The planet Jupiter is a brilliant luminary in our solar system, a massive giant about 317 times the size of the earth. Associated with the myth of Zeus, this generous God of Light, also known as the Great Benefic, is visible to the naked eye each night, along with the Moon and Venus, illuminating greater visions of a future not yet known.
In Psychological Astrology, Jupiter is the archetypal Explorer, Traveler, Gambler, Philosopher, Guide, and Teacher of Wisdom through experience. Jupiter creates a bridge that leads one out of personal identification with our story and psychic inheritance (Moon), in search of new horizons: hope for a better future and what we can become, broadening perspective and understanding, and magnifying growth opportunities/possibilities. No longer bound by fate, we reach with enthusiasm toward uncharted territories, a new vision of what Life could be, all in search of philosophical ideals/beliefs outside of tribal doctrine (This is all there is!).
As the Hero journeys from the Collective Unconscious to Self-Conscious (Holy Grail), Jupiter’s expression of expansion morphs from being a Miser: exaggerated sense of self importance, wasting opportunities, stinginess (in thoughts and actions), dogmatic adherence to beliefs, and moral self-righteousness, into a Benevolent Giver. An attitude of generosity now reigns: honoring of self and others, exploring the world at large for depth of understanding, sharing of wisdom and knowledge, and a renewed sense of meaning and purpose.
Eternally hopeful and pregnant with possibilities, Jupiter joins the Hero’s mission to seize opportunities for growth, to continually expand self-awareness, and bring one’s Light into the world for all to see (Sun). This eternal purpose is a constant development (inner & outer) to move toward a more inclusive Whole, an experience of a meaningful Life guided by a generosity of Spirit. In service to the Sun’s destiny, all aligned forces (planets & archetypes) ensures for the collective that worldly aspirations and principles are guided toward manifestation (with Saturn’s mastery) and built with an inclusive moral compass: a New Order of growth and success for All.
Written by Corey Gilbert-Astrological Counselor/Mentor