The Boundless Realm of Jupiter ♃

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Known as the Great Benefactor, and the King of Gods, Jupiter is the largest of all the planets. Take all the planets in our solar system and put them together, Jupiter is larger than all those other planets combined! Currently in Leo, Jupiter transits each sign for approximately one year, taking around twelve years to complete the journey through all twelve zodiac signs.

Jupiter’s gift is to guide us to our highest fulfillment and happiness. He can seem to take away our awareness of limitation, filling us with confidence, optimism and a sense of purpose. He broadens our horizons and brings relief from the restraints that causes us to view the world in narrow, constricting terms. He represents the very best of what life holds.

As he breaks down the boundaries that have arisen through fear, life appears more colorful, more spacious, and full of opportunities just waiting to grab our attention. Jupiter asks us to follow our bliss by guiding us to become our most outrageously realized Self. His planetary essence leads us to our big dreams, even those that seem nearly impossible to achieve.

He opens doors, and drops hard-to-miss hints on our path. He brings us allies, showing up in our lives as a pull toward our aspirations through a sense of destiny, serendipity, new inspiring encounters, lucky breaks, and fateful events…Just showing up at the right place at the right time. Jupiter’s gifts keep us encouraged, so we’ll stay inspired and keep on the path of destiny. When we align with what we’re meant to be doing and answer Jupiter’s call, magic happens.

Sometimes the opportunities of Jupiter don’t really look like opportunities at all. In fact there might be some kind of loss associated with Jupiter’s presence through a transit of some sort. If this happens, this generally means that there has to be something moved out of the way so that the opportunity the impediment had been blocking, can make itself known. Jupiter’s gifts might be disguised as something painful at first, but lead to a much better situation later.

Jupiter’s emphasis is always on the bigger picture, and it tends to make that picture brighter, wider and more colorful than it appears through any of the other planetary lenses. By captivating our interest in the potential of what something could be, we often blur the minor details, smoothing out the inconsistencies for the sake of bringing cohesion to the whole.

When we are in the grips of a Jupiter moment, we can feel like the sky is the limit, and our feelings of hope and faith are inflated. Irresponsibility that results from blind optimism, not ill will, can be displayed. This largesse can, at times, deteriorate into laziness and over-indulgence (Yup, weight gain!), wastefulness, superficial promotion and false promises that distort reality beyond recognition.

Yes, Jupiter is the planet of increase and we should expect to prosper under its influence, but the opportunities that it brings are based upon having greater freedom to think and act for ourselves, less inhibited by closed options that normally define our prospects and selections for us. Such freedom calls for conscious awareness of what we do, why we do it, and how we balance the urge for instant gratification against the need to invest in the future.

If we fail to acknowledge the value of caution and moderation, we can be fooled into exploiting opportunities that lead towards financial failure, spiritual dissatisfaction, or the boredom and depression that accompanies surfeit and excess. Jupiter doesn’t offer revenge but allows us to be the architects of our own destruction, giving us enough rope to hang ourselves if we call for it.

Like a beacon in our birth chart, the sign and house position of Jupiter shows us where and how those signs of destiny will appear in our lives, our overall level of optimism, how we express our generosity and tolerance. It shows how we go about trusting others and improving our lives. Will our journey will be smooth or rocky?

What sign was Jupiter in when you were born? Find Your Jupiter Sign here.

Read more about your Jupiter Sign here.

Sources:

aeternalight-astrology.com

astrology.about.com/od/JupiterTransits

astrology.about.com/od/advancedastrology

astrotheme.com/astrology_planets

skyscript.co.uk/astrology_jupiter

astrology.about.com/od/jupiter/a/JupiterSigns

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