Perhaps the biggest reason I moved from Pittsburgh to Colorado was my Jupiter moving from the 12th house to the 1st house, only 5 1/2 degrees from my Ascendant. (It also became square my Midheaven, which is a different matter.)

I first relied on an interpretation, from Mapping Your Travels and Relocation, that I had brought with me during a visit. For moving Jupiter into the first house, it said:

If more optimism, self-confidence, or vitality is your quest, you could fulfill your desire with Jupiter in the relocated first house. You may become more interested in a religion, philosophy, belief system, or set of ideals, and expand yourself personally and physically (weight gain is possible). More faith and a willingness to risk for greater gain also are possible.

That was enough for me. (And, with four years here now, I can say that most of this has come true).

Traditional astrology has considered Jupiter the great benefic, for good fortune, good luck, and just generally, gain. It can also lead to excess. David Cochrane determined through his research that “it blows everything up, makes it bigger.”

I have Jupiter on the Libra/Scorpio cusp (29 degrees Libra) which is an interesting placement for such good fortune. The Secret Language of Luck indicates that my greatest ability to manifest such luck is by “evaluating.”

After my Colorado visit, but before moving here for good, I did some soul-searching and looked up every interpretation I could find. I gravitated to The Round Art, by A.T. Mann, almost immediately. I had Jupiter on my 12th house for all of my life until 2016. Jupiter rules the 12th house (and the 9th house). The 12th house interpretation is as follows:

altruism, contentment, solitude, tolerance, capacity for enjoyment; compassionate, generous, selfless, imaginative, beneficent, charitable, visionary, indolent, wasteful.

Not bad, right? The 1st house placement is why I was willing to give this up, even though it was no longer in rulership:

frankness, honesty, leadership, travel; generous, optimistic, self-sufficient, speculative, aspiring, capable, ambitious, noble, adventurous.

The three things that were most important on that list were self-sufficient, capable, and noble. Having seen evidence of them in a seven-day visit, I realized that I wanted those things.

This was an opportunity to change, or add to, my character. I’d love to hear from you if you’ve either come from or moved to someplace where your Jupiter is in your 1st house (or if your Jupiter is in Aries). It’s the sort of thing I’d promote — why not move to Jupiter in your first house?

There are two problems — maybe somebody wants something else more. So I’m going to post houses 2 through 11. These are all The Round Art (A.T. Mann) interpretations.

2nd house Jupiter: good humor, wealth, hedonism, gluttony, comfort, trusteeship; generous, liberal, good-hearted, wasteful, over-indulgent, exploitative, jovial.

3rd house Jupiter: popularity, sociability, tact, charm, many contacts, travel; carefree, mannered, conceited, hypocritical, superficial, empty, obliging, sweet.

4th house Jupiter: receptivity, abundance of feeling, attachment, contentment, quiet pleasures, good humour; religious, prolific, just, good-natured, charitable, kindly, sociable, relaxed, intuitive.

5th house Jupiter: self-confidence, optimism, big ideas, speculation, benevolence, prestige, grandeur, prominence; lofty, vain, pretentious, wasteful, spendthrift, inflated.

6th house Jupiter: urge to learn, organization, teaching, teamwork, medicine, ambition; ethical, moral, upstanding, prudent, philosophical, discriminating, materialistic, honest, professional, thorough.

7th house Jupiter: enjoyment of social contact, justice, the Law, public work, conversation, happy marriage, reliance on others; temperate, mild, charitable, well-meaning, philanthropic, cultured, benign.

8th house Jupiter: striving for possessions and pleasures, money from partner and from others, conceit, peaceful death, sex life; pleasure-loving, self-indulgent, materialistic, subtle, proud, emotional.

9th house Jupiter: nobility, tolerance, religious and moral aspirations, broad plans, foresight; humanitarian, just, expansive, positive, good-humoured, philosophical, speculative, wasteful, extravagant, kindly.

10th house Jupiter: leadership, responsibility, material stability, good birth, authority, government and industry, correctness; constructive, capable, organized, egocentric, esteemed.

11th house Jupiter: prominent friends, patronage, help from others, good-fellowship, liberality; congenial, good humoured, humanitarian, sympathetic, philanthropic, genteel, obliging, curious.

Jupiter is in rulership in the 9th and 12th houses, in detriment in the 3rd and 6th houses, exalted in the 4th house and in fall in the 10th house. Please know that this is only ONE interpretation in one type of relocation analysis; and, although it’s worked for me about 80 percent so far, does not guarantee anything for you (e.g. just because you’re speculative doesn’t mean that you’re necessarily going to win at your speculations.)

In general, be careful and visit someplace long before you move there and try to observe things accurately. And get a good relocation astrologer to cast your chart, since there’s a whole other side to astrocartography than what I post here. But this is a good survey of overtones that are likely to color your experience.

The other problem is that most people are probably not willing to move outside their country. I personally consider it to be a bridge too far for now, and possibly ever. In the contintental United States (excluding Hawaii and Alaska) there can be a maximum of a three-house range for any planet, and often only two. My Jupiter ascending line (the cusp of the first house) cuts straight through the middle of the country — the 1st house to the west, and the 12th house to the east.

(Addendum: my Jupiter ascending line is parallel and about 150 miles west of my Saturn descending line — I have Jupiter opposite Saturn with about a 3 1/2 degree orb. If I wanted to move near my Jupiter line, I’d have to contend with my Saturn line. That doesn’t apply to you, but it’s an example of the trade-offs you might need to make or decide if they’re worth it.)

It goes without saying, “Be Safe.” In these times of COVID-19, and in general. Most people aren’t quite thinking about moving right now, but information is there for if and when you’re interested and willing.

By David Muir

David Muir recieved his PAC as a 2020 graduate of the Avalon School in Vibrational Astrology. He has been a practicing astrologer having studied astrology since 1997. He specializes in relocation astrology, particularly in terms of how both one's character and external influences change in a new location. He has interests in compatibility, and just generally “getting the necessary information out there for you,” which can entail personology as well as different interpretations in general. David writes a 2x/weekly blog in both relocation astrology and other astrological topics of interest, on

David received a BA from Carlow University in 2011 with concentrations in philosophy, writing, and political science. He does a 2x/month radio show and has lived in Denver, CO since 2016.

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