Jupiter the mighty planet is called a giant of the solar system. It has a diameter of 88,000 miles. Jupiter takes a little less than twelve years to go once round the Sun. Mythologically, Jupiter is the preceptor of Gods. Old Greeks considered Jupiter as the father of Gods-Zeus. Egyptians call Mm Ammon. Jupiter is said to possess and offer ‘Sathwaguna’. Our fortunes are governed by Jupiter who is the chief governor for money. Jupiter is termed as ‘Greater Fortune’ and is said to be hot moist, sanguine, temperate, social, expansive, masculine and moderate. He governs the blood, liver, veins, arteries and thighs. He rules higher education and signifies judges, councillors, bankers, brokers, theologians, philanthropists, also science, law, reason and comparison. He rules financial dealings, speculation, shipping
business and foreign affairs. His day is Thursday, metal gold, colour yellow and gems yellow sapphire and Topaz. Typical Jupiterians are usually termed jovial owing to the fact that Jupiter gives such characteristics as socialiblity, hope, benevolence veneration, compassion, justice, honesty, spirituality, also well developed faculties of proportion, calculation and location. The Jupiterian is usually quick to hit the mark as his symbol is the Archer. In the business world, natives ruled by Jupiter become interested in large popular enterprises and deal
much in matters related to lawyers, judges, bankers, brokers and physicians. Science and medicine, insurance and commercial travelling often engage their attention, also affairs of philanthropic, charitable and religious or benevolent import. Jupiter is called the ‘Greater Fortune’ because, unless he is ill placed in the 10 horoscope, he bestows a considerable amount of what appears to be good luck
upon natives who are suited for positions of dignity, trust or power in business and social circles. Having a logical, broad mind, considerable self possession, self confidence and determination, they usually inspire confidence and attain responsible positions. Jupiter is fiery, noble, benevolent, fruitful, jovial, optimistic, positive, and dignified planet. He is the greatest benefic. However, much other planets may be ill posited and threaten difficulties to a person, if Jupiter is strong and well placed in a chart, he will enjoy the providential help at least at the last moment to tide over the difficulties and get rid of evil. Jupiter also indicates how far one will respect the elders, preceptors and religious scriptures. Jupiter makes one law abiding, true, honest, sincere and dutiful. If Jupiter is afflicted in the horoscope, the native will be an extremist and unconventional. He will be extravagant and lavish. The other evil effects would be over optimism, false hopes,
carelessness, debts, disputes, failure in speculation, gambling, worry through children, false prestige, loss of reputation, mis-judgment and miscalculation, etc.
Jupiterians are well built and may have a huge belly. They will have good growth in youth, have muscular body and become so stout as to command respect fromothers. Jupiter is also considered as significator for children (Santan Karaka). Jupiter owns Sagittarius and Pisces. He is exalted in Cancer, the highest exaltation point being 5 degrees of Cancer. He is debilitated in Capricorn, the lowest debilitation being 5 degrees of Capricorn. First 5 degrees portion of Sagittarius is his Multrikona and the rest is hi’-‘ Swakshetra-The whole of Pisces is also his
Swakshetra. The Sun, the Moon and Mars are friends of Jupiter. Mercury and Venus are his enemies Saturn is neutral to him.