Jupiter – Zeus - the Sky God

The name Jupiter comes from the words – Djous meaning sky and Pater meaning father. Jupiter literally means Sky Father. The planet Jupiter is considered to be the father of all planets. It is the largest of all the planets and is the fifth planet in our solar system.

Jupiter is traditionally the ruling planet of Sagittarius and Pisces. When it visits the constellation of Cancer it is said to be at its most powerful. In classical Roman mythology, Jupiter is the ruler of the gods and their guardian and protector, and his symbol is the thunderbolt.

Jupiter was worshipped by the Romans and was considered a deity. The Romans followed rituals and sacrificed white animals to appease and please their God! It was said that if Jupiter was not worshipped then suffering would come.

Astrologically, Jupiter is associated with the principles of growth, expansion, healing, prosperity, good fortune, and miracles. Jupiter governs long distance and foreign travel, big business and wealth, higher education, religion, and the law. It is also associated with the urge for freedom and exploration, as well with gambling and merrymaking.

Jupiter has also been long associated with the King of the Gods, Zeus in Greek mythology. Like the planet who has 4 moons – or feminine counterparts – Zeus had more than one wife, much to the dismay Hera is first wife. In Roman mythology Jupiter’s twin is Juno – the feminine aspect of Jupiter’s energy. Juno was considered to be Jupiter’s wife.

The King of the Gods or the Father of the Skies and thunderbolts is at the heart of the characteristic traits that Jupiter embodies. Being regal and a leader is what Jupiter is all about. Where Jupiter is placed in the skies tells an astrologer how success and progression can arise in a person’s life. It is the lucky planet which brings good fortune. This can be traced back to Roman mythology where the daughter of Jupiter was Fortuna, meaning fortune!

The signs influenced by Jupiter are Sagittarius, Pisces and also Cancer. Cancer is linked to Hera/Juno, the wife of Zeus (Greek mythology) otherwise known as Jupiter (Roman mythology).

If any of these signs are in your life you will be blessed with good fortune without a doubt. They may not have to do anything but remain present in your life. Cherish these Jupiterian people wisely because they can also bring great wisdom and philosophical understanding into your life.

Jupiter is considered to be the ‘Guru’ of all in Hindu astrology. Guru means the great spiritual teacher. When Jupiter’s influence is powerful it brings learning into our lives and/or makes us wiser and more philosophical. Spirituality is at the heart of Jupiter’s energy. This planet’s energy can turn a pauper into a rich man and a rich man into a pauper. It brings the greatest lessons to all of us.

Thursday has long been considered the day of Jupiter – the French call Thursday, Jeudi – and in Latin this means day of Jupiter. It is the day of learning and also of meditation. A day to pray to the Father of the Skies!

Jupiter and animals

The eagle represents Jupiter. This animal flies high and is said to be above all – it belongs to the Father of the Sky.

Jupiter colours

Golds and yellows are associated with the planet Jupiter.

Major Arcana – The Hierophant and the Wheel of Fortune

The Hierophant card represents Jupiter. Coincidentally the fifth planet, is the fifth card in the Major Arcana deck. For some it is considered to be the High Priest card – The Pope. It is also seen as representing the Law, Liberty and Justice. All of these concepts, including tradition and religion, are strongly linked with the planet Jupiter.

It is said that the Wheel of Fortune, the tenth Major Arcana card is said to be linked with Jupiter. This card is said to bring expansion through connection to the laws of the Universe or Cosmos. If you look at the card closely the animals associated with Jupiter appear as if by magic in the four corners of the card! The Lion, the Ox, Man, and the Eagle. The Ox was sacrificed when people prayed to Jupiter. Lion is the king of the jungle and Jupiter is considered the King of the planets. Man’s future is linked to how he connects with animals, his perspective which must encompass all (like the Eagle), and also how he sacrifices for the greater good – linked to the Ox. Success and good fortune come as a result of Man’s actions.

So how does Jupiter affect you?

It depends where your Jupiter was when you were born and which area of your chart it is moving through at present. You can find this out by getting in touch and having an astrological reading. A detailed analysis personal only to you, will tell you how Jupiter is about to bring more luck into your life!

Why is Jupiter so important this September?

Jupiter has been in retrograde motion since the beginning of May 2020. It is going forward on the 14th September 2020 - today! Many of us will feel our luck has been withheld. Many of us will be starting a new pathway – one which progresses our learning so we can go to the next level. Many of us will be expanding our business or our understanding so we can bring more good fortune into our lives. Some of us will also be starting a very fortunate happy love connection or getting married!

The planet Jupiter is a kind, benevolent planet that wants to give. What we receive can be spiritual gifts and expansion through learning. For the next few months Jupiter moves through Capricorn where it will then join the constellation of Aquarius on 20th December 2020 right before Christmas.

What does Jupiter’s forward transit mean for each sign?

Aries

There is a magical journey awaiting you this year and it will happen before the year ends.

Taurus

Unexpected developments will result in a relocation or a new job!

Gemini

You finally have more freedom! Enjoy it!

Cancer

A special gift will help to realise a dream.

Leo

A job move and receiving recognition for your hard work is on the cards.

Virgo

A link with family will open doors for you.

Libra

Finally, there is peace around you and you’re feeling closer to loved ones!

Scorpio

Your energy levels are so high you can achieve anything, and passion appears in unexpected places.

Sagittarius

A new pathway is forged, and it involves learning and love!

Capricorn

A boost in your bank balance! Contracts are being signed.

Aquarius

A long-awaited dream is unfolding before your eyes.

Pisces

Visions today will mark your future. Nothing is impossible!