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Jupiter Uranus mission complete!

Well, folks, that’s it. My fifteen-year obsession with Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions is over. Time to move on to “pastures new”.

It is my hope that this extensive archive of articles and research will be of interest and value to astrology students and researchers – and their teachers – both now and in years to come. The archive includes a study of the behaviour of those two planets over 2,500 years, and the fascinating correlation which I have found to exist on the macro scale between the movements of  Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions and the unfolding of human history.

I had a faithful group of 10 volunteers from across the world who stayed with the project of reporting the symbolic impact of the 2010-11 Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions on all their lives. Their feedback is to be found in the “Tales from the Wild Ride” series in the archive, along with all their charts, data and names withheld for confidentiality. I am most grateful to them for their participation.

Perhaps it is apt to close on a personal note. What clues are there in my horoscope to this long-running Jupiter/Uranus obsession? Have a look – perhaps the bowl shape led by Uranus/10th, closed by Jupiter/3rd, is a clue? And the Asc/Desc  falling on the Jupiter/Uranus midpoint, maybe?

Anne W's Horoscope

Anne W’s Horoscope

 

Quite a number of readers have asked me about MY Jupiter/Uranus year 2010/11: what disruptions and changes have come into my life? I said I would not say anything about my own life until the end of the project.

Given the conjunction sextiling the MC/North Node, and squaring a natal Mars/Uranus conjunction in the 10th, the answer is – quite a few! Firstly, my husband and I have unexpectedly become grandparents, our granddaughter having been conceived during the week of the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Aries in early June 2010.

Secondly, I am off to be a student again in the autumn of 2011, to do a two-year part-time  MSc degree in Counselling Studies at  a distinguished Scottish University. My aim is to update my counselling skills qualifications, and to use the compulsory research module to ground me in more formal and rigorous research methodology than I have employed to date. My aim then is to use the second year’s 15,000 word dissertation to sketch out the basis for my third book. And who knows what else may arise therefrom?

So there it is. Many thanks to all the many readers of this blog, especially those commenters and emailers whose generous encouragement has kept me going at times when I was flagging!

Do drop in on my main blog: Writing from the Twelfth House, and my astrology blog: Astrology: Questions and Answers.

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Jupiter/Uranus: more mayhem!”Tales from the Wild Ride” Part 9

Summer Solstice 2010 through to Autumnal Equinox 2010

Those of you following the fortunes of  “Giorgio”(28) “Maria” (32) “Harry”(41) “Eve”(51) “Alicia” (53) “Kathy” (54) “Caroline” (58) “Louis” (60)”Fiona”(61) “Barbara”(81) will see that the exceptional disruption and turbulence which has so characterised 2010 for our world, is also continuing to make its mark on their lives.

For readers new to the study, click HERE to read background notes on the project, and HERE to read through the first phase of the research (or to refresh your memories if you are an existing follower).

Last week, Part 8 featured “Eve”(51) “Alicia” (53) “Kathy” (54).

This week features “Caroline” (58) “Louis” (60)”Fiona”(61) and  “Barbara”(81)

To review the key astrological significators for that period which were given to our researchees with their Questionnaires, click HERE.

Summer Solstice to Autumnal Equinox 2010:

PERSONAL LIFE

A) General Overview:

Q: Did you experience anything significant of an inner/outer nature  which was ‘out of the ordinary run of life’ during this time? (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)

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

Caroline(58) 1
Louis (60) 4
Fiona (61) 1 (I was very much affected by this time period)
Barbara (81) 1

B)  Summary of the most significant facets of this time:

(Can you relate the astrological significators I have set out to what your diaries tell you? eg to particularly important events/occurrences/shifts of understanding or perception which cast things in a new light, etc. If you can’t be that specific, do not worry! Just provide what seems relevant to you )

Caroline (58)

Caroline Aged 58

Caroline Aged 58

This entire period enriched my life, not always in gentle ways, with themes of value and self worth……. I was challenged to seek a deeper understanding of what I value in myself, others, and in life.

Lunar eclipse at 5 deg Capricorn 26.6.10 – GMT
This eclipse was approaching a conjunction with my natal Chiron, 07.42 Capricorn, in the second house sign in the first triggering familiar, and familial, themes of self-worth and my habit to under value myself.

I had a shocking surprise when a dear friend whom I consider family challenged my self worth and oddly rather than crumbling with self doubt, I accepted our differences about what my time and talent is worth and put forth a very conscious effort NOT to damage our 30 year friendship by challenging her behavior toward me… our friendship has definitely changed, I have become more separate and mature, less in need of her approval or willing to follow her standard of behavior, and I am no longer expecting her unconditional help, something that I assumed would always be a part of my life experience.

A period of sobering realities.

The week of August 5, Venus entering Libra and crossing my 10th/4th natal axis, my relationship with my mother was challenged and rather than getting angry and feeling hurt I accepted her behavior toward me, her not including me in family gatherings, and consciously decided NOT to fight with her or challenge her behavior with me – similar themes with my best friend 2 weeks earlier, the week of July 26 when Saturn opposed Uranus.

