With your natal Jupiter in Virgo, this Earth sign will empower the analytical traits of the individual, increasing the native’s data flow and ability in structuring it. Jupiter placed here helps the development of all forms of speech, while also accelerates intellectual procedures. It definitely strengthens the native’s working cycles, and will rarely not create a workaholic.
Jupiter is widely known to be the grand benefic of the solar system, responsible for expansion and helping things flow easily. This placement will expand the skills of dealing with details, while also grants a deep understanding of patterns, motives, modules, cycles and programs. Yet, we should notice that Jupiter in Virgo is in his detriment, which means that his functions are not performing in full power.
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 Gemini are the following:
- Nov 1955 – Aug 1957, Oct 1967
- July 1969, Sep 1979 – Nov 1981, Sep 1991
- Oct 1992, Aug 2003
- Sep 2004, Aug 2015 – Sep 2016
- The next passage through Virgo will be from July 2027 till August 2028
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 Virgo, Jupiter is in detriment, and thus in a rather problematic position. Of course, as Jupiter is the grand benefic planet, we can not consider this placement as a negative one; yet the planet is a little bit handicapped and cannot operate in full power. Virgo is located directly opposite the sign of Pisces, where Jupiter is considered being in domicile. Even if now the primary ruler of Pisces is considered planet Neptune, Jupiter still remains the co-ruler of the sign. This is a somehow impractical placement to have in a natal chart, as Jupiter may drive the native to expand functions that are unnecessary, and misuse the -otherwise enormous- mind capacity that is developed. Our mind might be a strong processor, yet even the best computers can start glitching when tremendous amounts of unimportant data are being stored. A Virgo Jupiter person tends to absorb and store information (in contrary to a Gemini Jupiter person who will absorb and reproduce).
To say it simply – a person with such a placement may create a whole encyclopedia inside him, with all the advantages and disadvantages that this can bring. Their abilities of categorizing and storing can reach perfection; on the other hand they can suffer from stress, obsessive behaviors concerning details and deadlines, while also physically getting tired too much in order to reach that perfection. As an outcome, they may spend too much effort on unimportant details and double-triple checking, exhausting their brain, and may frequently worry or become anxious. Of course, the positive traits of Jupiter in any sign are always a lot more than any possible complications that its placement can bring. Additional information about Jupiter’s potency in each sign can be read in the article about Jupiter’s Essential Dignities.
Virgo Jupiter people can be very interested in the functions of the human body, as much as eating/health patterns. This can aid them in occupations connected with their interest – and naturally they can excel in them. Academic research may seem for them more appealing than practicing medicine to patients. In addition, they can be great mathematicians, and also interested in statistic researches of any type. Another gift that Virgo Jupiter individuals have, in case that other placements also help, is writing scientific books – where no mistakes are allowed. Of course the checking or correction of any types of data is a function that they can easily perform – it arises naturally from inside them and can be noticed even in their everyday lives.
As we already mentioned, this placement is very helpful concerning stamina in job. It creates perfectionists, reliable and responsible people who can handle work that needs precision. They have the guts to take on their shoulders even jobs where human lives rely on the worker’s abilities and skills. A Virgo Jupiter can be very critical towards himself, in his attempt to diminish possibilities of mistakes in their work. In addition, they like the feeling of offering their services towards other people, and they love when they do their job well. These factors are also strongly contributing towards the development of a perfectionist views concerning their occupation.
Jupiter in Virgo people are usually very practical and able to figure out solutions to problems. They like realism, have a developed sense of logic and their thoughts tend to be structured with the help of geometry as a visualisation. Thus, this placement is also great for programmers, physicians, chemists, biologists and anything else that studies patterns. Lastly, other professions or interests that can summon them are those connected with zooming into the microcosmos, or zooming out towards the universe. Microscopes, telescopes, all type of rays – that’s their realm.
Concerning their own lives, we can say that Virgo Jupiter natives are disciplined and follow their routines strictly. They like this type of stability: waking up at the same time every day, keeping an eye on their hygiene and diet, measuring all type of data concerning their body, and generally being in control of their health. By their own experience, and with the aid of books and their observations, they tend to develop their own statistics and theories. Thus, they will quickly rise to the role of counselling others about these things.
When a Virgo Jupiter is well aspected in a natal chart, the native will be very lucky in the life area that the sign of Virgo rules, and will see those house matters prosper. On the contrary, bad aspects to Jupiter can bring quite a lot of problems mostly connected with getting lost in the details and forgetting the big picture. If you have this placement, make sure to regularly take time to relax your mind and body, do not forget that you are a human and a human has his needs. Work and responsibilies can wait a little bit, and moments of joy can actually feed that Jupiter and become even solutions and remedies for any work issues.
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.