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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.

One comment

  • Comment by BISWAJIT BEHERA on February 10, 2024 at 7:56 am

    If the Jupiter is the lord of 3rd & 6th house and placed at 2nd house, can we say the aspect of Jupiter is auspicious and will provide the results as mentioned by you.

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