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Jupiter Uranus mission complete!

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

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

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

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

Anne W's Horoscope

Anne W’s Horoscope

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

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

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

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

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

Jupiter meets Uranus - from http://www.cainer.com

Jupiter meets Uranus – from https://www.cainer.com

500 words copyright Anne Whitaker 2011
Licensed under Creative Commons – for conditions see Home Page




Uranus enters Aries May 28, sky falls in: Yes, no….or merely maybe? Part Two

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

Click HERE to read Part One (May 18 2010)

Part Two

One of the many consequences of our ongoing culture-wide attempt to iron out life’s creases is this: when faced with real, intractable difficulty and threats that cannot be ushered away, modified or exactly predicted, we go into tailspins, and panic.

Astrology – a healing and wounding art

Astrologers and their clients are by no means immune to this. Astrology is both a healing and a wounding art. Its practice can wind up individual and collective fear. We need to be aware of this.  Perhaps it is also worth pointing out that astrologers can be hubristic, arrogant and just plain wrong in their attempts to know what planetary patterns mean before we all get there – this can be damaging to their clients as well as themselves.

Astrology is a powerful aid to awareness. It is also very useful in mapping out Life’s terrain in broad terms, and in offering accurate timings. But Life reminds us often enough, through our mistakes, and errors of judgement of the planetary pattern, that the unconscious– collective and personal – by definition is precisely that. It is not notable for an inclination to reveal deeper intentions beyond the ego’s access, just because some astrologer is standing near the entrance cave to its mysterious terrain waving an ephemeris,  shouting “I’m pretty sure this Jupiter/Uranus transit means…………”

Having said all that, I am not sufficiently evolved yet to refrain from speculations of my own by staying entirely in each moment as it is happening, serenely abandoning my ego in accepting whatever the Fates choose to throw at me when Jupiter/Uranus in Aries, Saturn heading back to Libra, and Pluto in Capricorn zone in on my 1.5 degree Mars in Cancer in the Tenth House….. Part of me is out there fist-shaking. The other part is hunkered in the bunker with the Linus blanket and the food supplies.

Seeing no limits

Plenty of us will be swept by the firestorm of restlessness, idealism, imaginative enthusiasm, pioneering innovativeness, anger, ruthlessness and rebellion against constraint which we expect the upcoming Jupiter/Uranus sweep to bring. But the dynamic fire and air of astrological Jupiter combined with Uranus has a particular job to do, symbolically speaking: its function in enabling evolution is to see no limits. The Aries backdrop of the pair’s first meeting in June 2010 emphasises this strongly.

We set limits as best we can in our small lives; this limit-setting ranges from being mature, far-sighted and prudent in its focus, to being generated by sheer fear of  having to step out of our comfort zone. Jupiter/Uranus has no truck with any of that prudent planning or fearful defensiveness. Evolution has to move forward. So limits get swept aside, both collectively and personally. And to hell with the consequences! (Jupiter/Uranus in Aries’ words, not mine….)

I feel it is more helpful than otherwise, through the lens of astrology,  to have some advance warning of our movement into, and through, such a tempestuous energy field promising great disruption collectively and individually –  also opening us up to possibilities for growth as yet unknown.

But we need to be humble in the face of these great forces, recognising that there is only so much we can do to prepare for them.

Uranus moves into Aries on 28th May 2010.

8 June 2010 Jupiter/Uranus Conjunction

8 June 2010 Jupiter/Uranus Conjunction

The Jupiter/Uranus in Aries ‘touchpaper’ of 8 June 2010 sets off the complex, resistant but explosive firework of  the Jupiter/Saturn/Uranus/Pluto energy field, with peaks in June and July 2010 as the inner planets move through, creating a Grand Cross pattern. The lunar eclipse late in June at 5 degrees Capricorn, and Mars late in July crossing 0 Libra, powerfully trigger off the conjunction point again:

So what are the speculations that I am unable to resist making?

