Jupiter is the “Guru of the Gods”. Jupiter is called “Guru” in Sanskrit. Guru means “teacher” because he is “heavy with knowledge”. Jupiter is also called Brihaspati (bree-haws-putt-tee). Brihaspati is the name of the Guru of all the demigods in the higher planets. He is the advisor, or teacher, of the demigods.
A good Jupiter in a chart which leans towards Jupiter in a positive way will grant good relations with Priests, Law, Higher Education, the Legal system, the Financiers of the world, and so on. Jupiter encourages righteousness when he is strong.
Jupiter is a large planet, and so rules largeness in things. Jupiter tends to expand things. Wherever he sits and wherever he aspects in a chart will tend to grow based on Jupiter’s influence. For example, if Jupiter affects the Lagna, which rules the body, then the body will tend to be large, or fatty. When a good Jupiter affects house ruling money, then the money will tend to grow. Jupiter in the second house or third, which rules speaking, will tend to make the person speak often, and with a tone of divine advice, one of Jupiter’s other natural tendencies.
Gurus and advisers are always well wishers, so Jupiter is very giving or kind, and is known as a great giver or granter of fortune. Jupiter is considered the most benefic planet, because of his nature of always wanting to give and grant benedictions. Because children are an expansion of life in many ways, as well as a gift from God, Jupiter rules children. Because Jupiter represents God through his many advices he has a tendency to be related to the ninth house, which represents God in our lives.
Jupiter represents knowledge, wisdom and the offspring of the individual. It is a planet of expansion, growth and good fortune. Jupiter is best placed in Karka (Cancer) where is called exalted. Opposite from there, in Makara (Capricorn) it is least auspicious and called debilitated. Jupiter is lord of the signs Dhanus (Sagittarius) and Meena (Pisces) and also of the house where these sign are located. Jupiter aspects 3 houses, the 5th, 7th and 9th houses from its own position.
Jupiter signifies: Spiritual teacher, guide, truth, religion, philosophy, spirituality, grace, law, the great benefic, fortune, wealth, expansion, higher education like colleges, optimism, generosity, joy, luck, self-indulgence, excessiveness, faith, children, money, husband in a female’s chart, long distance travel.
|Ruling Sign||Sagittarius, Pisces|
|Sign of Exaltation||Cancer|
|Sign of Debilitation||Capricorn|
|Houses of Aspect||1, 5, 7 and 9|
|Directional Strength (DikBala)||1st House|
|Directional Weakness (asleep)||7th House|
|Friends||Sun, Moon, Mars, Ketu|
|Enemies||Mercury, Venus, Rahu|
|Period in a Sign||~13 months|
|Medical Astrology||Liver, hips, overweight, edema, high cholesterol, growths such as tumors|
|Main Significations||Fortune, Law, God, Wealth, Status, Expansiveness|
|Gemstone||Yellow Sapphire, Yellow Topaz, Citrine|