Jupiter of SR in the Houses of the Solar Return
It’s a fairly important element of the SR: it tells where you’ll find your main resources during the twelve months to which the Solar Return refers. You’ll see that the help of Jupiter will be crucial for the overall result for the year. Jupiter may give you a helping hand both in a propulsive way (it gives a trump card for a precise play) and by acting as a kind of guardian angel (it restrains the damage of a certain situation). Yet, you should keep an eye on the way Jupiter ‘works’ in the following three Houses: the second, the seventh, and the eighth. Often, in these three houses the lord of Sagittarius reveals a behaviour which is opposite to its classical one. It is something similar to what I wrote about the transit of Jupiter in the same three Houses of the birth chart.
Jupiter in the First House of SR: Its effect is usually very positive concerning recovery from a state of depression, or from physical and mental dejections; convalescence after surgery; release from a period of financial, professional, sentimental, or familial trouble; end of a breakdown due to a death or a very bad disillusion, and so on. With Jupiter so placed, individuals who usually act with a massive dose of distrust would tend to lower their guard, considering others with more trust than usual. With this position of Jupiter, people act with more naivety and more uncritically.
This Jupiter is favourable for social contacts, for opening doors of any kind; but it may be harmful in view of the possibility of being swindled by fellow human beings. You must be careful, because this position of Jupiter fattens people, for it makes them relax and it gladdens their heart.
In the most negative cases, it may favour the proliferations of all kinds – even the pathological ones. Thus it may mean hypertrophy in general, immoderation, exaggerations, overvaluations. Nonetheless, even when you read this position as a problematic one, you must consider that Jupiter is basically a positive planet, and that it has to be considered as one of the most powerful protections for one’s health, and in general, a bearer of good luck. Moreover, if it’s very close to the Ascendant it’s a real ‘Prozac’ of the stars, for it reveals an extremely valid antidepressant performance: it may be a real relief after a bad year.
In the Second House of SR, Jupiter is in one of the three adverse positions that we have to consider carefully. In the section about the transits of Jupiter you can read what I wrote about the bistable oscillator. Let’s repeat it once again here in brief. A bistable oscillator is an electronic circuit that determines the inversion of the output signal for any input impulse. For instance, assume that the oscillator switches on an output bulb when the first impulse arrives. If a second impulse arrives the oscillator switches the bulb off. At the third impulse, it switches the bulb on again, and so on. This mean that the position of Jupiter in the three aforementioned Houses usually induces an inversion of the previous condition. Jupiter in the 2nd House of SR means certainly an increased circulation of money, but it may be either an input or an output of money. Only a general outlook of the individual’s current situation helps you understand in which way this Jupiter will work. Here are some examples. If you find this position in a SR with other Houses involved such as the 12th, the 1st, or the 6th House, it almost certainly means loss of money. If the SR refers to dealers or businessmen whose Saturn is transiting their 2nd or 8th radix house, then it almost means certainly an outflow of money. If the individual is making repairs at home, or if he is purchasing an estate, and his SR shows an occupation of the 4th House, then it indicates cash disbursements – a real a drain of money. On the contrary, if the SR shows an occupation of the 4th House and the native is selling an estate, then this Jupiter should mean an inflow of money – much money. If you stick to this reasoning, you should be able to understand the direction of the flow of capital with a good degree of precision. If a worker has been laid off and he has got bad transits, with a Jupiter in the 2nd House of SR he might even lose his job and reduced to penury. Of course, as they say: last but not least – you have to consider the birth chart of the native. For if you are able to make a fortune selling grasshoppers in Africa, or refrigerators in Alaska, then you are able to increase your income even with this celestial position. If you were unlucky with money since birth, expect to face further financial trouble with this celestial position. Such a position may also indicate an increased ‘presence’ of the native, who will probably participate in TV programs or public ceremonies, or his picture may appear on a paper or be broadcast in the news, during the year of this SR. The native may also show an increased interest (and receive particular satisfaction) in the fields of photography, theatre, graphics, design, computer–aided graphics, commercial art. He might decide to purchase tools to operate in the aforementioned fields of activity. The native may even become more beautiful thanks to a diet, a new look, a different hairstyle, a fine new set of teeth, plastic surgery, or by simply growing a new beard and/or a moustache, and so on. He takes more care in dressing. With this position of Jupiter it is almost impossible that the native does not purchase a monitor or a large screen television set, or that he does not become keen, maybe occasionally, on taking pictures or videos. Probably his picture will be published in the papers, or maybe he improves his sight by having his eyes operated with laser surgery. If he’s an actor, he will perform more during the year, for instance he may appear often in a TV commercial.
