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Jupiter Transits: Houses


Jupiter Transits: Through the Natal chart houses

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JupiterJupiter Transiting the Houses of the Horoscope

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Jupiter takes approximately 12 years to come full circle. Because Jupiter retrogrades and due to the fact that houses are not always equal in size, the time it takes for Jupiter to transit through a house varies. On average, however, Jupiter takes about one year in each house of the horoscope.

Jupiter transits perhaps receive more positive press than they deserve, as those of us who have waited for Jupiter to transit conjunct our Sun can attest. Why? Because if we wait for Jupiter to bestow us with wonderful gifts, we are sure to be disappointed. What Jupiter does do is infuse us with the license to dream, to hope, and to feel good about ourselves.

Jupiter is an influence that acts to expand and enlarge our personal landscapes. Jupiter transits allow growth and expansion of consciousness involving the conditions and natures of the houses involved. Our confidence and level of joy is increased in these areas of life, and we feel motivated to improve or gain in these matters. These are times in our lives when we feel a little more free and confident, and when we are not as aware of restraints. Problems arise when we overdo, and are so confident that we ignore reality and don't think of consequences. However, just as we need Saturn to remind us that we need to buckle down, we also need Jupiter to remind us that we won't get very far if we don't believe in ourselves.





Jupiter acts to expand, and it gives us hope and enthusiasm. It can also make us feel rather restless or overconfident. Jupiter is the planet of possibilities and it offers us promises. Whether these promises are realistic is something to consider seriously. However, Jupiter is a jovial influence, and we all need that kind of energy from time to time! When Jupiter transits a natal house, it gives that are of life a boost, reminding us that we may have been underestimating our capabilities. It invites us to have some faith in ourselves and our abilities.

Remember always that for Jupiter transits to benefit us to the utmost, we need to grab opportunities. We cannot wait for things to happen to us. At the same time, we must be aware of the potential for overdoing--for glossing over details in order to feed our optimism.


Jupiter Transits to the Houses

Jupiter Transits the First House  

At the beginning of its transit through the first house, Jupiter is conjunct your Ascendant, marking a time of much optimism and cheerfulness. Throughout its journey through the first house, Jupiter's transit brings noticeable improvements to your environment as well as self-confidence to your personality. You are more obviously expansive, exuberant, and enthusiastic. This transit heightens your optimism and increases your generosity. This cycle has the potential for being a relaxed, fortunate, and hopeful time. You are greeting life with a fresh, can-do attitude. What happened in the past is not very important to you now--it's the future that you're eyeing now. You are filled with faith in the universe--faith that everything will work out. This is an excellent period for self-improvement. Dealings with the public are favored, and others tend to look at you as a leader. Events occur that help you overcome problems that previously seemed challenging or even insurmountable--you have an altogether different perspective on life now, and are not inclined much to sweat the small stuff. You want to create a distinct first impression on others, and you tend to do just that. Furthering your personal ambitions and interests comes more easily during this cycle. At times, you may feel like the sky is the limit! You feel considerably more free to be yourself, and others tend to accept you more readily. You might need to guard against becoming too full of yourself or overly self-interested, however. There is also a risk of overindulgence and other forms of extreme behavior. Weight gain is often associated with this transit. Be careful that a carefree attitude doesn't end up a careless one. Particularly if Jupiter's transit trines planets in the fifth and/or ninth, this is a favorable time for creative matters, romance, travel, and higher education.

