Planet Jupiter In Astrology

Planets Jupiter are important in Vedic Astrology to control as well as nourish human life. Planet Jupiter is an important and biggest planet among all as it is hailed as the Guru/Teacher. It bestows human’s life with luck and fortune. It is basically a kind and benevolent planet. Astronomically, it is far beyond the swarm of asteroids, known as a mighty planet and also called as glant of solar system. It takes little less than twelve years to revolve around the Sun. It is brighter than other planets except Mars and Venus. It is the planet of dignity. Jupiter is visible through the naked eyes. It is the planet of religion and spirituality.

Planet Jupiter

Planet Jupiter (guru) : Astrology

Hindu Mythology about Planet Jupiter

Planet MarsAccording to Hindu Mythology, planet Jupiter in astrology is known as “Guru”, “Brihaspati” and “Devaguru”. In Sanskrit, the meaning of these names are “teacher, lord of light and teacher to the Gods”. He is a brahmin. It is considered as a teacher. Jupiter represents God Dakshinamurthy and removes ignorance and darkness and offers wisdom through light. Saivites consider Jupiter as Dakshinamurthy whereas Vaishnavites consider it as Narayana.

It is said that Jupiter is Deva guru, whereas Venus is Asura Guru. It is believed whenever Jupiter and Venus conjoins in any house, it leads to prosperity in native’s life. They do not clash in heavens.

Jupiter is for uplift of soul, one leads spiritual life without attaching much to domestic life. It is kind of “Para Loka-Sthana”. It represents Indra. It governs power also. It rules Rig Veda and Hemantha Rithu (December and January).

In Western Astrology, old Greeks call Jupiter as father of Gods-Zeus. Egyptians call it Ammon. It is called “Thor” by the Norse. The name, Merodach is given by the Babylonians and Chaldeans. Jupiter is the God of Righteousness and Justice. It is the symbol of wisdom.

Nature of Planet Jupiter

Jupiter is a fiery, noble, fruitful, benevolent, masculine, buoyant, optimistic, expansive, jovial, positive and dignified planet. It’s disposition is generous and candid. Jupiter is a karaka planet of fortune, wealth, fame, luck, luck, morality, meditation, mantra, children, spirituality, ministers, devotion and faith, lawyers, government leaders and religion. It shows sacred scriptures. The higher attributes of mind and uplift of soul are generally indicated by Jupiter. It does well if placed in kendra or trikona houses in native’s birth chart. The nature of Jupiter is Kapha. It rules over “Sagittarius” and “Pisces” signs. It gets exalted in “Cancer” sign at 5 degree whereas debilitated in “Capricorn” at 5 degree. Jupiter offers high reasoning ability and proper judgment.

What does Jupiter signify in Vedic Astrology?

Jupiter represents the “Guru” in native’s birth chart. It rules over ninth and twelfth house in Kaal Purush Kundali in Vedic Astrology and is the significator of second, fifth, ninth, tenth and eleventh house. Second house is the house of wealth, Jupiter bestows native with lots of wealth and prosperity if placed in second house. Fifth house is for wisdom and education, Jupiter bestows with good education and children. Ninth house is for higher learning and Gurus, Jupiter confers the path of higher learning and wisdom through spiritual Gurus. Tenth house is for career and profession, Jupiter does well if holds tenth house as it may confer a reputative and respectful job. Eleventh house is for income and gains, Jupiter is always beneficial and hence good for this house also. Therefore, we can say that Jupiter holds these positions in a much better way in horoscope. Let’s understand below what it signifies:

  • Body Parts: It rules over Liver, Tumours, circulation of blood in arteries and fat in body.
  • Physical appearance: Jupitarians are well built fatty, huge-bellied person. So Jupiterians in youth will have good growth, a muscular body due to outdoor games, and they will become so stout that they must be respected at least for their growth.
  • Diseases: Liver complaints, dropsy, dyspepsia, flatulence, Jaundice, abscess, hernia skin troubles, cerebral congestion, catarrh and carbuncles.