I also saw with more realistic eyes the dynamics of my romantic interests with a man who was flirting with me without serious interest…. And again, to accept his behavior and NOT damage our friendship and while the terms of our friendship have changed and we are not in as close communication as before, we have maintained a friendship………

Each of these experiences a maturing passage that has helped me separate from other people’s values and influences upon how I value myself.

Much needed maturing which I feel grateful for.

During this period I have gone back in time, working in a profession I left in 1994. The work is creative but challenging to old habits of feeling hyper responsible for making sure that NOTHING goes wrong which is unrealistic and crazy making…  I have under-valued my contribution and participation in the project, an old pattern needing to be broken, which Uranus transiting my natal 4th promises!

A period of a deepening sense of my worth.

September 19 began a week of horrors that brought a newly found and comforting insight that I prefer NOT to have the responsibility of ownership, enjoy living as a nomad, and that rather than pathologize my choices in life that I need to cultivate a community of like minded souls……. I struggle to understand the hows and wheres of this recent insight but confident that with time I will see a clear path to follow.

My mind and heart pointed toward service and I am currently looking into joining the Peace Corps as a possibility… to be continued.

“Caroline” later sent a ps which I include here:

September 19  Jupiter-Uranus conjunction Rx in Pisces:

I feel liberated from my past. Deepened resolution about living as a nomad without a home or property of my own. I returned to my roots 6 months ago , near the time of the first conjunction, and realized that I do not have the same values as I once had…… I am not interested in having a home or being part of a particular tribe…. in fact, I feel a free spirit in the universe not belonging in one particular place. I have felt alone and isolated most of my life never really fitting into the situations that I was living.
Observing more than participating.
I feel liberated and centered within myself. I have a deepened self-acceptance. I am trying not to compare myself to old standards which have lost value in my life.
I have stopped looking over my shoulder for that elusive someone to save me…….. I am my own savior, Neptune in Aquarius opposing my natal Mercury in Leo, and I feel an inner strength to forge a life that reflects self-honesty. I am interested in meeting others who live as I live; without home or family, comfortable to travel to unfamiliar places, working in service for others.
I am not interested in personal ambition, success, or reward.

At times I feel fear not knowing how to organize my life in this way – it feels very foreign – which is both exciting and terrifying.

Louis(60)

Louis Aged 60

Really nothing of note that might be relevant to me personally – I have a close friend who was diagnosed with cancer of the brain on 24 July. (Saturn entered Libra 22.7.10).

I had a recurrence of a thyroid problem on 5 August but this is not a particularly significant date as set out above

Really very little happening at all – struggling to get work but that’s normal – so having difficulty implementing the dream (haha)

Fiona(61)

Fiona Aged 61

Fiona Aged 61

It’s all been rather cataclysmic.  Among my close friends and relatives I have one with breast cancer in situ.  Another, at whose house my closest friends and I have been meeting to read poetry for 15 years, lost her father, and her job and was forced to move abruptly. I miss this major source of comfort and solace terribly as the replacement venue is not intimate and comforting.

Our co-grandfather (our pregnant grand daughter’s other grand father) had an aortic dissection which proved inoperable at the same time that my daughter’s father started to die.  Our co grand father did survive with medication. My daughter’s father died September 26 leaving his estate in a terrible mess which will cost a fortune in money and acrimony to sort out.

My husband had various health scares as I did myself. In addition to falling off the roof of the house he was working on and getting his truck stuck in a ditch, he had mysterious intestinal troubles requiring a Ct scan that turned out clear.  His disorder responded quickly to antibiotics.  His exact Mercury conjunct Neptune, which rules his chart, is exactly opposite the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction.  Many money shocks and troubles.

I have a dear friend who disappeared and left her husband of 40 years – to my and his distress.  She doesn’t have a birth time sadly, but surely Jupiter and Uranus is involved.  Another very good friend is being sued for $800,00 in an incomprehensible lawsuit.

Now we have an alcoholic nephew who has crashed his truck and broken his back whom we must now arrange care for.  Much family drama about this.

It really seemed like an awful lot of extreme alcoholic drinking took place in this time period some of which led to fatalities.

When Jupiter retrograded on my MC exactly, all my recent clients disappeared immediately , for which I was not sorry, having so much on my plate.

Generally a very Piscean, messy, dramatic, painful time.

Barbara(81)

Barbara Aged 81

Barbara Aged 81

August 19, 2010
Annual appointment with GYN doctor…he felt unusual lumps in right breast, the same breast I had a lumpectomy on in 2006.

August 20, 2010 (T Mercury Rx)

About an hour after Mercury Rx, my son ran over a battery in the road with his car.  Not having the money to get it fixed (did not even get an estimate of the damage) and wouldn’t want to under Rx Mercury anyway, his car stayed in the garage and I had to drive him back and forth to work whenever I needed to go somewhere during the day.  A big inconvenience.

August 26, 2010
Started feeling pain in eye tooth.

August 30, 2010
Left eye and cheek swollen. Ulcers acting up due to all the pain medicine I had been taking since Thursday.  Dentist diagnosed abscessed tooth and prescribed antibiotics and strong pain medicine. He recommended having root canal procedure.

August 31, 2010
So sick I had to have my daughter come over and fix my meals. Swelling didn’t go down until Thursday, September 2, 2010 when antibiotics started to take affect.