When Jupiter is in the Third House of SR it simply, although very often, indicates the purchase of a new car or of a new motorcycle, or a motor scooter, a bicycle, a van, or any other means of transport. It also points to possible travels and much movement. It may announce a new job, or a new love affair, or a new therapy involving commuting – usually, a happy and easy commuting. It further portends much communication. You may purchase a new mobile phone, a cordless phone, a fax machine, a local exchange, a satellite dish, a modem, an ADSL connection, a printer, a new word processor. Good news arrives to you by letter, by cable, by fax, or by telephone. You experience good luck in your education.
University students may pass exams brilliantly. You stand good chances to win contests and tenders. You may take part in courses not only as students, but also as teachers. You may take advantage of this situation by enrolling in courses of languages, in training courses with computers, in pursuing postgraduate qualifications, in demanding workshops; or taking part in seminars, debates, or teach–ins. It’s a good time for writing. You may receive positive criticisms from the press. There may be very good news from your brothers, sisters, cousins, and brothers–in–law or sisters–in–law. If you suffer from a pulmonary pathology, you can expect to recover from it. Good business ideas, lucky decisions. With such a position many individuals learn how to use a computer. For instance, a learned man who had been writing for fifty years with pen and paper may start using MS–Word under this celestial configuration. Many natives get their first driving licence or boating licence, regardless of their age.
Jupiter in the Fourth House of SR almost inevitably means advantages from real estate. It may result in a good trading or transfer of property; an important business or a move; or restoration or renovation of your house or your office, your workshop, your shop, or your workroom… This refers to your own property as well as the places where you operate from. For instance, a bank clerk may be transferred to another, more comfortable agency under this celestial position. You must seize this opportunity if you plan to purchase a house. It is a very good position for those who wish to take possession of their own house after years of difficulties of different kinds. Jupiter in the 4th may also be a time for individuals to eventually take a rest at home after having travelled for years.
You may inherit a real estate. From a different point of view, this position may indicate a better condition for your parents (or parents–in–law), particularly of your father (or father–in–law). They may improve their financial, professional, sentimental, or health condition. Improvement of habitat may also refer to your parents or in–laws (it may be also your boyfriend’s or your girlfriend’s parents). Your relationship with your parents gets better. You may purchase a camper van or a time–share flat. You may rent a new studio or garçonnière. You purchase new hard disks or other devices to increase the memory of your computer. Jupiter in the 4th House may also indicate that you recover serenity at home or at work. You may get to feel fine once again there after a period of troubles. Ironically, this position may refer to diseases as well. In fact you might spend much time at home, and enjoying it, simply because you are sick and you cannot go to work.
Usually Jupiter in the Fifth House of SR is rather spectacular and it facilitates very much the birth of new love affairs and new flirtations, unless the native’s birth chart shows that he’s subject to bad luck in this field. Keep in mind the remarks that follow. Many users of astrology are persons with a shallow knowledge of the subject. They think that such a position should grant them the right to get love, always. In fact, things are a little different. For instance, let’s talk about inaugurations. I often happened to be asked to indicate a good date for the opening of a commercial enterprise. And then, years later, my client complained that things had gone very wrong financially despite my good piece of advice. Well, this is quite logical – in fact the variables involved are not only of the astrological kind. One has to take into due account the market conditions. Thus, if you try to sell furs in a tropical country, your enterprise is bound to fail even if it was born under a wonderful sky. Similarly, if a definitely ugly man (or a not really charming one) tries to woo a woman during a party of young, bold and beautiful cadets of a naval academy, you can easily guess that he stands very little chance to conquer the heart of a lady. Thus this celestial position may bring a new wonderful love affair or the return of the beloved one in the period spanning from one birthday to the following birthday, provided that there are objective conditions for it to happen. In any case, the native has more fun during the year of such a Solar Return. This fun may derive from playing cards, videogames, music, using the computer, but also reading classic literature. Even boring books will do. Sometimes I happened to listen to many people who admitted (after their Solar Return had come to an end) that they did have fun, although it had been a matter of simply discovering the pleasure of having conversations with people after a period of seclusion. Jupiter here also announces possible sports, more cinemas and more theatre. With such a Jupiter people tend to go out to dinner, to concerts, to the disco, to the country more often. They also have more sex. You should receive good news from your kids or from young people in general (this has particularly reference to teachers). You may overcome a problem relevant to your children. You may also have a baby, even if you don’t wish. With this celestial position the native’s fertility increases dramatically, be it a male or a female. Only in extremely rare cases, you have to read this position as a negative one: for instance, it may involve troubles from your children. Still about love – the most popular subject of all – I must add that Jupiter in the 5th certainly heralds a nice year as far as sex or love is concerned, provided that the native is not ‘tainted’ in this field. Except a few cases, it usually forecasts a new meeting, or the return of an old flame. Some say to me: ‘I am fond of Jeff. If it’s not Jeff, I am not interested in anybody else…’ Well, stars are much more long–sighted than the human being. Thus, often, even if it’s not Jeff – Jupiter makes the native happy.
