there would not be progress. We need crisis in order to find progress and in order to grow into our full potential.

Sometimes we also have to experience severely toxic things for us to appreciate the good things despite the difficulties and challenges that come with those good things. Sometimes we have to get it worse and experience how it can be worse, to be able to truly appreciate the good stuff.