Uranus enters Aries May 28, sky falls in: Yes, no….or merely maybe? Part Two

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

Click HERE to read Part One (May 18 2010)

Part Two

One of the many consequences of our ongoing culture-wide attempt to iron out life’s creases is this: when faced with real, intractable difficulty and threats that cannot be ushered away, modified or exactly predicted, we go into tailspins, and panic.

Astrology – a healing and wounding art

Astrologers and their clients are by no means immune to this. Astrology is both a healing and a wounding art. Its practice can wind up individual and collective fear. We need to be aware of this.  Perhaps it is also worth pointing out that astrologers can be hubristic, arrogant and just plain wrong in their attempts to know what planetary patterns mean before we all get there – this can be damaging to their clients as well as themselves.

Astrology is a powerful aid to awareness. It is also very useful in mapping out Life’s terrain in broad terms, and in offering accurate timings. But Life reminds us often enough, through our mistakes, and errors of judgement of the planetary pattern, that the unconscious– collective and personal – by definition is precisely that. It is not notable for an inclination to reveal deeper intentions beyond the ego’s access, just because some astrologer is standing near the entrance cave to its mysterious terrain waving an ephemeris,  shouting “I’m pretty sure this Jupiter/Uranus transit means…………”

Having said all that, I am not sufficiently evolved yet to refrain from speculations of my own by staying entirely in each moment as it is happening, serenely abandoning my ego in accepting whatever the Fates choose to throw at me when Jupiter/Uranus in Aries, Saturn heading back to Libra, and Pluto in Capricorn zone in on my 1.5 degree Mars in Cancer in the Tenth House….. Part of me is out there fist-shaking. The other part is hunkered in the bunker with the Linus blanket and the food supplies.

Seeing no limits

Plenty of us will be swept by the firestorm of restlessness, idealism, imaginative enthusiasm, pioneering innovativeness, anger, ruthlessness and rebellion against constraint which we expect the upcoming Jupiter/Uranus sweep to bring. But the dynamic fire and air of astrological Jupiter combined with Uranus has a particular job to do, symbolically speaking: its function in enabling evolution is to see no limits. The Aries backdrop of the pair’s first meeting in June 2010 emphasises this strongly.

We set limits as best we can in our small lives; this limit-setting ranges from being mature, far-sighted and prudent in its focus, to being generated by sheer fear of  having to step out of our comfort zone. Jupiter/Uranus has no truck with any of that prudent planning or fearful defensiveness. Evolution has to move forward. So limits get swept aside, both collectively and personally. And to hell with the consequences! (Jupiter/Uranus in Aries’ words, not mine….)

I feel it is more helpful than otherwise, through the lens of astrology,  to have some advance warning of our movement into, and through, such a tempestuous energy field promising great disruption collectively and individually –  also opening us up to possibilities for growth as yet unknown.

But we need to be humble in the face of these great forces, recognising that there is only so much we can do to prepare for them.

Uranus moves into Aries on 28th May 2010.

8 June 2010 Jupiter/Uranus Conjunction

8 June 2010 Jupiter/Uranus Conjunction

The Jupiter/Uranus in Aries ‘touchpaper’ of 8 June 2010 sets off the complex, resistant but explosive firework of  the Jupiter/Saturn/Uranus/Pluto energy field, with peaks in June and July 2010 as the inner planets move through, creating a Grand Cross pattern. The lunar eclipse late in June at 5 degrees Capricorn, and Mars late in July crossing 0 Libra, powerfully trigger off the conjunction point again:

So what are the speculations that I am unable to resist making?

Some of them can be found in the 31.10.09 extract from the interview I did last summer 09 for the AFA following its publication of my book  “Jupiter Meets Uranus: from erotic bathing to star gazing” “Jupiter conjunct Uranus: a few thoughts on the 2010/11 encounter.”

