Jupiter is one of the eight planets in the solar system. Jupiter is the fifth planet to the Sun as well as the largest planet in the solar system. It’s a massive planet, and while it’s only a thousandth the mass of the sun, it’s twice and a half as much as the rest of the solar system combined. Its main composition is hydrogen, but helium, which is only a tenth of a molecule, makes up a quarter of its mass. It may have a rocky core and heavy elements, but no solid surface that can be clearly defined.

Jupiter has the appearance of an oblate sphere due to its rapid rotation. The atmosphere is divided into zones and bands depending on latitude with turbulence and storms at each other’s boundaries. The most striking example is the Great Red Spot, a massive storm that has not stopped since it was first seen by telescopes in the 17th century. Jupiter is also surrounded by faint planetary rings and a powerful magnetosphere, including four galilean moons discovered in 1610 and 79 as of December 2019. Ganymede is the largest, with a diameter larger than mercury of the planets.

Here are our top picks as the best books on Jupiter in 2023.

1. Exploring Jupiter: Astrological Key to Progress, Prosperity & Potential

Exploring Jupiter: Astrological Key to Progress, Prosperity & Potential
Author: Stephen Arroyo; 4.6/5.0

Unlike the majority of modern astrologers, in this book, Arroyo refers to Jupiter’s ancient rulership of Pisces as being significant. The book includes: Jupiter through the signs, Jupiter through the houses (arranged by element), Jupiter aspects in the birth chart and so on. As always with Stephen Arroyo, it is the clarity and profound depth of these guidelines for interpretation that is so striking. The chapter on transits involving Jupiter is particularly good, building on ideas he has expressed in earlier writings.

This book is the very essence of Jupiter. From its apt title, to its generous use of many famous chart examples, to Arroyo’s trademark insight and wisdom on every page, “Exploring Jupiter” book is positively a winner! The presentation of the astrology is clear, practical and intelligent, making it a must for both newer students and more experienced practising astrologers. In this regard, it’s a very comprehensive book, and if you’re interested in the nature of Jupiter and the constellations, don’t miss it.

2. Jupiter (Kosmos)

Jupiter (Kosmos)
Author: Thomas Hockey; 4.5/5.0

The book provides a concise and expert overview of the history of our observations of this largest of planetary spheres, as well as reports on the much-anticipated initial findings from the Juno space probe. Also incorporating other recent research that is not widely available, it is an accessible and engaging introduction to planetary science that will deepen our knowledge both of this magnificent planet and of our own place in the solar system. Moreover, the scientific study of Jupiter is at a watershed: NASA’s Juno space probe has entered orbit about Jupiter to investigate the planet, while information gleaned from improved telescopes and other robotic explorers in space continues to improve our understanding of the planet’s origin, evolution, and composition.

Majestic and untwinkling, Jupiter is the grandest of all planets. It is the largest planet in our solar system and among the brightest objects in the night sky. It shines with a noble, steady luster, and its calming presence has inspired humans for centuries. Jupiter was the “beloved star” of the first serious observers of the planets, the ancient Sumerians and Babylonians, and has inspired poetic utterances from eminent writers such as William Wordsworth and Walt Whitman. It also continues to inspire contemporary astronomers and stargazers, and this beautifully illustrated volume brings our understanding of Jupiter right up to date.

3. Jupiter in Astrology: The Ultimate Guide to the Planet of Luck, Fortune, and Opportunity

Jupiter in Astrology: The Ultimate Guide to the Planet of Luck, Fortune, and Opportunity
Author: Mari Silva; 4.3/5.0

In this unique book, it details Jupiter’s role in several cultures and myths, explores astrology’s role in bringing good luck and success, and learns about Jupiter’s conjunctions with other planets. You will also know that when the planet is with all the zodiacal signs you will find its influence. It will help you analyze Jupiter’s negative influence in your romantic life, and then provide you with many effective ways to use earth’s positive influence to change your life. By the end of this book, you will discover more about Jupiter’s power and use its energy to attract wisdom, luck, and good fortune. It will also help you build a positive aura to attract opportunities and like-minded people.

If you’re a fan of astrology and regularly follow your sign, if you want to know what role the planets play in your destiny and want to explore Jupiter’s role in astrology. This book is perfect for you, and you will discover that Jupiter brings good luck, positivity and strength to your life. It must be an attractive book for you!

4. The Jupiter Catastrophe: Hard Science Fiction

The Jupiter Catastrophe: Hard Science Fiction
Author: Brandon Q. Morris; 4.2/5.0

The book is about that after a long journey to Saturn’s moon Enceladus, spaceship ILSE is on its way back to Earth, carrying crucial cargo. The crew is exhausted and wants nothing more than a quick return home. Suddenly, a chain of malfunctions puts the expedition in peril. The difficulties appear to be related to planet Jupiter, whose orbit they are crossing. Is it the giant planet itself that won’t let these travelers pass? ILSE’s crew is heading toward catastrophe as an unknown power is forging plans designed to influence the future of human civilization.

Many of the stories in the book are very adventurous, which is fascinating and makes the book very interesting. In addition, the author’s writing style is unique, and his fondness for weaving planetary physics and plausible advances in information technology into all his stories is refreshing. If you’re interested in Jupiter, this book won’t make you disappointed!

5. The Jupiter Advantage, Astrology’s Path to Opportunity

The Jupiter Advantage, Astrology's Path to Opportunity
Author: Julia Purdy; 4.3/5.0

The book, whose author brings life to astrological research, shows how Jupiter works with the sun and how it affects us. The book cites more than 1,300 famous figures as examples to describe Jupiter’s features and to study Earth by combining the zodiacal sign of birth with the sun’s aspirations. Moreover, the author’s insights are written with wit and humor and it is both a fun read and a valuable resource for the study of astrology. Some combinations cooperate more smoothly than others, but all have the potential to be successful. Therefore, it will be a very valuable addition to any astrologer’s library. If you are interested in astrology, it may be a good choice for you.

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