The Michael Motivation Cards

44 Jupiter

44 Jupiter
What this card means... Jupiter is about grandeur, size, and showmanship. This card tells you that making a spectacle might be useful. But do so with tack, if you overwhelm them the situation will deteriorate.

“Life is a banquet and too many suckers are starving.”Aunt Mame


Card messages in the Illuminated position.

+ Grandeur

(voluminous, splendor, effulgence,  ebullient,  )

  1. With a presence which expands into any setting, on display or attracting attention, this energy may appear larger than life. Grand pomp may convey elegant grandeur  or overt grandiosity. Either way something is being noticed and much ado is generated. Now is the time to make a grand entrance. Be in the spotlight and get noticed.
  2. Make yourself a larger than life figure and be noticed. Have a grand time. As Santa would say, “the more the merrier!”
  3. Act with splendor and with self possession and people will bow at your feet. You are the King in your own Soloverse…BE it and Show it!
Quotation Illustrating this concept…
  • “The ode lives upon the ideal, the epic upon the grandiose, the drama upon the real.” ~ Victor Hugo
  • “Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself.” ~ Jane Wagner
  • “For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.  ~ Albert Camus

Card messages in the Shadow position.

– Overwhelming

(corpulent, spectacle, pomp, pompous)

  1. Pushing the limits of any space, the shadow side of Jupiter can drain energy away from others by overwhelming them with conceit. This can backfire, causing one to be shunned by the people one means to impress. Acting to pushy lately?
  2. Are you just posing in that lamp shade you have covered your eyes with? Or, have you decided that any prop will help you get noticed?
  3. Act with splendor and with self possession and people will bow at your feet. You are the King in your own Soloverse…BE it and Show it!
Quotation Illustrating this concept…
  •  “Grandiosity lessens as work proceeds.”  Mason Cooley
  • “An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.” ~ Joseph Addison

Overleaf of the Michael Teaching

Zeus, the King of the Greek pantheon of Gods, would love this Body Type! It is named after his Roman counterpart after all. Of course, so would Santa Claus and Arnold Schwarzenegger; each at one end of the appearance extreme. Jupiter is the archetype of the Emperor and Epicure, that person who wants all the attention paid to him or her.

If one wants to show up in “big way” and “live large” then the Jupiter Body Type is the preferred vehicle.  Jovial, means of course: gregarious, loud, and one who “takes up space.” People choosing this physiognomy will most certainly be noticed where ever they go. It is a terrific device for an Essence who wants to make sure that the Personality they are creating for a life time cannot get away unseen. Like the Sage, you will be noticed! But, in the case of the seriously obese, that attention might be anything but exultant. Instead, that person becomes an unmistakable target of derision. In either case, there is no place to hide.

Moving through life can be an affair that is fraught with trials about one’s size and lack of seeming coordination. A ”bull in a china shop” can be said of those whose physical size bring with it an entourage of extraneous pseudo appendages which tend to seek out the fragile and curse the narrow.

Do not confuse Jupiter as fat, although it certainly can be.  Professional athletes, especially those in the games of rugby, hockey, and of course American football, all The muscular brute like a Hercules or the modern body builder; some of whom can rise to status of Governor: Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwarzenegger, for instance.

As you might guess, a Body Type so centered around size and strength is governed by the Pituitary Gland where HGH (human growth hormone) is produced. Over the last 3 decades, baseball superstars like Mark McGuire, homerun king Barry Bonds, and pitcher Roger Clements, all indulged in these performance enhancing substances (And you have to admit, they put on one heck of a show.) and their bodies grew into bulky Jupiter brutes. Each has had their notoriety crash into infamy. And as their missteps show us,  the self karma of Jupiter is you can ride high, but when you grandstand too large, the fall can be even more spectacular than the rise. And, it is a long, hard, drop off the face of Mount Olympus.

Famous Examples

Santa Claus (+lunar), Arnold Schwarzenegger +(saturn), Jimmy Stewart (+saturn), Glenn Close (+lunar), Wallace Shawn (+lunar), Mae West (+solar and venus), character of Falstaff, Orson Wells, Barbara Streisand, Mr. T,, Sylvester Stallone (+mercury and venus) +Roseanne Barr, P.T. Barnum

Cultural Significance

Does anyone remember the Emperor and his new clothes? Why did he walk around so long obviously cold and seeing his body unclad? Answer: vain pomposity! Convincing oneself that station, or presentation is far more important than the substance which it supposedly carries; perpetuates a delusion from which both the perpetrator and victims suffer.

Politician, the wealthy, especially the nouveau riche, many of whom have wielded a few ideas, with lots of bold chutzpah and plenty of glitzy marketing, into truly amazing artifices of fortune and glamour. No where is there a better example in the modern age than the CarCrashian Family…especially the middle vixen, Dim. Yet, she shines bright with globes that blossom and generate such a fuss; that both attention and $$$ are heaped upon her for simply for being…? What exactly is she again? Oh yeah, a grandstanding marketing stunt! And she is her own brand…of clothing at Sears, no less! And like the Emperor…ahem, she wears no clothes! Hmmm? But rest assured that this Empress is doing it on purpose! And it is we, the audience, who imagine and project something glorious and glamorous onto her. She and her family represent the triumph of style and presentation over substance. May it rest in peace.

Attributes of this Body Type are….

  1. Large frame any large extremities, i.e. hands, feet, noses, ears.
  2. Strong carriage.
  3. When developed (body builders) it is extremely muscular!
  4. Flabby bear gut when fat.
  5. Flat butt and wide and square hips.
  6. Large breasts for women, and sometimes men.
  7. Even set eyes.
by Stephen Cocconi © 2012

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