September 2, 2010
Received a sizable check from a real estate referral of over a year ago.

September 9, 2010
Dentist performed root canal, but, after digging around for an hour, could not find it and suggested I have another procedure by a specialist.

September 16, 2010
Another root canal by specialist had the same result.  He wants to do surgery October 22, to take care of the problem. I’m not sure I want to do this.  The infection has cleared up and I am feeling much better physically (after two round of antibiotics).  I am guessing this abscessed tooth has been the cause of my physical lack of strength and general run down condition all summer.  Now that I’m feeling better, I’m in no hurry to go under the knife.

About this same time, a very dear friend of mine was in and out of the hospital with sever sciatic nerve pain and I was very worried about her.

September 22, 2010
Took son’s car for repair which turned out to be a minor muffler problem at a cost of only $112.00.  Same day the city resurfaced our alley which had been full of pot holes for years.

September 26, 2010
Found out that my dear friend who had been in the hospital with sciatic pain passed over. She was only 65 years old.  T Jupiter was exactly opposite her N Jupiter 27 Virgo.  Her N Ascendant was 29 Virgo; Progressed Chiron was 29 Virgo; N Midheaven 29 Gemini. T Uranus was 28 Virgo. (Note: Barbara: My experience with demise charts indicates a strong Jupiter influence as if Jupiter is bringing them the freedom they desire.) T Pluto was at the bottom of her chart; Saturn transiting her First House conjunct her N Neptune; T Sun trine N Sun; T Moon opposite T Mars.  I will miss her very much.

September 27, 2010
Mammogram revealed nothing unusual in my right breast…a big relief.

I bought a new dishwasher which I had been wanting for a long time.

September 30, 2010
I am continuing to feel better physically and mentally every day.  Back to my old optimistic, Sagittarius self again.  Saturn has moved on from the opposition to my N Uranus and square to my N Mars…that’s a relief.

Can’t wait until Jupiter and Uranus turn Direct again in my First House.


TO BE CONTINUED……with feedback from all 10 study participants giving their “take” on the most significant world events Summer Solstice 2010 through to Autumnal Equinox 2010

Jupiter Meets Uranus
Jupiter Meets Uranus

For information on Anne’s definitive study of Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions (published AFA 2009), and her unique research into the impact of the 1997 conjunction on individual and collective life, click HERE

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Waiting for 19th September: Jupiter meets Uranus: “Tales from the Wild Ride” Part Six

We are about to have the second exact conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus, at 29 degrees Pisces, on the 19th of September 2010. What will the energy field surrounding that point add to our already disrupted, fast-changing world – for both individual humans and the wider collective? Keep watching this space!!

In the meantime, I thought it would interest readers following the fortunes of the 12 participants ‘plugged-in” to the 2010/11 Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions, to see an edited selection of their ‘takes’ on events in our collective life during the April-June 2010 period of Phase One of the research.

The final question posed for Questionnaire 1 centred on
‘Our Collective Life’.

Despite my making clear that the 2010/11 research would – unlike the 1997 research I did  for “Jupiter Meets Uranus” – largely focus on personal life, the mundane astrologer in me could not resist asking questions about what the 12 participants had perceived the key issues to be during

a) April and May 2010 (the build-up period to the 8 June conjunction)
B) the first two weeks of June 2010.

I made the request pretty low-key, thus : “I realise 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!”

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Six out of twelve rated Period A) as very significant, three as moderately significant, one as not significant at all. Two gave no response.

Six out of twelve rated Period B) as very significant, one as moderately significant, two as mildly significant. Three gave no response.

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For Period A), unsurprisingly, two events were mentioned by everyone except  the person who thought nothing at all had happened of any significance during April and May 2010.

Subject Louis (60), UK, sums this up briefly and well. He also commented on the UK’s May general election result, a  first of its kind since the Second World War:

“ Icelandic volcano, BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster were main headlines.

(Fiona (61) said about the latter: “ ….Made me feel absolute despair and rage and like the apocalypse was upon us all…”)

UK: Run up to a general election which returned a coalition government which is depressingly right wing with no interest in society or its progress.  A very serious issue in prospect for work as this government will most likely cut many worthwhile areas of public expenditure while supporting the rotten schemes of developers and their cronies.

In one sense the dark bubbling oil and the grey ash are similar in many ways to the coalition government.  Enveloping, disabling, suffocating….”

From the USA, Alicia (53) identified “….first iPads for sale in the USA, April 3rd.  Bound to revolutionize the laptop industry and the publishing industry (ebooks)….”

From Finland, Kathy(54) offered this comment: “….Several resignations in domestic politics resulting from a bribe scandal in connection of the parliamentary elections that was revealed already in 2009 and is still constantly in news. Also the head of the national TV’s news operation had to go as his wife is one of the people accused of taking bribes. This is big news here as Finland is always in the top 3 of the transparency international list of the least corrupted countries….” She also highlighted  an unusual scientific development: “….An interesting piece of news: A plasma brake to combat space debris: http://www.fmi.fi/news/index.html?Id=1271239224.html ….”