More of them can be found on my Jupiter Meets Uranus website, in the current series running
there titled “Back to the Future: Jupiter meets Uranus meets YOU in 2010/11”, the most recent (28.4.10) being “YOU, me and Jupiter/Uranus in Aries: the wild ride begins! “Back to the Future”series Part 3”

One year on, I am happy to let you browse these, and the range of easily-accessed articles on the political, economic, scientific, religio/spiritual and individual impacts of  the upcoming pattern offered by the Web. For example, Theodore White’s Global Astrology Blog features some fine, detailed mundane astrology with a number of  specific predictions. There are also some very useful how-to-cope toolkit articles eg the Cardinal Cross series on Donna Cunningham’s excellent blog Sky Writer .

Observation or prediction?

And me? Well, as you will discover on reading  “Jupiter Meets Uranus,” my research interest centres on observation rather than prediction. I find it enduringly fascinating to watch how the essential meaning of energy patterns ripples out and touches everything. From the tiny microcosm of individual existence (I had 17 research subjects, all of whose lives were radically changed by the impact of the February 1997 Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Aquarius) to the vast macrocosm of 500 year blocks of history, I tracked the ripple of Jupiter/Uranus energy outwards from its core meaning, and was amazed by what I found.

My inclination now is, simply, to wait and see what transpires. In 1997, I collected large amounts of data. This time, I shall let you out there do it, and tell me your stories. If there are enough of them, I will post them on my “Jupiter Meets Uranus” site, thereby adding to our understanding of how the symbolism of the ‘music of the spheres’ plays out in both individual and collective life here on earth.

Whilst I wait, sharing the excitement and apprehension of  all of us who are strongly ‘plugged in’ to the upcoming Cardinal Cross, I have two powerful images which keep returning to me, illustrative of the essence of the Jupiter/Uranus pattern first in Aries, then in Pisces:

1.“A huge, dark room, silent. I am facing a wall; plate glass, smoked. I have a sense of a vast figure behind me, holding a huge rock above his head. He hurls it at the plate glass. It shatters with a gigantic, ear-splitting, splintering crash. Sudden daylight. I am gazing, shocked, at a landscape I have never seen before. Lightning, thunder……birds scattering and screeching. Sun rising….”

2.“Deep, fathomless ocean. The water slowly begins to move, swirling, eddying, rising. A vast leviathan rises, roaring in rage. A tsunami is triggered, vast waves rushing toward the horizon. The creature slowly sinks, back into the murky depths….”

As I draft this, (9th April 2010) the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction is just applying within a ten-degree orb. Its ten-degree orb of separation will complete in just under a year’s time.

The Large Hadron Collider has successfully completed the first stage of its quest for the Higgs Boson….vast amounts of data now have to be processed. President Obama has just signed his fiercely-fought for healthcare bill, albeit watered down, into law. He has also just signed a nuclear arms reduction treaty with President Medvedev of Russia. There is collective anger rising in political upheaval, notably in Thailand and Burma – and in Iran, as dissent continues to be tamped down….but for how much longer?

The Catholic Church is becoming mired in possibly the biggest crisis of its history, as the focused rage of generations of those sexually abused by those religious who were supposed to nurture them, rises to the surface of a society no longer prepared to collude with such abuse…..

And finally….

Latest Sun images

Latest Sun images

I am revising and completing this article on 29th April 2010: just over two weeks after the Icelandic volcano’s eruption on 14th April 2010 – fire through ice! – caused several days’ disruption of the world’s air travel following UK air space being virtually closed down. (Ours was just one of the holidays ashed-out…) On 20th April, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the Louisiana coast became the largest oil spill in US history. NASA has just unveiled stunning images of our Sun from a new satellite designed to predict disruptive solar storms. On 27 April there was an announcement that the biggest ever telescope was going to be built in the Atacama Desert to enable us to see farther into the cosmos than we have ever seen before…..

