More, Better JUPITER

April 18, 2011

Getting More of the Good Stuff

Jupiter, or Guru, is the planet associated with the greatest good fortune. Each of us has Jupiter in our birth chart, but not all of us have great good fortune. This is where Upayas, or Astrological Remedies can be a valuable supplement to yagya participation (which you can do very inexpensively at
Ganesha is the remover of obstacles in the form of a deity, while Jupiter is the planetary form. In order to be successful, obstacles to getting started, and obstacles to success must be eliminated. As a general rule, befriending Ganesha is a good idea and the most simple Ganesha mantra is: OM Ganapataye Namaha. The mantra for Jupiter is OM Vrim Brihaspataye Namaha.  Repeating one or both on a regular basis is a surprisingly powerful discipline. You can do 108 repetitions once or twice a day outloud or mentally.
The principle of planetary remedies is to do activities that give you more of what you want and less of what you don’t want. Jupiter’s primary difficulty is “too much of a good thing”, so we don’t often think of difficulties with this planet. However, too much of a good thing can definitely bring difficulties, as you’ll see below.


  • The qualities of a strong Jupiter/Guru:

Growth and expansiveness, mildness, soft-heartedness, humanitarian and spiritual outlook, wisdom, optimism, faith, geniality, generosity, joviality, humor, idealism, good judgement, nobility, benevolence, fruitfulness, bouyancy, good relation with father, teachers.

  • The qualities of a weak Jupiter/Guru:

Obesity, liver disease, diabetes, difficulties with children or difficulties conceiving children, lymphatic and circulatory congestion, ear problems, difficulties with teachers, difficulties with educational opportunities, overconfidence, overindulgence, extravagance, immorality, greed, “always right” attitude, immodesty, overly optimistic, tendency to entertain false hopes, carelessness, debts, bad speculations, bad judgement.

  • To improve your Jupiter:

It is best to do Jupiter activities on Thursday because it is Jupiter’s day. You don’t have to do all of the remedies. Start with something easy that appeals to you, and add more later on as you feel motivated to do so. The important thing is to get started and then be consistent. So, on nine consecutive Thursdays,

  1. Light a yellow candle, surrounding it as many of the following that you are able to; yellow flowers, gold, saffron, pictures of great teachers or your father, and spend a few minutes repeating the Ganesh or Jupiter mantra before it.
  2. Gold is the color of Jupiter, so give yellow or golden colored objects to your father, a respected teacher or spiritual guide.
  3. Spend some time being artistic using imagery of the divine (eg. Ganesha) or use stories about your father or great teachers, as your inspiration.

If you start this now, it won’t be long before you see an increase of good and a decrease in difficulties related to this planet. Good luck, and remember to have fun with this.


3 Responses to “More, Better JUPITER”

  1. susan reynolds on April 18th, 2011 3:26 pm


    Love the fact that you have positive actions to participate with Jupiter’s strength. Very empowering. Thursday has always been my favorite day and yellow is now my color of the season.. hmmmm better add a thanks to my spiritual teacher and you! Thanks Ann

  2. admin on April 18th, 2011 4:07 pm

    Glad this is useful, Susan! Improving Jupiter also has the effect of softening Saturn, since they are fairly polarized energies–and with your slender figure and great dignity, I know Saturn is strong in your chart. The problem with a strong Saturn is it brings stuff other than a nice figure and classy dignity–so for the hard stuff, enhancing Jupiter is a good plan!

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