Jupiter is called “The Greater Benefic” and rules abundance and brings opportunity for growth in the house or planet it touches. He loves to make things bigger and believes more is better. He is also the planet of excess and loves to eat, drink and spend money. I call him the big, fat, happy archetype.
He can bring in benefactors of a Jupiter nature. Jupiter types are lawyers, professors, professionals people, foreigners, preachers and those with Jupiter and Sagittarius dominant in their birth charts.
One of the stories I use for Jupiter besides the myth of Jupiter and Zeus is Icarus. He was bored on Earth and considered it a prison. His father made him wings attached to his body with wax in order to escape Earth and warned him not to fly too close to the Sun. Icarus, being a Jupiter archetype, took off with enthusiasm and flew straight up to the Sun. His wings melted and he fell to Earth. Those of you with a lot of Jupiter and Sagittarius in your birth charts can crash and burn when Jupiter hits your planets.
Jupiter in Leo will enlarge the Leo areas for all of us. Leo is the sign of pride and ego. While it is in Leo it will enhance our search for romance, affection and recognition. We may act in a dramatic manner Our ambition, independence and leadership qualities may increase.
Every sign has a shadow, so Jupiter can also expand the dark side of Leo. The shadow side here is hubris--in modern lingo narcissism. But as Albert J. Bernstein. a clinical psychologists and writer said, “There may be narcissism without greatness, but there is no greatness without narcissism.”
So both narcissism and greatness will be in evidence this year in our lives and on the world stage.
Read below to see how Jupiter in Leo in the coming year will affect the house and planet(s) in your birth chart. If you need a copy of your birth chart, go to astro.com.
Jupiter in the Houses:
If you have Leo rising, you will have Jupiter in the 1st house this year. This is the beginning of a 12 year cycle of growth for you. Look for expansion in your appearance, (gain weight perhaps?), optimism in your outlook in life – a time for learning and new experiences. People of a Jupiter flavor will be drawn to you. Money and resources will come to you. You will want to find the meaning of life. You will have an increase in self-confidence.
If you have Cancer rising, Jupiter will be in your 2nd house and will bring an increase of money, possessions, values and earning ability. Jupiter can increase your self worth. It can bring a raise in salary or financial opportunities through investments.
If you have Gemini rising, Jupiter will be in your 3rd house and bring contact with siblings and neighbors. Emails, letters and facebook friends will be filling up your inbox. A lot of short trips. Too many books and magazines to read. A good time to write or teach.
If you have Taurus rising, Jupiter will be in your 4th house and bring expansion in the home. Dealing with the elderly or the parents. Maybe a lot of visitors, relatives moving in, buying a large house, or property deals. A note of caution, if looking to buy a house this year, make sure it is not too big and expensive.
If you have Aries rising, Jupiter will be in your 5th house and here it brings in creativity, romance, benefits from children, love affairs, amusement, entertainment, and the stage. You may find yourself going to a lot of live theater productions.
If you have Pisces rising, Jupiter will be in the 6th house, bringing in a opportunity to work on your health, diet and exercise routines. Good experiences with co-workers and employees. You may adopt pets--more than you need.
If you have Aquarius rising, Jupiter will be in the 7th house bringing in advancement for your partner, networking opportunities, committed relationships, art, beauty and love. An opportunity for marriage.
If you have Capricorn rising, Jupiter will be in the 8th house and may bring an inheritance or lawsuit settlement to your advantage. Money comes in from other people.
If you have Sagittarius rising, Jupiter will be in the 9th house. A very happy placement for Jupiter since he rules the 9th house. Positive results from long trips to foreign countries, higher education, teaching, publications, and advertising.
If you have Scorpio rising, Jupiter will be in the 10th house. A good year for a promotion or a new job with more money. The career takes a leap upward. You could receive honors or a new benevolent boss.
If you have Libra rising, Jupiter will be in the 11th house. There will be an increase in friends and associates, you may decide to join a group and form alliances with others.
If you have Virgo rising, Jupiter will be in the 12 house. This could increase your interest in mysticism, music, dance and dreams. You may decide to do charity work or to work in hospitals or prisons.
Jupiter Aspecting Planets in Your Birth Chart.
If you have planets in Taurus or Scorpio, Jupiter will square those planets bringing inner tension around the descriptions below. If you have planets in Aquarius, Jupiter will oppose those planets and the events and experiences listed below will come from other people. If you have planets in Leo, Jupiter will conjunct your planets and the energy from Jupiter will be “in your face” obvious.
Jupiter goes retrograde before it leaves Leo next year. So Jupiter could go back and forth on one of these planets which means there is a major lesson to learn around Jupiter aspecting those specific natal planets.
Sun – This world increase your leadership skills. You could gain recognition. Maybe take too many risks. A glutton for experiences.
Moon – You could overreact emotionally to situations. There could be a urge for emotional security and closeness. A glutton for nuturance. Become self indulgent – overeat and over drink.
Mercury – This expands your knowledge, your thinking and reasoning ability.You become more optimistic, maybe arrogant about your opinions.
Venus – This can bring in the love of your life. Or you could overdo the socializing. Great if you are an artist, it enhances your visual and musical abilities. You could spend too much money.
Mars – You could get overly aggressive and angry. But if the Mars is weak in your birth chart, this could give you confidence and courage.
Jupiter – This is the time to find the meaning of life and expand your life in the areas of belief and faith. Very expansive period.
Saturn – Jupiter could enhance your material responsibilities. It could help you let go of fears that have been blocking you for a long time.
Uranus – A sudden lucky break. You feel inventive, rebellious. Others think you are acting erratic and eccentric. This aspect helps you decide how to find more freedom in your life.
Neptune – Jupiter and Neptune are both “get outta town” planets. You may feel a need to escape, run to the beach, or go on a retreat.
Pluto – Jupiter on this planet could bring a regeneration of old ideas and attitudes. It can also bring on past obsessions and compulsion.
I leave you with words of wisdom regarding Jupiter transits from the astrologer Robert Hand. “The chances are that everything will work out very well, but you should always make sure that you aren't overdoing or going too far. Also it is important to avoid taking more than your share......Do not overdo. One problem with Jupiter is that you should be careful about what you want, because you are likely to get it.”
Enjoy the Summer,