April 3, 2011
Well, folks, that’s it. My fifteen-year obsession with Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions is over. Time to move on to “pastures new”.
It is my hope that this extensive archive of articles and research will be of interest and value to astrology students and researchers – and their teachers – both now and in years to come. After Easter 2011, I will be contacting various colleges and educational establishments to invite them to include a link to the archive as part of their on-line resources for astrology students wishing to observe, in both depth and width of scope, the symbolic link between the movement of this most dynamic duo of planets, and collective/individual life on Earth. The archive includes a study of the behaviour of those two planets over 2,500 years, and the fascinating correlation which I have found to exist on the macro scale between the movements of Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions and the unfolding of human history.
I had a faithful group of 10 volunteers from across the world who stayed with the project of reporting the symbolic impact of the 2010-11 Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions on all their lives. Their feedback is to be found in the “Tales from the Wild Ride” series in the archive, along with all their charts, data and names withheld for confidentiality. I am most grateful to them for their participation.
Perhaps it is apt to close on a personal note. What clues are there in my horoscope to this long-running Jupiter/Uranus obsession? Have a look – perhaps the bowl shape led by Uranus/10th, closed by Jupiter/3rd, is a clue? And the Asc/Desc falling on the Jupiter/Uranus midpoint, maybe?
Quite a number of readers have asked me about MY Jupiter/Uranus year 2010/11: what disruptions and changes have come into my life? I said I would not say anything about my own life until the end of the project.
Given the conjunction sextiling the MC/North Node, and squaring a natal Mars/Uranus conjunction in the 10th, the answer is – quite a few! Firstly, my husband and I have unexpectedly become grandparents, our granddaughter having been conceived during the week of the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Aries in early June 2010. There are various complexities of geography attached to this happy event…..
Secondly, I have embarked on a major shift of direction. As of now, I am winding up my existing blogs, which will remain on the Web as an archive of articles offering “….support, encouragement, inspiration and entertainment to open-minded people who, like me, are exhilarated and amazed by the beauty, mystery and complexity of the worlds we human beings inhabit - and for those writers and readers who share my preoccupation with questions of meaning, pattern and purpose….” I have said all I wish to say on those topics for the time being, including astrology.
HOWEVER – DO NOT GO AWAY, DEAR READERS !
I will be returning with a new blog in September 2011. The topic? Click HERE, and you will find out!
Thirdly – I am off to be a student again in the autumn of 2011, to do a two-year part-time MSc degree in Counselling Studies at a distinguished Scottish University. My aim is to update my counselling skills qualifications, and to use the compulsory research module to ground me in more formal and rigorous research methodology than I have employed to date. My aim then is to use the second year’s 15,000 word dissertation to sketch out the basis for my third book. And who knows what else may arise therefrom?
So there it is. Many thanks to all the many readers of this blog, especially those commenters and emailers whose generous encouragement has kept me going at times when I was flagging!
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