depth astrology: A Handbook
by Gargatholil

 
Jupiter IN

     
          
        ARIES   TAURUS    GEMINI    CANCER      LEO      VIRGO


   
LIBRA    SCORPIO    SAGITTARIUS    CAPRICORN    AQUARIUS    PISCES

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Jupiter in Aries                      Forward Expansiveness

 

The placement of Jupiter in Aries indicates that you are inclined toward an assertive mode of expansiveness.  This may manifest as a tendency to enthusiastically charge ahead.  Much of the behavior and many of the personality characteristics associated with Jupiter in Aries are a result of your need to act and assert yourself in order to actualize your expansive energies.

You tend to understand the world and humanity’s place in it in terms of action and, particularly, the action that you yourself take.  Perceiving a world dominated by action generally conditions you to move forward and outward in order to explore the world and gain from it what you may.  By acting and asserting yourself, you form your concepts and construct a worldview for yourself.

The placement of Jupiter in Aries is usually harmonious.  This is symbolized by the natural trine between Aries and Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius.  Aries is the Cardinal Fire sign.  The active fire of Aries symbolically gives a constant impetus to the expansive energies associated with Jupiter.  These energies are, thus, fueled and directed, with the only danger being that the functions and energies associated with Jupiter receive too much stimulation from the Aries fire.


Qualities on Positive-Negative Continuum

Jupiter’s placement in Aries suggests that there are certain personality characteristics and qualities with which you identify.  Typical Jupiter-Aries qualities are listed below, with positive qualities listed first and their more negative, or dysfunctional, counterparts listed afterward.  Besides the function of understanding and conceptualization, which is discussed above, these qualities are divided into three categories, corresponding to major Jupiter-symbolized functions: growth/expansiveness, grace/ease and optimism.

Growth/Expansiveness: Through new beginnings, energetic and enthusiastic - Impulsive, overly aggressive, eager to start but lack of follow through, may exaggerate importance of self

Grace/Ease: Action is rewarded, at ease with taking action, new undertakings - May treat taking action as a panacea, many become impatient when things do not automatically fall into place, uses starting a new project as escape

Optimism: Naturally optimistic, unhindered by discouraging lessons of experience, can-do attitude - Naive, needs worldly wisdom for balance, optimism based on short-sightedness


Transcendent Potential

The transcendent potential of Jupiter in Aries is achieved when fresh beginnings delight you and you see the world as through the eyes of a child.  You see the potential for goodness everywhere.  The very experience of living invigorates you.  You are not naive, however, and you recognize the dangers and imperfections that exist in the world.  You overcome them and you put the best face on everything.  However, your yearning for the Vision of Innocence and to see the world as it once was, before the Fall, motivates you to seek this state of Innocence in the only place where it exists—within.  The inner growth that takes place leads you toward transcendence.  Once this transcendent level of consciousness is attained, your understanding and worldview are forever fresh and new and you see each moment as a new act of creation.


Insecurity

You may feel a constant demand to begin something new and an excessive urge to validate your selfhood.  The expansive energy represented by Jupiter symbolically magnifies those existential insecurities that are associated with Aries.  In reality, you are being prompted to face your insecurities but, instead, you would like to distract yourself from confronting them through action and pursuing the “good life.”  You are unwilling to wait for the natural arrival of things, fearing in your insecurity that good things will never come to you unless you take them.  You may also have the feeling that you will lose your opportunity if something is not had or experienced immediately.  This need for immediate gratification or enjoyment is born of your need to feel that everything is all right all the time.


Aspecting influence

When Jupiter in Aries aspects other planets, the Aries energy is often actively transmitted in a way that infuses the function symbolized by the aspected planet with expansiveness or a feeling of good will.  The planetary function symbolized by the aspected planet may be given an optimistic, energetic, assertive quality associated with the Aries energy, from which it generally benefits.  The qualities associated with Jupiter in Aries may be helpful or problematic, depending on the particular aspect involved.


Aspected

When the Jupiter in Aries is aspected by outer planets, your sense of well-being and expansiveness are affected, particularly with respect to the degree to which these functions express activity, assertiveness and self-confidence.  Depending upon the aspecting planet and the aspect, the qualities expressed by Jupiter in Aries may be affected positively or negatively.


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Jupiter in Taurus                            Organic Expansiveness


            The placement of Jupiter in Taurus indicates that you are inclined toward an organic mode of expansiveness.  This may manifest as an inclination to be cautious, but persistent, as you expand into an arena.  Much of the behavior and many of the personality characteristics associated with Jupiter in Taurus are a result of your need to expand in ways that will result in ordered and permanent growth and will enhance your material security or welfare.

You tend to understand the world and humanity’s place in it through organic processes and with a concern for physical security. You tend to have a worldview in which things happen naturally and at their own pace.  You are likely to relate to the process of growth and unfolding and to see this as the natural order of things.

The placement of Jupiter in Taurus is usually harmonious, as symbolized by the natural affinity between Venus (which rules Taurus) and Jupiter. Taurus is the Fixed Earth sign. The fertile earth element associated with Taurus symbolically nurtures and supports Jupiter’s growth function, providing it with the soil in which growth must be rooted.  Growth and expansion may be slow, but steady.  Problems may occur if Taurus’ fixity symbolically constrains the expansive Jupiterian energy.


Qualities on Positive-Negative Continuum

Jupiter’s placement in Taurus suggests that there are certain personality characteristics and qualities with which you identify.  Typical Jupiter-Taurus qualities are listed below, with positive qualities listed first and their more negative, or dysfunctional, counterparts listed afterward.  Besides the function of understanding and conceptualization, which is discussed above, these qualities are divided into three categories, corresponding to major Jupiter-symbolized functions: growth/expansiveness, grace/ease and optimism.

