With your natal Jupiter in Pisces, this harmonious and artistic Water sign will become a wonderful surrounding for the planet to bloom, and extract the most noble and beneficial characteristics possible. With this placement, the otherwise introvert sign of Pisces feels at last capable of externalizing in full strength all those otherwise hidden traits. In addition, Jupiter in Pisces eradicates any type of shyness, low self-esteem or fear of expansion, which Pisces tend to impose. Jupiter is in domicile in Pisces, as the sign had Jupiter as its ruler planet, until the discovery of Neptune. Later, Jupiter started being considered as the co-ruler, or lesser ruler. Yet, even now many astrologers tend to give him the same significance as before, seeing Pisces as a symmetric sign to Sagittarius considering what Jupiter’s presence does. In Sagittarius he is connected with expansion towards the outside, while in Pisces with expansion towards the inside. This natal placement makes the native a highly spiritual being, and an open antenna to all those currents that are part of the non-material world. This combination has everything to do with emotions and love – especially of a selfless nature. This placement urges the native to seek his luck inside him, and what his mind produces, and find the power to unveil it to the world. It is about giving material presence to ideas that dwell inside, to make all those fantasy worlds appear in our own reality and gift other people with the happiness of observing them.
Jupiter is considered to be a social planet, along with Saturn – its directly opposite force. While the personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) directly affect the characters of each individual, social planets are giving trends that encircle the whole society. The reason is simple; the personal planets are performing a rather quick passage through the signs, which usually lasts a couple of months maximum. Yet, the social planets will need a year or more to pass through a sign; this way they grant similar characteristics to all the people being born during that period. More particularly, Jupiter needs a whole year to travel through a sign of the zodiac, while its counterpart Saturn needs around two years and a half. This blend defines a yearly generation; which is rather visible during the first years of a native’s life (especially until the first Jupiter return in his 12th year). During the childhood years, the placement of Jupiter indeed plays a role of connecting children of the same age, as a pulling force yearning to conjunct the Jupiter of other children. And – you guessed it quite well – when Jupiters conjunct in a synastry they create a lot of fun and joy. This is the reason that children subconsciously search mostly game partners of the same age, as they have the same wavelength considering playing and humor. After the first Jupiter return, Saturn becomes more activated and brings the teens – especially when he is opposing natal Saturn around the age of 14. The joy of childhood is evaporating, father time is making the child grow, bringing the first adult problems, pressure and turbulence. Of course all these steps are a natural process of evolution, preparing the native for his long path through life.
The placement of Jupiter in the signs is important, yet a lot less than his placement in the houses and his aspects to other planets (especially personal ones). Each sign will give him some special flavor, a background on which he will operate and support the native’s life. Of course, he will indeed give some special characteristics connected to the sign he is placed in, and some extra boost to activities and archetypes that the sign represents. Yet, it is wrong to perceive a Jupiter placement in signs as of high importance for the native’s individual traits; you should regard it mostly as a social phenomenon that develops certain social trends. Again, we should note that Jupiter’s importance is not diminished – you should mostly search for it in his house placement of your natal chart.
Roughly, some of the periods when Jupiter was transiting Pisces are the following:
- March 1962 – Apr 1963
- Mar 1974 – Mar 1975
- Feb 1986 – Mar 1987
- Feb 1998 – Feb 1999
- Jan 2010 – Jan 2011
- Dec 2021 – Dec 2022
- The next passage through Pisces will be from April 2033 till April 2034
Jupiter is generally governing expansion, development and growing – both on a physical and a spiritual level. He is responsible for the growing of our body, which is mostly triggered during his first return to his natal placement (around our 12th or 13th year of life). As the natural ruler of Sagittarius and the 9th house, Jupiter is also connected with expansion of the spirit. This could signify anything from learning foreign languages, understanding other cultures, or even entering the realms of religion, philosophy and even ethics and law. Jupiter is generous and benevolent, granting us that unexpected extra luck, affecting those otherwise uncontrolled parameters to be in our favor. He is fond of laughter and joy, and prefers a not so serious approach to life and its problems. A real boheme and hedonist, Jupiter is reminding us that happiness is maybe life’s ultimate goal, and helping us achieve it. In many occasions, Jupiterian interventions can be perceived by the individual as “God’s help”, he can both save us in difficulties but also unexpectedly help us succeed and progress.
Since the ancient times, the biggest planet of our solar system has taken the name of the highest god of the Greek Pantheon, Zeus, and his Roman equivalent Jupiter. The king of the Gods has the final word on the lives of humans, being just and fair – and usually preferring to be on their side and aid them – even when those mortals have disputes with other gods! His opposite counterpart is, as we mentioned, Saturn, creating the Jupiter/Saturn axis as another archetypical Yin/Yang. The one expands, the other constricts – and the balance between those opposite forces is giving a healthy stability.