As I publish on 25 May 2010, just before Uranus’ shift into Aries,  the biggest Jupiter/Uranus scientific breakthrough thus far was announced on 20th May. Craig Venter’s company has created the first artificial living cell – using highly sophisticated computer technology. Fasten those seat belts. Here comes that wild ride….

ps again: researchees out there: don’t forget to keep taking notes, and report in to Ground Control (ie this site) now and then. Good luck!!


Jupiter Meets Uranus

Jupiter Meets Uranus

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12 responses to “Uranus enters Aries May 28, sky falls in: Yes, no….or merely maybe? Part Two

  1. Anna McCarthy

    Marvelous post. I’m so glad you mention that astrology wounds. I have frequently thought in my 43 year astrological career, that perhaps I have done myself more harm with astrology than good: all those years of dread! I, of course, was very careful with clients to be positive and encouraging. Now my fireless self is shuddering at the Jupiter/Uranus on my mid-Heaven. But it is uncontrollable, and unprojectible. I saw Saturn coming to my Ascendant when I was 26 and I decided to be proactive and signed up for a class in Montana with Dane Rudyhar. Great idea, but the universe had other things in mind. The day that was picked out for me to give my brother a kidney was the day Saturn was exactly on my Ascendant and all the other planets were in square and horrible, including Pluto squaring my Venus in the 6th. How’s that for astrological joke? I couldn’t very well say, “Excuse me my brother needs to wait until my astrological situation is better”. Although perhaps I should have….To miss Dane Rudyhar….

    • Dear Anna

      thank you so much for your generous comment on this post, and for your revealing personal story which certainly illustrates the Liz Greene maxim which I am fond of quoting, to the effect that we should proceed as if we have free will – and will find out sooner or later where we haven’t…..

  2. Dear Anne, I have just started reading through your articles and the different links. I have to say your work is amazing just as amazing as the daily news which corresponds almost exactly with everything for 2010 that you’ve written about! Wow! I’ve now traced back my history, born on 4th July 68, mom born on 21 Jan 41, and major events in my life which seem to say the same things re these planetary movements. I am in awe!

    • Hi Marty

      thank you for your kind comments. And what you say reminds me of when I first started tracking major events in my and my family’s life through the movements of the planets. I recall that feeling of awe – and realisation that we truly are woven into a meaningful cosmos.

  3. I hope you don’t mind that I sent this article (with attribution) to the Seers and Seekers Yahoo group


  4. Not at all! And thank you for your interest.

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    • from Anne to Dawn on The Inner Wheel – Hi Dawn

      many thanks for the heads-up! What a week – Uranus into Aries on Friday 28 May, Saturn goes direct 31st May, Neptune turns retro 1st June – then one week later, Jupiter meets Uranus….. we can see it all shaping up on the daily news…..


  6. Dearest Anne,

    I so love to read the breadth and depth of your inquiry into “a meaningful cosmos” secure knowing that the roots of your insightful wisdom are helping to keep me grounded at a time when my thoughts and feelings are adrift at sea,all the while, confidently nurturing my belief that there is purpose in my confusion, t.Neptune opposing my n.Mercury,and take heart reading your supportive words,” so limits get swept aside”, and the Jupiter – Uranus conjunction “opening us up to possibilities for growth as yet unknown”…….

    Uranus’ ingress in Aries is dead-on my IC and I am poised for the personal breakthrough of my life which if I can coherently record I look forward to sharing with you.

    And, thank you for the generous wealth of information you have thought to include as companion to your writing.

    I feel your life force vibrant in the green of Scotland.


    • My dear Lauren

      thank you for reporting in to ‘Ground Control’! It is just great to have you as one of us, intrepid band of researchees that we are, waiting to surf this wave of new disruptive energy.

      And thank you so much for these supportive words about my current writing. I see that many, many people are reading the articles and it is heartwarming for me to receive direct affirmation that what I have to say is helpful.

  7. Well done, you ranked in the top 50 Best Astrology Blogs for the month.

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