Some of them can be found in the 31.10.09 extract from the interview I did last summer 09 for the AFA following its publication of my book  “Jupiter Meets Uranus: from erotic bathing to star gazing” “Jupiter conjunct Uranus: a few thoughts on the 2010/11 encounter.”

More of them can be found on my Jupiter Meets Uranus website, in the current series running
there titled “Back to the Future: Jupiter meets Uranus meets YOU in 2010/11”, the most recent (28.4.10) being “YOU, me and Jupiter/Uranus in Aries: the wild ride begins! “Back to the Future”series Part 3”

One year on, I am happy to let you browse these, and the range of easily-accessed articles on the political, economic, scientific, religio/spiritual and individual impacts of  the upcoming pattern offered by the Web. For example, Theodore White’s Global Astrology Blog features some fine, detailed mundane astrology with a number of  specific predictions. There are also some very useful how-to-cope toolkit articles eg the Cardinal Cross series on Donna Cunningham’s excellent blog Sky Writer .

Observation or prediction?

And me? Well, as you will discover on reading  “Jupiter Meets Uranus,” my research interest centres on observation rather than prediction. I find it enduringly fascinating to watch how the essential meaning of energy patterns ripples out and touches everything. From the tiny microcosm of individual existence (I had 17 research subjects, all of whose lives were radically changed by the impact of the February 1997 Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Aquarius) to the vast macrocosm of 500 year blocks of history, I tracked the ripple of Jupiter/Uranus energy outwards from its core meaning, and was amazed by what I found.

My inclination now is, simply, to wait and see what transpires. In 1997, I collected large amounts of data. This time, I shall let you out there do it, and tell me your stories. If there are enough of them, I will post them on my “Jupiter Meets Uranus” site, thereby adding to our understanding of how the symbolism of the ‘music of the spheres’ plays out in both individual and collective life here on earth.

Whilst I wait, sharing the excitement and apprehension of  all of us who are strongly ‘plugged in’ to the upcoming Cardinal Cross, I have two powerful images which keep returning to me, illustrative of the essence of the Jupiter/Uranus pattern first in Aries, then in Pisces:

1.“A huge, dark room, silent. I am facing a wall; plate glass, smoked. I have a sense of a vast figure behind me, holding a huge rock above his head. He hurls it at the plate glass. It shatters with a gigantic, ear-splitting, splintering crash. Sudden daylight. I am gazing, shocked, at a landscape I have never seen before. Lightning, thunder……birds scattering and screeching. Sun rising….”

2.“Deep, fathomless ocean. The water slowly begins to move, swirling, eddying, rising. A vast leviathan rises, roaring in rage. A tsunami is triggered, vast waves rushing toward the horizon. The creature slowly sinks, back into the murky depths….”

As I draft this, (9th April 2010) the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction is just applying within a ten-degree orb. Its ten-degree orb of separation will complete in just under a year’s time.

The Large Hadron Collider has successfully completed the first stage of its quest for the Higgs Boson….vast amounts of data now have to be processed. President Obama has just signed his fiercely-fought for healthcare bill, albeit watered down, into law. He has also just signed a nuclear arms reduction treaty with President Medvedev of Russia. There is collective anger rising in political upheaval, notably in Thailand and Burma – and in Iran, as dissent continues to be tamped down….but for how much longer?

The Catholic Church is becoming mired in possibly the biggest crisis of its history, as the focused rage of generations of those sexually abused by those religious who were supposed to nurture them, rises to the surface of a society no longer prepared to collude with such abuse…..

And finally….

Latest Sun images

Latest Sun images

I am revising and completing this article on 29th April 2010: just over two weeks after the Icelandic volcano’s eruption on 14th April 2010 – fire through ice! – caused several days’ disruption of the world’s air travel following UK air space being virtually closed down. (Ours was just one of the holidays ashed-out…) On 20th April, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the Louisiana coast became the largest oil spill in US history. NASA has just unveiled stunning images of our Sun from a new satellite designed to predict disruptive solar storms. On 27 April there was an announcement that the biggest ever telescope was going to be built in the Atacama Desert to enable us to see farther into the cosmos than we have ever seen before…..

