Why Jupiter Is The Planet Of Expansion?

Jupiter, the significator of marriage and childbirth, is also known as the ‘planet of expansion’. Whether it’s the expansion of family, health, wealth, or prosperity, Jupiter is always the reason behind. Want to know how? Read this article to get the answers. 

 Jupiter, the planet of expansion

Jupiter is an old and big planet and affects the human life with its expanding nature. Jupiter is the Karak (significator) planet for marriage and childbirth. Let’s see why it is Karak for these events and how it affects such events.

Marriage is an important event in one’s life. Marriage means expansion of family and to perform the rituals of marriage, we need Pandit, Priest or Kaazi. Here, the role of Jupiter is played by all three of them. In Hindu marriages, there is a tradition of applying turmeric (Haldi) on the skin of the bride. This tradition is known as ‘Haath peele karna’ (coloring the hands yellow by turmeric) and here turmeric or yellow color is related to Jupiter. 

Childbirth means expansion of family and therefore, Jupiter is Karak for childbirth too. The same applies in terms of education, which is an expansion of knowledge and wisdom. Similarly, if Jupiter is connected with wealth, it will bestow you with financial gain.

If Jupiter is weak in someone’s horoscope then it cause troubles and delays in expansions like: marriage, childbirth, growth in salary, and financial benefits. 

From the prospects of health, Jupiter increases the level of fats in our body. For example, if Jupiter is connected to ‘diabetes’ then it will raise the sugar level in the body. 

When we say that a particular planet is weak in a horoscope, it doesn’t always means that it is in debilitated state. Positioning of a planet in malefic houses like: 8th, 12th, and 6th are also the factors which make a planet weak. Further, a planet is considered weak, if it is placed in the star of a malefic planet having lordship of 6th, 8th, 12th house or is in weak Shadbal. A debilitated Jupiter in 2nd house having lordship of good houses can give immense wealth, like we can see in charts of Sachin Tendulkar and Aishwarya Rai. I have seen many cases where positioning of Jupiter in 8th house results in delays and hurdles in marriage and children. 

Other than Jupiter, analyzing the related houses and their lords is very important before coming to the final decision. If someone is facing problems in marriage or childbirth, they need to check Jupiter with relevant house and its lord.

Before coming on final conclusion, we need to analyze complete chart and perform the suggested remedies. 

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Jupiter Has Retrograded: Find Effects On You

On 7th November, Jupiter has undergone retrogression and will remain the same till 7th March, 2014. Probability of the possible events along with predictions for each zodiac sign have been made. These predictions are based on the Moon sign. Read the article mentioned below to know the effects associated with this retrogression. 

Largest planet of the Solar System:Jupiter

Jupiter has undergone retrogression on 7th November and will remain like that till 7th March 2014. On 7th March, it will turn direct. In this reverse sojourn, Jupiter will remain in Gemini but will travel back till 16 degrees in star of Rahu. This phenomenon will be interesting to watch as retrograde planets offer very interesting results sometimes. People who have been waiting to get their things done will find it very easy to get them, and contrarily some will be having difficulties until Jupiter becomes direct. We are going to have polls of assembly elections in this time and preparation will be on full swing for the Lok Sabha elections when it turns direct. This is certainly going to affect the voters and results, as Jupiter rules over 8th and 11th house of the chart of Independent India. 8th house is the prime house for obstacles, death, obstruction etc. and also for hidden gains. Jupiter is posited in the 6th house in the natal chart of India creating a Vipreet Rajyoga for the nation. 


India will go through Maha dasha of Sun till 10-9-2015 and the Antara of Mercury will be operating till 5-5-2014. By this time, Lok Sabha elections could be over according to some sources. However, Jupiter will be getting direct in March itself. The opinion polls for assembly elections are showing new results as each day is passing by; every channel is coming up with its own analysis without disclosing the benchmarks on which its results are based. Therefore, there is no point in trusting them or watching them. We have seen them to be correct and wrong equally and they are just a waste of time. We will never know what goes behind the curtains until we have the actual results in the Month of December 2013. What I feel is, results are going to abide by the results of some of the opinion polls as they have shown everything to happen. Hence, there is nothing left which cannot happen and after the results, those with near correct figures will waste another 2-3 days in showing that they were correct. Rest will show other news as usual.

Jupiter is not coming in the Maha Dasha and Antara at the time of elections, so its effect is not going to be much. But on the whole, it is a planet with more importance than Mercury in mundane astrology. Its aspects itself are worthy of making the changes. It is assumed that retrograde planets aspect not only from the house they are posited, but from the house before the actual house also; thus giving it 6 aspects instead of regular 3 which are 5,7 & 9.

