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

Yesterday,  “Giorgio”(28) “Maria” (32) “Harry”(41) told their stories. Today, it is the turn of “Eve”(51) “Alicia” (53) and “Kathy” (54):

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

Eve”(51) : 2

“Alicia” (53) : 1

“Kathy” (54) : 1 (AND NONE OF IT WAS NICE)

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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 was off from work until Oct. 6th 2010, recuperating from my tendonitis, bursitis and shoulder impingement.  Since the initial injury on August 18th, I have had continuously pain in my left shoulder.

My elderly Aunt’s mental health has stabilized since this summers realization that she has dementia. My cousin has moved in to live with her and she now has a companion full time.

We had more restructuring at the Post Office where I work and have worked for thirty years. There were more consolidation of jobs, bringing additional duties to everyone in the workplace.  On January 7th three days after the last conjunction, the new Postmaster General announced a reduction in force and a voluntary early retirement in the wake of billions of dollars in losses.

Could this Pluto/Saturn restructure cause me to gain an early retirement?  Or, will I be destined to have shoulder surgery and endure three more years, until I reach minimum retirement age of 55. Stay Tuned….

Alicia (53)

Alicia Aged 53

Alicia Aged 53

Jupiter rules my fourth house.  My entire household has been in upheaval due to the fall out from my father’s death in August.  My mother moved in with me, and there have been many adjustments and surprises along the way.  We are discussing moving away from this area, which I have mixed feelings about.

One of the things I have had to come to terms with during this period is that my life is very different now (compared to pre-transit)—I’m now successfully free-lancing full time, which causes adjustments of its own.  From the time Jupiter turned direct, I’ve had a slew of clients, almost too many to keep up with.  Jupiter is conjunct a 12th house Sun and Uranus is conjunct an 11th house Moon in my chart, and I feel very strongly that this transit has created a bridge between my past and my future—life makes sense now, suddenly, and for many years, it hasn’t.  The Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Aries falls opposite my Mercury, which rules my 10th and my first house.  Both my sense of self and my professional life got the Jupiter/Uranus zap.  When Mercury entered Capricorn, it seemed as if, finally, all the pieces fell into place.

My niece, who was on the brink of death last summer when the transit was on her Mars, has undergone a radical personality change (for the better).  Seems as if she has embraced her life in a new way.

Kathy (54)

Kathy Aged 54

Kathy Aged 54

Everything so sweet and cuddly with Vertex (Ed: Kathy’s Ex) when Mercury entered Libra but then, Venus hit my Moon in 4th house to go retrograde on the Moon 8 Oct (and then to turn direct on my 4th house Neptune in the last degree of Libra 18 Nov), and the whole relationship changed shape. Now I think it’s over. Horrible 6 weeks. My lovely ex became an ex-ex.

11 October I received a letter from the tax man. They are asking me to pay € 7500 in back taxes. This is a complete mess. I really hated this Venus R in my 4th.

14 November, 2010: Major tooth problem (I blame Pluto hovering at the cusp of my Saturn ruled 6th house and digging up all kinds of stuff).

30 November, 2010 declaration of love from Vertex, out of the blue. Uranus SD 26 Pisces 41 (my 9th) sextile my Sun/Moon 26 Capricorn 26 (my 6th) and approaching, once more, conjunction with his Sun/Moon 29 Pisces 52 in 1st house. Mercury into Capricorn the next day.

5 December, 2010: Realized my sister’s health has deteriorated rapidly.

7 December, 2010: Technical problems with the central heating in our building, dry and hot like Sahara desert. Lost voice completely, fell sick.

13 December, 2010: Took a knife in my hand and let the Freon out from the fridge. I was hoping for a red sports car to transform my daily life. Mars/Mercury/Pluto conjunction in 6th. I think this was really funny: the planets showed me their versatility.

17 December, 2010: A dear friend went into hospital after losing suddenly the sight of one eye.

20-23 Dec, 2010: On sick-leave (I am the healthiest person on earth, or was until recently).

24 December, 2010: More bad news about the health of my friend’s husband in Cyprus. He desperately needs a 3rd kidney transplant but he is too sick to go through the operation.
WHY IS EVERYBODY’S HEALTH AFFECTED IN SUCH A WAY?

