Essentials of Vedic Astrology Block 1: Static Horoscope
Lesson 3A: Planetary portfolios
Jupiter/Guru

Detail - Dakshinamurthi-Guru Bhagwan [Lord Jupiter] at Alangudi, Tamil Nadu, Sth India

Planetary portfolios
Jupiter/Guru

JUPITER
GURU
KNOWLEDGE/HAPPINESS
wisdom, Evolution, Happiness, Virtue, Morality
Children, Spiritual Master, Teacher, Husband Talent, Fortune, Justice, Education Charity (Minister) male
benefic
rules Sagittarius & Pisces


Of all the nine planets [grahas] Guru or Jupiter is considered the great benefic. He is responsible for everything auspicious: enlightenment, happiness, wisdom, education, vocation, true love, devotion, loyalty, life partner, family & children, and life lived in accord with natural law. Our Guru connects us with God, so in that respect he/she is the bringer of all of life's bountys. In whatever area God's grace touches us - this is most often due to the influence of Guru.

He represents truth, wisdom, the knowledge that enables a man to realize God. He signifies intellect, conscientiousness, merit, intuition, education, peace, peaceful state of mind, power of speech. Vedas, Vedanta, devotion, morality, religiousness, proficiency in arts and sciences, religious institution, temples, sobriety, philosophic wisdom, oratory, invention, idealism, fraternity & equality, universality. University, one who can attain divine bliss, justice, nobility, belief in divine predestination, phlegm, longevity, physical development, the tree full of fruits. Guru is the judge, the noble judge, the wise judge, he is solomon of all ages, pious, philanthropic. Guru's native {a Jupitarian) believes in fraternity and equality, he is sagacious, a friend to all men and beasts alike. He signifies, fortune, manliness, reputation, charity. The planet denotes digestive organ, liver, breathing apparatus of the physical body; he signifies sweet taste, children, father, Brahmin, Northern direction. Disease : Diarrhea, dyspepsia, disease of cough and cold, disease of the palate and throat, asthma, pthysit, epilepsy, thrombosis.
Color : Color of gold, yellow.
Gem : Emerald, yellow sapphire.
Vocation : Priest, jurist, judge, profession connected with Governmental administration, temple, or church, preceptor, professor in a school or college, philosopher, preacher of religious doctrines, scientist, engineer etc.
Birth star : Poorba and Uttar Falguni Nakshatra.
Digit : 5, 12, 34, 52, 56. 60.
Strength : When Guru is associated with Pushya Nakshatra or when the Sun and the Moon occupy Dhanur or Mina Rasi or when full moon is associated with 11 or 12 Nakshatra Guru regains his strength. The native suffers from indigestion or similar chronic disease when Guru occupies the 2nd or 5th place from lagna due to overeating of sweets and meat. Malefic Guru occupying a Kendra or Kona place from lagna makes the native an egoist, tyrant and he (the native) wants to rule over his subordinates ruthlessly. When the planet is strong and favorable and is posited in Kendra or Kona from lagna the native is bestowed with very many qualities such as high education, learning, honesty, morality, intelligence and piety.

Guru's transit into Makara Dec 2008

In the early hours of Dec 10 planet Jupiter will begin his 1 year journey through the sign of Capricorn. Makara rasi is debilitation sign of Guru [Jupiter]. This means that in our individual lives and for the planet as a whole, all areas of life ruled by Guru will suffer downturn during 2009.

Of all the nine planets [grahas] Guru or Jupiter is considered the great benefic. He is responsible for everything auspicious: enlightenment, happiness, wisdom, education, vocation, true love, devotion, loyalty, life partner, family & children, and life lived in accord with natural law. Our Guru connects us with God, so in that respect he/she is the bringer of all of life's bountys. In whatever area God's grace touches us - this is most often due to the influence of Guru.

Along with the general atmosphere of debilitation, those individuals for whom Jupiter/Guru is important in their horoscope will be particularly vulnerable to the difficult effects of this transit.
Jupiter/Guru is important in your horoscope if -
you are currently running a Guru maha dasa [major planetary period] or antar dasa [planetary sub period];
Jupiter/Guru has close ties with the planet ruling your current maha dasa or antar dasa;
Jupiter/Guru rules your ascendant [lagna] or Janma Rasi [moon sign].

As mentioned, the difficult effects of this transit will run from approx. 10 Dec 2008 - 9 Dec 2009

The most simple, powerful and effective antidote to avert the dangers inherent in this difficult transit is to have Guru yagya performed on your behalf.
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To this end we are organizing a special day of yagya in honor of Guru to coincide the beginning of Guru's transit of Makara.
The program is still being finalized however it is planned to happen in 2 locations: Karnataka and Alangudi in Tamil Nadu [celebrated temple of Guru/Jupiter] within the first 2 weeks of December, final date to be announced.

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