Jupiter or Guru is the planet of good luck, optimism, success and generosity. Jupiter brings joy to life. The position of Jupiter in your birth chart can indicate where your fortunate opportunities are to be found. This benevolent planet shows where you have the most room to expand and the areas in which you will get the best out of life. Jupiter has always been identified with the idea of expansiveness and abundance.
When Jupiter is prominent in your horoscope you tend to be well liked and popular, friendly, broadminded, and cheerful, successful in career and business. Jupiter can also be too much of a good thing, for its influence can make you extravagant, lazy and luxury loving, profligate with money, and blindly optimistic. If things fall into your lap too easily, you never develop strength of character or spiritual wisdom. Jupiter is the planet of blessings - blessings that we must learn to use wisely.
Jupiter rules the sign of SAGITTARIUS and the 9th House of higher learning. JUPITER effects the health areas of the liver, thighs and hips. It governs our benevolent and protective urges and brings thoughtful consideration to legal matters. Jupiter also brings optimism and good luck to the areas that it TRANSITS.
For the last one year, Jupiter has been well placed in its own sign of Sagittarius leading to overall benefit and helpful energy. However, on the upcoming transit date on December 9th (December 6th in Tamil Vakkyam System) Jupiter will transit into his weakest point in the ephemeris, the sign of Capricorn. This is Jupiter's debilitation point and the usually the benefit Jupiter energy will be less easy to come by. In particular personal finances, banking, financial markets will continue to deepen their troubled states. There is some saving grace. While Jupiter usually takes a full 12 months to transit a sign, it will quickly transit the sign of Capricorn in just a short 6 months time. On May 1st, 2009, Jupiter will move into Aquarius.