Brihaspati (Sanskrit: बृहस्पति, bṛhaspati) is the “spati” of the “briha” or “Spirit of the Vast” which alludes to his ever-expansive nature, and his unending inspiration and optimism. As the Guru of the Gods, he teaches the religion, philosophy and morals of cohesion and unity. Brihaspati is the preceptor of God made law and man made law. The Gods seek council from him when forces of division usurp their domain. He is also a family man who bestows blessings of wealth and fecundity to those who are loved by him. Of all the planets, Jupiter is considered to be the most benefic and gentile.