of Jupiter in Virgo
1. Jupiter (in Virgo)
in Relation to the Three Personality Vehicles:
Jupiter in Virgo will enhance the assimilative powers of the
physical body, and contribute to the overall coordination of the concentrations
of etheric energy and their flows. Virgo represents the third aspect of
divinity (EA 280) and, hence, has a direct connection with the dense physical
mechanism. All things being equal, Jupiter confers a sense of well-being
in this area, and may facilitate wide understanding of just which herbs
and minerals support this well-being. One can expect (though it would
have to be tested) that where gestation and birth are concerned, Jupiter
would help the processes go well.
This combination brings, at length, the Christ influence strongly but
quietly into the astral body, for Jupiter distributes the second ray and
so does Virgo, constellationally. Once the subject has reached the evolutionary
stage where Jupiter can be effective subjectively, the tendency (from
this influence) is towards emotional clarity and calm, as well as temperance
within the field of desire—for Jupiter (functioning properly) is
a planet of wisdom and temperance and Virgo tends towards cool control.
All this facilitates the purification of the astral nature and its receptivity
to the beneficent love of the soul.
In the lower mind, this combination is somewhat like the union of Jupiter
with Mercury. The power of the concrete mind is enhanced, for Virgo is
a practical sign. Jupiter in Virgo confers the facility to handle many
details in a well coordinated way; the mind can think with ease of many
things, and understand how they can all work together for the best. This
influence enhances what might be called the ‘administrative mind’,
and make the mind a useful ally in ministering to life’s numerous
small but cumulatively important requirements.
2. Jupiter (in Virgo) in Relation to the Personality as a Whole:
At first, the exoteric detriment of Jupiter in Virgo is evident, and the
processes of love-wisdom are buried by material concerns. The satisfactions
sought are material (“Let matter reign”), and life is so full
of material detail (the business of life—and this is a good business
combination) that the higher meaning behind it all is lost. Later, however,
Jupiter in Virgo makes the personality the ally of the soul in facilitating
the emergence of the Christ consciousness (which is soul consciousness
and entails soul-inspired behavior within the personality sphere). The
former effective manager of many worldly concerns, now manages the application
of soul vision to the practicalities of life within the three worlds.
Under this combination, the personality “grows (Jupiter) in Christ
3. Jupiter (in Virgo) in Relation to the Fusion of Soul and
The merging of soul and personality is a slow process, covering many lives.
Jupiter in Virgo understands that good things (Jupiter) appear only in
the “fullness of time” (Virgo), and is willing to wait confidently
and with positive expectation as the beneficent growth proceeds. This
combination is also ready to work (Virgo) towards a satisfying result
(Jupiter). The fusion of these opposites (soul and personality) is built
of many little transmutations, of many little opportunities for the improved
life—handled wisely and well. “Christ in matter” and
in the “immediately present” is seen and understood, and slowly
and confidently lifted to a preferred position. The recommended program
for soul-personality fusion is undertaken, and administered. The temperate
and constructive personality cooperates with the soul, and a gradual fusion
of the second aspect of divinity with the third supervenes.
4. Jupiter (in Virgo) in Relation to the Synthesis of Human
Dualities—Head/Heart; Mind/Love; Will/Wisdom:
Virgo is the “guardian” of the “light of wisdom”
(EA 260). Virgo is associated with both the intelligence aspect and (now,
in this solar system) the love aspect. As a triple sign, Virgo is associated
with every factor in the three lesser dualities (for Virgo is “God”,
“Mother” and “Child”). Virgo also represents labor,
and labor brings fulfillment (Jupiter). Practice within the sphere of
daily life is required if these dualities (already fused upon the higher
planes) are to fuse demonstrably upon the lower. Jupiter in Virgo is eager
to practice these fusions and hopeful of good results.
5. Jupiter (in Virgo) in Relation to the Means by which the
Expansion of Consciousness may be Sought:
By including all mundane factors and latent subjective factors
of life in a synthesis of understanding, Jupiter in Virgo helps the individual
avoid creating cleavages between the “spiritual” and “material”
worlds. This is one of the combinations which contributes to the emergence
of “heaven on Earth”. The individual influenced by this position,
realizes that the material world is just as divine as the subtler worlds,
and he seeks for the fusion of the two. His consciousness is open to the
many ways that small things are symbolic of great things, and because
he does not reject these small things (but, rather, seeks to understand
their connection to the whole) his consciousness expands. Consciousness
does not expand for those who willfully refuse to see.
6. Jupiter (in Virgo) 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. When “matter reigns”
under the early Virgo influence, many are the satisfactions and compliances
expected from the three lower worlds. The consciousness is preoccupied
with the so-called “good things of life” which that world
can offer. We have the fulfillment of a number of relatively petty desires—many
small satisfactions. Later, under this combination, the individual upon
the reversed wheel ministers to the world, performing cheerfully all manner
of little duties and observances for the sake of improving the expression
of soul through form and of spirit through matter. All obstacles need
not be big ones. A number of small obstacles become, cumulatively, as
effectively obstructive as great obstacles. But Jupiter in Virgo “takes
care” of the many little difficulties, bringing improvement into
each little unsolved situation. Thus, the road to satisfied desire (this
time, unselfish desire) is patiently cleared, and, in compensation, the
small events of life karmically conspire to clear the way for such an
individual, complying with his wishes. The many “little things”
no longer get in the way, and he achieves (in every detail) the satisfaction
for which he hopes.
7. Miscellaneous Meanings
of Jupiter in Virgo:
a. Jupiter in Virgo (in
relation to the second manifested Creative Hierarchy) signifies the
successful growth of the Christ consciousness within the “womb
of time and space” and its successful emergence into manifestation
“in the fullness of time”.
b. Jupiter in Virgo represents
the fullness of that which emerges when once the form has been purified.
This means, the full expression of the Christ-consciousness.
c. Jupiter in Virgo represents
that aspect of the Guru’s teaching which is of a more practical
d. Jupiter in Virgo has
a special relation to the cultivation of internal wisdom. “The
light of knowledge of which Taurus is the custodian gives place to the
light of wisdom of which Virgo is the guardian, and yields finally to
the light of initiation in Capricorn.” (EA 260)
e. Jupiter in Virgo represents
the rewards of wisdom and consciousness which follow the disciplines
and purifications of discipleship.
f. Jupiter in Virgo can
produce the practical benefactor of humanity—one who seeks to
provide for human welfare by supplying the means to fulfill practical,
g. Under the influence of
Jupiter in Virgo, consciousness is expanded through the “service
of the immediately present”—the doing of that which must
immediately be done (the small, practical, mundane every-day matters).
h. Jupiter in Virgo represents
the capacity to see the great within the small.
i. Under the influence of
Jupiter in Virgo, one learns that the “great soul” must
take care of “little things”.
j. Jupiter in Virgo expresses
one version of the adage that, “the first shall be last and the
last shall be first.”—that “the proud shall be humbled
and the humble shall be lifted up.” Jupiter in Pisces does so
k. In relation to Jupiter
in Virgo, growth and understanding come simply from doing that which
must be done—from doing that which is not glamorous in any respect.
l. Jupiter in Virgo expands
the interest in commercial and material affairs. It is a good position
for success (Jupiter) in business (Virgo).
m. Jupiter in Virgo can
expand materialistic preoccupation.
n. Jupiter in Virgo can
represent the stifling of the Christ-consciousness by material process.