Zeus in Greece, Jupiter in Rome, was the supreme deity of magnificent ancient pantheons.
Known as the god of wisdom and justice, thunder and lightning, Jupiter was much adored and admired in the ancient times.
Similarly, the planet Jupiter is considered the greatest benefic amongst astrological planets.
Associated with expansion and growth, fortune and prosperity, progress and wealth, no doubt one would call this gentle astrological giant a star of fortune.
The First House in Astrology
Many astrologers would agree on the claim that the First House was the most important astrological house.
Well, there is truth in such a claim, although we have to bear in mind that all houses were important, because one’s natal chart and astrological destiny are wonderful and unique mixture of many components.
Each house plays a role or, rather, planets in all the houses do so. Even empty houses manifest in a specific way.
The reason to consider the First House as the most important one is the fact that this is, by far, the most personal house, in terms of one’s core personality, traits, appearance, attitude and reputation. This is the house of the native’s identity.
This house tells about our essential characteristics and of our most important potentials. This house is even related to the circumstances of our birth.
As such, the first field of the astrological chart tells, in a way, what could become of us. This is the house of all our motivational energy, our self-confidence and self-integrity. It is an Ego house, so to say.
Depending on planets you find inside your first astrological house, your character and temperament would develop in one direction or another.
More likely, it would be a mixture of directions. This house defines one’s attitude towards the life as it is. This house also defines our reputation or, to be truer, it reveals the potentials regarding our reputation.
At last, all the planets in the First House will manifest in a specific way, depending on the aspects they form. This is associated even with one’s physical appearance.
1st House Emphasized
So, what happens if the native has more planets in the First House and/or some rather impressive aspects there to be found there?
People with an emphasis on the First House are known to be influential, incredibly charismatic, bold, self-confident and proud, but also generous, benevolent, very open and friendly. They know how to care about themselves and they rarely need help.
Instead, they could be the ones to offer support and guidance, as these people are great initiators, great inspirers, motivators and leaders. They are born to lead, but they do it through their enthusiasm and charisma.
They do not have to be aggressive to be efficient leaders, on the contrary. They easily win people over, as they are people of action, people who look into the future boldly and with unconquerable optimism.
However, that was one side of the coin. Aspects could turn out troublesome, so people with a ‘bad’, to say, emphasis in the first field could become forcing, arrogant, disdainful, aggressive, imposing their opinions, egotists and tyrants. It depends on the planets and on the aspects, of course.
There are also cases in which there were unfavorable aspects that have a completely opposite effect, so such ones lack self-esteem, self-love, self-respect and else.
As you could clearly see, it is always a tricky thing, houses, planets and aspects trio. As each house represents a field of life, a segment of one’s whole person, each is important. The First House might be understood as the core of it all, just as the Sun represents one’s essential self, so to say.
Let us find out more about Jupiter, before we ‘put’ it into the First House. Later on, we shall see how the lucky planet manifests its energy when in the first field.
Jupiter in Mythology
Jupiter was an ancient Italic deity of the sky, weather, rain and lightning, the supreme god of the Roman pantheon.
The cult of Jupiter was the most important one in the ancient Rome; it had a tremendous political and state significance. In the early days of his worship, new functions were attributed to this deity.
Besides being the mighty god of thunder and lightning, Jupiter was also the god of victory, law and order between the individual, the people and the state.
In the ancient Greece, Jupiter was known as Zeus. Zeus was the supreme god of the Olympian pantheon, the father of gods.
He has overthrown his titan father Cronus and shared the rule over the world with his two brothers, the mighty sea god, Poseidon and the silent god of the realm of death, Hades. Poseidon and Hades are known as Neptune and Pluto in Roman mythology.
Jupiter or Zeus was considered the protector of justice and righteousness. He was the highest and the mightiest judge, who would deal justice over the realms of both gods and men.
Jupiter was associated with prosperity, wealth, with righteous and harmonious life and his cults were very strong. He was the god protector, the one that brings fortune to the good, righteous and the just.
He is the one to give power to kings and rulers, great human leaders of the ancient world. By his allowance, blessing and power a king may rule the land.
Jupiter seals and preserves oaths people make and sees to maintain the order in the world. His supervision is not a cruel, limiting one; Jupiter is, indeed the deity associated with progress and prosperity.
Jupiter in Astrology – Planets in Houses
The same is with the planet Jupiter. This giant of the Solar system is a gentle giant, if we take the astrological point of view. Jupiter is the planet of luck and fortune.
Some call it a lucky planet and a protective one. Jupiter is the planet associated with the concept of expansion, in contrast to Saturn, his neighboring planet of restriction, limitation and stagnation. In Jupiter, the Soul is above the material world.
Jupiter is associated with mercy, generosity and wisdom. In natal horoscopes and natives’ characters, this planet creates the sense of justice, goodness and morality. This is also the planet of knowledge and wisdom, especially when it comes to the concept of expansion.
It is associated with higher education, which eventually gives one the opportunity to expand in the material sense, as well. Jupiter has a positive influence over both the abstract and the material, in that sense.