The results of elections will be surprising indeed, because of the media coverage, social media, and overall awareness of the voters at large. BJP is going to be ahead in MP, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan could be hung and Delhi will see AAP as the kingmaker or new head of the state.

The effect of various nativities will also be there but only to those who are passing through the Mahadasha, Antara or Pratyantar of Jupiter or, if their dasha Lords are somehow connected with Jupiter by way of star or sub. The timing of good or bad events will differ from person to person. People will see that suddenly their blocked works have started progress and yielding results. Some people will find that the money due to them is stuck due to absence of related personnel and will be gained only after Jupiter turns direct. 

People suffering from long term disease will suffer further and medication will prove to be less effective to them. Religious gurus and educational institutes will also suffer and so will court cases. Legal matters will be delayed and signed contracts will not be able to fructify in stipulated time limit. Business activities will also see a general setback including share market and speculative activities. People may lose money in speculation. Plans of new purchases will be delayed or obstructed because of lack of funds.

1) Aries: There will be financial gains, stability in personal life and health will improve. You may gain weight due to junk foods. There will be increase in expenditure due to purchase of new things. Long travels are indicated and your parents may go on a pilgrimage.

2) Taurus: Overall good period, there will be not much to worry about. But health should be kept under check as there could be some serious disease. Relations with people will improve and new understanding will be there for you.

3) Gemini: There will be good progress in professional and personal front. There may be renovation in your home. You may change your job. Spouse may leave for some time.

4) Cancer: Gains from legal matters will be delayed; luck may become unfavorable for some time, but will improve later. You may commit mistakes in decisions related to finance. Servants may give trouble and health will become an issue to be considered.

5) Leo: There could be miscarriage in coming months; speculation will not be much useful and fruitful. There will be unexpected gains other than from speculation. This will not be much troublesome for you.

6) Virgo: This will be good for you overall. There will be prosperity and progress professionally, after 1-2 months. There could be sad news in the family. Your temperament will be good and positive.

7) Libra: You will be the most affected from this, as this will delay your plans of all kind. There will be lesser satisfaction from work also. You may lose in legal matters so better delay them. You will be making silly mistakes in day to day communications with friends and family. Your relations with maternal relatives may suffer.

8) Scorpio: Finance will improve and expenses will increase. Offsprings will not perform good in studies. There will be peace in personal life. There could be conflicts with people of authority, but the magnitude will not be much.

9) Sagittarius: Your willpower will reduce, you will want to delay things and will become lazy. You will have stressed relations with other persons, but they will improve after sometime. Overall, this will not be a satisfactory period for you.

10) Capricorn: You will have good time as there will be gains, win over foes and other good things. You may take several short journeys also, but you will not be able to check expenses. Professional front will also be a bit unsatisfactory. Still you will have good time till Jupiter is retrograde.

11) Aquarius: There will be sudden gains, you may get your due money earlier than expected. But the gains will not be up to what you had expected. You will see that things are getting delayed and are making you frustrated. However, it will get better after some time when Jupiter will go back in rahu’s constellation.

12) Pisces: You are prone to sickness, your professional work may not be rewarding for the time being. There will be extra pressure which you will not like. Personal life will become better for some time. This will not be a bad time overall, so there is not much to think about.

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Why Jupiter, Saturn and Mars have additional Aspects?

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By Mrityunjai Ojha

Have you ever heard an astrologer telling you about some planet looking at other planet? Sometimes, they use the term “Drishti” for this action of looking, which is a Sanskrit word. However, in English, when a planet looks at other planet, the process or action is known as ‘Aspect’.

Each planet has 7th or direct aspect. It means that each planet aspects the planet sitting 7 houses across; and is called direct aspect because 7th is always vertically opposite. But, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars has additional aspects; and in this article, we are going to analyze its reason. This is a question that arises into astrology students' minds and astrology books don't answer it well. This question can be answered in many ways and let me share my views on it.

First way to look at it is based on the distance and placement of the planet in solar system. Mercury, Venus and Moon are placed between Sun and Earth. As Sun is the source of energy and light, Sun’s energy comes to Earth directly from Sun, Mercury, Venus and Moon. Due to this, these planets have only 7th aspect.

On the other hand, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are outer planets, means Earth is placed between Sun and these outer Planets. So, energy from these planets comes to the Earth due to reflection like we throw torch light on mirror and gets the reflection. Due to this reflection, these planets have additional aspects in 3 ways. It depends on their distance from Earth as it becomes wider and squarer as the distance increases, like Mars is 78.3 million km away from the Earth and Mars has 4th and 8th aspects, Jupiter is 624.4 million km away. So aspects from Jupiter becomes a bit much wider, having 5th and 9th aspects.

