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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:

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

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

Spring Equinox 20.3.2011

Spring Equinox 20.3.2011

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

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


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

Spring Equinox 20.3.2011

Spring Equinox 20.3.2011

To read Part One of the Big Picture series, click on link below:


Jupiter meets Uranus–the wider world reacts! “Tales from the Wild Ride” Part 14

On 7th,8th and 9th February 2011, you have seen what the third and last Jupiter/Uranus conjunction of 2010/11 brought to the already disrupted lives of  “Giorgio”(28) “Maria” (32) “Harry”(41) “Eve”(51) “Alicia” (53)“Kathy” (54) “Caroline” (58) “Louis” (60)”Fiona”(61) and “Barbara”(81) : 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‘.

Today you can read their  vivid and wide-ranging ‘takes’ on what have been the most important collective events from “Tales of the Wild Ride” Phase 3 – from Autumnal Equinox 2010 to Winter Solstice 2010, through to the first week of January 2011.

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

Now read on!

Question:

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

Categories:

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

(NOTE: all feedback from USA unless otherwise indicated)

'Giorgio' aged 28

'Giorgio' aged 28

1

(Iceland) Three events occurred in November and December that were very remarkable: the Korean crises (near-war), the Wikileaks worldwide disclosures, and the talks of the Euro collapse as the Irish  asked for a bail-out along many street protests in Europe.

Maria Aged 32

Maria Aged 32

1

Midterm elections and all the so called “Independents” flipping over to vote Republican as a way of protesting the Administration’s policies. The compromise that went on that resulted in the extension of Unemployment benefits, but also the extension of Bush’s tax cuts (Saturn in Libra). The first person cured of HIV (Neptune/Chiron conjunction in Aquarius). The Australian floods (Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Pisces). The political shooting in Tuscon, Arizona.

Harry Aged 41

Harry Aged 41

2

Here in the States we had the Midterm Elections which predictably upset the Democratic controlled apple cart which really felt like the People tapping into their Uranus-driven need to shake things up.  We also saw an unusual amount of snow and ice storms in places that don’t usually get them (the South, for instance) with even stranger weather overseas with more snow in Europe and now historic flooding in Australia, all of which feel positively Jupiter in it all being a bit too much.  And, of course most recently, the shootings in Arizona.  In fact, there were several shootings — not as newsworthy, though — which took place throughout the States in the weeks leading up to the Arizona shootings.  Seems a lot of people are having difficulty channeling the unpredictable energy of Uranus and Jupiter.

Eve Aged 51

Eve Aged 51

2

There was again lots of flooding in many parts of the world.

Alicia Aged 53

Alicia Aged 53

2

The political upheavals continue, but seem to have mellowed out from the outright hatred and rebellion that marked the beginning of the period.  The president’s approval rating, as of today, is 58%–rather shocking, as when he was elected it was only 53%.  There seems to be a sudden upswing in positive thinking, with more people convinced the economy will improve.  I think there was a general feeling of global instability and the fear that accompanies it during the transits, which seems to be abating.

There also seems to be a great deal of debate about how we connect, and the future of communication—social networking, etc.  The film, The Social Network, is on top of everyone’s ‘must see’ list—the story of Facebook.  There seems to be a lot of debate about the importance of ‘real’ presence as opposed to the lure of ‘virtual’ presence (through texting, etc.).  I read an article that predicted that phone conversations will be passé soon.  Everyone will be texting.  Thumbs at the ready.

I think the big question is, “Have we moved forward, or have we just been shaken up?”  I’d like to think we’ve found some filaments of progress, but most people I’ve spoken to about this feel as if they’ve just been whizzed through a blender.

Kathy Aged 54

Kathy Aged 54

2

(Finland) As soon as Pluto went direct the corruption scandal involving our ex-pm and his party surfaced again in a big way.  Now he is under police investigation.

12 October, 2010 TV discussion about the rights of homosexuals to a marriage in church started a mass movement out of the church. In 2 wks more than 40000 people resigned from the church (by the end of the year the number reached 80000). This is all Uranus and Jupiter in Pisces, Pluto in Capricorn stuff.

30 November, 2010 the cabin crew of the two main airlines in Finnair went on strike (Mars square Jupiter effect I think).

30 November, 2010 NASA promised a very important announcement regarding extraterrestrial life (Uranus SD). From NASA press release:  “NASA will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life.”

18 December, 2010, Chaos in air (again) as most of Europe is grounded because of snow. Mercury R square Jupiter

29 December, 2010: Main paper in Finland wrote: Anarchism on the rise. Front page on foreign news section about this subject. Completely new take and approach by the paper. So Mercury R in Sagittarius and Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus/Jupiter conjunction approaching.

