A planet of expansion

It is believed that all the events happening on earth are influenced by the celestial bodies. The planet Jupiter symbolises learned, intellectual and rich who do have a say in the society. Normally, learned men in contemporary world earned degrees from universities but not necessarily wealth. Since he has the wealth of knowledge, the learned man reaches very high positions in the society. Such people are represented by the planet Jupiter. Today, let us see ‘’Jupiter the planet of expansion or development in all its facets’’.

1. Facts about Jupiter

It is the largest body of the solar system approximately 778 million kms from the Sun and orbits it once in every 12.86 years. When compared to Earth, its magnetic field is 20,000 times more powerful. It has a large number of Moons say 15 with some of them visible from the earth.

2. Significance of Jupiter

Jupiter’s role is to expand in all walks of life like career, marriage, romance, communication, upskilling, etc. Usually, those who come under the influence of Jupiter stay away from material things and go in search of knowledge. Its colour is yellowish which is visible to the naked eye. Jupiter stands for good luck, opportunities, development, overview of things, external affairs of a person or country, adventure, studies and the power of positive thinking. If Jupiter is strong in the horoscope, native will be learned, courageous and will not consider the opinion of others. The native will have transformational ideas and would like to take a relook on the accepted practices of the society.

If Jupiter is malefic, then the native is given to false sense of pride. They will not do economically well and won’t have the ability to do a thorough job. Often not well educated and can turn nuisance to the various institutions of the society.

3. Jupiter placements

a) Does well in Aries, Leo, Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces

b) Shows little reduced beneficial results in Libra, Scorpio, Cancer and Aquarius.

c) They are inimical in Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn

4. Factors and influences

Jupiter stands for intellect, wealth, health, children and knowledge. Since it is a planet of expansion, self enterprises are also influenced by Jupiter. Mantreshwar has said that control over one’s senses will be absolute if Jupiter is strong and a functional benefic to the native. To do well in academics, Jupiter should be placed in the Lagna, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th houses.

5. How to enhance Jupiter power

* Work with a big picture

* Have association with foreign land

* Try to look at newer way of doing things

* Associate with middle aged persons 

* Be empathetic

* Don’t stress yourself, take breaks at frequent intervals

* Always try to make progress in whatever one is expected to do

6. Jupiter in various houses

1st house : The person is wealthy and lives like a King. His children will do well and have a long life.

2nd house : The person is wealthy and articulate. Has very firm views and can be generous

4th house : The native is happy and go lucky

5th house : The person has good children and is intelligent

7th house : The native will live better than his father, manages good relationship

9th house : Native endowed with power of good thinking and believes in self control and religious.

10th house : Native is endowed with riches. Thorough in his job, respected and skilled

11th house: The native is very lucky and gets material gains. He will have many ways to acquire wealth. Good and popular man

3,6,8 & 12th house : May not give good results. If the planet is in its own sign or exaltation in the above houses, then it will fulfil the responsibilities of those houses in a positive manner.

7. Transit effect 

Does well in 2nd, 5th, 8th, 9th and 11th. In all other houses, it may not do well. But if the planet Jupiter is strongly placed in the native chart, then the malefic effects may be minimal. Jupiter normally stays in a house for a year and it is important to pay attention to Jupiter transit. In fact, the year will be lucky if the Jupiter transit is favourable.

8. Retrograde 

Jupiter retrograde may not cause much damage but may slow activities a little bit. If well placed in transit, then it might do good also.

9. Maha dasa

Will give promotion in service or business, enjoys cordial relationship with other people, blessed family and children, acquisition of property both movable and immovable. To enjoy these benefits, Jupiter should be a functional benefic, well placed in the chart with requested number of Shadbala.

We have made an attempt to have a good look at the planet of expansion i.e. Jupiter in all its facets.


Annapoorne Sada Poorne, Shankara Pranavallabhe

Gyana Vairagya Sidyartham, Bhikshaam Dehi Cha Parvati

Mata Cha Parvati Devi, Pita Devo Maheswarah

Baandava Shiva Bhaktyascha, Svadeso Bhuvanatrayam


O Annapurna, Who art ever full, the beloved life-force of Lord Sankara, O’ Parvathi – grant me alms that I be firmly established in Knowledge and Renunciation. Mother is Shakti, father is Shiva, relatives are the devotees of Shiva and own country is all the three worlds