Do You Feel Lucky? Jupiter Fast Facts

  • Jupiter is the planet of luck, but we have to be prepared for those moments when the doors of opportunity open.
  • The god Jupiter was often depicted in the center of the Zodiac in ancient Greece and Rome, as the wise sage that’s a guide to a universal order.
  • Jupiter rules all the areas in which an overarching meaning is sought; these include religion, publishing, philosophy and the legal profession.
  • Jupiter guides us to a mission greater than ourselves; its sign and house position are clues to following that path.
    • Jupiter shows our capacity to think big, while Saturn’s influence is to keep them within the bounds of reality.
    • Jupiter’s role is to expand, while Saturn’s role is to limit; the two are often discussed together, since both are important for sustained, focused growth.
    • When there’s too much Jupiter, the faith in the Self is overblown, and there’s a tendency toward grandiosity, indolence, and procrastination.
    • When Saturn is overplayed, the optimism of Jupiter can be crowded out, and the limits can become narrow confines.
    • Jupiter’s moniker in traditional astrology is as the “Greater Benefic,” being a planet that draws us toward growth and good fortune.
    • Jupiter rules Sagittarius (and Pisces), and the 9th house of higher learning, travel and the quest for meaning.
    • In medical astrology, Jupiter is associated with the liver, circulation of the blood, and problems from overindulging.
    • Jupiter is exalted in Cancer, which guides the search for a higher call toward the values of compassion and nurturing.
      • Jupiter is associated with divination and astrology; its signs have a way of reminding us that the universe drops us hints about what we’re meant to do
      • Jupiter’s themes keep coming back, and have a strong resonance, since these are messages meant to inspire.
      • When we heed Jupiter’s call, it buoys the spirit, and cultivates a sense of optimism.
      • Jupiter opens doors and brings allies, if we have eyes to see them.
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      Hall, Molly. "Do You Feel Lucky? Jupiter Fast Facts." ThoughtCo, Jul. 6, 2016, Hall, Molly. (2016, July 6). Do You Feel Lucky? Jupiter Fast Facts. Retrieved from Hall, Molly. "Do You Feel Lucky? Jupiter Fast Facts." ThoughtCo. (accessed November 23, 2017).