Jupiter in Astrology: attain, develop, and progress

What does the planet Jupiter mean in astrology?

Jupiter, or Jupi which is my nickname for the planet, represents : Expansiveness, opportunities, education, new territories and wealth


Keyword- “I Expand- Unveiling”


Day of the Week: Thursday


Retrogrades for 4 months, take 12 years to move around the sun, spends about 1 year in each sign.

The key objective is to raise the consciousness of earthly pursuits, turning the curiosity seen with the planet mercury, Virgo and Gemini, into stable higher consciousness.

Jupiter in your birth chart indicates your open-mindedness and big-heartedness, the ways you have faith in your belief system yourself and the other people in your life.

Jupiter also shows how you seek knowledge, intelligence, higher learning and understanding.

Urging you to expand your awareness past the material and dense, past the things your family and nations what you to believe as truth, to seek higher or universal understanding and facts.

Jupiter find its joy in Sagittarius Pisces and Neptune.

Jupiter is Exalted in Cancer, Jupiter is in determent – exile in Gemini and Virgo, falls, in  Capricorn, but with all obstacles in life and astrology, where there is a will, there is always a way.

when Jupiter is in Aries it is at its closest to the earth, when it is libra it is at its furthest from the earth.

Knowledge is power; the only way to limit the restrictions in your natal chart is to learn to heal, understand and manage them.

Jupiter under the spotlight

What are the benefits of Jupiter?

Rules The 9th house- Sagittarius co-rules, 12th house (Pisces)  and rules the 11th (  house ,Uranus- Aquarius  esoterically.

Seen as the great Benefic – giver in astrology- light bringer- giver of joy. The greater fortune- COUNTERACTING THE NEGTIVE EFFECTS OF HARD ASPECTS, SQAURES, OPPOSITIONS AND QUINCUNXES, AND ALL OTHER “DETRIMENTAL PALCEMENTS”

The natal placement of Jupiter shows where you will gain your luck and how you like to spend your leisure time.

  • Achievements
  • Abstract thought
  • Judgement
  • excessiveness
  • Travelling- all forms, mental, physical, spiritual.
  • legacies
  • advance education- universities
  • optimism- over-optimism
  • Sports and passionate pursuits
  • Publication and legalisation
  • Morality
  • Mystical, spiritual, religious, unknown territories, subconscious.
  • Languages
  • Higher Communications- on and offline
  • can be good for business, diplomats, spiritual, philosophical or intellectual leaders.

Rules: Thighs, pituitary gland- which regulates hormone creation-healing and balance in the body.  Blood circulation and the Liver  (largest gland in human body). 

The liver is associated with regulating fat, purifying the blood, creating glycogen, destroying toxic bodily waste and bacterium- viruses.  

Medical disease associations: Diabetes and immune system malfunctions.

Colours: Light purple- blues, metal copper and rules Thursday in astrology.


Positives traits: good at sports, loyal, charitable, jovial, good-natured, sense of justice and compassion, benevolent, cheerful, depth of vision, well guided, sound logic or higher spiritual abilities, good at understanding or speaking languages.

Negatives traits:  extremist, wasteful, greedy, opulent, ,  gambler, lawlessness, superficial, erratic beliefs, no grounding, blindly optimistic, domineering and forcing beliefs and lifestyle choices on others.

The myth and Traits of Jupiter

In Greek Mythology, Jupiter is known as Zeus, who is the father of the attendant gods.


The most powerful and highest god, who was a prophet-sage, protect of the law, righteousness- doing good and justice.

Jupiter orbit is slightly eccentric; it typically takes 1 year to go through each zodiac sign but spends an unequal amount of time in some signs.

Jupiter is the largest planet in astrology, volume and mass is greater than all of the other planets, including the earth.

The outer layers of Jupiter are covered in gas; the planet shines brightly and has a potent magnetic field.

This explains the enchantment and mysterious pull many Sagittarius’s can have and their erratic need for freedom and expansion.


What are the characteristics of Jupiter in astrology?


As I mentioned earlier, Jupiter is also known as Zeus from Greek mythology- astrologer Alan Leo called Jupiter the “uplifter” in a nutshell.

Jupiter represents expansion, your capacity for enthusiasm, knowledge, opportunity, principle, fortune, inheritance ( early or ethereal), the higher mind, travel- physical but can be mental and spiritual awareness.

To positively use the power of Jupiter, you must take the opportunities it gives, first by preparing yourself for them, taking care of the basic needs of living.

Being determined to follow through and be well-organised- resourceful in how you use the vibration of Jupiter’s influence.

Squares, oppositions and quincunxes to Jupiter can represent overindulgence – overkill, which interferes with the discipline Saturn stands for.

And what is needed to achieve a balanced life is to temper/ find equilibrium in the expression of Jupiter’s energy; yes, higher aspirations are good.