Jupiter Meets Uranus

Jupiter Meets Uranus

For Period B)

From the USA, Alicia (53) had this to say about the general mood in New York where she lives:  “….This isn’t an event, but I’m going to say it anyway because the effect was very pronounced.  Everyone around here was a nervous wreck.  (More than usual.) Irritable and touchy, rude, angry.  Driving safely was impossible.  It seemed to get back to ‘normal’ craziness levels by the third week of June….”

Julia (37), USA commented: “…. While some of the disasters of April and May were waning, they were being replaced by a steady stream of natural disasters and civil unrest. The period felt uneasy, as if problems that had been developing over time were revealing themselves….”

Diana (38) USA found the following event most significant, having considered that nothing of significance had occurred during the April/May period: “….It was announced around June 1-2 that Al and Tipper Gore were divorcing. To me this sounded like pure Uranian energy (as they had had such a long marriage)….”

Eve (51) USA observed that “….The only thing that dominated the TV was the BP oil spill and what was being done to help the situation.

I also keep an eye on the Congressional meetings taking place with the Postal  Regulatory Commission affecting the restructuring of the United States Postal Service.  It looks like the 5 day delivery proposal might be headed for the trash bin. Say it isn’t so, that means three more long years of work for me.  (no early out)….”

Maria (32) USA’s take: “….The NBA Finals, The World Cup, BP not being able to fix the leak, the Stock Market rollercoaster. I remember reading during this time someone’s opinion that sporting events are used by the powers that be to  distract people from what’s really going on in the world. I found it very interesting that the global
economic/money crisis kinda flew under the radar during The World Cup….”

Giorgio (28), currently in Iceland: “….In general, a collective mood of tension and instability. Diplomatic conflicts, war tensions, environmental worries, economical problems and corruption exposed. A time of big change continues…..”

Having said ‘very much so’ regarding the significance of world events during the April/May period, and like most people highlighting the Gulf Oil Spill, Harry (41), USA was disarmingly honest in his response to questions about Period B: “….I have no doubt a lot was happening in the world around me, but, in all honesty, I can’t think of anything in particular.  The Aries Sun in me was myopically focused on a growing opportunity overseas for my partner and I….”

Barbara (81), USA, had a brief, trenchant, all-purpose comment: “….Regarding Our Collective Life, I keep up on all current events, e.g., oil spill, government legislation, stock market ups and downs, but try not to let any of that upset me inasmuch as I have very little control over any of it….”

Whatever your views may be, I feel pretty sure you will agree with me that this piece of detail from Kathy (54) probably deserves the last word! “….The Free Thinkers of Finland organized an exchange event on June 4: they collected from the public Bibles and gave porn magazines in return….”

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And my own personal last word on the April – mid-June ( extending to mid-July) 2010 period?

In the article following are my ‘picks’ from the most disruptive, left-field events in our collective life over the last few months, as the drama of a new Jupiter/Uranus conjunction – and beginning 14-year cycle –played out within the structure of  the Cardinal Cross.

CHECK OUT

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

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Tales from the Wild Ride Part 3: Wired in June! Jupiter/Uranus 2010/11

Welcome to the third installment of  ‘Tales from the Wild Ride‘, the story of the 2010/11 Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions’ impact on a group of ‘ordinary’ lives, which will now unfold on a regular basis until next Spring 2011.

The First Two Weeks of June 2010

(1-7 June 2010 + 8 June 2010 (the conjunction day)+ 9-15 June 2010)

Six more subjects’ feedback :

Personal Life

Did you experience anything significant of an inner/outer nature during this period? (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)

(Please indicate which of the following 4 categories applies)

Very much so: 6/6
Moderately so: 0/6
Mildly so: 0/6
Not at all: 0/6

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Alicia Aged 53

( Asc/Desc 23 Virgo/Pisces – included  to see the extent to which a wide orb ‘delivers’ )

Alicia Aged 53

Alicia Aged 53

Very much so

Research into psycho-sexual development ran apace the first two weeks, particularly regarding the Black Moon.  Am beginning to understand sexual development in a new way–have hit on a few new ideas and some new research in this area which runs contradictory to much current thinking, but is very much in keeping with what we know of the asteroids.

This period was very intense for me in terms of work (Uranus ruling sixth house).  Out of the blue I had more clients than I could handle, I took on more students, and I wrote every spare minute.  The whole period went by in a blur, and the only things I wrote in my journal were, “Exhausted, will write later.”

Definitely a physical burnout related to mental overload.  Slept deeply 10 (sometimes more) hours per night.  Muscle aches and inflammation related to peri-menopause exacerbated. (Natal Moon/Uranus conjunction again.) Starting to dream again, after a long non-dreaming period.

An odd thing happened on the 7th-8th.  A signed contract (7th house) once belonging to the object of my obsession became available at auction.  I now own it.  No one else bid for it, which is strange because the signature alone is worth something and the document in and of itself has historical interest.

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Julia Aged 37

(Venus 26 Pisces conj Sun 01 Aries /8th House)

Julia Aged 37

Julia Aged 37

Very much so

The period was not a pleasant one – if life remained as it was in that period I’d probably give up on it! I felt like I was caged, being held against my will in a restricted space and unable to fulfill my potential or assist others to fulfill their full potential.

