Jupiter meets Uranus, sky falls in: Yes,no….or merely maybe?

Early in June 2010 (8th ring a bell with you?) around 99.9% of the world’s population will wake up in their home time zone and attempt to get on with life without the benefit of in-depth astrological knowledge. To that  99.9%, the world will be going on much as usual, depending on whether they live in the neurotic, gadget-driven, narcissistic, over-pampered West or in those parts of the world where you have to take a ten-mile round trip to acquire enough water to get you and your family through the day.  Life will be its usual mixture of good, bad and indifferent. What they will NOT be doing is benefiting from the symbolic foreknowledge available to the enlightened 00.1%,  ie  Us. Astrologers, that is.

What kind of astrologer are you as the summer of 2010 approaches?

Fist -shaking may help!

8.6.10 Jupiter/Uranus conjunction - set on Natural Zodiac

Are you out there shaking your fist yelling “Come on then! Do your worst! I love any kind of change!” (Sagittarians, anyone?? Arians?) or are you curling up in your bunkers with half a ton of provisions, bottled water and a meths stove to boil the kettle (Capricorns? Scorpios? Let’s not forget the chemical toilet here!), with gritted teeth and plenty of  good reading material?

I vary greatly from day to day in how Buddhist and accepting I can be about the unstoppable flow of change. Like anyone else both blessed and cursed with astrological knowledge, the prospect of what looks like very considerable global, national, local and personal disruption this summer and beyond, unsettles me to say the least. But there is only so much one can do. Looking at areas of your life where you KNOW you are frustrated, angry and where radical change needs to come, trying to introduce more space and openness there, is useful personal preparation for the sheer dynamism and disruption of what lies ahead.

Acres of news and magazine print, especially across the Web, is already busy speculating about “the upcoming mess” – as a magazine editor I know grittily and pithily put it. Just try googling “Jupiter Uranus conjunction in Aries 2010” or “Cardinal Cross summer 2010” and you’ll see what I mean.

We need to be as humble and trusting as possible that there is a greater intelligence than we can possibly imagine at work in all this, a mysterious destiny that “shapes our ends” as Shakespeare so eloquently put it. Recognising the limited extent to which humans are actually in much control of anything, in this technological age where so much is accessible to us, is very hard. Certainly, with Saturn, Uranus and Pluto all symbolically and energetically grappling – amplified by Jupiter – the law of unpredictable and unintended consequences is like a cloak inexorably enveloping us all collectively and individually.

Our projections

Remember the Millenium Bug and the fear and panic we all projected onto that? I seem to remember reading that a Hong Kong taxi driver’s meter went slightly wonky at midnight on the dreaded day, and that was about it. Remember swine flu that was going to wipe out hundreds of thousands this winter? As a result of the very cold winter in the Northern Hemisphere, we may well see that winter flu bugs have been killed off, resulting in a lower incidence of deaths than usual.

It is an ancient human tendency to imagine that the end of the world or civilisation as we know it is just around the corner. Maybe it is – or maybe not. We don’t really KNOW what the upcoming Jupiter/Uranus conjunction and its attendant pattern will bring. It certainly represents a perfect backdrop onto which to project our burgeoning collective anxieties about the deteriorating condition of our culture and of our planet.  But human life has always been turbulent, dangerous and often fatal, regardless of where the planets happen to be. So can we all calm down and just get on with life?

I trust that those few moderating paragraphs will have at least temporarily helped to reduce your blood pressure, and injected a rather needed note of  philosophical detachment into your contemplation of the Summer of 2010.

It is very much part of the contemporary zeitgeist to try and make life (if you live in the “developed” world, that is!) as easy, and pleasant as we can. We try to avoid facing up to the fact that we have a limited span on this earth, that life generally is an inextricable mix of happiness and pain, that we all grow old and decrepit, then die without much idea of what– if anything – comes next.

There is also the small inconvenience that our planet is subject to internal and external geological forces within the wider solar system which are utterly outwith human control. Even the most unobservant of us may have noticed this in recent weeks….

To be continued….

Jupiter Meets Uranus

Jupiter Meets Uranus

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7 responses to “Jupiter meets Uranus, sky falls in: Yes,no….or merely maybe?