Jupiter Transits the Second House

The second house rules your value system, personal finances, and possessions. On another level, it rules your comfort levels. During this Jupiter transit, you are likely to see benefits to your earning power and value system. Jupiter in this part of your chart should bring a profitable and productive year. You are likely to feel more confident and enthusiastic about your ability to earn a living, and you may choose to develop your talents in order to boost your earning power. Your income is likely to increase, and there may be an opportunity to improve your future financial situation. However, you may also be just as inclined to splurge on yourself, plumping up your nest or your store of personal possessions. Monetary problems from the past may clear up during this period. You can add to your possessions, and a major purchase or sale is very possible. A significant gift or bonus may come your way. Benefits now are tangible, physical ones. There is a sense of abundance, and feeling worthy is integral in attracting good fortune. In fact, self-worth is really what the second house is about. Expectations of receiving one's fair share come now, and this tends to attract abundance and favors. This is a good time to go for a raise, apply for a loan, or take part in various dealings with financial institutions. You may need to curb an inclination to overspend--feeling good could bring you to the stores as you temporarily forget about the future! Particularly if Jupiter trines planets in the sixth and/or tenth houses, this is also a very favorable period for success in the work you do.

Jupiter Transits the Third House

Educational and communication opportunities present themselves during this cycle. You may increase your knowledge and skills set, and find much enjoyment in so doing. During this long-term trend, neighbors or relatives could be especially beneficial. Your knowledge grows and your ability to disseminate this knowledge sharpens. You express your ideas with more enthusiasm, and they are received well. You are able to understand complex subjects and explain them in such a way that others can readily understand; thus, teaching or authoring may be prosperous now. Opportunities for travel or advanced study may present themselves. This might be a good time to take a course due to the fact that you are more receptive to learning and expanding your knowledge and skills. You may decide to buy a new car, or transportation opportunities present themselves, making it much easier for you to get from point A to point B. You are more cheerful and sociable, and others tend to appreciate your company more as a result. Gifts or opportunities may come through visits, short trips, messages, emails, or they could come through contacts with siblings, classmates, and neighbors. Some sort of positive news or announcement is likely to be part of the picture. If you're an author, you will find many opportunities and your creative juices flow nicely. If you're a student, school is especially favored. If you're in business or trade, you are likely to find sales are especially strong. In general, you find much joy in communicating, learning, and socializing. Particularly if Jupiter transits trine to planets in the seventh and/or eleventh, new friendships or partnerships may be formed now.

Jupiter Transits the Fourth House

You are likely to see benefits to home, family, property, and domestic comfort matters during this cycle. Much joy and enjoyment can be found in your family and your home life now. An increased sense of security and safety may be derived from your domestic situation. Improvements to your home life, family, and basic psychological foundation are in focus. A strong sense of stability, inner contentment, and balance arrives now. Opportunities to buy or sell real estate for financial gain may present themselves. Home improvements, such as real estate or renovation purchases, are favored, as is moving to a new dwelling. Some of you may buy or sell a house, and others may welcome a new addition to the family. You may move to a larger or more comfortable dwelling. Long-standing family problems may be ironed out. Relationships with parents and other family members go well. You may find special enjoyment in getting in touch with your roots or family traditions. You take a greater interest in long-term security and wellness for you and your family. There could be a family reunion. Your parents may help you financially or an inheritance is possible. You take more pleasure in nurturing others. A stronger sense of psychological well-being may come now, as you take less interest in more worldly ambitions and activities, very content to stay around your home or your "nest".





Jupiter Transits the Fifth House

Your fair share of fun, romance, and good times are in store. You are especially imaginative, original in your self-expression, and creative during this cycle. Creative projects are likely to fare well, and could possibly even bring some type of recognition or reward. Love and romance may enter your life or is enhanced with good humor and warmth, and social engagements abound. For singles, meeting a special person is highly likely, although it is not necessarily a person who is "partnership material". You are feeling quite free from responsibilities at this time, making it easier for you to let your hair down and have a good time! Investments in stocks and other speculative matters could earn good profits. Healthy risks are likely to pay off, but be careful of overconfidence in speculative investments. Relationships with your children may be especially fulfilling now. Pregnancy or childbirth may occur during this period, if applicable. This is a fabulous year in which to take a vacation you've always wanted to take. Those with artistic or athletic talent can be especially prolific and prosperous at this time. Your creativity and social life are stimulated this year, and plenty of opportunities to express yourself uniquely and creatively will present themselves. You may find great joy and reward in your creative projects and hobbies, and could discover a previously hidden talent for a particular craft. Pleasure-seeking activities, recreation, and amusement are increased. You are far less inhibited when it comes to expressing yourself creatively, and you are a lot more fun to be around.

