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Jupiter’s transit to Libra 2017-2018

By Kshitij Sharma, September 10, 2017

Jupiter will be in Virgo (Kanya) Rashi from September 12th 2017 to October 12th 2018. It would enter the enemy sign of Libra, ruled by Venus during late hours of August 11th for a horoscope cast for Bangalore, India. Jupiter will be in Chitra Nakshatra to begin with. It will move to Swati on 14th October. Jupiter moves to own Vishakha nakshatra on 16th December. During retrogression, it will again be in Hasta and Chitra nakshatra. It becomes retrograde in Libra on March 9th, 2018. Jupiter becomes direct on July 10th, 2018.

Important Planetary Influences on Jupiter


Guru asta (combustion) begins on October 12, 2017 and ends on November 9, 2017.

Drishti on Jupiter

There is no Saturn/Jupiter drishti or Guru-Chaandaala yoga during this period.  Jupiter will have its drishti/aspect on Kumbha (Aquarius), Mesha (Aries) and Mithun (Gemini) rashis.

Transit Effect on Various Rashis

Guru gives auspicious results transiting through these houses from Ascendant or Moon – 2nd House, 5th House, 7th House, 9th House and 11th House. For the rest of the houses, the overall effect is adverse, i.e. adverse affect will be felt if Jupiter is transiting through the janma rashi, 3rd House, 4th House, 6th House, 8th House, 10th House and 12th House. Out of these, 11th House transit of Jupiter is highly auspicious transit. At the same time, 3rd House transit of Jupiter as counted from rashi or lagna is highly inauspicious. It is the worst transit of Jupiter. Based on these principles, we can summarize the results for various rashis as follows:

