Jupiter represents your confidence and vitality, and symbolizes growth, optimism, success, and generosity. Astrologers look at your Jupiter to find your opportunities for expansion and success, as well as to see how you may use your higher mind and education, faith, religion, or philosophy to achieve those goals.
Jupiter can be excessive: This is the planet of overweight, overindulgence, and overextension. But your expansive and optimistic Jupiter will always reveal how you grow and change.
The father of all gods and men, a Jupiter archetype can be found in every type of mythology. Because it's always expansive, generous, and cheerful, it should come as no surprise that the Jupiter archetype most familiar to western cultures is Santa Claus. That's right-jolly old St. Nick!
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