Jupiter’s effects in Astrological Houses - I
by Dr. Shanker Adawal(Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA)Of the nine planets, Jupiter is undoubtedly the most benefic planet. Jupiter isthe Devaguru or the Guru of the Gods. A well placed Jupiter gives excellentluck, good spiritual inclinations, education and knowledge of the scriptures,deep rooted culture and ethics and many more. The following are the effectsof Jpiter placed in the twelve houses from the ascendant.
Jupiter in the First House
If Jupiter is in his own sign (Sagittarius or Pisces) in the first house (ascendant) thenative will be a good speaker and well-versed in Shastras. He will have fullknowledge of three Vedas good number of children and will be happy, long lived andlearned. If Jupiter is in his sign of exaltation (Cancer) all the above results will befully realised and in his 16th year the native will enjoy the effects of Maharaja yogaso caused by Jupiter. If Jupiter is in the house of his enemy, or in the house of amalefic, or is associated with a malefic or in his sign of debilitation (Capricorn) thenative will indulge in sinful deeds, he will have an unstable mind and a medium spanof life. He will be childless, ungrateful, full of false vanity, will forsake his nearrelations and well wishers, likes travels, will be inimical towards others and bemiserable.The logical reasons -Jupiter is the greatest benefic amongst all the planets. The firsthouse in the horoscope is the most ideal position for Jupiter. He gets directionalstrength in this house and casts benefic aspects on the 5th house (signifyingchildren, intellect etc), the 7th house (signifying wife, marriage, married life etc.)and the 9th house (signifying religious mindedness, bhagya, prosperity, father etc).If Jupiter is in the first house in a horoscope, it indicates that the native is blessedwith the grace of God. According to Jatakadesamarga, when Jupiter possessed of exceeding strength with clear bright rays, occupies the lagna, the child born shouldbe declared to be free from all afflictions. This means that Jupiter posited in a kendraposition to the Moon wards off all evils (that would otherwise befall on a child)caused by all the planets, just as a lion, though single, is able to kill thousands of elephants. Jatakaa Parijata says:- If a powerful Jupiter in his full rays is posited in akendra (1,4,7,10), he alone wards off all aristhas just as a sincere prayer to GodMahadev destroys all sins of the devotee.Thus all the good results will definitely be realised if Jupiter is not in any wayafflicted. If afflicted, the native will have to face a few negative effects.If Jupiter is in Sagittarius in the ascendant, he will be there as lord of the 4th and theascendant. If Jupiter is in Pisces, he will be there as lord of the ascendant and the10th house. If Jupiter is in Cancer (his sign of exaltation), the ascendant will beCancer and he will be there as lord of the ninth. These are very beneficialdispositions for any horoscope. The disposition of Jupiter in Sagittarius, Pisces orCancer in the ascendant (Lagna-Kendra) also gives rise to Hamsa yoga (a PanchMahapurusha Yoga), the effects of which are:”The native’s legs will have the markings of a conch, lotus, fish and ankusa. He willpossess a handsome body; he will be liked by others; he will be righteous indisposition and pure in mind.”