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Relocation, relocation! Giorgio’s “Tales from the Wild Ride” Part 5

Initially there were 12 volunteers in this study. But one of them dropped out before sending in her feedback to  Questionnaire 1. So I gave her place last month to a man in his late 20s, “Giorgio”, whose chart appears below.

I then thought it would be useful for those of you following the fortunes of our 12 volunteers to have a look at an example of a whole questionnaire, using“Giorgio” ’s clear and succinct feedback to illustrate it. In this way, you can be brought ‘up to speed’ with this subject’s feedback for the April-June 2010 period: ie the build-up to, and the weeks bracketing the first phase of the 2010/11 Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions in Aries and Pisces. Here it is.

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

Questionnaire 1

“Giorgio”

'Giorgio' aged 28

'Giorgio' aged 28

(In responding to this questionnaire, please type in your replies preferably in black so that I can see them clearly. Please try to be reasonably economical in your responses! And disclose in detail only what feels comfortable to be published later on. eg you could write “health scare two days after the conjunction date. Reassured by test results ten days later when problem declared non-urgent” . This feedback would be useful for the research without giving any identifying details re what the problem was.)

Personal Life

A) April and May 2010 (build-up period):

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)

Very much so x
Moderately so
Mildly so
Not at all

(Please indicate which of the 4 categories applies)

Your comments on/summary of this time:

Past years felt stuck in my job. So last summer I applied for volunteering abroad. In January 2010 I was selected for a project. On April I “quit” my job (actually told my boss I’d took a half-year off). I traveled on 1st of May – this was a great shift in my life: everything looked so much anew, liberating and exciting. However I am now in a long-distance relationship with my fiancé.

Note: The past years have been pretty experimental since Uranus entered first house in 2000. As Neptune entered first house around 2004, I began feeling a yearning to become closer to nature (and drawn to artistic and spiritual activities). Everything changed in summer 2006 (Pluto transited my natal Sun). I felt stuck on my job, and so I moved abroad and developed new interests. In 2009, both Uranus and Saturn squared my natal Sun. I applied for volunteer abroad and in May 2010 I started my first project on a totally new field and in a wild nature location, finally fulfilling myself.
B) 1-7 June 2010

C) 8 June 2010 (the conjunction day):

D) 9 -15 June

Did you experience anything significant of an inner/outer nature during one/two/all/none of the above periods? (Bear in mind that any planetary energy can strike a ‘dumb note’ with you, but be vividly observable in the life/lives of family or and/or friends and/or significant others)

Very much so  X
Moderately so
Mildly so
Not at all

(Please indicate which of the 4 categories applies, and to which of the three periods indicated)

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

For 1 month in this new life chapter. Everything looks so different and exciting. Days of 2, 5-7 and 10-11 June were particularly intense. I’m volunteering in north Iceland and doing adventures in the Arctic Sea. An inner shift occurred: I realized I don’t want to return to the old job I had before.


Our Collective Life

(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! Please indicate which country is your main focus in making any comments)

A) April and May 2010 (build-up period):

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

Very much so X
Moderately so
Mildly so
Not at all

(Please indicate which of the 4 categories applies)

Your comments on this period:

Lots of big events. Eyjafjallajökull erupted and disrupted airline transportation; oil rig explodes in Gulf of Mexico causing a dramatic environmental disaster, in 14 and 21 April. Also, Greece debt crises, and the diplomatic conflict with Israel, in 31 May.

B) 1-7 June 2010

C) 8 June 2010 (the conjunction day):

D) 9-15 June

Did you notice anything significant in your own country/the wider world during one/two/all/none  of the above periods?

Very much so X
Moderately so
Mildly so
Not at all

(Please indicate which of the 4 categories applies, and to which of the three periods indicated)

Your comments on the most striking world/local events during the first two weeks of June 2010:

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.

