The planet of optimism, expansion, and bounty
Jupiter In Astrology
Jupiter is the planet of expansion, guiding the way we open our minds, build our awareness, and grow our lives, our space, and our viewpoints throughout this lifetime. Our levels of luck and the type of opportunities that come our way are directly tied to Jupiter’s influence, as are our unique skills and education.
Jupiter was the king of the gods in Roman mythology, the biggest and the best of the best. Not only is the planet Jupiter the largest of them all, it’s also known as the “benefic” planet in Astrology, which means its influence is the most positive among all the planets.
Fast Jupiter Facts
Nickname: The Greater Benefic
Zodiac sign Jupiter rules: Sagittarius
Exalted in: Cancer
House Jupiter rules: 9th House of Faraway Places
Jupiter retrogrades: Once every year to year and a half, with each retrograde lasting around four months
Jupiter stays in each zodiac sign for: One year
Jupiter makes a complete trip through the zodiac: Once every 12 years
Jupiter and Sagittarius
Jupiter is ruled by Sagittarius, and the two have a lot in common. Both the Archer (Sagittarius) and the greater benefic (Jupiter) are focused on personal growth, optimism, and new things. Jupiter is all about abundance, so Sagittarius’ constant yearning for adventure and experience is well-served by Jupiter’s expansive philosophy.