“The supreme teacher of paradise….. raining wisdom upon lives…..”
Planet Jupiter is considered most benefic planet in Vedic astrology. It represents wisdom, luck, respect, authority, benevolence, justice, intellectuality, philosophy, religion, wealth, prosperity, peace of mind, education, diplomacy, gains and spirituality. Jupiter's strength and it's good placement in a chart is very much required to have many beneficial aspects of Life.
Jupiter (Brihaspati) : Astronomy
Brihaspati (Guru) or Jupiter is the largest planet of the our solar system. In the solar system, It is 5th planet from the Sun. The distance of Jupiter from Sun is around 501 million miles. Jupiter consist hydrogen and helium and because of it is called a gas giant. Jupiter is not a terrestrial planet and it is mainly a gaseous planet. It’s diameter is 142986 km and it is . It takes almost 10 hours to rotate on its axis. Jupiter takes around 12 years to revolve around the Sun. Jupiter’s mass is 317.7 times more than the mass of earth. The density of Jupiter is 1.3 g/cm3 and it is 2nd highest in gas planets but it is around 23% of the density of earth . Because of this , it’s gravitational force is strongest among all planets in the solar system. There is a faint planetary ring around the Jupiter.
Astrology of Jupiter or Brihaspati : Importance of Jupiter in horoscope
In the words of astrology, Jupiter who is also called as Brahaspati and Devaguru in Sanskrit, is the planet of wisdom, the Lord of light and the teacher of gods. He is the paradisiacal giver of divine knowledge upon the mortal land.
In the studies of astrology, it has been the first and most benefic planet and for the same, it is believed to be the most auspicious. There is a reason for this. In Vedic astrology, Brihaspati or guru is the natural karaka of 4 very important house. So irrespective of the ascendant and lordship ,it is beneficial for the natives of all the ascendant. Jupiter is the natural karaka of 2nd house (house of wealth, speech), 5th house (House education, diplomacy and children), 9th house( House of Luck and religion) and 11th house (House of gains). In the world of astrology it has been given many names comprising Lord of power, Lord of wisdom, Lord of sacred speech, Guru of Gods, God of Gods, etc.
In the intricate structure of horoscope chart, presence of Jupiter explores many significant direction in the lives comprising fortune, growth, affluence, respect, journeys, ambitions, success, and spirituality. The good placement of Jupiter in the chart expresses the level of wisdom, attitude of benevolence, sense of justice, color of thoughts, independent outlook, dreams of life and philosophical aspects in the lives of an individual.
The most potent and highest positive position of Jupiter in the horoscope chart is the first house besides which it is perceived to impact good both in kendra’s (4th house, 7th house and 10th house) as well as in auspicious trikona houses( 5th house and 9th house). The placement of Jupiter in trika house (6th house, 8th house and 12th house) are not auspicious while it's placement in 2nd and 11th house is also considered good. Apart from the placement, Jupiter aspect 3 houses from where it is placed and the aspects of Jupiter is considered most auspicious. Brihaspati has 5th, 7th and 9th aspects. The houses which got aspects of Jupiter got enhanced in the auspicious matters and the ill impacts caused by other malefic planets are removed.
The planet Jupiter governs over the Zodiac Sagittarius and Pisces. So for the natives having Sagittarius and Pisces ascendants, Brihaspati becomes increasingly benefic. Apart from it , for the Aquarius ascendant natives, it is the lord of 2nd and 11th house (both of the houses are related to wealth and gains) so it solely represent the wealth, money and gains and in case of this ascendant , it is also a very beneficial planet in terms of gains and affluence.
The people having strong and well placed Guru excel in their life. These natives are generally have prosperity, peace of mind, benevolence, helpful nature, wisdom and happiness in life. Strong Jupiter makes people inclined towards administration, management, education, religion, intellectuality, entrepreneurship, consultancy, astronomy, astrology, Law, consultancy and politics.
A weak Jupiter in the horoscope may cause many problems like lack of wisdom, poor grasping, lack of wealth, unnecessary expenditures, struggle, problems in marriage and peace of mind, average support of luck, problems in education and child birth, problems in speech and harmony in family. However, these are general results and could only be perfectly predicted after the study of all other planets and houses as well.
One more significant aspect associated with the planet Jupiter says that the positive impacts of the planet upon the individual are believed to be the reflection of his positive deeds in his or her previous life as the natives get endowed with different shades of life on account of what they left around when they lived earlier. In the lives of women, it has a different significance as it determines the path of marital life and enclosure of relationships in her journey of life upon this land.
In the words of science of astrology, Jupiter has been perceived as the teacher of science of light, astrology and astronomy. On account of this, natives of the planet with his strong placements are highly inclined towards the these sectors and are generally found involved in them. These people are the strong possessor of moral values and ethics and respect the prevailing conventions and are well educated.
Altogether, planet guru is the most benefic celestial body bestowing success, growth, affluence and recognition to the natives.
Body Parts and Diseases controlled by Brihaspati
The zodiac in which Jupiter is placed in a horoscope is the Jupiter sign of the person. Jupiter sign decides the dignity of this planet in the horoscope. In Human Body, it rules the liver, tumors, malignancy, organs of hearing, lower abdomen, hips, circulation of blood, blood pressure and arteries The ill-placed Brihaspati may cause jaundice, gastric, chronic constipation, cough, colds, asthma, nose bleeding, apoplexy, tumor, liver weakness, ear trouble & high blood pressure