(Thanks! Questionnaire 2 will appear at the end of September 2010 and will take you from 0 deg Cancer (Summer Solstice, 22.6.10) to 0 deg Libra (Autumn Equinox, 23.9.10). I will be giving you 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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Coming up next:

Our Collective Life : “Tales from the Wild Ride” Part 6

an edited version of the feedback from all 12 volunteers regarding their perception of the key  world and national events during the April-June 2010 period.

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

Welcome to the fourth 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.

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What Barbara, Eve, Fiona,  Louis and Maria did in the first week of June 2010, at the time of the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction on 8 June 2010, and the week which followed……

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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: 3/5
Moderately so: 1/5
Mildly so: 1/5
Not at all: 0/5

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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

June 1, 2010
Finally got new lawn mower put together and grass cut.
June 3, 2010
Plumber came to repair sink in apartment. Cost: $300.

June 10, 2010
Alan’s computer in for repairs again.

June 22, 2010
Woke up with a severe upper-left jaw pain…lasted two days. Called Cardiologist for appointment.

June 23, 2010
Started an upper respiratory infection…head cold and coughing that lasted about two weeks. Had to carry on normal activities although I felt terrible.

June 24, 2010
Alan called me at 7:00 AM to tell me the ceiling fan in his living room had come loose and fallen during the night and was hanging by the cord. I couldn’t get in touch with my regular repairman, but did find someone to come and repair it later in the day.
By this time I was beginning to feel like Job from the Bible.

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Maria (32)

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

Maria Aged 32

Maria Aged 32

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

I finally turned in my resignation form to my job of 10 years. In May, I had moved out of my apartment of 10 years as well, in preparation for a temporary move to Las Vegas. My former apartment manager told me to come pick up my deposit refund check. I was hoping it would be at least $500 but it turned out to be nearly $1350! That unexpected money was going to be a help in paying for my education program tuition of nearly $3000.

On June 12th I was introduced to a very intriguing man. He was very smart and that made him very attractive to me. I left so my friend and I could go to a  party. We got separated and I left the party and he was walking by as I exited the building. We began chatting when my friend was escorted out in a headlock and nearly arrested. We took her home and shared a cab ride.

After exchanging numbers he called me and we hung out a week later. He has not contacted me since. I admit, I was pretty much obsessed with him for a good two weeks after, wondering if I did or said something wrong. But I kept reading that the eclipse energy that hit my heavy Capricorn/Cancer chart was removing things from my life that weren’t for me so I finally let it go.

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Eve (51)

(Sun 29.5 Pisces/9th House)

Eve Aged 51
Eve Aged 51

Very Much So

1-7 June 2010 Still on vacation till the 6th.  I Got a virus on my computer June 1st and I bought my Apple IMac on June 2nd.  I had been planning it for a while but the virus was the catalyst that sent me to the Apple store.  I spent the remainder of the week getting used to my new operating system.

June 7th was my first day back to work, very traumatic after a peaceful two weeks off.

8 June 2010 (the conjunction day): Nothing special this day.

9 -15 June  2010 Very hectic at work.  June 9th my cousin called and told me that my 84 year old aunt started to hallucinate and has been calling my both cousins ranting crazy stuff.   We wanted to take her to the emergency room but she didn’t want to go and wanted to wait for her doctor’s appt. the following Friday.  All seemed ok until June 17th when she called me, frantically hallucinating. I called my cousin to stay with her, she wasn’t much better, so we decided to take her to the ER to rule out stroke or brain tumor.  The ER released her and said it was mental rather than physical. She spent the weekend at my house until my other cousin from the west coast of Florida came over to stay with her.

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

I found the first week in June very peaceful and the second week all hell broke loose.  Both work and my personal life were in overdrive and I had minimal sleep and was definitely running on empty.  I also had a huge blow up at work on the 18th and carried over to the 21st which I will get into on our next installment.

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Fiona (61)

(MC 4 Aries/IC 4 Libra)

Fiona Aged 61

Fiona Aged 61

Very Much So

B) 1-7 June 2010 I noticed a lot of frenzied energy among my circle of friends in my normally sedate women’s poetry group.  An awful lot of bad health news among friends and acquaintances, including one shocking death of a Native American doctor who had “gone over to the dark side”.
C) 8 June 2010 (the conjunction day): I had a totally normal day going to the Bookmobile library where everybody was enormously and unusually social -despite my fears of driving there.

