(This was originally a comment made on Jason Miller's Facebook about my personal experience with Jupiter. This may be expanded here and it may not. If anything, it's posted here for preservation. Plus, I'm writing something so bust out the confetti.)
There's been some back and forth about Jupiter, his graces, who benefits, and who doesn't. You can catch Gordon's thoughts here, Jason's response over here, and then R.O.'s rebuttal here. I usually don't have much to add when discussions erupt in the magic blogosphere. This is one of those few times that I do, and I think it matters some. Granted, this is my personal experience with Jove, but it's my experience as someone who may appear to be diametrically apposed to that lofty king shit.
While kind of ambiguous at times (maybe?), I've always held anarcho-leftist leanings, but I've also had no problem in getting help from old Jove. The first week out of school last summer, I needed a job, and pronto. Get drunk with royalty and ye shall receive! A job landed on my lap. How fast? Pronto. The irony here is that it's a job that somewhat rubs against my aforementioned anarcho-leftist leanings, so maybe Jove thinks he's one funny dude. But it was and still is money definitely needed to cover financial responsibilities and pursue other longterm goals (how I live with myself is another story). Continuing my work with Jupiter has brought me attractive benefits/health packages, a raise, decent paid time off, not to mention discounts on services I normally use. Jove also cut me significant slack in my financial responsibilities.
Anyway, when I read that "it is Jupiter that allows Wall Street criminals to avoid jail and have you foot the bill for their crimes," in Gordon's article, the first thing that came to mind was Jason's Lightning Glyphs of Jupiter and in particular the glyph for protection from the law found in Financial Sorcery. I don't really see a difference between Jason's initial writings on Jupiter and that description given by Gordon.
Look at me. I'm sure someone somewhere thinks that a scumbag like me benefitting from a king like Jupiter is totally unfair. I'm cool with it.
I realize that I'm making this post in Thursday, so if anything, this is my small tribute to how Jupiter has honored me as I have honored him. Hail Jove, motherfuckers!