Planet Jupiter in astrology or Brihaspati is regarded as the Guru of the celestial cabinet and is the most benefic planet in astrology. It is often said that any dosha in Kundli is alleviated very easily if the person has a strong Jupiter. This planet is the indicator of growth, progress, fortune, and happiness. Whenever Jupiter aspects someone’s an astrological chart, they are very likely to see an improvement in their current status. They might be bestowed with good luck or some fortune and find happiness more often. If someone was having a tough situation in life, Jupiter makes things easy for the person, and many of their problems are resolved. 

Jupiter implies growth and expansion, so Jupiter is also the planet that is responsible for weight gain. It tends to make a person bulky. It is also the natural indicator of children and also of husbands in a woman’s life. 

Jupiter is the signifier of the pursuit of knowledge and the ones who seek it. It is thus associated with the ‘Guru’ in all our lives- teacher, mentor, and religious leader. Jupiter takes one on the path to enlightenment – from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge. It is full of serene wisdom.

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As a planet that is the prime driver of our happiness and prosperity, the planet of fortune, and the planet that alleviates difficulties, it is important to understand Jupiter in astrology to get the beneficial effects of Jupiter. 

VEDIC STORY OF PLANET JUPITER 

Jupiter, or Brihaspati, or Dev Guru, or simply Guru is of prime significance in Vedic astrology, as well as in Vedic stories. He is considered extremely auspicious and benefic and has a lot of wisdom. He is also the highest of the benefic planets in astrology. 

Brihaspati is born to Sage Angiras and his wife, who undertook severe penance for bearing a son who would be symbolic of wisdom. When happy with their penance, the Gods blessed them with Brihaspati, or the lord of lights.

Brihaspati is also the preceptor or the Guru of the devas- Brihaspati is the Dev Guru. He is also the chief priest of Indra and the performer of sacrificial rituals and yagnas for the Devas. He is foremost among all the Brahmanas. He is the repository of knowledge and is extremely versed in sacred texts, including the Vedas. He is also symbolic of religious piety. 

Brihaspati is wedded to Tara, who later elopes with Chandra Dev, and their union results in the birth of Budh or Mercury, who is cursed by Brihaspati to be neither male nor female. 

Brihaspati, being the Dev Guru, has an enmity towards Shukracharya, the Asura Guru. This enmity is also partly due to the possession of the knowledge of MritSanjeevani by Asura Guru Shukrarchya. Brihaspati is said to have sent his son Kacha to Shukracharya to acquire this rare and exclusive knowledge, and the son was partially successful in gaining this knowledge. 

PLANET JUPITER IN ASTROLOGY 

Jupiter is the 5th planet from the Sun and also the largest in the solar system. Jupiter is thus the most benefic of all planets in astrology. Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius and Pisces. The MoolTrikon of Jupiter is in Sagittarius from 0 to 10 degrees. Jupiter in astrology is the ruler or karaka of the 5th house, 9th house, and the 12th house of the astrology chart. 

Jupiter is exalted in Cancer, while it is debilitated in the sign of Capricorn. Jupiter finds directional strength in the 1st house- whichever be the Rashi, Jupiter will give good results in the 1st house. 

Jupiter transit in any Rashi or house is for a period of about 12 to 13 months. The Mahadasha period of Jupiter is for 16 years. 

The friendly planets of Jupiter are Sun, Moon, and Mars. It is neutral to Saturn, while Jupiter has enmity with Mercury and Venus. 

The day of Jupiter is Thursday and its direction is the North East. Jupiter is associated with yellow color and wearing the same color is recommended if one has a weak Jupiter in their astrology chart. The metal of Jupiter is gold, and the color of Jupiter is Yellow. 

Planet Jupiter in astrology signifies the male gender and is of the Brahman Varna. It has sattvikguna. Its nature is Kapha, or watery.

Planet Jupiter in astrology stands for general fortune and luck. Under the influence of Jupiter, people gain spiritually and also get material wealth. It also indicates happiness. Jupiter is also believed to be the epitome of spirituality and meditation. 

In relation, Jupiter is the signifier of children, and in a woman’s birth chart, it is also the karaka of the husband. A well-placed Jupiter implies having children at the right age, where the children are healthy and also give you much happiness. Unlike Mars, which is merely the romantic interest of a woman, Jupiter shows the husband and happiness related to him. A good husband and marriage at the right age, along with a blissful marital life, are all indicated by Jupiter for a woman. 

Jupiter is also the person whom we turn to, for any kind of guidance in life. They are knowledgeable people with more experience in life. They are often the older generation in the household who know more about the world than us. 

In professions, Jupiter is the professor, the teacher, the mentor, the philosopher, the religious leader or theologian, and the manager. Jupiter is the most learned and is thus associated with education. He is the wisest of all beings, with unmatched knowledge of the scriptures. Thus, any religious leader or religious scholar is the representative of Jupiter. 

In places, Jupiter implies the places of learning. Thus, schools, colleges, universities, coaching centers, and any other place where people learn and acquire knowledge are associated with Jupiter. It is also the place of worship at home, and any other religious gathering, since Jupiter is the signifier of religion and theology. For a woman, it is also an indicator of the wedding place or Mandap.

In medical astrology, Jupiter represents the liver, gall bladder, large intestines, kidney, body fat, thigh, knees, tongue, and brain. It also indicates the circulation of blood inside the heart. As such, any afflictions to Jupiter or an adversely placed Jupiter might result in diseases of the same. A person might have an unhealthy liver or jaundice in the more severe cases, might be very fat or extremely prone to weight gains, and may face heart blockages owing to fatty deposits on the heart, inflammation of tissues, enlargement of organs, and other such associated medical conditions.

Planet Jupiter in astrology also indicates weight gain, and as such, when a person is aspected by Jupiter, they tend to put on weight owing to several reasons. It might be because of ill health, or even generally. When under such an influence, it is always recommended that one exercise daily and be careful of their diet. 

MENTAL ATTRIBUTES OF JUPITER

Jupiter being the Guru is representative of the superior morality and values in our lives. It also indicates growth and expansion- physical, mental, intellectual, and spiritual. 

When Planet Jupiter is Well Placed in Birth Chart

If someone has a well-placed planet Jupiter, the person gives importance to morality. They think about the moral side of any action. Before doing something, they take into consideration if it is fair and just, for the self as well as for the others. They do not do anything that would amount to being morally wrong. 

A well-placed Jupiter in astrology makes one very optimistic. They tend to look at the bright side of any situation. Whenever they face some difficulty, they take it as an opportunity rather than an obstruction. With their positive attitude, they can overcome even the most difficult of situations, and resultantly remain very happy. 

A well-placed Jupiter makes people scholarly. They take a keen interest in reading and learning and are well versed in classical literature, classical music, and classical arts. They are also interested in reading about religion and philosophy. 

religious bent of mind is also something bestowed by the god Jupiter. Such people take a keen interest in religious and spiritual matters and spend a considerable amount of time reading the scriptures. The interest in religious matters is not a blind adherence, but they like to gain knowledge in religious and spiritual matters. They are also well versed in traditional learnings. 

A well-placed planet Jupiter in astrology also makes people generous. They engage in acts of charity and are good donors, as they believe in the welfare of all. They strive to make others happy and have faith in the philosophy that you get more when you give more. 

When Planet Jupiter is Adversely Placed in Birth Chart

People who have an adversely placed Jupiter often tend to ignore the moral aspects of the acts they commit. They look only at their well-being and prosperity and do anything that will benefit them. This might even be at the cost of others. They do not shy away from sacrificing what is right, fair, and just.

A pessimistic attitude is also derived from an adversely placed Jupiter in astrology. Even when they are faced with a great opportunity, they are always worried about the negative consequences and are always too scared to take any big step.

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Depression is a common feature among people who have an adversely placed Jupiter. As such, people tend to be pessimistic, they remain unhappy with their lives and how things turn out to be. 

An ill-placed planet Jupiter in astrology chart often makes a person fanatic. It can also be in the form of religious fanaticism when they fail to understand the basic tenets of the religion and adhere blindly to anything that they get to know, even if it is half the truth.

Jupiter that is adversely placed can also make one extremely indulgent. Such people spend too much time and money on unnecessary things and also end up spending more on luxuries of life that are not even needed. 

An adversely placed Jupiter makes people very prejudiced. They base their judgments of others on vague grounds, and mostly form opinions without understanding the situation or people objectively. They are thus judgmental and prejudiced in their approach to the world, and mostly harbor negative or pessimistic thoughts about others. 

A negatively placed planet Jupiter in astrology makes for an egoistic person. Such people are extremely filled with the sense of the self. They only think about themselves and believe in their supremacy. They look down upon others and think that others are not worthy enough. They are boastful of their achievements and accomplishments and dismissive of others. 

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