©9-25-2010, revised 1/2012 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
This test for Jupiter is part of a series designed to measure and compare the strength of the planets in your astrology chart. These tests assign point values to various features of the birth. (In order to find them, you’ll need to be at least an intermediate student or know one who can do it for you.) In each category used, add the total score of all the factors that apply to that item, and write the total on the blank. Then add all the items up to find out how your Jupiter ranks.
Would you be considered a Jupiterian—or Jovial—type? You would if Jupiter and the sign Sagittarius are strong in your birth chart. Jupiter rules the sign Sagittarius, so you’re Jupiterian if you have Sun, Moon, Ascendant, Midheaven or several planets in that sign or the 9th house strongly featured. Perhaps the strongest Jupiter sign of all is Jupiter in Sagittarius, since it’s in its own sign. I’ll give these chart features a score and then a description of what a strong Jupiter says about you.
NOTES ABOUT SCORING: Here are the orbs I use for aspects and that I use in these tests: 8° for a conjunction or opposition, up to 6° for a square or trine, 3° for the minor aspects. The only exception would be a conjunction or opposition to the Midheaven or Ascendant, and, using the Gauquelin research, that is 10°.
These are pretty standard orbs among modern American astrologers. If you’re using a chart done by AstroDienst, please note that the orbs they use are wider than this and I find wider orbs not very effective in these measurements.
Here’s the Test:
____ Jupiter conjunct, square, trine, or opposite the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or Midheaven, 10 points each.
____ Jupiter conjunct, square, trine, or opposite other planets, 5 points each.
____ Jupiter in minor aspect to the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, Midheaven, or other planets, 2 points each.
____ Sun, Moon, or Midheaven in Sagittarius, 5 points each. Ascendant (chart ruler) 10.
____ BONUS: Jupiter in fire signs Sagittarius, Aries or Leo, 5 points.
____ Other planets in Sagittarius, 3 points each.
____ Sun or Moon in the 9th house, 5 points each.
____ Other 9th house planets 3 points each.
____BONUS: Part of a major configuration like a stellium, T-square, or Grand Trine, 5.
____ Add 2-5 points for each other factor you consider important, such as Jupiter aspects to the nodes or having a Node or Part of Fortune in Sagittarius or the 9th. Specify.
____Total. 0-15 low, 16-25 moderate. 26-40 strong. Over 40 off the charts! Off the charts—when was the last time you said, “I don’t know” or “I’m wrong”? (Try it–it’s good for the soul!)
Interpreting your Scores—Are you Jupiterian?
Issues for Jupiter: how we educate ourselves and others; where we push their luck; how we learn from mistakes; faith, how we seek to grow; where we seek answers to life’s bigger questions; what’s the silver lining.
No written interpretation can fully explore your individual chart, but briefly, here are some qualities you might find in someone who has a strong Jupiter vs. one with few supporting chart features.
If you had a high score, you’re an over-achiever in the matters of Jupiter: Jupiter’s sign and aspects modify the picture, but here are some of the traits you may share: enthusiasm; a good sense of humor, a desire to learn from mistakes and difficult experiences; philosopical; expansive; hopeful; an upbeat and positive outlook; a risk-taker. An excess of Jupiter energy might make you preachy or a know-it-all.
What a low score says about you: If your score is down in the single digits, you may not be optimistic and may have trouble finding faith in difficult tmes. On the other hand, you probably don’t take unwise risks or believe you know more than anybody.
So, folks, how did you do? Were the test results accurate about you and your loved ones? This is a new and simplified version of some of my older tests, so you’re my beta testers. Tell me how it went in the comments section by scrolling down past this article.
Related Posts on Skywriter:
- What Jupiterians DON’T Know–but Think They Do
- Hyperactive Jupiter Syndrome—The Down Side of an Upbeat Planet
- Readers Ask—Q & A about the 9th House
- Jupiter in the 12th—When Does Good Luck Turn Bad?
- Why Saturn has as much to do with Luck as Jupiter
- Jupiter and the Astrology of Self-Justification
- The Law of Progressive Annoyance—Mars or Jupiter?
In case you missed them, here are the other astrology tests:
- How Strong is your Sun? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Moon? Here’s the Score?
- How Strong is your Mercury? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Mars? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Saturn? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Uranus? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Neptune? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Pluto? Here’s the Score!
- From Joyce Mason: Chiron Quiz: How Strong is Your Chiron? and The Chiron Resonance Quiz: What’s Your Chi-Res Score?
- How Fixed are You? Here’s the Score!
- How Mutable are You? Here’s the Score!
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