I felt as if there was a battle raging, a battle between those who are compromised and disadvantaged, those without money and without power, and those empowered through their financial assets and the freedom that they bring. I felt as if the world’s wrong doers – the irresponsible, the uncaring, the selfish and the reckless were holding all the cards and that the only way to redress the balance was to outsmart them, to be nimble, quick-witted and bold – always keeping several paces ahead. I felt as if the situation was escalating and coming to a head – perhaps no time soon, but gaining momentum nonetheless.

1-7 June 2010

I can’t say I felt any great climax of events or any major shift between the 1st and the 7th June. The scenario was more a case of the pressures on me reaching a peak at the end of May and remaining constant at that level into early June.

The scale of the challenges didn’t reduce in size and instead continued to escalate. However, what became apparent in June was a matching of strength – as the powers working against me became stronger, the powers working in my favour dramatically increased in size.

8 June 2010 (the conjunction day):

Nothing notable happened events wise on the 8th June – though the evening of the 7th June was a real low point and a time when I felt utterly despondent, but emotionally I was starting to feel more empowered that day (i.e. I went to bed the night before thinking I may as well give up and woke up thinking ‘what the hell, I’m not giving up now and I’ll give this one last go’). There were no significant meetings or conversations that day, but I was generally feeling more upbeat than in May, as I was starting to see the overall shape of my situation improve and realised that while there were temporary obstacles, the long-term picture was becoming positive.

9 -15 June

This was a period of extreme ups and downs. I usually keep things on a fairly even keel, but it was impossible to do this during this period. The scale and potential of the opportunities being presented to me during this period by far outstripped any of my past and illustrated the benefits of sticking with my plans. One thing that was in no doubt was the esteem in which I’m held and with which my project is regarded.

However, at the other end of the spectrum, my situation was becoming increasingly difficult in the short-term. Financially the first 6 months of 2010 have been absolute hell and having gradually got worse across March, April and May, things became no better in June, for while medium to long term opportunities were presenting themselves left, right and centre, in the short term nothing at all was coming through. I felt as if carrots were being dangled, just out of reach, at a time when I’m financially starving and can’t hold out any longer.

Again, what became apparent was that an ‘all or nothing’ attitude was needed – taking risks and being brave. Had I reverted back to old ways of doing things and gone into reverse, all the groundwork I’d been doing since early 2009 would have been undermined….. I decided to carry on battling away to achieve my aims, even though I risked losing absolutely everything to do this and there was no certainty that the taking risk would work in my favour.

Your comments/summary on the first two weeks of June 2010:

Emotionally the thing that kept me going during this period was the opportunities lining themselves up to roll out from October 2010 onwards. The period was, like March, April and May, extremely stressful and full of many low points at which I wondered how on Earth I’d overcome the obstacles before me.

However, not one, but several incredible opportunities were introduced to me at this time and though I was very conscious that I was ‘up against it’ I was also aware that some very powerful allies were working away to help me – opening doors for me, giving me encouragement and flying the flag for my project. I felt a little like a Premier League football player flanked by a large entourage of bodyguards, as he made his way through a riotous crowd of fans from his opposing team throwing insults and missiles in his direction.

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Caroline Aged 58

(MC 1 Libra/IC 1 Aries)

Caroline Aged 58

Caroline Aged 58

Very much so

Your comments/summary on the first two weeks of June 2010:

Jupiter-Uranus oo Aries conjoined my natal IC oo Aries 58, triggering deep issues about emotional safety, security, wellbeing, belonging… old feelings of abandonment surfaced. I experienced deep depression, lifelessness, isolation, and withdrawal.

…… paternal abandonment is a family theme……. The anxieties I experienced May 28-June 6 were related to birthing and infancy.

Mars, ruler of natal 4th is in a separating conjunction with natal Moon in Scorpio

June 11- 15

I re-established contact with friends, and feeling less isolated my abandonment anxieties calmed. This was the beginning of the ending of a significant relationship that I had expectation of becoming an intimate romance. Familiar, family related, feelings of disappointment and betrayal surfaced.

April – June I had, and continue to have, many thoughts and feelings about where and with whom I belong in life. Relationships with dear friends are in transition and I am gaining a more clear perspective of my worth and value.

My struggle is separating from my past and finding the courage to break free move with self assurance and confidence into a creative, new present.

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Harry Aged 41

(Sun 0 Aries conj NNode 0 Aries conj Chiron 2.5 Aries/8th House)

Harry Aged 41

Harry Aged 41

Very much so

Your comments/summary on the first two weeks of June 2010:

The week of the 14th was certainly memorable. My partner was asked on the 16th as part of an email conversation which began on the 14th, if he had an interest in joining this new company in Switzerland that he had spoken with in May.  This led to making plans for him to travel to Zurich to meet with them in July.  Consequently, he ended up going and meeting with them the week of the Solar Eclipse which was conjunct his Progressed Mars, ruler of his 9th House.

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Kathy Aged 54

(Mercury 01 deg Aries widely conj Sun 9 Aries /9th House)

Kathy Aged 54

Kathy Aged 54

Very much so

Your comments/summary on the first two weeks of June 2010:

Sent an ultimatum along the lines “we marry or nothing” to my love interest on 2 June. Realised that my not-so-soft- spoken Mercury was on overdrive, probably helped along by the square from Pluto. No filters in speech nor any niceties. Realized a need for self-discipline with my mouth if not willing to lose all my friends by the time the influence of these transits will be over.

