Learn More About Jolly Jupiter – ‘Lady Luck’ In Astrology…
The biggest planet in our Solar System, signalling growth and expansion!
Jupiter In Space…
Jupiter In Astrology – Your Lucky Star…
OK, Jupiter’s not a star – it is the biggest planet in our solar system!
Incredibly gaseous, it takes about twelve years to orbit the Sun. In the birth chart, it can point to where we might experience or find luck, be it work, relationships or at home. It can exaggerate, expand or enlarge characteristics or themes in the natal chart, creating an effect to other planets by aspect and angles.
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…
Why So Jolly?! It’s Cos’ He’s Lucky…
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!
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.
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 Scorpio.