The transit of Jupiter into Pisces Zodiac sign on 13.4.2022 and its effects

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The Guru – as Jupiter is commonly called – transited from Aquarius to Pisces sign on Wednesday, 13.4.2022 (Chaitra Shukla Dwadashi) at 3.45 p.m. Jupiter stays in a Zodiac sign for about 13 months. The two months in the mid of these 13 months will yield the most effective results of Jupiter. Jupiter will transit into Aries on 22.4.2023.


1. The transit of Jupiter into Pisces
and its significance according to Astrology


Its Punyakal (Favourable period) was on 13.4.2022 from 1.54 p.m. to 5.36 p.m.

Information on Punyakal

In Punyakal, chanting, donating, worshipping, etc., are virtuous and distress-relieving acts. The movement of Jupiter from one Zodiac sign to another is called the transition period. The result of sadhana (Spiritual practice) performed in the transition period is manifold. Jupiter is related to the Sattva component. People who are not able to chant during this entire period should chant at least 15 minutes before and after Jupiter’s entry into a Zodiac sign.


2. Importance of Jupiter

Jupiter is an auspicious planet and has a unique significance among all the planets. In Hindu Dharma, Gurubal (Strength provided by the Guru) is ensured in any auspicious ritual such as Upanayan (Thread ceremony), marriage, etc. According to the Scriptures, no auspicious ritual should be performed while the Guru is on the descendant. Jupiter is related to the Sattva component. This planet is associated with the Absolute Ether Principle, which is the highest of the Five Cosmic Principles. This planet is virtuous, diligent, just, compassionate, altruistic, ambitious and spiritually inclined. Gurubal has to be good for performing spiritual practice.


3. Effects when Jupiter is in the Pisces sign

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. Jupiter is the Ruler of the Pisces sign. In the Nisargkundali (The Zodia cycle begins with Aries, hence, Kundali with Aries in the first place is called Nisargkundali), Pisces falls in the Vyayasthan (Twelfth house in the horoscope). Vyayasthan is one of the 3 places in the horoscope representing the Mokshatrikon (Final triangle – 4th, 8th, 12th houses of the horoscope). In Astrology, there are ‘friends’ and ‘enemy’ signs of the planets. The rule is – when a planet is in a friendly Zodiac sign and the places in the horoscope of which it is the Ruler, it is auspicious for events in life. Since Jupiter is an auspicious planet, its Gurubal is confirmed before every ritual. It is important to have the auspicious Jupiter in the horoscope. The auspicious planet Jupiter brings success in all fields such as higher education, foreign travel, publicity, philosophy, Dharma, fame, as well as financial, religious and spiritual fields.


4. Jupiter’s positions according to the Zodiac

Jupiter enters Pisces first, then Aquarius, Capricorn, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra, Virgo, Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Taurus and finally the Aries sign.


5. Effects of Jupiter orbiting Pisces

A. Since Jupiter is the fourth, eighth and twelfth sign of Sagittarius, Leo and Aries respectively, people of these Zodiac signs, as well as people of Zodiac signs who Jupiter is approaching with a ‘Loh-paad’ (iron foot), must chant, donate, worship, etc. to eliminate distress.

B. Jupiter is the first, third, sixth and tenth for Pisces, Capricorn, Libra and Gemini signs respectively, hence, chanting, donating and worshipping during the Punyakal beget merits and eliminate distress.

C. Jupiter has come to Leo, Libra and Pisces with a ‘Suvarna-paad’ (golden foot), and its result is anxiety. The result of Guru, which came with a golden foot, is anxiety.

D. Jupiter has come to Aries, Cancer and Sagittarius with a ‘Roupya-paad’ (silver foot), and its result is auspicious.

E. Jupiter has come to Gemini, Scorpio and Aquarius on a ‘Taamra-paad’ (copper foot), and its result is Shriprapti, meaning, attainment of money, wealth, etc.

F. Jupiter has come to Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn with a ‘Loh-paad’ (iron foot), and its result is suffering.