D) 9 -15 June On the 14th, I decided to abandon Septra and revert back to my homeopathic traing and do homeopathic treatment for myself. Lots more bad health news among friends and good news from granddaughter.  An extremely signifiant death of a friend on the 16th outside the dates given.

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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

Mildly So

B) 1-7 June 2010 : C) 8 June 2010 (the conjunction day): D) 9 -15 June

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

period b) Choked up with work, not enjoying it though – mixture of stress and boredom. People won’t pay invoices on time, everything seems to be a hassle.  Strong feeling that the enjoyment has disappeared from my work though the interest in the subject if anything is growing stronger.  Happy to read and browse the web for inspiration – practicalities of work seem prosaic and mind-numbing.

conjunction day c) nothing of note

period d) same as b

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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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(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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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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2100 words copyright Anne Whitaker/Participants in 2010/11 Jupiter/Uranus Research Study
Licensed under Creative Commons – for conditions see Home Page

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Jupiter meets Uranus : a reader’s challenge

One of the scary delights of writing for the Web is that you never, ever know how readers are going to receive what you say. I have been fortunate so far in having a predominantly positive, informative and I hope useful dialogue with my readers. However, not long after writing the following article, the last sentence of the paragraph I quote below got one of my readers, CJ, going. He really put me in my place by email – and after some deliberation I responded. He asked me to publish my response to him. So I have done so. Let me know what you think!

Jupiter met Uranus, 8.6.10 : Calm down – we’re still here!

“……It is an ancient human tendency to imagine that the end of the world or civilisation as we know it is just around the corner. Maybe it is – or maybe not. We don’t really KNOW what the upcoming Jupiter/Uranus conjunction and its attendant pattern will bring. It certainly represents a perfect backdrop onto which to project our burgeoning collective anxieties about the deteriorating condition of our culture and of our planet.  But human life has always been turbulent, dangerous and often fatal, regardless of where the planets happen to be.
So can we all calm down and just get on with life?……..”


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To which CJ responded on June 14 2010:
HI ANNE !
JUST FINISHED READING THE JUPITER MET URANUS !
I LIVE IN FLORIDA, PERHAPS THE GULF OIL SPILL…JUPITER ABUNDANCE, AND THE URANUS TOTALLY UNEXPECTED,TRULY FITS THIS EVENT.??
TALK ABOUT A”deteriorating condition …..”  OF OUR PLANET…&…. “The energy created is dynamic, unique, door-opening, pioneering, fluid, quite unstable…..”  I GUESS THIS SITUATION, IS DYNAMIC, UNIQUE, DEFINITELY FLUID, AND EXTREMELY UNSTABLE !
I JUST AM NOT SURE HOW WE CAN CALM DOWN AND GET ON WITH LIFE…PERHAPS YOU CAN EXPLAIN, & I AM NOT ATTEMPTING TO BE SARCASTIC, IT IS JUST SUCH A GRAVE SITUATION, BEYOND OUR CONTROL, I AM HOPING YOU MIGHT HAVE SOME PEARLS OF WISDOM YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO SHARE. I TRULY BELIEVE ASTROLOGY CAN SHOW US SOME ALTERNATIVE CHOICES….
CAN YOU GIVE SOME ASTROLOGICAL EVENTS APPROACHING WHICH MAY GIVE RELIEF TO THIS SITUATION, BEFORE A YEAR?
I THANK YOU, AND WELCOME YOUR INPUT, AS I AM SURE MANY IN THE GULF WOULD .
VERY BEST REGARDS,
C.J
To which I replied on 15 June:

Thank you for your very honest and direct email. The advice in the
article to calm down and simply get on with life is my attempt to
counter some of the hysteria flying around in the astro-blogosphere
and elsewhere, regarding upcoming planetary patterns. It is my way of
reminding people – especially astrologers who can get too grandiose at
times – that life has always been difficult on this earth, one way or
another, whether one knows astrology or not.