Saturn is more far away from Earth, that is 1.25 billion km. So, it gets the most wider aspect like 3rd and 10th. We can say that God has placed these planets on a specific position and distance to affect us.

There is another way to understand additional aspects of planet by the way of signification. In astrology, Mars tells about property, happiness, life, death and many more. In astrology, property and happiness are related to 4th house whereas longevity is related to 8th house. That is not all, Mars is a soldier, and protects the land, which is signified by 4th house. Mars is also considered thief that gives unearned and hidden money; these matters come under 8th house. Mars fights with enemy and denotes fight and death, that may be another reason for giving Mars 8th aspect. Seeing this resemblance of Mars to the matters related to 4th and 8th house, I believe that he has been given 4th and 8th aspects.

Similarly, in astrology, Jupiter tells about children, education, intelligence, religion, spirituality, luck etc. Education, children and intelligence come under 5th house; and religion, spirituality and luck come under 9th house.That is the reason Jupiter has been given 5th and 9th aspect.

Saturn tells about will power, Karma and allied things. Will power is attributed to 3rd house in astrology and Karma is attributed to 10th house. No wonder that Saturn has been given 3rd and 10th aspect. Saturn is also about stability, hard-work and patience. These are the matters related to 3rd house in astrology. That may be the reason for giving Saturn additional aspects of 3rd and 10th.

So to conclude, I believe that the placement of planets in solar system is one of the reasons. Another reason could be the resemblance of planets results with certain houses. Astrology is such a vast subject that I am sure there will be more reasons. Still, I hope that I would have been able to satisfy your curiosity to some extent.


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Guru Peyarchi Palangal in Midhunam on June 1, 2013

Jupiter’s transit Guru Peyarchi Palangal i.e Jupiter’s transit in zodiac Mercury and Gemini is on 1st June 2013. Gemini signifies dualism and masculinity. Astrologers worldwide will be seeing this transit with great curiosity and interest. Jupiter is considered to be the most beneficial planet. Even when it is in bad houses (6, 8, 12) it plays the role of a protector. This transit is said to bring good results. Let us find out the effects of Guru Peyarchi Palangal on different signs.

Guru Peyarchi Palangal for Rasi Mesham:

Your hard work has finally paid as your work will find appreciation from all quarters. Also, there are chances that your income will increase. You will also make many friends who will be there with you during the times of need. The time is also very good if you are interested to take up a new business.

Guru Peyarchi Palangal for Rasi Rishabam:

The time is going to be fruitful and blissful for you. If there are chances of a surgery, it is going to be successful in this time. Stay away from betting as you might incur huge losses due to it. It is likely that you will visit holy places shortly.

Guru Peyarchi Palangal for Rasi Midhunam:

The stars are in mood to shower blessings of good luck and prosperity at you and your family. The time will improve your health. Jupiter’s transit into the 1st house brings one closer to family and friends. Overall, the time is blissful and prosperous.

Guru Peyarchi Palangal for Rasi Kadagam:

This time will make you really conscious about your health and eating habits. Your relations with your family members will improve and you will get their full support. Your speech will also improve which will help boost your career to a new level. In short, Jupiter’s transit will be fruitful for you.

Guru Peyarchi Palangal for Rasi Simmam:

The time is good and rewarding for you. It is highly likely that you will go on a pilgrimage. You will also spend a good amount of time with your family. Also, you might buy some new and high end gadgets of communication. Your behavior with friends and relatives will be polite and compatible.

Guru Peyarchi Palangal for Rasi Kanni:

It is likely that during this period you will go through a lot of changes. To begin with, you might plan to change your vehicle as the current one is not cost effective for you. There are good chances that you also might change the place where you live. You might move to your own residence shortly. Further you will be inclined toward helping others which will give you immense satisfaction.

Guru Peyarchi Palangal for Rasi Thulam:

Time will be rewarding for you as a new member will be added to your family. Birth of this new child will bring luck and prosperity into the house. the child will be inclined towards reading books. You will see that there will a lot of improvement in your intuitive powers and foresight. It is advised that you should recite Mantras and also take out some time to perform puja. There will an inclination toward reading Holy Scripture. Time is especially good for astrologers, priests and teachers.

Guru Peyarchi Palangal for Rasi Viruchigam:

Go with the flow of life and you will reach your destination. The divine power has decided to help you. Stars are backing you and the people who are conspiring against you will be defeated. People who have been suffering from a long term disease should know that time is good to cure such ailments forever.

