The Powerhouse of Knowledge
SIGNS:  Jupiter rules Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21) and Pisces (February 20 – March 20)
COLORS:   Purple, deep blue
STONES:  Amethyst, sapphire, serpentine, turquoise, aventurine
METALS:  Tin
PLANTS & TREES:   Oak, hazel, pine, maple, birch, willow, cherry, mulberry,
pear, liquorice, cherry, birch, liverwort, wheat, mace, saffron, clover
PARTS OF THE BODY :  Thighs, liver
KEYWORDS:  Growth, expansion, development, improvement, celebration,
freedom, adventure, journeys, judgement, justice, wisdom, omnipotence
CHARACTERISTICS:  Hopeful, intrepid, positive, exuberant, enthusiastic,
generous, fair, greedy, indulgent, humorous, philosophical
ROLES:  Judge, father, king, teacher, priest, guru, lord

The Powerhouse of Knowledge
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It is also called Guru as it is the chief priest of the Gods. It is a male planet and benefic in nature. It is the significator of high virtues like knowledge, philosophy, truthfulness, morality, charity, compassion etc. It is a symbol of religion and spirituality.

It represents the north-east direction, which is considered as the most pious direction in Vastu Shastra. It is associated with yellow color and Thursday. The constellations ruled by it are Punarvasu, Vishakha and Poorva Bhadrpada. Its friendly planets are Sun, Mars and Moon while enemy planets are Mercury and Venus. Saturn and Rahu are neutral towards it. It stays in one zodiac sign for approximately 13 months and completes one orbit cycle in 12 to 13 years.

It owns two zodiac signs; Sagittarius and Pisces. It gets exalted in Cancer at 5 degrees and gets debilitated in Capricorn at 5 degrees. It is said that it removes innumerable ill effects of the horoscope if it is placed in the 1st House. Jupiter forms ‘Gajkesari Yoga’, ‘Pancha Maha Purusha Yoga’ and various other yogas to benefit the natives. It aspects three Houses in the horoscope, starting from where it is situated. It is the natural benefactor of 2nd, 5th, 9th and 11th Houses. The Vimshottari Mahadasha of Jupiter lasts for 16 years.
Jupiter plays a special role in the lives of females as it determines their marriage and relationship with husbands. If it is well placed in a female’s horoscope, it gives her smooth and happy married life. In unfavorable cases, it leads to discontentment in marriage or even separation or divorce in extreme cases.

If it is strongly positioned in the horoscope, it makes the native efficient administrator, good advisor and counselor. It is the significator of wisdom, language and eloquence. If it is not positioned well in horoscope, it gives rise to problems like lack of intellect, marital discords and hindrances in child birth, over and unnecessary expenditure and problems of speech. It rules over the body parts like liver, hips, arteries, lower abdomen, circulation of blood and organs of hearing. If ill placed or afflicted, it may give rise to problems like jaundice, chronic cough, constipation, asthma, liver weakness, tumor, high blood pressure, hearing problems and gastric problems.

Remedies for Jupiter:
Yellow sapphire is the gemstone of Jupiter.
Those who suffer from the bad placement of Jupiter in their horoscopes are
advised to worship and water banana tree, especially on Thursdays.
Fasting on Thursdays is highly revered.
Jupiter gets pleased with those who shun non-vegetarian food and alcohol,
who respect the elders and who live a religious life.

Jupiter’s Mantra
Om Gram Grim Groum Sah Brahaspataye Namah


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