3. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up:”Giorgio”, “Maria” and “Harry”

Giorgio’s Year 2010/11

'Giorgio' aged 28

'Giorgio' aged 28

Basically: Uranus joined with Jupiter, in square to Pluto, and opposition to Saturn. Having Mars at 0º Libra, Mercury at 29º Sag, and Sun at 26º Sag, I was under a great push for change. In early 2010, I decided to quit my job and applied to a new temporary project in Iceland which I did in spring and summer. This was a great adventure (Uranus transit to Mercury and Mars) and a first shift (the first entry of Uranus and Jupiter in Aries). 

Returning home, I started a new job in October but then, together with my fiancé, we applied to an internship back to Iceland to which we were accepted and started in January 2011 (retrograde transit). This is now our new home, and our new careers.  We are living in a local community, with environmental matters. It might really be a long-term new beginning! And Uranus goes ahead again in Aries.

The conjunction of Uranus/Jupiter felt on 2nd house. My natal Sun in 11th house was squared by it. You can clearly see all the astrological themes! Particularly, the revolutionary influence of the conjunction expressed by a change of a career and in values (2nd house), and by new long-term and social engagements in a group setting working for a cause (11th house).

This year (2010 and early 2011) was very significant, in my life. I am still not sure about the consequences of the major change that has happened. But it seems to be at least together with 2000, as one of the two years of biggest change in my life. I think this was because there was a major T-square that transited 3 of my natal planets, not just the Jupiter/Uranus. It has been a major change (this is also Saturn return), but Uranus/Jupiter push the boundaries of conventional: I quit my career to begin living in an intentional eco community abroad.

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Maria’s Year 2010/11

Maria Aged 32

Maria Aged 32

I quit my job of ten years and finally filed for divorce even though I had been separated since October 2010. I moved briefly for educational purposes, came back and moved into a new part of my city. I had been living in the same place for ten years prior to that. I tried to get a job with my new skills but no such luck. Out of the blue, however, I was asked to write and edit for an entertainment website. I’ve gotten to do red carpet events and write about the stuff I love: music, film, and technology. It’s a complete 360 from what I was doing before, but I love it even though it’s hard work. I am doing my best to make the website popular and profitable. At the time of this writing, we are writing a business proposal to get investors so we can do a website redesign.

This year has been very significant! It feels like I completely lived one life and am starting another. The life that I lead now, is more true to who I am.

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Harry’s Year 2010/11

Harry Aged 41

Harry Aged 41

Recognizing the importance of this Jupiter/Uranus event happening conjunct my Sun at the same time I was experiencing my Uranus opposition Natal Uranus and Jupiter opposition Natal Jupiter helped me to streamline my intentions, focus, and more courageously begin the process of realizing several important goals.  I knew they wouldn’t take root at this time, necessarily, but that they — with the doggedness of Saturn — eventually would. I also understood that putting myself out in the field where that bolt of lightning (Uranus) would be able to find me was the way to go and, drawing on the optimism of Jupiter, that’s exactly what I’m doing.

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I feel as if, although there were definitely changes with both my partner (who’s an early Libra) and I — and even changes within the changes, some taking form, others disappearing as quickly as they arrived –, the conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus on my 00 Aries Sun was the planting of the seed, so to speak.  The actual changes manifested by Jupiter/Uranus will come, I suspect, with Jupiter’s subsequent transits and Eclipses to this 00 Aries degree.  This experience, like I said, was the planting of the seed.

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Readers new to this year-long project following the changeful lives of our dedicated band of ten researchees should click HERE to access the whole Archive, set out chronologically.

to follow the Spring 2011 summing-up of the whole project, see below:

1. Spring 2010 – Spring 2011: The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up

2. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up: “Alicia” ‘s story

3. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up:”Giorgio”, “Maria” and “Harry”

4. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up: “Eve”, “Kathy” and “Caroline”

5. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up: “Louis”, “Fiona” and “Barbara”

6. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up the World at Large: Part One

7. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up the World at Large: Part Two

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700 words copyright Anne Whitaker/Research Participants “Giorgio”, “Maria” and “Harry” 2011
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2. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up: “Alicia” ‘s story

I thought it might be of particular interest for those of you who have been following the research throughout the year – as well as anyone new dropping in! – to see the actual questionnaire I sent out to the “Jupiter/Uranus Ten” (as they will forever be known!) with one person’s story unfolding exactly as I received it. All the feedback has been clear and vivid. But I have chosen to feature “Alicia” not just for the clarity of her writing but also for  the detail of her astrological commentary. This truly is a “Tale from the Wild Ride”…..

Alicia Aged 53

Alicia Aged 53

Research Study:Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Aries and Pisces 2010/11

Questionnaire Four

(In responding to this questionnaire, please type in your replies preferably in black so that I can see them clearly. Please try to be reasonably economical in your responses! And disclose in detail only what feels comfortable to be published. )

A Year Summarised: mid-March 2010 to mid-March 2011

Here are some brief Notes to set a context for your feedback:

Jupiter conjunct Uranus is a combination of energies regarded as dynamic, unusual, disruptive, expansive, unpredictable – breaking down the old order, stimulating breakthroughs to new levels of expression and understanding, individually and collectively. It is most powerfully connected at a collective level to radical and disruptive environmental, social, political and technological shifts and breakthroughs.