S. No. Sign Transit House Transit Effect Transit Results
1. Aries 7th House Auspicious This is a good transit that indicates affects the house of spouse, social network and labha and the house of valour, bravery and siblings. Happiness with spouse is indicated for both sexes and more so for females for whom the planet is natural karaka for husband. It also indicates favours from those around. Travel will be auspicious. Financial gains, prosperity, especially in new enterprises is indicated. You will be able to create new “partners” in success and grow your support circle. The problem with such transit is there can be too much of a good thing. You will be overoptimistic and may not see negative side of things. This is a good time for students as they will be able to learn new subjects. Health problems can occur due to overindulgence.
2. Taurus 6th House Inauspicious Opposition is indicated. Enemies will be active. At the same time, you can be a little lethargic in dealing with them. You will believe yourself to be a balanced and just person, but this attitude alone will not help. Difference of opinion with spouse and family is indicated. For those who are not yet married, prospects of marriage will be delayed or there will be obstacles. This is true more for Taurus women. Health will suffer if you do not control eating, especially kapha foods – oily food, milk products should be consumed with caution. Retrograde Jupiter will cause emotional problems and diseases of abdomen area. Work will be average while you should watch how you work with superiors and maintain your reputation. This is a good period for saving money and improving on your fixed deposits.
3. Gemini 5th House Auspicious Although Mercury and Jupiter are not friendly planets in astrology, this will still be a good period for overall increase of knowledge. This is a good period for students especially in higher education stage. Money through speculation, stock market will also help by providing a stable judgement in dealing with fickle stock market. Jupiter has drishti on 11th house and it will mean bigger and better chances of earning money through association of learned people and through higher status in ones social surroundings. Jupiter directly aspect the ascendant from 5th house and this will give you stability of mind and health. For those who are looking for alliances, this is a good period to get married. There will also be happiness through children. There will be a desire to have kids and hence its a good period for conception if your dasha/antardasha periods are also supportive.
4. Cancer 4th House Inauspicious Tough period indicated by restlessness and emotional ups and downs. Relationship with mother can become taxing. Be careful with litigation related to property. However, the period would still feel good since you just came out of even worse 3rd House transit. This period brings stability in some sense. This will be a reasonable period at work since Jupiter aspect a friendly sign in 10th house. Jupiter will also activate 8th house and 12th house significations. This in some sense indicates change of place or at least dissatisfaction from the place of current residence. Both the houses are Jupiter’s enemy houses and indicate illnesses. Keep an eye on your health. Kapha will dominate: weight gain, water retention. Chest infection can occur.
5. Leo 3rd House Inauspicious Jupiter’s transit through 3rd house is usually inauspicious and is only mitigated when the overall chart is strong. This transit usually brings in a change of place or separation in form of both short and long distance travels, which may not always be fruitful. Such transit causes restlessness or the other extreme of laziness. Diseases become worse especially during Jupiter’s retrograde motion. There is general failures in new projects because the person suffers from general lack of motivation. Still, at this time, the person usually indulges in a lot of self promotion and marketing, through spoken and written communication. In other words, there is a lot of talk, but actual changes on the ground are not visible. Relationship with spouse can be tough, since Aquarius is inimical sign for Jupiter in 7th house. Money situation will be good due to Jupiter’s aspect on 11th house since Jupiter is natural karaka of gains and is intimately related to the 11th house.
6. Virgo 2nd House Auspicious This is a rewarding transit. Mental satisfaction occurs because family life is peaceful. This is a period of expansion of wealth along with investment in property. At work, promotion can happen if you have kept your cool and worked hard during the previous cycle. Problems with enemies/competitors are indicated and life will not be easy. Take care of health as well, but there will not be any chronic problems. You can become indulgent with food. Avoid sweet and fatty food or kapha problems will prevail. You will be fortunate at the place of work, but at the same time, government of the day may not always be helpful. Those involved in research will do well.
7. Libra 1st House Inauspicious This is a period of change and stress. It can also give overconfidence to individuals, which may not work out in your favour and can result in failures and disappointment in the long run. Still, karma is required and this is a good time for learning and application of such learning. Expenditure becomes very high. This can cause problems with property and also harassment from government. Education and kids can have problems. Those pursuing high studies will benefit from this transit.
8. Scorpio 12th House Inauspicious This is a period of rest, reflection and realization. For Scorpio borns, Sadhe sati is also in its last stage as Saturn is going through 2nd house transit, which should give you enough maturity in order to learn. Keep your head down during this transit. Do not stick your neck out. This period can cause problems with 12th, 6th and 8th house significations, and all three of these houses are related to illness. Heart and chest problems will bother you. Emotionally, this will not be a great period. Property transactions will suffer, but you will still be very interested in these transaction. Advice to you to is to ensure that the paperwork is done properly such that you do not suffer in long run. You can do exceptionally well if you are involved in service industry, related to medical, legal or similar fields.
9. Sagittarius 11th House Auspicious Sagittarius rashi borns will experience the best transit of lagna lord Jupiter, which will be a very welcome change for you since your sadhe sati is going on. This indicates good income and flow of money. Promotion at work and respect from peers is accompanied with this transit. This is an extremely rewarding period for students – gain of knowledge in their areas of work. Still, there is a possibility of you disagreeing with your siblings, especially when it comes to finances. Motivation to work will be low, and that may reduce the overall gains that you expect. For family, this is a good time. Good period to be married, have a good time with your partner and for business partnerships. This transit will also trigger a strong desire to have kids and have good time to be with your kids.
10. Capricorn 10th House Inauspicious This will be a tough transit for Capricorn individuals, since it is also accompanied with Sadhe sati. Domestic issues & family problems could cause stress. At work, put in ample amount of hard work. Not in this year, but definitely in the next year will you see the effort being paid off. Therefore, do not try to be very verbose during the transit and try to give too much gyan to peers and superiors at work. They will not understand and appreciate your depth of knowledge. Caution, discipline and a low profile – this is the key in this year. Real estate transactions will be rewarding. Take care of your health. Controlled eating and strict dieting will be required otherwise too much sugar in the system can cause long term kapha dosha.
11. Aquarius 9th House Auspicious Jupiter is the natural significactor of 9th house. Hence, logically, 9th house transit is a very auspicious transit for Jupiter. For Aquarius borns, Jupiter is also aspecting this rashi. Overall, this transit indicates wealth accumulation and respect from others. Children will do well and the desire to have kids is triggered during the year. This is also a good period to recreate lost rapport with siblings. Trine transit is also good for getting married. This is a good period for students as scholarship is indicated. Long distance travel will be rewarding.
12. Pisces 8th House Inauspicious Jupiter is lagna lord, but 8th house is not a good transit as it indicates hidden obstacles from all areas. It also indicates health problems. Foreign travel is indicated, but it is usually accompanied with fatigue. Change of place is indicated but it will not bring happiness. During the period of retrogression, loss of near and dear ones, loss of wealth and fear of litigation is indicated. Any auspicious transit through 8th house indicates gains through inheritance. Family will be there to support you even through emotional problems. Be careful with real estate transactions, especially if lot of marketing and sales pressure is accompanied with this. In other words, do not get fascinated by marketing brochures

If Jupiter is going through inauspicious transit, the following general remedies will work:

  • Donate jaggary, chana dal to elderly priests
  • Pay respect to your gurus, teachers and do not insult them
  • Pray to Lord Ganesha and Lord Vishnu

One comment

  • Comment by Ram on January 1, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Dear sir I think the article should read as Jupiter will be in Libra (tula) from September 12th 2017
    Correct me if I am wrong

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