What it means in astrology

What makes you lucky?

In astrology, there is one planet that is known to bring fortune, favor, miracles and blessings — Jupiter. Also known as “the Great Benefic,” it showers us with opportunities for growth, expansion and happiness. Depending on where it is in our birth charts, we can learn a lot about how we attract our own luck.

While many people know their Sun sign, Ascendant (Rising sign) and Moon sign, understanding someone’s Jupiter placement explains how we pursue our life experiences and open up to greater wisdom, faith and spirituality.

Jupiter’s energy is optimistic, hopeful, compassionate and generous. I often refer to it as a “guardian angel” that is always there to guide and enrich your life. Jupiter takes 12 years to go around the Sun, so it generally spends about 12 to 13 months in each zodiac sign. When the planet eventually makes its path back to the same zodiac sign and degrees that it was at the moment of someone’s birth, that is called a Jupiter Return. This will often be a time of tremendous new beginnings and growth.

During these periods, one can expect a lot of extra good luck, but it is wise to plan ahead and seize the day to make sure that you’re beginning a new 12-year pattern that is filled with action and new horizons. Life is as much about creating your path, as well as working with the powerful cosmic factors that impact our journeys.

Read about your Jupiter sign and find out what it means for you!

JUPITER IN ARIES

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Jupiter in Aries is a powerful placement for this mighty planet. In the zodiac sign of Cardinal Fire, people with this energy find their greatest luck when they take the lead and step into the spotlight. They are able to find prosperity and opportunity when they take action and seize the day, rather than waiting for others to make it happen for them. When they choose to innovate, inspire others and show their courage, the world bends more easily to their will. These people tend to think big, know when it’s ideal to take risks and make their own opportunities manifest. When the Sun is in Aries, Leo or Sagittarius, you shine brightly.

JUPITER IN TAURUS

Jupiter in Taurus is an excellent placement when it comes to attracting luck through hard work, patience and practicality. These individuals tend to have better opportunities drawn to them around money and wealth, especially when they are inherently generous and charitable. By focusing upon tangible results and building strong plans, these individuals often see long-term investments and success happen. However, they should beware of overindulgence or becoming complacent with having too much pleasure. When the Sun is in Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn, you have an extra dose of fortune on your side.

JUPITER IN GEMINI

Jupiter in Gemini is all about connecting with others and utilizing communication to bring prosperity and luck. Individuals with this placement excel in writing, speaking and media. Opportunities come to them when they are social, open-minded and versatile. By showing curiosity about other people and the world, their lives will be enriched greatly. Seeking knowledge and opening their perceptions of the world will lead to fascinating discoveries. Expect the most blessings during Gemini, Libra and Aquarius seasons. Jupiter is known to be in its “detriment” here, meaning that it is a slightly weaker placement than others — but that does not mean someone with this will by any means be unlucky.

JUPITER IN CANCER

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Jupiter in Cancer is one of the luckiest placements for our Great Benefic to be! That is because the planet is known to be “exalted” here — meaning that it can very easily give its most magnificent blessings easily. That is because Cancer is the zodiac sign known as Cardinal Water and resonates so well with the natural tendencies of Jupiter. People with this in their birth charts can expect to find great luck when they are compassionate, sensitive and charitable. By helping others, they become more enriched in all ways, as well. Also, people with this energy often have highly developed intuitive senses. Areas of fortune could be in food, hospitality or real estate industries. More luck will shine on you during Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces seasons.

JUPITER IN LEO

Jupiter in Leo is a very regal place for the planet to reside! People with this energy are often highly creative, confident and eager to stand in the spotlight. These individuals may excel in entertainment, media and art, or in industries relating to children. Their joyful and youthful energy will inspire others to connect with them. By being generous and kind, they can get very far. However, these people must watch out so they do not become too vain, self-centered or egocentric. This will alienate others rather than allow them to be attracted by their inner light. The luckiest times of the year for them will be when the Sun is in Aries, Leo or Sagittarius.

JUPITER IN VIRGO

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Jupiter in Virgo is all about using hard work and patience to manifest one’s dreams. People with this placement are often very focused on service to others and will find great success when doing so. They have a natural edge in business and management. Being realistic and grounded will allow them to see great profit and fortune over time. Having a clear direction and putting in the effort will bring long-term results. These individuals may not see instant results or lucky breaks quite as often because Jupiter in Virgo is known to be in its “detriment,” which is a slightly weakened place in the sky. However, that does not mean that they are inherently unlucky — they just need to keep at it to see the greatest benefits in time. The best times of the year for these people will be during Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn seasons.

