Jupiter Characteristics/Traits

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Jupiter Characteristics/Traits

Jupiter is considered as a moist, warm and male planet in Vedic astrology. Looking at its characteristics/traits/significances; it represents guru, religion, religious growth, spiritualism, spiritual growth, faith, hope, optimism, benevolence, kindness, generosity, philosophy, creativity, intelligence, intuition, divine guidance, saints, healers, holy places, teachers, preachers, advisors, astrologers and a number of other people, things and places.

Jupiter rules Kapha (water) element in body though it may not have that much control over this element as Moon does. Jupiter also represents ether element which may help natives under its strong influence achieve spiritual growth. Natives who have weak/afflicted Jupiter in their horoscopes may suffer from health issues related to respiratory tract, thyroid functions, body fat and pancreas among other issues. Hence they may suffer from diabetes, asthma, respiratory infections/allergies, nasal congestion, thyroid related problems and they may become overweight or underweight.

Looking at problems related to other spheres; such natives may suffer from lack of faith, hope, optimism, spiritual growth, intelligence, creativity, intuition and a number of other issues. On the other hand, strong Jupiter may bless a native with good respiratory tract, better control over blood sugar levels and thyroid functions among other health benefits.

Natives under strong influence of benefic Jupiter may have large bodies and they may tend to gain weight with age. They may be fond of delicious foods and they may tend to overeat. These natives may be kind, benevolent, considerate, compassionate, optimistic, intelligent, intuitive, sharing and caring. They may understand difficult topics with ease. They are inclined to engage in good karmas and they may often work for the betterment of people around them, society, humanity and/or universe on the whole; depending on their overall horoscopes. They may succeed as teachers, preachers, consultants, advisors, gurus, astrologers, writers, poets, musicians, healers and as number of other professionals.

These native may have optimistic viewpoint towards life and they may not leave hope; even in the most difficult circumstances. They may have strong faith that some divine help will come and save them; and in most cases; it does. Some of these natives may be intuitive or highly intuitive and they may sense future events through various types of signs/visions/warnings; depending on their overall horoscopes.

Such natives may keep moving forward, even in very difficult circumstances. They tend to make many friends and they may interact with a large number of people. They may not turn their backs when people around them need them and they may almost always offer help. Strong influence of benefic Jupiter may make their auras radiate positive vibrations filled with safety, care, concern, understanding and acceptance. They may be the best when it comes to accept people with all their flaws and shortcomings. Due to these qualities; they may often have significant/large number of people who may respect them and follow them. Even their friends and siblings may treat them as their advisors, consultants and/or gurus; especially after these natives cross the age of 40.

Strong influence of benefic Jupiter may not only bless a native with spiritual growth; it may also render materialistic success and that too with ease. Such natives may not have to work hard or struggle a lot in order to achieve good results related to profession and finances. They may often find themselves engaged in professions where money flows easily to them. Hence financial problems may not bother most of them. In fact; they may earn enough to spend liberally, engage in charities/donations, help friends/relatives and still save money. An interesting thing with these native is that the more they spend; especially towards good deeds; the more they may get blessed with even more money. Do good and good will come to you; this saying may come true in their case; most of the times.

Jupiter may be strong or very strong in Sagittarius, Pisces and Cancer; depending on its placements in various nakshatras and navamshas within these signs. Jupiter may have significant strength or it may be strong in Aries and Leo; depending on its placements in various nakshatras and navamshas within these signs. Jupiter may do well or very well in Taurus, Gemini, Libra, Scorpio and Aquarius; depending on its nakshatra and navamsha placements within these signs. Jupiter may perform well or poorly in Virgo and it may perform poorly or very poorly in Capricorn; depending on its nakshatra and navamsha placements within these signs.

Taking an example, Jupiter may do well in Pisces navamsha of Uttaraphalguni within the sign of Virgo whereas it may perform poorly in Capricorn navamsha of Uttaraphalguni within the sign of Virgo. Taking another example, Jupiter may be very strong in Cancer navamsha of Punarvasu within the sign of Cancer whereas it may be strong but not very strong in Capricorn navamsha of Ashlesha within the sign of Cancer.

Affliction to Jupiter from malefic planets may result in formation of various types of defects. Among them; Guru Chandal Yoga is a prominent one. On the other hand, benefic and clean Jupiter may form good yogas in horoscope. Among them; Gaj Kesari Yoga formed by benefic Jupiter and benefic Moon in the same sign; and Hamsa Yoga formed by benefic Jupiter alone, are the prominent ones.


Himanshu Shangari