But you have also put me in my place. If I were in your location, I
would find it desperately difficult to calm down and just get on with
life at the heart of one of the worst environmental crises ever. So I
fully acknowledge that.

My interest is much more in observation of the planetary pattern than
in prediction, as you will probably have gathered from the research I
did in 1997 and the project I am now embarking on to study the impact
symbolically of the 2010/11 conjunctions. So if you want prediction,
then other astrologers are keener to do that than I.

Theodore White, At Global Astrology blog,
http://globalastrologyblog.blogspot.com/, might be a starting point.
You could also have a look at StarIQ – www.stariq.com who write about
current affairs.

Regarding pearls of wisdom…..that is a tall order!
Jupiter/Uranus in Aries speaks of pioneering leaps into exploring
entirely new territory, as a consequence of enforced change through
the pressure of painful and difficult circumstances (the conjunction
is set in the dark and threatening context of Saturn/Pluto energy)
. So
perhaps we can learn something new as a human community from this
desperate and destructive set of circumstances in the Gulf of Mexico.
Perhaps deep oil drilling will be slowed, made more difficult, or
halted. Perhaps more resources will be ploughed with greater urgency
and innovation into renewable energy sources. And perhaps – the
biggest challenge of all !  –
all of us will truly begin to face the
consequences of our addiction to oil and its double-edged benefits –
and  governments (with our consent) will push us into cutting back on
our wasteful consumption of an increasingly scarce resource.

At a personal level, I see no point in going through s–t unless I
learn from it. Collectively, maybe we will learn something from going
through this s–t. That, I think, is the optimism I might be inclined
to draw astrologically from this current awful crisis.

I hope you can take something from this response, CJ, inadequate
though I feel it is.

With all good wishes

Anne

…..I wondered whether he would reply, and waited with more than a little trepidation…..

on 18 June, from C.J:

Anne,
Thank You !  I greatly appreciate the “observation” over “predictions”.
But, I think many of your followers could gain & appreciate the paragraph below…”pearls of Wisdom…”.   I hope you can put that…. in print, as it could perhaps benefit many.
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I really appreciated his generous response. The whole correspondence very forcefully reminded me that what we say as commentators really has an impact. Just because we only ever hear from a few of many readers, we should always try to be mindful of the effect our words may have. I think that astrologers should be especially aware of this….

Jupiter Meets Uranus

Jupiter Meets Uranus

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Jupiter meets Uranus, sky falls in: Yes,no….or merely maybe?

Early in June 2010 (8th ring a bell with you?) around 99.9% of the world’s population will wake up in their home time zone and attempt to get on with life without the benefit of in-depth astrological knowledge. To that  99.9%, the world will be going on much as usual, depending on whether they live in the neurotic, gadget-driven, narcissistic, over-pampered West or in those parts of the world where you have to take a ten-mile round trip to acquire enough water to get you and your family through the day.  Life will be its usual mixture of good, bad and indifferent. What they will NOT be doing is benefiting from the symbolic foreknowledge available to the enlightened 00.1%,  ie  Us. Astrologers, that is.

What kind of astrologer are you as the summer of 2010 approaches?

Fist -shaking may help!

8.6.10 Jupiter/Uranus conjunction - set on Natural Zodiac

Are you out there shaking your fist yelling “Come on then! Do your worst! I love any kind of change!” (Sagittarians, anyone?? Arians?) or are you curling up in your bunkers with half a ton of provisions, bottled water and a meths stove to boil the kettle (Capricorns? Scorpios? Let’s not forget the chemical toilet here!), with gritted teeth and plenty of  good reading material?

