Jupiter Retrograde: Time to Step Away from Old Habits
I read a post online today that stated from April 10 - August 11 we are in “Jupiter Retrograde”. This is some sort of sky movement. I am not an astrologist nor do I play one on TV. I just was struck by the post that this should be a time of clearing away negativity and stepping away from old habits and beliefs. No matter how the planets are aligned, I think those are good things to do in general if those old habits don’t serve you well.
It is supposed to take 21 times of doing something to make it a habit. When it comes to money, I think we as financial advisors are often working with clients with lifetime money habits, habits that were formed since early childhood. The environments and habits of our parents and families likely have a significant impact on money attitudes and behaviors. It is important to consider whether our beliefs and attitudes are real (based on actual events) or perceived (we think something might be a certain way but don’t necessarily take the time or make the effort to prove it).
How can we change our habits - well, there’s work involved:
Identify what you wish to change. Map out the steps you will take to implement the new habit (even if they are small steps) and maintain the course (those that help to provide the discipline). Avoid the things that might sideline your efforts (the triggers, if you will), find healthy habits to replace the negative past habit, think positively and visualize yourself with the new habit firmly in place.
A financial advisor may be a helpful guide as you implement new money habits toward saving, investing, accumulating or distributing wealth. In this time of Jupiter Retrograde, if you have been putting off calling for an appointment because you have been waiting for the stars to align, well, now might just be the right time to do so.
This information is provided for general educational purposes only and not as specific advice for any individual.
Seek professional advice before taking any action in regard to your finances.
Todd A. Slingerland, CFP®
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