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Jupiter in astrology

Jupiter in astrology represents where we have an expansive view of life. Through this open perspective, we have wisdom, optimism, and sometimes good fortune. Through the house and sign placement of the chart, Jupiter shows us what area of life we experience this buoyant worldview, and how we go about accomplishing it.

What does Jupiter represent?

Jupiter falls within the set of planets called the outer planets. It moves slowly through the constellations. It focuses on the bigger view rather than our personal, everyday experiences.

Jupiter is the first of the outer planets. These are planets that have to do with our worldview. They have to do with our perspective on life and how we manifest our life. Jupiter is our expansive view of life. It shows what we see as possible.

There are a couple of things you will notice about Jupiter in the sky. One is that he's very bright. He's the second brightest planet behind Venus, yet he's very distant. Jupiter is about what we're magnetized to, what we value. Where Venus is more on the daily level with our values, Jupiter is more about our future ideals and what we value in the long term. With Jupiter, we have this top-down perspective. And with that top-down perspective comes optimism - we're able to see how everything fits together.

The other element that this overarching view gives us is wisdom. Jupiter is where we gain wisdom from that higher perspective.

Jupiter Characteristics

Traditionally, Jupiter rules Pisces. Pisces is about trust, it's about faith, and that's a big part of Jupiter. Because of that view, we have this sense of sitting back and allowing life to guide us. Jupiter plays a large role in where we have that willingness to go with the flow. Through this comes optimism, which leads to luck. This is why Jupiter is often associated with good fortune.

To ground Jupiter, we need to bring in the elements of Saturn. Saturn is refining the inspirations and possibilities of Jupiter to make them a reality. Otherwise, a door might open, and a possibility might come, but we may not do anything about it. Saturn is about grounding opportunities and making them into something real. So it's important to bring in both.

Birth Chart Example

Let's say that Jupiter is in the seventh house. The seventh house is about relationships and one-on-one connections. This is someone who has that overarching view of relationships. And so from that optimism, they likely interact buoyantly with others. They have a lot of wisdom to share in a one-on-one setting. It is also where they could have some good luck and fortune because of their open-mindedness.

The sign placement is more collective. Everyone born in the same year will have the same Jupiter sign placement. Let's say an individual has Jupiter in Virgo. These individuals have a worldview of analyzing things, taking care of details, and improving. That life requires this analytical and improvement-oriented approach.

Summary

Jupiter shows us how and where we are open-minded, see opportunities, and gain wisdom. It shows our ideals, what we aspire towards, and as a result, have some luck. Grounding this with Saturn's approach to working hard and discipline can turn those potentials into reality.

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