Caroline Aged 58

Caroline Aged 58

1

– but no written feedback

Louis Aged 60

1

(UK) It seems clear that everything is changing, though the powers that be will try their best to stop it.  Wiki-leaks, UK Uncut, student protests, tax protests and the power of the internet in rallying people to support anti-establishment agendas all mark a sea-change in the way that dissent is organized.  It may not be successful but it is a start.  The weather also seems to be providing a dissident drum beat.

Fiona Aged 61

Fiona Aged 61

3

Grief obliterates a great deal besides the dead person.  I can vaguely recall my usual outrage and indignation at various political events in this country- The Nov. elections and the take over of the House of Representatives by the Republicans, but mostly I continued to worry about the environment and the planet and Global Climate Change.  And human stupidity and short sightedness.

Barbara Aged 81

Barbara Aged 81

1

The biggest event was the November elections in America with the Republican Party winning back the House of Representatives. Looks like more gridlock in our future.

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NOTE: I will be sending out the Final Questionnaire in mid-March 2011, asking my ten researchees for their brief summary of Spring 2010 – 2011.

I will be asking them to evaluate the significance of the above year relative to other years in life ( in as much as one can!) and whether the Jupiter/Uranus effect  (which I will briefly re-define) was in their opinion able to be seen – or not.

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

"Jupiter meets Uranus"

Anne Whitaker’s main blog is Writing from the Twelfth House, a lively and popular magazine-type site, set up in the summer of 2008   “….for those writers and readers – and fellow astrologers! – who share my preoccupation with questions of mystery, meaning, pattern and purpose….”

If you are looking for information, education, entertainment and inspiration,

check it out!

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1300 words copyright Anne Whitaker/Research Participants 2011
Licensed under Creative Commons – for conditions see Home Page








Jupiter meets Uranus – yet again!“Tales from the Wild Ride” Part 13

On 7th and 8th February, you have seen what the third and last Jupiter/Uranus conjunction of 2010/11 brought to the already disrupted lives of  “Giorgio”(28) “Maria” (32) “Harry”(41) “Eve”(51) “Alicia” (53) and “Kathy” (54).

Today it is time to hear  from “Caroline” (58) “Louis” (60)”Fiona”(61) and “Barbara”(81) : the last four of 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‘.

Autumnal Equinox 2010 to Winter Solstice 2010, through to the first week of January 2011.

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KEY ASTROLOGICAL SIGNIFICATORS:

Mercury enters Libra 4.10.10

Jupiter turns direct 19.11.10

Mercury enters Capricorn 1.12.10

Uranus turns direct 6.12.10

Mars enters Capricorn 7.12.10

Full Moon 29 deg. Gemini 21.12.10

Sun enters Capricorn 21.12.10

AND

Jupiter conjuncts Uranus exactly (3rd time) (27 deg 01 min d Pisces) 04.01.11

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

Now read on!

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): (2)

“Fiona”(61): (2)

“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

 

The Jupiter-Uranus conjunction has been conjoining the cusp of my natal IC and while I had expected this transit to challenge my perception of my past, even to pull at the deepest roots of family and home, I also knew that Uranus being the wild child of the zodiac and terrifyingly unpredictable can never be fully imagined……

Even though nothing of keen interest happened on the dates above the period between equinox and solstice brought to me the opportunity to revisit my past and for a brief passage of time re-enter a profession I left in 1994. In March 2010 I returned to the city of my birth with a vague idea of living there after many years away and discovered ( Aries) that I felt alien(Uranus) of a life where I once felt I belonged ( 4th house).

With this discovery came painful experiences teaching me (Jupiter) about my deeper needs (4th house).  Themes of nurturing, security, belonging ( 4th house) came to the foreground as I wrestled with how “to be” (Aries) in what now felt like a foreign environment ( Jupiter).

I am also experiencing my second Saturn Return transiting my natal 10th house opposing the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction, adding significant pressure to re-evaluate (Libra Saturn) what I accomplished the past thirty years. With a helping hand from the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction, and a Saturn-Pluto square in 2010, I have been breaking down emotional scaffolding that was supporting obsolete feelings.  I have had to wrestle with issues of dependency, disappointment, and self-protection in myself and in others.

By mid-November I was making plans to leave my native country in search for a country, community, more suited to my decision to live a simple, no thrills life. I have left my native culture for a culture unknown to me ( Jupiter) and fully aware that the roots ( 4thhouse) I wish to grow will require time ( Saturn).

I feel a greater clarity (Uranus) about the life I want to live than before the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction, and while my life is not any less complicated than it was, this transit has removed the last remaining pretense from my past.  Uranus is the archetype of the great liberator and I admit to feeling free from many perceptions of my past.

My work ahead is building structures, creating relationships, that can strengthen my sense of belonging. My life is vibrating with uncertainty and I haven’t a clue of what to do except trust my decision to seek a more simple life.

