Though we may sometimes feel that “the Gods must be crazy,” we can learn to harness luck in our lives by working with Jupiter. That way, when coke bottles fall out of the sky, we know what to do with them! Jupiter, as a benefic planet, enables us to dream big, to explore reality outside of our normal boundaries and to have hope. It also inspires us to embody our highest selves and to work towards the betterment of society.

Since Sagittarius rules the lovely planet of rings, themes such as higher education, the court system, cultures around the world and belief systems can also come into play when Jupiter zooms one of our houses. Though it is possible to overdo things when the planet of expansion and growth is around, it does tend to bring a measure of luck with it, so long as we are doing the work.

When Jupiter hits the first house, it is time to develop yourself, to find out who you really are. Honing talents and skills is a wise use of a Jupiter transit as it moves through the house of self. Since the 7th house is opposing, you may also draw in luck and resources from those you meet in partnership.

Now is a great time to achieve your goals for you feel uplifted and confident. Just beware of being too self-indulged or overbearing. If you become too full of yourself, you might find that the Gods aren’t favoring you as much as you’d like. That’s when coke bottles rain down from the sky, instead of a raise. Remember, Jupiter will square the mid-Heaven as it transits through the first house…so to get ahead, drop the childish, indulgent attitude.

Since Jupiter is currently in Virgo, getting “lucky” also means rolling up your sleeves to get the work done. Precision, detail, skill, analytical abilities and service are ways of harnessing the true gifts of this earthy, reality-bound God. Being benevolent towards others can also bring good juju into your life.

Another means of harnessing luck as Jupiter tours the first house is to take immaculate care of your body. Natural health remedies and a whole food diet are perfect for healing what ails you. Care should be taken with all aspects of your health, but extra attention should be paid to intestinal and liver health. “Luck” in healing comes from detoxification programs, organic foods and using mind-body-spirit practices to lift your attitude so that you can trust in what life delivers. Since Jupiter does tend to expand whatever it touches, it also pays to be mindful of weight gain as it tours the ascendant or house of body. Vitality and health can be yours when Jupiter moves through this realm, but like all “luck,” personal effort will aid in achieving favorable results.

For those with transiting Jupiter moving through the first (Virgo rising folks), keep an eye on March 9th, 2016. A powerful eclipse will be happening in your 7th house, opposing your Jupiter transit. Plant seeds now for happy, beneficial partnerships so eclipse season enables you to reap your harvest (Jupiter in Virgo). What do you need to do to form better long-term relationships with lovers, close friends and business partners? Since this eclipse will square any natal planets you have in the 4th or 10th house, it would be wise to think about how your interactions are impacting others for these partnerships could make or break your career and have an impact on your home life as well.

The Gods aren’t really crazy. We always get exactly what we need in our lives to bring us greater wisdom or to open up new vistas. Understanding how Jupiter works, however, could help us to harness its power as a benefic planet. That way we can place a better order with the Universe so we get more of what we desire.

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