Jupiter, the Benevolent Giant
Jupiter (a masculine planet) is the ruling planet of Sagittarius and Pisces and is the largest planet in our solar system- the "giant". So it's no wonder that the keyword often associated with Jupiter is "expansion". Jupiter's energy is expansive, adventurous, philosophical and optimistic. Jupiter is considered a benevolent planet as it's often associated with success, good fortune, luck and wealth. His optimist and enthusiastic energy wants us to grow, prosper, flourish and expand! (The entire Universe is expanding, so why would we ever want to stay the same?) Although Jupiter has many qualities that can support us, in this guide we'll focus on Jupiter's ability to help support our abundance and prosperity.
Planetary Days of the Week
Every planet (including our Sun and Moon) have their own characteristics, qualities, attributes and personalities that they embody. And every planet rules a specific day of the week:
Monday: ruled by the Moon
Tuesday: ruled by Mars
Wednesday: ruled by Mercury
Thursday: ruled by Jupiter
Friday: ruled by Venus
Saturday: ruled by Saturn
Sunday: ruled by the Sun
So when you look at this from a symbolic and energetic perspective, each day of the week carries the energy of its ruling planet. This is interesting to know when intention setting, because we can work with the energy of any given day to help support and increase the potency of our intentions. For example, Venus governs all things dealing with love, beauty, romance and passion, so if you were setting an intention around calling in a new romantic partner, you would want to set that intention on Friday.
This is why on inside the label of my candles I recommend a specific day to set your intention and burn your candle. (If you want to learn more about working with the planetary days when intention setting, have a look at this guide).
Because Jupiter is always encouraging us to expand, we can tap into his expansive energy when setting intentions around abundance of any kind. (Abundance doesn't necessarily have to be wealth; it could be an abundance of love, joy, good fortune, etc). Since we know that Jupiter is the ruling planet of Thursday, the simplest way to use Jupiter's energy is to set your intention on a Thursday. Easy peasy! You can do a whole elaborate ritual with candles, incense, crystals, etc, or you can simply write your intention down. Intention setting does not have to be a complicated thing.
Jupiter + the Waxing Moon
If you want to get a little more fancy, you can double up and work with the moon phases! Stay with me... it's simpler than you might think. The waxing moon phase (new moon to full moon) has a growing, attracting and generating energy. During this moon phase is a great time to set intentions around abundance, prosperity, love, vitality, career... basically anything you want to pull toward you. So if you pick a Thursday during the waxing moon phase, you're getting a double whammy of supportive energy! Plus, it feels extra magical when working with the moon, doesn't it?
My Abundance candles are one of my most popular purchase, and people often ask me, "Do I have to burn it on a Thursday?" The simple answer is no. You can set an intention anytime of day, week, month, whenever you feel inspired. But burning your candle on a Thursday just gives your intention a bit more oomf, plus it makes the ritual a little more... well, intentional.
If you're new to intention setting and would like a guide that supports your intention ritual, this is a really simple candle ritual you can perform any day of the week with any themed intention.
If you have any questions, need clarity of any kind, or support, I am always here to help! I love hearing from you, even if it's just a photo of candle in your sacred space. Shoot me an email, an Instagram DM and I'll always get back to you.
Wishing you an abundance of blessings!