On Aug 2, Jupiter will emerge larger in space and will influence the lives of every individual because it will exert a strong pressure on everyone’s astrological sign.

The planet will make a significant transition known as the Guru Peyarchi in the Indian almanac. This movement will exert a strong effect on all the astrological signs for one year from the date.

In Vedic astrology, Jupiter is an important planet because it is associated with the principles of growth, expansion, prosperity and good fortune as well as a person’s inner sense of justice and morality, and their ideals and goals.

It controls travel, higher education, finance, religion and legislation.

The planet is also associated with the desire for liberation and exploration, humanitarian and protective roles, and gambling and merrymaking.

If you’re one of those lucky people whose astrological sign will be positively influenced by Jupiter, be prepared to capitalise on your good fortune.

I joined seventh-generation Vasthu Sastra and astrology master, Yuvaraj Sowma, to analyse the effects of Jupiter’s movements on the 12 astrological signs.

Travelling broad is on the charts of several zodiac signs. Photo: Reuters

Travelling broad is on the charts of several zodiac signs. Photo: Reuters

Our analysis revealed that people would have begun to feel some negative or positive effects several weeks before the actual movement occurs. They could have experienced financial losses or gains, disappointments or successes, unexpected loss of lives or births, mishaps, delays, obstacles and disunity.

Individuals who are negatively affected by Jupiter’s transition are advised to be extra careful when undertaking any task for one year from Aug 2. They should hold back from embarking on any new ventures.

Among the ways to reduce the ill effects is to strengthen one’s spiritual practices during this period by visiting places of worship, particularly the temple devoted to Guru Peyarchi.

Repentance and sacrifices of any form may help reduce the negative impact.

However, it’s not all negative because many signs will actually enjoy Jupiter’s positive influences during this transition. (Readers should note that while Western astrology is based on sun signs, Indian astrologers work with moon signs, or rasi. To be absolutely accurate, it is best to consult an astrologer to determine your moon sign.)

The zodiac signs that will enjoy good times are Pisces (Meena), Scorpio (Vrichiga), Capricorn (Makara), Taurus (Rishabha) and Leo (Simha),

Mixed results are likely to be experienced by Gemini (Mithuna), Cancer (Kataka), Sagittarius (Dhanus) and Virgo (Kanni).

Those born under Aquarius (Kumbha), Aries (Mesham) and Libra (Thula) should exercise extra care and are urged to develop strength to cope with anticipated challenges during this period.

Aries (Mesha)

There will be ups and downs in life. Do not act hastily on matters involving money and relationships. Pay attention to your health; relocation can be expected at your place of work. Your mental and physical strength will be put to the test. Exercise patience and stay away from conflicts.

Taurus (Rishabham)

An auspicious period to buy property, vehicles and gems, and multiply your income. Health will improve and elders who have been ill will recover from their ailments. If you are married, you are likely to be blessed with a child. Those who are unmarried will find their life partner.

Gemini (Mithunam)

Time to take stock of your finances and spending. If you are unemployed, opportunities for employment will present themselves and you may get a chance to enjoy two sources of income. You should stay focused and you will reap the benefits of your hard work. For those who are in business, avoid switching to a new field though prospects for your current business may appear dull.

Cancer (Kataka)

Obstacles are unavoidable in your place of work and at home, and in matters related to finance.

A slow period in business is expected and your relationship with family members and relatives may not run smoothly. Be mindful of your aggressive manner and exercise more care when dealing with people. Your resilience will help you overcome tough times.

Leo (Simha)

It’s time for happiness and gains. Your enemies will be your friends now. If you have any ongoing litigation, you will be able to find an amicable solution and a favourable end to the dispute. Those who are unmarried will get married; those who are married will be blessed with a child. Finances will improve and trips abroad are indicated.

Virgo (Kanni)

Your hard work can never be stopped by anyone. However, you will only reap the benefits of work done now in the coming years.

Jupiter will induce you to change your place of work and dwelling place. You may consider migrating. Beware of lending money or taking risk in investments for any financial returns. Though Jupiter will create all sorts of expenditure, at the same time it will give you money so that you will not end up as a defaulter.

Libra (Thula)

Your morale may be affected and you may run into relationship problems. Love your family instead of creating irrevocable damage to your reputation. Travels abroad are expected. Increased spending is unavoidable and it will give you stress. A change in career is indicated. Take care of your health.

Scorpio (Vrichiga)

Acquisition of wealth, status, fame and success are all indicated during this period. Travels are likely and your relationship with your spouse will grow stronger. You will reap double benefits from a new job and any pending litigation will end in your favour. This is the right time to embark on new ventures and move forward.

Sagittarius (Dhanus)

It is advisable that you refrain from any kind of confrontation or standoff with your colleagues. If you are not careful, your career or business will be affected by differences in opinions. Work stress may rob you of peace of mind and your health may suffer. Step up spiritual practices to gain solace and hope.

Capricorn (Makara)

Politicians will gain positions and trips abroad are expected. There will be benefits all round and you will be inclined towards spiritual work. Financially, you will be more stable. Your health will require constant attention though. Do not invest in the stock market; avoid speculative investments as it can wipe out your savings.

Aquarius (Kumbha)

Financial liabilities will increase, and you may run into default. You will experience challenges in your business, profession or job.

You can overcome the problems by avoiding controversy, observing silence, remaining calm and engaging in spiritual work to gain strength to face the challenges. If you don’t take care of your health, you may incur unexpected medical expenditure.

Pisces (Meenam)

You will receive increased wealth, rewards and benefits from various groups. You may acquire vehicles, enjoy happiness with your spouse, achieve success in education, go on pilgrimages or business-related travels abroad, and even welcome the birth of a child. There will be notable increase in business turnover, a sharp rise in your income, and all-round prosperity in business. You will gain respect from relatives, friends and neighbours.

T. Selva is the author of the Vasthu Sastra Guide and the first disciple of 7th-generation Vasthu Sastra master Yuvaraj Sowma from Chennai, India. You can follow him on twitter at @tselvas and write to him at tselvas@thestar.com.my. This column appears on the last Sunday of every month.