Inner Strength, Ideals, Consciousness
Jupiter is the ruler of the gods, and makes up (most) of the ideals of our existence. As such, at its core, Jupiter represents our compulsion to seek out the higher ideals of life: understanding, truth, justice, meaning, ethics, and other abstract values and concepts. Jupiter is a planet of exploration and expanding the borders of the soul and mind. This planet seeks a greater understanding of the world, and in order to do so studies everything; it does not focus on one thing only, but rather on learning some of everything in order to broaden its worldview.
Jupiter is the Ruler of Sagittarius, the Sun Sign associated with philosophy and learning. This goes very well with Jupiter’s association with the broadening of the mind and one’s own consciousness, and with this increase in awareness comes a sense of hope and a deepening of faith in something. Jupiter represents, then, spiritual growth as well. It is also associated with good fortune, and in particular that which comes from one’s own inner strength, optimism, and comfort.