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Jupiter’s Aspect in Vedic Astrology

By Kshitij Sharma, January 12, 2023

In Vedic Astrology, Jupiter is known as a “Guru” or “Brihaspati”, meaning teacher or Lord of expansion. Jupiter is considered to be a benefic planet that represents wisdom, wealth, prosperity, and spiritual growth. A well-placed Jupiter with positive aspects and good dignity can bring blessings, wealth, good fortune, success and prosperity, and spiritual growth in an individual’s life. Jupiter’s drishti is considered to be on the 5th, 7th, and 9th from where it is located. In order to consider any drishti, it is important to consider the exact degrees, rather than just looking at the house positions.

Since Jupiter is a natural benefic, it enhances the significations of the house where it is placed in the horoscope. Further, due to its 5th, 7th, and 9th house drishti, it casts its effect on other important points on the horoscope. The aspect of Jupiter on other planets and houses in the chart is considered positive. This aspect on other planets and houses can bring growth, expansion, and luck to the areas of life represented by those planets and houses. Jupiter’s drishti is said to bring a sense of perspective and broadens one’s outlook on the part of life represented by the planet and house under aspect. For example, if Jupiter aspects a planet that is related to one’s career, it can bring success and growth in that area. On the other hand, if Jupiter aspects a planet that is related to one’s health, it can bring improvement in health and overall well-being. 

Here is how Jupiter’s aspects on other planets are interpreted.

Sun: Jupiter’s aspect on the Sun can bring good luck and success in one’s career and public life. It can also increase one’s authority, reputation, and respect in the community. Success in government and political positions is indicated. The father-son relationship is also improved.

Moon: Jupiter’s aspect on the Moon can improve one’s emotional well-being, and bring happiness and peace to the family life. It can also increase one’s intuition and psychic abilities. Apart from the beneficial 5/7/9 drishti, the effect of the Moon in quadrants from Jupiter forms the basis of Gaja Kesari Yoga. Gaja Kesari Yoga is a specific astrological alignment that is said to occur when Jupiter (Guru) is in a kendra (1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th) from Moon (Chandra) in a chart. 

This yoga is considered to be one of the most auspicious planetary combinations. it is believed to bestow wealth, good fortune, prosperity, and success in all areas of life. It brings good luck, name, fame, respect and authority, material prosperity, and good health. It also brings spiritual growth, knowledge and wisdom, and blessings of Gurus. It can also bring success in politics and government positions and can make one popular in society. The effect and strength of Gaja Kesari Yoga may vary based on the overall chart of the person, the condition of Jupiter and the Moon, and the influence of other planets in the chart. Additionally, in order for the yoga to be fully activated, both Jupiter and Moon should be well-placed and not in a state of combustion, in a state of weakness, or under other malefic influence, in order to fully express their positive qualities.

Mars: Jupiter’s aspect on Mars can bring courage, confidence, and success in competitions. It can also increase one’s physical energy and stamina.

Mercury: Jupiter’s aspect on Mercury can bring intelligence, wit, and good communication skills. It can also improve one’s ability to learn and acquire knowledge and can bring success in business, writing, and teaching.

Venus: Jupiter’s aspect on Venus can bring good luck in love and relationships. It can also improve one’s creativity, artistic talents, and ability to attract the opposite sex.

Saturn: Jupiter’s aspect on Saturn can bring good luck and success in career, and help one to overcome obstacles and delays. It can also bring financial gains and increase in status and respect. Dharmakarmadhipati yoga is formed when Jupiter and Saturn have a mutual aspect. The name “Dharmakarmadhipati Yoga” comes from the meaning of the planets involved: Jupiter represents Dharma (righteousness, ethics, and morality) and Saturn represents Karma (action, work, and career). Together, these planets in kendra from each other are believed to indicate an individual who is able to balance their spiritual beliefs and practices with their worldly responsibilities and achieve success in both areas of life.

Jupiter’s mutual effect on nodes is very interesting. The nodes, like Jupiter, have 5th and 9th drishtis. Hence, when located 5/9 from each other, the nodes are in mutual aspect from Jupiter and need not be in conjunction. The degrees of the nodes and Jupiter is important.

Rahu: Jupiter’s aspect on Rahu can bring material success and help one to overcome any negative tendencies associated with Rahu.