Growth/Expansiveness: Growth through association with earth/nature and work with physical things, natural cycles of growth, slow and steady expansion - Sense of growth and

expansiveness through ownership, excessive possessiveness, fixation on the physical, sluggishness

Grace/Ease: Organic pursuits flow easily, sense of physical well-being, contentedness, well- being through communion with nature - “The world owes me a living” attitude, laziness, excessive sensuality, takes things for granted

Optimism: Cautious optimism, optimistic when physical security needs are met, optimistic about long term prospects (things working out) - Readily sees obstacles, can be stubbornly skeptical especially about prospects for change, complacent


Transcendent Potential

When you have achieved the transcendent potential of Jupiter in Taurus, you experience a great harmony, particularly with the natural environment and with the cyclical processes of life.  You know how to enjoy life, and you have learned to appreciate life’s beauty without attachment and without sinking to the level of sensuality.  The process of inner growth that you naturally experience leads you toward transcendence.  This is all based upon your understanding of life as One organic whole. From this realization flows such a peace as prompted Mohammed to exclaim, “God has expanded my heart!”


Insecurity

When you are insecure within yourself, you may feel that anything you have gained through your own expansive efforts or through the beneficence of another may not endure.  You may, therefore, in order to assuage your insecurity, try to secure comfort through excessive accumulation.  Furthermore, you may feel that comfort is a right to which you are entitled.  You need possessions and a general sense of well-being in order to validate your insecure ego.  When comfort does not come easily, you are likely to become resentful.  You are likely to be particularly sensitive to supposed difficulties and challenges being placed “in your way.”


Aspecting influence

When Jupiter in Taurus aspects other planets, the Taurus energy is often slowly transmitted in a way that infuses the function symbolized by the aspected planet with expansiveness or a feeling of good will. The planetary function symbolized by the aspected planet may also be given a contented or complacent quality associated with the Taurus energy, from which it often benefits.  The qualities associated with Jupiter in Taurus may be helpful or problematic, depending on the particular aspect involved.


Aspected

When the Jupiter in Taurus is aspected by outer planets, your sense of well-being and expansiveness are affected, particularly with respect to the degree to which these functions are subject to contentment and inertia. Depending upon the aspecting planet and the aspect, the qualities expressed by Jupiter in Taurus may be affected positively or negatively.


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Jupiter in Gemini                            Multi-directional Expansiveness


The placement of Jupiter in Gemini indicates that you have an inclination toward a mode of expansive energy, which is capable of moving in a variety of directions.  One implication of this quality is that you are as likely to expand or quest in one direction as another.  Much of the behavior and many of the personality characteristics associated with Jupiter in Gemini are a result of your need to expand your interests and energies in multiple directions.

You tend to understand the world and humanity’s place in it by seeking and assembling data.  Your worldview is, thus, formed by this multivariate experience and your interpretation of that experience.  If you synthesize this information and, in bringing it all together, perceive the interrelatedness of all components within the system, which is called “the world,” then you may have a very rich and holistic worldview.  If you do not synthesize the information, but simply collect it in bits and pieces, then you may have a fragmented worldview in which you conclude that the world operates disjointedly.  Or, you may see your experience as simply data and form a fact-based, objective view of the world.

The placement of Jupiter and Gemini may be problematic and paradoxical, but with a promise of resolution.  This is symbolized by the natural opposition between Gemini and Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius.  Gemini is the Mutable Air sign.  Gemini’s changeable air energy symbolically offers little resistance to the expansive tendencies associated with Jupiter.  However, the Gemini wind, blowing first in one direction, then another, also provides little guidance for the direction in which your expansive energies should be directed or for what kind of a worldview you should construct for yourself.  There is also a mismatch of energies inherent in this placement, for through the Jupiter function you try to employ a broad stroke, but you are symbolically forced to do this using Gemini’s fine detail paint brush.


Qualities on Positive-Negative Continuum

Jupiter’s placement in Gemini suggests that there are certain personality characteristics and qualities with which you identify. Typical Jupiter-Gemini qualities are listed below, with positive qualities listed first and their more negative, or dysfunctional, counterparts listed afterward.  Besides the function of understanding and conceptualization, which is discussed above, these qualities are divided into three categories, corresponding to major Jupiter-symbolized functions: growth/expansiveness, grace/ease and optimism.

Growth/Expansiveness: Multi-directional, through communication and learning, mental, collector - Superficial and impermanent growth, overly talkative, grand mental schemes with no follow through, data gathering without understanding

Grace/Ease: Gift of communication, easy grasp of large quantities of information, enjoys handling more than one thing at a time - Too easy to go on to the next thing before completing a task, mental affinity lets native daydream rather than act, can bury oneself in detail to avoid responsibility, undisciplined

Optimism: Optimistic mental attitude, sees new possibilities, enthusiastically communicates optimism - Optimism not grounded in practical reality, optimism sustained by ignoring difficulty and focusing on something new, may quickly lose enthusiasm when problems

arise


Transcendent Potential

In order to reach the transcendent potential of Jupiter in Gemini, you have first collected an eclectic myriad of experiences, facts and impressions.  You have then woven the knowledge gained from your experience into a well-grounded understanding of the nature of the cosmos and the world around you.  The inner growth that takes place as you process knowledge into understanding leads you toward transcendence.  Because you thoroughly understand the interrelated nature of the world in all its detail, you easily communicate Truth to others, helping them to advance along the path of understanding.  In turn, as the teacher learns from the act of teaching, you gain new understandings and insights from everywhere and everything.  Your core understanding of the Divine, however, has given you a focal point to which you relate all of the multiplicity and variety that you experience.


Insecurity

If your ego is insecure, you will feel the need of a sense of expansiveness or “grandness” in order to overcome or compensate for your insecurity.  With Jupiter in Gemini, this is attained through experiencing and knowing.  So much always remains to be experienced and known, however, and, since in your insecurity, no amount of experience is ever enough, you feel compelled to push out in all directions.  Never lingering long enough to fully understand before pushing on to the next thing in your frenzy to experience more, you are left with a sense of pretending to know and you fear that your essential phoniness will be found out.  You are a candidate for the “Jack of all trades and master of none” syndrome if there ever was one.


