The planet of expansion in astrology is the planet Jupiter, and this planet is open, optimistic, and lucky. This energy is brought to your relationships when it's impacting your relationship areas.
How Natal Jupiter Impacts Your Relationships
For some, Jupiter can have a strong influence on your relationships via your natal chart. This can be the case if you have:
- Jupiter in the 5th house (ruling love) or 7th house (ruling relationships)
- Sagittarius 5th house or 7th house/Descendant (so Jupiter rules the 5th or 7th house) or 5th or 7th house ruler
- Jupiter conjunct (aligned with) natal Venus (planetary ruler of relationships) or the 5th or 7th house ruler
- Jupiter conjunct the 1st house cusp/Ascendant (the 1st house cusp/Ascendant is on an axis with the 7th house cusp/Descendant so Jupiter would be directly opposing)
When natal Jupiter has a strong influence on your relationships in your natal chart, you can be someone who experiences major Jupiter energy in your relationships. With the 5th house, you can be buoyant in love, gregarious and easy to please, and can love to love. You may fall in love a million times in your life, and usually don't take it too seriously until you're much older.
Love can be an adventure for you, and may be seen as the ultimate adventure. You can be bold and daring, and love the chase and thrill, but get bored easily. You need someone who can keep you on your toes and impart some wisdom on you since this gets a lot of respect from you.
You may fall in love with Sagittarius-like people, so people who are gregarious, adventurous, and bold, or who are outright Sagittarians. You can also love people who can teach you something, or who you admire for their life experiences and how wordly they seem to be. You may fall for writers, teachers, and speakers.
Your heart is likely pretty big and generous, and you want to share this with everyone. If anything, you need to learn to be more discriminating!
When natal Jupiter is influencing the 7th house, this can be in all relationships, but especially committed relationships and partnerships. You can find great joy in being with others, and may have difficulty being alone. You seem to always be surrounded by people, and sometimes, a lot of them! But you can take it in stride, and don't get thrown by others too much.
Relationships can be seen as an adventure to you, and you may attract adventurous people to you. You can view commitment as something that's a little too serious and holds you back from having the adventures you want, which can make you hard to pin down. Switching this mindset so you view commitment as a fun adventure instead of as the thing holding you back helps open you up to commitment, but this is usually once you're older and have more life experience.
How Transit Jupiter Impacts Your Relationships
Transit (moving) Jupiter can also bring strong Jupiter energy to your relationships, 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, which is about 1 years for Jupiter in a natal house and 1-2 weeks for Jupiter aspects.
Transit Jupiter can influence your relationships when it's:
- in your natal 5th or 7th house
- aspecting your natal 5th or 7th house cusp/Descendant, natal 5th or 7th house ruler, or natal Venus
Transit Jupiter touring your natal 5th house can be great for love and affection since this is the house of romance. If single, you can date a lot of people and love playing the game, but can also be more likely to fall in love (maybe more than once!). If in a relationship, you can make more time to rekindle the flame and make it fun again.
Since Jupiter expands, existing issues with love and love relationships may grow worse, but Jupiter is the happy planet who doesn't want to punish, so this can be easily remedied with a little effort. If you work on love issues, you can feel your heart grow and be more open to love.
Transit Jupiter touring your natal 7th house can bring happy energy into your relationships and partnerships, and you can enjoy getting more time with others (especially one-on-one), and can be more willing to commit (romantically, personally, and professionally). You may benefit from the connections you make, and can support those you care about when they're presented with big new opportunities.
When it comes to Jupiter aspects, they don't last too long, usually just 1-2 weeks. Since Jupiter is the happy planet, all Jupiter aspects can be beneficial, including the normally challenging ones. The only issue with challenging Jupiter is laziness, so there may be times when it creates issues and you lack the motivation to do anything about it, so it worsens. If you can avoid that, you can even use the hard aspects to improve connections and love.
Will Jupiter in Taurus Impact My Relationships?
Jupiter is moving into Taurus in mid-May 2023, so a whole new set of people can get affected by this transit when it comes to your relationships. This can include you if you have:
- natal 5th or 7th house/Descendant in Taurus (Jupiter will transit)
- natal 5th or 7th house ruler or natal Venus in Taurus (Jupiter will conjunct)
- natal 5th or 7th house cusp/Descendant, natal 5th or 7th house ruler or natal Venus in Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius (Jupiter will square or oppose)
Jupiter touring your 5th or 7th house are excellent for meeting new people and improving existing relationships, and you can be a lot more open with the people in your life. You can feel good with company, and try to stabilize them.
Conjunctions by Jupiter are considered beneficial instead of challenging, and super beneficial, so Jupiter conjunct your natal 5th house ruler, 7th house ruler, or Venus can bring great opportunities for meeting someone new and exciting, entering into new commitments and partnerships, and doing something with others.
Squares and oppositions are challenging aspect, but with Jupiter, even the challenging aspects aren't too challenging, and with some effort, you can turn the energy in your favor. Others may get on your nerves and some relationship issues may grow worse, but if you get to the heart of the matter, you can make this better quickly.
If any of these positions are instead in Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, or Pisces, Jupiter in Taurus will make beneficial aspects, and this makes it easier to meet new people, connect with others, and feel good in your dealings with others.
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