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Psychic inflation:

 

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Introduction to Transcendental Planets:

 

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Mars:

 

Jupiter:

 

Saturn:

 

Uranus:

 

Neptune:

 

Pluto:

 

Nodes, Travel, and the "Triple-zero" Transcendental:

 

Appendices:

 

Additional biographies and events:

 

Bibliography:

 

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Transcendental Jupiter

Energy is Eternal Delight.
One thought fills immensity.
You never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
–William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.

Core meaning:

Jupiter corresponds to the diastole: the dilation of cosmic energy, resulting in the expanding universe and the spread and replication of life forms, as opposed to the systole of Saturn: the constriction of energy, resulting in the con­traction of the universe. In their extreme cosmogonic expressions, Jupiter symbolizes the dominance of the life force over matter, while Saturn corresponds to the domi­nance of matter over life. When the two are working together, however, it is through Saturn that Jupiter’s cosmic consciousness will assume a material form and structure, while it is through Jupiter that Saturn’s “matter” is ennobled with the presence of a “higher mind.” Psychologically, Saturn symbolizes yang energy rigidly fixed and cling­ing to stabilized, conservative, predicable expressions of consciousness, while Jupiter seeks to enlarge the intrapsychic scope, perspective, and horizon so that a wider range of yin consciousness may prevail.
        In its most evolved form, Jupiter expands the emotional range of the soul, moving beyond the interpersonal soul (Venus) to an expansion of philosophical, moral, religious, or visionary insights.1 When astrologers speak of the “higher mind” of Jupiter, they are referring to a higher yin consciousness that unfolds from the merely personal (Moon) or interpersonal exchange of intimacy (Venus) to a broader feeling of connectedness to collective soul expressions handed down through the ages (Jupiter). As we shall see, culture, art, spiritual doctrines, philanthropy, ethical awareness, and philosophical systems all play a key role in the Jupiter symbolism.
        Through Jupiter, we embody a soulful social role. This involves carrying out a function that dispenses from some vast storehouse of cultural resources, such as judge (dispenser of moral or ethical knowledge), professor (dis­penser of cultural knowledge), priest (dispenser of codified religious insight), or holy man (dispenser of inner spiritual wisdom). By participating in such yin-oriented social roles, the personal soul is expanded through its encounter with the “codi­fied wisdom of the ages.”2
        In this enriching soul-expanding process, we are linked to broader collective values: moral wisdom, feelings of collective justice, and empathy for the larger social order. Through the indi­vidual who works for the advancement of this larger order–particularly in his call for “justice” or in his promotion of a social value in need of further development–the collective cultural soul is itself expanded. Ultimately, such experiences are codified into the traditions and laws that define the norms of expected behavior within a social group (Saturn). (An example: Abraham Lincoln, with Primary Jupiter, whose belief in eradicating slavery represented an “ethical vision” (Jupiter) that was eventually absorbed into the “enforced social code” [Saturn] of the day.)3 As we have seen, the experience of linking one’s ethical beliefs to a broader cultural tradition is a keynote of the Jupiter effect. The transformation of such positive beliefs into codified norms foreshadows the next stage of yang development, symbolized by neighboring Saturn. In this manner, Jupiter precedes Saturn in the sym­bolic solar system, as Jupiter’s “visions” eventually become incorporated into Sat­urn’s laws and governmental institutions.

Improper manifestation of the energy:

Jupiter rules “overgrowth” and “overexpansiveness.”4 In biology, the cancerous proliferation of cells that widen their “sphere of influence” without regard for the final consequence of such growth corresponds to the negative manifestation of an overactive Jupiter. Jupiter also rules the principle of psychological inflation or hubris. The latter will manifest as brash, inelegant, showy displays of wealth, resources, or social connections, all of which highlights one’s ever-widening sphere of power and influence, rather than serving to broaden one’s social consciousness or enhancing self-actualization through the integration of higher levels of yin awareness.
        When someone is inflated by the principle of “growth and expansion,” relationships will be viewed as “acquisitions” or as a means of using others as sounding boards off which one resonates one’s “booming” Jupiterian presence. By “ego-identifying” with Jupiter and by hubristically acting out such pat­terns, the human experience of Jupiter–as a function that enables us to expand the breadth of the soul (and the breadth of our social role and knowl­edge)–is replaced by mere overindulgence and excess. A classic example of this is the boastful, self-indulgent epicurean, who is rich in some material way, enjoying every conceivable sensual extrava­gance, and yet who is utterly impoverished internally.
        Those who have not actualized Jupiter in a conscious manner will find themselves projectively enmeshed in unconscious attractions to those who embody such Jupiterian principles and symbols. An unintegrated Jupiter may result in a subliminal yearning to expand a region of the soul where the native senses a developmental gap in insight or awareness. When such yearning is psychologically projected, this may involve attachments to those who seem to have already integrated such classic Jupiter qualities (i.e., uninhibited growth; “dilating” soul experience; the broadening of soul by per­forming a role that mirrors an essential social value). But the unintegrated Jupiter native can fall prey to becoming a mere “acquisition” of the Jupiter-identified person, who hooks the bait by at first seeming to freely dispense with some of Jupiter’s largesse only to eventually claim possession over a person’s soul, because they are now “indebted” to the dispenser of material wealth (e.g., the patron who displays a patronizing attitude); the provider of spiritual knowledge (e.g., the cult leader who infantilizes his followers); or the promoter of feel-good experi­ences that the native feels incapable of providing for himself.
        Another improper Jupiter expression is exhibited in the personal identification with the puer aeternus or “eternal youth”: a Peter Pan who shuns all limitation and who seeks to express the limitless, ever-widening poten­tial for unrestrained experience (in particular, the expression of joyful, soulful expansiveness). This figure is diametrically opposed to the archetypal senex: an authoritarian figure who espouses laws of social restraint, disci­pline, and measure, and the imposition of duty and responsibility–especially as a counter­measure to this impulsive expression of unrestrained freedom of soul. (This was aptly symbolized by Blake’s “horses of instruction” (Saturn), which was opposed to his (Jupiterian) notion of the “tygers of wrath.”) By fearing the Saturnian “reality” principle, the Jupiterian puer aeternus suffers the fate of losing touch with Saturn’s earth-bound wisdom, which, when properly understood and expressed, provides us with greater free­dom of movement through the material realm.
        If he is overidentified with Jupiter’s urge for an unrestrained expression of the soul, the puer will eventually be crushed by Saturn’s demand to face the material realm and its limits. This will be enacted through an unconscious attraction to senex figures (those sober “horses of instruc­tion”): upholders of the “law,” such as police or other disciplinary forces, who formally “arrest” the puer (who is already imprisoned by his “arrested development”). Another likely scenario for the puer (especially in the more introverted subject who seeks “wisdom” rather than material largesse) is manifested in his tendency to ignore the demands of the body (the acquisition of food, shelter, clothing etc.) until a point of a hazardous “awakening” is reached. Until this happens, however, the puer may be viewed as a charming, delightful figure: one who possesses the ability to evoke an unlimited cornucopia of soulful experience.
        While the unintegrated Jupiter native may become possessed by an inner puer figure, it is also possible that he will personify the senex in a puer’s life, providing him with food, shelter, lodgings, and the surrogate acting out of those duties and responsibilities that represent the essential components of human life. Instead of fall­ing into the trap of becoming a surrogate senex for an irresponsible puer, those with an unintegrated Jupiter complex need to rekindle an awareness of the positive aspect of the puer archetype: in its positive expression, the puer is the newly reborn soul (hence, his youthful appearance, his symbols of expansiveness and growth, and his focus on experi­ence that is soulfully enriching).
        The puer is in danger of overidentify­ing with (or unwittingly personifying) collective soul issues to the detriment of his per­sonal soul development. By promulgating philosophic, artistic, or religious doctrines (Jupiter), the puer is often avoiding his personal issues of emotional well-being (Moon) or his potential for mature interpersonal feelings of intimacy (Venus). In this manner, he is overstepping early devel­opmental yin stages (Moon and Venus) in favor of a later stage of yin development (Jupi­ter). Without a secure emotional foundation (Moon), or an appropriate means of expressing feelings to others (Venus), issues concerning the larger collec­tive soul (Jupiter) cannot be properly addressed or experienced in an appropriate manner.
        The puer is therefore imagined as a winged figure who can fly, as in the “Peter Pan” story (i.e., his insights are not grounded in real human experience; he is not “down to earth”). In psychological literature, we see that puers often dream of flying or of hovering dangerously high above the ground. Lacking an emotional connection (Moon) or a means of expressing feeling-toned intimacy (Venus) with others, the pathetic figure of the puer has no other recourse than to personalize (Moon) and romanticize (Venus) his relationship to the artistic, philosophical, or cultural heritage of mankind (Jupiter). Such an inflated consciousness has no real place on the human plane: therefore, it floats up, into the ether of a groundless “philosophy,” where the puer may feel comfort­able in preaching to all and sundry–in his wonderfully detached and expansive manner–until the time comes when this detachment from the more personal drama will exact a very personal price.

Transcendental potential:

Jupiter is said to rule opportunity and good luck because, once activated, its “mind-expanding” function allows us to perceive a wealth of opportunities that may have previously gone unnoticed. By remaining open to such soul-enriching possibilities, we are more likely to engender such experience in our lives. The Jupiter com­plex helps us to create a worldly role in which the personal soul enacts a wider social or collective significance, especially through pursuing meaningful duties that expand the values of the overall culture.
        This is the key to understanding Jupiter’s relationship to figures in the world-at-large who redefine and promulgate what is socially and culturally valuable or who dispense resources from “higher positions” of authority and responsibility. By personify­ing Jupiter through a “soulful interaction with the world-at-large,” they ennoble the personal soul by broadening its power of expression. 
        Jupiter’s expansion of soulful values is based on a shared sense of cultural values within the overall society. It is experienced by the social group as “soul issues that unite a common people” (values that unite us and that connect us on a deeper spiritual level). This is expressed by the psychological-anthropological term, kinship libido. When our “libido” or psychic energy is in union or kinship with a broader cultural, social group,5 or when cul­tural institutions preserve and promulgate such values, then we may speak of the effects of the Jupiter complex, which unites as it expands awareness and meaning within the culture-at-large.6