JUPITER IN LIBRA

Jupiter in Libra brings one a natural tendency to find luck when approaching the world from a fair and balanced perspective. Often, these people will be drawn to partnerships and find fortune blesses these unions, as if by finding their perfect mirror in business or love, the world works more fluidly for them. By bringing good judgment, wit and charm to their interactions, these people are often highly popular and very social. Communication and intellectual pursuits will fare well for them, too. Lastly, they may also excel in beauty or design-based industries. When the Sun is in Gemini, Libra or Aquarius, they will find more opportunities to grow.

JUPITER IN SCORPIO

Jupiter in Scorpio brings someone a magnetic and powerful personality. It helps them to find their greatest luck when they put everything they have into a project, plan, endeavor or relationship. By focusing their intense emotional and mental powers, they effectively bend fortune in their favor. By tapping into their sensitive and intuitive abilities, these individuals can help themselves and others transform experiences into meaningful life lessons. Industries of luck may be anything that is investigative, surgery, banking or psychology. Each year, as the Sun graces Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces, these people will feel luckier.

JUPITER IN SAGITTARIUS

Jupiter in Sagittarius is one of the luckiest placements to have our Great Benefic! That is because the planet is “domicile” — or home — in this zodiac sign since it is the natural ruler of this Fire sign. Individuals with this energy are optimistic, inspirational, academic and spiritual. They often hunger to experience everything that life has to offer and will pursue every opportunity to learn more about people and the world. They tend to have luck shine upon them most often when they are open-minded and expressing their freedom, rather than being boxed into one plan for too long. Industries of success could be travel, education, media or international business. Aries, Leo and Sagittarius seasons will bring them light.

JUPITER IN CAPRICORN

Jupiter in Capricorn brings someone a personality that focuses on disciplined, practical goals in the pursuit of long-term success. Greatest fortune and luck will be drawn to them when they are being methodical and realistic about plans. Being ethical in life, finance and business will allow them to see more blessings manifest. Individuals with this placement tend to be highly ambitious and cunning to see their goals become a reality. However, because Jupiter is in a weakened state in this zodiac sign, known to be in its “fall,” people with this placement need to practice sharing and helping others as well as taking what they think they deserve. Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn season will bring new opportunities to them.

JUPITER IN AQUARIUS 

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Jupiter in Aquarius is one of the best placements for social involvement, community projects and building a vast network. By doing so, people with this energy can see great fortune and luck smile upon them from the benevolent individuals they meet and know. Cooperating and collaborating with others will bring these people a multitude of blessings and happy opportunities to thrive. Having an open mind, being progressive and thinking outside of the box will allow them to break the rules and march to the beat of their own drum — while attracting miracles in the process. Industries of luck would be technology, science or social activism. When the Sun moves through Gemini, Libra or Aquarius, greater growth can be expected.

JUPITER IN PISCES

Jupiter in Pisces is one of the luckiest natal chart placements because our Great Benefic is one of the co-rulers of this Water sign — known to be in “domicile” here. Fortune smiles upon those people, as they often seem to be led by a higher power to be at the right place at the right time! By tapping into their compassion, creativity, spirituality and intuition, they can unlock limitless blessings from the universe and draw happiness to them. Serving, healing and helping others will bring them tremendous good fortune, as they not only bring their light to the world but find that they share in making the world a better place. Some of these people may be drawn to the mystical arts or esoteric sides of life and could find great rewards by tapping into them. Each year, as the Sun moves through Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, they will feel brighter.

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Jupiter takes 12 years to go around the Sun, so it generally spends about 12 to 13 months in each zodiac sign.
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Kyle Thomas is a globally recognized pop culture astrologer who has been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, ABC Television, Hulu, Bustle, Elite Daily, House Beautiful, Marie Claire, YahooNews, MSN and more. He is known for his cosmic guidance for celebrities, business executives and prominent influencers. His work harnesses the power of the stars in regards to entertainment lifestyle and trends affecting people worldwide. For more information, visit KyleThomasAstrology.com.