Transits of Jupiter over the birth planets

This is a short post on Jupiter’s transits over your birth planets. For this you must first be aware of the results they are capable of giving and their power to do so. (‘Power’ means at the very least their scores in the Shad-bala or the Ashtakvarga chart.)

 When Jupiter transits over a birth planet, he brings his expansion to their keywords. So analyse them to get more information on what all you are going to feel hopeful about. Or, in which areas of life, your luck is going to more active. Jupiter will give you a quantum of divine blessings, so which areas of life you should invest them for the maximum gain? It will also be helpful to know if your peers and patrons are going to help you or not. Some areas of your life will see an increase in resources, so anticipating this can help you plan your strategy on using them more effectively.

Jupiter over the birth Sun – this is a good time generally as you are full of vigour and energy. There is an expansion of creativity, genius, personal power. You feel rejuvenated. So this a good time to take up new projects or meet new people or take up new undertakings. You will have the necessary aggression to take on your enemies and you will win every time. There will be in increase in income and fame. Your children/students will be obedient and you will be able to teach them important things. Travelling is possible. In this time period, do make it a point to visit your family gods, spiritual teacher or in his absence, your father and take their blessings, you will benefit more.  

Jupiter over the birth Moon – if this birth Moon is strong then this can a good time where you will be generally satisfied, the mind will be at peace, there will be emotional fulfilment. But if this Moon is not strong then Jupiter has the capacity to make you miserable during this transit. During this time period, it would be a good idea to meet your mother or maternal aunts etc or go to Devi temples, get their blessings to increase the overall positivity. Be careful of your eye sight, as this combination can trigger problems here. If this transit combination is the 3rd, 6th, 8th or 12th house from the ascendant, then you may face more difficulties. ie Moon in these 4 houses at birth often causes negative issues which can get aggravated by Jupiter’s expansionist tendencies in transit. 

Jupiter over birth Venus – this is a good time for all sorts of relationships, partnerships, finance, business, spiritual activity, so use this time well. You will be able to handle situations in a more balanced manner. All sorts of litigations, arguments, quarrels in life will be eased out in your favour. You will meet someone significant during this period, who will change your life in a fundamental manner. This is an overall good period. But you must manage your diet during this time. Avoid eating rich, fatty, sugary things and exercise regularly to maintain your health. But if this Venus is not able to give desirable results in your birth chart then this time can cause financial losses, arguments with loved ones and ill-health. 

Jupiter over the birth Mercury – this is an advantageous position as it invariably increases money flow. If both are strong then there will be profits in the ventures which you take up in during this period. Or your money will be returned to you or unexpected investments will give you gain. The negatives in life will reduce and you will be able to spend good times with your friends/family. New contacts will prove to be exceptionally useful. You might get tips on stocks etc through random people. Self-confidence will be on a high and you might make significant investments or big purchases during this time. Legal cases will be decided in your favour etc. This is a good time. If Mercury is incapable of giving positive results then be careful about your financial matters, beware of frauds/cheats. Exercise due caution in interacting with others, especially people of your same age group/ teammates. 


Jupiter over the birth Mars – this gives a boost to the personal courage and boldness. There will be positive things in your life and fortune is on your side. There will be enemies from time to time but you will have the power to oppose them and defend yourself adequately. You will get more opportunities to work hard and you will gain money and fame from these. This is a good time to start new projects and meet new people but after due assessment of the facts and figures. But be careful of accidents and avoid risky activities. Rashness is never a good thing especially if Mars is incapable of positive results in the birth chart. 

Jupiter over the birth Jupiter – this is a landmark event in life, you are going to start a new 12yr cycle. Sudden events will happen during this time propelling you even higher. There will be a significant changes in the foundations of your life but in a positive way. Help will be forthcoming, random acts of kindness, all triggered by your inherent luck. Education, especially higher studies will be very good. There will be success in competitive exams. Do whatever you think you need to do. This is one of the best periods in your life so use this time to the fullest. If the birth Jupiter is unfavourably situated in the birth chart, some positive results may be reduced but overall things will not go so bad. 

Jupiter over birth Saturn – generally this is going to be a tiring time. There will be general financial losses, physical ill-health and mental stress. You will face humiliation in your social circles and at your office. Your opinions will be ignored, there will be over-work. You will not be appreciated for all that you do right but may be blamed for the things which go wrong. Try to meet up with and get blessings from your grandparents or aged persons during this period for some relief. However if your birth Saturn is in the 3rd, 6th or 11th houses then this Jupiter transiting over him can give significant gains and overall positive results. New options and opportunities for progress, destruction of enemies and gain is possible. 

