Jupiter

 

jupiter.jpgThe physical Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet from our Solar system. It has two and a half times the mass of all the other planets of our Solar system combined.

It is the ruler of Sagittarius and Pisces

 

In the horoscope Jupiter symbolizes:

– the process of expansion by which we encounter new experiences, a new area of work, a new life experience etc.

– the process of understanding: also by having new experiences, by reading books, travelling, encounter new people etc., we seek to understand, to get wisdom.

– the process of understanding and learning symbolized by Jupiter is different from that signified by Mercury, where is a practical, logical, quick intelligence; the process symbolized by Jupiter is about understanding from a holistic view, to understand how all the system works, to see from a general perspective, to understand life etc. This process is appropriately described by what we call wisdom.  

– another process of Jupiter is about the integration in society, about having a social position and playing an important role in the society; it gives political skills, but also economical aptitudes;

– in natal chart the place of Jupiter symbolise the area where we try to understand, it is an area where we will become experienced and we may give opinions, advices and act like a teacher with students;

– the principles after a person guides her life;

 

Strengths for people with a dominant Jupiter in their horoscope

– people that like to learn, always expand their knowledge and seek new experiences;

– wisdom, in time people become real sages, teachers that like to learn, talk with others and share their knowledge;

– people that play an important role in society, politicians, business people;

– friendly, sociable people, popularity;

– people with moral principles, people which put ethics before materialism;

– optimism, courage, enthusiasm, hope, people that will always fight for their ideals, no matter what;

 

Weaknesses for people with a dominant Jupiter in their horoscope

– illusions, they may look for great ideals, targets, but miss the current situation, possibilities, which many times are limited;

– excess, waste, arrogance; 

 

Weaknesses for people with a weak Jupiter in their horoscope

– don’t have a general understanding of the situation, limited wisdom, may take narrow-minded positions;

– lack of generosity, altruism, benevolence;

 

More about Jupiter:

Jupiter in mundane astrology

 

Famous people with a dominant Jupiter in their horoscope

Woody Allen (December 1, 1935 – Sun with Jupiter in Sagittarius).

 

References 

Exploring Jupiter by Stephen Arroyo

Horoscope Symbols by Robert Hand

Jupiter – Saturn cycle


Jupiter – Saturn is a cycle of 20 years characterised by:

– the cycles show the economic, social and political developments in sequences of 20 years;

– important economic fluctuations, rise or fall of the market;

– conflicts may appear as two different processes must converge in order to generate evolution, especially social progress: expansionism, liberalisation, democratic values, freedom and, on the other side, oppression, rules, limits, performance, effort;

– the manifestation of ideas, potentialities in the material world;

– the Jupiter – Saturn conjunctions are called "Grand Conjunctions"; the conjunctions occur in the same element (fire, earth, air or water) for about 200 years, with 1 or 2 exceptions;

– a series in fire signs symbolise discoveries, exploration, independence, free spirit, adventure, power, display (1603 – 1782); a series in the earth element signify materialism, wealth, industrial development, agriculture, infrastructure, territorial disputes (1802 – 2000); a series in air (next will start in 2020) symbolise new concepts, ideas, intellectual development (1226 – 1405); a series in water corresponds with spiritual movements, art development (1425 – 1583).

 

Jupiter – Saturn current cycle

 

1.    2000 – 2020, 23 Taurus – first conjunction  on 28 May 2000

 

General delineation

The current Jupiter – Saturn cycle (chart of the cycle is the picture below) has the following characteristics:

– the current series of Jupiter – Saturn conjunctions in earth signs started in 1802; the current cycle (2000 – 2020) is the last from that earth series; a series in the earth signs like this one symbolise material growth, industrial development, material issues;

– the current cycle started with the dot – com bubble, recovered quickly, but at the opposition entered in a major depression;

 

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a)    First conjunction (2000 – 2001) – Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Taurus

– the Dot – com bubble when the NASDAQ stock crashed in March 10, 2000. After many traditional companies moved on the internet to rise their business and equity value without to consider the basic economic laws, the bubble collapsed during 2000 – 2001 and many companies failed; the economy recovered quickly and started to rise again;  

 

b)    First square (2005 – 2006) – Jupiter in Libra (Scorpio) square Saturn in Cancer (Leo)

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c)    Opposition (2010 – 2012) – Jupiter in Pisces (Aries) opposes Saturn in Virgo (Libra)

– economic crisis, great depression; started with a fall of property value and financial crisis;

 

d)    Second square (2014 – 2016) – Jupiter in Leo (Virgo) square Saturn in Scorpio (Sagittarius)

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Jupiter – Uranus cycle

 

Jupiter – Uranus is a cycle of 14 years characterised by:

– ideas, opportunities for human evolution, progress, social development, often in a rather unconventional way; innovation;

– it is about what people believe, about how they think the society should be, because Uranus brings new ideas, changes, a different perspective; people believe that a reform is needed;

