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Vol. III: Astro-Rayology
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Tapestry of the Gods
Volume III
by Michael D. Robbins

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Jupiter in Capricorn

Jupiter in Capricorn or Jupiter in Relation to Capricorn

(from Esoteric Astrology)

Jupiter Falls in Capricorn:

“Jupiter, which has been the ruler of Pisces and also of Aquarius, falls in this sign. This fall must be studied from two angles, for Jupiter in its lowest aspect gives the fulfillment of desire and satisfied demand, whilst in its highest Jupiter is the outgoing expression of love, which attracts magnetically to itself that which is desired this time for the good of the whole. In Capricorn, therefore, Jupiter reaches its lowest point of expression in the densest material aspect, and then as love and selflessness triumph this lowest aspect vanishes and disappears. It is to the “fall” of the highest aspect that the symbolism refers, and then later to the fall or disappearance of all that is base and low. Love is fallen and blinded when desire is rampant; desire vanishes when love triumphs.” (EA 171)

Specific Expressions of Jupiter in Capricorn

1. Jupiter (in Capricorn) in Relation to the Three Personality Vehicles:
Jupiter is not usually considered fortunately placed in Capricorn, unless the position is interpreted esoterically. It can do the body no harm, however, strengthening the skeletal structure, and, in general, uplifting and lightening the Capricornian tendency to be earth-bound, and offering a fuller life upon the physical plane than might otherwise be the case. Capricorn distributes the seventh ray most powerfully; this ray is linked to the seventh or lowest world, the physical-etheric plane. Jupiter, also, is a distributor of the seventh ray This combination, therefore, is resonant to the physical level and tends to make the person well-established and at home in the lowest world. Survival, a primary Capricornian concern, becomes easier. Because of the double seven, this combination will add to the general vitality. Capricorn is a ‘survivor’—hardy, but not robust. Under Capricorn the etheric nature will tend to function economically and efficiently. Jupiter expands these possibilities, and adds a sense of well-being to the efficient functioning.

Upon the Mutable Cross, when under Jupiter in Capricorn, one’s hopes for fulfillment lie in the material world. Jupiter is expansive and uplifting, but the density and materialism of the Capricornian atmosphere “hold it down”, confining its vision to material expectation. One’s kingdom is “of this world”; one’s satisfactions, however wide their range, are confined to the three lower planes, with most emphasis upon the lowest. The person cannot become overly hopeful about apparently ‘unreal’ things. Later in the evolutionary cycle however, there is a reorientation of desire into aspiration. The urge for growth “in this world” is transformed into the ‘aspiration for elevation’. Let us remember that Capricorn has everything to do with the urge towards elevation, and rules a Law of the Soul (the Law of Group Progress) which is also called the “Law of Elevation” (TCF 1217) The desires are uplifted (Jupiter) and elevated (Capricorn) and oriented towards high principles and essentials. Dispassion and impersonality are understood not coldly (Saturn), but kindly (Jupiter). The quality of true, compassionate, generous love enters the astral nature, as Jupiter (a planet of love) “falls away” from its lower, material expression. One aspires to realization upon the heights, and for full-scope of expression (Jupiter) in the higher light (Capricorn)

On the Mutable Cross, this combination helps the person think successfully in material terms. Cause and effect relations with an entire system are envisioned, and many responsibilities are coordinated. One has the mind to manage well, but one’s thinking is still confined to the business of this world, and the person knows little of and cares little for “his Father’s business”, as did the Christ at an early age. Later in the cycle, the thoughts are uplifted. The individual also become highly principled and moral in this thinking. The beneficence (Jupiter) of the Plan (Capricorn) is understood. The disciple thinks widely (Jupiter) yet practically; (Capricorn) in terms of spiritual achievement.