On the day of the conjunction two Buddhist monks in orange robes were chatting below the balcony of the friend with whom I travelled to Barcelona. Her comment: “Now I have seen it all”.  A very unusual thing to happen in her life and in her environment.  Find this incident hilariously funny.

9-15 June organizing the Odyssey. Endless e-mails and calls. Promises and threats. Love and hate in turns. Ended up being called Kirki .

Mentally very tense weeks.

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Diana (38)

(Pluto 29 deg 57 min Virgo/9th House sq Jupiter r 29.5 Sagittarius/1st House)

Diana Aged 38

Diana Aged 38

Very much so

8 June 2010 (the conjunction day):

Reconnected intimately with a guy I dated and was very obsessed with. Went together to a book launch event and after-party in West Hollywood.

9-15 June:
A truly emotionally horrible (meltdown) period begins and hits a boiling point.

Your comments/summary on the first two weeks of June 2010:

-The amazing events invitations continued with one on the Paramount Studios backlot, another a  free dinner at a high end restaurant.
-Was building a friendship with a guy I dated last year (it ended quickly and badly) from March through the Jupiter/Uranus period. We started to get closer platonically, had an indiscretion June 8, he went back to being distant claiming he only wanted a friendship.
-At the same time, a major falling out with one of my best friends–a guy I’ve known since high school (same issue: distance and emotion)
-Same weekend got stood up by a guy I was lightly dating–which strangely sent me into a tailspin.
Most difficult period: weekend of June 11-13

NOTE: Around the time of the June 26 eclipse I felt a major energy pull–breakdown, issues with my work, flea infestation in my house, rethinking being a homeowner, etc.

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To read the whole “Tales from the Wild Ride” series now unfolding from August 2010 to March 2011,  click HERE:

(Responses to Questionnaire 2 will appear at the end of September and will take our volunteers from 0 deg Cancer (Summer Solstice, 22.6.10) to 0 deg Libra (Autumn Equinox, 23.9.10). I will be giving them a couple of ‘special focus’ dates to comment on, eg 26.6.10 when a lunar eclipse occurred at 5 deg Capricorn which is just at the ‘outer limits’ of the orb range for the study but may well have produced some notable effects.)

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IMPORTANT

All comments/shared experiences most welcome! If you have enjoyed this installment of the Tales from the Wild Ride, it would be great if you could send the link around your networks, so that as many people as possible can follow the series and see ‘astrology in action’!

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Part Two:’Tales from the Wild Ride’ Jupiter/Uranus 2010/11

Welcome to the second installment of  Tales from the Wild Ride, the story of the 2010/11 Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions’ impact on a group of ‘ordinary’ lives, which will now unfold on a regular basis until next Spring 2011….

1) April and May 2010 (build-up period to conjunction on 8.6.10):

Six more subjects’ feedback :

Personal Life

Did you experience anything significant of an inner/outer nature during this period? (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)

(Please indicate which of the following 4 categories applies)

Very much so: 1/6
Moderately so: 5/6
Mildly so: 0/6
Not at all: 0/6

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Barbara Aged 81

(Mars r 4 Cancer/4th House square Uranus r 3.5 Aries/1st House)

Barbara Aged 81

Barbara Aged 81

Moderately so

April 6, 2010
Discovered I had a major health problem – prolapsed pelvis. Decided against surgery for the time being.

May 13, 2010
Someone stole my lawn mower out of my garage overnight. This led to a series of stressful events for the next few weeks while I purchased a new mower, replaced the garage door lock. Couldn’t find anyone to cut my grass in the meantime.
Same day finally picked up (son) Alan’s car after power steering repair. Cost: over $1200.
(I mention money because I live on a very limited income from Social Security and a small pension from my employment with the State of Indiana. Alan works for the State of Indiana and receives a very small salary. The State has frozen salaries for two or three years. Any extraordinary expense becomes very stressful for me.)

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Maria (32)

(Moon 22 Virgo conj NNode 29 Virgo/9th House)

Maria Aged 32

Maria Aged 32

Very much so

I began writing songs out of the blue after the eclipse in January on my ASC. In March, I began
Internet correspondence with a music producer and found out about a music conference in my city in April. I went, having only a few months experience in songwriting. There I ran into a former co-
worker that I hadn’t seen in 10 years who offered to show me music production in exchange for me
writing songs for him. Made two new friends quite serendipitously who are also songwriters.

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Eve (51)

(Sun 29.5 Pisces/9th House)

Eve Aged 51

Eve Aged 51

Moderately so

On March 22nd my husband had Gallbladder Surgery.  I think this belongs to the build up period, because it was sudden and we had to cancel our vacation to Disney planned for my birthday on March 20th.

During the build up period, I was in the middle of a job transition.  On April 24th my old job as Postmaster’s Secretary had been filled and I started training my replacement.  I completely left all aspects of my old job behind.

April 30th and May 1st we went to Disney for the weekend since we had to postpone it from March 20th and had already purchased the tickets.

The last week of May and the first week of June, I was on a two week vacation. (I stayed home to relax and rejuvenate)

May 31st was my wedding anniversary and some friends of ours had a small gathering at their house.

