In western astrology, the strongest planet is Mars or Saturn. Meryl Streep’s chart reflects many of the principles in this article. His Jupiter is strong because it is retrograde, close to descent, and alone in half the sky (handle a bucket). Yes, it is on the descent, which I said gives it less strength, and yes, it is the weakest sign in the Vedic chart.
But in a way, it is fortunate for us, because it invites me to share a principle, which I have learned from my Vedic guru Hart de Fau: the weakness of a planet does not affect its strength. A planet that is strong and weak will reveal both strength and weakness. You don’t “muss” the two together and call it mediocre. [This is why all formulaic methods of determining the power of planets, like astrodynes, fail miserably. They ignore this principle.}] In western astrology, the strongest planet is Mars or Saturn.
In western astrology, the strongest planet is Mars or Saturn.
Even if you “mad” the strength and weakness together, you’ll only add two-and-a-half strengths (bucket handle, retrograde, and 1/2 offspring) to one weakness, and still Jupiter Will end with being the strongest planet in the chart.
I think Ms. Streep attributed the following quotation to her Jupiter knowledge, openness, etc.:
“Listening is everything. Listening is the whole deal. That’s what I think. And I mean before you work, after you work, in the middle of work, with your children, with your husband, with your friends.” With, with your mother. With your father. It’s everything. And this is where you learn everything