Friday, January 6, 2017

Jupiter in the 11th House



The Jupiter in the houses series continues with Jupiter in the 11th House! Any planet that is placed in the 11th, as I have said a few times before, is going to be expressed in an interesting manner. The 11th House is not predictable, conventional, or linear. It’s one of the most misunderstood houses in astrology. I’m not going to sit here and talk to you about “wishes, hopes, and dreams” because I really don’t even get that description, in relation to the 11th. What this house is about is turning things upside down and defying your expectations. So, if you try to express a planet here in a “normal” way, it is going to consistently blow up in your face. Planets in the 11th require a certain detachment, a big-picture perspective, and an embrace of the unexpected.

If Jupiter represents our good fortune in life, then Jupiter in the 11th indicates a person who receives all sorts of unexpected good fortune. More than most, it’s just when you think that you’re not going to get lucky that you end up striking gold. At the same time, whenever you expect to get lucky, it just doesn’t happen. It’s the reason why 11th House Jupiter people can be very nonchalant or even blasé about the possibility of something really good happening to them. Throughout life, they inevitably learn that whenever they have this kind of mindset, it’s the moment when they become the butt of a big cosmic joke. “Things are really going to work out for me this time!” they say to themselves. Then, things strangely don’t work out for them, even if the situation is seemingly a sure thing. Yet, it might seem like others get their lucky breaks with a lot more ease, frequency, or consistency, somehow leaving you to feel left out of the loop.

Since Jupiter represents our beliefs, Jupiter in the 11th can instill this belief that weird stuff happens all the time and you often just don’t know why. Jupiter isn’t “all good”, as I will spend this series pointing out, and with Jupiter being in the 11th, you can experience an excess of very odd or very random experiences. If something is strange and out-of-the-ordinary, it is just bound to happen to you. You’ve come to really believe this, over time, and it’s why you don’t mind regularly turning things upside down in your life. There can be a sort of craziness and defiance about 11th House Jupiter people that threatens to become downright out-of-control. It’s seemingly impossible for you to follow the straight and narrow path because, somehow or someway, you are knocked right off of it. But, you may also go down a path made of non-stop zigzags that make your head spin or others’ heads spin. Jupiter is how we can go overboard and Jupiter in the 11th means that you can go overboard by creating too much chaos in your life.

You might also not have any sense of limitation when it comes to tolerating chaos in your life. The 11th House is such a haphazard place and with Jupiter here, you are all too resilient when it comes to the wackiness and insanity that can come your way. But, this also means that you might put up with too much of it. There is an element of the 11th House that I like to call “letting things happen”. There is no interference or attempts to control. Planets in the 11th are just expressed in a highly observant, nonjudgmental manner, watching all of the madness of life go by. Whatever happens just happens! But, this “shit happens” attitude is also something that can become quite excessive. Maybe you don’t take enough time to straighten up your messes or you possibly become too nonchalant when you could be doing more about it. Your set of beliefs can get to the point where they make you overly detached and this is something you have to watch out for.

On the other hand, you are capable of really benefiting from this detached mentality. The thing about Jupiter is that it’s not pure luck and there is something about you that understands that. You don’t expect to be totally showered in blessings and good fortune all the time, especially since you feel as if other people are more blessed and fortunate than you are. But, if you adopt this attitude, you will attract a lot of positive opportunities. It’s so ironic but life opens up for you when you don’t care that much about life opening up for you. Those with Jupiter in the 11th House have to remain detached from the need for everything to be great and for you to be on top of the world. The less you are concerned with things paying off for you, the more things will pay off for you. 



It will all seem random and out-of-nowhere, as if your good fortune is really just falling out of the sky. We are not in control when we are in 11th House territory. We just have to let things happen very randomly. So, putting in a lot of effort to make sure you are on top of the world is inevitably going to fall flat. In fact, a dose of cynicism or apathy in regards to your own rewards ends up working in your favor. The way I see the 11th is that it rebels against our expectations on a constant basis. So, if you resist the process of believing a full-on believer and remaining kind of skeptical or unaffected, experiences will keep coming your way to show you that, maybe, there is something wonderful out there to believe in. Life will keep proving you wrong, often bringing you positive results at the 11th hour (pun intended).

I’m not saying believe in nothing. I’m just saying that you need to maintain a loose hold on those beliefs. In doing so, you will be able to remain broad-minded about the beliefs of other people. Jupiter in the 11th House individuals eventually figure out how much they benefit from channeling their energy toward the greater good. This is the best route for you because it urges you to forget about self-centered concerns and remain focused on something that will benefit other people. You will be less personally involved in these actions, not worrying so much about how they affect you. This allows you to not be solely preoccupied with what you’re going to get out of the equation, being more concerned with how everyone is going to benefit. Then, in unexpected and out-of-the-blue ways, you will end up benefiting personally.

