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Jupiter – Guru in Astrology

By Kshitij Sharma
Published: May 25, 2014, Last Updated: July 19, 2014

Jupiter is Guru – meaning “the teacher”, also known as Brihaspati, is the divine teacher of the  Gods in Indian mythology. It is the most beneficial planet in Vedic astrology. Even when it is lord of dusthanas, for example for Libra or Cancer lagna, it does not lose its benefic nature. Interestingly, in classical astronomy, it has its parallel. As a largest planet in the solar system, its benign nature is in play where it protects Earth from comets and other small planetary bodies from the Kuiper belt. See this article from NY Times for reference.

General properties  and behaviour
Jupiter in a matured and intelligent planet. It represents higher wisdom and intellect. Good judgement, which is basis of wisdom, comes from Guru. It also represents knowledge and spirituality. LawJupiter represents intuition and hence, in a Vedic birth chart, Jupiter represents astrology and other mantrik aspects. Jupiter upholds dharma and hence is a very important planet for law. It is a strong planet in janma kundalis of lawyers, judges and similar occupations, frequently associated with 1st and 2nd house in their horoscopes. A teacher is worshipped as below in Hinduism.

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुर्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः ।
गुरुः साक्षात्परब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ।।

Jupiter is expansive planet. Its effect on a house should be seen as expanding the inherent significance of the house. E.g. associated with lagna, the person will be large hearted, with good immune system and good overall health. Related to 5th house in a kundali, it will ensure that intelligence is expanded and this combination gives more children. It also brings in spirituality in picture. Associated with 5th house in a horoscope, the knowledge, intelligence is targeted towards spiritual elements.

Properties of strong Jupiter
When Jupiter is strong in a horoscope, it provides for an intellectual mind. It is a planet that provides for health and wealth both. A strong Jupiter indicates a treasure (निधि) and association with Lord Kubera.  In a kundali, a strong Jupiter is creative and expansive. Associated with second house, a strong and beneficial Jupiter will provide for a good family and good wealth to the individual.

Properties of a malefic Jupiter
Jupiter is rarely malefic, even when it is lord of dusthanas in a horoscope. For example, for Libra ascendants, Jupiter gets ownership of 3rd and 6th house in a horoscope. This makes Jupiter lose its beneficence a bit, but does not make it a malefic planet. Being malefic means that Jupiter takes the person towards materialistic world, but that’s about it. When associated with other malefic planets, Jupiter becomes weak, but does not change its basic beneficial nature as indicated by Vedic astrology.

Properties of a weak Jupiter
A weak or afflicted Jupiter in a kundli results in depression and pessimism, narrow-mindedness and lack of creativity. It also results in spectrum of health problems as the basic vigour and vitality is missing. It signifies lack of children.

Governing Relationship
In a birth chart, Jupiter represents husband for a lady. It represents children, elder brother and paternal grandfather.

Exaltation, Debilitation and Moolatrikona
Jupiter is exalted in Cancer, which is a sign of emotions, care and nurture. Jupiter is the coach, who cares about people and wants everyone to come along with him. We don’t follow Jupiter. We learn from Jupiter and walk with him. Hence, Jupiter being exalted in Cancer makes a lot of sense. The highest exaltation point of Jupiter is 5° of Cancer. So, on the other side, the debilitation sign is Capricorn, a sign ruled by Saturn. It is a non-charismatic sign and often denotes someone who learn by his/her own, works hard, but refuses to learn from others. How would a coach tolerate this? However, logic says that the real debilitation sign should have been Aquarius with its unconventional and deviant mindset that at least a coach cannot tolerate. But seems our great teachers had other thoughts.

Jupiter in Capricorn with neechabhanga will give a personality that can bend rules and have focused goals along with the natural capability of influencing others. This amounts to great political power. Jupiter’s moolatrikona is Sagittarius 0° to 10°. 

Astrological Remedial Measures
Jupiter is represented by Chick Peas (chana dal). To strengthen Jupiter or to reduce the affect of Jupiter in an adverse transit, donate chana dal.

Planetary Friendship
Jupiter is friends with Moon, Mars and Sun. Saturn is considered a neutral planet, even though Jupiter is debilitated in Saturn’s sign. Mercury and Venus are natural enemies. Jupiter cannot tolerate Mercury’s fickle minded behavior.

Body Part
In a janma kundali, Jupiter represents health and vitality.

Matter & Direction
In Vedic astrology, Jupiter governs gold. Jupiter denotes everything expansive. It denotes economists, policy makers. Hence in the stock market, it would denote banking and financial sector. It also denotes consulting companies. It naturally is responsible for the education sector. Salt, dals/pulses, confectionary items are also ruled by Jupiter. It rules over North-east direction.