In the sign of Pisces, Jupiter is – as we already mentioned it – in domicile, which allows him to operate in full power and all his characteristics are enhanced. He can unveil a wide spectrum of gifts, most of which are non-material with this placement. Pisces are located directly opposite of the sign of Virgo, where Jupiter is considered being in detriment. Virgo is responsible for analytical thinking and details, while Pisces are a lot more connected with abstract meanings. Jupiter feels uncomfortable when having to concentrate on details, this is a restriction that is perceived as a burden, due to his expansive character. On the other hand, the ethereal abstractness of Pisces gives Jupiter the necessary territory and freedom to expand in it. Since a big part of Pisces as an archetype is connected with the fantasy realm, it has less borders than the material reality. Thus, this placement is very fertile for the planet to operate; there are nearly no restrictions. Additional information about Jupiter’s potency in each sign can be read in the article Jupiter’s Essential Dignities.
Placed in Pisces, Jupiter usually makes the individual very sensitive towards other people, while also towards feelings, information and everything that can be transmitted. He has a very strong intuition, and can understand a lot of things that are even unspoken. They tend to have the gift of reading minds, yet this ability is not under their control and happens without special patterns. People with this natal placement can catch in the air the feelings of other people, and this is why they should try to keep away from any type of toxic individuals or surroundings, as they can absorb this negativity even if it comes from random strangers that are just sitting in the same room. If you are a Pisces Jupiter individual, take care to choose positive people around you, to not torture yourself with unnecessary negativity radiated around you.
Piscean Jupiter people tend to show huge empathy to people who suffer, and eventually can really aid them with compassion and help. There is quite a lot of “Mother Teresa” characteristics evolving when born under this planetary combination; high ideas as cosmic love and selfless giving emerge already from the young years of the chart owner. This can be frequently noticed when it comes to material goods; the young individual will be willing to gift his own toys and presents to other kids who are less privileged. After all, the biggest gift they can have is the feeling of sharing, and creating a better world. Such people have a lot in common with Aquarian types, yet a big difference is that Aquarians actively fight for conscious social progress and collective growth, while Piscean are mostly unconscioulsy driven towards aiding the people who appear near them. If we would be forced to define their movements better, we would choose to describe them as “Christians, the way that Christians should be”. The archetype of Jesus himself, and his selfless sacrifice for the sake of others is the closest paradigm that we could find to compare to a Pisces Jupiter person. Of course, not all are like this – and it is wrong to generalize because a lot of other factors are present in a native’s chart, yet the effect of Jupiter is definitely noticed.
Needless to say that such people would excel in paths connected with religion, and might actually indeed become the religious figures that are indeed needed to the world. This is because they would not stick to the theory, but show compassion in practice. Jupiter in Pisces would make the priest that shares his own salary with the poor of his church, rather than driving an expensive Mercedes. Such individuals easily sacrifice their own time and courage in order to help others, even psychologically if they cannot materially. For them, spirituality is not an area for bragging about their progress, nor is a sphere of verbal preaching, but a terrain where love and compassion are practically expressed. Even if they never dedicate themselves to some religion or spiritual path, they may still have the same role in the social system towards both people they know, and strangers too.
Chart owners with a Pisces Jupiter are strongly connected to the arts, either by producing them or by simply appreciating them. Due to the nature of Pisces, the style of arts in which they either excel or choose to admire is that which is more atmospheric, hypnotic, abstract and not strictly defined. Poetry and music are probably the best ambassadors of such a type of artistic expression, with dance and painting coming second – provided that they are performed in such ways that maximum freedom of expression is allowed. Such people do not follow defined schools of artistic creation, and for example when it comes to dance, they would definitely choose improvisation over predetermined performance patterns.
As we already mentioned, Jupiter in Pisces dissolves all possible gloomy characteristics of the sign, which otherwise tend to be present in other charts. The main mechanism of this dissolution is the natural thing that Jupiter grants wherever he is present, and this is pleasure and joy. All Piscean types of people tend to escape from reality, either through daydreaming and fantasy, or through artificial ways – many times connected with alcohol and substances. A usual result for Piscean escape is falling into even darker fantasy worlds, development of depressive tendencies or other types of suffering. Yet, with Jupiter in Pisces, we can observe a different phenomenon. Their escapism towards fantasy worlds is done strictly for the pleasure of the experience, and usually brings joy and positivity. Yet, the means of escaping could easily be the same which Pisces rules, including excessive amounts of alcohol, drugs or other substances. Thus, it is always advised to be careful with such activities, especially if Jupiter is adversely aspected by malefic planets such as Mars, Pluto and Saturn, in order to avoid complications. Jupiter has the great power to expand things, yet should be handled carefully when he is capable of expanding destructive tendencies. Seeking pleasure by any cost, is not the wisest method to enjoy in long-term pleasures. Be smart enough to prolong the period of pleasure, by not indulging in it without any borders for long.
Great professions for such people are everything connected with giving help and advice. They can become great psychologist or social counselors, or work for organizations that help the underdogs. In addition, they can excel in occupations connected with yoga, reiki, meditation and other types of spiritual (and not only) healing. Of course, they can also develop all type of occult abilities, and be occupied with predictions, astrology, tarot and other arts that dwell in the spiritual sphere. Needless to say, precaution is also needed in these hobbies/jobs if Jupiter is not well-aspected.
When a Pisces Jupiter is well aspected in a natal chart, the native will be very lucky in the life area that the sign of Pisces rules, seeing those house matters prosper. On the contrary, bad aspects to Jupiter can bring complications mostly connected with over-confidence, exaggeration and the lack of seriousness.
Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.