I vary greatly from day to day in how Buddhist and accepting I can be about the unstoppable flow of change. Like anyone else both blessed and cursed with astrological knowledge, the prospect of what looks like very considerable global, national, local and personal disruption this summer and beyond, unsettles me to say the least. But there is only so much one can do. Looking at areas of your life where you KNOW you are frustrated, angry and where radical change needs to come, trying to introduce more space and openness there, is useful personal preparation for the sheer dynamism and disruption of what lies ahead.

Acres of news and magazine print, especially across the Web, is already busy speculating about “the upcoming mess” – as a magazine editor I know grittily and pithily put it. Just try googling “Jupiter Uranus conjunction in Aries 2010” or “Cardinal Cross summer 2010” and you’ll see what I mean.

We need to be as humble and trusting as possible that there is a greater intelligence than we can possibly imagine at work in all this, a mysterious destiny that “shapes our ends” as Shakespeare so eloquently put it. Recognising the limited extent to which humans are actually in much control of anything, in this technological age where so much is accessible to us, is very hard. Certainly, with Saturn, Uranus and Pluto all symbolically and energetically grappling – amplified by Jupiter – the law of unpredictable and unintended consequences is like a cloak inexorably enveloping us all collectively and individually.

Our projections

Remember the Millenium Bug and the fear and panic we all projected onto that? I seem to remember reading that a Hong Kong taxi driver’s meter went slightly wonky at midnight on the dreaded day, and that was about it. Remember swine flu that was going to wipe out hundreds of thousands this winter? As a result of the very cold winter in the Northern Hemisphere, we may well see that winter flu bugs have been killed off, resulting in a lower incidence of deaths than usual.

It is an ancient human tendency to imagine that the end of the world or civilisation as we know it is just around the corner. Maybe it is – or maybe not. We don’t really KNOW what the upcoming Jupiter/Uranus conjunction and its attendant pattern will bring. It certainly represents a perfect backdrop onto which to project our burgeoning collective anxieties about the deteriorating condition of our culture and of our planet.  But human life has always been turbulent, dangerous and often fatal, regardless of where the planets happen to be. So can we all calm down and just get on with life?

I trust that those few moderating paragraphs will have at least temporarily helped to reduce your blood pressure, and injected a rather needed note of  philosophical detachment into your contemplation of the Summer of 2010.

It is very much part of the contemporary zeitgeist to try and make life (if you live in the “developed” world, that is!) as easy, and pleasant as we can. We try to avoid facing up to the fact that we have a limited span on this earth, that life generally is an inextricable mix of happiness and pain, that we all grow old and decrepit, then die without much idea of what– if anything – comes next.

There is also the small inconvenience that our planet is subject to internal and external geological forces within the wider solar system which are utterly outwith human control. Even the most unobservant of us may have noticed this in recent weeks….

To be continued….

Jupiter Meets Uranus

Jupiter Meets Uranus

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Back to the future! Jupiter meets Uranus meets YOU, from 1997 to 2010/11 ….

In considering the possible impact of the upcoming 2010/11 Jupiter Uranus conjunctions in Aries and Pisces, I have already set out some reflections on what the collective impact of the conjunctions might bring, in  AFA Interview: Jupiter, Uranus and the Purple People from Planet Zog and the short extract from that interview : upcoming Jupiter-Uranus conjunctions in Pisces and Aries in 2010/11.

Now feels like the time to begin wondering what the upcoming conjunction may mean for individuals.

I thought it might be useful first of all to set a context of  looking back in order to look forward. This set of three articles should help readers gain some perspective on what may lie ahead, first of all by taking advantage of the research I did for the last Jupiter/Uranus event.

In 1996 I became sufficiently obsessed with the upcoming 1997 Jupiter/Uranus conjunction at 6 deg Aquarius to begin collecting research subjects willing to share their life experiences with me, gathering 17 subjects, nine of whom stayed right through to the end of the study.The research period I set was from January 1997 to the end of 2001, in order to  observe the full impact of the whole Jupiter/Uranus period of influence, including the three transits of Neptune across 6 deg Aquarius (where Jupiter and Uranus met in mid-February 1997) from Spring 1999 to Winter 2001. I wanted as part of the study to test out a claim of astrologers that major planetary meetings potentise thereafter the degree/s of the zodiac at which they meet. (According to my research, they do!)

