Jupiter, the Bringer of Joy

In honor of Sagittarians everywhere, this post is about Jupiter, Sag’s ruling planet, the bringer of joy.

Jupiter is located in a sign in your chart that brings you joy. Wherever Jupiter resides will tell a story of an area of life or a way of being which brings you sheer delight and happiness.  To do your Jupiter thing is the very pursuit of happiness for you.  The feeling you get when you do that is a sense of expansion, pleasure and lightness.  Jupiter is just plain fun.

Jupiter is also the part of us that reaches beyond ourselves and makes us grow bigger.  This part helps us develop a philosophy of life that answer’s life’s big questions and makes sense of our place in the universe.  When you are in touch with your Jupiter side, life has meaning and you have a reason to live.  You have a happiness to pursue and when you do so, you exude such positive, hopeful qualities that life rolls out the red carpet, tossing you opportunities and making you lucky.  When you are friends with your inner Jupiter, life is an adventure.

How do you find out where your Jupiter is?

If you don’t have your chart, or don’t know how to read your chart, you might want to order your own personal Astrology Chart Decoder.  This is a special tool I’ve invented that puts your chart’s details in English, instead of astrology symbols.  Your Decoder tells you where every planet in your chart is located:  the sign it’s in, the house it’s in and the exact degree it occupies.  When you’ve got your Decoder in front of you, check to see what your Jupiter sign is.

Where’s Your Joy?

When you have Jupiter in Aries, you derive joy from leaping into action.  It’s a little hard to sit still because you’d rather be in motion, making progress or getting somewhere.
Spontaneity delights you and you are never so happy as when your own action is the right one and brings delight to others.  You bounce back fast & learn well from mistakes.  Your philosophy is based on transparency and you get a lot of joy from being your truest self without apology.  To you, mutual honesty and directness are the key to any relationship.

Jupiter in Taurus

people love the physical world. If you have this Jupiter sign, you relish feeding all your senses with delicious sights, sounds, tastes, scents and textures. Can this lead to gluttony? You bet. It can also lead to acquisitiveness. But such people do generally end up with the nest egg they seek and lots of nice things to decorate it with. And your love of food leads to natural cooking talent. Your philosophy of life includes the importance of continuity and the idea that things should go on much the same unless there’s a really good reason to change them.

Jupiter in Gemini

Ok, you can be a real talker, even a serious chatterbox. You love being clever, expressing your wit and getting into wide-ranging conversations on a huge variety of topics. You are a “renaissance person,” pulled in a number of directions, all of which give you equal joy. In fact, you’re so multi-talented that you don’t know what to develop. Being involved with several ideas at once brings you delight and your life-philosophy involves the importance of using one’s intelligence and seeing life logically.

 Jupiter in Cancer

are a fountain of love and nurturance for those lucky enough to be around them. When you have this, you tend to feel emotionally secure and to feel like your emotions are ok without needing validation from others. You spread your support around liberally and are not easily emotionally depleted. You are sensitive to the needs of others, but not clingy or cloying. Yours is an open kitchen and a well-trod welcome mat. Your philosophy of life involves the importance of family and of treating people like family.

Jupiter in Leo

is very expansive and exudes noblesse oblige. This makes you a really royal person. Creativity gives you joy and you like to express yourself, but beware of excess self-involvement. You can bear a lot of attention. You are a natural leader and role model. You are sometimes unaware of how your large expression can overwhelm others and stifle their expression. When you make room for the creativity of others while not diminishing yourself, you are the best role model of all. Your philosophy is about being an individual and the importance of individual will and expression.

Jupiter in Virgo

is similar to Gemini. When you have this, you can get lost in, and overwhelmed by, the details. You find yourself trying to pan out and focus in at the same time, which can be frustrating, but on the other hand, having an abundance of Virgoan organizational energy is not a bad thing at all and you like nothing so much as a clean, fresh surface ready for use. Your health tends to go well because you enjoy putting healthy habits in place. Your philosophy can put a positive spin on the work ethic, partly because being efficient and industrious just feels good to you.

Jupiter in Libra

people truly enjoy relating to others, which may account for your varied and interesting social life. Your philosophy includes the tenet that life should be fair and this trips you up occasionally, when it doesn’t bear out. You think everyone’s beliefs deserve room, except where they exclude the beliefs of others. You can be a social magnet and a matchmaker, introducing the right people to each other and smoothing over social mishaps among your many and varied friends. Your tolerance for people’s differences leads to a host of good connections that can pay off over time.

Jupiter in Scorpio

you have a dark side that you enjoy. Sometimes this takes the form of gallows humor and sometimes it’s about a love of the gritty, grimy side of life (a fascination with detective novels, for example). Your philosophy includes the idea there’s no moment so dark it will not pass and that there is a light at the end of every tunnel. Because of that, you make a good helper and guide for people who are truly at the end of their rope, because you have a high tolerance for other people’s shadows. In fact, your sheer delight at seeing someone else being real while in pain is infectious.

Jupiter in Sagittarius

you like to stay mobile. You are a pretty purely Jupiterian person, so you have a strong sense of humor, a large and benevolent presence and you are fascinated with travel and foreign cultures. You are delighted by that which is different from you simply because it is different—that makes it interesting. You are sometimes very restless and need to avoid getting tied down. You have a deep well of optimism and can bounce back from just about anything. Your life-philosophy leaves room for endless growth and expansion.

Jupiter in Capricorn

people are prone to overworking because they love the sensation of discipline and focused effort. When you have this, you are delighted by discovering what to devote yourself to and you get a lot of energy and joy from working extremely hard at it once you’ve found it. Achievable goals inspire you and pie-in-the-sky goals annoy you. While you are not naturally optimistic, once your skepticism is satisfied, you can show tremendous persistence. Your philosophy is based on the idea that hard work leads inevitably to success—and for you, it does.

Jupiter in Aquarius

progress is enlivening and central to your world-view—thwarting it runs counter to your philosophy. You have a rebellious streak and quickly spot the places where old ways have stopped working. You are happiest when there’s a little chaos going on due to a really big change in the works. You have an abundance of ideas and enjoy taking an intellectual, experimental approach. For you an adventure is better had in the world of ideas than in the physical world and you secretly like shaking up the old, established ways.

Jupiter in Pisces

you have a deep well of faith to draw on. You are a profoundly gentle and tolerant person, with warm affection for all living things. You can be wise and generous with your attention and help make room for smaller beings around you to grow. If you are religious, you’ve chosen the finest parts of your religion and tolerate or ignore the rest.  This frees you to participate in a communion with spirit that feeds your soul and gives you joy and vitality. Your philosophy is simple: every living thing is deserving and there is room for all of us to be happy.

Astrology blogger since 2007

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