As I publish on 25 May 2010, just before Uranus’ shift into Aries,  the biggest Jupiter/Uranus scientific breakthrough thus far was announced on 20th May. Craig Venter’s company has created the first artificial living cell – using highly sophisticated computer technology. Fasten those seat belts. Here comes that wild ride….

ps again: researchees out there: don’t forget to keep taking notes, and report in to Ground Control (ie this site) now and then. Good luck!!


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

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My 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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Another five star review for ‘Jupiter meets Uranus’

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Research for the Astrologer’s Bookshelf, 8 Jul 2009
by Leah Whitehorse 1.7.09

I read “Jupiter Meets Uranus” in one sitting. Anne Whitaker’s writing style is so engaging, her research so fascinating that a lot of the time the book reads more like a novel; a page turner of the astrology world.

I have to say that I’ve never been hugely interested in mundane astrology – much like I have never been one to watch the news or engage in any kind of political thought whatesoever. At school I loathed the history of the industrial revolution and the interminable time spent on ‘Peat Bog Man’. What we learned seemed out of context and I felt no relation to it. Perhaps it is my Aquarian Moon and my overwhelming 9th house that pushes me relentlessly to look to the future.

So it was with these thoughts in mind when scanning the content of the book that I felt I would probably find the personal experiences of the the author’s research subjects more interesting than the collective experience. I was wrong. Both were engaging in their own ways. Anne Whitaker achieved for me what my poor history teachers at school never managed: to show history in context of its cycles and give me a sense of meaning and belonging to the great over-arching stories that manifest over sometimes centuries in our collective experience. Where before there had only been boring facts and figures, now there were archetypal stories being played out on a grand scale, synchronicities beyond explanation.

The book covers the history, myths and legends behind each planet
giving the reader a wonderfully full picture of the energy of each. She then moves into generally exploring the cycles of the collective planets before turning to a more concentrated overview of the Jupiter-Uranus conjunctions. A meticulously researched section on the mundane happenings of when Jupiter and Uranus touched on the ‘hotspot’ in Aquarius that the author had identified kept me completely enthralled and also reminded me of long gone headlines that had managed to stick in my mind. For example – whatever did happen to the Raelians and their supposed cloned children? The connections that Anne found during her time of research were fascinating and sometimes staggering almost beyond belief yet there in black and white. It certainly stimulated the desire in me to look more closely at mundane astrology.

The often sparsely edited answers from Anne’s research subjects found me strangely touched. Here they laid out their lives in their own words, from death and disaster to love and goals achieved. From heartache to heart’s desire I felt moved by many of the insights and feelings expressed. One in particular who described much of his experiences through dreams captured my attention. I think I felt moved perhaps because it is not often we stop to think about our own lives and look through a long-view lens. Reading the unfolding stories of those who had responded to the author’s questionnaires over a period of time made me think a lot about my own story, the over arc that bridges what can seem like a time of devastation to a time of completeness. It is easy to forget, lost in the details of daily life, that there is a bigger story happening.

After a close look at the effects of Jupiter conjunct Uranus during 1997, the author then moves on the explore this in connection with the greater cycle of Neptune as the mysterious planet activated the hotspot point between 1999 – 2002.

Reading Jupiter Meets Uranus has left me with many tantalising questions. The author doesn’t spoon-feed the reader. She presents the charts of her subjects and their words and leaves it up to us to look further into it. Woven into her writing are quotes ranging from Shakespeare to Milton and some excellent recommendations for further reading. Certainly this book has given me a thirst for research and shown how much potential there is for further research into planetary configurations and cycles.

Anne Whitaker is a talented writer who stimulates the imagination of the reader whilst given them a wealth of information. You will be astonished by synchronicity and amazed at the astrological connections between for example  Dolly the Sheep and Mary Shelley or the discovery of America and the Moon landing. I look forward to reading more from her in the future.


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


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 !


800 words copyright Anne Whitaker/Leah Whitehorse 2009
Licensed under Creative Commons – for conditions see Home Page