Aspecting influence

When Jupiter in Gemini aspects other planets, the Gemini energy is often quickly transmitted in a way that infuses the function symbolized by the aspected planet with expansiveness or a feeling of good will.  The planetary function symbolized by the aspected planet may be given a mental, communicative or a frenetic quality that is associated with the Gemini energy, from which it may benefit.  The qualities associated with Jupiter in Gemini may be helpful or problematic, depending on the particular aspect involved.


Aspected

When the Jupiter in Gemini is aspected by outer planets, your sense of well being and expansiveness are often affected, particularly with respect to your ability to manage multiplicity.  Depending upon the aspecting planet and the aspect, the qualities expressed by Jupiter in Gemini may be affected positively or negatively.


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Jupiter in Cancer                            Self-contained/Emotional Expansiveness

The placement of Jupiter in Cancer indicates that you have an inclination toward a mode of expansive energy, which is emotional and often cautious and self-limiting.  One implication of this quality is that your expansive endeavors are likely to be undertaken within arenas in which you feel emotionally safe.  Much of the behavior and many of the personality characteristics associated with Jupiter in Cancer are a result of your need to expand through nurturing and being nurtured and only in directions where you do not feel threatened.

You tend to understand the world and humanity’s place in it from an emotional perspective.  You are inclined to seek the roots of things before you feel comfortable with going further.  You are also likely to understand your world in terms of the heritage that you have experienced and which has conditioned you.  If your understanding goes to a deeper level, life is often seen by you as a cyclic process.

The placement of Jupiter and Cancer is often problematic, but may be fruitful within the confined limits of safety and comfort.  This is symbolized by the natural quincunx between

Cancer and Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius.  Cancer is the Cardinal Water sign.  The tendency to withdraw for protection, which is associated with Cancer, symbolically defines limits within which

the functions associated with Jupiter may operate.  Tension arises when the Jupiterian urge to expand reaches these limits and you are inhibited from crossing this self-imposed boundary.  Within this purview, however, the watery softness associated with the Moon, Cancer’s ruler, blends well with Jupiter’s mellow and beneficent aura.


Qualities on Positive-Negative Continuum

Jupiter’s placement in Cancer suggests that there are certain personality characteristics and qualities with which you identify. Typical Jupiter-Cancer qualities are listed below, with positive qualities listed first and their more negative, or dysfunctional, counterparts listed afterward.  Besides the function of understanding and conceptualization, which is discussed above, these qualities are divided into three categories, corresponding to major Jupiter-symbolized functions: growth/expansiveness, grace/ease and optimism.

Growth/Expansiveness: Emotional growth, abundance of emotion, expansion within limits, growth through nurturing  - Excessive emotion, domesticated small-mindedness, excessive giving, maudlin

Grace/Ease: Grace through compassion and caring, ease of emotional expression, easily adopts nurturing mode - Relies on emotional outbursts or emotional manipulation, may expect to be nurtured, attachment to role as nurturer, may adopt compassionate martyr role Optimism: Based on emotional state, communicated through emotion, circumscribed by recognition of natural limits - Emotional swings between optimism and pessimism, looks to the past as best of times, cautious about going too far


Transcendent Potential

Reaching the transcendent potential of Jupiter in Cancer, you have become emotionally integrated and healed.  This inner growth leads you toward transcendence.  Having attained this state.  You nurture whatever is entrusted to your care with a deep understanding and sympathy.  There is an aura of fullness and completeness that emanates from you.  Your understanding has intuitively drawn back into itself until it has reached the Root of All Existence and from this experience has resulted a “peace that is beyond understanding.”  Nurtured by the Divine, you give as you receive, warmly and graciously.


Insecurity

In your insecurity, you feel that you must reach outward to assert and validate your ego, but you are afraid to make yourself emotionally vulnerable.  Often, you may feel called upon by life to give, particularly emotionally, to the point of your exhaustion.  You often lack the self-esteem and self-confidence to say, “no”, so you overextend yourself and set yourself up for an excess/burn out/shut down syndrome.  Alternatively, you may learn to guard yourself against those emotional demands that others make of you and that would take you past your limits of vulnerability.  You may also feel that you are always bumping up against limits.  This may cause you to feel frustrated, but you are too timid to break through these limits.


Aspecting influence

When Jupiter in Cancer aspects other planets, the Cancer energy is often emotionally transmitted in a way that infuses the function symbolized by the aspected planet with expansiveness or a feeling of good will.  The planetary function symbolized by the aspected planet may be given an emotional or cyclic quality that is associated with the Cancer energy, from which it may benefit.  The qualities associated with Jupiter in Cancer may be helpful or problematic, depending on the particular aspect involved.


Aspected

When the Jupiter in Cancer is aspected by outer planets, your sense of well being and expansiveness are often affected, particularly emotionally and with respect to your sense of being protected.  Depending upon the aspecting planet and the aspect, the qualities expressed by Jupiter in Cancer may be affected positively or negatively.


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Jupiter in Leo                        Self-Expressive Expansiveness


The placement of Jupiter in Leo indicates that you have an inclination toward expansiveness, which is also self-expressive.  One implication of this quality is that your expansive endeavors are likely to be undertaken within arenas that allow you to express yourself or in which you are sure to be noticed.  Much of the behavior and many of the personality characteristics associated with Jupiter in Leo are a result of your need to gain attention through the exercise of those expansive functions that are associated with Jupiter.

You tend to understand the world and humanity’s place in it in creative terms.  You may understand the world as being constantly recreated.  You may perceive that this recreation occurs largely through personal self-expression and this can give you added enthusiasm for actively participating in this (re)creative process.  Alternatively, you may understand the world as a stage on which you are prominently featured.

The placement of Jupiter and Leo is generally harmonious.  This is symbolized by the natural trine between Leo and Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius.  Leo is the Fixed Fire sign and is ruled by the Sun.  Leo’s Sun energy symbolically causes those functions associated with Jupiter to shine.  The expansive tendencies represented by Jupiter are given energy and strength.  There is a danger, however, that all of this expansive fire energy may create an over-abundance of self-confidence that may ultimately result in a case of hubris.