Ketu: Jupiter’s aspect on Ketu can help one to overcome obstacles and bring spiritual growth. It can also bring good luck and success in career, especially if Ketu is well-placed in the chart.

Both Rahu and Ketu are considered to be malefic planets, which means that they are generally associated with negative influences and obstacles. As such, when Rahu or Ketu aspect Jupiter, it can have a negative impact on the areas of life represented by Jupiter, such as luck, wealth, and spiritual growth.

When Rahu aspects Jupiter, it can bring a sense of restlessness, financial losses, and a lack of stability. It can also bring about legal problems and a lack of harmony in relationships. Additionally, Rahu’s aspect on Jupiter can create a sense of detachment from one’s spiritual beliefs and practices and can lead to a lack of moral and ethical principles.

When Ketu aspects Jupiter, it can create a sense of confusion and lack of direction in life. It can also bring about difficulties in achieving one’s goals and can lead to a lack of interest in material pursuits. Additionally, Ketu’s aspect on Jupiter can create a sense of detachment from the material world and can lead to a lack of focus on one’s worldly responsibilities.

Guru Chandal Yoga is a specific astrological alignment that is said to occur when Jupiter and the nodes are in conjunction or a mutual aspect in a chart. This alignment is considered to be very negative and is said to bring a host of problems and difficulties for the individual. The problem is more associated with Rahu’s association with Jupiter than Jupiter with Ketu.

The name “Guru Chandal Yoga” comes from the fact that Jupiter is referred to as “Guru” and nodes are referred to as “Chandal” in Vedic Astrology. Guru represents wisdom, spiritual growth, and prosperity, while chandal represents obstacles and negativity.

The specific effects of this yoga depend on the overall chart of the person, but it’s generally considered to bring financial losses, legal problems, lack of harmony in relationships, difficulty in achieving goals, lack of focus, and detachment from spiritual beliefs and practices, and a lack of moral and ethical principles.

Obvious disclaimer: The effects of Jupiter’s aspect on other planets can be modified by the positions of other planets in the chart, as well as by the condition of Jupiter itself. A full and detailed analysis of the natal chart is needed for a thorough understanding of the impact of Jupiter’s aspect on the individual’s life.

8th House Significations

By Kshitij Sharma, December 3, 2022

Longevity, mode of death, hidden aspects of life and defeat are looked at from the 8th house. The 8th house also deals with intrigues and scandals (due to the hidden element), hidden enemies, difficulties, obstructions and impediments and unhappiness from sins of the past life. The 8th house is also closely associated with marriage and family. It is the house of the in-laws. Given the “marak” nature associated with the 2nd house, the 8th house is marak for spouse in general.

Longevity: The nature and strength of the 8th lord in the horoscope is indicative of longevity along with the ascendant lord. Interestingly, the strength of the 10th lord is also seen for longevity. Saravarth Chintamani, Chapter 7, Shloka 5 says that location of the 10th, 1st and 8th houses in Kendra confers long life. If any of these planets are located in their signs of strength, along with Saturn, the person enjoys a long life.

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Strength vs Nature of Planets

By Kshitij Sharma, October 12, 2022

In Vedic Astrology, almost in all English books, the nature of the planet and its inherent qualities and the strength of the planet is confused. The avastha of the planet (which dictates the strength) is confused with its ability to do good or bad in the horoscope. According to the ancient texts, the nature of the planet is divided into benefic and malefic. Benefic planets (Saumya grahas) are Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus. These indicate favourable, positive and beneficial behaviours. On the other hand, Malefic planets (Kroora grahas) are Sun, Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. These planets indicate unfavourable, negative, destructive, fierce and aggressive behaviours. 

Similarly, in a specific horoscope, the nature of the planet is modified (to a certain extent) by being the lord of a specific house, e.g., the trishadaay houses or the 8th and the 12th houses. The degree or the amount of the effect the planets can have is described by the strength of the planet.

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Basic Lessons: Real Estate or Stock Market

By Kshitij Sharma, March 8, 2020

From the time of being hunter-gatherer to developing agricultural practices, humankind has been a hoarder. This arose from compassion for weaker members of the family and children who were never able to collect food for themselves. A sense of possession for the family was created. This continued through history where wars were fought over land, water and other natural resources. We in recent times have created laws and put boundaries around ownership around land as well as other materialistic possessions. However, in some of the older tribes of India and the world, providing for the village remains a collective responsibility.

