Jupiter’s transit brings growth and opportunities to the area of life it influences, usually through Jupitarian means, such as – increase in knowledge, money, or grace. Jupiter transiting the 4th house gives some (predictable) tangible benefits, such as more opportunities to see your family (particularly your mother), as well as triggering events with career or relocating.
On the surface, this seems like it could only be a nice transit – after all, Jupiter is the great benefic and the 4th house is the happiness bhava. However, from the 4th – Jupiter special aspects the 8th and 12th, so I see it often being a time of confronting loss (12th) or deep wounds and breaks (8th). So, only focusing on the material parts of this transit would be a waste, as it can potentially be a huge emotional growth period.
When it comes to the watery/emotional/psychological houses (4th, 8th, and 12th), the 4th house is specifically connected to the emotional nature established during childhood. So when Jupiter transits the 4th house, these memories are often revisited. One’s awareness shifts to deeper needs and the capacity for joy and heart-feeling. A person can make a lot of progress by adopting a mindset, tools, or some kind of practice that increases their joy.
As an inner house, this transit also increases introspection on one’s emotional tendencies that formed from family and mother. This is a transit where one begins to understand how their subconscious feelings contribute to outcomes in their life.
Tangible effects of Jupiter transiting the 4th House
It is a safe prediction that there is a change in career or new opportunities with career due to Jupiter’s direct aspect to the 10th house. Depending on what else is happening in a chart, career or status may not even be a primary focus during this time, but it should be noted as a window of opportunity anyway. Any efforts towards a person’s career will be boosted during this time with the help of Jupiter’s drishti.
As mentioned, Jupiter special aspects the 8th house of other people’s resources/inheritance, so it is not uncommon to receive money from the mother, or benefit a bit more from family resources.
And more obviously, Jupiter transiting the 4th house brings change in residence or at least some improvements to the home or living situation. You can expect this as Jupiter gets closest to the 4th house cusp. Other events that can get overlooked are more family gatherings, gaining new family members (your children can get married) or nest-building before starting a family, etc.
Sometimes during this transit, themes of the 12th house (loss) and sudden breaks (the 8th house) become painfully activated. Changes in residence and career are not always desired, but can be outcomes of something undesired. I understand this makes prediction or describing this transit trickier, but looking to see what Mars, Saturn, and the nodes are influencing during this time gives more information on whether it is leaning difficult or easy. I also think it is a matter of Jupiter’s (expansive) perspective – sometimes pain brings a cure, and any losses experienced during this time undoubtedly bring new wisdom/growth.