Qualities on Positive-Negative Continuum

Jupiter’s placement in Leo suggests that there are certain personality characteristics and qualities with which you identify. Typical Jupiter-Leo qualities are listed below, with positive qualities listed first and their more negative, or dysfunctional, counterparts listed afterward.  Besides the function of understanding and conceptualization, which is discussed above, these qualities are divided into three categories, corresponding to major Jupiter-symbolized functions: growth/expansiveness, grace/ease and optimism.

Growth/Expansiveness: Fulsome, regal expansiveness, radiance, self-confident expansiveness, growth through creative endeavor - Overbearing expansiveness, ostentatiousness, excessive dramaticism, excessive attention-getting, assumes appropriation as a matter of right

Grace/Ease: Graced with a shining heart, able to take the role of abundant giver, easy creativity and expression - Able to get by with putting on a facade or show, used to

getting attention, ungrateful, takes gifts and creativity for granted

Optimism: Hearty optimism, radiates confidence, always able to look on the bright side - Overly confident, may become emotionally distraught at failure


Transcendent Potential

When you have actualized the transcendent potential of Jupiter in Leo, you embody the Divine Creative Force, recognizing always that it comes through you, not from you.  You have

overcome your ego and no longer desire that others pay attention to you as you enthusiastically express your good will.  Thus, you humbly exercise your stewardship over this beneficent energy as it radiates outward from you.  Creative inner growth leads you further toward transcendence.  You share your creative energy with the world as both a form of giving and as a form of active worship of the Divine.


Insecurity

Though you are insecure about yourself, you may always seem to be in the spotlight.  You may, therefore, feel compelled to show off and perform so that others are distracted from perceiving the real you (i.e., the “inferior” you whom you are trying to hide).  Alternatively, you simply may not be able to take the glare of attention and choose to hide away, suppressing your urge to burst out upon the scene (though sometimes you burst out anyway, but inappropriately).


Aspecting influence

When Jupiter in Leo aspects other planets, the Leonine energy is often energetically transmitted,  affecting the function symbolized by the aspected planet with a sense of expansiveness and beneficence.  The planetary function symbolized by the aspected planet may be given a robust and dramatic quality that is associated with the Leonine energy, from which it generally benefits.  The qualities associated with Jupiter in Leo may be helpful or problematic, depending on the particular aspect involved.


Aspected

When the Jupiter in Leo is aspected by outer planets, your sense of well being and expansiveness are often affected, particularly with respect to your capacity for and attitudes toward expressiveness and self-confidence.  Depending upon the aspecting planet and the aspect, the qualities expressed by Jupiter in Leo may be affected positively or negatively.


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Jupiter in Virgo                     Restricted Expansiveness


The placement of Jupiter in Virgo indicates that you are inclined toward a mode of expansiveness that is limited within well-defined parameters.  This may manifest as an inclination for you to be careful and discriminating as you expand into an arena.  Much of the behavior and many of the personality characteristics associated with Jupiter in Virgo are a result of your need to circumscribe the expansive tendencies within you so that these energies are channeled into pathways that are prudent and will actually result in an improved situation.

You tend to understand the world and humanity’s place in it analytically and in terms of an ideal order for which you must strive.  You tend to have a worldview that focuses on the details.  You may, therefore, view the world as a place where attention to the particulars can result in a greater perfection of the whole.  This can motivate you to undertake expansive and beneficial action.

The placement of Jupiter in Virgo is often problematic, as symbolized by the natural square between Virgo and Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius. Virgo is the Mutable Earth sign.  The finely patterned earth associated with Virgo symbolically traps and forces the Jupiterian energy into tiny channels.  Once you are acclimated to this restriction, you can patiently expand and grow (or patiently cause expansion and growth to occur.  However, growth and expansion are still more likely to take place in a miniaturized direction.  There is potential, however, for the Jupiterian affinity for assimilation into organizations to combine with the naturally organized Virgoan energy, resulting in you developing strong managerial skills.


Qualities on Positive-Negative Continuum

Jupiter’s placement in Virgo suggests that there are certain personality characteristics and qualities with which you identify.  Typical Jupiter-Virgo qualities are listed below, with positive qualities listed first and their more negative, or dysfunctional, counterparts listed afterward.  Besides the function of understanding and conceptualization, which is discussed above, these qualities are divided into three categories, corresponding to major Jupiter-symbolized functions: growth/expansiveness, grace/ease and optimism.

Growth/Expansiveness: Moderated growth, striving for perfection, self-refinement emphasized, analytical nature developed - Growth inhibited by rules, expansion slowed down by detail, perfectionist, excessive fastidiousness

Grace/Ease: Grace through attainment of purity, easy recognition of proper course, ease in handling detail - Self-righteous criticism, hides in the details, uses the imperfection of the world and/or others as an excuse

Optimism: Practical optimism, optimism grounded in analysis of situation, enthusiasm for details – Skepticism and pessimism, “show me” attitude, “can’t see the forest for the trees”


Transcendent Potential

In order to achieve the transcendent potential of Jupiter in Virgo, you begin by holding the Virgoan ideals—perfection, purity and service—in high esteem.  You strive for personal growth so that you may reach these goals and embody these ideals in your own personality.  It is this inner growth that leads you toward transcendence.  At its highest expression, the ideal of Perfection is sought through spirituality, often with the help of some Guide.  Once approached, an exquisite aura of gracefulness shines forth from you.


Insecurity

You are continually frustrated at having your expansive urges constrained and forced to conform to regulation and scrutiny. Yet, you are too insecure to object or to find a way to work with the Virgoan energy to release your expansive potential.  You may react in frustration with wild bursts of energy that scatter, dissipate and disrupt.  You must learn to “work within the system” but, because you secretly hate the system while you submit to it, you may engage in a perverse overcompensation.  You may revenge yourself on the world for frustrating your path to growth and expansion by becoming a “Supernerd”.