2. Jupiter (in Capricorn) in Relation to the Personality as a Whole:
In general, this combination offers “worldly success”, though may suppress the joy which should accompany it. Under the influence, ambition rise. One does not set his sites too high. The Saturn of Capricorn tempers the expansiveness of Jupiter; goals must be achievable and tangible. One symbol for this combination is “Big Business”. Successful businesses which have expanded their operations nationally and globally, and which are a presence everywhere, represent this influence. The double-seven of Jupiter in Capricorn contributes to successful manifestation upon the physical plane. Eventually the individual can become a “pillar of the community”—one who is socially successful because of his material accomplishments. There is a capacity to undertake a broad range of responsibilities in a well-coordinated way.

3. Jupiter (in Capricorn) in Relation to the Fusion of Soul and Personality:
The soul (Solar Angel) has a vision (Jupiter) for its personality, and seeks that the incarnated human soul will share in this vision. Soul is ever trying to expand human understanding. But the soul is also law (Capricorn) to its personality, and a disciplinarian. Perhaps, under Jupiter in Capricorn, the benevolence (Jupiter) of the soul’s discipline (Capricorn) become apparent. If the two worlds are to merge, and fulfillment come (Jupiter), then the laws of the soul (in general under Capricorn) must be followed. High morality, right conduct undertaken for good motive—these are the attitudes and behaviors which hold the structure of human society (Capricorn) together (Jupiter).

There is an inner government (Capricorn) controlling and ministering to this world; it is the Spiritual Hierarchy of our planet, and its purposes are entirely benevolent (Jupiter) with respect to planetary evolution and the evolution of the human kingdom. Under Jupiter in Capricorn, the disciple (filled with impersonal spiritual love) tries to fit himself to participate in this higher work, this higher “business”. He finds his fulfillment (Jupiter) within the Plan and Purpose (Capricorn) of Hierarchy.

4. Jupiter (in Capricorn) in Relation to the Synthesis of Human Dualities—Head/Heart; Mind/Love; Will/Wisdom:
The Divine Plan calls for balanced living. Every human faculty has its proper place in a well-structured life governed by higher law. One cannot be placed within the edifice as a “living stone”, unless one has developed both poles of these dualities and fused them. As one serves humanity and the Plan, fulfilling soul intention and, eventually, the will of the Master, one cannot serve, for instance, with the head alone or the heart alone. The demands of service (Capricorn) call for a rounded-out approach (Jupiter). In practical service, everything one has is evoked. The dualities are fused in the strenuous (Capricorn) yet joyful (Jupiter) fulfilling of one’s responsibilities—one’s dharma.

5. Jupiter (in Capricorn) in Relation to the Means by which the Expansion of Consciousness may be Sought:
Expansion of consciousness is found in the fulfillment of one’s duties and responsibilities. One grows into fuller understanding (Jupiter) by conforming to the higher will (Capricorn), and by joyfully accepting the burden imposed by affiliation with the Hierarchy. The more spiritual responsibility one accepts, the more one fulfills these responsibilities successfully—the more one sees, knows and understands. Consciousness is expanded through arduous work.

6. Jupiter (in Capricorn) in Relation to the Fulfillment of Desire and the Satisfaction of Demand—
1) initially, fulfillment for the little self; then
2) fulfillment of desire for the good of the whole—a fulfillment achieved through the outgoing expression of love. There are few, who like the Christ in the desert, would refuse the “world” when the “devil” offered it to him. Material advantages come to the person with this combination.

The power structure (Capricorn) supports him (Jupiter); he is satisfied and rises—within the limitations which matter imposes. Later in the process, upon the Path of Discipleship, he begins to see and understand how the love-wisdom aspect of divinity, represented by Jupiter, must be integrated into the established material structure (Capricorn). He brings kindness, generosity and understanding into structures which usually have no room for such approaches. He learns to build or manage organizations for selfless purposes. Gratitude returns to him; the world recognizes him as a benefactor. He works in a “big”, well-organized way, for the benefit of many people. The energy to continue his beneficent plans and projects returns to him (according to law)—“to those who give all, all is given.” He rises in both spiritual and temporal power because, respecting the Laws of Hierarchy, he has put love and generosity to work.