Personalities with Primary Transcendental Jupiter:

Elizabeth B. Browning (poet who portrayed “expansive emotional and spiritual states of consciousness,” who relocated to Florence, near her Primary Jupiter); Richard E. Byrd (polar explorer who “expanded” mankind’s awareness of terrestrial outer limits); George Harrison (whose equally underaspected Mars-Jupiter frames the center of India in a narrowly focused Transcendental Midpoint-Field, reflecting Harrison’s “ardent, determined pursuit / of higher forms of consciousness” [Mars / Jupiter]; Grace Kelly ([with equally underaspected Mercury-Uranus] whose Primary Jupiter forms a Tran­scendental Midpoint-Field with Primary Mercury, extending from her ancestral homeland
in Ireland [Jupiter] to the principality of Monaco [Mercury]); Abraham Lincoln (Ameri­can president who promoted the need for a more “expansive ethical and philosophical vision in society” and who helped to preserve the “expanding” Union rather than permit its Saturnian contraction); Friedrich Nietzsche (influential “philoso­pher” whose “higher-mind” formulations “expanded the terrain of modern philosophical thought”); Auguste Rodin (born near Primary Jupiter in Paris; who gained the “support of a patron” in the person of the influential Turquet, the undersecretary of fine arts, who “granted” him a studio in Paris, where he worked for the remainder of his life).

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Keynote phrases for Jupiter:

•Wisdom gained through “increased access to soulful resources.”
•The enactment of a meaningful role that expands the cultural and spiritual values of society.
•Linking personal or interpersonal values to broader ethical and spiritual wisdom, to feelings of collective justice, or to a concern for the larger social order.
•The progression of yin from the interpersonal values of Venus to the shared sense of cultural values within the social aggregate (“soul issues that unite a common people”). Psychologically, this is expressed by the psychological-anthropological term, kinship libido.
•The growth potential in all living and nonliving things.
•The further evolution of yin consciousness in the symbolic solar sys­tem.
•In Indian astrology, Jupiter corresponds to the teacher or ‘”guru”: “one who transmits knowledge.”7
•Yin energy expressed as the collective soul.

1. “Together, the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter represent successive stages in the evolution of consciousness ...”; “Neptune completes the sequence of the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter ...” Moore; Douglas, Astrology, The Divine Science, p. 43.
2. Traditionally speaking, however, Jupiter is usually considered a “male” or yang planet, although here we have taken a different point of view.
3. “Jupiter is the ideology behind government and provides the universal principles which serve as the reason why laws should be created in the first place.” Oken, As Above, So Below, p. 292.
4. See Millard, Casenotes of a Medical Astrologer.
5. Feelings that promote union on a one-to-one basis are ruled by the Moon or Venus, but here we are speaking of a collective sense of union within the culture-at-large.
6. Carl Jung defines kinship libido as the need to “establish the original family relation on a spiritual level.” As marriage moved from couplings within the tribe to those with neigh­boring tribes and finally to those with complete strangers (the Jupiterian expansion of the social fabric), the need to reestablish a “spiritual clan” was intensified. “We [moderns] have a neurosis because the endogamous libido is not satisfied.” Therefore, “the analyst becomes the maternal uncle [or mother, brother, sister, wife, husband etc.], and instinc­tively the spiritual clan is established on a spiritual level. The patient and analyst are also the carriers of civilization because [through the transference] they establish the big family of primitives in which all are relatives.” “The Self is a collective idea, which the Hindus call ‘conglomerate soul,’ built out of many souls as it were […] We are related to each other through the Self …” While Jupiter symbolizes a soulful yin connection as expressed socially or culturally, Neptune, a more transpersonal mani­festation of yin, symbolizes a “conglomerate soul,” i.e., the transcultural aggregate of souls. The Self archetype (the union of the ego with the transpersonal or sacred absolute) is the ideal synthesis of each planetary energy: a “circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere,” i.e. the com­plete, ideal horoscope; an infinite zone of archetypal energy and potential. Jung’s remarks are cited in Jung, My Mother and I. The Analytic Diaries of Catherine Rush Cabot, Jane Cabot Reid, ed., pp. 531-532.
7. Dreyer, Indian Astrology, pp. 91-92.

Additional Jupiter quotes:

The habit of knowledge
is not human but divine.
(Heraclitus.)

Men will not believe because they will not broaden their minds.
(C. Chesterfield.)

He that travels far knows much.
(Proverb.)

Whom God loves, his bitch brings forth pigs.
(Proverb.)

 

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