This planet is also associated with distant travels, with foreign countries and foreign people, which is also closely in touch with the idea of expansion. Jupiter inspires growth and progress, in any sense.
People who are under its strong influence are all kinds of gurus, priests, spiritual guides, teachers, philosophers, people in high places, such as judges, ministers, people of law and else. This planet has to do with titles.
Jupiter is the planet of faith, religiousness, philosophy, wisdom, higher knowledge, the belief in fortune and fortunate circumstances. Those who have this planet prominent in their natal charts and in a good aspect are said to have been born under the lucky star.
It seems they were naturally lucky, so they do not need to invest much effort into reaching some high positions. They deserve it, anyway.
This is an incredibly positive planet, the greatest benefactor of the zodiac circle. The most benefic Jupiter could present in a bad way, though, just as any other planet.
Knowing your limits could be the problem, as this is the planet of expansion, which is, in itself, a good thing. If aspects were not favorable, it could turn into over-expansion.
Over-expansion leads to all kinds of problems, but this greatly depends on a specific aspect and the other planet involved.
Jupiter in the First House – Jupiter in 1st House
Jupiter in the first, angular and a Fire field indicates an incredibly charismatic personality. We could call the people who have Jupiter in the First House natives with a grandiose charisma.
These natives are typically charismatic, as we have said, very enthusiastic, extroverted and amazingly positive. This is the native worth of talking in superlatives. Besides all this, people with Jupiter in the first field are laidback, relaxed and friendly.
These natives are people you could approach anytime. They may know how big they were, but they would never seek a way to use it against someone. They are kind hearted and benevolent. In turn, rarely one would wish them any harm.
These people are natural, open to people, very polite and positive, intelligent and wise, but not a know it all type of people. They would gladly share what they know, without playing a smartass.
They are also very adaptable and resourceful. They rarely complain about anything. Jupiter in the First House makes one naturally lucky, but also naturally adaptable to changes, to various circumstances and different environments.
They get along with people from many different social and cultural backgrounds. Their attitude towards life is ultimately and only positive.
Of course, we speak about an ideal scenario and an isolated aspect, which is impossible to be that way in reality. Jupiter in the First House is only one element in a complex pattern of a native’s natal chart.
However, if you have Jupiter in your First House and in favorable aspects, it would impressively affect your life in the most positive way. Sometimes you will truly consider yourself born under the lucky star.
Jupiter in 1st House – Growth through Relations
People who have Jupiter in the first field easily get along with others. They are open for collaboration, for making deals, including compromises, for communication.
They know how to listen, but they are not easily influenced by others. They work incredibly well with people who share an idealistic and visionary view on life. Jupiter always supports progress and expansion.
These natives are also ready to make compromises, which is another good thing.
Jupiter in the First House natives usually leave a very positive impression. Others experience them as open, friendly, benevolent and self-confident people who know much about the world. They are considered supportive, protective and very reliable.
In family relations, romantic or friendly relationships, Jupiter First House people are seen as full of empathy, compassion, tolerance and understanding. They feel great being there for their loved ones; it is never a burden to a First House Jupiter.
They attract people easily and they attract good ones, if we could say so. They maintain healthy and fruitful relations with people, in terms of each segment of life, be it their professional environment, their social circles, friends, family or a partner. When it comes to love, one would easily fall for them.
They are loyal and dedicated lovers who would never hesitate to show how much they care. They are the least suspicious and jealous of all the Zodiac representatives.
These people grow through relations they nurture. They enjoy exchange with other people.
For example, they usually like to travel to distant places and to meet foreign people. It is common that they establish a professional correspondence with people far flung colleagues and such.
They enjoy interaction, although they are quite independent and would not suffer in lonelier phases of life. Their faith in people and positive outcome keeps them going.
Jupiter in the First House – Expanding Knowledge
People with Jupiter in the First House always work on themselves. They would never neglect their potentials, once they discover those. They enjoy learning and aspire towards high educational degrees.
They do it in their natural pace, without rush, without any tension and pressure. They are very intelligent and wise, usually interested into philosophical matters, but also into religion, faith, ethics and morality, law and order and so on.
Justice and truth are very important to these people; they are valiant ones. They search for truth and wisdom; what is more important, they search for their own truth. These people are great individualists, but not the arrogant type that would undermine others.
Ok, it could happen, if aspects were really bad. With good aspects, Jupiter in the First House gives a person of great intellectual capacity and the willingness to use it.
They learn not only through conventional educational systems, but also through alternative paths, through immediate experience and, most importantly, their relations with people.
They feel comfortable almost everywhere and, somehow, they always remain free and independent. They are highly competent to make a life for themselves by using their wisdom, their strength, effort and charisma.
Jupiter in 1st House – Grandiose Optimism
However, the most important trait of these people, one that encircles all else, is their grandiose optimism, their inexhaustible source of positive energy. These people believe.
They believe in good in people, they believe in the world and, most importantly, they believe into themselves. They have faith and it does not matter much which confession did they chose or whatsoever. Jupiter in the First House gives birth to a grandiose spirit.