Role and Importance of Jupiter (Guru) in Indian Vedic Astrology

Jupiter planet in birth chart represents education, wisdom, knowledge, happiness and wealth in Vedic Astrology. This is considered also as one of the highly beneficial planets. This bestows with everything best if it is only favorably placed in the horoscope of a person (Jatak).

Jupiter is considered as Guru of all planets in Indian Vedic Astrology and also known as Brihaspati. Guru means one which is vast and great and Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. Occupation wise Jupiter therefore signifies its influences on teachers and priests. Jupiter is the ruler of the 2 signs Sagittarius and Pisces and is exalted in Cancer (Sign of Moon) and debilitated in Capricorn (Sign of Saturn).

Role of Jupiter in Astrology

His nature signifies development and growth. The person under influence of Jupiter will be lucky, fortunate, successful, generous and religious with high moral values. Negative Jupiter indicates depression, pessimism, and exhaustion in a horoscope. He takes 1 year to complete his orbit path in solar system. Color is yellow and gemstone is Yellow Sapphire.

Jupiter is the significator of his husband & happy married life in the horoscope of a woman.

  • If posited in the favorable position, it ensures happy relations in married life.
  • In adverse situation, he can make a woman adamant and arrogant which may cause damage to her married life.

Auspiciousness of Jupiter can be judged from the fact that aspect of this planet on any malefic planet reduces his bad effect to the sufficient degrees. It means he can balance the ill effect of malefic planets.

If it is placed in 12th house of birth chart, gives moksha after death. Jaundice and other liver problems are caused by the ill effect of this. There are some other details given below in tabular form:




North-East (Ishan)



Precious Stone

Yellow Sapphire

Own Sign (Rashi)

Sagittarius & Pisces

Mool Trikon Sign


Exalted in


Debilitated in


Constellations ruled

Punarvasu, Vishakha, Poorva Bhadrpada

Friendly planets

Sun, Moon, Mars

Enemy planets

Mercury & Venus

Neutral planets

Saturn & Rahu

Orbit time in One Zodiac Sign

13 months (Aprox.)

Orbit time of whole Zodiac

12 years (Average)

Vimshottari Mahadasha

16 years


Wisdom & Knowledge



If well placed signifies

Wisdom, Education, Prosperity

If adversely placed signifies




Body Parts ruled

Liver, Large intestine

Diseases given by Jupitor

Jaundice, Inflammation, Cough and Ear problems

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