Astrological Properties

Jupiter Planet Name
Δία (Día) Greek Name
12 years Transit Duration
Sagittarius, Pisces Rules
Gemini, Virgo Detriment
Cancer Exaltation
Capricorn Fall

Jupiter in Astrology

Jupiter is the largest and most massive planet in the Solar system with a mass so big that it orbits outside of the Sun’s gravitational pull. Representative of being outside of the pull of the center of our solar system, Jupiter represents all opportunities that result from going beyond our horizon or perceived limitation.

Jupiter is referred to as the planet of good luck, greater benefic, or good fortune.It grants generosity, expansiveness, good fortune, openness, helpfulness, adventure, seeking of higher knowledge, love of nature, and optimism. Jupiter injects a person with optimism, happiness, enthusiasm, and energy. It indicates the measure of your self-confidence, growth, prosperity, and fulfillment. Your mentors, professors, life coaches, sages, dogmatic leaders, advocates, and foreigners in your life is represented by Jupiter as well as those connected to the law (judges, lawyers), and churches (priests, missionaries, and prophets).

In the body, Jupiter rules the liver, fat cells and muscle bulk (as well as weight, or weight gain in particular), the adrenals, thighs, hip joints, and sciatic nerve. In non-natal charts (horary, mundane, etc.), Jupiter represents all senior officials of state and church. Also: settlers, judges, law, marriage, protectors and generous friends. It radiates vitality and belief. The placement of Jupiter in the natal chart by sign, house, and aspect determines how the positive your attitude and outlook will be. At its best, Jupiter increases wealth, happiness, and bounty. At its worst, Jupiter brings irresponsible risks, weight gain, and over-indulgence.

Author: Cindy Mckean


Jupiter in Astronomy

About the planet Jupiter

Atmospheric Composition

89% Hydrogen
10% Helium
.3% Methane
.026% Ammonia
.0028% Hydrogen Deuteride

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