Jupiter is considered to be Guru in Indian Astrology, Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. Guru means one which is vast and great. The planet Jupiter is the ruler of the two signs Sagittarius and Pisces. He is exalted in Cancer Sign and debilitated in Capricorn. Occupation wise Jupiter signifies its influences on priests and teachers.
Also, Jupiter represents education,wisdom, wealth, happiness and knowledge in the Vedic Astrology, it’s considered as a really highly beneficial planet, Jupiter’s nature signifies growth and development. The person under his influence will be lucky, fortunate, religious, successful and generous with high moral values.
The auspiciousness of Jupiter can be judged from the fact that his aspect on any harmful planet reduces his bad effect to sufficient degree. He has the power to balance the ill effect of harmful planets. In the women’s horoscope, Jupiter s the signficator (Karak) of his husband and happy married life, if it’s in a good or favorable position, it assures a really happy relation in the married life, and of course if it’s in a bad position it will badly affect the marriage life because it can make the woman adamant and arrogant. Liver and Jaundiceproblems are also caused by the ill effect of this planet. If placed in 12th house, he gives moksha after death.
Now that’s the numbers part; Jupiter is at the mean distance of about 500 million miles from the Sun and is the biggest planet of our solar system. With a diameter of 88,000 miles, which is nearly ten times the diameter of the Earth it takes a bit less than 12 years to go once around the Sun.
Jupiter’s upper part is not completely solidified. So the period of rotation for all parts of Jupiter, is not uniform. It rotates very fast and it completes one rotation in 10 minutes less than 10 hours. In comparison to Earth’s one and Mars’s two, Jupiter has 11 Satellites.
In the astrology there is really no other natural benefic than Jupiter. The mere placement of Jupiter in Lagna or Kendra is said to mitigate many afflictions in the horoscope.
Now, that’s some more characteristics of Jupiter;
||Punarvasu, Vishakha, PoorvaBhadrpada
||Sun, Moon, Mars
||Mercury & Venus
|Own Sign (Rashi):
||Sagittarius & Pisces
|Orbit time in One Zodiac Sign:
||13 months (Aprox.)
|Orbit time of whole Zodiac:
||12 years (Average)
|Body parts ruled:
||Liver, Large intestine etc
|Diseases given by Jupitor:
||Jaundice, Inflammation, Cough, Ear problems
||Teacher & Elder people
|If well placed signifies:
||Wisdom, Education, Son, Prosperity
|If adversely placed signifies: