Jupiter: The Great Benefic!

I’ve given much thought to Jupiter over the past few weeks and have been drawn to teach others more about him. This blog is for those of you who are as intrigued by the meaning of planets and would like to know how they play a role in our astrology chart, and beyond.

Jupiter is the largest planet of our solar system (that we know of) and is one of 5 planets that can be seen with the naked eye. Jupiter has a very special meaning in astrology, known as the great benefic! Traditionally, it symbolises good fortune and an authoritiave connotation which is plentiful. With it also brings expansion, influence, and wealth!

Astrologically speaking, Jupiter is deeply associated with the principles of growth (and the beneficial lessons involved here), deep healing, prosperity, good luck, spirituality and of course, miracles. Jupiter rules long distance and foreign travel, business and wealth, higher education, philosophy, religion, and the universal laws. He is noble, buoyant, dignified, fruitful, optimistic, jovial, and masculine.

But before I get into all of that, let’s take a look at a brief description of the mythology behind Jupiter which is fascinating indeed.

Jupiter was known as the supreme God – one who brings forth, known as Jupiter Optimus Maximus, (meaning the Best and Greatest and signifying his role as father of the gods). His primary sacred animal is the eagle which watches over the skies which soars above all others, and his sacred tree was the oak tree.

The Roman’s regarding Jupiter as the equivalent to Zeus. Jupiter is the brother of Neptune and the son of Saturn, and he is the twin of Juno who also became his wife.

Juno, the goddess asteroid readings can be found here!

Jupiter is the traditional ruling planet of Sagittarius and Pisces and is exalted in cancer. I’m traditional Roman mythology, Jupiter is the ruler of the gods and their guardian and protector, and his symbol is the thunderbolt. The Romans believed that Jupiter granted them supremacy because they had honored him more than any other people had.

Jupiter was “the fount of the auspices upon which the relationship of the city with the gods rested.” He personified the divine authority of Rome’s highest offices, internal organization, and external relations.

In the same way, the planet Jupiter is the king of the other planets, a giant in size with spectacular, brightly colored clouds and intense storms. Some astronomers believe that it plays an important protecting role in using its massive gravity to capture or expel from the solar system many comets and asteroids that would otherwise threaten Earth and the inner planets.

Jupiter takes 11.9 years to orbit the Sun, spending almost an earth year (361 days) in each sign of the zodiac. Furthermore, Jupiter is usually the fourth-brightest object in the sky (after the Sun, the Moon and Venus).

Jupiter showers us with ample opportunities for extensive growth and happiness. It is also associated with our inner urge for freedom and self-exploration. Depending on where it is in our birth chart, we can learn a lot about how we attract our own luck and how we can tap into Jupiter energies in our life to bring more abundance.


Jupiter in the houses

In the first house:

You present a jovial, kind, altruistic manner to the world around you, generally beginning any new undertaking with optimism and faith. Your belief in the power of positive thinking takes you places. Generally speaking, you are a very principled person with strong morals.

In the second house:

Others might think you are lucky with money, gifts, or personal possessions. In fact, you are extremely resourceful. You take great pleasure in comfort and the world of the five senses. Sometimes this position points to over-indulgence in these things. A strong self-image or feelings of self-worth contribute to success.

In the third house:

You are forward-looking–a real planner. You are endlessly curious and enjoy making happy connections with others. Sharing ideas with others is important to you–you take great pleasure in doing so. You are able to see the big picture and thus often are turned to for advice. With your sincere interest in others, you easily put people at ease in social situations.

In the fourth house:

Your strong instincts tend to guide you, particularly on a professional level. You readily make warm connections with others, particularly valuing your family and close loved ones. Old age is expected to be pleasant and rewarding. Strong morals were reinforced in your childhood. You dream of, and will usually attain, a large or spacious home. You likely feel that “happiness is home.”

In the fifth house:

You are generous, playful, and warm, particularly with children and in your romantic life. Prosperous areas for you tend to be creative ones, entertainment, children, and recreation. You are talented at teaching, showing patience and love for the learning process and those learning.

In the sixth house:

You have high standards in your business dealings with others, believing that one should always treat others with respect and faith. This may mean missing out on business opportunities in the short term, but others tend to build faith in your honest approach in the long run. You may help those less fortunate than you. Attraction to rich foods may be a problem in your life. You generally take great pleasure in the work you do and in being useful to others.

In the seventh house:

Cultivating close, rewarding partnerships is important to you. You are talented at negotiations, believing strongly in fair play, and you are excellent at mediating conflicts. Legal matters may be fortunate for you. You value people and relationships, and might succeed best in partnership. Relating as equals is important to you. You might naturally use charm and grace to reach your goals.

In the eighth house:

You are talented at strategy, research, and investigation. Getting to the root of any problem is important to you as you instinctively feel that this is where the answer lies. Similarly, you take great pleasure in unraveling mysteries and solving complex problems. You are naturally giving to a partner, both emotionally and materially. Taboos don’t easily shock you.

