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Jupiter in Pisces

Jupiter in Pisces or Jupiter in Relation to Pisces

(from Esoteric Astrology)

1. Jupiter in Pisces—the “Hidden Saviour”:

[Jupiter in relation to Pisces:] “Pisces Water Hidden Saviour Jupiter: ruler and conveyor of EXPANSION.”(EA 281)

2. Jupiter in Pisces—Relating the Two Fishes:

“Through its orthodox ruler, Jupiter, that force is brought to bear which ‘brings all together’ and—in this case—relates the two fishes and binds them together in a functioning relationship. It is the activity consequently of the second ray force which relates soul and form and brings the two together, and this magnetic potency is peculiarly descriptive of the activity of Pisces. In Pisces, there is demonstrated the captivity angle of relationship and the two fishes are unable to escape from each other;…” (EA 125)

3. Jupiter—and the Fusion of Love and Mind is a World Savior:

“In connection with the lesser duality found in every human being, that of head and heart, of mind and love, of the will and wisdom, the work of Jupiter is to develop these two qualities and bring them into synthetic interplay. Eventually there has to be the complete fusion of love and mind before a world saviour can manifest and function efficiently, and this is pre eminently the final result of the forces of the Mutable Cross as they work out the qualities released by the planets in Pisces, Sagittarius, Virgo and Gemini.” (EA 125)


Specific Expressions of Jupiter in Pisces

1. Jupiter (in Pisces) in Relation to the Three Personality Vehicles:
Jupiter in Pisces increases the moisture of the body, and stimulates the flow of bodily fluids with special focus upon the lymph. This combination renders the body more sensitive; sympathetic and empathic reactions are physically felt, especially in the areas around certain chakras, such as the heart and the solar plexus.

During the early evolutionary period, there is an close felt identification with matter and the general environmental milieu. Under this influence, the early human being is “part of it all”, merged with his environment and does not successfully distinguish his own responses from general happenings. Later, individuality has developed, and the man knows he is ‘other’ than that which surrounds him, but the merged and sympathetic response is still present on a higher turn of the spiral.

The astral vehicle is unusually sensitive to impression, especially impressions of pain which evoke a kind, benevolent and restorative response. This combination can have a tranquilizing effect upon the astral body, especially useful at the time of the second initiation (when Jupiter must become astrally prominent). The forces of selfish desire and selfish idealism would be quieted, and a felt sensitivity to real need emerge. Astral receptivity is definitely enhanced by this influence, and with it, the tendency to serve. The Law of Service (the third Law of the Soul) is called the “Law of Water and the Fishes”. (EP II 118) “People born in this sign are frequently to be found serving the race and ministering to its needs upon some level of consciousness.” (EA 117) Jupiter, the exoteric ruler of Pisces, can only promote this natural Piscean tendency.

Jupiter in Pisces is not, per se, a mental indicator. Mercury, we remember, “falls” in Pisces, and so the normal, reasoning mentality is either not developed, or it is transcended. Under this influence, the concrete mind is rendered more sensitive and observant of psychic impression, and, later, of the intuition (when once it begins to be accessible). Usually, however, it is not so much the mental process which is directly affected; is it simply that the mind is presented with a greater range of impressions (many of them sentient) which it must consider.

2. Jupiter (in Pisces) in Relation to the Personality as a Whole:
In early days, the distinguishing characteristics of this combination are trust, faith and devotion. The subject is hopeful (sometimes naively hopeful) that his dreams and wishes will be fulfilled. The attitude is positive, expectant and child-like, and was probably useful during those periods of human history when humanity was being guided by divine “Supervisors”.

Later in the evolutionary cycle, when Jupiter in Pisces is a focal indicator in the horoscope, there emerges the benevolent personality. The urge to meet the felt need, to offer compensation for felt pain, to uplift, to restore—all these characterize the one, who seeing the misfortunes of life—seeks a more fortunate outcome (the proverbial “happy ending”).

3. Jupiter (in Pisces) in Relation to the Fusion of Soul and Personality:
Jupiter in Pisces is particularly related to the process of fusing soul and personality—the “two fishes”. A process of obligation is involved. Each fish is magnetically tied to the other; the soul feels an obligation to serve and uplift its personality. The redemptive, uplifting qualities of Jupiter in Pisces are very characteristic of the attitude of the Solar Angels—the Saviors of the human race. As well, the awakening human soul within the personality, begins (eventually and with gratitude) to feel an obligation to its heavenly Mentor, and seeks to serve the will of that Mentor. Neither fish can escape the other because the bonds are, in essence, bonds of love.

From the perspective of the human soul, Jupiter in Pisces represents both unconscious and conscious fusion. In early days, soul and personality are energetically fused, but the nascent, incarnating human soul knows it not. Aeons later, the human being awakens to the fusion which has always been, and acts consciously to express that fusion. There are interim periods when the sense of separated duality is pronounced (as for instance in Gemini), but the relationships between soul and personality begins in fusion and ends in fusion. The second ray magnetism of Jupiter promotes both of these fusions.

4. Jupiter (in Pisces) in Relation to the Synthesis of Human Dualities—Head/Heart; Mind/Love; Will/Wisdom:
The synthesizing powers of Jupiter work powerfully in the ‘atmosphere’ of Pisces. Pisces is an energy which bridges cleavages, blurs distinctions, and dissolves boundaries. Within the ‘Piscean ocean’, ring-pass-nots give way, and the contents they contained blend and merge. Love, sympathy, compassion, accompanied by the joyful intention to uplift—all characteristic of Jupiter in Pisces—act as ‘solvents leading to synthesis’.

5. Jupiter (in Pisces) in Relation to the Means by which the Expansion of Consciousness may be Sought:
Expansion of consciousness develops through empathic participation in the lives of others. If my consciousness is isolated and impregnable, it is a small consciousness. If I begin to enter and pervade the consciousness of others (through empathy and inclusiveness), my consciousness is necessarily expanded, because the pervaded consciousnesses are merged with it. At length, through boundary-transcending identification, there comes to be (as always there has been) but one consciousness, as there is but one soul. The thought of “my soul and thine” (R&I 20) fades. Love-wisdom (under Jupiter in Pisces) has expanded my identity, and “nought is but me”. (EP II 84)

6. Jupiter (in Pisces) 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. The incarnated human soul believes that it wants what it finds in the “Ocean of Substance”. When, under Pisces, the human soul “go[es] forth into matter”, it goes forth ruled by exoteric Jupiter, with the expectation of satisfaction; satisfaction comes, inevitably.

The wheel reverses; the human soul awakens to spiritual soul; love grows. The desire for worldly experience exhausts itself, and only the aspiration to serve and save remains. In Pisces (more than in any of the twelve signs) the individual (now upon the Fixed Cross) learns to “desire nothing for the separated self”. (DINA I 598) Wanting nothing, he is fit to have everything.

Loving everyone and everything (at the point of consummation), he is loved by all—at least by all who still love goodness. All that he has apparently ‘lost’, during millions of years of human incarnation, is restored (with his complete understanding of the illusion of loss). The treasure of Divine Love opens to him the treasures of the world—now used only for the sake of Love. With respect to the process of human incarnation, he is complete. Jupiter in Pisces (in its highest indication) is the very symbol of this completeness.

7. Miscellaneous Meanings of Jupiter in Pisces:

a. Jupiter in Pisces expresses the benevolence which saves.

b. Jupiter in Pisces, in the developed man, confers the compassionate heart, and a disposition to seek the welfare of those most in need.

c. Jupiter in Pisces offers simple, humble helpfulness. (Simplicity and humility come through the enlarged vision and perspective conferred by Jupiter.)

d. Jupiter is Pisces indicates beneficent consummations—good karma, and blessings upon completion.

e. Jupiter in Pisces indicates the possibility for growth of understanding in the field of religion.

f. Jupiter in Pisces contributes to the “pervasiveness of wisdom” of the developed Piscean individual. (EA 136)

g. Jupiter in Pisces promotes the social aspects of religion.

h. Jupiter in Pisces transcends the limitations of lower ego, and brings the human soul into the realm of social and spiritual cooperation.

i. Under Jupiter in Pisces, understanding grows through “faith, hope and charity”, mercy and compassion.

j. Under Jupiter in Pisces, it is understood that “Goodwill is Love in Action”.

k. Under Jupiter in Pisces, it can be said, as Abraham Lincoln said, “With malice towards none, with charity for all.” He had Jupiter in Pisces.

l. Jupiter in Pisces contributes to fullness of imagination and, perhaps, to fulfillment through imagination.

m. Negatively Jupiter in Pisces contributes to the belief that “God will take care of everything.”


Individuals with Jupiter in Pisces

Sarah Bernhardt
Louis Braille
Julius Caesar
Giovanni Casanova
Benvenuto Cellini
Michel de Cervantes
Charles Darwin
Sigmund Freud
Johann von Goethe
Jacob Grimm
Johannes Kepler
Abraham Lincoln
Douglas MacArthur
Carl Gustav Emil Mannerheim
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Sir Isaac Newton
Friedrich Nietzsche
Florence Nightingale
H. S. Olcott
Edgar Allen Poe
Edmond Rostand
Franz Schubert
Cyril Scott
Junipero Serra
J. R. R. Tolkien
Leonardo da Vinci
Frank Lloyd Wright
Wilbur Wright

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