Jupiter: Astrology's "Lucky Star"

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Jupiter is the light when all others go out. Your Jupiter shows the way to prosperity, expansion and all things epic. If Jupiter rules your chart (as Ascendant) or your Sun, you were born under the Lucky Star. Jupiter's sign is Sagittarius, the sign of optimism, faith, and growing through risks others wouldn't dare take. 

Jupiter's transit to a planet shows the forces of growth in play. The House shows the life sphere where it's likely to play out.


Your Jupiter sign responds to synchronicity and that sense of being on the right path. If you show your Jupiter some love, you're more apt to see a return, maybe an epic one.  

Jupiter does everything on a grand scale, and words like epic, massive, awesome and big go with this planet. Of course, sometimes that goes the other way, where Jupiter's influence goes too far, with overeating, overindulging and taking on too much.

Some shadow traits of Jupiter come with too much of a good thing. That would be laziness, letting your energies be scattered, overconfidence and grandstanding.  

The Great Benefic

That's the medieval name for Jupiter, along with the  "Greater Fortune," Jupiter guides you to high ideals, a sense of purpose and what will bring you happiness. Jupiter determines whether your life journey will be smooth or rocky, whether you'll be stingy or generous, and your overall level of optimism.

Finding Your Jupiter Sign

Look for the symbol for Jupiter on your birth chart. Jupiter falls in one of the twelve signs of the Zodiac, from Aries to Pisces. Jupiter stays in a sign for one year, and you'll enjoy a Jupiter return every 12 years.  

Does Jupiter Really Bring Good Luck?

When transiting Jupiter makes a favorable aspect to your Jupiter or another planet in the chart, this paves the way for good fortune.

 And it's magnified if you've been preparing for your luck, with effort and using your natural talents.  

For example, if transiting Jupiter conjuncts (aligns with) your natal Jupiter, you might get a financial windfall, a new job, a promotion, etc.

However, like with any astrological lucky break, you may not be able to just kick back and wait for the shower of blessings. You've got to take advantage of the opportunities that come your way.

What Does Jupiter Reveal About My Destiny?

Jupiter's gift is to guide you to your highest fulfillment and happiness. As the planet of expansion, some of its pathways are through learning, travel, challenges and philosophy.

Jupiter in your chart drops clues about where and how to take leaps of faith. It shows the sphere of life (house) and the likely method (sign) by which you'll make those giant leaps.

Jupiter in the elements shows the medium you work best in -- Fire, Earth, Air or Water.  

The Noble, The Ideal

Jupiter is said to influence all the good and noble things of life, and lead each of us toward a higher purpose. With a favorable or prominent Jupiter, you could experience lucky serendipities at every turn.

If your Jupiter has lots of frictions (squares) with major planets, you might have to make your own luck much of the time.

However, even the square is often a favorable aspect to have working for you.  

Jupiter rules Sagittarius, the sign of truth-seeking, learning, travel, philosophy and physical movement. For the non-Sadges, Jupiter in the birth chart shines a light on an individual's spirit quest.

It points toward the arena where optimism and faith can be stirred up since it generates a sense of the hero's journey, life as a grand adventure.

There's a lot of talk in new age circles about "creating abundance" and being in the flow of prosperity. Jupiter in the birth chart points to where you'll find rewards through risk-taking and growth. And that can mean more money, but also a sense that your life is evolving toward something meaningful.

The planet Jupiter casts out more heat than it takes in from the Sun: this is symbolic of an inspired person with a self-generated internal heat source.

Jupiter's influence also helps you fan the flames of your passions, so you can fulfill your destiny. It encourages curiosity and openness that comes from the wisdom that engaging with life makes your world ever larger. In other words, Jupiter's resonance in the chart shows how you take in new ideas, cultures, people, and allow it to add color and dimension to your life.

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