Aspecting influence

When Jupiter in Virgo aspects other planets, the Virgoan energy is often carefully transmitted in a way that infuses the function symbolized by the aspected planet with expansiveness or a feeling of good will.  The planetary function symbolized by the aspected planet may also be given an analytical or particular quality associated with the Virgoan energy, from which it may benefit.  The qualities associated with Jupiter in Virgo may be helpful or problematic, depending on the particular aspect involved.


Aspected

When the Jupiter in Virgo is aspected by outer planets, your sense of well-being and expansiveness are affected, particularly with respect to how your sense of order and self-worth affect these attitudes. Depending upon the aspecting planet and the aspect, the qualities expressed by Jupiter in Virgo may be affected positively or negatively.


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Jupiter in Libra                     Harmonious Expansiveness


The placement of Jupiter in Libra indicates that achieving expansiveness in a harmonious and balanced fashion is important to you.  This often manifests as you placing much energy into your relationships, because these are crucial to securing that aura of harmony and “smooth going” when you move expansively into an arena.  Much of the behavior and many of the personality characteristics associated with Jupiter in Libra are a result of the great amount of importance that you place on harmonious interpersonal relationships.

You tend to understand the world and humanity’s place in it as a social experience, with harmony and orderly relationships being the ideal against which you measure whether “all’s right with the world.”  Your worldview tends to be people focused and you may be very good at understanding interpersonal relations and their consequences.  You are almost certain to try to understand the interpersonal dynamics before you move expansively into an arena.

The placement of Jupiter in Libra is often beneficial.  This is symbolized both by the natural sextile between Libra and Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius and by the natural affinity between Venus (which rules Libra) and Jupiter.  Libra is the Cardinal Air sign.  Libra’s active air and Venus’ rulership over this sign symbolically create a pleasant and harmonious environment for Jupiter’s energy to fill. This combination produces an abundance of beneficent energy.  One of the few

dangers inherent in this placement is a tendency for lackadaisical directionlessness if pleasantness leads to complacency.


Qualities on Positive-Negative Continuum

Jupiter’s placement in Libra suggests that there are certain personality characteristics and qualities with which you identify.  Typical Jupiter-Libra qualities are listed below, with positive qualities listed first and their more negative, or dysfunctional, counterparts listed afterward.  Besides the function of understanding and conceptualization, which is discussed above, these qualities are divided into three categories, corresponding to major Jupiter-symbolized functions: growth/expansiveness, grace/ease and optimism.

Growth/Expansiveness: Growth through relationships, abundance of harmony and equipoise, balanced expansiveness Excessive reliance on others, inability to handle discord, excessive concern for reciprocity

Grace/Ease: Aura of beauty, harmony and balance, social grace and ease - Undue reliance on others, use of beauty and social skills to manipulate others

Optimism: Cheerful optimism, optimistic about ability of people to get along, balanced optimism - Pollyannaish attitude, undeserved trust in others, always being able to see an optimistic angle makes one blind to danger


Transcendent Potential

In order to achieve the transcendent potential of Jupiter in Libra, personal growth usually first occurs for you through understanding others and understanding your relationships.  Your inner growth leads you toward greater transcendence.  As this occurs, a sweet harmony infuses all of your dealings and you bask in a contented equanimity.  Inner growth leads you beyond the external form of relationship and makes you aware that harmony in relationships is directly related to the harmony that exists within your own psyche.  As you understand your own microcosm and bring your inner forces into balance, the element of Grace becomes more and more predominant with you.  Beauty and harmony expand outward from you extending your aura and allowing all around you to feel your peace.


Insecurity

Because you are too insecure within yourself to assert your own needs, the socially expansive force within you often makes you feel an obligation to participate in all the social possibilities that are offered to you.  Thus, you are constantly facing and accommodating others, with no time for your self.  Doubts about self-worth and self-identity occur as you consider your excessive social behavior and wonder what is wrong with you.  Perversely, these self-doubts may result in a syndrome of greater dependency on others in relationship(s).


Aspecting influence

When Jupiter in Libra aspects other planets, the Libran energy is often transmitted through relationships in a way that infuses the function symbolized by the aspected planet with expansiveness or a feeling of good will.  The planetary function symbolized by the aspected planet may also be given a social or harmonious quality associated with the Libran energy, from which it generally benefits. The qualities associated with Jupiter in Libra may be helpful or problematic, depending on the particular aspect involved.


Aspected

When the Jupiter in Libra is aspected by outer planets, your sense of well-being and expansiveness are affected, particularly with respect to your relationships and self-identity.  Depending upon the aspecting planet and the aspect, the qualities expressed by Jupiter in Libra may be affected positively or negatively.


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Jupiter in Scorpio                           Intensive Expansiveness


The placement of Jupiter in Scorpio indicates that you are inclined toward a mode of expansiveness that is intense and, at times, emotionally charged.  This often manifests as your expansion into an arena in a powerful way.  Much of the behavior and many of the personality characteristics associated with Jupiter in Scorpio are a result of your intense, emotional need to expand, which may be accompanied by an expansive pursuit of power.

You tend to understand the world and humanity’s place in it in terms of power relationships and/or connectedness to the primal source.  Your worldview tends to be dominated either by your focus on power or by an intense, insightful perception into the heart of things.  You are almost certain to try to understand the power dynamics of a situation before you move expansively into an arena.

The placement of Jupiter in Scorpio has an inherent potential for tension.          This is symbolized by the natural semi-sextile between Scorpio and Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius.  Scorpio is the Fixed Water sign.  The powerful water energy associated with Scorpio will symbolically draw Jupiter down deep within where the expansive functions associated with Jupiter will be forced to operate.  Because this “within” is often unexplored and untamed by the consciousness, there is often turbulence associated with Scorpio that can be disruptive to Jupiter’s energies.  However, the unleashed power inherent in Scorpio, when propelled outward, can be awesome.


Qualities on Positive-Negative Continuum

Jupiter’s placement in Scorpio suggests that there are certain personality characteristics and qualities with which you identify.  Typical Jupiter-Scorpio qualities are listed below, with positive qualities listed first and their more negative, or dysfunctional, counterparts listed afterward.  Besides the function of understanding and conceptualization, which is discussed above, these qualities are divided into three categories, corresponding to major Jupiter-symbolized functions: growth/expansiveness, grace/ease and optimism.

Growth/Expansiveness: Transformative growth, internal expansion, power-driven, expanded range of power - Constant crisis, excessive secretiveness, lust for power, sexual fixation

Grace/Ease: Grace from inner security, inner light, easy transformations, fluency in exercise of power - Crises used as an excuse for inaction or failure, withdrawal response to lack of power/authority, does not consider consequences of exercise of power

Optimism: Optimism driven by confidence in being able to control one’s environment, “You are the master of your own destiny”, born of inner faith and conviction, complete surrender to inner Guide - Confidence in ability to assert will by force if necessary, pessimism borne of awareness of humanity’s darker side, unwarranted belief in ability

to manipulate destiny


Transcendent Potential

The transcendent potential of Jupiter in Scorpio is achieved through concentrated attention to inner growth.  Inner growth is transformative as you seek a return to the First Cause.  As the transcendent potential of Jupiter in Scorpio is achieved, power may be acquired, but you use it wisely for unselfish or spiritual ends.  Whatever power may be given to you is a reflection of that Primordial Divine Power that has created the whole world.  As your consciousness expands and you recognize this Power for what it is and become One with it, you may be granted the capacity to bestow esoteric truth upon others, but this must not become a source of ego.


Insecurity

The Naked Truth is never easy to bear, particularly if you are insecure.  The call to expand your understanding and find the Inner Voice entails suffering.  Many will run from this call to understand Reality deeply, doing all in their power to deny Its existence.  The result is generally an excessive displacement of this universal drive and a search for fulfillment in the lower attributes associated with Scorpio—sex and power over others.  Your excesses in these areas are your defense mechanism against ego-destroying Truth.  If anyone tries to “rein you in,” your reaction can be severe and ruthless as you protect your essential vulnerabilities.


Aspecting influence

When Jupiter in Scorpio aspects other planets, the Scorpio energy often intensely infuses the function symbolized by the aspected planet with expansiveness or a feeling of good will.  The planetary function symbolized by the aspected planet may also be given a powerful, transformative quality associated with the Scorpionic energy, from which it has the potential to benefit.  The qualities associated with Jupiter in Scorpio may be helpful or problematic, depending on the particular aspect involved.


Aspected

When the Jupiter in Scorpio is aspected by outer planets, your sense of well-being and expansiveness are affected, particularly with respect to your ability to control your environment. Depending upon the aspecting planet and the aspect, the qualities expressed by Jupiter in Scorpio may be affected positively or negatively.


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Jupiter in Sagittarius                     Abundant Expansiveness


The placement of Jupiter in Sagittarius indicates that you are inclined toward an enthusiastic mode of expansiveness that you see as beneficial to you.  This often manifests as your expansion into an arena that is attractive to you and which you may see as full of opportunity, adventure and/or fun.  Much of the behavior and many of the personality characteristics associated with Jupiter in Sagittarius are a result of the almost inexhaustible energy that you have to devote to expansive endeavors.

You tend to understand the world and humanity’s place in it in global terms.  Your worldview tends to be broad view and philosophical.  You are almost certain to try to understand the entire situation before you move expansively into an arena.

The placement of Jupiter in Sagittarius is generally favorable, since Jupiter rules Sagittarius and is, therefore, symbolically at home in the sign.  Sagittarius is the Mutable Fire sign.  The changeable fiery energy associated with Sagittarius frees and empowers the expansive energy represented by Jupiter.  Thus, the functions symbolized by Jupiter are usually able to operate energetically.  The inherent danger in this placement is that the overabundance of expansive fire energy can lead to over-confidence and excess.


Qualities on Positive-Negative Continuum

Jupiter’s placement in Sagittarius suggests that there are certain personality characteristics and qualities with which you identify.  Typical Jupiter-Sagittarius qualities are listed below, with positive qualities listed first and their more negative, or dysfunctional, counterparts listed afterward.  Besides the function of understanding and conceptualization, which is discussed above, these qualities are divided into three categories, corresponding to major Jupiter-symbolized functions: growth/expansiveness, grace/ease and optimism.

Growth/Expansiveness: Growth through understanding, uninhibited expansion, vigorous pursuit of life’s goodness, enhanced capacity for enjoyment – Excessive fundamentalism and conceit, undisciplined excess, giving self over to sensual abandon, over-active

Grace/Ease: Grace through understanding, tolerance and broad-mindedness, contentment, good fortune, physical grace and strength - Relativism and skepticism, “Ivory-towerism”, overly contented/lack of ambition, excessive attention to pleasure, reliance on luck to carry

you through, corpulent

Optimism: Tends to see world optimistically, can see the good side of anything, good spirits - Overly enthusiastic, naive, glosses over details, cynical when confronted with reality


Transcendent Potential

When the transcendent potential of Jupiter in Sagittarius is achieved, then you perceive the world aright with the light of understanding shining in your heart.  You feel a robust joy in life that is the result of your correct understanding of what Life is.  You have envisioned the entire Whole of existence in your mind and have seen that you, the microcosm, are a small but integral part of that Macrocosm.  With this understanding, you have forsaken the pursuit of the world’s sensual pleasures in order to take aim at higher goals.  Leaping toward your transcendent vision, and often under the guidance of some Self-realized soul, you achieve your end.


Insecurity

Subconsciously, you are aware of both your animal nature and the Divine within you and are torn between the two.  You may understand both to be good in their way, but they seem incompatible.  You are not secure enough in your selfhood to reject either and your ego fears the self-transcendent approach that could transform your animal nature and resolve the conflict.  Unable to handle the tension between the two, you are likely to, in the end, make an extreme choice.  Generally, this will be throwing yourself headlong into the sensual pursuits, but you may also radically and unrealistically abandon the world for some “spiritual quest” or other fanatical mission.


Aspecting influence

When Jupiter in Sagittarius aspects other planets, the Sagittarian energy often infuses the function symbolized by the aspected planet with expansiveness or a feeling of good will.  The planetary function symbolized by the aspected planet may also be given a mellow, yet expansive, quality associated with the Sagittarian energy, from which it generally benefits.  The qualities associated with Jupiter in Sagittarius may be helpful or problematic, depending on the particular aspect involved.


Aspected

When the Jupiter in Sagittarius is aspected by outer planets, your sense of well-being and expansiveness are affected, particularly with respect to your judgment or sense of optimism. Depending upon the aspecting planet and the aspect, the qualities expressed by Jupiter in Sagittarius may be affected positively or negatively.


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Jupiter in Capricorn                       Limited Expansiveness


The placement of Jupiter in Capricorn indicates that you are inclined toward a cautious and restrained mode of expansiveness.  This sometimes manifests in your being inhibited from expanding into an arena that otherwise may be attractive to you or, if you do act expansively, in your making sure to take practicalities into consideration.  Much of the behavior and many of the personality characteristics associated with Jupiter in Capricorn are a result of your need to ensure that any expansive undertaking on your part will be successful.

You tend to understand the world and humanity’s place in concrete and practical terms. Your worldview tends to be one through which you grasp the form and structure of the cosmos.  You are almost certain to try to understand the practical consequences of your actions before you move expansively into an arena.

The placement of Jupiter in Capricorn is generally problematic.  This is symbolized by the natural semi-sextile between Capricorn and Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius, but even more so by the natural opposition of the functions represented by Jupiter and Saturn (which rules Capricorn).  In the sign ruled by its contrasting planet, Jupiter’s energy tends to be weighted down and its expansive tendencies limited or blocked.  Capricorn is the Cardinal Earth sign and the active weight of the earth element symbolically reinforces the restrictive, expansion inhibiting energies associated with Saturn.  However, if you can learn to harmonize the Jupiter and Saturnian energies, the discipline and concreteness associated with Capricorn can support solid and steady growth or the erection of an impressive edifice.


Qualities on Positive-Negative Continuum

Jupiter’s placement in Capricorn suggests that there are certain personality characteristics and qualities with which you identify.  Typical Jupiter-Capricorn qualities are listed below, with positive qualities listed first and their more negative, or dysfunctional, counterparts listed afterward.  Besides the function of understanding and conceptualization, which is discussed above, these qualities are divided into three categories, corresponding to major Jupiter-symbolized functions: growth/expansiveness, grace/ease and optimism.

Growth/Expansiveness: Systematic expansion, practical, constructive growth, strength through overcoming limitations - Constrained growth, cautious expansion, stalemate, constantly battling obstacles

Grace/Ease: Aptitude for solid achievement, practical bent, can make things work - Awkwardness, stiltedness, too ready to give up when faced with any obstacle

Optimism: Confidence in ability to get things done, optimism buoyed by practical analysis of the situation - Optimism dampened by sense of limitation, may have negative attitude, skeptical unless plan is judged practical


Transcendent Potential

As you approach the transcendent potential of Jupiter in Capricorn, your sense of discipline and reality grow and develop with understanding and you steadfastly begin to pursue your goals.  You systematically expand the scope within which you operate, always with a firm sense of personal and social responsibility.  Your understanding is informed by practical realities, but it is not overcome by practicality.  The vision and understanding of a higher order propels you to carry out your spiritual quest, step by step, often receiving assistance from some Guide.     In the end, it is only by the combination of Grace and effort that the Goal is achieved.


Insecurity

You are likely to be confronted with obstacles to any expansive activity you want to undertake and you may feel hampered and boxed in.        If you are insecure, you can easily adopt a defeatist attitude and use this as an excuse for your stagnation.  Alternatively, you may seem to thrive on the determined and superhuman effort “needed” to overcome adversity while, in reality, you are the one that needs the adversity in order to prove your self-worth to yourself and others.  The excess that results (often workaholism) is only a cover for your inner insecurities.


Aspecting influence

When Jupiter in Capricorn aspects other planets, the Capricorn energy often moderately infuses the function symbolized by the aspected planet with expansiveness or a feeling of good will. The planetary function symbolized by the aspected planet may also be given a constructive, stable quality associated with the Capricornian energy, from which it may benefit.  The qualities associated with Jupiter in Capricorn may be helpful or problematic, depending on the particular aspect involved.


Aspected

When the Jupiter in Capricorn is aspected by outer planets, your sense of well-being and expansiveness are affected, particularly with respect to your sense of stability or your attitude toward success. Depending upon the aspecting planet and the aspect, the qualities expressed by Jupiter in Capricorn may be affected positively or negatively.


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Jupiter in Aquarius                         Unconventional Expansiveness


The placement of Jupiter in Aquarius indicates that you are inclined toward an original and individualistic mode of expansiveness.  This sometimes manifests as you adopting an unconven-tional mode of expansion or as your expansion into unconventional arenas.  Much of the behavior and many of the personality characteristics associated with Jupiter in Aquarius are a result of your need to expand in ways that enhance your individuality or enhance the impact that you, as an individual, may have for the benefit of the greater whole.

You tend to understand the world and humanity’s place in terms of the individual’s responsibility to society and/or the way in which you, as an individual, are defined by your differences.  Your worldview tends to be one, which provides you with an original and unconventional understanding of the universe through which you grasp the form and structure of the cosmos. You are almost certain to try to understand how your individual freedom may be affected and/or how you may benefit society before you move expansively into an arena.

The placement of Jupiter in Aquarius is generally full of opportunity.  This is symbolized by the natural sextile between Aquarius and Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius.  Aquarius is the Fixed Air sign and the sure mental energy associated with Aquarius symbolically provides the expansive functions represented by Jupiter with both freedom and direction.  There is some inherent tension in this placement, however.  While the Jupiter function responds well to the pull to grow beyond the personal that is associated with Aquarian abstractness, conflict may arise between the natural commitment to the established order symbolized by Jupiter and the typical Aquarian disdain for that order.  Ideally, this tension is manifested creatively.


