Jupiter is the planet of wisdom, luck, and letting the good times roll. Wherever Jupiter is in your birth chart (also referred to as your natal chart), it will tell you about your ability to bounce back, embody benevolence, and take up space. This is true for your entire life, always and forever. Your natal Jupiter never changes. That’s because your birth chart is a snapshot of the sky taken at the moment you were born. Like a still-life painting, this image locks the planets in place. You can think of it as your personal talisman in this life. To find your natal Jupiter placement and learn more about it, check your birth chart in the CHANI app.
But Jupiter in the sky is always on the move.
As of May 10th, 2022, Jupiter has just entered Aries. Here, our greater benefic is dedicated to helping you flourish with ferocity in the corner of your chart that contains this cardinal fire sign. (Read your Jupiter in Aries horoscopes for more.)
If you have any planets or points in Aries, Jupiter will lend its Miracle-Gro to their agenda. But more than all of that, if you have natal Jupiter in Aries, this is also your Jupiter return.
Your Jupiter return
You’ve probably heard of the Saturn return, but did you know that every planet has a return? Every birthday, you go through a solar return. Every month, you go through a lunar return. Every 12 years or so, you go through a Jupiter return.
Your Jupiter return happens when Jupiter in the sky reenters the sign it was in when you were born. Because this happens every 12 years or so, we can look at what growth occurred in our life around the ages of 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, etc. Reflecting on past Jupiter returns will help you understand their significance, especially when it comes to unearthing wisdom, growth, or abundance. Note that the exact ages may vary slightly, because Jupiter moves quicker through some signs than others.
If you think back to being 12, your first Jupiter return, you might notice something about the growth that occurred for you at that tween time. Because Jupiter is the planet of expansion and wisdom, most of us go through a fairly significant awakening at that age.
Our worldview changes. We become more interested in spirituality, or at least the bigger questions and quests of life. We outgrow our childhood selves. Not all at once. But by the time our Jupiter return has ended, we’re no longer comfortable at the kids’ table.
During our Jupiter returns (hopefully we will have many), our ability to expand, grow, and embody the inherent signature of our natal Jupiter will be maximized, magnified, and made obvious.
If you were born with natal Jupiter in Aries, you’ll be experiencing your Jupiter return between May 2022 and May 2023.
You can expect that this next year will enhance your natural zest for life. Because adventure is how you grow, and risk is its own reward for people with Jupiter in Aries, the friendly giant’s return to this sign will amplify such impulses.
How to work with your Jupiter return
In order to get the most out of this moment, you can do a few things.
- Find out what house your natal Jupiter is in. To do so, open the Chart tab of the CHANI app or pull up your birth chart on our online tool. Read about what area of life your natal Jupiter is influencing. Over the next year, take note of the ways this part of your life begins to get a boost.
- Consider the areas of your life that you want to grow. What goals, relationships, projects, or dreams, do you want to call in and nurture?
- Consider what you’ll need to limit, restrict, or say no to in order to give this growth the scaffolding it needs to flourish.
- Meditate on what you want to learn about yourself and the area of life that your natal Jupiter impacts (the house that your Jupiter is in, and the topics that relate to it).
- Reflect on how you’re called to be more open and expansive during this time. Because Jupiter is a planet that relates to learning and spirituality, you might begin — or return to — a wisdom quest of some kind.
- Know that there’s no way to do this wrong. Jupiter will bring different bounties, experiences, and boosts for everyone. There’s no such thing as “wasting” a transit. Jupiter will work its magic whether you’re trying to court its attention or not. Simply be open and curious to what comes.
To learn more about what Jupiter in Aries means for you, read your horoscope here. If you’re a premium member of the CHANI app, you can follow along with these cosmic pick-me-ups under the Transits tab. Here, we track every contact Jupiter will make to one of your birth placements. We update these in real time, so remember to check back often.