Jupiter is called Guru in Sanskrit, which means Teacher, and relates to Jupiter’s properties of wisdom, expansion, knowledge, and education. Jupiter is also known as Brihaspati, which translates to “The Lord of Prayers.” This relates to Jupiter’s energy which is associated with religion, spirituality, sacred scriptures, prayers, chants and ancient writings. There was a time in ancient Vedic mythology in which the Asuras, or demons, were attempting to weaken the devas, or gods, by consuming and obstructing all offerings before the gods could receive them. Jupiter, due to his infinite knowledge of ancient shastras, used a holy mantra against the demons which vanished them away from the space of the yagyas, or ritual offerings.The devas were able to receive offerings that were intended for them. Jupiter did a profound penance for Lord Shiva and granted Jupiter the exalted title of “Gurudeva” exclaiming him as “The Guru of the Gods” for his penance and infinite wisdom which he used to serve the divine.
“The Guru Of The Gods”
Jupiter´s heroic efforts in the mythology above also relates to Jupiter’s qualities of selflessness, generosity, kindness and ethical, moral, and humanitarian orientation. It is through this generous and abundant nature of Jupiter that also encourages wealth, fortune, prosperity and growth of any kind. Jupiter also through its Guru vibrations offers incredible counseling, teaching, learning, philosophical and spiritual teacher properties.
In the ancient tale mentioned above, Jupiter was seeking to eradicate dark or negative forces and to encourage positive or light energies to prosper. It is with this energy that Jupiter also has inclination towards the concept of justice and therefore the legal system. Therefore Jupiter is interested in defending, protecting and serving that which is just, fair, and of truth. Overall, Jupiter is considered the most benefic or kind planet and is noted for its wise and expansive properties.
Virgo: The Constellation of Improvement
Virgo is one of the constellations which is ruled by the planet Mercury. Mercury is called Budhaya in Sanskrit which translates to the emblem of intelligence. Mercury is related to the Vedic philosophical concept of Buddhi which represents the discriminatory factor of our consciousness. Buddhi analyzes, calculates and understands. With this brilliance of Mercury, the sign Virgo becomes infused with abilities stemming from and relating to intelligence and the intellect. This includes communication, expression, analysis, computation, understanding, reading, writing and speaking.
While many of these qualities don’t seem to a possess spiritual nature, Virgo works with many profound spiritual ideals and energies. Virgo is always seeking to bring perfection through purification. This may sound esoteric at first glance but upon further extraction it reveals a very methodical process. Purification in the sense of Virgo can be associated with removing all aspects of something that is not perfect. Purification takes place when we remove or reduce or change something in order to bring it to a higher state. For example, Ayurvedic metals are purified many times by intense exposure to fire and heat within hot stone vessels many times before they are ready for human consumption. In this sense Virgo seeks to bring perfection or positive changes to something by removing or changing aspects that do not serve it. Akin to the energy of perfection and purification that relates to Virgo are energies of improvement, service and protection.
Virgo employs many means in order to bring improvement to the universe; the primary being service. When it comes to Virgo energy, providing service and improvement are inseparable. Virgo will also employ protective energies in order to encourage vast improvements; Virgo provides security and safety to make things better. In other words, Virgo will encourage protective energy because nothing is perfect, ideal, or improved greatly if it is not safe, secure and protected. Overall, Virgo carries this remarkable brilliant energy of seeing everything in the world as it could be, and taking action through service to improve to bring everything to its highest potential, its highest state.
Jupiter’s Transit in Virgo: Perfection on The Path
The Guru planet Jupiter entered the Mercury ruled sign of Virgo on August 12, 2016 and will remain in Virgo until September 12, 2017. When the higher spiritual energies of the Planet Jupiter combine with the intellectual and ideal improvement energies of Virgo there are many favorable and unfavorable significations.
In terms of astrological friendship the ruler of Virgo, Mercury, and Jupiter are considered enemies. One of the easiest ways to understand this uncomfortable relationship of Jupiter in Virgo is by perceiving Jupiter as a spiritual force and Mercury as an intellectual force. Jupiter and Mercury do not get along because spirituality and mysticism is not something that is meant to be understood using the intellect, logical or discerning mind. The divine energy of the universe comes from a higher celestial realm, it is something that spiritual seekers come to have faith and believe in through devotion, and very often intellectual or discerning energies contradict the principles of belief and faith. Jupiter in Virgo will be a time when the spiritual aspect of the soul’s journey will seek to be understood in a logical, intellectual, and discerning way. This can create issues of confusion and misunderstanding because faith cannot be understood intellectually.
Although this is not traditionally a favorable transit for Jupiter in Virgo it does certainly indicate some very powerful energies that can be considered positive. While there is nothing inherently perfect about our spiritual evolution or journey, Virgo will be seeking to bring our spiritual growth and journey to an ideal place. When Jupiter enters Virgo it creates a certain auspicious energy that will bring our spiritual wisdom, faith and higher intuition to a much more improved ideal state. Virgo will bring our spiritual path to its highest potential and improve it in a multitude of ways.
Awareness, generosity, forgiveness …
Awareness, generosity, forgiveness, our relationship to our teachers, morals, ethics, and our spiritual and religious beliefs are all Jupiterian energies that Virgo will seek to improve, purify and perfect. When Jupiter´s emphasis on morals and ethics combines with Virgo, our moral and ethical code grows to a much more ideal and perfect state. This will be a highly auspicious time where our kindness, generosity, honesty, fairness and selflessness will improve. Virgo´s potent ideals and perfectionism will be integrated into the religious, spiritual, and mystical journey on Earth at this time.
How to Empower Yourself in the Struggle for Perfection …
Due to the inherent discomfort of Jupiter in Virgo there are certain energies we can invoke to maintain balance and encourage the highest growth at this time. Since Virgo is encouraging the highest level of improvement on our spiritual journey it is especially important to not set expectations. However, goals can be very healthy and effective as fuel for growth at this time. It is very important to discern between goals and expectation because setting goals gives us the space to work towards improvement, while expectations only bring disappointment and suffering. Whenever we are striving for the highest level or ideal of something it is commonplace to set an expectation on reaching that goal or place. The only result of these perfect expectations is disappointment since especially in the journey of our spiritual evolution there is no perfection that exists. For Virgo, expectations are a great enemy and especially at this time those expectations we set may be obstacles and blockades from the true growth and expansion we seek.
Also it is very important at this time to align oneself with living in the moment as well as the virtue of patience. This Virgo in Jupiter energy can create a great amount of future emphasis, as the perfection and improvement we are seeking requires a lot of work, and the goal is a destination in the future. In other words, due to all of the energy focused around improving things to the way they could and “should” be, an incredibly amount of energy is put towards a destination or place of perfection, which the journey itself can be completely lost. When all of the energy is put towards a future destination, expectation, or goal, only a great amount of suffering can result.
Now is an especially favorable time to practice patience and living in the moment because due to the unfavorable position of Jupiter in Virgo there is proclivity towards impatience, perfectionism, and future or destination thinking. In addition to surrendering expectations and living in the moment, it is also important to honor Jupiter via ancient methodologies. We can honor Jupiter by emphasizing the higher spiritual self over the intellectual logical self; allowing the spiritual growth and expansion to happen in a much more balanced, sustainable, and integrated way. We can honor Jupiter traditionally by wearing the color yellow, the metal gold and the precious gem yellow sapphire. One can also honor Jupiter through mantra to emphasize balance and higher spiritual energies.
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