Is Jupiter highly underrated in modern astrology?

Jupiter is linked to the 'higher order' of the mind, to philosophy and broad understanding. It encompasses many different ways of thought and demonstrates understanding on a wide level. It is linked to expansiveness of the mind, to journeys, to knowledge. A positive Mercury/Gemini placement is often... show more Jupiter is linked to the 'higher order' of the mind, to philosophy and broad understanding. It encompasses many different ways of thought and demonstrates understanding on a wide level. It is linked to expansiveness of the mind, to journeys, to knowledge.

A positive Mercury/Gemini placement is often attributed to a quick mind. But if Mercury/Gemini is quick with numbers and words, wouldn't Sagittarius/Jupiter be quick with understanding broad ideas and philosophies? What are details if we cannot relate them to the wider universe? Why is Jupiter not hardly taken into account when looking at a person's intelligence, insight, or ability to grasp different concepts?

I find it strange that Jupiter, the largest planet of all, linked to Zeus the overseer of the Universe, seems to be somewhat... pushed to the side in astrology (at least in the more pop studies of it). It is by its very nature grand, positive, and knowledgable. Have we thrown aside wider knowledge in favour of details, and thrown aside expansion of the mind in favour of material excessiveness?

Do you agree that it appears Jupiter is underrated? Why do you think this is so?

Thank you.
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