of Jupiter in Aquarius
1. Jupiter (in Aquarius)
in Relation to the Three Personality Vehicles:
This combination is expansive upon the physical plane. Aquarius, as “a
sign of constant movement, of changing activity and recurrent mutations”
(EA 141) naturally influences the physical nature towards extensive activity;
expansive Jupiter furthers this tendency. The Jupiter in Aquarius person
is ‘in circulation upon the physical plane’. Aquarius rules
the principle of circulation; Jupiter in Aquarius promotes the circulation
of prana in the etheric nature. The entire circulatory system and nervous
system are vitalized. A fascinating quotation from Esoteric Healing concerning
“The Seven Ray Causes of Inharmony and Disease”, reveals something
of the physical (and psychological) problem of Jupiter and Aquarius (and
probably, Jupiter in Gemini as well)
“The Great One
poured His life throughout all parts and every aspect of manifestation.
From the centre to the periphery and from the periphery to the centre
He rushed, carrying abundance of life, energising all forms of Himself,
producing excess of movement, endless extension, abundant growth and
undue haste. He knew not what He wanted because He wanted all, desired
all, attracted all and gave to all too much.” (EH 299)
With Jupiter in Aquarius, there is a tendency towards over-stimulation,
over-vitalization, over-extension, etc.—all manner of excesses to
which Jupiter is prone, especially in the pervasive, omni-present ‘atmosphere’
of Aquarius. Positively, and when under reasonable control, this combination
contributes to the presence of “abundant (Jupiter) life (Aquarius)”
radiating through the etheric-physical mechanism. What must be watched
and guarded against, is the tendency towards “super-abundance”.
Upon the astral plane, and in early days, “desire in form [is]
ruler”. As stated above, one wants all, desires all and attracts
all. Superficial desire becomes superficial self-extension. The person
desires to be involved with everyone and everything, but loses his center.
Later, upon the path of discipleship and initiation, the astral vehicle
becomes the instrument of expression for the outgoing energy of love.
One loves widely—warmly but impersonally. The astral body expresses
friendly feelings, its former superficiality developing into inclusiveness.
This combination has a powerful effect upon the mind. At first (like
Jupiter in Gemini) there is mental dispersion, a lack of mental focus.
There are too many thoughts lacking depth or purpose, but at least there
is interest in the many parts of the one whole. Later, upon the Fixed
cross, the abstract mind is easily brought into relation with the concrete
mind. If Aries is atma, Pisces is buddhi and Aquarius is the manas—the
abstract mind. Jupiter is also associated with the expansiveness of higher
mind (spiritual or universal mind). (cf. EA 369) The mind expands under
this influence, and seeks to include all within a synthesis. The related
unity of things is increasingly understood, and pure-reason begins to
reflect itself in daily thought.
2. Jupiter (in Aquarius) in Relation to the Personality as a
This combination contributes to the sociability of the personality. It
is a contra-indication to solitude. The person seeks to gather people
(Jupiter) and to gather with others of his kind, and his life is spent
in association. At first he grows through reception; his life is filled
with affiliations, and he is fulfilled by them; later, upon the Fixed
Cross, he gives generously; he grows and is fulfilled by the wide service
he offers. He is motivated by a vision of shared abundance, and he takes
the “common good” and “general welfare” to heart.
He knows that, “We are more—together.”
3. Jupiter (in Aquarius) in Relation to the Fusion of Soul and
Jupiter rules Aquarius esoterically. The soul is group conscious
and this combination inclines the individual to think ever in terms of
group and group processes. The soul seeks to end the isolated, self-centered
Leonian phase of personality life. The wider, more extensive life of spiritual
abundance is only possible in association with others because they are
other aspects of oneself. This combination provides the opportunity for
the individual to move beyond the limitations of “I” and “me”
and understand the principle of “we”, of “us”.
Ahamkara begins to dissolve, and the individual develops permeability.
He senses the “I that is we.” The personality is no longer
the center of his life; personality focus seems to slip below the horizon
of consciousness, and the ‘Sun of group life’ rises over that
horizon. Selflessness and group service take the place of selfishness
and self-service. The higher energies made available by group invocation
and group association pervade the personality sphere; soul and personality
are thus, increasingly, fused.
4. Jupiter (in Aquarius) in Relation to the Synthesis of Human
Dualities—Head/Heart; Mind/Love; Will/Wisdom:
Aquarius, as its glyph indicates, contributes to the understanding
of life’s many wave forms—waves being the symbol of bi-polarity.