 But you must take of the mundane reality of life also, like paying bills, securing shelter, paying attention to the care of your mind, body and soul (higher consciousness).

Gusto – mucho, jupi in astrology continued


The Key points for Jupiter are Expansiveness, gusto, chances, frivolousness, authenticity, religion, knowledge, wealth, magnetic inheritance.

The natural ruler of Sagittarius, in ancient times astrologers said Jupiter co, rules Pisces.

After all, Jupiter is the planet of higher learning, spiritual wisdom, mystical encounters, and long-distance travels to foreign and unknown pastures.

Encounters that are also associated with Pisces and the 12 house.

I believe all planets and zodiac signs are polar opposites of each other, I see astrology as a sort of symphony.

Each planetary energy works in accord and discord to produce the right tone and notes for each individual soul evolution.

What does Jupiter mean spiritually?

Jupiter represents how and in what ways someone will access higher learning, going beyond the superficial of the material and sometimes the spiritual-religious world.

Jupiter influences how a person learns and interacts with lofty awareness and knowledge.

The zodiac sign and house Jupiter is your birth chart, as well as the aspects it’s involved in shows how you will express your spiritual, educational, philosophical or religious ideas.

Jupiter in the chart shows the area in which you can easily shine, or if adversely placed the area in life, you will have to overcome obstacles to reach your highest potential.

Jupiter in any house shows how you share your material or mystical wealth; Jupiter in any house and aspect shows the areas in life you will think optimistically in and reap the rewards of your past deeds.

In a positive aspect such as   a conjunction, trine or sextile, Jupiter brings rewards, travels, advantages and plenty of opportunities for new experiences and advancement in life

In adverse aspects, oppositions, quincunx or square, individuals may struggle with reckless behaviour, overdoing it, forcing personal ideals on others.

Overindulgence, wasting opportunities or using higher knowledge to take advantage of others.


All about the energy



To counteract the adverse effects of Jupiter’s energies, you must discipline yourself, training yourself to be more moderate in your behaviours and thoughts.

Be less excessive and domineering with others, regardless of the aspect Jupiter governs Potentiality and opportunity in astrology.

The key to mastering your Jupiter energy and aspects, as well as any other astrological natal placement, is to prepare and commit to lifelong self-development.

 And becoming well-organised, teaching yourself step by step to heal, love, forgive, motivate, and understand yourself and all of your personality’s traits, so you can manage them.


Jupiter in aspect with Mars can bring rewards from your own personal willpower, enterprise and hard work.

You can become known for your passionate ambitions and flamboyant expression.

In aspect with Saturn, Jupiter can bring problems managing the finances you inherit, other people finances due to your wastefulness.

Or on the other hand, you can be proficient in handling your own and other peoples assets.

Jupiter in aspect with the other planets, continued

If Jupiter aspects, your sun or moon, you can have an excellent or poor fortune, dependent on the self-control of your destructive energies.


Mercury, natal aspects involving Jupiter, can give you sound or misguided judgment, insights, and perception.

Venus and Jupiter’s aspects give you grand rewards in your business and intimate relationship.

 Or in the negative aspect, you may have a world owes me everything attitude.

Becoming dependent on others and external forces for your own happiness, good luck and lovers, to fall out the sky, literally with no effort on your part.

Sometimes you get what you wish for, but as they say, be careful what you wish for.


Jupiter, in aspect with Neptune, can give you the capacity for great imagination but be careful not to become disillusioned; stay away from toxic substances.

You may be prone to mystical, spiritual or religious experiences, again make sure you stay grounded in reality.


Practice moderation doing all you can to remain in balance when you have Jupiter and Pluto aspects.

You will go through many changes to your behaviour, viewpoints and personal self-expression in your lifetime.

 You may come into public awareness for your philosophical and higher wisdom pursuits, natural pull towards the occult and delving into the human psyche and consciousness.

Uranus and Jupiter aspect brings electricity and innovation to the personalities; you must control your efforts to be an individual.

Yes, do not conform, but do not fall into the trap of imitation or being rebellious just for the sake of it, without any clear direction or guidance.

You must focus and eventually reach your goals; you may become involved in charitable work.

Be sure to keep our intentions pure and not fall into the trap of abusing your position or becoming deceitful.

what energy does Jupiter bring?

Development through the growth of the self and higher consciousness (soul) and understanding, going beyond physical experience, using external experiences as guiding points for evolution.  

Learning from the lower expressions of Capricorn- materialism, Taurus- overindulgence, Scorpio- revenge- pessimism.

Virgo-overly critical-avoidant, Saturn- resisting karma- learning lessons, Pluto- being too obsessive and destructive, Mars- too impulsive and Venus – being conceited- over sensual.

 Aries insensitive and short-tempered, Gemini- too flirty and inconsistent, Leo possessive and self-centred The Sun- too willful- pushy-judgmental, and Pisces- lazy and passive-aggressive.