Jupiter Transits the Sixth House  

During this cycle, you are likely to see benefits in the areas of work and health, as well as daily routines. You find much joy in your work, self-improvement endeavors, and taking care of your health. This transit enhances your ability to handle the details required to do a good job, and others become more aware of your skills. Benefits may come through co-workers or employees during this cycle. Any type of service that you may provide is likely to go well. You are more successful in hiring people to work for you, if applicable, and improvements to your working environment are likely. You find more enjoyment in the work you do, and it is easier than usual to find employment now. You may get a new job during this cycle, or significantly improve an existing one. Work tends to be very available to you. Menial tasks tend to take priority, but you are likely to enjoy doing them. The best way to handle this transit is to take pride in and recognize your usefulness--this is bound to give you a great deal of joy, and you are likely to be rewarded as a result. As well, the more integrity and honesty you bring to your services, the more "payback" you will receive. Health is likely to prosper this year, and medical procedures or programs, if necessary, are more apt to be successful. There may be an inclination to put on some weight, however, if you don't watch your sweet tooth. Some people get a new pet during this cycle.

Jupiter Transits the Seventh House  

This is a period in your life that is very conducive to partnering and/or winning public approval. You find much joy in sharing your life with a special someone during this cycle. Learning a lot about yourself through a partner is likely now. You may enjoy benefits through marriage, common-law partnerships, business partnerships, negotiations, and contractual agreements. This is a year when you are more likely to establish or solidify a significant partnership. A partner from a different cultural background could expand your life view now. Relationships entered into now are generally successful and happy. Sometimes, this transit absolves an existing partnership, but if this is the case, it is likely to come as a relief or it is a "blessing in disguise". Meeting someone better for you may be a reason for this. You can negotiate more successfully than ever, and, if applicable, win in legal matters. Financial benefits could possibly come through partnerships. Legal matters or challenging relationship problems from the past can be resolved, and more casual disputes can be settled as well. You may find yourself taking on the role of consultant or advisor, or you could benefit from help from same. Good publicity may come your way. If your work takes you before the public, you can safely expect popularity. Relationships and partnerships benefit from expansive, warm energy, difficult relationships may be absolved, and/or successful new ones are entered into this year.

Jupiter Transits the Eighth House

This is a time of spiritual contentment--of coming to terms with power and sharing issues in your life. During this cycle, you are less sensitive to power struggles and issues of sharing resources. You are less likely to resort to manipulative tactics, and less concerned about leaving yourself emotionally vulnerable to others. You may see benefits in the areas of joint finances, shared resources, loans, taxes, sexuality, intimacy, healing, personal transformation, research, investigation, and psychological matters during this cycle. This is a time of increased psychological understanding, intimacy, and perhaps accumulation of wealth if you manage your resources well. You are more capable of helping friends and loved ones who are dealing with a crisis--you can be leaned upon. Any type of in-depth study or research is likely to go well. An insurance settlement, tax rebate, or an inheritance could come your way, and this is an excellent time to work on financial planning and strategy. A new home or new car is possible now. Financial gains may come through a partnership or there may be an increase in a spouse's income. Sexual opportunities are likely to abound, or your focus on one partner becomes more expansive,  warm, and intimate.