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Fiona (61)

(MC 4 Aries/IC 4 Libra)

Fiona Aged 61

Fiona Aged 61

Moderately so

April 9, 2010, I started Septra antibiotic for my Lyme disease and by the third pill I knew it was doing something good for me: that is, making me stronger.  However, it made me very tired and not very functional  mentally. It removed my capacity for enthusiasm.

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Louis (60)

(Progressed MC/NNode is at 2.5/3.5 deg Aries, sq natal Uranus at 1.5 Cancer.)

Louis Aged 60

Moderately so

This time was characterized by a strong feeling of running out of time and a sense of unease about the future. Perhaps a sense that I had failed in what I set out to do 14 years ago and that the next few years would be critical -professionally, financially and personally.  I recall a feeling of slight desperation and a drive to redress the situation although I had no clear idea of what to do.

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Diana (38)

(Pluto 29 deg 57 min Virgo/9th House sq Jupiter r 29.5 Sagittarius/1st House)

Diana Aged 38

Diana Aged 38

Moderately so

Invitations to great events picked up (I’m a journalist + am always invited to things–these were slightly more A-List).

*Major breakthrough in career (with much effort on my part)–hitting a different pay scale and cache level.
*Surge in creativity directed towards a new medium (not writing but video)

Notably:
April 20, April 21, April 27, May 15 – Felt particularly creative and made and created documentary videos
May 20 – Ritz Carlton Laguna event
May 25 – Private show with Nas and Damian Marley
May 27 – I got one of the (Top 5) biggest magazine assignments I’ve ever gotten.

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To read the whole “Tales from the Wild Ride” series now unfolding from August 2010 to March 2011,  click HERE:

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All comments/shared experiences most welcome! If you have enjoyed this installment of the Tales from the Wild Ride, it would be great if you could send the link around your networks, so that as many people as possible can follow the series and see ‘astrology in action’!

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Jupiter/Uranus 2010/11: “Tales from the Wild Ride” Part One

In 1997/8 I followed the lives of 17 subjects ‘plugged in’ to the 5-6 Degrees Aquarius ‘hot spot’ where those two dynamic planets last met – in February 1997. Their turbulent tales from the left field appear in “Jupiter Meets Uranus” published (eventually!) in April 2009.

By the time I had completed that project, my friends, family and students were so fed up with my Jupiter/Uranus obsession that they began crossing to the other side of the road when they saw me approaching(I exaggerate, but only slightly!)

However, so compelling has been the interest in the 2010/11 Jupiter Uranus conjunctions in Aries and Pisces across the Web, and so persistent my emailers, commenters and volunteers, that here I am, at it again. Am I mad or what??!!

Of the many volunteers, I have had to restrict my group to 12. It would not have been realistically possible to take on more, given the demands on my time and restrictions imposed by eyesight problems which I hope will not get much worse over the coming months.

(For those of you Virgoan types who are interested in more detail re how the project is set up and structured, I have created a special page in which I have posted some of the ‘boring but necessary background stuff’. Click HERE if you want to check that out. NOTE: I am allowing a wide orbital range of 22 Pisces to 5 Aries. This is five degrees applying to the 27 Pisces – 0 Aries ‘hot spot’ where the conjunctions take place – and five degrees separating.)

But now, on to the first of those Tales from the Wild Ride, which will now unfold on a regular basis until next Spring 2011. A great big ‘thank you’ to those volunteers prepared to share their unfolding stories with the rest of us. Apart from some minor editing, you are reading their own words.Through them, you will be able to observe the transformational impact of the turbulent unpredictability of Jupiter/Uranus, held in a matrix of darkness, delay and difficulty brought by Saturn/Pluto – so obvious ‘across the map’ of the spring-autumn period of 2010 in our individual and collective lives….

The New Moon - a cycle just beginning....

The New Moon - a cycle just beginning....

In the beginning…..

1) April and May 2010 (build-up period to conjunction on 8.6.10):

Five subjects’ feedback :

Personal Life

Did you experience anything significant of an inner/outer nature during this period? (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)

(Please indicate which of the following 4 categories applies)

Very much so: 4/5
Moderately so: 1/5
Mildly so: 0/5
Not at all: 0/5

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Alicia Aged 53

( Asc/Desc 23 Virgo/Pisces – included  to see the extent to which a wide orb ‘delivers’ )

Alicia Aged 53

Alicia Aged 53

Very Much So

In a nutshell, everything broke.  My laptop (which I depend on for my livelihood) had to be repaired not once, but twice, and spent the whole period in the shop (Uranus rules my sixth).  My fridge broke down.  The wiring in my house kept shorting things.  Lots of frustrations with things electronic.

I have a Moon/Uranus conjunction in the 11th—my best friend had a major rift with her son (still not mended), and my mother had one with another family member…..

Sometime around Easter, suddenly fell out of love with someone I’d been in love with for more than three years…..

Intellectually, creatively and intuitively, this period was very intense and rewarding for my astrological work.  I broke a lot of new ground in these months—particularly in researching psycho-sexual development and relating it to the asteroids…..

