Jupiter/ Gurū/ Guru moves to Cancer/ Karkaṭa Rāśi/ Karka Rashi on June 19, 2014 in the scheme of Vedic astrology/ Jyotiṣa/ Jyotisha transits/ Gochara, which is also its sign of exaltation, and will therefore alter the impact of its energies for the people of various Ascendants/ Lagnas, Moon Signs/ Cañdra Rāśi/ Chandra or Janma Rashi and Ārūḍha/ Arudha Lagna accordingly.
The outer or the slow moving planets are a significant, even overarching presence in any horoscope in Vedic astrology and their transits also represent considerable shifts in energies and Karma which influence us at every step.
In general evaluations the natural significations of the planet are most important since these are the attributes and domains which the planet governs and therefore areas where the shift gives telling results in life.
Karkaṭa Rāśi/ Karka Rashi/ Cancer is in many ways a blessed sign being ruled by the benefic Moon and just as Moon denotes the mother in Vedic astrology, the sign of Cancer shows blessings of the Mother Goddess.
Jupiter is exalted in Cancer and attains its highest delight in this sign. The requirement of Cancer is purity which is achieved through one of the four directions of the intellect or the Dhī Śakti/ Dhi Shakti, namely purity or Śuddhi/ Shuddhi. Jupiter’s significations of the highest morality and value systems is attained in harmony with the core meaning of Cancer and this coalescing is most fortunate.
The transit chart for the movement of Jupiter to its sign of exaltation is given below –
For Karka/ Cancer the transit is in the sign of reference and therefore if the sign were to rise in the Lagna in a Vedic horoscope/ Lagna chart then the planet is actually in a place where it gets 100% Digbala/ directional strength. The Dig of the Graha shows the direction indicated by the planet and since Jupiter is all about perspective and wisdom, it has Digbala in the Lagna which indicates the head and the personality.
Before we proceed let us look at the inner energies prevailing with Jupiter at the time of the transit into Cancer. The Navāmśa/ Navamsha Chakra at the time of transit is given below-
We can see that Jupiter is joined Mars in Gurū-Maṅgala/ Guru-Mangala Yoga and is aspected by Venus/ Śukra/ Shukra. Not only does Gurū/ Guru have the prowess of Mars to express itself but it has the locked eye debate with Venus as well who insists on coming forth with his mundane and pragmatic knowledge. The Dwi-Gurū Yoga in the Navāmśa Chakra for the transit has great potential for learning and growth and expanding one’s horizons. While on this theme the readers can experiment with Varga Gochara/ transits reckoned in the divisional charts of the horoscope and see what sort of inferences emerge.
In these descriptions we should also remember the power of the aspects of Jupiter which it casts through its special Graha Driṣṭi/ Graha Drishti/ planetary aspect. The 5th House aspect of Jupiter falls on the sign of Scorpio/ Vṛṣcika/ Vrishchika.
As I often write, the Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna/ Marana Karaka Sthana positions of planets are important and Gurū/ Guru is in Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna in the 3rd Bhāva from the Lagna. Matters indicated by Jupiter in the natal horoscope especially if its planetary period is running in the Daśā/ Dasha system will tend to be tested.
My work on the transit of the Rahu-Ketu axis to Virgo-Pisces/ Kanya Meena Rashi may be read here.
My paper (Part I- Overview) on the Saturn/ Shani transit/ Gochara to Scorpio/ Vrishchika Rashi on November 2, 2014 may be read here.
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