Louis (60)

Louis Aged 60

This was a period marked by much European travel and connections with people from different countries and backgrounds – from America to China, Japan and Singapore.  It seemed to offer the prospect of a less parochial future.  I suppose that in the early part of December, I was sure that I had changed substantially over the past 12 months in attitude, values and outlook though I only realise this now.  2010 was a year of great change in my attitude to work and how it should be carried out – the previous ways, as still practiced by most of the people I work with, seem tired and irrelevant.  It’s an uncomfortable feeling on the one hand – who would employ me if they knew what I really thought? But there is an inner warmth of knowing that there are new ways of doing things and that I can participate in bringing that about.

Fiona(61)

Fiona Aged 61

Fiona Aged 61

Mostly, it was fallout from my daughter’s father’s death, digesting it as it were, to mix the  metaphor.  I did get very interested in the Lunar Nodes in astrology and my  interest in astrology was revitalized.  I have been studying and studying the Nodes of many of the charts in my collection trying to get my own fix on them.  I had never been interested in them before.  Perhaps I shall be propelled back into business with Jupiter over my Mid Heaven soon and Uranus later in the year.  Who knows?

A good friend and neighbor died Dec. 15, 2010.  Her husband has 0 Aries Rising.

I have been tracking the J/U conjunction in friends’ charts.  The day of the J/U conjunction was the day of a very successful hip replacement of a friend.  She is marvelously improved even though I thought it was the most baleful day to do surgery possible. I am encouraged by this to be unanfraid of these titanic astrological changes coming up, as it is always a problem –  how not to use astrology to scare yourself..

I also feel very changed personally.  I don’t feel like operating out of my Cancer Rising, babying and nurturing everyone.  Have stopped calling a great many people back which feels weird, but I compulsively nurture people and I would like some more time and energy for myself.  Seems like there is endless drama in everybody’s life and I’d rather pay attention to something else right now.

I continue to be mostly uninterested in my usual pursuits of knitting and spinning, which is alarming considering how much wool and knitting lie around this house.  I should start ripping out unfinished knitting projects from years ago that I am bored with , but I have yet to do so.  I’m finding it hard to finish even a pair of socks which I could really use.

Barbara (81)

Barbara Aged 81

Barbara Aged 81

October 2, 2010 (T Mercury opposite T Uranus)
Turned on furnace from cool to heat, but it didn’t start.
Repairman determined that a bird on dropped down the chimney into furnace.  After the bird was removed, furnace worked perfectly. This has NEVER happened to me before.

October 5, 2010 (T Mercury opposite N Uranus & sq T Pluto)
My cousin moved and gave me her sofa which I gave to my son who really needed it.
Had lunch with three adult children of a very dear friend who is deceased. All live out of town/state now. A real reunion since I had not seen them in a very long time.

October 20, 2010 (T Mars trine T Jupiter)
My cousin died.
Son having trouble with his car, again! Repairs will be costly.

October 22, 2010 (T Mars square T Neptune and T Mercury sextile T Pluto)
Mortuary to pay respects to cousin.
Left for weekend in Michigan with my sister and her daughter to see my brother and his wife who came from Massachusetts to see their granddaughter who had recently entered the convent.  Taking this trip was a big decision. I never travel anymore, but since my abscessed tooth was healed, I felt well enough to tackle the trip. We had a great time and I’m glad I went. My sister is 88 and my brother is 86, so who knows how many more opportunities we will get to be together.

November 3, 2010
Had third (and final) root canal procedure. Endodontist had to cut into gum at bottom of tooth to clean out canal. Very painful but it took care of the problem.

November 4, 2010 (T Venus sextile N Neptune and T Mercury trine T Jupiter)
My cousin had promised me that her car would be mine after her death, but she did not state that clearly to her only daughter and heir. Without going into lengthy detail, I’ll just say that her daughter gave the car to her friend who then gave me her car, which was much older and required $1500.00 worth of repairs. I had not had my son’s car repaired in anticipation of getting my cousin’s car. As it turned out my son liked the new car, however, that meant we had to sell his old car to recoup the money spent on repairs for its replacement.  I was under a great deal of stress until I actually sold the car, which wasn’t until November 11, 2010 (the day after T Mercury turned Retrograde). I knew it was not a good idea to buy/sell a car under Rx Mercury, but had no choice.  I actually sold the car to someone on Facebook and she was aware Mercury was Rx at the time.

November 9, 2010 (T Mercury square N Neptune)
Someone came to check out my son’s car for sale and returned it to our garage. This morning when my son left for work, he discovered the person who put the car away last night locked the garage door which we had no key for.  As you can see the whole period was crazy with unbelievable, never-before-things happening.  Stress, stress, stress.

December 2010
Bad weather (cold and snowy) all month.  Had bronchitis and coughing spells all month due to stress and cold weather. All the energy I enjoyed in October after clearing up tooth infection was now gone again. Just one weird thing after another continued to happen.

