©June 2011 by Fabienne Lopez
Jupiter’s element tells us where in our lives we want grow and improve by using our innate faith and confidence. Stephen Arroyo’s points out, the placement also indicates a “reservoir of vitality, abundant and flowing, contributing to one’s health.”
In the Earth signs, Jupiter finds his joy in all the pleasures money and success can buy. On the other hand, Jupiter suffers from restrictions and limitations imposed by the 3 Earth signs concrete, pragmatic, and realistic views of things. He encounters difficulties being optimistic, gripped as he is by his desire for financial security. Jupiter is further impeded in his wishes to develop his spiritual side when faced with Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn’s caution and need for tangible results.
A detailed article has already been posted; hence the short description of this placement.
Here, Jupiter possesses a broad and tolerant comprehension of human nature and man’s needs for pleasure. Together, planet and sign work in tandem to develop a life centered in around a well-developed sensuality.
This quest to improve one’s well-being solely through money, possessions, and luxury can lead to a materialistic attitude with little room for spiritual contemplation.
Jupiter’s mission is to reconcile both worlds. Something not swiftly implemented. Often times, a simple existence, built on a harmonious relationship with nature, provides the foundations for the nurturance of a higher calling.
Jupiter in Virgo
In Virgo, Jupiter seeks a connection to the Universe by creating perfection on the physical plane. The endeavor is however endangered by the difference in opinions on how to achieve this goal. Jupiter operates on faith; Virgo requires concrete evidence before taking action. The result is an intense seesaw conflict where natives are always searching for tangible proof that their trust is well placed or even for the existence of something more than the mundane plane.
Without forthcoming evidence, this placement neglects to use their disciplined approach to life to grow and improve their selves; they forget to remain open to the energies of a higher power. Instead, they curb their natural helpfulness into perfecting dutiful service into an art form.
Jupiter in Virgo can get easily frustrated by the gap between the ideal, and reality – often created by their over-attention to detail. To overcome this conundrum, Jupiter must focus in staying humble and understand their connection with a larger world is founded in spontaneous service to others without expectations of proof of the usefulness of the aid dispensed.
On the positive side, Virgo’s analytical, practical, and detail-oriented approach to life actually helps Jupiter build something tangible out of its huge dreams and aspirations.
In this sign, Jupiter has a talent for manifesting things in the physical plane; hence his success at building wealth, achievements, reputation with relative ease.
Nonetheless, Jupiter struggles with issues pertaining to Saturn: the fear of not having enough and an overall difficulty in fulfilling his spiritual and emotional needs. Optimism and expansion can be squelched by an overly serious and fearful attitude.
To fill the void caused by the neglect of his soul, Jupiter in Capricorn focuses, through hard work, discipline, and steady progress, on achieving financial security by structuring, organizing, conquering the material world.
The lesson for this placement is to assume responsibility for his physical and spiritual well-being and by learning how to take care of them. One way Jupiter can reconcile both aspects is to utilize the value of history and tradition as the founding blocks for his faith.
The understanding of past experiences and their relation to the present reality gives Jupiter in Capricorn enough confidence to attempt to accommodate both the mundane and the spiritual aspects of his nature.
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