Characteristics of Planet Jupiter

If Jupiter is placed positively in your birth chart, then it bestows you with a handsome personality. It will be very beneficial for you in terms of health, wealth and prosperity. It provides you wisdom, knowledge and leads you towards spirituality, where you may find peace. You will be logical and very broad minded. Let’s see below how Jupiter confers good, medium and bad results:

  • Strong Jupiter: If Jupiter is strong in your horoscope by lordship and conjoined with other planets, you can make a judicious choice and cultivate steady habits, concentrate, meditate, and pray or read stotras.
  • Beneficial Jupiter: If Jupiter is benefic in your birth chart, it gives geniality and generosity, joy, jubilation and joviality. You can expect respect and reputation during its period. Co-operation and congenial atmosphere will be maintained. It will confer progress and prosperity in life. Philosophical, philanthropic nature, good conduct, morals, peace and prosperity, health and wealth are also offered by Jupiter.
  • Afflicted Jupiter: Afflicted Jupiter will not provide very good results. You will be moderate but an extremist. He will be very liberal, extravagant and even lavish. False hopes, over optimism, carelessness, debts, dispute, failure in speculation, desperate attempts, gambling and pressure from creditors and banks, worry through children, false prestige, large donation beyond his normal capacity for charitable institutions, temple and religions, loss by relying on others and cheap popularity, default and infamy, extravagance, misjudgement and miscalculation are the attributes if Jupiter is afflicted by malefics in your horoscope.

What are the professions generally denoted by planet Jupiter?

Being a fiery and beneficial planet, native may employed in Legal, Finance, Political, Bank and educational departments and may be his occupation. President, Mayor, Counselor, M.P., M.L.A., Honorary posts, are also offered if Jupiter forms good aspects with Sun and Moon.

Professional streams also depend on the PAC (Position-Aspect-Conjunction) connection with other influencing planets. In short, we can say that the nature of Planet Jupiter in profession or career varies with the combination of Jupiter with other planets. Here, we have listed below few professional fields for your better understanding:

  • Politics: It indicates Huge projects, Construction of schools, colleges, universities, charitable institutions, hospitals, asylums, isolation hospitals, ferry, shipping, quarters for servants, bank buildings, renovation of churches, mosque, temples, law courts, etc.
  • Products: Butter, All fat-containing food stuffs, ghee etc, sweet flavoured eatables, big trees, rubber, metals, tin, gold etc.
  • Places: It indicates temples, Law courts, colleges and schools, big palatial buildings, Durbar hall, assembly, Legislative, halls where Purohits deliver lectures on Puranas etc.
  • Animals & Birds: Horse, elephant and Ox in animals, Peacock in bird.

The day ruled by Jupiter is “Thursday”, one may expect better results on this day itself if he is running with the Mahadasha of “Jupiter”. The precious gemstone for planet Jupiter is “Yellow Sapphire”. All yellow stones are governed by Jupiter.

Hence planet Jupiter is very prominent in terms of Astrology as well as Astronomy. It is important planet to describe our children as it is karak planet for Children.

Jupiter in various houses according to Vedic Astrology

Jup in First HouseJup in Second HouseJup in Third HouseJup in Fourth House
Jup in Fifth HouseJup in Sixth HouseJup in Seventh HouseJup in Eighth House
Jup in Ninth HouseJup in Tenth HouseJup in Eleventh HouseJup in Twelvth House

Jupiter in various zodiac signs according to Vedic Astrology

Jupiter in AriesJupiter in TaurusJupiter in GeminiJupiter in Cancer
Jupiter in LeoJupiter in VirgoJupiter in LibraJupiter in Scorpio
Jupiter in SagittariusJupiter in CapricornJupiter in AquariusJupiter in Pisces

Jupiter in various houses according to Lal Kitab

Jupiter in 1st HouseJupiter in 2nd HouseJupiter in 3rd HouseJupiter in 4th House
Jupiter in 5th HouseJupiter in 6th HouseJupiter in 7th HouseJupiter in 8th House
Jupiter in 9th HouseJupiter in 10th HouseJupiter in 11th HouseJupiter in 12th House

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Planet Jupiter: The Guru in Astrology

Planet Jupiter Astrology

The Symbol of Wisdom, the God of righteousness and of Justice is none other than ‘Planet Jupiter’ or Brihaspati Grah. Various mythology and religious beliefs are allied with planet Jupiter. This planet is believed to be the “Lord of Prayers and Devotion” and “Mentor of Gods or Deities”. Venus is enemy to this Planet and they are calm with each other only in heavens. It is one among the seven classical planets that can even be seen with our naked eyes. Planet Jupiter is main ruling planet for the children, which is seen as a factor or ‘Karak’ whenever considering about children.