 Neptune- addictive- lost in the astral realms, Cancer- lazy and gullible, the Moon- over emotional- too changeable, mercury- overly analytical forever collecting information and people.  

Libra – too superficial- lacking balance- indecisive, Sagittarius- recklessness- too much adventure, Jupiter- unreasonableness – too optimistic, yes, that’s a thing, Like yes, be hopeful and think big ideas.

 But, only practical action will help them materialise, Uranus- too erratic – lacking care, Aquarius – rebelling for rebelling sake and being too detached.

How can we make Jupiter happy?

Jupiter is a regulator planet in astrology; life can be hard yano, that’s how the cookie crumbles, but Jupiter influences people to go beyond their cultural norms.

Calling you to explore other cultures, philosophies, and beliefs systems to expand your perception – what you think you know about the world.

 Is there only material existence, if so? How do you know what because humans say so, well are you not a human too?

Do you not have the ability to explore what is in our world and cosmos by your own research and make your own mind up about what this world and the universe is about?

After all, Einstein teachers thought he was mentally retarded; people will always question your ability, but only you have the power to you that can unlock your innate skills.

We all learn in different ways, and Jupiter shows you how to raise your consciousness.

 Saturn’s influence in your chart and by transit will give you the perseverance, self-discipline, personal responsibility, resilience and boundaries needed to expand your world.

Jupiter shows you where to develop your personal skillset to make up for any inadequacies- gaps in learning shown in your natal chart or from your life experience.

Ultimately Jupiter wants us to look past the negatives of human experiences and use adversity to our advantage by choosing to do good, make the best of our circumstances.

Higher learning, seeking justice, higher principles via a spiritual practice, philosophy or religion, can help you find your happiness, giving you a feeling of personal fulfilment and for some worldly gains.

Depending on your karma and life cycle, every end has a start, and every dog has its day after all; for everything, there is a season, and happiness comes by choosing all you can to overcome life obstacles to gain it.

What is Jupiter symbolic of?

Good organisation, miracles- unexpected luck, people and events,  development, abundance, healing, gives a love of family or who you see as family, inspires self-esteem and respect.

Yet be aware, the negative overuse of Jupiter energy can bring vanity, too much pleasure and leisure, be condescending- arrogant- self-promotion.


Jupiter in your chart shows the places you will look for opportunity, how you will take advantage of or not use the chances given to you, and your natural ability to use the options Jupiter gives you.

Which planet is responsible for luck?

Jupiter is called the planet of luck in astrology, but it is not always; although it can be given to you on a plate, the fate Jupiter brings in the ability to make the best of your life experiences.

So Jupiter’s luck depends on what you do with the chances for expansion that comes your way.

Use it or lose it, baby; as they say, your whole personality-natal chart needs to be considered.

When deciding how lucky your Jupiter placement is, but to me, there is nothing as a bad natal chart; life throws you lemons; it’s what you do with them; after all, do you make lemonade or suck on them?

 All adverse placements in a chart determent falls, squares, oppositions, being born on the void of course moon or via combusta—the way of fire, can be managed with determination, focus and fortitude, life is what you make, full of clichés, aint I.

Jupiter is said to be at its luckiest in the 1st, 5th, and 9th house, Jupiter in the first gives you the chance to be optimistic and always look on the bright side of life. Jupiter Saturn in the fifth house can make your luck with children, love- romance- flings and taking a risk.

Jupiter in the 4th house can bring fortunate family relationships, help with home security, physical and inner home, and inheritance. The 8th house can help you build a legacy via your earth or spiritual lineage.

Jupiter  in the 9th house can assist with good outcomes in legal and official matters, lots of trips abroad, a natural flair, and luck in philosophical, religious and spiritual research, jobs, or

Jupiter in the 2nd house can help you dig deep to find your inner values and support the acquisition of money and possessions; Jupiter in 7th close partnerships, business or love helps.

 The 11th house can bring beneficial friendships, Jupiter in the 3rd helps relationships with neighbours, passing acquaintances and siblings.

The 6th and the 12th houses are not the best for Jupiter, but in the 6th, you can get help from your coworkers at work, or other people will come into your life to help you with your career or charitable (service) ambitions.

When in the 12th house, you can be protected from physical and astral enemies and receive good treatment in legal or hospital matters.

Karma drama of Jupiter 

The sign Jupiter is in your natal chart shows how you will receive, be deprived of – or face obstacles to obtaining, the spiritual and material gifts you have been given karmically or through current life actions.

 Jupiter shows the ways you are spiritually protected, because of the 12th house co rulership of Neptune and Pisces, your natal Jupiter position shows how you receive karmic rewards of your lifetime negative or positive deeds, Jupiter also indicates your lack of or natural empathy or bigheartedness.