Jupiter Transit (Guru Peyarchi) will takes place on Sunday, 08th May 2011, at 01.20 am (Tamil Kara year, month Chithirai, day 25th day, shukla Paksha Sashti tithi Punarvasu star, Nama Yogam, Thaithula Karanam, Guru hora, Naligai 48), from the zodiac sign Pisces (Meenam) to Aries (Mesham). This prediction is according to the Lahiri Ayanamsa and the time of transit may slightly vary from one almanac system (Vakkiya Pechanga) to another almanac system (Thirukkanitha Pechanga). Some almanacs predict the transit on 6th May 2011. However most accepted time of transit will be on Sunday 08th May 2011 at 01.12 pm. Jupiter will remain in Aries sign for a period of one complete year and thereafter the planet transits to Taurus sign on 16th May 2012. Though the planet Jupiter stays in Aries for one year, there will be advance course (Adhisaram) and will be taking retrograde course (Vakragathi) during 07th September 2011 to 14th December 2011.
Jupiter is named after the Roman God Jupiter (King of the Gods) and lies fifth from the sun. The atmospheric constituents of this massive and largest ‘gas giant’ are hydrogen and helium and it is considered the largest planet of our solar system with number of moons and huge magnetic field. You will be surprised to note that Jupiter is around one thousandth of sun and two and half times larger than all your planets of the solar system. The ancient astronomers took notice of this planet and this third – brightest planet was known to them well. Several scientific explorations of Jupiter with robotic spacecraft are made since from 1973: Pioneer 10 (1973), Voyager 1 and 2 (1979), Galileo spacecraft (1995 – 2003) and New Horizons spacecraft (2007).
Jupiter is well associated with religious mythologies and puranic episodes of several cultures. Roman mythology identified Jupiter or Jove as the ‘King of Gods’ and ‘the God of Sky and Thunder. Romans worshipped Jupiter along with Juno and Minerva (other well known Roman Gods) at Jupiter Optimus Maximus, a huge temple located on the Capitoline Hill.
The Hindu religion and mythology believe that the nine planets and the deities associated with them have greater influence on human life. Accordingly Vedic Hindu mythology Jupiter is known as Guru (teacher), Brihaspathy (Lord of Light) and Devaguru (Preceptor of Devas). He is considered as the son of Saint Angirasa. His consorts are Subha, Tara and Mamata. This golden colored Vedic deity appears with four hands holding a stick, a lotus flower and rosary beads. His
Vehicle is elephant. Guru is considered as the thinking person’s planet. He brings luck and fortune to very one.
Significance of Guru or Brihaspathy
According to Vedic Hindu mythology he is the Lord and ruler of:
- Gender: Masculine, Dignified and Positive
- Caste: Brahman
- Professes: Teaching of Justice, Self-illumination Honesty and Yoga.
- Ruling or Presiding Deity: Lord Indra
- Found in: Treasure Rooms
- Element: Ether (Space) – indicates growth and expansion
- Direction: Powerful in the North-East
- Season: Winter (Snow)
- Gemstone: Yellow Topaz or Yellow Safire
- Metal: Gold
- Color: yellow color,
- Grain: Wheat
- Taste: Sweet (Influences Fat body)
- Ruler of: The human blood circulation as well as organs such as liver, thighs. Fat in Human Body. Influences arthritis, diabetes, jaundice, week liver and pancreas
Astrological Significance of Guru or Brihaspathy
According to Vedic Hindu Astrology he is the Lord and ruler of:
- Day: Thursdays,
- Vedic Numerology: Rules Number Three
- Zodiac Sign (Rasi): Sagittarius (Dhanu) and Pisces (Meena)
- Constellations (Nakshatras) and Lunar Mansions of: Punarvasu, Vishakha and Purva Bhadrapada.
- Exaltation: at zodiac sign Cancer (Kataka or Karka)
- Debilitation: at zodiac sign Capricorn (Makara)
- Friendly Planets: Sun, Moon and Mars
- Hostile Planets: Mercury
- Neutral Planets: Saturn
- Identified with: Fame, Religion, Philosophy, Education, Logic, Knowledge and Teaching
- Benefic Planet in of the Vedic Hindu Astrology: Natural Benefic Planet.
