Jupiter is considered the most powerful and biggest among the nine planets. Being the teacher of the Gods it secures highest position and is the most auspicious planet.
According to Vedic astrology Jupiter is lord of Sagittarius and Pisces sign and Punarwasu, Vishakha, and Purwa bhadrapada Nakshatras. Jupiter is an auspicious planet which gives purity, honesty, truthfulness and happiness. This planet is effective in second, fifth, ninth, tenth, and eleventh houses of a person's kundli. Out of twelve months in a year it remains retrograde for four months. Sun, Moon, Saturn and Mars are its friendly planets whereas Venus and Mercury are its enemies.
What astronomy says about Jupiter
Astronomy says that Jupiter is some twenty nine crores and six lakh miles far from the Sun whereas it is thirty eight crores mile away from Earth. The radius of this planet is around eighty nine miles. Days of Jupiter are shorter from the days of Earth and Mars because it completes a rotation in its axis around Sun within nine hours and fifty-five minutes.
It rises again after a month after it has set, after four consecutive months it becomes retrograde and direct after four months. It sets after four months and one week. Jupiter stays for one month in each sign and takes thirteen months to complete the cycle of twelve signs. From recent experiments it is acknowledged that Jupiter has thirty nine moons and in this way it surpassed Saturn.
Jupiter in Mythology
It has been specified in the Skanda Purana that Jupiter is the son of great sage Angira. After a long and hard worship of lord Shiva he achieved the position of the Tutor of the gods and a place amongst the other planets. On the strength of his knowledge he delivers the share of the devas from the Yajnas that are performed. He brings spiritual and true learning to its devotees. He brings happiness and fame in a person's life.
Place of Jupiter in Astrology
People who are influenced by Jupiter are generally fat and suffer from cough. They have a loud voice; they have brown eyes and sometimes brown or golden hair. They are spiritual, philosophic, honest and have a keen interest in science.
It has a full aspect on the fifth, seventh and ninth house. The houses that are aspected by Jupiter yield benefic results for the native but the house that has Jupiter does not yield benefic results. It becomes very effective (Yoga karaka) in Sagittarius and Pisces because the houses it aspects and the house in which it takes position are both beneficial. If it's in Virgo or Gemini it becomes harmful for the person.
Place of Jupiter in Palmistry
There is a place on the palm that's marked as ‘Mount of Jupiter'. It is located below the index finger of our hand and is guarded by Saturn, Mars and Rahu. The position of the mount in Palmistry is of great importance. If there are symbols of squares or circles in this mount then the person gets success in literary and financial field. They are very ambitious and intelligent. They chose their life partners by their own and if any line crosses the mount of Jupiter from the Luck-Line then the person becomes successful and famous in society.