Personal Life

i) General Overview of the period (NOTE: nothing in writing here – just mark x against the most appropriate category)

Did your life’s experiences during the year fit the Jupiter/Uranus ‘signature’ as briefly described in the notes above? (Bear in mind that any planetary energy can strike a ‘dumb note’ with you, but be vividly observable in the life/lives of family or and/or friends and/or significant others)

Very much so XXX

Moderately so

Mildly so

Not at all

(Please do respond to this, everyone – it’s important  in order to get a “general overview” feel of the period in question)

ii) Summary of the most significant features of the year. Please add any comments you wish to make on the astrology in your particular case.

I have a Moon/Uranus conjunction in the 11th house.  Uranus rules my natal sixth.  Transiting Uranus as been alternately opposing my natal first house Mercury and coming near conjunct to my Desc.  My father died suddenly (Mercury rules natal 10th), my beloved young cat died suddenly and traumatically (Uranus rules the sixth) and traumatically, and my mother took a sudden turn for the worse and has been bedridden for months (Moon Uranus conjunction) and is now on chemo to help resolve an inexplicable medical issue.  My day to day life is utterly changed.  None of these things could have been predicted a year ago.  I almost lost my niece, too (the seventh house is the fifth from the third—my brother’s daughter), but thankfully her ascending Pluto saved her.  There have been a lot of endings, which I attribute to the fact that natal Uranus is tightly opposing both Chiron and the Black Moon in my natal chart.  The upside is that, professionally, things have never been better (Uranus sextiles natal Mercury/10th house ruler, from the 11th).  A tremendous irony.  But it’s left me antsy, and very aware that was was given could be taken away in a flash.  What it has taught me, very clearly, is that transits always reflect their natal placements, no matter if they hit something exactly or not.  Uranus was a few degrees away from my Desc and a few from exact to my Mercury, but it didn’t matter because Mercury/Uranus is one of the tightest aspects in my natal chart.

iii) Brief evaluation of the significance of the year relative to other years in your life (in as much as one can do this!) and whether the Jupiter/Uranus effect as defined in the introductory Notes was in your opinion able to be seen – or not.

There is no question that there has been more ruthless change in this past year than in any other I have ever experienced.  I have to reset all of my patterns.  Nothing has remained standing.

Our Collective Life

(I realise yet again, that some of you may not wish to bother commenting on world affairs, but it would be interesting to get your brief take, if you feel so inclined! Please indicate which country is your main focus in making any comments)

iv) General Overview of the year (NOTE: nothing in writing here – just mark x against the most appropriate category)

Did you notice anything significant in your own country/the wider world during this year?

Very much so XXX

Moderately so

Mildly so

Not at all

v) Any comments on March 10 to March 11 – eg was there a key event/development in your own country/the wider world which struck you as highly significant and in tune with the planetary symbolism?

I think we all witnessed revolution at work, all across the globe.  Most surprising was Obama’s return to favour in the polls.  It’s almost Alice in Wonderland-like.

AND FINALLY….

vi) Any other comments by way of conclusion?

War, earthquake, tsunami, ecological disaster, revolution enforced from without and within.  I think Uranus should be happy with his partnership with Jupiter.  One thing we didn’t consider enough as astrologers was the Pluto effect that lingered—Pluto affecting the cardinal point guaranteed that death was on Uranus’ heels.  For me, personally, as well as globally.  It was a bloody revolution and its toll was high.

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Readers new to this year-long project following the changeful lives of our dedicated band of ten researchees should click HERE to access the whole Archive, set out chronologically.

to follow the Spring 2011 summing-up of the whole project, see below:

1. Spring 2010 – Spring 2011: The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up

2. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up: “Alicia” ‘s story

3. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up:”Giorgio”, “Maria” and “Harry”

4. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up: “Eve”, “Kathy” and “Caroline”

5. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up: “Louis”, “Fiona” and “Barbara”

6. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up the World at Large: Part One

7. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up the World at Large: Part Two

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1000 words copyright Anne Whitaker/Research Participant “Alicia”2011
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Spring 2010 – Spring 2011: The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up

At last, we have arrived at the big summing-up of our ten volunteers’ experiences from mid-March 2010 to mid-March 2011. Readers new to this year-long project following the changeful lives of our dedicated band of researchees should click HERE to access the whole Archive, set out chronologically.

“Giorgio”(28) “Maria” (32) “Harry”(41) “Eve”(51) “Alicia” (53)“Kathy” (54) “Caroline” (58) “Louis” (60)”Fiona”(61) and “Barbara”(81) : this is the group of ten volunteers who have been  generously opening a window on their lives since the Spring of 2010 – to enable the rest of us to see ‘astrology in action‘.