- Represents: the Speech, Compassion, Generosity, Charity, Morality, Bravery, Power, and Power to Judge, Hard-work, Fame, Prosperity, Progress, Balance of past karmas and all issues relating to Marriage as well as Offspring. If Guru of Jupiter is weak in a horoscope, the result will be delayed marriage or progeny.
- Benefic Placement in Horoscope: Ascendant or Lagna and Kendra Houses (The first, fourth, seventh and tenth houses of any horoscope)
Lord Dakshinamurthy also known as Jnana Dakshinamurthy, a Yogic form or manifestation of Lord Shiva, is also known as Guru (teacher of Yoga, Wisdom and Music). The Lord rules Knowledge, wisdom and ultimate awareness. At Shiva temples you can offer prayer to Lord Dakshinamurthy at the south corridor and the deity facing south. You could pray the Lord seated under the holy banyan tree in the yogic state of abstract meditation and He also keeps instructing his disciples (sages). The two of the four hands holds snake and fire. The third hand holds the scriptures and other fourth hand shows vyakhyanamudra.
Benefic Zodiac Signs
Jupiter Transit or Guru Peyarchi of May 2011 benefic to the following zodiac signs or rasis:
1. Gemini (Mithunam), 2. Leo (Simham), 3. Libra (Thulam), 4. Sagittarius (Dhanus) and Pisces (Meenam)
Jupiter will grace with Attaining name and fame for good efforts, increased income and finances, successful career and job promotion, acquisition of property and vehicles, support from parents (father), elders, siblings and friends.
Malefic Zodiac Signs
Jupiter Transit or Guru Peyarchi of May 2011 adversely affects the following zodiac signs or rasis:
1. Aries (Mesham), 2. Taurus (Vrishabha), 3.Cancer (Karkataka), 4.Virgo (Kanni), 5.Vrischika (Scorpio), 6.Capricorn (Makara) and 7.Kumbha (Aquarius).
- Chant Guru Moola Mantra: Aum gram grim graum sah gurave namah
- Chant Guru Gayathri: Rishabadhwajaya vidhmahe gruni hasthaya dhimahi thanno Guru prachodhayath
- Offer yellow robes to Lord Dakshinamurthy
- Offer Bengal gram (Channa) mala to Lord Dakshinamurthy
- Offer Jaggery Pongal to Lord Dakshinamurthy
- Donate clothes to poor and old age people
- Donate food to the poor
- Worshipping Guru Bhagawan on Thursdays
- Wearing gem stones and or rudraksha
- Worship Lord Hanuman on Saturday.
- Worship Lord Dhakshinamurthy on Thursdays.
- Worshipping family deity
Perform Homas and Pujas on 8th May 2011 in any one of the following temples:
- Arulmigu Abathsagayeshwarar Temple, Alangudi, Near Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu (Gurusthalam)
- Arulmigu Kailasanathar (Dakshinamurthy) Temple, Govindavadi Agaram, Near Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
- Arulmigu Shanmuganathar Temple, (Arupadaiveedu) Thiruchendur, Tamil Nadu
- Arulmigu Validaayanathar Temple Tiruvalleeswarar Temple, Tiruvalidhaayam – Padi, Chennai.
- Arulmigu Vasishteswaraswamy temple Thenkudi Thittai, Near Thanjavoor, Tamil Nadu
- Arulmiku Deiva Nayakar, Chandrasekharar temple, Elimiankottur near Kadambathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. (Yoga Dakshinamurthy)
- Arulmiku Poonturutti Nathar, Pushpavana Nathar Temple, Tiruppoonturutti near Tiruvaiyaru, Tamil Nadu.
- in the yogic state of abstract meditation
- Vadagurusthalam (Asia’s highest) 96,Aparna Nagar Ayappakkam Chennai – 77
Devanam ca rishinam gurun kañchana-sannibhham
buddhi-bhutam tri-lokesham tam namami brihaspatim
(I bow down to Jupiter, teacher of gods and sages, the greatest treasure,
and the most intelligent of all creation.
Om, I bow down to Jupiter.)