What is Jupiter in Astrology? What does Jupiter Represent in Vedic Astrology?
Jupiter in Astrology represents happiness, knowledge and expansion. Jupiter shows how much of the ever-expanding nature of light a person has working through them. A favorably placed Jupiter brings the awareness that as children of this light that shines in all directions, everything in life is supposed to grow, expand and be understood. Learning and teaching and supporting the spread of knowledge is natural and spontaneous for such people.A Jupiter that is unfavorably placed will make the person feel these areas are not easy, and passing on the light of knowledge comes with hardship and limitations. Such people feel disconnected from the expansive nature of our true spiritual essence.
Jupiter in Vedic Astrology represents knowledge. Jupiter signifies higher education, wisdom embodied in spiritual traditions, and religion. As gaining knowledge is essential for evolution and spiritual growth, Jupiter also indicates the general principle of growth in life. Physically, Jupiter relates to the growth of the body; mentally, to the increase of happiness and sense of fullness; and socially, to the growth of the family in the form of progeny. Guru (Jupiter) signifies prosperity and fortune in life.
Jupiter is the lawyer in astrology; he writes the law and either makes the person follow it or resent it depending upon its condition. Jupiter also represents a husband in a female's chart. Mars is not the husband, Mars represents male friends. Jupiter is the guiding force in every woman's life. Jupiter in Vedic Astrology is also a significator of wisdom.
Jupiter in Astrology is the knowledge we gain in this lifetime. It is the concentration we put into learning something. Jupiter is the teaching of our father and educators. Since the father is the first teacher for a child, Jupiter automatically becomes the teaching and preaching of fathers and father figures. Jupiter also represents our belief system and our ability to follow the law.
External Object Represented
Internal Object Represented
Leaders & Authorities
Talent for Leadership
Leadership, Aristocratic, Authoritative, Fatherly
High Ranking People having a Nurturing Role Mother
Ability to rule in a caring & supporting way, Nurturing Skills
Caring of groups, Motherly
CEO, Commander, Chief of Operations
Ability to Command others, Executive Skills
Commanding Ability to get others to do work
Diplomats, Secretary to Highly Placed People, Carefree People of Hight Status
Diplomatic Skills and Access to Highly Placed People in general
Mediating, Playfulness, Curiocity
Judges, Advisors, Scholars, Professors, Experts
Ability to Judge and Advise others, Ability to master a knowledge
Wise, Scholarly, Advising, Consulting
Counsellors, Advisors, Representatives
The ability to create harmony among people, the ability to relate to others pleasantly
Harmonizing, Understanding, Representative
Employees, Helpers, Servent, Assistants
The ability to serve others, our draw to most basic values in life
Serving, Involved to Basic Value Work, Hardwork
People that rebel and break boundaries, people that are not part of the community
The wild side in us, Intense desires
Hard to Contain, Unpredictable
What Does Jupiter Signify in Astrology?
In a Female's Birth Chart, her Husband is represented by Jupiter whereas the Male friend or Boyfriend is represented by Mars. Jupiter is the guiding force in every woman's life. Jupiter is also wisdom.
We learn from our teachers, whether it's Vedic Theology, Nazi theology, or Christian theology. The source of wisdom and belief is controlled by Jupiter in our chart. Our higher learning is dependent upon Jupiter, from basic education to a Master's degree and Ph.D.
Jupiter in Vedic Astrology represents the rituals of our culture, our traditions, and our ability to follow them.
Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system, which is why it represents the expansion of things related to where Jupiter sits in your horoscope. Now if that expansion will be positive or negative, early or late, depends upon other factors and planets.
Whenever Jupiter is in the ascendant, 5th House, and 9th House, it shows a person is capable of learning several languages.
Jupiter in Jyotish is also an indicator of wealth, finance, children, luck, travel, and gains in life. It is pretty much the karaka of the 2nd, 5th, 9th, and 11th House in a horoscope. This is why Jupiter is one of the most important planets after the Moon.
Jupiter is the source of optimism in Vedi Astrology.
Externally, Jupiter signifies people who are wise or well educated, scholars, experts, teachers, advisers, people full with life and optimism, jolly and eloquent people, people who are large, people with expansive ideas, people with collections of any kind, people who are balanced in their lifestyles, people who are dedicated to spiritual growth, sweet and fattening food, fruit.
Physically, Jupiter represents growth in the body, fat, the storing and release of energy in the form of fat by the liver, the growth of any tissue, excessive growth (overweight, tumors).
Internally, Jupiter represents happiness, optimism, spiritual growth, intelligence, learning, in particular the ability to get the bigger picture, eloquence, the ability to grow and progress.
Qualities signified by Jupiter in Astrology: happiness, optimism, expansiveness, eloquence, intelligence, learned, spiritual, collecting, large.
Determining what objects are signified by Jupiter in Vedic Astrology: Whatever part of the system is key or regulates growth, maintains overall balance in the system, is a storehouse for information.
Karaka is the reason for happening events in life whereas Karakatwas is the domain of the planet for delivering things. For example- Venus is Karaka of Marriage whereas Karakatwas of Venus is Marriage.
As per Uttara Kalamrita Vedic Textbook, Jupiter in Astrology is the Karakatwas for: Jupiter rules over son, grandson, grandfather, great grand-fathers, close friend, eldest brother, one's own teachers, merchant, tradesmen, vedic text, Mantras, brilliancy, reading other's mind, astronomy, astrology, intellect, brain, logic, philosophy, proficiency in learning, literature, sound knowledge of sacred texts and scriptures, installation of God Brahma, performing one's religious duties, Lord Indra, worship of lord Shiva, Gods, penance, charity, religious duty, Brahmin, one's duty, movement in heaven, holy water, twice born, Meemamsa or enquiry into jurisprudence and the nature of Dharma, Vedanta system of philosophy, mantra, dvijas, holy water or place of pilgrimage, great results of Agnishtoma sacrifice, tantras, tower, palatial house, a beautiful mansion, a house granting all comforts, wealth of elephants, cow, buffaloes, royal honor, horse, Chariot, traveling in a well-decorated carriage, throne, old garment, a new house, vessels, strange or peculiar palace, honor from the king, curd, fruits of Agnisthoma rite, sweet juice, savings, treasure, jewel, gold, ornamentation, gems, Lapis Lazuli, Gomedha or hessonite, Cat's eye or lahsuniya, gold yellow topaz, a stone, decorations, soft and pleasant stones, helping others, valor, gentleness, being good, happiness, misery, softness, wrath, impartiality, circular, swinging, old, old age, acts arising from great indignation, understanding the minds or thoughts of others, charming an audience, orator, reputation, great long poems, North, facing North, moving in villages, swinging on a plank or on an elephant, month, length, yellow color, device, infantry, cold season, second half of winter, large body, fat, physical health, thigh, phlegm, dropsy, wind, knee and complaints of the digestive system.
Health and Physiology Significance of Jupiter in Astrology
Jupiter in Vedic Astrology has the following health significance: Jupiter in Astrology Signifies Fat in Body. appendicitis (intestinal disorders) fever arising out of disorder in the entrails, diseases arising from sorrow, fainting or swooning, and phlegmatic disorder, ear trouble, giddiness, trouble in connection with temple matters, torture for knocking off hoarded wealth, the harm resulting from the curses of Brahmins and Gods, diseases engendered by Kinnaras, Yakshas, Gods, Serpents, and Vidyadharas, etc, (class of demigods) and troubles arising from serious offenses done to wise men and elders, all these are indicated by Jupiter. Jupiter will bring about death without much trouble or through phlegm. Jupiter governs hearing (sound). You may experience or none of the health issues i.e. the above health effects will depend upon the placement and condition of Jupiter in your horoscope.
Muhurat Significance of Jupiter in Astrology
On a day presided over by Jupiter or when Jupiter is in the ascendant, all work undertaken in connection with the following things will be crowned with success: On the day presided over by Jupiter, all things pertaining to the following may be done with advantage: Gold, silver, horses, elephants, bulls, physicians, medicines (or herbs), propitiation of Brahmanas, the manes and Gods, leaders (infantry), umbrellas, Chowries, ornaments, kings, temples (or installation of deities and construction of houses), the performance of religious acts, auspicious ceremonies, Sastras (scriptures), attractive things, tonics (or nutritious food), truthful speech, observance of vows, sacrifices, wealth, beautiful and excellent things, like a stick with good colors.
Dasha Significance of Jupiter in Vedic Astrology
From the results predicted for dashas (planetary periods) we can learn additional favorable and unfavorable significations and associations.
During Jupiter's auspicious Dasha or Antardasha, During Jupiter's auspicious Dasha or Antardasha one acquires reverential feelings, learning, prowess, intellect, and beauty. One gets wealth through one's own power; by being beneficial to others, energetic from Vaidik mantras, from kings, studies, and recitation of sacred formulae. One gets gold, horses, sons, elephants, armaments, and becomes friendly with great kings.
During Jupiter's inauspicious Dasha or Antardasha: During Jupiter's inauspicious Dasha or Antardasha, one gets mental pain in solving subtle problems, eye diseases and enmity with religious disbelievers.
Description of Planet Jupiter as per Vedic Textbooks
According to Parashara: Jupiter has a big body, tawny hair and tawny eyes are phlegmatic, intelligent, and learned in all Shastras.
According to Horasara: Jupiter has stout and tall body; his eyes are neither big nor small, he is intelligent, well-versed in politics or policy making has prominent bilious composition, is a very eloquent speaker, wears yellow apparels and jewels and is of noble disposition.
According to Bhirat Jataka: Jupiter has a big body, yellow hair and yellow eyes, superior intellect and a phlegmatic nature.
According to Saravali: The eyes of Jupiter are somewhat reddish-brown. He is learned in Vedas. His voice resembles that of a lion. He is firm and prominently Satwik. His physical complexion is akin to the pure yellow metal. He has a broad and prominent chest. He is always fond of virtues and is modest. He has firm and large eyes and is of a forgiving disposition. He wears yellow apparel, is phlegmatic, fat, and pre-eminent.
According to Phala Deepika: Jupiter has a body of yellowish hue His eyes and hair brown. He has got a fat and elevated chest and possesses a big body. He is phlegmatic in temperament and is exceedingly intelligent. His voice is similar to that of a lion or the sound of the conch. He is always after wealth.
According to Sarvartha Chintamani: Jupiter is of satvik temperament, is endowed with all the good qualities of character, has yellow eyes, has no hair on the head.
Characteristics of Jupiter in Vedic Astrology
Bg body, Tawny hair, Tawny eyes, Phlegmatic, Intelligent, Learned in all Shastras
Person of 30 years
Aspect of Life
Confers Knowledge and Happiness, Five senses, Sound
Characteristic mark on body
On the right side, Shoulder
Apparel / Clothing
Yellow Cloth, Cloth not quite new nor quite old, Saffron
White, Yellow, Golden, Tawny
Satva or the Goodness and Purity, Sattvic
Northeast, North and North East
Average Daily Motion
5 to 15 Degrees
Rashi of Exaltation
Cancer 5 Degrees
Rashi of Debilitation
Capricorn 5 Degrees
Grain / Pulse
Dhatu / Mula / Jiva
Jeeva (animals), Jivas
Neck Ornaments, Topaz-set, Gold Neck chain
Topaz like Stone
Plants, Trees and Food
Fruit-bearing and fruitless trees, Fruitful plants