Jupiter represents your philosophical beliefs and ethical principles. It describes your ability to share authoritative knowledge ... the wisdom you've gained both through academic study and through the simple experience of living. These are the lessons you teach through the example of your own life by the ideas that guide your choices and the actions you take as a result.
Jupiter's energy helps you expand your personal circle of influence and touch the lives of those who can profit from the standards you set. It describes how you handle the basic concepts of law and religion ... the basic rules you live by, your perspectives on life and its meaning.
Jupiter and positive Karma
Jupiter shows how you are willing to share with others, the measure of benevolence and charity in your character. Thus it will show your positive contributions to the community you occupy and your ability to promote the kind of social progress you favor.
These are the roots for Jupiter's reputation for helping you sow positive Karma and reap the rewards of past virtues and good acts. Jupiter's work provides substantial benefits ... and the more you share, the more you attract to continue the flow of goodness.
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Venus Retrograde -- Realigning Your Values and Assets ---> Reassessing things of value ... -- Venus represents your important relationships, your important values, and the way you handle the things you value, especially material resources like money and possessions you need to support yourself. When Venus is retrograde, these things get special attention from everyone. Retrograde energy shows it's time for humankind to back up and re-evaluate these vital concerns.
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