Friday, 22 March 2013

Is Jupiter become a functional benefic or malefic ?

According to vedic astrology all planets have inherent nature and functional nature. They behave as benefics and malefics based on the lordship of houses which they own. Naturally the lordship would vary from one lagna to other. Like wise Jupiter also works as benefic and malefic depending upon the lordship. In Mythology Jupiter is the teacher of all gods, that' why he known as Brihaspati or Deva Guru.

Jupiter is the most benefic and believed to be the auspicious planet in vedic astrology. Jupiter gives Justice, Wisdom, Luck, Knowledge, Prosperity, Respect, Wealth, Authority, Children, Intellectuality, Kindness, Spirituality  and Happiness.  Jupiter's good placement and strength is very important in a chart to have beneficial aspects of life. Though Jupiter is a beneficial planet, if he becomes the lord of malefic houses in the natal chart, then how does he act, as a benefic or malefic ?

As per the Parashara's Principles Jupiter is benefic as lord of Aries, Cancer, Scorpio Ascendants. Neutral as lord of Leo, Sagittarius, Pisces lagnas and malefic for Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Libra and Capricorn Ascendants.But there was an sloka in Uttara kalamrita which is against to the basic principle of lordship.  The sloka contains Jupiter lordship also.

The summery of the sloka is:

Jupiter as lord of 3 and 12 is a yoga karaka producing benefic results.
Jupiter as lord of eighth or in the eighth is equally beneificial.

As per the sloka the first point applies to Capricorn Ascendant and the second one to Taurus and Leo Ascendants. Let us assume that the 8th, 12th signs signify as the Moksha bhavas. Jupiter perceived as the teacher and he signifies spirituality, soul-growth. As the 8th and 12th lord he expands the spiritualism of  the natives. But Jupiter placement in the 8th house is difficult to agree that he gives benefical results unless it be his own sign.  Jupiter placement, conjunctions and aspects with certain yoga forming planets  also consider for the beneficial results. If those yogas are strong, the benefic results produce in their planetary periods.

However before going to Jupiter benefic results for the Capricorn, Taurus and Leo ascendants, Jupiter placement and other yogas which is related to 3rd, 8th and 12th houses should be consider.

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