Jupiter's aspect in Vedic Astrology (Jyotisha) Posted June 5, 2009 · Report reply Factors and Influences Kalyaanavarma – Mangalyadharmapanshtikamahatvashiksha biyog purrashtram yanasansuvarnadhanya, Putraprabhurjeevahaha. The influence of Jupiter extends to auspicious occasions, religion, physical well-being, education, abstinence, magnanimity, country, vehicle, sleep, gold, prosperity and son. Of these, the expression Niyoga can have multiple interpretations. It can mean utility, need, sensuous, pleasures, effort, determination, progeny by association with brother-in-law (devar) after the death of husband. The meaning should be derived as per the context. Baidyanaath – Pragyavittasharirapushtitanyagyagyani vaageeshwaraat, Acharya deva gurubhusurshapdoshe shokam cha gulmarujamindraguruhu karoti. Intellect, wealth, physical well being, progeny and knowledge are determined with Jupiter as the reference. Disappointment because of the curse or anger of teachers, deities and sages is an effect that Jupiter can bring on. Gulma rog (??) is also attributed to it. Paraashar – Swakarmyajanadevabrahmindhangriha kanchana-vastraparamitlaandulanadikarakao guru. Self enterprises, yagyas, deities, Brahmins, house, clothes, gold, utensils, friends and the honour of being seated in a palanquin, all come under the influence of Jupiter. Gunaakar – Dhishnat sukhancha. Prosperity should be determined in relation to Jupiter. Sarvarthachintamani–Vagdhoranimantrarajatantranaishthihi kagjaaturgyamnigambhavabodhakarnaputrasampaajjyejeevanopaye-karmayoga simhasanakaarako guru. Speech, foresight, Vedic hymns, politics, elephants, horses, teaching, son, means of livelihood, detached efforts, (karmayoga), action without caring for the consequences and throne are determined by Jupiter. Jeevanath – Vachanpatutvaturangam saukhyam tantravichaar-anripal vinodaam. Santsaukhyamalam nigamarthagyaanamushthan-gabalam gurutascha. Eloquence, infantry, happiness of the King, progeny, knowledge of the Vedas and physical strength - all these are influenced by Jupiter. Mantreshwar - Gyaanam Sadgunaatmajam cha sachivam swacharmacharyakam mahatmayam shrutishastradhismritmati sarvonnati sadgatim. Devabrahmanashaktimadhwarathpah shrad-dhaanch koshshthalam vaidushyam vijitendriyam dhavsukham sammanamidyadyam. Gulmantrajwarshokmohkaphjan shrothrath mahamahyam devsthanndihipraapidaanaam mahidevesh shapodbhavam rugam adhgurthkrishthaapacharodhabham. Knowledge, positive trains, son, minister, teacher’s ideal duties, knowledge of the Vedas, growth and prosperity, yagya, treasury, control over the senses, honour – all these are determined by Jupiter, Jupiter also causes the following diseases: intestinal problems, fever, cough, unconsciousness, ear diseases, diseases caused by the curse of Brahmins and deities, yaksha, kinnar and Nag. Vidyaranya – Guruna dehapushtishcha putrarthadhana-sampathaha. Physical well being, sons and wealth are determined by Jupiter. Western Views – Honour, fame, growth, face, friendship, protection, progeny, law makers, men of justice, politicians, judges, religious teachers, soothsayers, lawyers, students, those who achieve doctorates, university, class heads, convocation ceremony, factories manufacturing woollens, thighs, legs, right ear are all influenced by Jupiter. The following diseases are said to be influenced by Jupiter: diseases of the liver and lung, neurological diseases of the brain, inflammation of the intestines, heart attack, colic pain, pain in the spine, diseases of the ribs and blood vessels, blood infection and fever which lasts for a long duration. Inferences drawn from the above views – Kalyaanavarma has mentioned the term Niyoga. Opting for child birth by association with brother-in-law as it was meant to be has no relevance in present times because the practise of Niyoga has ceased since ancient times. Mantreshwar has described control over the senses (Jitendriyatva) among Jupiter’s influences. This description is in keeping with the Puranas. It is said in the Puranas that Jupiter’s wife had given birth to Mercury after an illicit relationship with the Moon. Due to this, it is only natural for Jupiter to turn to asceticism. Due to the person’s absorption with knowledge and learning, naturally he has little time for the company of women. The person has no time to spare to pay attention to any woman. It is, however, not quite clear why the author has listed ‘the company of the spouse’, in Jupiter’s spheres of influence. As such Jupiter is not about the company of husband or wife. Similarly, bereavement and attraction appear to have been wrongly attributed to Jupiter here as one is a trait characteristic of Saturn while the other is dominated by Venus. Other attributes like spiritual teacher, author of books, stable nature, fortitude in adversity, discretion, punctuality, fearlessness, simplicity, good food – these are the other features of Jupiter which do not deserve special attention. In my view, Jupiter influences the following attributes: second language, algebra, medicine, Hindu Law, Civil Law, Economics, Philosophy, Honorary degrees, Education Department, Film Censor Board, Secretariat, Advisers to Governor, College, Teachers, Professors and Barristers.