In a kundali, Jupiter affects all professions where teaching, law is important. Jupiter indicates authority in law. Jupiter is itself a teacher of Devas and hence indicates career in teaching and imparting knowledge.

Karaka & commonality with various houses
These are the attributes that Jupiter governs in a jamna kundali:

  1. 1st house (General health, strength of the immune system)
  2. 2nd house (Wealth – निधि)
  3. 5th house (Knowledge, wisdom, children)
  4. 9th house (Recognition from higher ups and government of the day, spirituality)
  5. 11th house (gains, elder brother)


  • Comment by later on February 9, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Sir, pls let me know when will i get married? Will my husband be a good person? Do i have children? My dob 21.6.84 @11.30pm

  • Comment by preeti Lalung on April 5, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    My date of birth 11. 11.1992 at 7. 30 pm pls let me know when i get job and married life

  • Comment by Krishan Kaur on August 5, 2015 at 3:20 am

    How many children will I have

  • Comment by poonam on August 19, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    my date of birth is 26 january 1981 but i don’t know the time last 10 years i am facing variour problem in my married life can you tell me why all this happen to me and how long this time is balnce. poonam dey

  • Comment by Anamika on May 6, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Sir please let me know when my budh dasa is starring? Also from sept2014 my bad time has came’ I lost everything. And had too many problems in married life. I had to decide to quit all relation from parents and all my extended families to continue my marriage. I am very worried’ since another 3 months guru grah is in retro moves please inform me wot remedies I shld do to keep my marriage alive. I have 12 yrs old son . Sir’ I am already fasting on Thursday, sat, monday & Wednesday (satyanaryanPuja).
    DOB 18.9.76 ahemdabad.

  • Comment by sandeep on January 25, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    dob 9 sep 1969
    time 7,30 am
    place jalandhar

    health problem issue pls tell me remedies

  • Comment by Abhilasha Bhattacharya on April 15, 2017 at 12:01 am

    My birthdate is on 21st Nov 1997 12:30 noon and i m a female…Birthplace is Assam i m facing financial problems we are having properties but couldn’t solved it

  • Comment by nitin on July 1, 2017 at 10:17 am

    can u suggest me a gemstone

  • Comment by Lakshya on September 3, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Guru ji my Jupiter is the Lord of 1st and 10th and exalted in 5th house.
    What is the result

  • Comment by TAPISH KANT KALLAA on September 3, 2017 at 8:50 pm


  • Comment by Sujitha.k on September 6, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    My dob is 11th june 87at 12.57 a.mpls tell me when will i get married? Arranged or love marriege …pls tell me..sir

  • Comment by Anita Gupta on October 28, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Panditji main janana chahti hu ki kya mera koi apna buisness hoga agar haan to kab tak

  • Comment by Divya Alla on April 18, 2019 at 11:17 pm


    My DOB – 11 April 1990
    POB- Palakolu
    Time – 1 Am

    Please let me know when will I get married and if so when ?

  • Comment by Prabha singh on August 11, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Please let me know when my daughter will get married
    DOB : 5 nov 1982
    Place : nagpur maharashtra
    Birth time : 17: 20:00

  • Comment by Rachel on December 26, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    I have Jupiter and Venus in my Forth house 🏡 how can I bring tranquility and agreement with these planets for my personal development.

  • Comment by Durga gunji on July 23, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Good morning sir

    D.O.B: 29-3-1996
    Place :andrapradesh
    Day: Friday 4.30pm

    When will I get married and job also.
    Will get good partner and children
    Iam in too bad position. Still we saw many matches but didn’t set even one we are suffering a lot. Plz solve my problem

  • Comment by Patan Farhana on September 29, 2020 at 12:44 am

    When I get married and when I met my husband first time if any conflicts in our marriage how he looks were he live plz tell
    Patan Farhana March 7 2001,11:00 am

  • Comment by Sabiya Subani on October 21, 2020 at 5:06 am

    DOB 09/04/1990
    Place koilkuntla, Kurnool Andhrapradesh.
    Time 11;30 am
    Sir, please tell is my Jupiter strong or weak

  • Comment by Kalkunte Srivenugopal on January 24, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Dear Sir,
    My DOB is 7 June 1955. Born near Hassan in Karnataka in India. Time of birth is noon 12 pm. I am a researcher and looking to get a job. Please tell me if I will be successful and if I will be moving to a different city. Thank you so much. God bless you.

  • Comment by Divyangini MALIK on January 27, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    My date of birth is 15/11/ 63. Time is 12 NOON.
    place is CALCUTTA.

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