(Throughout the whole project I have asked participants to  disclose in detail only what feels comfortable to be published. )

A Year Summarised: mid-March 2010 to mid-March 2011

Firstly, I gave the group some brief Notes to set a reminder context to focus their feedback:

“……Jupiter conjunct Uranus is a combination of energies regarded as dynamic, unusual, disruptive, expansive, unpredictable – breaking down the old order, stimulating breakthroughs to new levels of expression and understanding, individually and collectively. It is most powerfully connected at a collective level to radical and disruptive environmental, social, political and technological shifts and breakthroughs……”

Secondly, I asked them for a General Overview of the period, as follows:

Did your life’s experiences during the year fit the Jupiter/Uranus ‘signature’ as briefly described in the notes above? (Bear in mind that any planetary energy can strike a ‘dumb note’ with you, but be vividly observable in the life/lives of family or and/or friends and/or significant others)

Key: 1 = Very Much So/2 = Moderately So/ 3 =  Mildly So/4 = Not at All

1 “Giorgio”(28)

1 “Maria” (32)

1 “Harry”(41)

1“Eve”(51)

1 “Alicia” (53)

1 “Kathy” (54)

1 “Caroline” (58)

2 “Louis” (60)

2 “Fiona”(61)

1 “Barbara”(81)

Continuing shortly!

To follow the whole series, click links below:

1. Spring 2010 – Spring 2011: The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up

2. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up: “Alicia” ‘s story

3. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up:”Giorgio”, “Maria” and “Harry”

4. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up: “Eve”, “Kathy” and “Caroline”

5. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up: “Louis”, “Fiona” and “Barbara”

6. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up the World at Large: Part One

7. The Jupiter/Uranus volunteers sum up the World at Large: Part Two

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Big Picture series Part Seven: Jupiter/Uranus greets the Future!

To read Parts One,Two, Three, Four, Five and Six of the Big Picture series, click on links below:

Spring 2011 and The Big Picture: what Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions may reveal

Big Picture series Part Two: Jupiter/Uranus and the new world order?

Big Picture series Part Three: Jupiter/Uranus through the four elements

Big Picture series Part Four: Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions through Aquarius

Big Picture series Part Five: the Aries Point meets the Void

Big Picture series Part Six: Jupiter/Uranus, Aries, Pisces, entropy……

This seven part series is part of an extensive archive of studies of Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions, set in their historical and mythological context, with special focus on the 2010/11 conjunctions and their impact on the lives of ten individuals at different stages throughout 2010-11. Please do browse this archive and take what you need from it for your studies or personal interest. You may reproduce short extracts, as long as any material is reproduced under my name, and with a link back to “Writing from the Twelfth House” – www.anne-whitaker.com

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Biography

Anne Whitaker is a writer based in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. She has a long background in adult education, social work, counselling, supervision and the teaching and practice of astrology. She is the author of “Jupiter Meets Uranus” (AFA 2009) and “Wisps from the Dazzling Darkness – a sceptic’s take on paranormal experience” – for details see her website “Writing from the Twelfth House” www.anne-whitaker.com

Big Picture series Part Six: Jupiter/Uranus, Aries, Pisces, entropy……

Big Picture series Part Six: Jupiter/Uranus, Aries, Pisces, entropy……

Spring Equinox 20.3.2011
Spring Equinox 20.3.2011

To read Parts One,Two, Three, Four and Five of the Big Picture series, click on links below:

Spring 2011 and The Big Picture: what Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions may reveal

Big Picture series Part Two: Jupiter/Uranus and the new world order?

Big Picture series Part Three: Jupiter/Uranus through the four elements

Big Picture series Part Four: Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions through Aquarius

Big Picture series Part Five: the Aries Point meets the Void

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This seven part series is part of an extensive archive of studies of Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions, set in their historical and mythological context, with special focus on the 2010/11 conjunctions and their impact on the lives of ten individuals at different stages throughout 2010-11. Please do browse this archive and take what you need from it for your studies or personal interest. You may reproduce short extracts, as long as any material is reproduced under my name, and with a link back to “Writing from the Twelfth House” – www.anne-whitaker.com

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Biography

Anne Whitaker is a writer based in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. She has a long background in adult education, social work, counselling, supervision and the teaching and practice of astrology. She is the author of “Jupiter Meets Uranus” (AFA 2009) and “Wisps from the Dazzling Darkness – a sceptic’s take on paranormal experience” – for details see her website “Writing from the Twelfth House” www.anne-whitaker.com

Big Picture series Part Five: the Aries Point meets the Void

Big Picture series Part Five: the Aries Point meets the Void

Spring Equinox 20.3.2011

Spring Equinox 20.3.2011

To read Parts One,Two, Three and Four of the Big Picture series, click on links below:

Big Picture series Part Four: Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions through Aquarius


Big Picture series Part Four: Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions through Aquarius

Spring Equinox 20.3.2011

Spring Equinox 20.3.2011

To read Parts One,Two and Three of the Big Picture series, click on links below: