With your natal Jupiter in Taurus, the Earth sign of fertility will aid prosperity in all life areas it represents, granting luck and steady growth. Jupiter is widely known to be the grand benefic of the solar system, responsible for expansion and helping things flow easily. This placement will also positively affect the native’s finances and material wealth, and can be used as a great tool for expanding the native’s possessions.
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 Taurus are the following:
- April 1952 – May 1953
- April 1964 – April 1965
- March 1976 – April 1977
- March 1988 – March 1989
- June 1999 – June 2000
- June 2011 – June 2012
- The next passage through Taurus will be from May 2023 until May 2024
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 Taurus, Jupiter is in peregrine condition. Peregrine is a rather neutral condition, where a celestial body does not function very potently (as it does when in domicile or in exaltation), nor is very weak (as it does when in detriment or fall). Yet, we can mention that Jupiter in Taurus finds a quite fertile land to bloom. We must mention that Taurus is the only Earth sign where the functions of Jupiter are not debilitated; he is in detriment when placed in Virgo and in fall when in Capricorn.
Natives with their natal Jupiter in Taurus will develop a strong appreciation of material possessions, wealth and luxury – and life tends to aid them in obtaining those. They usually are real hedonists, who will indulge in spending even during “periods of thin cows”. With a well-aspected Jupiter, they have luck on their side and can easily create new gains – especially through activities connected to the house where Jupiter resides in. Such individuals are usually generous towards other people, and adore both giving and receiving gifts. They tend to spend a lot on anything that makes them feel happy, and especially on expensive things that trigger their senses – such as perfumes or food.
Taurus Jupiter individuals can gain a lot through patience. Their prosperity grows exactly as a plant, and the more they wait the better – luck will help them if they do not haste. Patience can lead them to make correct decisions, while also save them from worthless risk-taking. They tend to stick to realism and don’t have superficial goals – it pays off a lot better!
Naturally, a Jupiter in Taurus person should be careful with over-spending and over-indulgence in luxuries. They can be greedy concerning what they perceive as sensual, and even become addicted to gifting themselves such pleasures. Material goods are creating for them an atmosphere of warmth and stability, and they will invest part of their wealth in visible luxurious surroundings. This will empower their self-consciousness and the feeling (or illusion) of prosperity.
People with their natal Jupiter in Taurus can benefit through anything that passes a growing procedure, with plants being a rather prominent example. They can be really lucky if occupied in agriculture, having good harvests and earning a lot. Similarly, anything else that has a steady growth and other similar patterns can aid them financially or materially. In addition, the sole process of observing the procedure of growing, is a pleasure for a Taurus Jupiter person. Thus, having for example plants or trees and watching them grow can be a good type of meditation or even remedy; granting joy, teaching patience and even gifting some type of final product (a fruit, a flower etc).
Jupiter in Taurus natives can quite easily be atheists, materialists or generally not interested in spirituality. Jupiter is the planet mostly connected to the 9th house (responsible about religion), and when placed in Taurus is mostly attracted to reality and the material world. They will therefore experience religion as something connected with practical reality, and their religious traits may manifest through a rather logical spectrum. For example, they are people that will aid others by giving money or providing other types of material assistance, rather than sit down and pray for their well-being.
Curiously enough, Jupiter in Taurus will also have a physical effect on the native’s neck and shoulders, which are ruled by the sign. His neck may be slightly longer or bigger in diameter than the average. The overall front part of the upper body (shoulders, chest) will be also emphasized. Especially if the native is a woman, she may have rather big breasts. All these noticeable characteristics are an outcome of Jupiter’s expansive traits.
When a Jupiter in Taurus is well aspected in a natal chart, the native will be very lucky in the life area that the sign of Taurus rules, seeing those house matters prosper. On the contrary, bad aspects to Jupiter can bring quite a lot of problems mostly connected with over-confidence 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.