Astrology of Jupiter & Your Home Life
Jupiter is the happy planet, ruling expansion in astrology, and is considered a beneficial planet. When impacting your home and family life, this energy is brought to matters of the home and family.
How Natal Jupiter Impacts Your Home & Family Life
For some, Jupiter can have a strong influence on your home and family life via your natal chart. This can be the case if you have:
- Jupiter in the 4th house (ruling the home and family; note that family can mean actual relations as well as those you think of as family)
- Sagittarius 4th house/Imum Coeli (so Jupiter rules the 4th house) or 4th house ruler
- Jupiter conjunct (aligned with) the natal Moon (planetary ruler of the home & family) or the 4h house ruler
- Jupiter conjunct the 10th house cusp/Midheaven (the 10th house cusp/Midheaven is on an axis with the 4th house cusp/Imum Coeli so Jupiter would be directly opposing)
When natal Jupiter has a strong influence on your home and family life in your natal chart, this brings some luck to your home and family life. You may come from a big, happy family, or grew up in a big house with lots of room. There is an element of "space" required for you at home and with family, so while you may have a great family and a great home, you do need to have some time to yourself away from them in order to feel sane. Without that, you can get restless and antsy.
Strong connections with family can be important to you, and it's likely there was at least one elder in your family that you have that with and you really look up to (often a grandparent or father figure). You can also scoop up people throughout your life and welcome them into your family, and have a real warmth and gregariousness with those you think of as family.
When you have a solid home and family life, you can thrive in many ways that go far beyond just home and family matters. You can thrive at school, at work, with your goals, and in all relationships when you have a solid home and family life. If you have a chaotic home and family life, this may seem to stall you in anything and everything, which can become quite frustrating and confusing. Fix things at home and with family, and everything else can fall into place.
Since Jupiter does expand, it can expand on not just the good, but also the bad, so it may seem at times that when things go wrong at home or with family, they go really wrong really fast. It escalates quickly, and you may not have the motivation to take action fast enough. It's important that when things do go wrong, you take action quickly to stop the escalation. Since Jupiter is the lucky, happy planet, once you start taking action, you can turn things around pretty quickly.
How Transit Jupiter Impacts Your Home & Family Life
Transit (moving) Jupiter can also bring strong Jupiter energy to your home and family life, but this is temporary (whereas with natal Jupiter, it's your entire life). With transit Jupiter, it's only going to be for the period of time the transit is in effect, and Jupiter spends about 1 year in 1 natal house, and Jupiter aspects usually last 1-2 weeks.
Transit Jupiter can influence your home and family life when it's:
- in your natal 4th house
- aspecting your natal 4th house cusp/Imum Coeli, natal 4th house ruler, or natal Moon
Transit Jupiter touring your natal 4th house can be similar to natal Jupiter in the 4th house, and you get about 1 year of amazing energy for home and family matters. You can enjoy spending more time at home, planning a move that excites you, redecorating or renovating, or improving your living situations or arrangements in some way. Changes you make are likely ones that give you more space so you feel you have plenty of room at home.
You can also enjoy spending more time with those you think of as family, and you may get more time with them. You may plan more family gatherings, or you may plan for a really large gathering that most come to. You can also see your family expand, and this can occur through someone having a child or getting married or moving in with someone (or you do those things).
In general, you want more comfort and familiarity in your life, and to feel emotionally supported. You can be more nurturing of others in return, especially when you're in places that feel like home and with people that feel like family.
When it comes to transit Jupiter aspects, there really aren't any "bad" aspects when it comes to Jupiter. Jupiter wants everything to go well, and isn't a planet that seeks to punish us at all. The only downside is we can either become lazy and miss out on opportunities to improve home and family matters, or we may see existing issues expand and grow worse (but this is usually because we're being lazy with it). As long as we're not lazy and we take action, essentially all transit Jupiter aspects have the opportunity to be quite beneficial.
Will Jupiter in Taurus Impact My Home & Family Life?
Jupiter is moving to Taurus in May 2023, so a whole new set of people can get affected by this transit when it comes to your home and family life. This can include you if you have:
- natal 4th house/Imum Coeli in Taurus (Jupiter will transit)
- natal 4th house ruler or natal Moon in Taurus (Jupiter will conjunct)
- natal 4th house cusp/Imum Coeli or natal 4th house ruler or natal Moon in Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius (Jupiter will square or oppose)
These are the challenging positions for Jupiter in Taurus, and with Jupiter, the hard aspects usually mean laziness. If you can get this under control, and force yourself to take action and find motivation, then hard Jupiter can actually be quite beneficial.
Transit Jupiter touring your 4th house or conjunct your natal 4th house ruler or Moon isn't considered challenging though; in fact, this can be extremely beneficial for home and family matters, and you can really enjoy time at home or with family, and see great developments occur.
If any of these positions are instead in Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, or Pisces, Jupiter in Taurus will make beneficial aspects, and you can pursue opportunities for improvements with your living situation, with dealings with family, and can connect more with where you're living in an easy way.
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