Jupiter transiting over birth Rahu – this can be a good transit if you remain on course as per your moral compass. There will be possibilities for gains, social recognition, fame and respect. Speculation can give significant gains. However as with other typical Rahu related results, they can go away as soon as Jupiter transits out. So make special efforts to ensure the permanency of the positive results you experience during this time. 

Jupiter transiting over birth Ketu – this changes the personality, makes you focus more inwards. On the outer levels this often gives mixed results. There may be mood swings, erratic behaviour, unpredictable events. Or your intellect is so sharpened that you can make the most of the tiniest things. But overall this time is conducive for spiritual practices and contemplation. There is a fine line between being alone with yourself and being isolated from others. Try to remain aware of your inner subtle energies during this time to make the most of them. 


Jupiter changes his sign often, every 6 months or so. ie he either goes retrograde (post here) going back and forth in the signs. Or once a year in his atichara movement he rushes full tilt into the next sign (post here). Transits coupled with Dasha are the secret to timing events (post here) and thus must be analysed. The transits of Jupiter over the different houses of the chart naturally give different results (post here).

Then Jupiter aspects the 5th 7th and 9th houses from his position. So when Jupiter transits Aquarius now from 6th April 2021, whatever Gemini, Leo and Libra mean in your chart, expect some benefit in these areas of life. Also if there are any planets in these 3 rashi-s they too will benefit from the auspicious aspect of Jupiter. Just remember that his aspects enhance his positive and pleasing results and also those of the planets he aspects, not the unpleasant ones. eg. if you are a birth Moon Aquarius, the Moon may not receive his full positivity. But a Sun placed in Leo will be able to more effectively use the power of this Jupiter in transit.

Saturn and the troubles of the early childhood

Sometimes you see very small children suffering despite having a reasonably good family, personal horoscope and on-going Dasha. So you look at the transits and find the quite unexpected reason, Saturn! Saturn is the agent of restrictions, dullness, dourness, discipline, karma rebalance and if is active in very small children can give rise to a life time of deep seated issues.

Eg I know a small child who from birth till the age of 2+yrs went through a lot of stress, which included the death of his own mother, lack of overt love, confusions about food/ clothing/ medical care, illness, arguments among his elders, overall vitiated home atmosphere etc, this despite belonging to a very rich family where everyone was genuinely concerned about him. The horoscope had a rather inauspiciously placed Saturn in the 4th house. And this Saturn at birth was at the very initial degrees of the 4th house, ie had just entered the 4th house.

Saturn and the troubles of the early childhood

Our early childhood including the pregnancy period is responsible for shaping our body and minds. Our deepest life patterns are laid out during this crucial period and are often fixed for life. Changing them can be extremely difficult. We do not have any control over the events of these crucial initial years. The first seven years of life (and the pregnancy period) are dominated by the mother. In the next seven years of life, ie upto 14yrs, the father (spiritual teacher and birth father both) plays a larger role and the influence of the mother slowly shifts to the background. Only after the age of 14yrs when two chakra development cycles are complete, do we start exerting some real control over ourselves and our surroundings.

In astrology we recognise the force of inter-related karma. If you know your parent’s birth times, analyse them and their horoscopes in depth, you might get valuable cues about yourself. The role of the mother is very important. She has ‘created’ you for 9 months, then nourished and nurtured you when you were a small baby. The role of the father (and the spiritual teacher) is no less important. If your Mom created the body, your Dad has created the self-ego, self-discipline, social status and the self-esteem that go with it. The spiritual teacher, Guru, has created the philosophy, the foundation for you to base your life upon. Interconnected karma is real.

(Eg. I am not scared of anything, but there were a few years when was a layer of fear over everything I did, including my spiritual practices. This time was dominated by my Moon and my Mom’s in-built influences on me. My Mom was even more intuitive/ psychic etc than me, but she was scared of the stuff that she could see/ do. Our Guru would constantly tell her to not be afraid. She conquered her all consuming fear at the moment of her physical death and used that energy of transition perfectly, which is what ultimately matters. The point is that this fear of the ‘other stuff ’ was a part of my karma too and for a brief period I had to endure to rebalance my karma. Our parent’s karma are linked to ours very deeply. If we analyse our parents, we understand our own selves better.)