  1. rob purday said
    May 19, 2010 at 3:49 pm e

    Hello Anne

    I am no astrologer (tho I am a diviner by another ilk) so I would appreciate a little help with something I noticed in the ‘Juranus’ chart – the unaspected Sun
    it jumped out at first sight, and, with all the focus on the orbiting big hitters in the chart and their heavily aspected dance, I can’t help being drawn back to this seemingly anomilous feature – surely we can’t ignore the old fella…!

    my guts tell me its shouting about something – instincts smell a collective need for reassurance in the face of disorientation and miscommunication

    can you ‘shed some light’

    by the way – in the face of a new found flowering fascination with astrology your site(s) are a great find – and the wit……!! pure fresh air – thanks

    all the best,

    • annewhitaker said
      May 21, 2010 at 8:35 pm e

      Hi Rob

      great to hear from you and thanks for the compliments! Wit and fresh air are very necessary commodities in these tempestuous days and I am flattered that you think I provide a bit of both.Yes, you are right. There is a very wide applying square between the third house Sun and sixth house Saturn and that’s all. I haven’t looked into the deeper structures of the chart – midpoints etc – partly because I’ve been too busy writing all those articles! And because like everyone else I’ve been so mesmerised with the’big heavies’. I think your interpretation is a good one – and the Sun with only a weak aspect to Saturn may indicate a collective difficulty in assessing the upcoming energy pattern in a rational, measured way.

      Let’s put it out to the readers, shall we? What are your thoughts on this, folks out there?

      (I shall paste your comment and my answer onto the most recent of the articles – and see if other readers will rise to the challenge!)

      • Hi Anne and thanks for the encouragement – what I find much more scary than the actual astrology is a novice stepping across the threshold into such esteemed and sage company…..

        but, hands up to the aries traits, here we go again….

        am I seeing things or is there also a Yod between Neptune/Moon/Saturn in the Ju-Ur chart – that, if it is, looks pretty pokey! esp with Saturn at the twitchy end……have been looking for mentions but the 8th of June is generating such a hum that I may have missed it – if I am being a poor deluded 99.9%er please don’t hold back with the bucket of cold water

        by the by, in the 8th june chart Sun is traversing the 18th degree of Gemini (I hope) – Sabian for this degree is :
        “Two Chinese men converse in their native tongue in an American city”
        …which has a certain pertinant resonance (or not……splash!!)

        hope I got the right blogspot this time – rob

      • Hi Rob

        good to hear from you again…..we were all novices once…..and although competence and knowledge usually grow with experience, I personally find that the more I know, the more I am aware of the vastness of everything I don’t know. So don’t be too respectful to us oldies, and just keep going! I think it’s time you checked out Theo White’s excellent Global Astrology blog – he goes into far more detail than I – a broad brush strokes person as far as the current energies are concerned! – have the time or inclination to do…..http://globalastrologyblog.blogspot.com/

  2. As an Aquarian (knowing Uranus) I lean toward the “bring it on!” side.

    Very interesting statistics Anne (I wonder how you got them). I wonder, of the 00.1% of humanity that are astrologers on this planet, what percentage of them are fatalistic astrologers (their own worst enemy), and how many of them are astrologers that recognise that we can use positive thoughts and feelings and work with the planetary configurations to steer our life in the direction of our fondest desires.

    While we are doing that, we are automatically contributing something helpful to the Universal Mind, thereby helping all of humanity with our thoughts.

    Once enough people become aware of and understand and support the new paradigm (which has been proven by quantum physics), this world will become a much better place for all of us.

    Quite a big percentage to try and balance out on my own. My Venus in Aquarius has it’s work cut out for it. I better start now 🙂

    • Hi Wizron

      good to have you drop by again! And thanks for this thoughtful comment. My statistics are entirely made up – impossible to work out, so exercising a bit of imagination and poetic license. None of us will ever know the balance between fate and free will: I am much like you, in that I think knowing astrology gives us a brilliant opportunity to try and work with the energies that come our way so that (given our ever-present personal limitations) we may incline them to express at a level which is the best we can manage both for our own and our fellows’ benefit. It would be great if more people in our current cultural phase both knew astrology and were willing to work with it in this way. That would contribute positively to the paradigm shift which I also believe is slowly taking place in this time of great disruption and change. But the Greeks did not talk about the Fates for nothing. We need to respect that, realising that certain things we DO know about eg Icelandic volcanoes are entirely outwith our control. And there is an imponderable dimension to life, utterly beyond our human comprehension. We need to respect that even more. I like what Liz Greene once observed in one of her London seminars, to the effect that we should proceed as though we had free will, and would find out soon enough where we didn’t….

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