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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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”.