The research became a book, “Jupiter Meets Uranus”, which was published by the American Federation of Astrologers in April 2009.

All of my research subjects reported significant inner and outer life shifts, to a greater or lesser degree. For me, this was one of the big surprises of the research. But we are dealing with Uranus here, amplified by Jupiter. Shock and surprise is the name of this game. To quote one of the participants:

“A phenomenally significant year with most significant relationships sustaining great changes for the better,

but very painful and turbulent times…..”

1997 Jupiter/Uranus conjunction - set on Natural Zodiac

1997 Jupiter/Uranus conjunction - set on Natural Zodiac

This was Georgia, summing up the essence of her life changes in 1997, when the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction of 6 degrees Aquarius zapped her Venus. One of several big relationship surprises was motherhood – she had thought she could never have a child, regarded when he arrived as ‘a medical miracle’.

Those of my readers with any planets, Angles or Nodes linked in with the early degrees of the Cardinal Cross will be wondering more than most (not without a certain amount of nail-biting….!) what shocks and surprises await them, since the first hit of the 2010 Jupiter/Uranus conjunction, on 8 June 2010, falls at 0 deg Aries. I can certainly include myself here in the ranks of the nail-munching wonderers: with a Tenth House Mars at 1.5 Cancer, I shall certainly be zapped by that Jupiter/Uranus lightning bolt myself….

8.6.10 Jupiter/Uranus conjunction - set on Natural Zodiac

8.6.10 Jupiter/Uranus conjunction - set on Natural Zodiac

I should stress at this point that I can only provide a general picture here. Uranus is always left field, and if you posit seventeen possible outcomes from a specific planetary pattern involving this planet, it is the eighteenth which will leap out at you from behind an unnoticed bush.

I should know!

Busily observing my research subjects’ lives, I forgot to notice  that I, too, was plugged into the research with the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction falling on my Sixth House cusp, squaring Second House Chiron at 4.5 deg Scorpio. At the end of 2001 and the research period, I collapsed with severe exhaustion and burnout after a year-long family crisis, and had to give up a successful career. (There were long-term Neptune and Saturn/Pluto transits backing up the Jupiter/Uranus pattern) However, I read stacks of books whilst getting the longest rest of my life (2002-8), wrote two books of my own including the research study published last year, and was able to change the balance of my whole life for the better.

So  – broad brush strokes work best with Uranus transits, in my view. If you can predict Uranus exactly, it isn’t Uranus!

You can take your individual horoscope along to your trusted local astrologer, and she/he will reflect with you in detail on the particular dynamics of  your chart in relation to the upcoming pattern.

The next article will  feature some colourful extracts from the lives of my research subjects. Do you have the Sun, or Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, your Angles or Nodes poised to receive the impact of the 0 deg Aries first hit in June 2010? I had five subjects whose Sun was triggered by Jupiter/Uranus. There were three Venus people, including Georgia, quoted earlier. Four Jupiter Return people, of whom  the two youngest dropped out. Two Saturn people. One Chiron person. One MC/IC person. And three North Node people. Read about the Jupiter/Uranus impact on both their inner and outer lives, and gain some idea of  what, in broad terms, this dynamic set of planets may bring your way.

The third article will explore the Cardinal backdrop to the 2010 0 Aries phase of the conjunction and its complex attendant pattern, again from the point of view of individual lives. It will also spend some time on the 14-year Jupiter/Uranus cycle, exploring its powerful, disruptive impact. The more strongly highlighted Jupiter/Uranus energy is in your horoscope, the more influential this cycle was, is and will be.Where were you in 1997/8? What life changes did you experience? In 1983? In 1968/9? In 1954/5? In 1941? In 1927/8 (the last time the conjunction occurred in Aries)?

