The aspects between the Sun and Jupiter in the birth chart indicate the relationship between the Self and the expansion of life. They are links of great importance for adding euphoria to life and for good social skills.
In addition, Jupiter is traditionally associated to money and to material well-being. What “money” really means here is all the resources in your environment that are available to you. Sun-Jupiter aspects represents your capacity to take advantage of such resources.
All Major Sun-Jupiter Aspects
In ancient times, any major Sun-Jupiter aspect (conjunction, sextile, square, trine, opposition) was an indicator that the native’s father would have a long life. They also believed that if the major Sun-Jupiter aspect was found in a woman’s chart, it would give her a husband who is good, benevolent, and honorable.
Sun Conjunction Jupiter
The Sun conjunction Jupiter in the birth chart indicates a fusion between the Ego and euphoria. This favors optimism and a dynamic, exuberant attitude towards the natural environment, which is often accompanied by good fortune.
Many times, it is a sign of protection and good luck. However, Sun conjunction Jupiter, alone, is not enough to indicate authentic success unless the conjunction is linked to planets governing decisiveness and reasoning.
Sun conjunction Jupiter is an optimal influence on material goods and money management, but it is necessary to carefully consider the sign and the house occupied. For example, in Virgo, Jupiter can be stingy with its blessings. In Libra, you may give away too much and end up with not enough.
The conjunction can enlarge the ego in a good-natured sense. It can make you be somewhat paternalistic and devoted to giving advice.
On the other hand, there is a tendency to be complacent in hedonism, indulging in pleasures of good food and entertainment, and being overly talkative.
Since Sun conjunction Jupiter generally indicates good protection of the fortune, this aspect is not very vulnerable to transits or negative aspects. The only implicit risk involved is the tendency to give yourself over to natural impulses without self-control.
Sun Sextile Jupiter
The Sun sextile Jupiter has the same influences as the trine, but slightly mitigated. Read the interpretation for Sun trine Jupiter, below.
In addition, ancient astrologers said that the Sun sextile Jupiter in the birth chart causes good health and good fortune in life (William Lilly in An Introduction to Astrology).
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun square Jupiter in the birth chart indicates a blockage between optimism in life and the maturity of the Self.
It is necessary to consider this aspect with particular attention to the general picture of the chart, because this aspect manifests differently depending on the type of person.
It has a different influence in a person prone to passivity than in someone with a tendency to dynamism and activity. The Sun square Jupiter can lead to hypochondria, a low desire to live, or a continuous struggle to overcome imaginary conflicts.
The personal conflict between the Self and harmonious participation in the surrounding environment and in social life often tends to be projected outward. In turn, you will find yourself in situations facing certain obstacles that actually originate within your own personality.
The apprehension and pessimism that are derived from all this are probably the real ones responsible for the “scarce fortune” that tradition attributes to this aspect. Anyhow, the Sun square Jupiter does not manifest itself in a serious way, unless other negative aspects intervene.
Sun Trine Jupiter
The Sun trine Jupiter in the birth chart gets the best of the influences of the Sun-Jupiter conjunction, so read that interpretation, above.
Sun trine Jupiter reaffirms the favors and advantages of the conjunction, while it mitigates the risks of an euphoric-hedonistic overload, leaving intact the joy of living, the happy participation in the social environment, and the optimal intuition to know how to take advantage of opportunities.
The trine is, undoubtedly, the best aspect between the Sun and Jupiter. It has, in addition, the advantage of doubling the focal points of good fortune to two areas of the chart that will sustain one another always. Because any transit to either the Sun or Jupiter will be reinforced if it is positive, or mitigated if negative.
In ancient times, the Sun trine Jupiter in a person’s birth chart was an indicator that the person would be very famous in their lifetime.
Sun Opposition Jupiter
The Sun opposition Jupiter in the birth chart emphasizes the dangers suggested by the Sun-Jupiter square, because there is an authentic conflict between the optimistic expansion and the development of the Self.
It can lead to forms of immaturity. Or, it can lead you to compensate with obsessive behavior that sometimes leads to strictness or continual discontent, or other times, a lack of self-control or a reckless waste of energy.
As Jupiter is usually associated with money, both the square and the opposition can indicate difficulties of a financial nature.
Sun opposition Jupiter puts the brakes on good humor. Above all, it limits the socialization of the individual.
Naturally, all this may be mitigated by positive aspects.
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