Jupiter meets Uranus April 2010 to mid-July 2010: what do you think of the show so far?

We are currently at a pause point in the unfolding of the new Jupiter/Uranus cycle, which began on 8 June 2010, having begun to build with noticeable effect from the end of March 2010.

Uranus went retrograde on 5 July, Jupiter does the same on 23 July. Late July sees the Saturn/Uranus opposition repeating, joined by transiting Mars shifting from Virgo to Libra at the end of July/start of August, triggering that opposition and the whole Cardinal Cross once more. Another stress point then.

I felt like writing something along the lines of  “Well, what do you think of the show so far?” and was looking for an angle to take. As usual, I was helped by one of the many emailers/commenters to this site, Clair, who last commented on 14 July 10:

‘….I’m still trying to figure out if this transit is positive or negative. It will be interesting to see your findings! As I have 3 planets in late Pisces, I think that Uranus conjuncting has turned my whole life upside down from relationships, home, work and friends. This may be positive or negative, time will tell and I’ll let you know…..’

She gave me my angle!

Jupiter Meets Uranus

Jupiter Meets Uranus

Last  May 2009 I was interviewed by the American Federation of Astrologers, during which the following question came up:

(AFA Interview: Jupiter, Uranus and the Purple People from Planet Zog….)

” AFA: Do you see Jupiter-Uranus as positive or negative change, or does it represent something else?

AW: Without the unimaginably destructive act of creation, the Big Bang, which as far as we can surmise began our universe, we would not be here to observe our world’s wonders as well as its terrors. Positive and negative energies are two sides of the same coin, wherever we look. I hope I have conveyed that unity adequately in ‘Jupiter Meets Uranus’.

Today I want to look at some key collective impacts of this first phase of the new conjunction, bearing the above clearly in mind. You might make a different selection. The following stood out for me.


As I make clear in my 2009 book on Jupiter and Uranus, this combination of planets very strikingly co-incides with ‘great leaps forward’ in the restless questing of the human spirit via great journeys of discovery. For example, the first landing in the USA in 1513 by the explorer Ponce de Leon, near what was to be called Cape Canaveral, took place with Jupiter and Uranus exactly conjunct in Aries.

As the 2010 conjunction approached exactitude at 0 degrees Aries, on 20th May 2010 it was reported that Craig Venter’s company has created the first artificial living cell – using highly sophisticated computer technology.

On 7 June 2010, I received this comment:
‘Here is an exciting piece of news from MSN: Chinese scientists have been able to “teleport” data over long distances using quantum entanglement. Perfect Jupiter/Uranus symbolism!
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37556750/ns/technology_and_science-science/ ‘

On July 7, 2010 this report appeared: PAYERNE airport, Switzerland (Reuters) – A giant glider-like aircraft has completed the first night flight propelled only by solar energy: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=aircraft-completes-first-solar


First Solar Powered Flight

First Solar Powered Flight

And my own mind-blowing personal favourite of this first phase appeared in a whole page article in the UK’s Sunday Times, on 11 July 2010,  headed


Thanks to  the Planck satellite, we now  have ” a new picture of the universe (which) will give vital clues about the Big Bang that (we think) started it all….” ( Richard Woods)

To see that stunning image and accompanying article, go to: http://creation.com/planck-sees-big-bang


Planet Earth, Big Oil, Angry Humans:

For  99 per cent of us humans who can read/see tv/get on line, the biggest event of the first phase of the new Jupiter/Uranus cycle has to be the world’s greatest oil disaster, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill which happened on 20th April 2010 and still continues, as the now universally hated BP struggles to contain it, locked head to head with the USA government and especially a very angry President Obama, whilst the devastated human and animal populations of the affected area continue to suffer untold economic, social, physical, emotional and spiritual harm.

In the AFA interview already mentioned in May 2009, I was asked about my thoughts regarding the energy field of the upcoming conjunctions in 2010/11. Having cautioned that when you are dealing with Uranus, if you can exactly predict it, it isn’t Uranus  – and that the upcoming conjunction would be held in a matrix of darkness, difficulty and delay provided by the accompanying Saturn/Pluto square – I made the following comments:

(AFA Interview: Jupiter, Uranus and the Purple People from Planet Zog….)

The Jupiter-Uranus predilection for seeing no limits, leaping before it looks and challenging the established order expressed through the filter of the rash, angry impetuousness of Aries and locked with the harsh, power-driven determination not to budge of the Saturn-Pluto square, offers a difficult and dangerous picture ….

….Also suggested is fiery eruption disrupting the very fabric of the Earth itself…..”

It is fascinating from an astrological viewpoint that the oil eruption generated by human arrogance, rashness and the placing of profit before safety, took place when the forming conjunction was still in Pisces, and conjunct the fixed star Scheat whose connection with disasters at sea was correctly pointed out by several astrologers prior to the Gulf of Mexico disaster – most notably, Theo White of  Global Astrology Blog and Jamie Funk of  FUNKASTROLOGY. Check them out!