In the 6th House, the lord of Sagittarius is able to amend many a bad situation, as far as one’s health is concerned. In fact, it gives you good support in healing diseases and it offers you often unexpected resources to enhance your psychophysical wellbeing. It also acts very well during convalescences, and more in general, when you recover from hard times due to sentimental, financial, professional trouble; or due to the death of a beloved one. Therapies starting under such a Solar Return stand better chances to get positive, concrete, definite results. It is a good time for surgery, especially for plastic surgery. You can expect better working conditions, better human relationships at work. It is advisable to recruit new employees, collaborators, contributors, staff, domestic help during such a SR. Old grudges in your working environment (your office, your company…) find a solution. The period may be good for a member of your staff too. It also may be that you find that your job, previously considered as a hard and unpleasant task, is not so bad after all and you reconsider your view about it. Jupiter in this position means advantages from any kind of therapy, such as mud–bath; thermal treatments; Shiatsu; physiotherapy; fitness; slimming or detoxifying diets… You may receive satisfaction from a pet. Remember that the most protective positions for your health are the following: Jupiter and Venus in the 6th House of SR or Jupiter and Venus in the 1st or 12th House of SR (the latter position, especially if the aforementioned planets are very close to the Ascendant, is certainly very good for this purpose, although it is usually inconvenient for love life).
In the Seventh House of SR, Jupiter behavior is more or less similar to that of its transit of the natal 7th House. Usually, due to the ‘bistable’ effect that I have already described, Jupiter lends you a helping hand and solves your troubles concerning your love life, marriage, and anything related with stamped paper. If you are not involved in any affair but you strongly wish to be involved – and if there are at least the theoretical preconditions for that to happen – you can surely hope to have a promising encounter during the twelve months of the Solar Return. It may be an important person with whom you might establish a quite steady relationship. Also, if your love life has been recently spoiled by a crisis, a temporary separation, and/or by incessant tensions, with the arrival of a Solar Return with Jupiter in the 7th House you stand very good chances to overcome your misunderstandings, and to restore the nice, peaceful and loving atmosphere of the good old times. The same happens for legal issues, lawsuits, legal proceedings, pending issues with justice. If you are under investigation or if you are on trial, if you are engaged in an exhausting lawsuit, then it’s highly probable that you’ll find an important resource, an unexpected help, a kind of miraculous support, something or somebody who gets you out of trouble or manages to produce a favourable judgment – or at least, a sentence which is not so bad for you. The other way around, if you are having a wonderful time in your love life and if you aren’t facing any trouble at all with the law, then Jupiter in the 7th House may bring huge quarrels, separations, even a divorce, stamped paper of all kinds, troubles with justice, individuals or institutions attacking you, declared enemies, and even more: with this Jupiter one can even expect to be a victim of acts of terrorism, robberies or attempts of robbery. Someone might wound you. As I said, it is not clear how it really works: still, having collected and studied thousands and thousands of charts of Solar Returns, I can assert for certain that this rule proves to be true in the overwhelming majority of the cases, if not in all of them.
The same reasoning can be ascribed to your partner, husband or wife, associates in business, education, politics, etc. Nonetheless besides the bipolarity that I have defined as ‘bistable’ there’s another attribute that I’ve often met with this celestial position. During the twelve months of such a SR, your partner, boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife, associate or whatever, is bound to stand out for some reason. They might recover from bad health or they might grow in their profession or social position, and so on. It is a good time, anyway, to take somebody into partnership, if this is what you are looking for.
Jupiter in the 8th House of SR, as well as in the 2nd House, means surely a definite increased flow of money within the native’s natural financial situation (i.e. a few millions for someone, billions for some others). This flow may be incomes or outflows depending upon inheritance you take possession of; donations; gambling wins; endowments; pensions; severance pay; arrears; unexpected income; good transactions; or brokerage; but it may also be gambling losses; theft; huge expenses for your house; your partner’s debts; frauds you are a victim of; bad stock speculations or bad speculations in general; money that you lent and that will never be returned, and so on.
If you don’t pay attention, with this position you run the risk of facing real drains of money. Sometimes the effect of this Jupiter may be deceptive. For instance, it may help you obtain a loan, a subsidy, a financing, and it helps you to be granted quite huge amounts too – but you may not be able to refund this money later on, so that eventually its presence in the 8th House may be adverse for you. This position of Jupiter also indicates possible advantages from a death – not only financial advantages.
