Jupiter and purpose
I have Jupiter with Rahu in my 8th house, in Aries. I'm also very familiar with the crushing feeling of failure when the things I try to initiate don't bear any fruit. However, the nature of my chart pushes me to do it anyway. Neither of the Lords of Rahu or Ketu are doing well, so for me it's a "damned if I do, damned if I don't" type of reality.
The right thing has to do with a person's essence, the details are not important. Its based on the person's way of being. Its really our way of being that we are here to discover. Jupiter is our GOOD way of being. Its the biggest part of our way, the heaviest part that carries the most weight in this world. But its an essence, the details don't matter. So its being a loving person, or a friendly person, it doe snot matter if a person is a janitor or a banker, the important thing is that they are the loving person, etc. So jupiter with rahu is on a journey to find out what their good way of being actually is.
We once had a discussion about this Manisha, do you remember?, and I quoted La-Zi: "The more you know, the less you understand". I don´t want to in any way tease you or tell you wrong, but I feel that it´s an illustration of what your Rahu makes you feel: that the more you manage to wrap you head around philosophy and abstractions, the closer you are to the truth. But the actual truth is much much simpler, it´s right there inside of you, it´s so simple that only a child or a fool can get it. Rahu in that position makes it hard for you, but is also showing the way since it´s teaches you to surrender. To give up, to being humbled, by the end of the day, is the one path that we have.
I think that is enough on this subject. No one ever was helped by being TOLD. No one is getting helped and so it's time to drop this. We are all broken here, and we will all discover our breaks in painful ways, but once discovered, none of us need people to hammer on our breaks.
I was thinking about Jupiter today and everything that I know about him. The mythology of Brihaspati and Shukracharya and the interaction of Brihaspati’s son Kacha, helped make a connection.
Since I understand life through objects around me and mechanics better, I will equate life to a car.
If Jupiter is the creative spark within us, then it is the ignition in the car. But that is all it is. It is not the engine. The engine is Venus, our heart, where love resides. Rahu-Jupiter is like trying to get the engine to start, but coming against problems. Those problems could be anywhere from a problem with the ignition switch or a wrong key, to problems in the wiring, to the engine itself.
And so, life becomes a sequence of figuring out which part of life, or the car, is not working, and in the process gaining wisdom of other things that might come handy once the engine comes alive.
So, basically Rahu-Jupiter is trying to find that emotional connection of Venus. Have I got that right?
But since Jupiter is with Rahu, it will always take the person into unexplored territory to create an expansion within their consciousness. Does it ever stabilise and cohese into one point that one can focus upon, and not go thrashing through the jungle but stick to and follow or clear a single path?
I am trying to pinpoint where my need for that stability is coming from - my Moon in an Earth sign, or Rahu-Jupiter in an Earth sign, or whether it is my 7 of Hearts Jupiter card.