Looking forward to the solar eclipse on January 4, 2011. The last two solar eclipses on this date (1992 – T Jupiter trine T Uranus which was conjunct solar eclipse Sun/Moon and 1973 – T Jupiter which was conjunct solar eclipse Sun/Moon square T Uranus) were major turning points in my life and I am optimistically looking forward to a turn-around in my life.

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TO BE CONTINUED……with feedback from all ten on how they briefly perceived “Our Collective Lives” during the period in question:

February 11 2011

Jupiter meets Uranus–the wider world reacts! “Tales from the Wild Ride” Part 14


NOTE: I will be sending out the Final Questionnaire in mid-March 2011, asking my ten researchees for their brief summary of Spring 2010 – 2011.

I will be asking them to evaluate the significance of the above year relative to other years in life ( in as much as one can!) and whether the Jupiter/Uranus effect  (which I will briefly re-define) was in their opinion able to be seen – or not.

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

“Jupiter meets Uranus”AFA 2009

Anne Whitaker’s main blog is Writing from the Twelfth House, a lively and popular magazine-type site, set up in the summer of 2008   “….for those writers and readers – and fellow astrologers! – who share my preoccupation with questions of mystery, meaning, pattern and purpose….”

If you are looking for information, education, entertainment and inspiration, check it out!

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2000 words copyright Anne Whitaker/Research Participants 2011
Licensed under Creative Commons – for conditions see Home Page

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Jupiter meets Uranus – last call: “Tales from the Wild Ride” Part 11

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 as 2011 takes shape. In this and the two following posts, you will be able to read about how all ten of them fared during

Autumnal Equinox 2010 to Winter Solstice 2010, through to the first week of January 2011.

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KEY ASTROLOGICAL SIGNIFICATORS:

Mercury enters Libra 4.10.10

Jupiter turns direct 19.11.10

Mercury enters Capricorn 1.12.10

Uranus turns direct 6.12.10

Mars enters Capricorn 7.12.10

Full Moon 29 deg. Gemini 21.12.10

Sun enters Capricorn 21.12.10

AND

Jupiter conjuncts Uranus exactly (3rd time) (27 deg 01 min d Pisces) 04.01.11

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

Now read on!

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

Giorgio (28) : 1
Maria (32) : 3
Harry (41) : 3

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 )

Giorgio (28)

'Giorgio' aged 28

'Giorgio' aged 28

The Autumn continued the major changes that I had started earlier in the year. My 5 month career break resumed with my decision to quit my old job! I started a new job in November (totally different field) for only 2-months, as in January I came to do an internship in (yet) another field and also in another country. Even more interesting, is that I am also planning for a big travel oversees for later in 2011. So many new paths!! This is happening as natal Uranus squares my natal Sun and Mercury, and opposes my natal Mars.

Jupiter turns direct 19.11.10: this was around the period I found the new job and quit the old one!

Jupiter conjuncts Uranus in 4.01.11: this was when I started the new internship!

Maria (32)

Maria Aged 32

Maria Aged 32

I moved into my new apartment. Feeling a bit anxious over my dwindling account balance, I signed up to several employment agencies but have yet to receive an assignment. Even though I have no income coming in, I bit the bullet and decided to visit a friend in Georgia in late January. I may have the opportunity to write songs with this person. Also, a friend of mine with a website asked me to start writing for the site. None of this is paid, but I’m hoping it will pay off down the line as I really do love writing. I, also got a Numerology Career reading and out of all the careers given writing was by far the career i’m most suited for.

Harry (41)

Harry Aged 41

Harry Aged 41

The day Venus stationed retrograde in early-October my partner (a 7 Libra) suddenly discovered the relationship with the company in Zurich he had been working with since early-August was not what it appeared to be.  His work with the company ended very soon thereafter.  A couple of weeks later he discovered a second, more solid company in Zurich very interested in meeting with him, a process — with everyone having checked out for the holidays — beginning this month, January.

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TO BE CONTINUED……with feedback from “Eve”(51) “Alicia” (53) “Kathy” (54) “Caroline” (58) “Louis” (60)”Fiona”(61) “Barbara”(81)

February 08 2011

Jupiter meets Uranus – next up: “Tales from the Wild Ride” Part 12

February 09 2011

Jupiter meets Uranus – yet again!“Tales from the Wild Ride” Part 13

February 11 2011

Jupiter meets Uranus–the wider world reacts! “Tales from the Wild Ride” Part 14

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NOTE: I will be sending out the Final Questionnaire in mid-March 2011, asking my ten researchees for their brief summary of Spring 2010 – 2011.

I will be asking them to evaluate the significance of the above year relative to other years in life ( in as much as one can!) and whether the Jupiter/Uranus effect  (which I will briefly re-define) was in their opinion able to be seen – or not.

********************

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

“Jupiter meets Uranus”


Anne Whitaker’s main blog is Writing from the Twelfth House, a lively and popular magazine-type site, set up in the summer of 2008   “….for those writers and readers – and fellow astrologers! – who share my preoccupation with questions of mystery, meaning, pattern and purpose….”

