of Jupiter in Libra
1. Jupiter (in Libra)
in Relation to the Etheric-Physical Vehicle:
Jupiter in Libra contributes to balance and coordination with
the physical mechanism, and dignity in its carriage. Etheric energies
are unified and brought into cooperative, constructive relationship. There
is sensitivity to etheric imbalances and success in compensating for them.
All things being equal, a temperate and harmonious approach to the physical
living is the result (but, rarely, of course—are all things equal,
and many are the disruptive counter-influences).
2. Jupiter (in Libra)
in Relation to the Astral Vehicle:
Jupiter brings the satisfaction of desire, and early Libran
desire so much concerns human love and human relationship. The desires
reach out towards these satisfactions with hopes for fulfillment, and
(under Jupiter) fulfillment comes. Later, upon the Fixed Cross, we have
the successful balancing of spiritual and material desire. The astral
nature begins to reflect the soul. Love pours through the second ray of
Jupiter, and a refined and purified astral magnetism promotes soul union
(under the Law of Magnetic Impulse, the Law of Polar Union) rather than
a strictly personal union. This combination of forces can be useful in
promoting achievements required for the second initiation, for it encourages
emotional balance, a healthy sense of proportion, and a release from exaggerated
emotional states. In an atmosphere of emotional harmony, joy arises.
3. Jupiter (in Libra)
in Relation to the Mental Vehicle:
In the mental vehicle, and in earlier days, the person learns
how to smoothly manipulate circumstance (Libra and the third ray) to achieve
his desires. Politeness, agreeableness, fair words spoken for selfish
purposes—all these help this superficially pleasant person ‘orchestrate’
his environment for his own advantage.
Later, a wiser more selfless
understanding of cause and effect emerges, and one learns how to maintain
the right balance between the many factors which must cooperate if life
is to be successfully lived. There arises a higher understanding of how
all things (and all people) are mutually related and interdependent; the
individual has the mental skill to develop these relationships so that
fairness, peace and harmony are the result. A broadening understanding
of life reveals “right relationship” as indispensable to individual
and social progress and more abundant living.
4. Jupiter (in Libra)
in Relation to the Personality as a Whole:
Jupiter in Libra helps the person use human society and relationship
to achieve the satisfaction of personality desires and objectives. The
person becomes a “social success”, popular, well-liked, and
is compensated by material rewards which appeal to his personality. Later,
upon the Fixed Cross, there develops a keen sense of ‘justice as
beneficence’—of the rightness of “fair play”.
The individual has the rights of others “at heart”. This is
one of the most cooperative placements. The individual finds his place
within society, and seeks (under soul impression) the general good. Because
he is so often well-placed socially, he is in a position to influence
many, leading them at first towards cooperative living, and later towards
a loving sense of unity with the human family.
5. Jupiter (in Libra)
in Relation to the Fusion of Soul and Personality:
Libra is the sign in which the marriage of soul and personality occurs.
Jupiter (with Venus and Saturn) is one of the principal planets of marriage,
and so often normal marriage occurs under strong aspects from Jupiter.
Therefore, this combination is one of the strongest marriage indicators.
Once the individual is a disciple, the importance of the spiritual dimension
of living emerges into prominence, and Jupiter in Libra “brings
the two together” for the benefit of both. This combination can
be seen as the ‘beneficence of polar union’, or the ‘blessing
(Jupiter) of marriage (Libra)’.
6. Jupiter (in Libra)
in Relation to the Synthesis of Human Dualities—Head/Heart; Mind/Love;
The sense of justice and fair play promoted by Libra, and the
power of fusion characteristic of Jupiter, when united contribute to the
attractive merging of all polarities. Jupiter and Libra bring the opposites
together for the sake of wholeness. From the perspective of this combination,
a well-balanced life is a beneficent life; Jupiter is Libra seeks, beneficence
in balance. This position is one contributing to the “rounding out”
of the individual, who becomes “well (Jupiter) balanced (Libra)”.
