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The Jupiter Planet in Vedic Astrology

The Planet Jupiter

Celestial Configuration of Planet Jupiter

Planet Jupiter (also known as Brahaspati graha), with the diameter of 142,800 kilometers, is the largest planet in the Solar System. Its average distance from the Sun can be marked 778 million kilometers. While all planets revolve around the sun, it takes 11.86 years for Jupiter to revolve around the Sun. It rotates on its Axis within a time frame of 9 hours and 55 minutes. It also moves backwards from the Earth, which is known as the retrogression period of 110 days each year.

Mythology behind Planet Jupiter

The Hindu mythology considers Jupiter one of eight sons of Angira (son of Brahma) and Shraddha. It is also considered as the Guru of the Gods.

On slightly same lines, The Greek mythology considers Jupiter as the Father of Gods (Zeus). Jupiter is called ‘Ammon’ by the Egyptians, ‘Thor’ by the Norse and ‘Merodach’ by the Babylonians.

The Planet Jupiter and Vedic Astrology

The Planet Jupiter bears a masculine gender and signifies speech and expression (by virtue of its element sky). In fact, in the context of astrology, Jupiter comes forward as a natural benefic. Below are some quick facts about the Planet Jupiter in context of Indian Vedic Astrology:

Basic Facts

Status of Jupiter The Royal Consultant or Minister
Temperament Benevolent and Mild
Ruling Element Sky
Caste Priest (Brahmin in Mythological context)
The House that Strengthens the Most 1st House (First House)
The House that Weakens the Most 7th House (Seventh House)
Lunar Mansions that are Governed by Jupiter Punarvasu Nakshatra, Vishakha Nakshatra and Purva Bhadra Nakshatra


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Relationship Status of Planet Jupiter with Other Zodiacs and Planets

Ruler of Zodiac Sagittarius and Pisces
The Most Weak Zodiac for Jupiter Gemini
Friendly Planets for Jupiter Sun, Moon and Mars
Enemy Planets for Jupiter Mercury and Venus
Nuetral Planets for Jupiter Saturn

Influence of Planet Jupiter on Health

Governing Body Part of Jupiter Bodily functions pertaining to arteries, digestive capacitors like liver and gall bladder, pancreas gland, metabolism functions, hearing abilities, navel, foot, throat, physical development, palate, abdomen and fat tissue.
Health Problems Influenced by Jupiter Respiratory problems like Asthma, phthisis, diabetes and other diseases pertaining to and affecting pancreas glands, thrombosis, anemia, tumors, jaundice and liver disorders, hearing issues, flatulence, cough, cold, lymphatic and issue with arterial functionality.

Other Major Influences of Planet Jupiter

Governing Day of the Week Thursday
Governing Direction North East
Governing Season Pre-Winter Season
Governing Metal Gold
Governing Color Green (all shades)
Governing Metal Yellow Sapphire (Pukhraj in Hindi)
Substitute Metal for Yellow Sapphire Topaz and Citrine (Sunehla in hindi)
Governing Shape An Ellipse
Governing Numbers All numbers summing up to be ‘3’ (five) like 3, 12, 21, 30 etc.
Governing Flavor Sweet
Governing Professions By virtue of communication and speech being its core element, all professions involving communication, logic, reasoning, knowledge, travelling, etc. have a positive impact. Professions like advertising, PRs, brokers, agents, lecturers, astrologers, journalists, interpreters, secretaries, messengers, salesmen, etc. are going to benefit if your ruling planet is Jupiter.

Remedies for Planet Jupiter

Well positioned Jupiter can have great and positive impact in one’s life. However, adverse effects of unfavorable positioning can also be negated if certain remedial measures are taken into consideration. Certain remedial measures are mentioned below:


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1. Recitation of Mantras of Planet Jupiter, namely

  • Om jhram jhreem jroum sah gurave namah Om graam greem groum sah gurave namah (Beej Mantra)

  • Devanaam cha Hrisheenaam cha gurum kanchan sannibham buddhi bhutam trilokesham tam namami brihaspatim (The Jupiter Stotra)

  • Om vrishabadhwajaaya vidmahae kruni hastaaya dheemahi tanno guru prachodayaat (Gayatri Mantra of Jupiter)

2. Philanthropic act of donation of saffron, bananas, turmeric or yellow clothes to Brahmins or priests

3. Worship Lord Shiva, the Ruling Deities of Planet Jupiter

4. Fasts on Wednesdays and indulge in Ganesh poojan

5. Regular Recitation of Shiv Sahastranaam

6. Wear Rudraksh (preferably five faced)


Being driven by speech and communication, the natives derive great intellect and are intelligent advisors. A favorable placement of Jupiter in Kendra or Lagna is considered to help in successful mitigation of any horoscopic afflictions. The most benevolent planet of all, it has a seamless and rather organic association with fortune and luck. Considered as the Guru, Jupiter rightly imparts wisdom into its natives and is more like an elixir of learning, philosophy and optimism.

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