11th House Jupiter folks will derive a lot of positive energy from anything that is idealistic, empirical, progressive, or alternative. Jupiter could be seen as the “good vibrations” you are capable of bringing into your life. Jupiter in the 11th means that these good vibrations will be manifested and maintained whenever you are doing something that requires objectivity, thinking outside the box, or a feel for the big picture. Politics, activism, science, technology, sociology, and astrology are all fields in which the 11th House Jupiter person can get plenty of positive vibes from. These are all studies and practices that can help people, whether through enhancing their lives, observing them and understanding what makes them tick, or broadening their minds and helping them move forward into the future.

People with this placement are very in tune with the future and are capable of being two steps ahead of everyone else, as a result. Jupiter in the 11th House people can be total trendsetters but also without realizing they’re trendsetters. When you go down a path, you’re not really expecting other people to follow you or emulate you or look up to you. Instead, you are just experimenting with many different ideas, trying to bring your brilliant visions into fruition. You might experience a lot of “flashes” in terms of what’s going to happen next. In fact, since this is Jupiter we’re talking about, this can be downright overwhelming. Again, it’s something that can make you feel out-of-the-loop in terms of how well everyone else is doing. It can seem as if other people are able to voice their ideas without being misunderstood. But, since you are on a wavelength that is going to move people forward and bring about change, you can often feel like an outcast because other people often don’t really “get it” in the moment.

In a lot of ways, Jupiter in the 11th makes you like the person who knows the Emperor has on no clothes. Few people accept that you’re speaking the truth until later on. In this sense, you can gain a very positive sense of somehow being quicker than others. By the time other people catch up to what you were trying to say, you are already on to the next thing. But, you have to believe that this is a beneficial quality of yours and not something that makes you a loony. There is a stroke of brilliance to whatever is in the 11th. And with Jupiter in the 11th, you actually can be exceptionally brilliant. This doesn’t necessarily mean having a high IQ, although that wouldn’t exactly be surprising. It just means that you can possess such an excess of inventive, intellectual energy and it’s a challenge, at times, to know what to do with it all!

You certainly won’t be satisfied cooped up in your science lab, all alone with your “experiments”, even though you will definitely need regular periods of this solitude in order to come up with these unique ideas. Instead, you need to take your brilliance and spread it to all those who are willing to listen and take it in. This is similar yet different to the messiah-like nature of the Jupiter in the 9th person. While they can spread their sheer beliefs near and far, what you are spreading are your visionary ideas, which you will certainly have a lot of conviction in. You must have faith and take solace in sometimes being the odd one out, thinking differently than others, because this is what is going to not only free you but free other people. You have to be willing to be on the cutting-edge, experimenting with various concepts whether they are popular or not. The surprise (a key 11th House word) is that these ideas and visions can not only end up being very popular but very beneficial and useful to other people and their lives.

I use the word “inventive” in a general sense but it is also very possible to find 11th House Jupiter people who hit it big, in some way, by literally inventing something remarkable. Technology is represented by the 11th House and you can really utilize anything technological to your advantage. These are the people who may end up finding excellent online opportunities that can boost their social profile, allow them to brilliantly network, supplement or create their income, etc. You might also put social media or online streaming services to really positive use. If anyone could get their big break by going viral or being seen online, in a completely unplanned or unprecedented way, it’s you, which would only affirm your belief that good things happen when you never expect it.

In any case, Jupiter in the 11th House people often end up using their technological devices a lot. You might always be on your laptop, due to being a blogger or a YouTuber. You could live on Instagram or Twitter, always updating and commenting and updating some more. You might also just forever check your phone, with yet another email to respond to. But, thanks to the recklessness of Jupiter, you can also go through a ton of devices. These are the people who constantly lose or drop their phone, needing to replace it, or somehow go through more laptops in a few years than anyone else. Yet, somehow, the Universe always has your back, giving you the funds or the resources you need to make sure you have the proper device to fuel your highly active online life. 



This recklessness can also manifest on a very social level. The 11th House tells us how we deal with our social network. It’s our friends but not our close, intimate, life-defining friendships. They are the peers, acquaintances, and random buddies that come in and out of our life; those bonds that are formed through mutual friends, shared interests or goals, or a special sense of community, such as hanging out at the same places. With Jupiter in the 11th, you have a ton of these peers and acquaintances. This is due to the fact that when you don’t hold back, you are capable of befriending absolutely anyone. You are lucky in the ability you possess to cut through all cliques and social groups, unpretentiously connecting to the very person in front of you. Jupiter in the 11th House people will also probably be very popular in their social scene for this reason, even though, true to form, you might believe that you have very little luck in the social department.

