You may have felt it. Jupiter went retrograde back on December 8th. It’s maybe why you’re withdrawing more than usual this holiday season. When Jupiter turns backward, it’s time for active things to slow. It’s time to look inward, to re-examine old philosophies, to grow from recent wisdom. When Jupiter goes retrograde in Leo, that hot fiery ego becomes the focus of our introspection. If lucky, we catch a glimpse of our true selves, the ones we’ve tucked away for no one else to see.
Myself: I’ve hardly left the house the past few weeks. I’m adapting a novel from a screenplay I wrote a few years back. Turns out, a novel is so much more cinematic. A novel’s narration allows for inward introspection, and much of my personal retrograde focus is appearing in the emotional lives of my characters. (It’s hard to explain and probably foolish to try. But that’s my inward journey.) Jupiter goes direct again April 8th. By then, I hope to complete a draft of this novel. Before that, Mercury goes retrograde on January 21st for three weeks. At that point, things might come to a downright halt.