Qualities on Positive-Negative Continuum

Jupiter’s placement in Aquarius suggests that there are certain personality characteristics and qualities with which you identify.  Typical Jupiter-Aquarius qualities are listed below, with positive qualities listed first and their more negative, or dysfunctional, counterparts listed afterward.  Besides the function of understanding and conceptualization, which is discussed above, these qualities are divided into three categories, corresponding to major Jupiter-symbolized functions: growth/expansiveness, grace/ease and optimism.

Growth/Expansiveness: Growth through innovation, humanitarian largesse, expanded awareness of new possibilities, growth through revelation - Fascination with whatever is new, prideful giving, excessive unconventionality and rebelliousness, boastful of “divine inspiration”

Grace/Ease: Abundant originality, illuminated awareness, easily makes changes - Automatic rejection of the old, arrogance (at being different), unstable and erratic

Optimism: Future-oriented, adopts ideal of progress, optimistic about change - Wildly optimistic, complacent about progress, sees change as a panacea


Transcendent Potential

When the transcendent potential of Jupiter in Aquarius is realized, growth occurs through change and new forms of thought and action are originated.  A higher Understanding is granted to you.  As a result of the compassion unleashed by this understanding, you extend great benevolence toward humanity.  You never lose sight, however, of the fact that you are not the true Giver and, so, your ego is kept in check.  Otherwise, what has been given to you in Vision, as compared with others, would swell your ego excessively.


Insecurity

The tension of creating change within the established order is too much for you.  You are too insecure to hold your own individual identity while conforming to society’s mores and expectations.  You need to actively and expansively see your individuality expressed in order to validate your self-identity.  Your inability to live within the bounds of societal propriety may lead you to revolt and reject the established order and give yourself up to uncontrolled and excessive unconventionality and change.


Aspecting influence

When Jupiter in Aquarius aspects other planets, the Aquarian energy infuses the function symbolized by the aspected planet with expansiveness or a feeling of good will. The planetary function symbolized by the aspected planet may also be given an original or an unstable quality associated with the Aquarian energy, from which it may benefit.  The qualities associated with Jupiter in Aquarius may be helpful or problematic, depending on the particular aspect involved.


Aspected

When the Jupiter in Aquarius is aspected by outer planets, your sense of well-being and expansiveness are affected, particularly with regard to change, stability and freedom and your attitudes toward these.  Depending upon the aspecting planet and the aspect, the qualities expressed by Jupiter in Aquarius may be affected positively or negatively.


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Jupiter in Pisces                             Boundariless Expansiveness


The placement of Jupiter in Pisces indicates that you are inclined toward a mode of expansiveness that knows no boundaries.  This may manifest as confused or ill-defined expansiveness or as effusive expansive tendencies.  Much of the behavior and many of the personality characteristics associated with Jupiter in Pisces are a result of your need to expand without limits and to gain an emotional sense of satisfaction or security from this expansiveness.

You tend to understand the world and humanity’s place in terms of the Oneness of the Universe, its interrelatedness and/or its cyclical processes.  Your worldview tends to be universalistic, although you can develop an unfocussed and confused worldview if you do not have a clear vision of Universal Truth.  You are almost certain to try to intuitively and/or empathically understand a situation holistically before you move expansively into an arena.

The placement of Jupiter in Pisces is often problematic, but also carries great potential for harmony and beneficence.  This paradox is symbolized by the natural square between Pisces and Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius and the former rulership of Pisces by Jupiter. Pisces is the Mutable Water sign and the Pisces’ watery element and diffuse Neptunian nature symbolically erects no limits and provides little resistance to Jupiter’s expansive tendencies.  The result may be effusive harmony or, given Jupiter’s tendency for exaggeration and excess, an out-of-control disregard for natural discipline.


Qualities on Positive-Negative Continuum

Jupiter’s placement in Pisces suggests that there are certain personality characteristics and qualities with which you identify.  Typical Jupiter-Pisces qualities are listed below, with positive qualities listed first and their more negative, or dysfunctional, counterparts listed afterward.  Besides the function of understanding and conceptualization, which is discussed above, these qualities are divided into three categories, corresponding to major Jupiter-symbolized functions: growth/expansiveness, grace/ease and optimism.

Growth/Expansiveness: Growth through compassion, emotional sensitivity, integration, transcendence - Compulsive exaggeration, undisciplined growth, directionlessness, exaggerated emotion

Grace/Ease: Humility and compassion, spiritual insight - Seeks benefit through deception, reacts negatively to limits and discipline

Optimism: Optimism based on faith, understanding of spiritual principles, ability to accept God’s Will - Optimism based in illusion, affected by emotional swings, subject to manic-depressiveness


Transcendent Potential

When the transcendent potential of Jupiter in Pisces is realized, growth is seen as a process of transcending the mundane and merging with the All.  You effusively radiate an all-encompassing beneficence and those around you, if they have the sensitivity, feel the glow of your Love as it escapes from within you.  Perceiving the illusion of the ego-boundary, you are a servant to all creatures, and in serving, you instruct others with the utmost humility.

Insecurity

Projected into the Infinite, you are confronted with the finiteness of your ego-self.  Being insecure about that self (and knowing subconsciously its non-being), you react with confusion and fear.  The coping mechanisms that you use to run from the Truth and/or hide your insecurity may include the delusion of your exaggerated self-importance (even going so far as believing that you are the Infinite) or acquiring a dependency on some defining but ultimately self-destructive form (i.e., addiction).


Aspecting influence

When Jupiter in Pisces aspects other planets, the Piscean energy intuitively or emotionally infuses the function symbolized by the aspected planet with expansiveness or a feeling of good will. The planetary function symbolized by the aspected planet may also be given a universal, indistinct or exaggerated quality associated with the Piscean energy, from which it may benefit.  The qualities associated with Jupiter in Pisces may be helpful or problematic, depending on the particular aspect involved.


Aspected

When the Jupiter in Pisces is aspected by outer planets, your sense of well- being and expansiveness are affected, particularly with regard to your reality perception of and/or the quality of boundarilessness.  Depending upon the aspecting planet and the aspect, the qualities expressed by Jupiter in Pisces may be affected positively or negatively.


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