7. Jupiter (in Libra)
in Relation to the Means by which the Expansion of Consciousness may be
Expansion of consciousness occurs through what might be called
‘beneficent engagement with the other’. Under the influence
of Libra, one realizes that one is never complete—not at all the
thought occurring in relation to Jupiter in Aries or Leo. Those born with
Jupiter in Libra realize that they need others if they are to achieve
wholeness, fullness, perfection. Thus, they ‘meet’ others
(socially, mentally, emotionally, physically) and merge with them, absorbing
them and their quality, thus expanding their own awareness through the
inclusion of balancing persons (or any balancing factors) which lie beyond
their own ring-pass-not.
8. Jupiter (in Libra)
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. There is an old and
ironic saying: “flattery will get you everywhere”. The self-centered
person with Jupiter in Libra knows the social value of insincere compliments
and false praise. To such an apparently kind person, much is given; the
person in harmony with his environment benefits from his environment,
even if that harmony is selfishly motivated.
Later, however, there comes a real respect for others, and a sense that
it is “only fair” that they (as well as he) receive every
opportunity for growth and expression. Those who encounter the advanced
Jupiter in Libra individual, feel that he supports and values them, and
is determined that their rights are respected. This social benevolence
is rewarded. This combination (in later days) is the signature of “good
(Jupiter) karma (Libra)”. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote an inspiring
essay on “Compensation”—the way in which the universe
restores all that has been apparently taken away, and, in fact (through
grace) gives even more than has been apparently taken. Jupiter in Libra
is the symbol of this bountiful restoration.
9. Miscellaneous Meanings of Jupiter in Libra:
a. Jupiter in Libra signifies
the blessings of right human relations. “Right Human Relations”
(Libra) are for the welfare (Jupiter) of all (Jupiter).
b. Jupiter in Libra signifies
that an individual may possess an expanded perspective on right human
relations. Growth and benefit will come to such an individual as he
lives according to the “Law of Right Human Relations”.
c. Jupiter in Libra ;signifies
the blessings of justice and the benefits of fairness.
d. Jupiter in Libra can
signify the growth of ethical understanding, perhaps the philosophical
understanding of ethics.
e. Jupiter in Libra signifies
the fulfillment that comes as a result of loving-cooperation between
the “divine partners”—soul and personality.
f. Jupiter in Libra signifies
a bountiful (Jupiter) relationship (Libra), fulfilling in every way—at
least, in every way that has been conceived by the partners. Upon the
Mutable Cross, such a relationship can exist between normal human beings,
who give little or no thought of the spiritual realities behind their
relationship. Upon the Fixed Cross, such a bountiful relationship must
exist between the soul and personality, even if it is also reflected,
horizontally, as a relationship between loving human beings.
g. Jupiter in Libra signifies
the blessings of a happy marriage.
h. Jupiter in Libra signifies
the giving of “more than ample” scope to each of the two
partners—be they partners in an earthly relationship, or soul
and personality as partners. Both grow (Jupiter) as a result of their
relationship (Libra). The epitome—growthful relationship.
i. Jupiter in Libra signifies
the loving-understanding (Jupiter) which arises through cooperative
relationships (Libra)—such as those between close friends, partners
j. Jupiter in Libra signifies
that expanded scope of understanding and perspective arise through action
taken in close, mutual cooperation with others.
k. Jupiter in Libra represents
the benefits of the social contract (which is both protective and growth-inducing).
l. Jupiter in Libra signifies
the realization that “life is with people” and it’s
hard to grow alone.
m. Jupiter in Libra may
signify sociability and many social advantages. In a worldly sense,
growth comes through social contacts, and through fulfilling the social
n. For the individual with
Jupiter in Libra, opportunities arise as he fulfills a social role.
o. Negatively, Jupiter in
Libra may produce the tendency to expect too much benefit from social
interaction, as if relationships could possibly provide all one’s
p. Jupiter in Libra may
incline to an unrealistic positivity about one’s intimates. A
more realistic assessment comes with Saturn in Libra.
q. Jupiter in Libra may
signify social positivity undertaken for the sake of social advantage.