Jupiter rules over law. Jupiter is fiery, decent, profitable, masculine, cheerful, optimistic, liberal, positive, and venerable planet. It governs Sagittarius (9th sign of the Zodiac) and Pisces (12th sign of Zodiac). So, people, with Jupiter as ruling planet born either in Thursday or in Zodiac signs Sagittarius and Pisces, obtain revered qualities. They will be honest, true person, sincere, dutiful, and law-abiding individuals.

Visibility of Jupiter -In Universe

In the Universe, Jupiter is the fifth planet and 500 million miles from the Sun, and the largest planet in the solar system with a diameter of 142,984 km at its equator. Jupiter is so massive planet covered with clouds of different gases and liquid matters are inside it. If the Earth has only one Moon, Jupiter has eleven Moons. It apparently appears bright in sky and anyone can easily notice its visibility in night-time. It is round in shape and flattened at the poles. It rotates very fast and on its axis just like earth, and it completes one rotation in approximately 10 minutes. It is one among the seven classical planets that can be easily seen with our naked eyes.

Mythology of Planet Jupiter

Jupiter represents ‘Dhakshinamurthi God’ to dispel darkness and ignorance, and to endow wisdom. It is said to be the ‘Devta Guru’ or ‘Mentor of Deities’ comprising nature of a teacher. Dakshinamurthi God resembles the Hindu God Shiva and is worshiped as the God of wisdom, meditation, and purity. “Dakshinamurthi” is Sanskrit word comes from combined words “Dakshina (South)” and Murthi (Stone image), which means “one who is facing south’. This Lord is very popular in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu states. Some believers also regard it as “Narayan”. In ancient Greek mythology, planet Jupiter is “ZEUS”- the father of the Gods; Egyptians regards it as “Ammon”, and Babylonians and Chaldeans call it “Merodach”. Jupiter is considered to be the Lord of Righteousness and Justice. It is also the symbol of wisdom.

Astrological conviction about Planet Jupiter

In Vedic or Indian Astrologist, Planet Jupiter is the rulling planet of zodiac signs Sagittarius and Pisces. In India, we call this planet also “Brihsapati” and Guru” Grah. It gives both good and ill effect after conjoining with other planets. Vedic astrologists believed that Jupiter is leader or mentor of Gods who always helped them to direct right directions and helped them against devils or demons. In language Hindi also, the word “Guru” means “teacher” and “Brihaspati” means “Lord of Prayer and Devotion”. Jupiter governs power as well. Rig Veda (Indian ancient scripture) and Hemantha Ruthu (December and January) are under the rule of this planet. Jupiter is also regarded to be the ‘Chief Governor for money’. If the planet Jupiter is strong and well posited in one’s horoscope or native’s chart, the person will get supportive help till the last moment of trouble and will overcome life threatening problems without much difficulty. People, with Jupiter as ruling planet born either in Thursday or in Zodiac signs Sagittarius and Pisces, possess some fine qualities. They will be honest, true person, sincere, dutiful, and law-abiding, logical and broad-minded individuals.

Good and evil effects of Planet Jupiter

If Jupiter is well-posited in one’s chart, and it is beneficial in nature, the person will definitely get merciful benedictions of this planet. The person will get respect in a good reputation in society for sure. Pease, prosperity, progress, fine health, and abundant wealth are bestowed by beneficial Jupiter.

But, if Jupiter is afflicted or week in one’s chart, or owns unfavorable houses and occupies evil signs and stars, the native will be an extremist, liberal, lavish, careless, and extravagant.

Influence of Planet Jupiter in one’s life after conjoined with other planets

Jupiter and Sun, in a good aspect, offer the native to recover soon from any critical disease. The native will earn a fine friendship list from his genuine and soft behavior, and he will be a broad-minded person.

Moon and Jupiter, in a good aspect, make the native noble and optimistic, and help him to owe general success in life.

Mercury, forming favorable aspect with Jupiter in one’s chart offers him a strong – heart. Even, at desperate serious condition, the person will not loose his heart and continue his faith because of favorable aspects between Mercury and Jupiter.

Although the planet Venus is considered to be the enemy of the planet Jupiter, a good affiliation of both of them in native’s chart indicates a grand success in life. He will endow abundant money, and enjoy all fruits of life, will get a good life partner. He will owe an admirable image in society.

But, if the Planet Jupiter and planet Venus have formed an evil aspect, the native will get troubles, and will see many delays in life, especially at the time for taking pensions.

Moreover, there are other planets that forms good and evil aspects with planet Jupiter and influence the native’s life.

Planets in Astrology

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