Saturn and the troubles of the early childhood

Back to the baby and his Saturn.

This is a list of the unfavourable transits of a planet from his own birth position. Try to remember these positions,

  • Saturn gives unfavourable results when he transits in the same house as his own birth position. That’s why the ‘Saturn return’ at the age of around 27.5yrs is quite dreaded! Saturn stays for a very long, 2.5yrs in one sign and takes 30yrs to complete one cycle of the zodiac.
  • Similarly Ketu is unfavourable in transit when in the 2nd house from his birth position. He stays for a longish 1.5yrs in one sign. He travels in the retrograde motion so the ‘2nd from’ position will come around 16.5yrs and then repeat every 18yrs.
  • Rahu will give unfavourable results when he transits the 9th house from his birth position. He is the same as Ketu, stays for 1.5yrs in one sign. The ‘9th from’ position will come for the first time at about 4.5yrs of age and then repeat every 18yrs.
  • Jupiter’s transit is unfavourable in the 3rd house counted from his birth position. He stays for 1yr in one sign. This ‘3rd from’ position will happen around the 2-3 yrs and will repeat every 12yrs.
  • Mars is unfavourable in the 7th house transit from his birth position. He stays for about 2-3 months in one sign. Except when he goes retrograde once in two years and then stays for 6mths in that sign.
  • Venus is similarly unfavourable when transiting the 6th house from his own birth position. He stays for about 2-3 months in one sign.
  • Mercury’s transit in the 4th house from his birth position is unfavourable. He stays for 1-2 months in one sign.
  • Sun when transiting the 5th house from his birth position. He stays for 1 month in one sign, and covers 12signs in one year. If you are in the habit of observing yourself, you might have noticed that the 5th month from your birth month is quite hectic and tires you out.
  • And finally Moon gives unfavourable results when transiting the 8th house from his own birth position. He stays for 2.25days in one sign.

If you follow planetary transits, take note of these positions of the planets in transit. Whatever they signify will be unfavourable for you during this typical transit period.

Saturn. If a baby is born with the birth Saturn placed at the very start of the house, then he will have a difficult time till Saturn exits that house. Whatever Saturn stands for in his chart will be restricted, denied, held back. And its deep impact will last for a life time. Saturn’s movement is quite slow, so this period can be upto 2.5yrs of life, which for a baby can be quite tedious. Time passes extremely slowly for a baby, as proved by differential maths. You might have noticed this, when you were a child, the days seemed to stretch on, the summer vacation was like a never ending break. But now you are older and time literally flies, tempus fugit.

  • eg. the rising sign is 15deg Aries, Saturn is placed at 2deg Cancer, this means that Saturn has just entered the 4th house and will remain here for about 2.5yrs more. So he will be placed ‘1st from’ his birth position for the next 2.5yrs. He will have full scope to give his unfavourable effects during this period.
  • eg. the rising sign is 15deg Aries, Saturn is placed at 29 deg Cancer, this means that Saturn will be exiting the 4th house very shortly and soon will be placed ‘2nd from his birth position’. His unfavourable effects will be limited.

My own birth Saturn is in a similar position and till the age of 2.5yrs I was a ‘difficult baby’, always crying, unable to sleep. Saturn for me, represents my karmic bindings to the other dimensions. And I do have memories of that ‘baby-hood’, I was seeing too many thing, stuff not from this dimension and it was scary, but a baby can only cry to express itself! Seeing clients can sometimes help you in resolving your own deep confusions.

The birth position is fixed at that instant of birth. After this whatever happens in the sky becomes a part of the ‘transit’ combinations. The other planets also go unfavourable periodically as per the list above, but Saturn gives the most evident effects. He is the slowest so literally grinds into and takes his time, slowly but steadily. His nature is to constrict, to reduce, to discipline, he does not show overt love etc which for a small baby/ child can have a life time impact. Saturn is fear personified. So for a new baby, Saturn remaining on in the same house as the birth Saturn is technically a ‘transit’. And Saturn is unfavourable when he transits same house as his birth house position. It is just because we never get a 1yr old baby client complaining about his nutrition/ nurture etc, that we never realise this effect. This period can be quite difficult for the baby/ small child.

If you have a small baby in the house, do keep track of the unfavourable planets transits as above, especially the ones which will occur when he is very young and cannot speak/ communicate. And if you yourself have had such intense transits when you were a baby/ small child, try to analyse them so that you can resolve your own deep seated linked issues.


Saturn and the troubles of the early childhood