Jupiter in Sagittarius

As Jupiter is Lord of Sagittarius, he cannot but be strong therein; yet the abruptness of the fiery sign gives some acerbity to his easy disposition, and there is a certain sharpness of temper associated with this position unless the planet be very well dignified. Even so, we need not expect to find a very genial Jupiter, for Sagittarius is dry as well as swift. The most expansive persons illustrative of this position are Edward VII and President Faure of France. The former has Jupiter very well placed, only seven degrees above the eastern horizon, and with a sextile of Venus. The square of Uranus accounts for the fact that a good deal of his joviality led to scandal. Felix Faure has this same square of Uranus; in this case, the affliction led directly to his death. There is no help but a sextile of the Sun, and Jupiter, being in the third house, is not so powerful as in the case of the founder of the Triple Entente. Lily Langtry’s Jupiter is also in the third house, but it has no bad aspects except a rather distant square of Neptune. The Sun is sextile, exactly; and, as he is Lord of the eleventh house, one can see how much the friendship of exalted persons must have meant in her career. The Jupiter of Queen Elizabeth is very strong by position, being just above the Orient. But he is afflicted by a square of Neptune and another of the Sun, while Mars is in opposition. Mercury is sextile, but this only signified the exploitation of Jupiter by shrewdness. From a moral point of view, the afflictions are about as bad as it is possible to imagine. In the giant figure of Cecil Rhodes, the square of Neptune may perhaps have aided Jupiter by making him spiritual and largeideaed, while the trine of Mercury made those ideas not only broad and benevolent, but widely conceived and well calculated. Sagittarius without doubt lent a fierce impetuosity to their development. A similarly ambitious, though selfish, example is Robespierre. The great ability is shown plainly by the trine of Mars to Jupiter. Neptune is close to Mars, and contributes wildness. Uranus, again, is nearly square. We cannot call this Jupiter exactly weak; indeed, he is rather finely placed in the eleventh house, and doubtless the “sea-green incorruptible” was- extremly adroit in making use of his friends, but there is nothing to bring out the naturally noble qualities of Jupiter. Since Sagittarius is a peculiarly mysterious influence, the mystical side of the religious instinct may sometimes be strongly developed. From a psychic standpoint, its influence is even better and far less liable to corruption than that of Pisces. Joseph Smith was without doubt a truly religious man, however little one may feel inclinded to subscribe to, or even to examine seriously, his strange belief. Here Saturn and Uranus are conjoined sextile to Jupiter on the one side, and Venus is sextile to the other. There is a semi-sextile of Mercury, and another of Neptune. Here then is a most powerful development of the religious impulse; it is clear that the most sincere conviction went with his belief, and that this intense and honest passion was the real lever that moved so many of his contemporaries to endure the most sinister persecutions for their faith. W. B. Yeats is a visionary of lesser calibre, though of more intellectual power. Saturn is sextile to his Jupiter, but Uranus and the Sun are in opposition. The complex is not so important, since the rising Moon conjoined with Neptune dominates his nativity. Melanchthon, who, from the purely religious side, was a greater element in the development of Protestantism than Luther himself, has his Jupiter strengthened by the conjunction of Mars. The Sun is square, Uranus sextile and Neptune semi-sextile. It is a big and genuine complex; and, as In the case of Joseph Smith, the moral earnestness of the man was a tremendous asset. Few would have trusted the volcanic Luther alone, but nobody could have doubted Melanchthon. Such men, in themselves often without initiative, are the backbone, or perhaps the heart, of every great religious movement. Woe to the man of brains who cannot find a man of heart to back him! And such again was William Blake, one of the truest and noblest seers that England had produced up to that time. The conjunction of the Sun and Mercury with Jupiter assures the intensity and fervor of true faith, though the square of Mars inhibits a practical propaganda. Neptune rising is, however, the dominant force in the element of vision; the Jupiter complex affects the definitely religious connection with the vision. Saturn being in opposition to Neptune gives greater importance still to Jupiter, because the selfish instinct is repressed and spiritualized, thus leaving the expansive qualities to develop at will. It is doubtful if any of the signs promise more favorably for Jupiter’s influence upon financial prosperity than does Sagittarius. Its natives seldom hold subordinate positions, being natural financiers; they are fortunate as directors or managers of large enterprises. It gives a generous disposition and brings honor and esteem not only from friends but even from enemies.

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