means direction and 'Bala'
means strength. It indicates the directional strength of a particular planet. It's the placement in the sky that imparts energy and vigour to the planet. Jupiter is the 'Deva Guru'
, the divine teacher. Owing to its directional strength or digbala, when Jupiter during Brahma Muhurta is in Lagna—the house from where the Sun rises, Brahma Muhurat becomes the most auspicious time for higher
and deeper meditation
. This period of creation actually becomes even more magical with Jupiter in the house of the ascendant. Specific planets have their own signature effects and particular muhuratas of worship. For instance, to control the mind and aspects related to it, the Moon needs to be controlled and worked upon. To influence the Moon, one has to meditate and do the mantra
japa during midnight.
Jupiter is the planet of expansion and is sattvic in nature. It is a light planet, filled with optimism. In Brahma Muhurta, when melatonin secretion is at its highest, the person is naturally at ease with himself. When Jupiter, a buoyant planet in ascendant in Brahma Muhurta, is coupled with melatonin secretion in the brain, it hugely affects the physiology and psychology of the man who wakes up during this time. It is yet dark during Brahma Muhurta, and in that period of blackness, the Deva Guru Jupiter takes one from darkness to lightness (gu-darkness and ru-to take) and from gloom to gold (the colour of Jupiter). Brahma Muhurat signifies that it is essential to wake up in the dark to be able to reach the light.