Jupiter Transits the Ninth House  

An expansive, optimistic attitude is with you now, as you are less concerned about petty problems and inconveniences. You may have opportunities to travel, study, expand your horizons, and meet people who are of diverse backgrounds. You tend to become more intellectually curious, and academic matters go well. You are open to learning, particularly about subjects that you may normally take little interest in. Furthering your education in any capacity is possible and is likely to be very successful now. Success in business is likely through expansion or connection with foreigners. Advertising and promotional activities are highly favored and could be one of the main keys to business success right now. Legal matters may be especially favorable for you now. Authors could publish their works, expand their audience, and receive favorable feedback for their work. Educational and travel opportunities expand your horizons. Teaching or learning is favored, and writing flows easily. This is also an excellent period for positive dealings with in-laws! Your mind is more expansive and tolerant, and you are under less stress than usual. You are less inclined to sweat the small stuff. Your priorities are easier to see, as you gain perspective on your life and its meaning. Your creative juices flow, and you generally benefit from robust health. Faith in your purpose and in a higher meaning to your life helps to ease stress and open doors for you.

Jupiter Transits the Tenth House  

This is a time to gain in status, particularly on the professional front, but could also indicate marriage in some cases. Jupiter in your tenth house is a very fortunate place for this expansive planet. Increased public recognition and professional success characterizes this position. This can be a time of profitable productivity, career advancement, and success in business. Work-related travel or the reaching of a wider audience is possible during this cycle. Your worldly status may change for the better. There could be a promotion, new job opportunities, a diploma or other form of major award, or a marriage. You may come into the limelight now in a positive fashion. Authority figures and influential people tend to look upon your favorably and seem to be "in your corner".  An event may occur that expands your career or professional interests, and you derive more pleasure in these activities. More freedom is likely to be experienced in your career. Integrity and honesty will get you everywhere now. The more willing you are to put yourself in the limelight, the more positive the rewards--this is not the time to be a shrinking violet! This can be a time of fulfillment of career goals if you have been working toward specific ones. Because you feel worthy of recognition and of success, these things tend to come naturally to you now.

Jupiter Transits the Eleventh House

This transit brings benefits and fresh energy to networking activities, the formulation of broad, long-term goals, acquaintances, clubs, and organizations. You can rely on your friends for their help and support, and your circle of friends may increase during this fruitful transit. Your long-term goals and wishes tend to be broad and perhaps unusual or ahead of the times. You may particularly enjoy dreaming up ideas for the future. Achieving your goals tends to come more easily now. Others tend to value your advice and often turn to you for help. You could become more active with friends or in your community. You may have opportunities to join or lead clubs or groups. Group activities and associations could be avenues for fulfilling your own goals. You may take special joy in sharing a common cause or ideals with others. You are especially hopeful and more inclined to believe that if you wish it, it will be! Income from your business or career is likely to increase. More tolerance of others is displayed now, and you are more inclined to take interest in alternative subjects. Reaching out beyond your personal circle can certainly open doors to you and bring joy into your life during this cycle.

Jupiter Transits the Twelfth House

Jupiter transits your twelfth house, benefiting activities that take place "behind the scenes" or otherwise privately. This is a cycle in which you become more compassionate, empathetic, and sensitive. Jupiter in the twelfth house is said to offer one spiritual protection. It's a cycle in which you can rid yourself of self-destructive tendencies, deep-seated fears, and deeply-ingrained tendencies towards guilty feelings, acting much like a guardian angel. You are more able to get in touch with your subconscious mind. Charity, giving anonymously, contributing to altruistic endeavors, volunteering, and helping others without expectation of reward will be most fulfilling during this cycle. Work that involves serving others may begin now and bring you much joy. Your dreaming world may be rich, lighter, helpful, and more intuitive. Meditation and retreats may be particularly beneficial to you now, acting to regenerate and invigorate you. You may pick up metaphysical studies, dream interpretation, or research during this cycle. Some people enter into a private romance during this cycle. In general, help seems to be there when you need it. You are building your faith now. This is a time of spiritual renewal.


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Interpretations written by Annie Heese, unless otherwise noted.


References & suggested further reading:

How to Predict Your Future: Secrets of Eastern and Western Astrology by James Braha. This is an excellent resource for outer planet transits: Jupiter through Pluto.