Jupiter is the Guru. In traditional Astrology he represents happiness, knowledge and expansion. Jupiter shows how much of the ever-expanding nature of light a person has working through them. Jupiter is the signifier of knowledge and Memory. A favourably placed Jupiter brings the awareness that as children of this light that shines in all directions, everything in life is supposed to grow, expand and be understood. Learning and teaching and supporting the spread of knowledge are natural and spontaneous for such people. A Jupiter that is unfavourably placed will make the person feel these areas are not easy, and passing on the light of knowledge comes with hardship and limitations. Such people feel disconnected from the expansive nature of our true spiritual essence. Jupiter in Vedic Astrology represents knowledge. Jupiter signifies higher education, wisdom embodied in spiritual traditions, and religion. As gaining knowledge is essential for evolution and spiritual growth, Jupiter also indicates the general principle of growth in life. Physically, Jupiter relates to the growth of the body; the fat present in our body. In our mind, to the increase of happiness and sense of fullness; and socially, he represents the growth of the family in the form of progeny, the heredity. Guru (Jupiter) signifies prosperity and fortune in life. Jupiter is the lawyer in astrology; he writes the law and either makes the person follow it or resent it depending upon its condition. Jupiter also represents a husband in a female's chart. Mars is not the husband, Mars represents male friends. Jupiter is the guiding force in every woman's life. Jupiter in Vedic Astrology is also a signifier of wisdom. Jupiter in Astrology is the knowledge we gain in this lifetime. He loves tradition and respects the system. It is the concentration we put into learning something. Jupiter is the teaching of our father and educators. Since the father is the first teacher for a child, Jupiter automatically becomes the teaching and preaching of fathers and father figures. Jupiter also represents our belief system and our ability to follow the law. Jupiter is the priest. He is a yogi, who will not like to separate himself from materialistic life.