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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

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(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
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Update on “Jupiter Meets Uranus” : May 2010

Excitement/apprehension is growing. The powerful, unique planetary energy field building up with the 8 June 2010 Jupiter Uranus conjunction at 0 Aries at its core, is nearing. Another fine review of  the book I wrote about the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in general, and the 1997 one in particular, has just come out:

“As the somewhat-scary Jupiter-Uranus conjunction prepares to burn its way across the sky — scary in part because it’s involved in a huge cardinal T-cross (and occasional grand cross) involving Pluto and Saturn, and bringing in Moon, Venus, and Mars by August 2010) — it would probably be a good thing to attend to what this might mean. The place to go to do that would be this uniquely-researched book which is not only the sole book I know of devoted only to this subject, but the result of a dedicated research project intended to dig out the most of of what it might mean, especially personally..….However you look at it, this is a most timely book to have right now.”

( from John Townley of AstroCocktail )

To read the full review, and then explore John and Susan Townley’s brilliant in-depth astrology website, click HERE

To buy “Jupiter meets Uranus: from erotic bathing to star gazing“, described in a five-star review by Leah Whitehorse as “a page-turner of the astrology world”, click HERE

UK buyers, click HERE

Jupiter Meets Uranus

Jupiter Meets Uranus

And from The Mountain Astrologer Magazine, April/May 2010,

Review of “Jupiter Meets Uranus: From Erotic Bathing to Star gazing” by Anne Whitaker, American Federation of Astrologers, 6535 Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85283, 2009. Soft-cover–166pp–$23.95(ISBN 978-0-86690-574-9
by Mary Plumb

“An early version of “Jupiter Meets Uranus”, Anne Whitaker’s first book, originally appeared as a series of articles in Considerations magazine in 1999-2000, soon after the last conjunction of the two planets in 1997. The author has continued her research on the 14-year cycle, which is especially relevant now as Jupiter and Uranus conjoin at 0 deg Aries in June 2010.

Charles Harvey was an important mentor of hers, and she refers to his work with historical cycles. She includes examples from 1500 to 2000 CE, because  ‘the Jupiter-Uranus planetary duo has been very much present at peak points in the never-ending process of human development and discovery.’

Although the author writes about the myths associated with the planets(e.g she appreciates Richard Tarnas’s association of Prometheus with Uranus), Whitaker’s book is primarily a record of her research into the cycles of the two planets, with special attention to their most recent conjunction in 1997. She has documented the events of the times, both on the collective level ( remember Dolly the cloned sheep?) and as personal stories and ongoing follow-up in the lives of her 17 research subjects. There are mundane charts for the conjunctions and other key events from 1609-1997 and ample discussion of what happened to her subjects. In showing the “bright face” as well as the “dark face” of the planets’ combination, Whitaker offers a timely record of an important planetary cycle in action”.

Check out
The Mountain Astrologer Magazine

To buy “Jupiter meets Uranus: from erotic bathing to star gazing“, described in a five-star review by Leah Whitehorse as “a page-turner of the astrology world”, click HERE

The Wheel of Fortune 2010/11

The Wheel of Fortune 2010/11

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 meaning, pattern and purpose….”
If you are looking for information, education, entertainment and inspiration, check it out !

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NOTE: I shall be publishing further articles on the upcoming planetary pattern shortly! Watch this space – and leave a comment/send me an email if you want your feedback to be included as part of my 2010/11 ongoing collection of  Jupiter/Uranus conjunction stories.

Feedback from people’s experiences of the 1997, 1983, 1969, 1955,1941, and (if you are still with us!) 1927 Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions, is also welcome.

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600 words copyright Anne Whitaker/ AstroCocktail/John Townley/The Mountain Astrologer Magazine / Mary Plumb 2010

Licensed under Creative Commons – for conditions see Home Page

 

Jupiter conjunct Uranus: a few thoughts on the 2010/11 encounter

In her new book “Jupiter meets Uranus: from erotic bathing to star gazing” published by the American Federation of Astrologers, (April 2009) Scottish astrologer Anne Whitaker reveals the results of her extensive research project conducted during the 1997 Jupiter-Uranus conjunction in Aquarius.

Her research includes mundane events and the conjunction’s effects in individual lives, as she explains in AFA Interview: Jupiter, Uranus and the Purple People from Planet Zog first published in May 2009 by the AFA Newsletter.

Anne also offers insights into the upcoming Jupiter-Uranus conjunctions in Pisces and Aries in 2010/11, featured in this post as an extract from that interview:

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’.

 

Jupiter meets Uranus makes lightning!

Jupiter meets Uranus makes lightning!

