Jupiter in Scorpio (I)

It is a magnificent figure; but, unfortunately, as the Moon is in the mid-heaven in Cancer, the centre of gravity tends toward her rather than to the greater planets, thus diminishing the intensity of both Jupiter and Uranus. Had Jupiter been in the ascendant, Hardy would have been much greater than Zola. The Jupiter of Alphonse Daudet has also the trine of Uranus ; it is evidently a most important aspect for constructiveness. Mars, Venus, and the Sun all come near to squaring Jupiter, but hardly succeed. There is, therefore, not the same vivid direction to the force which we have seen in the previous cases. The Scorpio influence, however, is evident as dominating the Jupiter motive, while a semi-sextile of Saturn may be responsible for the touch of melancholy which one perceives in his mood. In the case of Nero, who has Jupiter in this position, the Scorpio influence upon Jupiter took a decidedly troublesome form; the insane perversity of his action toward Sporus is conclusive on this point. The conjunction of Mars and Venus in opposition to Jupiter doubtless determined this sex-madness. In a much more heroic shape was moulded the grand nativity of Napoleon. Jupiter is just within the second house, but rising; he has Uranus in opposition, but Mars is sextile. It is not to be wondered at, that he had faith in his star. And here a word of explanation may be in place. This sublime self-confidence appearing to be a kind of insane egoism, it may be asked, “Why not rather judge this quality from the point of Napoleon’s Saturn?” But it really is not fundamentally egotistic at all. Napoleon’s belief was a true religious feeling ; in him self-aggrandizement was a secondary matter ; lie quite seriously believed himself to be the divine instrument to right Europe, and that such a belief should take an apparently egoistic form involves no real change in its Jupiterian character. Benjamin Disraeli is another instance of a man who rose through an extreme belief in himself. Indeed, in his earlier days, he was much of a coxcomb. Here Neptune and Venus are both in conjunction with Jupiter, which gives just the fantastic affectation which distinguished him. The semi-sextile of Uranus prevented him from going too far on this line, especially as the Sun is also semisextile on the other side. The Moon, too, is square, and the result of this was a skeptical feeling in religion. Asked what his religion was, “The religion of every sensible man.’9 “And what is that?” “No sensible man ever tells.” Such an attitude is very characteristic of this aspect. From Scorpio’s tendency to scientific investigation, Jupiter in this sign may sometimes have a very technical application to eminence in medicine and surgery, as in the case of Richard Quain. Jupiter is in the fourth house, trine to the Moon and semi-sextile to Neptune, not very notable dignities. Saturn, too, is square. The Sun, excited by the conjunction of Mars and the trine of the Moon, is Lord of the Ascendant, and is applying to Jupiter within eleven degrees. It is only in this indirect way that Jupiter becomes at all important, and such secondary and obscure indications rarely lead to the highest pinnacles. Exact aspects, with elaborate complexes, and simplicity and directness in the references, are characteristic of the greatest sons of the earth. As an exception to the general implication of the sex-element in the religious idea, we have Sir William Hamilton. But this is through no fault of Scorpio; it is the conjunction of Neptune that turns the religious instinct to metaphysics, and the square of Venus that neutralizes the sensual quality of the sign. The skeptical side remains, and is indeed accentuated by a near square of Mercury, who is Lord of the Ascendant. This is a very interesting and instructive complex. In music, we have two composers of the first rank in whom the sex-idea may be considered paramount, Strauss and Tchaikovsky. The latter has Neptune square to Jupiter, and Mars and the Sun in opposition, indicating the inversion of sex-impulse ; but Uranus is trine, giving constructive ability, which the bad aspects also tend to transpose into a minor key. Strauss has a Jupiter of much greater power ; he is not interfered with by any other planet, and is culminating. It is a grand example of “splendid isolation.” From all the cases cited, it will appear that Jupiter in Scorpio indicates an active, self-confident mind, well centered upon its object, with much perseverance and generous enthusiasm. The position is favorable for success in engineering and chemistry and also for matters of transportation, especially marine. Many surgeons, dentists, machinists and railroad officials are found among those born under this combination. While the imagination and the emotional nature are strengthened, the native will be extremely fond of pleasure and have not a little of showiness in his personality.

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