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ZEUS, or Jupiter, is more than lord of air. He is the heir of Saturn, and the Father of the Gods. In him is to be found the principle of human generation and of the joy of life. The nine moons which surround Jupiter are the nine months of gestation. The vast body and glory of this planet are the marvel of the sky. Neptune, Uranus and Saturn are somewhat sinister, solitary and austere. Their remoteness has something inhuman. But great Jupiter swings grandly {356} and joyously in his orbit, divine indeed, but warm toward man in his normal life, protector of the hearth and also of the shrine. 

There is no strife or turmoil in Jupiter; only victory, success and the rewards of success. But he is a Protean God; to attain his end he cast veils over the eyes of those whom he would bless. To one he appears as a bull, to another as a swan; again is he perceived only as a dove, or as a shower of gold. These fables contain the truth enshrined in that wonderful hymn “God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform” 

Now, then, let us fix Jupiter in our minds as man in authority. He is the father blessing his children, but also he chastises them. He is the judge to acquit, but also to condemn. He is the Bishop at mass, but he has bell, book and candle at his need. Yet all these functions, properly considered, are benefic. The father desires to train, the judge to reform, the bishop to save. If we are afflicted by Jupiter, it is for our own good. 

Great is Jupiter, firm, four-square, unshakable in his mighty course. Behold him lord it over the sky at night, a blaze of gold and azure. Venus never moves far from the Sun; there is a twilight star. But Jupiter leaps upon the saddle of midnight, like a warrior king on his black mare. 

To one who loves Jupiter his grace is urgent, returning tenfold all adoration. Blessings flock about his feet as dogs greet their master at his homecoming. Success rides laughing at his right hand, and on his left is Love. Before him Fame stalks forth with silver trumpet, and the invisible hosts of power follow his footsteps. 

And here is danger – the danger of plethora. Even Jupiter may sit too long at the banquet; the friend of Jupiter may occupy himself with things too earthy to be permanent. It is important for each of us to emphasize the noble and the religious aspects of Jupiter. He is in a dangerous position, between the leaden Saturn and the iron Mars. His true relations are Venus and the Sun and Mercury, and they are far off. He represents the utmost height of achievement merely human, and thus may fall by success into desuetude, or by failure into heaviness of wrath. 

Remember that, though Jupiter is supreme, there are three spheres beyond. This is the summit of life, but in life is more than life, for beyond life is death, and beyond death new life, – strange, {357} mystical, and glorious. When you have touched success, aspire to that which is above; and, as to the blessings of this earthly life, let it be your pleasure to shower them on those that have need of them. 

So shall you fulfill the divine economy; so shall you attain the holy mountains whose snow-pearls glitter beyond the peaceful river of the fullness of life.

Introduction | THE SUN SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | The Sun | The Sun in the Signs | The Sun in Aries | The Sun in Taurus | The Sun in Gemini | The Sun in Cancer | The Sun in Leo | The Sun in Virgo | The Sun in Libra | The Sun in Scorpio | The Sun in Sagittarius | The Sun in Capricorn | The Sun in Aquarius | The Sun in Pisces | Periods When The Sun Will Be Afflicted by Uranus | Periods When The Sun Will Be Beneficently Aspected by Uranus | Periods When The Sun Will Be Afflicted by Saturn | Periods When The Sun Will Be Beneficently Aspected by Jupiter | THE MOON SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | The Moon | The Moon in the Signs | The Moon in Aries | The Moon in Taurus | The Moon in Gemini | The Moon in Cancer | The Moon in Leo | The Moon in Virgo | The Moon in Libra | The Moon in Scorpio | The Moon in Sagittarius | The Moon in Capricorn | The Moon in Aquarius | The Moon in Pisces | MERCURY SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Mercury in the Signs | Mercury in Aries | Mercury in Taurus | Mercury in Gemini | Mercury in Cancer | Mercury in Leo | Mercury in Virgo | Mercury in Libra | Mercury in Scorpio | Mercury in Sagittarius | Mercury in Capricorn | Mercury in Aquarius | Mercury in Pisces | VENUS SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Venus in the Signs | Venus in Aries | Venus in Taurus | Venus in Gemini | Venus in Cancer | Venus in Leo | Venus in Virgo | Venus in Libra | Venus in Scorpio | Venus in Sagittarius | Venus in Capricorn | Venus in Aquarius | Venus in Pisces | MARS SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Mars in the Signs | Mars in Aries | Mars in Taurus | Mars in Gemini | Mars in Cancer | Mars in Leo | Mars in Virgo | Mars in Libra | Mars in Scorpio | Mars in Sagittarius | Mars in Capricorn | Mars in Aquarius | Mars in Pisces | JUPITER SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Jupiter in the Signs | Jupiter in Aries | Jupiter in Taurus | Jupiter in Gemini | Jupiter in Cancer | Jupiter in Leo | Jupiter in Virgo | Jupiter in Libra | Jupiter in Scorpio | Jupiter in Sagittarius | Jupiter in Capricorn | Jupiter in Aquarius | Jupiter in Pisces | The Effects of Jupiter on Vocation | SATURN SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Saturn in the Signs | Saturn in Aries | Saturn in Taurus | Saturn in Gemini | Saturn in Cancer | Saturn in Leo | Saturn in Virgo | Saturn in Libra | Saturn in Scorpio | Saturn in Sagittarius | Saturn in Capricorn | Saturn in Aquarius | Saturn in Pisces | URANUS SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Uranus in the Signs | Uranus in Aries | Uranus in Taurus | Uranus in Gemini | Uranus in Cancer | Uranus in Leo | Uranus in Virgo | Uranus in Libra | Uranus in Scorpio | Uranus in Sagittarius | Uranus in Capricorn | Uranus in Aquarius | Uranus in Pisces | NEPTUNE SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Neptune in the Signs | Neptune in Aries | Neptune in Taurus | Neptune in Gemini | Neptune in Cancer | Neptune in Leo | Neptune in Virgo | Neptune in Libra | Neptune in Scorpio | Neptune in Sagittarius | Neptune in Capricorn | Neptune in Aquarius | Neptune in Pisces | Diseases of Neptune | The Problem of Death | One Hundred Horoscopes of Famous People

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