Jupiter is the planet of expansion. It is spinning so fast that it emanates more heat than it receives from the sun, the only planet that does so. It has 16 of its own satellites, making it in a sense its own miniature solar system, second only therefore to the sun. The ancients (Greeks) called it the “Great Benefic” because its influence was considered so positive.
Jupiter elevates us beyond the physical considerations of the previous four planets. Here the physical begins to transcend to the trans-personal, an aspect of Jupiter that is reflected in Chesed.
Jupiter is expansive, forward-thinking, joyful. It embraces abundance and advancement, opportunity and success.
Within Jupiter it is easy to connect with the lover’s heart, easy to care for those around us for we are so full with the positive aspects of the universe ourselves.
As with all of the relationships between planets and sephiroth, there is a close similarity between them but they are not strictly the same thing. Jupiter has a stronger masculine presence than Chesed. Chesed is more receptive, more focused on love, the love that comes out of Jupiter’s embrace of all those around.
Jupiter is the focal point of its own system of satellites, the centre, caring for all those within its influence. As does Chesed, which teaches us that we are connected with all that is within our sphere of influence and we are as impacted by those in our sphere as they are by us.
Planetary Association Chesed to Jupiter
Planetary Associations: Jupiter
a) Connect to Chesed (via our brief opening meditation below or on your own). Draw into your awareness your knowledges and experience of Chesed, your sense of it.
c) Seek places where the two correspond well, where they resonate with each other; are there any places where you feel dissonance? Make notes on the downloadable sheet above.