In the ninth house:

You are always hungry for knowledge and wisdom. With your naturally philosophical nature, you enjoy sharing your opinions and knowledge with others. You can be a natural teacher, and you love the learning process. Freedom of movement and expression are crucial to you. You can easily be inspirational, and find success in travel, education, teaching, sports, publishing, and foreign cultures.

In the tenth house:

You readily take charge and use a winning, kindly approach while doing so. Others might see you as “lucky” when it comes to your career and business opportunities. It is natural for you to excel, and if others help you along the way, it is probably because of your winning attitude. In truth, you’re ethical, mature, and resourceful. You value achievement and manifestation, as well as those who take responsibility for their lives. Position or status can be quite important to you.

In the eleventh house:

Your social life means a lot to you, and you take great pleasure in connecting with your friends as well as involvement in teams and groups or with your community. Friends tend to benefit you–they can be influential or otherwise very helpful. You are altruistic by nature, and you especially value people and personal freedom. You’re very open to new methods and progress, and you display great tolerance and humanitarianism.

In the 12th house:

This position of Jupiter by house is often considered the guardian angel position — something seems to save you just in the nick of time, probably due to your inborn faith in the universe. Solitude, working alone, and meditation can bring you great pleasure and a sense of rejuvenation. You are merciful and generous, often anonymously.


Jupiter in the signs

Jupiter in Aries:

Believes in the power of positivity, that life is what you make of it. Loves competition, doing things independently. Values instant results. Attracts the most good fortune when he/she takes the lead, initiates, inspires, and demonstrates enthusiasm and courage.

Jupiter in Taurus:

Delights in sensual pleasures and wants the good life. A strong feeling of what they are worth attracts success. Good instincts for finances, what things are worth/good products, and investing. Attracts the most “good fortune” when they are charitable, generous but discriminating, and patient. They should watch for over-indulgence.

Jupiter in Gemini:

Attracts the most good fortune when they use their wit and ingeniousness, are versatile, sociable, curious, and put others at ease with friendliness and sincere curiosity. Values the intellect and sees opportunities to grow and succeed through intellectual, verbal, and written channels. Believes that intelligence and knowledge are the keys to solving problems.

Jupiter in Cancer:

Attracts the most good fortune when they are sympathetic and charitable. Uses their powers to save and accumulate, and comforts others. Real estate and the food industry can be prosperous avenues. Values tradition and works towards security. Relies mostly on gut instincts when it comes to pursuing goals and business success.

Jupiter in Leo:

Attracts the most good fortune when they express magnanimity, are generous with others, inspire confidence in those around them, conduct themselves with dignity and sincerity, and avoid the pitfall of excessive egotism. Prosperous areas are creative ones, entertainment, children, and recreation. They take pride in everything they do. Generosity brings success.

Jupiter in Virgo:

Attracts the most good fortune when they are helpful, honest, orderly, and when they pay attention to details. The service industries, nutrition, and health are prosperous avenues. Practical and technical knowledge and skills are most valued. A real problem solver and others appreciate their help. Doesn’t always feel lucky or especially ambitious. Instead, hard work is valued.

Jupiter in Libra:

Attracts the most good fortune when they are fair-minded, treat others with equality, are bending and compromising without being a “doormat”, are gracious, and use their talents at promoting and mediating. They value people and relationships, and might succeed best in partnership. Relating as equals is important to them. The arts, architecture, law, math, mediating, and politics are possible avenues for success. Use of charm and grace to reach goals.

Jupiter in Scorpio:

Attracts the most good fortune when they put their “all” into a project or undertaking, and use their magnetic powers to heal others. Enthusiastic for deeper studies and meanings, all that is taboo or mysterious, psychology. Values decisiveness, intensity, willpower, commitment, and strength. Very strong problem solver who cuts to the chase. Science and research may be prosperous avenues.

Jupiter in Sagittarius:

Attracts the most good fortune when they are open-handed and generous, tolerant, and practice what they preach. Can be inspirational, and find success in travel, education, teaching, sports, publishing, and foreign cultures. Very philosophical, forward-looking, and enthusiastic. Has strong morals. Strongly values freedom of movement and expression.

Jupiter in Capricorn:

Attracts the most good fortune when they organize and direct, conduct themselves with integrity, are ethical and mature. Values the long term, achievement, responsibility, and manifestation. Succeeds through resourcefulness and avoiding activities that waste time, energy, or resources. Good at streamlining. Position or status is important to them.

Jupiter in Aquarius:

Attracts the most good fortune when they are tolerant and fair, inventive, impartial, and cooperative. Values people and personal freedom most. Wants to show a unique perspective or original and unique skills and talents. Open to new methods and progress. Great tolerance and humanitarianism.

Jupiter in Pisces:

Attracts the most good fortune when they are charitable, tender, devoted, compassionate, looking out for the underdog, and giving generously. Values compassion and charity, and is motivated by a universal vision. Peaceful personal philosophy.  Faith in the goodness of life brings rewards.

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