Jupiter in Leo

LEO brings out to the full the frank, expansive, exuberant nature of Jupiter, but the materializing influence of the Sun, as Lord of Leo, is felt markedly, and therefore the religious qualities of Jupiter are not very strong. In the case of Rudolph Steiner, the only definitely religious type on our list, Jupiter is very strong, being in the ninth house near the cusp of the Mid-heaven. The Leonine materiality of Jupiter's religious nature is shown very clearly in Brigham Young, who was more of a theocratic state-builder than a truly spiritual descendant of Joseph Smith. His Jupiter has the Sun, Venus, and Mercury sextile, all accentuating this influence of Leo; Uranus, too, is sextile on the other side, {371} giving that touch of originality which has made Mormonism a living force. 

The floridity of Jupiter in Leo is well illustrated by Wagner and Swinburne. The Jupiter of Wagner has Mars in opposition, Venus and the Sun in sextile and Mercury square; an ideal combination for the production of theatrical effect. Swinburne's Jupiter has Mars in conjunction, lending an extreme passion to the higher emotions, and a trine of Venus and Mercury rendering their expression harmonious, sensuous, and lucid. There is also, however, a direct opposition of Neptune to Jupiter which gives a strain of instability and lack of balance. It must not be forgotten that the great poet was also a bitter pamphleteer and a polemical critic. 

Similar considerations apply to the Jupiter of Huxley. We are to look here not for the Science of the man, but for his religious feeling and his general outlook on life; we are to consider the man by his fireside and not in his laboratory. Saturn and Venus are sextile, giving a sort of conscientious bonhomie, and the Moon is trine; he must have been a singularly indulgent father, and tender to human weakness. A similar case is found in Arthur Balfour. As a statesman, he was callous and caustic; but he was universally beloved in private life, even by his bitterest opponents. The Sun and Venus in conjunction with Jupiter, and the Moon sextile, fully account for this radiant warmth of his private feelings; but Jupiter's position on the cusp of the house of friends makes the effect even stronger. 

As a contrast, consider Marie Bashkirtseff, with Jupiter on the cusp of the tenth house, but with no help beyond a sextile of the Moon. Fame she has had, and to spare; but her hopes were all thwarted, and her nature repressed and blighted. She was constantly trying to expand, and was invariably balked. The opposition of Mars to Jupiter was sufficient to account for the thwarting of her impulses. So, too, with Louis XVI, whose humanitarianism was so ill-suited to his period – Jupiter is conjoined with the Sun and Mercury, and their forces tend to overwhelm him. Some distant support, such as a trine, (or even the counter action of a square) seems always desirable to moderate the vehemence of a major conjunction. Henry VI was the Louis XVI of England. He, too, was {372} tender hearted at the wrong time and place. His Jupiter has a rather distant trine of the Sun; but this may have developed his religious instincts and his gentleness. Some sterner element is valuable in the emotional apparatus of a king. The late J. Pierpont Morgan had Jupiter with Mars conjoined, Neptune in opposition, and Saturn nearly square on the other side. This restricts any great outpouring of the higher emotion; Jupiter is tied down very firmly to the material plane, but on that plane he is made very strong. He is externalized, as it were, to signify good fortune within the limits of the ambition. 

The native with Jupiter in Leo is sincere, generous and magnanimous, ambitious, fond of power, often with much of the dramatic in his make-up, and usually well-fitted for success in public life. The position increases the intuition and strengthens the vitality, and it is most favorable for the development of such genius as may be indicated by the horoscope. 

The following well known persons were born with Jupiter in the sign Leo: 

Ex-President Coolidge 

Marshall P. Wilder 

Jane Addams 

George Bernard Shaw 

John Wanamaker 

General Pershing 

Charles A. Peabody 

Harrison Grey Otis 

Luther Burbank 

Bliss Carman 

John Borroughs 

The late J. P. Morgan 

For the benefit of those who are not in possession of Raphael's Ephemeris, or who are not able to interpret the symbols contained therein, the years when Jupiter is in the sign Leo are as follows: {373} 

From July 16th 1848 through August 11th 1849 

June 30th 1860 “ July 25th 1861 

June 12th ” November 15th 1872 

January 17th “ July 7th 1873 

September 27th 1883 ” January 16th 1884 

May 22nd “ October 17th 1884 

February 26th ” June 14th 1885 

September 5th 1895 “ February 29th 1896 

April 18th ” September 27th 1896 

August 19th 1907 “ September 11th 1908 

August 2nd 1919 ” August 26th 1920


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