Jupiter    - Zeus in Greek

Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system, and so he has been the "ruler" of Mount Olympus - fact is, he does magnify every other celestial body he "touches", and it's his most famous part of "personality". EXPANSION and growth in many ways of life - the universal laws, fairness, higher learning, foreign countries and cultures. He's also full of action in a "mobilizing" way. His task is not just "earthly" though - it's also about growth of awareness and consciousness.

Jupiter governs the muscle coordination and motor skills. 

Greek Mythology:  Zeus the son of Kronos and Rhea. He did take the "throne" from his father after he had successfully fought against the Titans and others. Together with some of his Siblings and Children (a total of 12) he ruled the Olymp. He was honored with different names, which gave his different attributes way to express - as protection of cities and homes, hospitality, keeping an oath as well as his own oracle. His weapon was the thunder and lightning and his animal the Eagle. His mission to keep "order" in the world but his word was rule - criticism wasn't allowed by neither of the other Gods/Goddesses. 

Some Astronomy:  It is a gas giant with a mass one-thousandth that of the Sun, but two-and-a-half times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined. Jupiter is one of the brightest objects visible to the naked eye in the night sky. Jupiter measures a diameter of 142,984 km (88,846 mi). Jupiter is the only planet whose barycenter with the Sun lies outside the volume of the Sun, though by only 7% of the Sun's radius. The average distance between Jupiter and the Sun is 778 million km (about 5.2 times the average distance between Earth and the Sun, or 5.2 AU) and it completes an orbit every 11.86 years. This is approximately two-fifths the orbital period of Saturn, forming a near orbital resonance between the two largest planets in the Solar System. The elliptical orbit of Jupiter is inclined 1.31° compared to Earth. Because the eccentricity of its orbit is 0.048, Jupiter's distance from the Sun varies by 75 million km between its nearest approach (perihelion) and furthest distance (aphelion). The axial tilt of Jupiter is relatively small: only 3.13°. As a result, it does not experience significant seasonal changes, in contrast to, for example, Earth and Mars. (from Wikipedia)  

Jupiter -  by NASA, ESA - Hubble

Crop of the Jupiter-Saturn picture I took at Astropark at 22nd of December 2020

You can see several of his moons - don't get fooled and look behind the bright middle ...

The other 2 pictures, I edited brightness and exposure but nothing else really....

An illustration of Jupiter's Geometry - Cycles  

Credit to: Nick Anthony Fiorenza (lunarplanner.com)

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