You stand a fair chance in any kind of underground research – it may also be a matter of digging into your own psyche. Your sexual life gets better. The latter point is not subject to any two–faced interpretation: it often tells you that a new love affair is arriving, or that things are bound to settle down positively with your partner. There may be a possible amplification of the native’s psychic powers and likelihood of benefits that have something to do with cemeteries.
Jupiter in the Ninth House of SR almost always forecasts long and wonderful travels for the native; journeys to distant places; staying far from home; benefits obtained from foreign people or foreign places, or relevant to other countries or towns than your place of birth or of residence. From any point of view the ‘abroad’ and the ‘far away’ are favourable to you: they give you benefits, they help you in finding work, money, health, love, or fame. You may be cured by foreign doctors and/or in a foreign hospital. Jobs or collaborations may be offered to you provided that you move to another town. You get the chance to attend foreign courses, in foreign universities. You may obtain a higher qualification abroad. Jupiter in this House also favours any kind of advanced studies, mainly if they refer to anything far from your daily fields of expertise, such as philosophy, astrology, parapsychology, theology, yoga, and so on. You can learn a foreign language or a programming language; you can also get to master a particularly complex piece of software. It is an excellent period for going and living in another town or for trying and reaching an agreement with people or institutions not belonging to your geographical area. How could we define ideally what the 9th House really refers to? It refers to any place where they speak a language or a dialect other than your own. In my long years of practising and studying Solar Returns, I very often happened to see that this position of Jupiter corresponds, for instance, also to the first flying experience of people who have a deep distrust of planes.
Jupiter in the Tenth House of Solar Return is almost always a positive signal concerning your growth – normally it’s a professional growth. Such a growth may refer to more general kinds of emancipations, such as learning to swim or to swallow pills (many adults are not able to do it in fact). Some people ‘grow’ by getting rid of an unpleasant person; some others fly for the first time in their life. Others get a perfect sight thanks to a successful surgery. Others learn a foreign language perfectly; others get to master a personal computer. You may also become stronger psychologically; overcome fears or taboos; identify profitable projects for the future; meet people who can change your life; complete your university education; purchase your dream house; become a father or a mother; get married, and so on. Nonetheless I have to say that such a position is much less powerful than an Ascendant of SR in the 10th House of birth (on the other hand the latter has got contraindications, while Jupiter in the 10th hasn’t got any at all). I don’t know why, but I’ve personally experienced it over thousands of cases. The results that can be obtained by a Jupiter in the 10th House of SR are, almost always, irreversible. It is my opinion, formed after many decades of experimentation, that (expect a few cases) a Jupiter strictly conjunct with the MC is the best combination that one can obtain in a Solar Return chart. In some cases this celestial position announces a very good period for the native’s mother: she may improve her professional position; she may become famous; she may get financial benefits; she may experience a particularly good period for her health or her love; or it may be that the native’s relationship with her mother gets better.
Jupiter in the Eleventh House of SR helps you very much through friends in high places, important contacts, powerful acquaintances such as politicians, judges, officials. These people may offer you a job, give you a position of responsibility, contract you, or ask you to estimate something. They may show you the precise way to get to be operated by a famous surgeon or to be visited by important specialists. They may put in a good word for you to attend a course or to be accepted into an exclusive club. In other words you may get support in any field of your life, even ordinary spheres of your daily life – as for instance, somebody might put you through to his own personal car mechanic and ask him confer preferential treatment to your car… During the twelve months of such a Solar Return you might receive assistance of all kinds; you will sense more friendship around yourself, and receive concrete signs of support from your friends. In a nutshell, this will be – a year of very good projects; propel you toward professional growth; your projects begin to show desired results. There may be possible benefits from a death. You easily overcome a risk of death for yourself or a beloved one. This year will establish new and very good friendships. Jupiter in the 11th House has always to be read as a positive factor, and it’s only a rung lower than Jupiter in the 7th House of SR.
Jupiter in the Twelve House of SR is perhaps in its best position because, although it does not help you effectively in any precise direction, it works like a wild card, like a guardian angel who helps you recover from every negative situation and avoid all dangers; it helps you rehabilitate, get out of troubles. It is a real universal remedy to recover after a disease; to get out from legal troubles; to overcome a financial tragedy; to recover from the suffering of a separation or of a death. Its effects are never impressive, but they are extremely evident for those who honestly consider their own condition. Its presence in a Solar Return guarantees that you won’t have any dramatic year, from any point of view. You won’t run any risk even if, say, you walk on a rope suspended between two skyscrapers: Jupiter will be your ‘net’ below you. This is the position that – more than all the other positions – makes you appreciate that Jupiter really is a good planet – only if it wants to be good.