(Courtesy : Datey Almanac)


6. Spiritual practice to be performed during the transition of Jupiter

6A. Donations for relieving distress

Gold, bronze, topaz, green gram, horse, sugar, yellow cloth and yellow flowers.

6B. Number of chants


6C. Use a golden Idol of the Guru for worship.

6D. Pouranic (Scriptural) mantra of Jupiter

देवानां च ऋषीणां च, गुरुं काञ्चनसंनिभम् ।

बुद्धिभूतं त्रिलोकेशं, तं नमामि बृहस्पतिम् ।। – Navagrahastotra, Shloka 5

Meaning : I pay obeisance to Jupiter (Guru), the Guru of Deities and Sages, intellect incarnate and Lord of the three worlds.

6E. The resolve to worship and donate a golden Idol of Jupiter

6E 1. The resolution of donation

‘मम जन्मराशेः सकाशात् अनिष्टस्थान-स्थित-गुरोः पीडापरिहारार्थम् एकादश-स्थानवत् शुभफलप्राप्त्यर्थं सुवर्ण-प्रतिमायां बृहस्पतिपूजनं तत्प्रीतिकरं  दानं च करिष्ये ।

Meaning : To remove the affliction of the Guru which is in an inauspicious position in my Kundali (Horoscope) and that it should be the eleventh position in the horoscope, that is, he should be the one who bestows auspicious results, I worship a golden Idol of Guru and donate.

Note – Name the item you want to donate.

6E 2. Meditation

अहो वाचस्पते जीव सिन्धुमण्डलसम्भव

एह्यङ्गिरससम्भूत हयारूढ चतुर्भुज ।

दण्डाक्षसूत्रवरद कमण्डलुधर प्रभो

महान् इन्द्रेति सम्पूज्यो विधिवन्नाकिनां गुरुः ।।

Meaning : O’ Vachaspati ! You were born in the Milky Way. You are immortal. Son of Angiras, you are riding a horse. In your three hands, you hold a rod, a rosary, and a kamandalu. Your fourth hand is in a posture of bestowing. You are great. You are the Master of Knowledge. You are the Guru of Deities. We worship you ritually.

6E 3. The importance of donating

बृहस्पतिप्रीतिकरं दानं पीडानिवारकम्।

सर्वापत्तिविनाशाय द्विजाग्याय ददाम्यहम् ।।

Meaning : After donating to Guru Maharaj, all distress and calamities get eliminated. I am donating to such a great Brahman.


7. The importance of spiritual practice
in the inauspicious position of the planets

If the planets in the Gochar (Transit) horoscope (Horoscope based on the current positions of planets) are in an inauspicious position, one who does not perform spiritual practice is likely to suffer more. Conversely, one who performs spiritual practice does not suffer much from the malefic effects of the planets due to sattvikata generated. If there is more trouble during this period, chant ‘Shri Gurudev Datta.’ The Guru’s Purana Mantra given above can also be recited.

One characteristic of Spirituality is that the spiritual progress is faster due to spiritual practice performed in the adverse times than in the favourable times. Therefore, seekers should pay attention to increasing their efforts in spiritual practice without letting their minds be affected by the malefic planetary position.

– Mrs Prajakta Joshi (Jyotish Phalit Visharad, Vastu Visharad, Anka Jyotish Visharad, Ratnashastra Visharad, Ashtakvarga Visharad, Certified Dowser, Ramal Shastri, Handwriting Psychoanalysis Shastra Visharad and Hastasamudrik Prabodh), Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay, Goa.

Gains from Munja and Gurubal

From 13.4.2022 to 21.4.2023, Jupiter is in the Pisces sign, meaning, its own house. Gurubal is excellent for all Zodiac signs (Note). Therefore, if you want to perform Munja (Thread ceremony) in this period, you gain from it because the Gurubal is good.

Note – Sagittarius and Pisces are 2 Zodiac signs of the Guru Principle. As a result, Jupiter in Sagittarius and Pisces signs belongs to its own house.

(Courtesy : Datey Almanac)

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