AFA: What can we expect in general terms from the upcoming 2010/11  Jupiter-Uranus conjunctions in Aries and Pisces?

AW: in essence, the unexpected! And this question needs a whole article, not a few brief paragraphs. The Jupiter-Uranus conjunction in Pisces-Aries-Pisces comes into orb (10 degrees) at the end of March 2010, and separates (10 degree orb) in mid-March 2011. Fasten your seat belts! The human community and probably the natural world are in for a bumpy ride.

This Jupiter-Uranus conjunction will arrive at a turbulent point: joining the last Saturn-Pluto square since its conjunction of the early 1980s, and amplifying the first Uranus-Pluto square from its conjunction which dominated the 1960s: that decade of the Vietnam war and its protesters, political assassinations, women’s liberation, musical revolution and the beginning of the micro-technology metamorphosis which has utterly changed our world in only a few decades.

In common with the 1997 conjunction that linked in an astonishing bowl shape with Mars, Saturn and Pluto (Jupiter Meets Uranus, p. 40), this will be no “ordinary” Jupiter-Uranus event: Jupiter conjunct Uranus at 0 Aries will form a T-cross with Saturn at 28 Virgo and Pluto at 4 Capricorn. Mars at 1 Virgo will trine Pluto, opposes Neptune and link back to quincunx the Aries Jupiter-Uranus conjunction.

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 in the realm of international politics, for instance. Misuse of technology by angry, militant fanatics convinced they have God on their side and that the old order must be overturned, is a picture which arises from this.

We can also await more disruption and turbulence on the economic front, but I leave further speculation on this issue to those much better qualified to comment than I!

Religion is not going to diminish in impact; the Piscean backdrop to much of the conjunction will see to that. We may well see an inspirational “messiah”-type figure emerge with challenging and disruptive effect socially and politically in the Aries phase.

(NOTE: 19.9.10: little did I think (it being Uranus of whom we speak) that we would have an ‘anti-messiah’, that self-styled High Priest of the Militant Atheism persuasion, Richard Dawkins, and his plan to arrest the Pope, during 2010….) ( ….and  Autumn/Winter 2010….Julian Assange, anyone? The “messiah” of  uncensored openness?)

Also suggested is fiery eruption disrupting the very fabric of the Earth itself. On a more positive note, the urgency of the accelerating environmental crisis may give birth to great leaps forward in the pioneering of new technologies, e.g., for harnessing solar power and reducing environmental damage.

The challenging pattern I have described, set against the cardinal backdrop of the natural zodiac (which I used for most of the Jupiter Uranus conjunction charts in the book) also links in with the Super Galactic Centre, currently at around 0 degrees Libra.

A picture arises from this of major scientific breakthroughs in our understanding of the Universe or Multiverse, of which our tiny solar system is a mere blip of ephemeral matter. Perhaps the CERN Large Hadron Collider will work this time, and we’ll find the Higgs Boson particle at last . . . or maybe it really will blow us all to bits! There is a most interesting article bringing the CERN particle accelerator and the Super Galactic Centre together, at http://cerncourier.com/cws/article/cern/29853. Check it out!

AFA: Do you have a particular area of interest where you expect the 2010 conjunction to deliver, as it were?

AW: One of my own special interests is in genetics and cloning. The 1969 conjunction in Libra saw a Harvard medical school team identify the first gene (see p. 93 of Jupiter Meets Uranus). The year after the 1983 conjunction in Sagittarius, a British scientist developed genetic fingerprinting (p. 93). In 1997 with the Aquarian conjunction, we had the announcement of the first cloned animal, Dolly (p. 43).

The conjunction in Aries in 2010 suggests the next stage, which could well be human cloning, currently illegal where the creation of a complete human is concerned. Maybe a defiant, pioneering male doctor/scientist is prepared to pit himself against the established order and rule of law to do so? There are “maverick doctor” rumblings in the press about this already. . . .

AFA: Do you have a special wish for the human community for something uniquely helpful which could emerge from this powerful and disruptive energy field?

AW: Yes. I would love to see science fiction fantasies over many decades become fact with the arrival on Planet Earth of small but fabulously evolved purple people from Planet Zog to teach us how to mend our ways. Now THAT would be unexpected!!

Jupiter meets Uranus

Jupiter meets Uranus

To buy “Jupiter meets Uranus: from erotic bathing to star gazing“, described in a five-star review by Leah Whitehorse as “a page-turner of the astrology world”, click HERE

UK buyers, click HERE

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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 meaning, pattern and purpose….”

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

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STOP PRESS!!

14.5.10

To read the latest reviews of ‘Jupiter Meets Uranus’, click HERE

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1000 words copyright Anne Whitaker 2009
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