This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: May 5-11, Jupiter Turns Direct Motion


Nick Newmont

by Nick Newmont


Since late March you have been hearing from me and every astrologer about planets turning retrograde one right after another. It seemed as if we were re-coining an old phrase; “One BAD turn deserves another.” I have certainly received plenty of feedback on how the five retrograde planets were affecting people. Some circumstances were agitating and problematic and some humorous.

The good news is the planets start turning direct this month. Jupiter turns direct in Virgo on the ninth, specifically, 5:15 a.m. PDT. If money issues or projects seemed to wane and languish during the Jupiter retrograde which began on January 7th, don’t sweat it. The delays probably kept you from over zealously biting off more than you could chew monetarily. Now there can be a turning of the corner as well as wisdom and insight into our endeavors and enterprises now. With Jupiter direct, our confidence in ourselves and the world around us builds. Especially with Saturn and Pluto retrograde, there is stronger emphasis on liberation and freedom, and less emphasis on fears, pressures and deadlines. If money means freedom to you, you will begin to experience more of both of those next week. When Jupiter is retrograde, things you want may seem hard to reach. Imagine going to a store to buy something you desperately want, but just as you arrive they lock the doors and close the store for the night. The item you want is teasingly displayed in the store window. You can see it a few feet away but can’t get it. Don’t worry that by the time you can get there tomorrow it will be gone. During Jupiter retrograde it is wise to go home, sleep on it and make sure you really want it. When Jupiter, the ruler of growth, luck, money, expansion and higher wisdom turns direct, you will know whether or not to go back and buy that item.

Next week, any plans you may have for expansion will get boost from a benefactor. The universe starts cooperating after May 2nd. Until then, don’t push things just to get your way or insist on getting the answer you are looking for. When Jupiter goes direct, you will get the answer you need.

Have a great week, everyone.

Nick Newmont, a licensed hypnotherapist and astrologer, runs The Newmont Center for Balanced Living in Agoura Hills. For more information, go to 

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