There has been a major breakthrough, for me, in understanding the way sexuality develops and the ways it can manifest differently in different people.  I’ve come to the conclusion that we’re still in the dark ages about understanding sexual orientation.  I relate this to the (Ed. Jupiter/Uranus) energy falling in my 7th house and to the general Aries/Libra stimulation….. I’m looking forward to where this is going to take my work.

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Julia Aged 37

(Venus 26 Pisces conj Sun 01 Aries /8th House)

Julia Aged 37

Julia Aged 37

Very Much So

Yes. From March onwards, escalating across April and May I experienced one of the most difficult and stressful periods in my life….

The problems of this time came down to the fact I’ve been pioneering a radically new concept and while it’s been gaining a great deal of support and significant progress has been made, the first six months of this year and in particular March, April and May, were periods of great difficulty and set backs.

My experience of this period was one of extreme contrast – finding that on the one hand extremely powerful people and organisations were lining up by my side to support my project, but on the other hand traditional societal and economic models were working against my endeavors and at times making it feel as if I’d set my heart on an impossible task.

……I felt acutely aware of the fact that two opposing sides were in a showdown, both holding their ground, the innovators raising the bar and pushing harder than ever to bring new ideas and approaches to the fore, as the traditionalists pushed against them, being as obstructive as possible.
During this period I was very much aware that I was not the only person feeling frustrated and at times angered at the scenarios unfolding around the world. Many friends and colleagues were feeling similar emotions and feeling at the end of their tether; sick and tired of the status quo and feeling like something has got to give.

The period was mainly one where I worked exceedingly hard behind the scenes, maneuvering around a multitude of obstacles that relentlessly presented themselves, finding plans got delayed and just about everything that could go wrong did go wrong.

However, ……the delays caused by the obstacles during March, and to an even greater extent April, which came to a climax in May, have led to better opportunities in the long run. New opportunities started to present themselves during April and May, some from external sources, others because I tried some new ways of doing things…….  I think I came out of that period stronger and braver than when I entered it.

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Kathy Aged 54

(Mercury 01 deg Aries widely conj Sun 9 Aries /9th House)

Kathy Aged 54

Kathy Aged 54

Long Easter week-end in Barcelona. Because of lack of resources have not been able to travel since 2000. First time for 15 years to travel to a new place. Like coming home. Blown away by Gaudí. The trip resulted in many well-received articles for my blog.

The friend I travelled with had never been abroad in her life (63 years of age). Two weeks after Barcelona she won a free trip to Florence, Italy in October. Also suddenly she has had a lot of contacts with foreigners which in her everyday environment is not normal.

Sudden death of a dear friend, my family doctor from Cyprus (16 April).

An out-of-the-blue phone call from my Cypriot male friend on May 28th. His Sun/Moon is on 29°53’ Pisces. We met May 1988 (I was living on Cyprus then), had no contact 1993 – 2005 (I moved back to Finland in March 2000). He got in touch via common friends in 2005, we met briefly in January 2007, had a long week-end in Berlin March 2009 and have been in touch ever since. He was my travelling-companion on the Greek odyssey I just returned from. An extremely challenging relationship but difficult if not impossible to put a lid on.

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Harry Aged 41

(Sun 0 Aries conj NNode 0 Aries conj Chiron 2.5 Aries/8th House)

Harry Aged 41

Harry Aged 41

Moderately So

Much of what I experienced in May (April was fairly quiet, I believe) —  beginning May 10th, in fact — was done so through my partner, someone with a 7 Libra Sun.

An opportunity to work — and subsequently live — overseas, one that had been bubbling on a back burner since late-October (when Saturn was Direct and first moved into opposition with my Sun and was conjunct my natal Jupiter/Uranus), suddenly picked up a great deal of steam.  We once again found ourselves seriously considering the probability of making this move and how it would change our lives, etc and so on.

In a way, with Uranus ruling my 7th House, this kind of makes sense.  This Uranus/Jupiter conjunction in opposition to my natal Jupiter/Uranus and conjunct my Sun/North Node could certainly manifest in the lives of those I share my life with.

I also learned that a dear friend of mine, another Libra who has this Uranus/Jupiter conjunction on her Ascendant, landed a sizeable role in a big Hollywood movie in LA at the same time she learned her Mother might possibly need bypass surgery in NYC (Pluto is moving over her Midheaven and through her 10th House).

Like I said, most of the events I’m witnessing are happening to those I consider partners or close friends.

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Caroline Aged 58

(MC 1 Libra/IC 1 Aries)

Caroline Aged 58

Caroline Aged 58

Very Much So

Themes of family and home predominated my thoughts and feelings. April I returned to live and work in the US after 10 years living abroad. I am without a home, job, or money. I am new born, vulnerable and exposed, temporarily living with friends who are as close as family.

I felt disoriented in my new, unfamiliar environment. I had trouble connecting with the community and spent most of this time at home on my own. Feeling like a fish out of water.

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To read the whole “Tales from the Wild Ride” series now unfolding from August 2010 to March 2011,  click HERE:

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All comments/shared experiences most welcome! If you have enjoyed this first of the Tales from the Wild Ride, it would be great if you could send the link around your networks, so that as many people as possible can follow the series and see ‘astrology in action’!

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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.

Science:

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

WHAT THIS AMAZING IMAGE TELLS US ABOUT CREATION

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

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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……

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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?

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

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