Jupiter is the planet of expansion, guiding the way we open our minds, build our awareness, and grow our lives, our space, and our viewpoints throughout this lifetime. Our levels of luck and the type of opportunities that come our way are directly tied to Jupiter's influence, as are our unique skills and education.
Learn all about the planet Jupiter's influences and traits with our Astrology videos:
Nickname: The Greater Benefic
Zodiac sign Jupiter rules: Sagittarius
Exalted in: Cancer
House Jupiter rules: 9th House of Faraway Places
Jupiter stays in each zodiac sign for: one year
Jupiter makes a complete trip through the zodiac: once every 12 years
Jupiter retrogrades: once every year to year and a half, with each retrograde lasting around four months
In Roman mythology, Jupiter was the King of the Gods, like Zeus in Greek mythology. He was the biggest, and the best of the best -- and not only is the planet Jupiter the largest of them all, it's also known as the "greater benefic" in Astrology, which means its influence is the most positive among all the planets.