If you are looking for information, education, entertainment and inspiration, check it out!

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800 words copyright Anne Whitaker/Research Participants 2011
Licensed under Creative Commons – for conditions see Home Page

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Jupiter/Uranus 2010: Collective ‘Tales from the Wild Ride’: Part 10

Our Collective Life

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

As in Questionnaire One, I decided to conclude Questionnaire Two, covering the period Summer Solstice to Autumnal Equinox 2010, by asking the 10 remaining researchees for any comments they felt like making on our collective life.

Firstly, I asked them  “Did you notice anything significant in your own country/the wider world during this time?”

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

Here is their general feedback, using the rating above:

Giorgio (28) : 2
Maria (32): 2
Harry (41): 2
Eve (51): 1
Alicia (53): 2
Kathy (54): 3
Caroline (58): No rating
Louis (60): 4
Fiona  (61): No rating
Barbara (81): 1

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I then asked for more detailed comments on this period – “eg was there a key event/development(s) in your own country/the wider world which struck you as highly significant and in tune with the planetary symbolism?”

Here is what they said:

Giorgio (28)

The general atmosphere of upset, disrupt and change continues, albeit to a more subtle degree. This was not so evident now in global affairs as it was during spring 2010. However, significant disruption and change were clearly evident in many people around me. Finally, there were also widespread weather extremes.

Maria (32):

When I got back home, I was trying to sign up for healthcare online.
My payment would not go through, something was wrong with the site.
So, I put it to the side. Weeks later I came across an article
detailing Obama’s Healthcare Bill and that the plan was to go into
effect September 23rd.

As a believer in LOA, I immediately thought to
myself that’s why my payment didn’t go through so I could reap the
benefits of the bill that I wouldn’t have got if I had gotten a plan
prior to the 23rd.

Noticed the bed bug epidemic going on across the
country.

Also, got back home and became aware of some of the ballot
initiatives to be voted on in November.

Read about the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China)
and how they may create their own currency
leaving the dollar in the dust and how Mexico is recovering from the
Recession better and faster than the United States.

All the while
people are going bonkers over Border Patrol and immigration laws.

Harry (41) :

President Obama continued in his struggle to communicate effectively with the American People, the Democrats continued in their struggle to be effective, the Tea Party continued their march toward the Midterm Elections in November, and there seemed to be an increase in people “snapping” and doing harm to others.

In addition, there seemed to be a rise worldwide in plane crashes, hostage situations, bombings, and kidnappings.  The weather here in the States — as well as elsewhere — has been extreme with severe floods, hurricanes, and even a tornado touching down in Brooklyn and ripping up trees and tossing over cars!

Eve(51)

The whole Gulf oil mess was finally resolved.

High Government officials and scientist admit some UFO data can not be explained and is down right “Spooky”.Stephen Hawking’s new book stating “GOD” unnecessary for Grand Design. Alien life out there and you may not want to contact them.

New Zealand earthquake, Pakistan floods, US pulls out of Iraq.

Alicia(53)

The political climate here is rougher than usual.  There seems to be more and more polarization—left against right, Democrats against Republicans.  Extremism is the order of the day, and the so-called Tea Party candidates (extreme right) are gaining ground.  There is a definite movement to oust Obama, probably the most effective and intelligent president we’ve had this century.

It seems as though reason and compromise have gone out the window, which one would expect with a conjunction in Aries.  Political emotions are running high. Jupiter ties to the 9th house and law, and Uranus, regards the collective—I would have expected some progressive legislation to have taken place, but there is none on the horizon.  We’re going backwards.

Aside from that, I’ve been too busy dealing with the fallout of my own Jupiter/Uranus activity to notice what’s going on around me.

Kathy(54)

In news on 21 June: A blast of the brightest X-rays ever detected from beyond our Milky Way galaxy’s neighborhood temporarily blinded the X-ray eye on NASA’s Swift space observatory earlier this summer, astronomers now report. The X-rays traveled through space for 5-billion years before slamming into and overwhelming Swift’s X-ray Telescope on 21 June.

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Record_Breaking_X_ray_Blast_Briefly_Blinds_Space_Observatory_999.html

On July 30, there was a massive thunder storm in Finland. It left tens of thousands of Finns without electricity and telephone lines, some for weeks (and we are supposedly living in one of the technologically most advanced countries on earth). The forest fell like tooth picks.

Also the hottest ever summer in Helsinki, the hottest in 70 years country-wide. The heat started with the summer solstice and lasted almost non-stop until mid-August.

In news on 24 August : Up to seven planets orbiting a Sun-like star
http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1035/ Richest Planetary System Discovered

Caroline (58) No comments

Louis(60)

I did wonder  why the great collective is so accepting of the current push by governments to clear debt ….(AW this was followed by some very unflattering comments about the UK coalition government. Not wishing to get arrested, I decided to edit them out! )

Fiona (61)

I usually read the papers faithfully, but in this time period I stopped reading them completely.  I did notice the Chilean miners’ drama and its cheerful resolution.