So many people in your social network will like you because of how honest and unpretentious you seem to be. Since Jupiter symbolizes a lack of limitation, you naturally don’t feel limited by whatever your status or your image is. This can make you lack self-consciousness out in the social scene, not really stopping to think of whether or not someone is judging you. Often times, you really just don’t give a damn, convinced that they’re all going to judge you anyway. In fact, you might feel as if your oddness is so hard to contain that people have already judged you and written you off as the village weirdo. Therefore, you innately feel like you have nothing to lose and no need to really try hard to get people to like you. But, it’s this very attitude that ends up making people like you. The 11th House breaks social rules and with Jupiter here, you can conspicuously and overtly break them, whether you’re wearing jeans to a formal party or not bothering to turn on your filter for the guy you just met or spending a half-hour at the bar educating someone about Moon signs.

In the end, the more willing you are to be different, the more your life will be enhanced. Jupiter in the 11th makes you quite a larger-than-life influence amongst your peers. In group settings, you can have an outsized sort of presence, seeming to loom over everyone else or outdo their efforts. You cannot be contained within the group. Peer pressure isn’t a problem for you (or, at least, it shouldn’t be) because it is really impossible for people to tame you socially or place you on a leash. As long as it’s not hurting anyone, you do your own thing and expect others to mind their business! If they can’t, there are always more people to meet and, hopefully, they won’t try to pressure you to do something you don’t want to do or be someone you don’t want to be.

In fact, you can be truly insatiable when it comes to making new acquaintances and forming new associations. While this can sometimes just mean that you’re highly friendly, other times, it means that you are so detached from your peers that you really don’t care. At an extreme, you may lack any sort of personal investment at all in all of these people, just acting as this free-spirit, bouncing from one person to the next and leaving other people in your dust, never thinking about the consequences or who it could hurt. So, you should watch out for an all-out coldness toward people, in this sense, especially if you act toward someone who you treated as your best buddy the other day like you don’t even know them today. Yes, everyone is interesting and deserving of your time. It is crucial for you to believe that. But, that doesn’t mean you have to leave other people behind, either. In the end, you should use your friendliness to form positive connections everywhere. If you do, you will benefit from being that person who has friends wherever they go or look.

24 comments:

  1. This is my placement in Gemini with a powerful conjunction with Mercury; my Saturn is in the 11th house also that conjuncts with Venus in the 10th house. I have been waiting for this article for a long time and it was worth it. This article deeply connected with me in a way that I could never imagine. I always considered myself as an independent and unique person. Being misunderstood has been a huge pet peeve for me. I have 2 very close friends and some groups of acquaintances to communicate with at high school. I'm always on my phone or laptop at home; I'm prone to breaking headphones. I dream of becoming a successful film actor and humanitarian in the future. Overall, thank you so much for creating this article. It was remarkable looking at myself in the mirror. :)

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  2. According to what I am almost certain is my husband's chart, he has Jupiter in the 11th in Leo (at 0 degrees Leo!) and the always being on some kind of device thing is true, as well as having problems with devices - including breaking my laptop by mistake!

    He's not really one to have a lot of friends in the 'real world' but certainly connects with plenty online/in online gaming.

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    1. Yeah lots of online socializing and friend-making is definitely a trait of this too. That can be through social media or message boards or gaming or anything else that connects you with people.

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  3. Does it apply to a Sagittarius on the 11th house cusp?

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    1. Yes, Sagittarius on the 11th, aka Jupiter ruling the 11th, applies as well. I have that placement and I actually wrote quite a lot of this based on myself. But, when it comes down to it, Jupiter actually being in a house is much more powerful. You'll relate a lot more to the house your Jupiter is in. But, the house that Jupiter rules is like a secondary influence.

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  4. Thank you for writing this article. As a native with Jupiter in Aquarius in 11th house, I have read other interpretations of how "lucky" Jupiter in the 11th house is, especially with social groups, but thanks to the different aspects it has in my chart, I have gone from being friends to everyone to feeling like a social outcast. I often have visionary dreams of how our social systems could be reworked while my peers continue on in ignorant bliss of the status quo ;) Alas, I hope to someday find some real grounding for these unconventional ideals. This article reminds me to be the original eccentric spirit I am, and to continue looking out with those visionary lens. This article was truly satisfying to read.

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  5. I don't have this (wish I did though) but one of my other favorite astrologers, Alyssa Sharpe, has this I think. Jupiter in Aqua in the 11th. A lot of these insights really do remind me of her! Awesome article, Wayman.
    By the way, I cannot wait for the article on Jupiter in the 6th, which is my placement. Until then, I'll keep on reading ☺

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    1. Sounds like I will just have to do that one next then! :)

      I'm unofficially taking requests for these articles. So, whoever asks for their Jupiter house profile first is going to be next in line. So, stay tuned for that one within the next week!

