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Guru or JupiterIn the solar system, Guru, Brihaspathi or Jupiter as his popularly known occupies the second largest position after the Sun. Jupiter is revered as celestial preceptor of the Gods.


Astrologically, his origin is traced to the sky. He faces east- ward, and lords over a region called Sindhudweepa. Born into Angirasa gotra his birthday falls in the year Angirasa, Vaisaakha month on Ekadashi (Thursday)of Shukla paksha. His birth star is uttara. He presides over Dhanus (Saggitarius) and Meena (Pisces) rashis. He is at his best in Karkaata rashi. Guru spare runs for a year in each house of the zodiac. The day when guru shifts his house, there is pushkara in the respective rivers for a twelve day period. This is considered to be a holy time when people take a dip in the said river. This year Guru entered the house of Taurus and there was Pushkara for the river Narmada.

Guru reigns over for a span of sixteen years. Guru showers worldly- wisdom, progeny, prudence, propriety, benevolence and honesty. Guru when joins Sun, spells out an inauspicious time- lag called Guru moudhyam. Guru favors gold, turmeric, horses, books, sugar, ghee, yellow-colored cloth, honey, Chrysanthemum, marigold and all yellow-coloured flowers. To appease this planet it is recommended to give away Bengal gram in alms.

The Yellow-coloured precious germ called Pushyaraaga studded in the ring is capable of warding off the malefic effects of Guru. Guru showers all his blessings to the signs residing in the houses 2, 5, 9 & 11 especially to 5 & 9.
The biggest of all the planets in the solar system, the gravitational pull of Jupiter is two and half times greater than that of the earth. Guru befriends Ravi and Kuja, neutral to Shani and is hostile to Budha and Shukra.

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