Barbara(81)

A lot of divisive rhetoric in the US concerning Congress and the upcoming November elections and worldwide unrest due to economic climate.  I don’t know what the answer is, but it is worrisome.

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There you have it! If you’d like to leave a comment to let us know what your take is on the most significant developments of this period, please do!

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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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Jupiter/Uranus brings more disorder: Part 8: ‘Tales from the Wild Ride’

Summer Solstice 2010 through to Autumnal Equinox 2010

Those of you following the fortunes of  “Giorgio”(28) “Maria” (32) “Julia” (37) “Diana” (38) “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 7 featured “Giorgio”(28) “Maria” (32) and “Harry”(41). “Julia” (37) “Diana” (38) have dropped out, but “Caroline” (58) has happily dropped back  IN since last week, boosting our continuing group  to 10 participants.

This week features “Eve”(51) “Alicia” (53) “Kathy” (54).

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

Eve (51) 1
Alicia (53) Very emphatically 1
Kathy (54) 2

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 )

Eve (51)

Eve Aged 51

Eve Aged 51

I have noticed that some of the dates differ on exact transit times because I live in another country with another time zone.  I will use my dates. (Thanks for mentioning that, Eve. Since I have several different time zones to deal with, I have used GMT time zone for the UK for all of them. I am sure that readers will bear that in mind.)

On June 16th my cousin informed me we were having more trouble with my 84 year old aunt.  She was really hallucinating and having a hard time finding reality.  We went to the emergency to make sure she wasn’t having a stroke.

June 17th I was having a angry day at work, with a bad attitude, due to company restructuring and workload increases. I have grown very weary of our leadership, and have no patience anymore with all the BS.

June 18th-June 20th I had my aunt stay at my house so my cousin could get a break.

June 21st. Worst rebellious day yet at work.  I finally lost it with all the government hypocrisy.  Let’s just stay, I took an unpopular stand, exposed hypocrisy with my handy Iphone camera and emailed it to the powers that be.  SHIT HIT THE FAN! I angered management and some co-workers. Relationships were strained to say the least.

July 2nd co-workers continued to be hostile to me and to others.  The crumbling of our industry has pitted co-worker against co-worker and today it was another co-worker day to Go Postal! I believe this event is what lead to the changing of leadership, which was temporary anyway.

July 8th. I angered another co-worker who was a friend.  Management seemed to be throwing her a lifeline, while deciding to stick it to the rest of us.  I had no problem with that, only I had much more seniority then her and could simply out bid her.  The choice was, to save myself, I had to screw a friend.  That was a choice, I did not want to make. I knew that If I told everyone that I was taking her job, they wouldn’t repost it and things would remain the same.  I must admit, I was angry and probably should have kept my mouth shut and went directly to her.  Instead I mouthed off and she got the “Ugly” version from some back stabbers.   She became enraged that I would use my rights and my seniority to outbid her because she was a friend. We made up on July 19th after not speaking for a few weeks.

July 12th We got a new Temporary Boss.

July 13th – July 15th Went to training for other aspects of work.

July 28th- July 29th Carpal tunnel in both hands acting up again.

August 16th -August 18th Sometime during these days my shoulder had gotten injured and on August 18th I did not go to work.  Doctor ordered no lifting, no stretching, (not that I could anyway)

August 20th MRI

August 25th Dr. gave me a shot of cortisone to help inflammation.
(I won’t go into detail as you have read my blog as to how the injury occurred) (A.W. note: this is a fascinating example of astrological symbolism playing out in real life – check it out!)

Sept 2nd I started physical therapy to try and get my range of motion back in my shoulder/arm.  This is still continuing until I return to work.

Sept 14th back to the Doctor for follow up.  Ordered off work until Oct. 6th.

Sept 18th was our Jupiter/Uranus conjunction.  I posted an article as you know and It was the most traffic to my site since it’s inception.  In fact since the first conjunction, the traffic on my blog has gone up 3,000 percent.

During my time off I have had a shift in consciousness an “Eureka” moment so to speak.  I was watching a TV show on prisoners.  They were saying how long time convicts have a hard time readjusting to the outside world because they have been “institutionalized”.  I sat there a moment and realized that this has happened to ME.  Thirty years of a government job has left ME “institutionalized.”

I saw another program and it showed 16 beagles that were rescued from a testing lab.  They have known nothing but their cages all their life. When they were let out, it was only to be TESTED ON.  I saw the fear in their eyes, as each one ventured out of their cages, to the first taste of freedom and love in their life!

I was hesitant about taking any previous early retirement offers from my job because of fear.  Fear that I have known of no other way to make a living.  Fear that I will have to live on less. Fear that I will make a bad choice. But I know, that if I face the fear, I will find freedom.  Now I only have to wait for another early out offer and I will be on my true path.  I think I won’t have to wait too long, as we are losing money at an accelerated pace.