When we earn money, we necessarily look for ways to save it and grow it by investing it in real estate, the stock market or debt instruments. In India, 50 years back, the instrument of choice was gold. Then about 20 years back, the choice shifted to real estate. Investors dumped excess money in savings in parcels of land, apartments and plots. Around the same time, stock markets, mutual funds were also becoming mainstream savings options.

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Birth during Solar and Lunar Eclipses: Grahan Yoga

By Kshitij Sharma, April 22, 2018

Solar and Lunar eclipses are caused when the light of Sun is restricted in reaching either Earth or Moon. The mathematics of eclipses is presented in this article about how eclipses happen and what Rahu and Ketu have to do with the orbit of Moon around the Earth intersecting with Earth’s orbit around Sun. In short, during eclipses, both the nodes are conjunct with both the luminaries. During Solar eclipse, Sun and Moon are conjunct to a degree along with Rahu or Ketu. The closeness of the nodes with the luminaries causes problems in the life of the individual born around an eclipse.

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Determining Profession from Horoscope

By Kshitij Sharma, February 21, 2018

Tenth house in a horoscope indicates profession and reputation of a person. The kind of work that is undertaken as a vocation, the status gains in society, help from the government of the day (kings in olden times), etc. is seen from the 10th house and the lord of 10th. Apart from the bhava and bhavesh, the following should also be studied as per the karakatva:

  1. Reputation: Significator Sun
  2. Professions and Career: Significator Mercury
  3. Prosperity, growth: Significator Jupiter
  4. Karma, all actions: Significator Saturn

I refer to the analysis by Dr. Sureshchandra Mishra in following two books:

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Dasha Analysis

By Kshitij Sharma, January 12, 2018

Dasha periods, where a planet operates and when the results come to fruition –

A planet is capable of giving results as per its functional or natural significations either in the mahadasha or antardasha. The functional significations are based on the lordship, placement, and yogas this planet would have in the horoscope. The natural signification is based on what they signify naturally such as Venus signify marriage and relationship, Jupiter signify progeny etc. Continue reading

Friction Within Family Members

By Kshitij Sharma, April 23, 2016

Astrology provides a good way to find out potential and possibility of friction within a family. With the houses in a horoscope signifying a relation, effects on the house can speak volumes about the quality of relationship that can be maintained. To judge the relationship, as always, we need to start with the house, lord of the house and karaka of the relationship, and understand the various aspects on the house. The aspects by the separative planets and by the lord of dusthanas gives us the type of results.

Quality of relationship between people can become bad due to various reasons. Some of them are:

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Venus as Eighth House Lord

By Kshitij Sharma, March 27, 2016

In Vedic Astrology, planets have their own natural significations, karkatva and natural dispositions. Thus, Sun will always denote the father, Moon the mother and so on. The planets also bring in the effect of the house they become lord of in the horoscope. The lord of 1st house will represent the physical body, health and mind. Similarly, lord of 2nd house will represent the affairs of 2nd house, i.e., early childhood, money saved etc.

The natural signification of planets is considered to be of more importance by some learned astrologers, rather than the house lordship. For any affair or activity in life, the planet owning the natural karkatva is the main leader, while the lord of the house representing the karkatva is the project manager.

The lords of the evil houses – 3rd, 6th, 8th and 12th are tainted by the malefic nature of the houses and their location in other houses and their association with other planets is considered inauspicious. They also nullify any raja-yogas that they may become part of in the horoscope.

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Houses of Profession, Courage, Enemies, Bhagya

By Kshitij Sharma, February 23, 2016

Tenth house in a Vedic Astrology horoscope is the karmasthana. All the world’s a stage and men and women play their part as defined by their 10th house. It is therefore a house of performance on the world stage and the respect and recognition that we gain here. These important factors of prestige, rank and dignity in society is judged from the tenth house.

Tenth house has a very interesting relationship with other houses in the horoscope, because of the placement of the houses with respect to its position. It has an auspicious relationship with 6th house of enemies in the horoscope, which is located at 5/9 axis from it. It has an inauspicious 6/8 relationship with 3rd house, which is the house of courage, valour and teamwork. It again as a tough 6/8 relationship with 5th house, which is the house of creativity, quick intelligence and purva punya. As 9th house is located 12th to 10th house, there is undoing of the significations of 10th house whenever a good period of 9th lord is going on.

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