The Aquarian experience with bi-polarity is described by the Tibetan as
“The results of
the valley experience (to use the well-known language of the mystics
of all ages) and of the mountain top with its vision and light, are
very vividly depicted by the sign. The Aquarian can experience the depths
of depression and of self-depreciation or he can know and pass through
the exaltation of the soul and the sense of spiritual power which soul
control gives, and know them to be the interplay and the action and
reaction which are necessary for growth and comprehension. The law of
such action and reaction is the law with which he works.” (EA
Jupiter in this sign is broadly inclusive, moving rapidly towards the
synthesis of the poles. Aquarius is outgoing, extroverted, and puts forward
all it has—at first, in superficial display, later in service. The
outpouring of this combination, draws upon all one’s resources which
are then developed in the act of contribution Jupiter and Aquarius are
both inclined towards universality; they seek the complete life, the abundant
life. This combination uses all its has to promote abundant living for
all, and in the sharing comes the fusion of the polarities.
5. Jupiter (in Aquarius) in Relation to the Means by which the
Expansion of Consciousness may be Sought: Expansion of consciousness
comes through pervasive self-extension. One gives abundantly, and receives
abundantly. The giving creates the vacuum for reception; the reception
brings the possibility of growth and expansion. The little ego is a little
vessel. The group is a larger vessel. Humanity is a still larger vessel.
The disciple becomes the group; the initiate, under the influence of this
combination, becomes humanity.
6. Jupiter (in Aquarius)in Relation to the Fulfillment of Desire
and the Satisfaction of Demand—
1) initially, fulfillment for the little self; then
2) fulfillment of desire for the good of the whole—a fulfillment
achieved through the outgoing expression of love. Jupiter in Aquarius
is the symbol of abundant life realized through abundant love (“the
universal love of the truly developed Aquarian”). (EA 136) Even
from the earlier stages of the evolutionary process, the channels of distribution
and reception are open; great is the flow from and to. At first, the many
(Jupiter) superficial desires (Aquarius) are rewarded; the environment
complies. Satisfaction, however shallow, comes.
Much later in the cycle of lives, “heights of noted service”
are reached in Aquarius (and in Leo, its polar opposite).(cf. EA 339)
The principle of compensation for self-sharing is nowhere more evident
than with this combination. All on has is given; all is poured forth;
and all (and still more) returns multiplied for the sake of an ascending
spiral of contribution in service. With Jupiter in Aquarius, selfless
outgoing love is the key to abundant return. Since the welfare of the
larger whole comes first in the consciousness of the initiate with this
combination of forces, he is given all he needs (in fact, all his selfless
heart desires) in order to promote that welfare.
7. Miscellaneous Meanings of Jupiter in Aquarius:
a. Jupiter in Aquarius signifies
the blessings brotherhood, and the Brotherhood. Benefit, growth and
expansion arise through association with the Spiritual Hierarchy.
b. Jupiter in Aquarius relates
to the concept that the growth and development of Humanity is sponsored,
primarily, by the Hierarchy (ruled by Aquarius).
c. Jupiter in Aquarius signifies
the beneficence of the Ashram.
d. Jupiter in Aquarius is
the combination which symbolizes “abundant life”. The disciple/initiate
influenced strongly by this combination becomes a source of abundant
life. “I am come that they may have life more abundantly.”
e. Jupiter in Aquarius signifies
the radiance of the causal body, the radiance of the Solar Angel expressing
through the causal body. It represents (with Jupiter in Leo) the radiatory
effect of the glorious “Temple of Solomon”
f. Jupiter in Aquarius signified
the “unified field”.
g. Jupiter in Aquarius signifies
beneficent group radiation.
h. Jupiter in Aquarius signifies
the blessings of group unity.
i. Jupiter in Aquarius signifies
the abundant gifts of Hierarchy and of the soul. Jupiter in Aquarius
contributes to the Law of Group Progress, even though this law is governed
j. Jupiter in Aquarius symbolizes
the “overflowing cup”—open to the down flow of divine
energy and just as liberally pouring it forth; the absorption of freely
given divine gifts and their subsequent release in service; the assimilation
of the gifts of higher energy, and their free bestowal.
k. Jupiter in Aquarius signifies
the “beneficent server”, giving and receiving freely.
l. Jupiter in Aquarius signifies
the ability to become a growth-promoting distributor of beneficent energies.
Beneficence is spread—broadcast.
m. Jupiter in Aquarius is
related to the principle that “the whole is greater than the sum
of its parts.”
n. Negatively, Jupiter in
Aquarius can indicate the tendency towards over-association. Superficial
gregariousness can become a deterrent to soul-infusion. Energies are
scattered away because too much energy is put into groups.
o. Negatively, Jupiter in
Aquarius signifies the waste of resources through diffusion, dispersion,
and insufficiently concentrated application.