Then, of course, there was the ‘fiery eruption’ of the Icelandic volcano on 16 April 2010 immediately preceding the Gulf of Mexico event. And we are still nervously awaiting the possible eruption of a second, much bigger, Icelandic volcano……


These, then, are my ‘picks’ from our collective life over the last few months, as the drama of a new Jupiter/Uranus conjunction – and beginning 14-year cycle –plays out within the structure of  the Cardinal Cross. How can we possibly separate out a polarity of ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ from that weave?

No doubt those wonderfully ‘boldly going’ scientific leaps forward will prove to have their shadow side. Those universal human urges of greed and the drive for profit regardless of ethics are no doubt already beginning to hitch a ride.

I don’t know about you, but it usually takes my being hurled against the wall a few times before I begin to understand where and how I need to change my patterns….

We humans need to change our patterns in the way we live on Planet Earth. Maybe the terrible shake-up and wake-up call provided already by events in the Gulf of Mexico will at last force us all to take responsibility for the consequences of our addiction to an oil-powered lifestyle?


COMING NEXT : feedback from the front line, as my individual Jupiter/Uranus researchees send in their first questionnaires. Watch this space!!


1100 words copyright Anne Whitaker 2010
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9 responses to “Jupiter meets Uranus April 2010 to mid-July 2010: what do you think of the show so far?

  1. Thanks for the link Anne. I haven’t been keeping up much with things astrological lately as I am on holiday, visiting Marina in London. Your English summer these last few days seems to require wearing a jacket when leaving the house.

    I am trying to look further into the next conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus, in particular the possible effect on the oil spill in America. The conjunction will fall on Uranus in the explosion chart.

    Something else I noticed about the first conjunction was that mundane events we could link to the planetary energies seemed more prevalent and more dramatic as the conjunction was applying.

    • Hi Jamie

      good to hear from you. If you think the English weather is bad, you should try Scotland where I live, which according to Scots comedian Billy Connolly has “two seasons: June, and winter….”

      I’ll be interested to follow your thoughts on the next conjunction in Pisces. It falls at the time the Pope is due to visit the UK, and that anti-messiah Richard Dawkins is threatening to attempt to arrest him: an entirely novel piece of disruptive expression of the Pisces side of the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction if it happens!

      And yes, more prevalent and dramatic manifestations with the applying conjunction is what astrological theory says should occur.

      • Anne

        When I was looking at the chart for the 26 July Full Moon on Jamie’s site I had a spooky feeling that there was a churchy connection to the energies playing out – Marina caught it too – my last comment on Marina’s post was that that these energies might shape up through said Popes visit – coincidence…?


      • Anne and Rob, very interesting connections there. When Marina was writing that full Moon blog, I popped in and said “that’s a big call, shocks for London”. That’s what she saw though, and not alone it seems.

  2. Another great article, Anne. It’s so helpful for us to have this information in one place, and to be able to see and analyze the many faces of this amazing conjunction. I can’t help but feel the Aries quality of this energy and these events, a lot of ‘first steps’ and a very different flavour from the Aquarian conjunction a few years back. It will be interesting to see how the upcoming conjunction in Pisces will contrast.

    As for Saturn/Pluto kicking in, my students and I have been joking that it’s the ‘change or die’ T-square, but I’m afraid there may be some literal interpretations of that in the offing. I think the BP fiasco will stimulate that impetus to change, not just in the use of energy but in acknowledging that governments have the responsibility of placing regulations on natural human greed. I’m hoping some new and innovative laws will come out of Jupiter/Uranus inspiring Saturn in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn.

    I saw some scare-mongering on television the other night, an expert insisting that the state of California is going to go the way of Atlantis any day now. Let’s hope the conjunction in Pisces lets us keep our current borders!

  3. Hi Dawn, thanks for your kind words and for these interesting observations.

    “…..governments have the responsibility of placing regulations on natural human greed. I’m hoping some new and innovative laws will come out of Jupiter/Uranus inspiring Saturn in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn…..”

    I share your hopes here. We have GOT to change the way we live on this planet.

  4. Wonderful site. I believe the deaths at The Love Parade Music Festival in Germany showed us the other part of the Cross that had been missing. Very easy to simply blame corporations for all of our woes, but this terrible tragedy shines a light on the kind of out of control behaviors that can result in the name of “love and peace,” as this event has been known for for 21 years. A time for careful reflection in how plutonian forces are at work even in our hallowed new age movement.
    Thanks for your very interesting and enlightening blog. Very much enjoy it.

  5. Dear Amelia

    thank you so much for your affirming comments – makes it all worthwhile! And for these very pertinent observations.

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