7. Miscellaneous Meanings of Jupiter in Capricorn:

a. Jupiter in Capricorn embodies the adage found in the Agni Yoga Teaching: “It is a joy to do the Master’s work.”

b. Jupiter in Capricorn—a “Master” position.

c. Jupiter in Capricorn signifies the expansion of consciousness through the process of initiation.

d. Jupiter in Capricorn indicates that the causal body expands greatly under the initiatory impulse. It indicates initiation (Capricorn) as the greatest method of growth. Capricorn is involved with expansion

e. Jupiter in Capricorn signifies Divine Law as the ultimate benefaction. It indicates not only Hierarchy, but, also, Shamballa Law as the source of humanity’s growth and development.

f. Jupiter in Capricorn confers growth and benefit through association with the hierarchical power structure. It is understood that one expands in every way through association with that great “chain of command”—Hierarchy.

g. Jupiter in Capricorn confers the understanding that the expansion of the life really emanates from the peaks and summits of realization.

h. Jupiter in Capricorn confers the realization that the strict, arduous disciplines imposed by Capricorn lead to the growth and expansion of consciousness.

i. Spiritually, Jupiter in Capricorn signifies a belief in the beneficence of the “Spiritual Establishment”, the (“Inner Government of the Planet”). The individual is inspired by the vision of “big government” in a spiritual sense, loving the idea of a great and expanded Hierarchy of supervising beings.

j. Jupiter in Capricorn signifies that one will grow most (Jupiter) by assuming responsibility—(whether temporal or, later, spiritual).

k. Jupiter in Capricorn signifies gain and expansion through impersonality.

l. Jupiter in Capricorn signifies the benevolent organization.

m. Jupiter in Capricorn, like is opposite Jupiter in Cancer, is an indicator of philanthropy. With Jupiter in Cancer the philanthropy may be more personal; with Jupiter in Capricorn, philanthropy will occur through organizations and foundations.

n. Jupiter in Capricorn confers a belief in the beneficence of the established power structure.

o. Jupiter in Capricorn signifies an enthusiasm for bureaucracy and for organizational expansion.

p. Jupiter in Capricorn offers the opportunity for promotion or elevation when involved in organization al work.

q. Jupiter in Capricorn is a potently magnetic force for organizational coherence.

r. Jupiter in Capricorn signifies growth through observing laws and regulations

s. Jupiter in Capricorn confers dignity and stateliness.

t. Jupiter in Capricorn may promote the love of “big government” and a belief that big government, like ‘father’, will provide.

u. Jupiter in Capricorn tends to see the state as benefactor rather than the family (Jupiter in Cancer). This combination signifies what has been called, the “welfare state”.

v. Practically and materially, Jupiter in Capricorn may signify the receiving of grants from organizations. It is a positive indication for the bestowal and receipt of (organizational) patronage. (Jupiter in Leo is also related to patronage of royal or oligarchic munificence).

w. Jupiter in Capricorn signifies that one grows through discipline and austerity.

x. Jupiter in Capricorn offers growth and benefit from associates with the highest status (whether spiritual or material status). This means, literally, benefit from those in authority.

y. Negatively, Jupiter in Capricorn signifies the fulfillment of materialistic ambitions, and promotes the desire for materialistic growth.

z. Negatively, Jupiter in Capricorn may indicate that one places all his hopes is the “world, the flesh and the devil”.


Individuals with Jupiter in Capricorn

John Adams
Czar Alexander II
Ludwig Von Beethoven
Simon Bolivar
Willy Brandt
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Carlos Casteneda
Edgar Cayce
Walt Disney
Isadora Duncan
Enrico Fermi
Charles Goren
Manly Palmer Hall
Martin Heidegger
Werner Heisenberg
Adolf Hitler
Edwin Hubble
David Hume
Saddam Hussein
William James
John Keats
Robert E. Lee
Charles Lindbergh
Karl Marx
Margaret Mead
Jawaharlal Nehru
Richard M. Nixon
Francis Rakoczy
Vanessa Redgrave
Walter Scott
Jean Sibelius
Upton Sinclair
Margaret Thatcher
Oscar Wilde

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