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Why So Jolly?! It’s Cos’ He’s Lucky…


Jupiter in astrology is associated with luck, prosperity and good fortune.

It’s the planet of expansion, getting bigger and enlarges what it touches. Jupiter on the Midheaven? You could have a mighty big reputation (or huge social media following!) Jupiter in the first house? Larger than life – or so it may seem… Born when Jupiter met the sun? Like singer Adele your message could be stratospheric! Hello!

Jupiter In Our Birth Chart

We can certainly call Jupiter’s placement in our natal chart ‘jolly’ as we’ll be smiling from ear to ear about its planetary placement. In our own birth chart, Jupiter shows us where we gain opportunities (or are gifted with good luck), usually from other people.

It’s an area of our lives we can access easily, where if we give we’ll be rewarded generously – for example offering our talents and natural abilities up for the greater good…

It’s thought that wherever Jupiter appears in your chart you’ll experience strokes of luck – so if it’s in the 6th house you might experience unexpected graces at work, in the 2nd or 8th you could have material good fortune, the 11th thought friends and networks.

As well as working our Jupiter to exert some luck in our lives it’s also an area we should exude confidence (although not arrogance), which will increase our fortune.

If we tune into Jupiter’s energy and acknowledge its positive influence we’ll recognising when luck is bestowed on us – from an external place.

Consciously address Jupiterian energy and you’ll benefit even more!

Don’t simply expect it, feel entitled that it should be there, but be grateful when it is. Avoid expectations, recognise patterns and say “thank you” to the universe.

However, Jupiter is more than simply ‘luck’, he supplies the enthusiasm broadminded thinking we need for seeking – getting us from one place to another…

Jupiter Rules Sagittarius

Jupiter rules the zodiac sign Sagittarius.

Planet and sign are intrinsically linked and share common values. Both Jupiter and Sagittarius have a spirit promoting philosophy, higher education, personal beliefs, truths and the higher mind. They’re also associated with humanitarian and protecting roles, religion and the law.

Jupiter governs long distance and foreign travel, as well as the urge for freedom and exploration, likewise Sagittarius is the adventurer of the zodiac with the same principles.


Moons Of Jupiter…

Jupiter has its own satellites rolling round, they’re called ‘Europa’, ‘Io’, ‘Callisto’ and ‘Ganymede’…

The Great Gambler…

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Jupiter is known as the planet of risk and gambling, which can be traced back to the history of divination and looking towards Jupiter as a god (he’s tied up with the myth of Zeus, king of all the gods).

In Mesopotamia they would look to the skies for their prayers to be answered, and Jupiter reflects taking that chance.

Growth And Expansion: Jupiter represents ‘getting bigger’, moving outwards and expansiveness. This includes women in pregnancy and their growing bumps!

Jupiter Retrograde

This is a planetary illusion that happens annually.

When Jupiter goes retrograde growth and expansion in a particular area of life could come to a halt.

It’s a good time to review your vision, ideals and belief systems; a good time to contemplate how you’re growing and expanding in the world.

This could be pertinent in a particular area – in your relationships, personal development, career or peer groups and social activities.

Look to the sign that Jupiter retrogrades in, and how that sign is present in your chart – for example if Jupiter is retrograde in Virgo (as it is this year) those people that are Virgo rising or Virgo sun signs could feel their personal journey is on pause!

Jupiter Retrograde 2016 Dates

  • 12th October (2015) – Jupiter enters the retrograde zone at 13 degrees Virgo.
  • 7th January – Retrograde at 23 degrees of Virgo.
  • 9th May – Jupiter Direct at 13 degrees of Virgo.
  • 7th August – moves out of the Retrograde zone, 23 degrees of Virgo.

When is Jupiter Retrograde?

  • 8th January to the 9th May 2016
  • 6th February to the 9th June 2017
  • 9th March to the 10th July 2018
  • 10th April to the 11th August 2019
  • 14th May to the 13th September 2020
  • 20th June to the 18th October 2021
  • 28th July to the 23rd November 2022
  • 4th September to the 31st December 2023
  • 9th October 2024 to the 4th February 2025.

What does Jupiter Retrograde mean for you?

Aries / Aries Rising – Work matters are boosted with the planet of expansion in the area of your chart governing the day to day, perhaps you’d like to make changes? If so luck may come later in the year but sow the seeds of intention now, by the time Jupiter revisits you’ll be in a better place to begin.

Taurus / Taurus Rising – Jupiter is boosting your romance and creativity! When Venus ran retrograde in Leo last year she toyed with people’s hearts causing break-ups but this has a different flavour, Jupiter is more likely to boost your sex drive and bring about creative projects to launch and re-launch!

Gemini / Gemini Rising – Home is undergoing a boost, with moves, expanding, new arrivals or renovation on the cards, which (you guessed it!) could experience some sort of back and forth with Jupiter Retrograde. Perhaps you’ll move twice or later in the year might rearrange…

Cancer / Cancer Rising – Last year was excellent for materialising your projects and this year is all about getting your message out, which means networking with the right people. Jupiter’s spell in your house of short journeys and communication gives you ample time to reach out to the people that count.

Leo / Leo Rising – Jupiter is riding through your second house of values and the material, which may signal a hold up of that cheque in the mail! It could be that you’re having a lucky streak with your earned income, people might take a time to deliver and pay up on their promises!

Virgo / Virgo Rising – Plans may take a little longer to materialise than expected, however the journey will be fun in the meantime! With Jupiter in your sign you’re delivered a boost of luck over the first half of this year before your personal projects gain momentum again in the second half of 2016.

Libra / Libra Rising – This zodiac sign is receiving a delicious boost of Jupitarian energy behind the scenes, which though could go unnoticed may actually glean wonderful results after August. If you’re working on a project or doing self-development these next few months could deliver wonderful leanings.

Scorpio / Scorpio Rising – Your peer group is blossoming

Sagittarius / Sagittarius Rising – Career and reputation

Capricorn / Capricorn Rising –  The sign of Capricorn is really on a journey big journey this year and the news from the universe is that

Aquarius / Aquarius Rising – Money matters are front, back and centre as Jupiter transits the power, money, death and purging 8th house… This may mean you pay off debt or at least get big on the idea of being debt free! Or it could mean a boost to introspective matters of the psychological kind…

Pisces / Pisces Rising –


Jupiter’s Journey – Where Is Jupiter Now?

Jupiter spends 361 days – almost a year – in each and every zodiac sign, and takes 11.9 years to fully orbit the Sun.

It’s currently transiting the zodiac sign Virgo, you can read more about Jupiter in Leo 2015 and its transits (including Jupiter Retrograde periods,) here.



guideWhat do the other planets in our Solar System mean to our Star Sign Style? Read A Guide To The Planets In Astrology, here.

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