– development of technology, transport, aviation, science in general; people may discover new laws of the Universe, or become aware that things are not in the way they thought (the heliocentric view, law of gravitation etc.);

– conjunctions are periods of initiatives for capitalism, liberalisation of markets, free market economy, colonials conquests while the oppositions are periods of economic saturation, patriotism, imperialism;

– people and organisations start to ask questions and propose solutions to improve the current situation;

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Exploring Jupiter

 

Exploring_Jupiter.JPGStephen Arroyo, born October 6, 1946, in Kansas City, Missouri, is an American astrologer who wrote several psychologically oriented astrology books like Astrology, Psychology and the Four Elements (1975), Chart Interpretation Handbook (1990), Astrology, Karma and Transformation (1992), Exploring Jupiter (1996). His astrological views are similar with those of Liz Greene, another representative for modern psychologically oriented astrology, and different in some essential points from what is accepted by traditional astrology, for example he uses non-Ptolemaic aspects (quincunx, semi-sextile etc.), dissociate aspects, which happen when planets are in an aspect but the signs they are placed within are not in the same aspectual relationship, for example, Mars 28 degrees Libra is considered to square Venus 2 degrees Aquarius even the signs are in trine, accepts mutual receptions between planets which are not in a Ptolemaic aspect, considers retrograde planets not to be debilitated, associates sign elements to houses (fire, earth, air, water houses), uses modern planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto like co-rulers for Aquarius, Pisces, and Scorpio. For his work he was honored in 1992 with the Regulus Award for Theory and Understanding and became one of the best-selling astrology authors.

 

Understanding Jupiter

In the first three chapters 1. A Framework for Understanding Jupiter, 2. Jupiter in the Birth Charts and 3. Exploring the Jupiterian Personality the author tries to define the characteristics of Jupiter by itself and in relation with other planets and signs. The books starts with the Hermetic theory of the unity between the man-microcosm and macrocosm where Jupiter represents the processes which help us understand our position:

 

"I cannot help but feel that Jupiter’s bigness and broad vision is inextricably linked to the perennial human search for a large truth and for an experience of oneness with the universe."

 

Jupiter is also defined in another manner by analyzing the differences between him and opposed planets and signs. The relation Jupiter/Mercury opposes the Mercurian logic, knowledge, concrete, present with the Jupiterian intuition, understanding, abstract, future. The relation Gemini/Sagittarius shows two different mental, intellectual attitudes with Gemini looking for concrete, rational knowledge, having an empirical view and Sagittarius looking for a spiritual, intuitive, holistic knowledge. The author also presents the relations Sagittarius/Virgo, Sagittarius/Pisces, Jupiter/Neptune, Jupiter/Saturn and Jupiter/Venus. Among other interesting ideas he mentions that the Mercurian signs, Virgo and Gemini, tends to demystify life while the Jupiterian signs, Sagittarius and Pisces, tends to mystify life. 

 

The best analyze between planets I think is the Jupiter/Saturn relation, where the two planets are counterbalancing each other. A strong Saturn will keep Jupiter not to become extreme, arrogant, over-confident, self-indulgent, risking too much, not to rely too much in luck, fate, fortune. Also a good balance between Saturn and Jupiter indicate a good business man. I think this is a good point and the balance between Saturn and Jupiter is an important aspect in the chart. I can say that especially when Jupiter is also in aspect with Mars the person needs a strong Saturn to control the tendency to "push his luck". 

 

In chapter 2 one can find some useful guidelines for interpreting Jupiter. It is something of this sort:

 

"A strong Jupiter usually manifests as a hopeful, buoyant, upbeat personality – often quite humorous. Jupiter’s sign often gives a clue to the type of humor. […] Jupiter’s position shows where probable success, prosperity, and rapid development are likely, for it is there that bountiful energy can be experienced and that one has enhanced abilities to express oneself and share with society at large." 

 

In chapter 3 you’ll find the astrological configurations which can make a person embarrassed to express her Jupiterian attitude: a prominence of Capricorn, Virgo or many planets in water signs. I think this is a very good observation which touches a rare subject in astrological literature.   

 

In every chapter of this book the reader will observe two fundamental characteristics: quotas from other astrologers and detailed practical examples. Stephen Arroyo uses ideas, opinions, quotes from many authors like Charles Carter, Jeff Mayo, Antony Aveni, Theodore Roszak, Isabelle Pagan, Page Smith, David Humblin, Dane Rudhyar, Tracy Marks, Grant Lewi, Donna Cunningham etc., so you can find other astrologer’s opinion about Jupiter too. The other feature, practical examples of the astrological principles, is made by presenting and analyzing charts of famous people. In this part one can find detailed analyzes (1-3 pages) for George Washington, Winston Churchill, Andrew Carnegie and Paul Mellon (Jupiterian philanthropists), Dale Carnegie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.