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  6. Sounds like me with Sag on the 11th house cusp and being Aquarius Rising. Getting ready to get a new laptop soon and the story of my life is how things never turn out how I think they will. So, I stopped thinking things will go my way. Reverse psychology works well with this placement. When I lower my expectations, things go fine. Of course now that I said this, something will turn completely around and prove me wrong again. You have great posts.

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  7. Please do jupiter in 8th house! Im craving this article from u hahahahaha

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    1. Me as well!!
      @Camelia what sign is your jupiter in? ^^

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    2. mine is a Cappy Jupiter
      what bout urs?

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    3. Sounds good,
      mine is in Virgo

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  9. Could this be applied to Jupiter in Aquarius?

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    1. In a way. DO you find yourself in this description?

      Simplified, a planet's sign tells you HOW you express it, both its light and dark side. The house of the planet tells you in which areas of life you are most likely to express its energy.

      Jupiter is the planet of chances and possibilities, as well as the planet of faith. I myself think of it as the planet of self-fulfilling prophecies, which can go either way. :P When you express the good side of the sign it's in, you attract good fortune in the area of the house it's in. The same applies to the dark side and bad luck, of course.

      In any case, whatever house your Jupiter in Aquarius is in, it's most beneficial when you express the good things Aquarius stands for. For example, be open-minded and allow yourself to think outside of the box. Tolerance is also important, but keep in mind that tolerating and understanding someone's behaviour doesn't mean you accept and approve of it. Aquarius is all about equality and the improvement of mankind, so don't be afraid to try new ways of doing things and to look at issues from different perspectives. Even if it's the perspective of someone who utters phrases like "we'd always done it this way". Seriously, this is a red flag for Aquarians, but even then, it's better not to cry for radical revolution and be all "challenge accepted" just for the sake of it. Instead, try to find a compromise to the benefit of everybody.

      This way, you'll gain respect and approval and are most likely to benefit yourself, too.

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  10. So interesting! You make a really good case why this placement might not necessarily be as amazing as pretty much every professional astrologer says. But I'm having some trouble applying it to myself: I think the expression of my 11th house Jupiter might be too diluted for me to truly understand your interpretation, since it's part of my 11th house stellium in late Leo/early Virgo (mercury/Venus/Jupiter/sun). I barely know where one 11th house planet begins and the next one ends!

    I've never really thought of it that way, but it really makes sense to me that Jupiter in the eleventh would have that unpredictable Uranus/Aquarius vibe to it... and since it's the house of basically everyone else but you, of course it would kind of slap you in the face as soon as you focus too much on yourself.

    Personally though, I can't help but feel blessed all the time: things just have a habit to work themselves out for me, whether I believe they will or not. It doesn't mean I always win, of course; I just never really lose. And I've always thought this was due to the influence of Jupiter in "the house of hopes and wishes" since a lot of astrologers make a big deal out of an 11th house Jupiter! But i guess maybe not? Maybe I've been giving Jupiter too much credit all these years, haha.

    You often have a different take on things I thought I knew pretty much everything about, and you're not afraid of seeing beyond classical interpretations - an astrological iconoclast. I really appreciate that! Thanks for another great article :)

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  11. Wayman, I always look forward to your posts and have you on my RSS feed reader. This, as always, was very well written and easily digestible. Keep it up! You have an incredible talent for being an engaging writer.

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  12. Hi! Like everyone, I really look forward to your work. You give more than the usual ho-hum 'this is what you are' readings- you actually take the time to integrate concepts together on a physiological sense. I'm enjoying your Jupiter series, except, wait, I thought it was in order? Where did Jupiter in 2nd house go? (Sorry if it's around, I really can't seem to find it)

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    1. Oh, no, I'm doing this series in random order and I've only done about four profiles so far. I haven't done Jupiter in the 2nd yet. But, after I do Jupiter in the 6th, I will tackle that one for you. :)

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  13. I have Jupiter in Sagittarius in 11th house. Jupiter in my chart opposes my Venus in Gemini 5th house, my Mercury in Gemini 5th house, it squares my Mars in Virgo 8th house, and trines my moon in Aries 3rd house. LMAO! I used to be obsessed with Instagram before and looking at the pretty pictures. I was sooooooo obsessed I wasn't focused on much else. As a result, I had to remove the app from my iPhone. It was the only way to stop being obsessed 😭😩

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    1. Now every morning, I check the news and scroll around Yahoo headlines. I am definitely a YouTube person as well. Oh and PS: I haven't used my instagram in it's about to be a year in March! I am so proud of myself to get rid of some temptation.

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  14. hi wayman, i have jupiter in this placement but on the cust into 12th. is this applicable? hope you can also make jupiter on 12th. Thanks! more power!

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