Jupiter, the very mention of the word makes our imagination rum high with optimism and hope.The vedic texts referred to Jupiter as the Guru- The Enlightened one who is supposed to be the Teacher of the Gods, one who can dispel darkness through the light of wisdom! Jupiter is perhaps the only planet which offers no harm, even if it is incapacitated to do good based on the chart conditions. But more pronounced and deeper are the effects of Jupiter through transits especially when it aspects or is joined by other fast moving planets as they race through the solar system! So let’s move ahead and decipher a bit about this heavenly guardian that we all have around us!
Jupiter, is the benefactor of wisdom and is aligned to expansion and growth. But this works only when that expansion is directed and anchored through the interplay of other planets which can help this expansion of wisdom some form and directed application! People often make the fallacy of linking Jupiter’s benefic presence in a chart to gaining wealth, prosperity and so on and so forth, but the real secret and essence lies in the fact that a well manifested Jupiter propels one strongly on the path of righteousness and Dharma- the path of what is Just and what is Right! Surely enough Jupiter does help to grow and compound material wealth also (especially when it is being impacted by or it impacts other planets and there are powerful yoga’s that create space for this to manifest, but with time as Jupiter matures individuals begin to realize that all that clutter and accumulation fades away and what remains is the fine sheath of wisdom that enables one’s soul to transcend and move into the next realm only if that has been nourished by experiences and karmic events that a beneficial Jupiter can bring along with it!
Jupiter spends around 13 months on an average in every sign and thereby the efficacy of it’s results manifests based on house occupation, transit houses, dasha and anatardasha considerations etc.One thing that I have observed is that when Jupiter moves fast (atichari gati) in any sign, it creates turbulence and decisions taken then may not always be the ones’ that you would end up being happy with! Jupiter associated with Moon creates the much spoken about GajaKesari yoga which basically promises an individual with a nourished life, and a will power to overcome adversities and keep moving ahead no matter what the situations and surviving if not thriving to ensure that the soul’s evolution is managed and kept on track!
When Jupiter is associated with Mars, magic happens, this can be either empowering Mars or ends up robbing Mars of all its potential to provide its energies and this depend on the sign and association type- certainly being friends it does no harm, but the ability to do any benefit is curtailed which one would normally not expect! When charts have well evolved Venus and Jupiter an individual either can harness the best of both worlds or struggle between the two depending on how well the Moon is evolved and what aspects it revives and provides to these two planets!
Jupiter’s gift, when it is well manifested, is the ability to pursue wisdom and put it to test before it is accepted. Jupiter is more about creating a sense of nourishment to the soul by accessing and providing the paths that it seeks to keep moving ahead to reach it’s final destination. Jupiter is the code to connect with spiritual high grounds, masters, teachers and learned people who ca create value, direct and navigate an individual to ensure their journey stays to realize the high ground that the soul seeks! Jupiter also signifies adherence to established norms and rituals, which however can be altered based on the impact that the other planets have on it and the way they associate with each other! I wondered why does this refer to the Father in terms of relationship signification- well, the answer, as someone said it- One father is worth a hundred teachers! That is the grandeur and magnificence of Jupiter- to those who seek wisdom and nourishment of the soul a benefic Jupiter can work magic and keep them at bliss irrespective of the unfolding chaos around them! If you seem to know people who are yet unnerved and calm even as the pandemic is all over the discussion board, you can be sure they have a well manifested Jupiter, which is telling them that “This too will pass”!
Another unique thing about Jupiter is that even when it doesn’t have enough strength or manifestation, it will rarely do harm, rather it is more harmful through its transits at the 4, 8, 12 positions from the natal moon and whatever place that is it will impact the number signification of the place! Jupiter when impacted by Rahu creates a hue of challenges right from dealing with the smokescreen that Rahu can create to make one start challenging established processes to coming up with radical thoughts and moves and moving towards impulse and irrationality rather then logic all of these or any of these could be the elements of manifestation when Rahu seems to play havoc with Jupiter! In case Moon is also in the party and if is not strong then things can quickly escalate from trivial to large misunderstanding that can create lifelong scars!
Jupiter’s natural energy is to sustain and nourish and as long as individuals move in that plane, things will always fall in place once you allow your Jupiter to connect with a higher purpose of your soul even as it manifests worldly pleasures riches and gains as you may want to see and define them, the trick is not to get blinded by them or get entrapped and consumed by them, rather by being humble and in-gratitude to hold the moment cherish it and walk ahead and further into the journey of your soul so that it is kept energized and moves in the direction that it must!
Jupiter protects and is the vital source to ensure that your life, breath is held until the soul needs your bodily form, when Jupiter begins to give away on your bodily form, that’s a signal that there is some major challenge on the way! Since Jupiter believes in expanding, one must be careful in what is that you want to choose and allow to expand- there has to be an effective calibration of all that you wish to expand- to what extent, when, why and what degree because even wisdom without purpose is as bad as ignorance!
Given the limitations of a blog, i will not go further into Jupiter now, but would want you to spend sometime reflecting on how you feel your Jupiter is working for you and listen to the whispers of the soul that it sends to you to keep you on course in this eternal journey of your life!
Ciao for now, I will leave you for now, and will be back with another piece soon!