Jupiter in Cancer
By Krishna Darshan
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Meaning and importance of Jupiter moving
into Cancer, this coming June 19th, 2014
Jupiter is about to enter the constellation
of Cancer, this coming June 19th 2014 and it will stay there
until July 14th 2015.
It takes about 12 years for Jupiter to go around the 12 zodiac
signs, so it remains on each constellation for about one year.
Cancer is the exaltation sign of Jupiter, meaning, it is a
place in the sky where Jupiter can manifest all its power
The effect of this on an individual level may be different,
depending on the position of Jupiter on their birth chart,
the house rulership, conjunctions, aspects and several other
astrological factors, so it has to be analyzed individually.
It is not sufficient to give a prediction
based on just your sun sign, your ascendant sign or moon sign
alone, since all of those have to be considered together,
plus many other factors.
But on a world, collective level, this transit of Jupiter
into Cancer is a very great and benefic event, a time of spiritual
And that is because Jupiter is the planet
that represents dharma or righteousness, wisdom, spirituality,
expansion, the Guru and higher teachings. He is also represents
the prosperity that comes due to past good, dharmic actions
Jupiter is called Guru, the teacher. In the Vedas, he is Brihaspati,
the Guru of the Devas, beings of light or angelical beings.
So this transit of Jupiter in Cancer will
be good for humanity as it will increase the dharmic consciousness
on a collective level. People who are desirous to do good,
to increase their wisdom, to learn from their teachers or
to teach to others and spread knowledge, will be benefited
People who follow more their lower selfish, materialistic
and instinctive level will find more obstacles to succeed
in their endeavors.
This will be a great year for spiritual
teachers and institutions, religious institutions, priests,
yoga teachers, charity organizations. It is also a good year
for judges, law makers or lawyers, as far as they have a sincere
desire to practice justice and morality.
It is a great time to build or inaugurate temples, shrines,
ashrams, yoga centers, universities or other higher learning
It is a great time to approach a Guru or spiritual mentor,
to take courses, start studies of all sorts, but especially
for philosophical, spiritual or religion related knowledge.
A strong Jupiter is also favorable for marriage or for conceiving
or having children, for those who follow the path of householders.
But not the whole of that time of Jupiter
in Cancer will be such benefic and strong. There will be times
when Jupiter will be afflicted, even though being in Cancer.
Those times could actually be exactly opposite to what was
said, times when Jupiter’s benefic energy may be blocked,
twisted, distorted or misused, giving room for the more negative
trends to manifest. Things like religious fundamentalism,
dogmatism and fanaticism, which can trigger religious terrorism
or the so called “holly wars”, rise of religious
charlatans or fake Gurus or people confusing real dharma with
a-dharma, taking one for the other.
As much as religion, ideals and beliefs can be a source of
inspiration towards light, mental clarity, love compassion
or generosity, its distortion is the most often cause of hate,
war and deception. Those are all potentials of an afflicted
Some of those
dangerous times will be:
Between June 13th and June 24th Jupiter is Sandhi,
meaning, it is in the very edge of the constellations, last
degree of Gemini and first degree or Cancer. At those points
the planets are weak to express and materialize their energy.
But those are good moments for meditation or internal spiritual
(The weakness of Jupiter at this time can
easily be related to the recent events in Iraq, where fundamentalism
is once again taking over.)
Jupiter will be in maximum combustion
on July 24th, the day it conjuncts the Sun. But the
effect of this combustion starts many days before as the sun
approaches Jupiter, and lasts for many days after that date,
loosing gradually its negative effect as the sun separates
enough from Jupiter. Jupiter combustion is a great potential
for fanaticism, and it is usually found in the birth charts
of people who have a tendency towards religious fanaticism
or extremists behaviors.
There will be planetary war between
Jupiter and Mercury on August 2nd. Intellect, reason
and faith will be in conflict with each other.
Planetary war between Jupiter and
Venus will happen between August 16th and
August 19th. Jupiter is the Guru of the Devas, while
Venus is the Guru of the asuras. Jupiter stands for righteousness
and morality, while Venus stands for pleasure and enjoyment
of the senses. That’s a constant external and internal
battle between the impulse of what is right versus what is
more pleasant and easy. These two forces will be in great
conflict during those days. At times Jupiter will win, at
times Venus will win. Finally Jupiter will win, because it
will soon get back to its full strength, while Venus will
be in an uncomfortable position.
Jupiter will be debilitated in
Navamsa between September 20th and October 9th. This
will diminish very much Jupiter’s strength and beneficence.
Jupiter will be in retrograde motion
between December 9th 2014 and April 8th 2015. Retrograde
motion can make a planet behave opposite to its nature or
in a “twisted”, exaggerated or distorted way.
This is again a time when religion can easily become twisted
Mars and Jupiter will be in exact
opposition on January 1st 2015. Those two planets
will be in their exaltation signs simultaneously, making them
very strong. It can be a very powerful combination for someone
to do a great valorous righteous action, but it is also a
time of great potential for war, especially one based on religion
or beliefs. The effects of that opposition can be felt or
manifested from about a week before or after that date.
Another Venus Jupiter planetary war will
happen on June 30th, 2015.
From July 1st until July 27th,
2015, Jupiter will be in the Gandanta junction between
Cancer and Leo. That’s also a time of obstruction to
the benefic energy of Jupiter, and a dangerous time, even
though it can be a great time for meditation, introspection
The 12 year cycle of Jupiter.
It takes 12 years for Jupiter to go around the Sun and pass
through the 12 constellations or zodiac signs.
That’s why in the Vedic and yoga tradition, and also
in the learning of Indian classical music, dance and arts,
it is said that 12 years is the minimum time needed to be
learning from a Guru or teacher. If we want to really understand
a science, and especially a spiritual science or art, we will
need 12 year to just start to understand what it is about,
to absorb, digest and assimilate the experience of the teacher
and make it into our own experience. Then of course, it may
take the whole life time or more to really master that science.
Nowadays that seems quite impossible.
Very, very few people spend 12 years or more with the same
teacher or in the same path. The modern mind wants constant
change, wants things quickly, instantly if possible. Like
we want instant coffee, instant food, we want instant knowledge.
Quite an impossible thing.
People go in constant change from
teacher to teacher, from one path to another path, without
deepening into any of them. It is a great mistake. The cycle
of Jupiter can help us to understand why Jupiter, the teacher,
needs to take us through all the 12 dimensions of experience
so we can have a complete picture of something.
Om Brim Brihaspataye
Om Gum Gurubhyo Namaha !
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