I hope, in subsequent articles over the next couple of years, to present some real life feedback: how did the 2010/11 Jupiter/Uranus conjunction affect YOU? If there is sufficient response I will then publish YOUR stories anonymously on this site – but only with your permission. In this way, we will be contributing through our empirical observations, to the overall body of  astrological knowledge. This process of observation and recording has been going on for at least six millennia….

“Six thousand years ago, when the human mind was still half asleep, Chaldean priests were standing on their watchtowers, scanning the stars.” ( The Sleepwalkers by Arthur Koestler )

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To be continued: article Two follows at the end of March 2010

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Jupiter Meets Uranus
Jupiter Meets Uranus

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Latest review of “Jupiter Meets Uranus”…. from Dawn Bodrogi at The Inner Wheel….

Undoubtedly for me one of the the finest astrological discoveries of 2009 was a new blog called The Inner Wheel by accomplished and experienced astrologer and writer Dawn Bodrogi. I read through her site’s extensive book list last autumn, and emailed her on discovering that I either owned or had read every single book on that list! Thus began a fruitful exchange and a new astrological friendship which I very much hope will continue. At the end of 2009 she read my newly published book “Jupiter Meets Uranus”. Two days ago, feeling rather gloomy because a bout of tendonitis is restricting my writing capacity and time, I  was immensely cheered up by finding a terrific writeup of my book on her site! Here are some extracts from what she wrote – to read her post in full, and be enticed by more of Dawn’s excellent writing, follow the link at the foot of this post. Over to you, Dawn….

Jupiter meets Uranus

“….in order to give more exposure to good astrological writing and to spread the word about what’s available out there, from time to time I’m going to feature a book that I think is well worth the read for people who are impassioned about astrology, its history, and its future direction. These aren’t book reviews, per se, but I will be pointing out the worthwhile and interesting books that contribute in some way to astrological knowledge. In short, books that help us to think astrologically, and therefore make us better astrologers. Worth a look for that alone.

I’m pleased to say that the first featured book is Jupiter Meets Uranus, by Anne Whitaker. Anne is an astrologer and writer living in Scotland, and is a graduate of The Centre for Psychological Astrology in London, the astrology school Liz Greene founded with Howard Sassportas. Her blog, Writing from the Twelfth House, is always a great read, and full of interesting diversions. I recommend her posts about her own paranormal experiences, to be found serialised on her new blog “Wisps from the Dazzling Darkness”.

Jupiter and Uranus form a conjunction every 14 years. What happens when the planet of higher learning, adventure and exploration joins forces with the revolutionary spaceman? Well, Anne Whitaker decided to do her own exploring. The answers are not unexpected, but surprising in their accuracy and timing. What happened under a Jupiter/Uranus banner? Ponce de Leon discovered the “New World.” Mary Shelley published the story of Frankenstein (still a cautionary tale for our times), a man walked on the Moon and Dolly the Sheep was cloned. And that’s only for a start.

Anne’s book takes us through the Jupiter/Uranus high points (and inevitable low points) in history, and the chapters read like a novel. Her scholarship is first rate, and her observations insightful. The book is well worth a read simply for her descriptions of Jupiter and Uranus, and the introduction (do not skip) takes us on a journey through the mythology of each planet. …When you get to the end of this book, you will feel that you know both Jupiter and Uranus a lot more intimately, and will understand more clearly their function in a chart.

.... If you aren’t normally a reader of general astrology books, this one is a good place to start. The first thing you notice when you read the book is how good the writing is…. Anne’s book is lively, clear, often funny, and her enthusiasm for her subject jumps off the page. Whether you enjoy seeing the correlations between astrological aspects and history, or you simply wish to understand how the combined energy of two more remote planets can merge to move us all forward via sharp collective shocks, pick up this book. At the end of it, you’ll be a better astrologer than you were when you entered it, and I can’t give a higher recommendation than that…..”

To read the rest of this commentary, and to enjoy more of  Dawn Bodrogi’s clear, informative and insightful astrological writings,

CLICK here: The Inner Wheel

Jupiter Meets Uranus

Jupiter Meets Uranus

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