In considering the possible impact of the upcoming 2010/11 Jupiter Uranus conjunctions in Aries and Pisces, I have already set out some reflections on what the collective impact of the conjunctions might bring, in AFA Interview: Jupiter, Uranus and the Purple People from Planet Zog and the short extract from that interview : upcoming Jupiter-Uranus conjunctions in Pisces and Aries in 2010/11.
Now feels like the time to begin wondering what the upcoming conjunction may mean for individuals.
I thought it might be useful first of all to set a context of looking back in order to look forward. This set of three articles should help readers gain some perspective on what may lie ahead, first of all by taking advantage of the research I did for the last Jupiter/Uranus event.
In 1996 I became sufficiently obsessed with the upcoming 1997 Jupiter/Uranus conjunction at 6 deg Aquarius to begin collecting research subjects willing to share their life experiences with me, gathering 17 subjects, nine of whom stayed right through to the end of the study.The research period I set was from January 1997 to the end of 2001, in order to observe the full impact of the whole Jupiter/Uranus period of influence, including the three transits of Neptune across 6 deg Aquarius (where Jupiter and Uranus met in mid-February 1997) from Spring 1999 to Winter 2001. I wanted as part of the study to test out a claim of astrologers that major planetary meetings potentise thereafter the degree/s of the zodiac at which they meet. (According to my research, they do!)
The research became a book, “Jupiter Meets Uranus”, which was published by the American Federation of Astrologers in April 2009.
All of my research subjects reported significant inner and outer life shifts, to a greater or lesser degree. For me, this was one of the big surprises of the research. But we are dealing with Uranus here, amplified by Jupiter. Shock and surprise is the name of this game. To quote one of the participants:
“A phenomenally significant year with most significant relationships sustaining great changes for the better,
but very painful and turbulent times…..”
This was Georgia, summing up the essence of her life changes in 1997, when the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction of 6 degrees Aquarius zapped her Venus. One of several big relationship surprises was motherhood – she had thought she could never have a child, regarded when he arrived as ‘a medical miracle’.
Those of my readers with any planets, Angles or Nodes linked in with the early degrees of the Cardinal Cross will be wondering more than most (not without a certain amount of nail-biting….!) what shocks and surprises await them, since the first hit of the 2010 Jupiter/Uranus conjunction, on 8 June 2010, falls at 0 deg Aries. I can certainly include myself here in the ranks of the nail-munching wonderers: with a Tenth House Mars at 1.5 Cancer, I shall certainly be zapped by that Jupiter/Uranus lightning bolt myself….
I should stress at this point that I can only provide a general picture here. Uranus is always left field, and if you posit seventeen possible outcomes from a specific planetary pattern involving this planet, it is the eighteenth which will leap out at you from behind an unnoticed bush.
I should know!
Busily observing my research subjects’ lives, I forgot to notice that I, too, was plugged into the research with the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction falling on my Sixth House cusp, squaring Second House Chiron at 4.5 deg Scorpio. At the end of 2001 and the research period, I collapsed with severe exhaustion and burnout after a year-long family crisis, and had to give up a successful career. (There were long-term Neptune and Saturn/Pluto transits backing up the Jupiter/Uranus pattern) However, I read stacks of books whilst getting the longest rest of my life (2002-8), wrote two books of my own including the research study published last year, and was able to change the balance of my whole life for the better.
So – broad brush strokes work best with Uranus transits, in my view. If you can predict Uranus exactly, it isn’t Uranus!
You can take your individual horoscope along to your trusted local astrologer, and she/he will reflect with you in detail on the particular dynamics of your chart in relation to the upcoming pattern.
The next article will feature some colourful extracts from the lives of my research subjects. Do you have the Sun, or Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, your Angles or Nodes poised to receive the impact of the 0 deg Aries first hit in June 2010? I had five subjects whose Sun was triggered by Jupiter/Uranus. There were three Venus people, including Georgia, quoted earlier. Four Jupiter Return people, of whom the two youngest dropped out. Two Saturn people. One Chiron person. One MC/IC person. And three North Node people. Read about the Jupiter/Uranus impact on both their inner and outer lives, and gain some idea of what, in broad terms, this dynamic set of planets may bring your way.
The third article will explore the Cardinal backdrop to the 2010 0 Aries phase of the conjunction and its complex attendant pattern, again from the point of view of individual lives. It will also spend some time on the 14-year Jupiter/Uranus cycle, exploring its powerful, disruptive impact. The more strongly highlighted Jupiter/Uranus energy is in your horoscope, the more influential this cycle was, is and will be.Where were you in 1997/8? What life changes did you experience? In 1983? In 1968/9? In 1954/5? In 1941? In 1927/8 (the last time the conjunction occurred in Aries)?
I hope, in subsequent articles over the next couple of years, to present some real life feedback: how did the 2010/11 Jupiter/Uranus conjunction affect YOU? If there is sufficient response I will then publish YOUR stories anonymously on this site – but only with your permission. In this way, we will be contributing through our empirical observations, to the overall body of astrological knowledge. This process of observation and recording has been going on for at least six millennia….
“Six thousand years ago, when the human mind was still half asleep, Chaldean priests were standing on their watchtowers, scanning the stars.” ( The Sleepwalkers by Arthur Koestler )
To be continued: article Two follows at the end of March 2010
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