I am still hoping for “THE CAGE DOOR TO OPEN” on my last conjunction, If not, I have three LONG YEARS of testing left.

Alicia (53)

Alicia Aged 53

Alicia Aged 53

The conjunction occurs in my seventh house, opposite my chart ruler, Mercury, which also rules my MC.

My 20 year old niece (represented by my 7th house, the fifth from the third) who has Mars in Libra at 1 degree, was rushed to hospital and spent the month of July going to the brink of death and then just as suddenly coming back again.  She did this 4 times.  A medical miracle.

My father, who had Mars at 5 Libra, passed away suddenly on August 13th.  His Mars was conjunct my Mercury, the ruler of my 10th (father).  The fact that I have Jupiter conjunct the Sun and Uranus conjunct the Moon, and the rulers of both the 10th and 4th affected by the conjunction—well, I should have expected upheavals in the parental axis.

Pluto certainly played its role in the transiting square.

Kathy (54)

Kathy Aged 54

Kathy Aged 54

Most of my energy all this period went on building/re-building/demolishing/re-building my Vertex relationship (Vertex at 1 Capricorn conj. Lunar eclipse 26.6.10).  This is him with the Sun/Moon Midpoint at 29 Pisces 53.

This is not what I expected from the transits. (Note A.W: as Liz Greene said: “If you can predict it, it isn’t Uranus!”) I thought they would bring career changes (9th house Mercury and Sun at 1 Aries/9 Aries) in preparation of the Jupiter and Uranus transits through the 10th. Although the blog on 9th house themes I started last year in September is doing well, I realize now it is the “fatal encounters” producing Vertex at 1 Capricorn which is the most active spot in my chart.

On July 3rd in Crete, out of the blue, met a person I had met once before: in February 1977 in Mallorca, Spain. The meeting took place because I happened to be in Crete (1st time since 1985) and I happened to be with Vertex who had a business meeting with this person.  Talk about “co-incidences”. The funny thing was that we both felt like we had found a long-lost friend or sister or something.

When Saturn entered Libra (22.7.10) found myself booking a trip to Cyprus although finances were already low after the two weeks’ Greek Odyssey in the first half of the month. Real 9th house Jupiter extravaganza!

When Saturn moved exactly opposite Uranus (0 deg Libra/Aries) (26.7.10)
I found myself in a very bad mood. Irritable, dark, angry, depressed. Not at all like the usual sunny and overly optimistic rising Leo with Jupiter attached to the ASC. Realized that Mars+ Saturn conjunction (30.7.2010) did not only oppose my Mercury at Aries Point but was also in semisquare to my 4th house Moon and my ASC. No wonder. Ended up having a very long passive-aggressive e-mail exchange with Vertex.

Nephew into hospital 11 – 12 August with a very severe epileptic seizure.  Was in constant contact with my sister for 48 hours (Saturn transiting through my 3rd house).

In Cyprus 13-20 August.

When Uranus retrograded back into Pisces (15.8.10) saw my first ever shooting star. Unfortunately we also had very bad news regarding the health of the husband of best friend in Cyprus (he has Jupiter at 1Aries in 4th house, Saturn at 27 Virgo in 10th, Chiron at 3 Capricorn in 1st house and rising Sag).

The ex from Tunis of a dear friend of mine whom she hasn’t seen for 8 years, suddenly surfaced. He had gone to a lot of trouble to find out her whereabouts; she moved back to Finland 5 years ago. Now he’s going to fly over for a visit. She has her Moon in the 7th at 1°9’ Aries and her Pluto at 2°48’ Libra is in 1st house. I had been wondering why nothing extraordinary was happening in her life with such transits.

On 2 September had a call from my ex employer asking me to do an intercultural communication training for their new staff.  Used to do trainings for them before but not for the past year. Happy to do something that is the real me (with my 9th house Sun and my 9th house Mercury at Aries Point).

From 5 September onwards so busy dreaming the nights away that woke up exhausted in the mornings.

When the Sun was at the last degree/s of Virgo just before moving into Libra (23.9.2010) I had an oncoming migraine attack for several days (I do not suffer from migraine). Obviously crossed wires in the brain because Uranus/Jupiter conjunct natal Mercury and the Sun opposed them all.

Overall a very restless and busy three-month- period. Am exhausted and would like to go into the bedroom, close the door and sleep for several weeks non-stop.

TO BE CONTINUED……with feedback from “Caroline” (58) “Louis” (60)”Fiona”(61) “Barbara”(81)

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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Jupiter/Uranus’ disruption continues: Part 7: more Tales from the Wild Ride

I am pleased to say that 75% of my original twelve research subjects have now returned their responses to Questionnaire Two. (Still not too late, the missing 25%!) This is a good return for ongoing research from which there is always a  drop-out rate. Those of you following the fortunes of  “Giorgio”(28) “Maria” (32) “Julia” (37) “Diana” (38) “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 research, 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).

