Jupiter in Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Jupiter in Aries, Jupiter in Leo, Jupiter in Sagittarius
Jupiter in Fire Signs: Buddha – Flower of Life (by pixabay.com)

[This is a continuation from the previous post.] In the following posts, I will address Jupiter in Signs, which in turn, will be followed by Jupiter in Houses and then Jupiter Aspects. Please keep in mind that these are some possible baseline interpretations, which may be radically altered by the presence of other factors in the chart.  This particular post offers a basic explanation of Jupiter in Aries, Jupiter in Leo and Jupiter in Sagittarius:

Jupiter in Aries

Jupiter as Expansion:

Jupiter in Aries tends to symbolize a degree of confidence regarding one’s ability to either initiate new trends or to take a course of action to the extreme. As the archetype of the “pioneer”, Aries represents our courage to jump in and just do it. Therefore, Jupiter in Aries may signal that our psyche is relatively familiar with the idea of jump-starting new things or taking an unprecedented course of action which has not been approved or imagined before, for better or for worse.

The best example would be Salvador Dali, whose paintings unmistakably display his fearlessness in depicting the raw aspects of the unconscious mind. There is also a refreshing, child-like openness to experimentation with new concepts in his work, which is another quality associated with the Fire Signs: sheer enthusiasm for creating and doing things, rather than a concern for the outcome of the actions, or the approval of the audience.

Jupiter as Meaning:

Jupiter in Aries may signify that the best way of finding meaning in life is by living out one’s primal urges in an unabashed, uncensored manner. The very fact that one is alive gives meaning to one’s existence, therefore, there is usually no significant urge to dig deep and find sophisticated reasons for life. There may also exist an inner attraction towards whatever that is “wild” and “unrestrained”, as the meaning of life (Jupiter) is very much flavored by the Arian urge to be as natural as wild weeds. As Gerard Manley Hopkins (who had this placement in his natal chart) eloquently remarked:

What would the world be, once bereft Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet; Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.

Jupiter in Leo

Jupiter as Expansion:

Jupiter in Leo tends to symbolize a degree of confidence regarding one’s ability to create or pro-create, for better or for worse. As the archetype of “creativity”, Leo represents that part in us which endlessly wants to shine, entertain and play, in hopes of gaining attention or admiration. Therefore, Jupiter in Leo may signal that our psyche is prone to self-aggrandizement, or a tendency to show off our special abilities may also exist, especially if we are not working in a creative field, and thus this energy has no constructive, professional outlet.

Jupiter as Meaning:

In its positive form, Jupiter in Leo symbolizes a general optimism towards the intentionality of life and the fact that things are moving towards a purpose, and that is the sheer glory of existence. There may also exist a passionate preoccupation with the “self” and various manifestations of it (symbolized by the Sun, the ruler of Leo). The best example of this outlook would be the works of the solitary French philosopher and writer, Maurice Blanchot, who apropos his natal Jupiter in Leo said:

I wanted to see something in full daylight […] I had the same desire for the daylight as for water and air. And if seeing was fire, I required the plenitude of fire, and if seeing would infect me with madness, I madly wanted that madness.

In its negative form, however, Jupiter in Leo may symbolize a philosophical obsession with the “self” to the point of finding no meaning in life outside of the boundaries of the “self”. It is important, in this case, to be aware of this ideological bias and consciously work towards balancing one’s worldview by considering that which does not simply yield to such a self-referential perception one may have formed of existence and one’s place in it.

Jupiter in Sagittarius

Jupiter as Expansion:

Jupiter in Sagittarius tends to symbolize a degree of confidence regarding one’s ability to understand the “foreign” or to go beyond one’s borders of the “known” world. The energy of Sagittarius, as the sign ruled by Jupiter, is in perfect harmony with all that Jupiter represents in astrology, including expansion, search for meaning and general optimism.

Therefore, Jupiter in Sagittarius may signal that our psyche is relatively open to the “unknown”, naturally moves towards an expansion of our perceptual horizons, and has an underlying tendency to question “meaning” or “significance” of things. An investigation of different lifestyles, cultures or religions may thus be interesting to someone with this placement, as the expansive energy of Jupiter in Sagittarius would encourage one to check out all that is not initially known or immediately placed within one’s comfort zone.

Jupiter as Meaning:

Jupiter in Sagittarius signifies that our psyche has a natural philosophical bent, for better or for worse: either we find a way to understand existence and our place in it, or we suffer from a lack of sufficient evidence in favor of a version of “truth” which satisfies us. Either case, “meaning” will be an issue with this placement and an effort to deal with it will color part of our mundane experience. Not surprisingly, quite a number of individuals with this placement have become writers or poets who have explored various ways of attaining wisdom or understanding the meaning of life. Hermann Hesse, the universally-celebrated author of Siddhartha is an apt example. He says:

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.

In the next post, I will address Jupiter in Earth Signs, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.

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