Guru Peyarchi Palangal for Rasi Dhanusu:

Good news is coming up for you soon. If you are of marriageable age then there are high chances of you taking the big plunge. Great time for people in love as the time is great for you to get married. Most likely you will visit other countries for both personal and professional reasons. However, people seeking divorce will have to wait a bit as he time is not that favorable for you.

Guru Peyarchi Palangal for Rasi Magaram:

You will develop a new interest in occult sciences. Most of your time will be taken by this new interest. It is likely that you will visit sick people and offer them help. Though the time is not good for you professionally yet it cannot be said that it is all bad.

Guru Peyarchi Palangal for Rasi Kumbam:

The transit shows that your family life will improve. There will be mutual love and respect between you and your elders. Also, you will be inclined toward spirituality. There is possibility that in your search you will end up finding a Guru, who will guide you. it looks like that you might head for a pilgrimage very soon. You also change the place where you live, which will turn out to be good for you.

Guru Peyarchi Palangal for Rasi Meenam:

This time is great for you in every aspect. You will see new heights in your career and will enjoy your work like never before. All the work issues which troubled you, will be solved. Personally also the time is rewarding and good.
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Mars & Jupiter : Unlike Friends, Though Friends

By Astrologer Usha Saxena
Does Mars get healed with the aspect of Jupiter?

Mars & Jupiter : Unlike Friends, Though Friends


Is it a correct concept that evils of Mars get cancelled by the aspect of Jupiter? The mutual stationing, nature of aspect of Jupiter and Mars are usually considered auspicious. There is a concept that evils of Mars get cancelled by the aspect of Jupiter. This is based on the views that Jupiter’s high degree of wisdom and auspiciousness acts as nullification of aggressiveness of Mars. In actual cases, the result often proves quite opposite.

In many classics of Astrology the friendship, enmity and neutrality of the various planets to each other has been described. This is summarized in the table given below:

Planet Friend Neutral Enemy
Sun Moon, Mars, Jupiter Mercury Saturn
Moon Sun, Mercury Mars, Mercury, Venus, Saturn None
Mars Sun, Moon, Jupiter Venus, Saturn Mercury
Mercury Sun, Venus Mars, Jupiter, Saturn Moon
Jupiter Sun, Moon, Mars Saturn Venus, Mercury

But Yavanesvara classifies the relationships only into friends and foes. The friends of the planets are:
  • Sun: Jupiter
  • Moon: Jupiter and Mercury
  • Mars: Mercury and Venus
  • Mercury: All except the Sun
  • Jupiter: All except Mars
  • Venus: Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn
  • Shani: Mercury, Jupiter and Venus

Yavancharya states:

"गुरौ तु भौम परिह्त्य सर्वे”

Except Mars, all others are the friends of Jupiter.

The opinion of Shudraka backed by Yavanacharya appears to have some good reasoning behind it. Mars is debilitated where Jupiter is exalted and Jupiter is debilitated where Mars is exalted.

Naturally they cannot be friends. We can say they are ‘’unlike friends, though friends ‘’.

Jupiter and Mars are absolutely opposite to each other. Mars is very aggressive and short tempered; these faults cause hatred, anger, fires, accidents and many more. These faults give defects to ones personality. On the other hand, Jupiter is synonymous of patience, gentleness, wisdom and happiness. Jupiter has saintly temperament.

These opposite natures of Mars and Jupiter have made the belief that Jupiter nullifies all the evils of Mars or to certain extent minimize them.

“A strong Jupiter is capable of counteracting all the evils if he is in ascendant.” - Saravali Ch 12 Shloka 1
But the friendship of Mars and Jupiter is like a friendship between a criminal and a saint.

Saravali says about placement of Mars in signs of Jupiter.

Mars in Sagittarius

“Should Mars be in Sagittarius, native will have many wounds, be harsh in speech, will lose his happiness and money due to anger and will not respect elders.” - Ch. 25 –Shloka 17-18

Mars in Pisces

“Should Mars be in Pisces person will be troubled by diseases, will loos his position by his cunning and cheating disposition, will be depressed in spirits, will disrespect elders, be unkind.” - Saravali Ch-25 Shloka 23-24

This means Mars does not acquire the goodness of signs owned by Jupiter.

So blindly following that Jupiter’s aspect or conjunction with Mars reduces the evils caused by malefic nature of Mars can lead to miscalculations.

I am giving two examples where native can not get any help from Jupiter.

1. 28-11 -1963, 03:00am 79:02E, 28:49 N - Mars is in 4th house and Jupiter is aspecting ascendant from 7th house. Native is depressed, sickly, has heart disease.

2. 01-May -1979, 16:30 79:02E, 28:49 N - Mars is in 7th house and exalted Jupiter in 11th house. Marriage lasted not a single day.
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