This next phase deals with

Summer Solstice 2010 through to Autumnal Equinox 2010.

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

Now read on!

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

Giorgio (28) : 1
Maria (32) : 1
Julia (37): N/R
Diana (38): N/R
Harry (41) : 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 )

Giorgio (28)

'Giorgio' aged 28

'Giorgio' aged 28

Background: after years of feeling stuck in my job, I finally decided to quit and go abroad volunteering. However, this is a temporary experience between May and September 2010, so I am looking for what might come next.

The time between June and September was then spent in Iceland. As of 21st June, I received two new opportunities that I promptly applied; the following two days, I had difficult situations within my work group, and also my relationship.

First two weeks of July I traveled extensively, in one of my greatest life adventures (as Uranus retrogrades into Pisces). For instance, I hiked the Icelandic volcano. Strikingly, when Saturn entered Libra, 22nd July, I started having a major relationship crisis which lasted the 2 weeks of the cardinal climax! It was a very intense time!!

Curiously, a repetition of this happened again in the days surrounding the 23rd September equinox. We are very gradually figuring out which paths to follow in life, making personal revolutions in our future directions.

One last conclusion: the decision to follow this exciting and liberating adventure was amazing; I lived a epic summer of joy, but marked with several deep perspective shifts in the aforementioned dates. Maybe in Aries fashion, it marks a departure from conventional living, and creating my own individual unique path. But grasping futuristic trends, for instance we are thinking of an eco-village…..

Maria (32)

Maria Aged 32

Maria Aged 32

I believe Jupiter/Uranus was hitting my South Node (2nd House) while Saturn was on my North Node (8th house).Chiron/Neptune inconjunct my North Node and the Moon squaring my nodes several times during this period.

Also, had the Cancer eclipse on my Jupiter/Sun. Four days after my last day at work was my birthday. Had a nice dinner with friends was surprised by a few people showing up, felt very loved.

Next day moved out of state for six weeks to do an accelerated academic program. Barely slept as I was socializing and completing complicated assignments almost daily. Got one of the top scores in class. Felt as though I made lifelong friends while in the program.

Received my retirement payout from my old job. Never had so much money in my whole life.

Immediately began to feel paranoid that I was gonna spend it all in a month or something ridiculous. Began to look for an apartment. Found a perfect one by
happenstance in a completely different neighborhood than I was looking for. Was told by the manager that it was promised to a current tenant. Got a call several days later that the tenant decided to stay in their original apartment and that the apartment was mine if I still wanted it. Went to several “celebrity” parties and met some celebrities,  all of whom seemed very down to earth which I was not expecting.

Put out feelers to volunteer in my new field to get experience and was offered a
job on the spot that requires a lot of responsibility. A completely unexpected incidence of unprotected sex broughtincidence of unprotected sex brought on by heavy social drinking. I was not depressed, just out having a good time with
friends. Highly disturbing once I sobered up because I’m usually VERY
responsible. Forced me to refocus on being in control and responsible for my sexual health (possibility of pregnancy, disease, etc.) and my drinking behavior AT ALL TIMES. Not going to be intimate with anyone again until I receive a clean bill of health. Some other (2nd house/8th house) craziness has gone
down in the last few days but it happened after the Equinox so I look forward to the next questionnaire!

Julia (37) N/R
Diana (38) N/R

Harry (41)

Harry Aged 41

Harry Aged 41

After making travel plans during the last week in June 2010(during the Lunar Eclipse period), my partner — a 7 Libra Sun — traveled to Zurich in July, during the week of the Solar Eclipse at 19 Cancer (conjunct my partner’s Progressed Mars, ruler of his 9th House), in fact, to interview for a job.  At the same time, two other law firms here in the States met with him, liked him and quickly offered him positions.
On 29th July, as Mars prepared to move into Libra, the Zurich law firm stepped up and offered him a Partner position.  As those planets moving into Libra are in opposition to my Aries Sun/North Node — indicating a situation not of my creation forcing me to adjust and make changes –, that this would be happening because of my Other Half makes sense.

He received the official Work Contract on 5th August, was welcomed aboard officially via company email on the 9th, and the immigration process — as we’ll be moving to Switzerland because of this — was started on 20th August.

We then learned today (23 Sept), after an initial delay with the paperwork — Hello, Mercury Retrograde! — that his Work Permit should be approved within a month with our Visas following soon thereafter, probably within two weeks.  And then we’ll be set to make the Big Move!

TO BE CONTINUED……with feedback from  “Eve”(51) “Alicia” (53) “Kathy” (54) “Caroline” (58) “Louis” (60)”Fiona”(61) “Barbara”(81)

Jupiter Meets Uranus

Jupiter Meets Uranus

For information on Anne’s definitive 2009 study of Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions, 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.

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

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