5 January, 2011    My dream (I think this was very extraordinary indeed) the night after the Solar Eclipse and New Moon in 6th, and Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in 9th (27 Pisces):
We were at some airport: me, Vertex and some lady unknown to me but clearly known to him, probably his secretary I thought.  He was very boisterous, also flirting heavily with the other lady.  Then he approached me in a hasty way and gave me a plastic bag full of connectors/adaptors. After that he escaped from the sight.
I woke up and knew instantly what the dream was telling me: in November Vertex went to Istanbul (for real I mean) for a medical conference. In his mail he said “we” are going to Istanbul. I didn’t ask who “we” is because at that stage I had no interest whatsoever regarding his activities.  Now I know as surely as he told me himself that the “we” was the secretary Eleni and him and that they slept together during the trip.
I finally made the connection, thanks to Jupiter and Uranus activating (again) the Mercury at AP in 9th house – Uranus in 12th – Saturn in 5th triangle.
That’s it. The end.

10 January, 2011    IRS wants all of € 7500. That is my 3 months’ net income. I don’t know what to do about this.

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

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

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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1400 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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Waiting for Jupiter/Uranus 3 as the old year wanes….

The third and final conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus – at 27 Pisces – takes place on the 4th January 2011. On 22.1.11 , Jupiter re-enters Aries, with Uranus re-entering Aries on 13.3.11. From an applying orb of 10 degrees in March 2010, to the separating orb of 10 degrees in mid March 2011 when Uranus will be at 0 deg Aries and Jupiter 10 deg Aries, it will have been some year, both for our world and for individuals ‘plugged-in’ to the conjunction’s 27 Pisces – 0 Aries “Hot spot”!

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

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

Check out the link below to read my brief post  setting the scene for the next phase of the exploration of “Tales from the Wild Ride” which follows the lives of ten brave volunteers throughout an unforgettable year.

How was it for you, in 2010 dominated by this uniquely disruptive planetary duo and  the attendant Grand Cross Of Jupiter/Uranus, Saturn and Pluto? How are things right now?

All of today, I have been grabbed by a manic fit of energy (yes, I am also ‘plugged in’ to the Hot Spot!) which has seen me completely reorganise the layout of this site into what is a much more accessible form. Scroll down the Home Page on the left, and I hope you will agree. Enjoy your browse! And a Happy New Year!

Jupiter Meets Uranus: next up, 4th January 2011….

ps. I am still hoping that that Purple Person from Planet Zog will appear before the Spring….

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250 words copyright Anne Whitaker 2010
Licensed under Creative Commons – for conditions see Home Page


 

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

Summer Solstice 2010 through to Autumnal Equinox 2010

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Solstice to Autumnal Equinox 2010:

PERSONAL LIFE

A) General Overview:

Q: Did you experience anything significant of an inner/outer nature  which was ‘out of the ordinary run of life’ during this time? (Bear in mind that any planetary energy can strike a ‘dumb note’ with you, but be vividly observable in the life/lives of family or and/or friends and/or significant others)

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

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

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

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

Caroline (58)

Caroline Aged 58

Caroline Aged 58

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

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

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

A period of sobering realities.

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

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

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

Much needed maturing which I feel grateful for.

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

A period of a deepening sense of my worth.

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

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

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

September 19  Jupiter-Uranus conjunction Rx in Pisces:

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

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

Louis(60)

Louis Aged 60

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

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

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

Fiona(61)

Fiona Aged 61

Fiona Aged 61

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Barbara(81)

Barbara Aged 81

Barbara Aged 81

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

August 20, 2010 (T Mercury Rx)

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

August 26, 2010
Started feeling pain in eye tooth.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Jupiter Meets Uranus
Jupiter Meets Uranus

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

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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

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Jupiter/Uranus waxes, Saturn/Pluto wanes, miners are free!

Thanks to global technology, it is possible for one extraordinary event to inspire the whole world.

Today, in the papers, on TV and across the Web, there is much reflecting on the unique safe rescue yesterday of all 33 miners from the San Jose mine in Chile. “Heartwarming”, “humbling”, “inspiring”, “extraordinary” are just some of the words being heavily drawn on today, as the world’s media considers the awe-inspiring story which has galvanised us all over the last few days.

Each of us will have a piece of the story which most powerfully strikes home. What is yours? Think about your horoscope….I have an exact Saturn/Pluto conjunction linked to several personal planets, all in the Twelfth House. But Tenth House Uranus is bi-quintile Third House Jupiter: prominent leading and closing planets in the bowl shape that is my birth chart.

So I am not unfamiliar in my small life with times of the grinding struggle of endurance against severe adversity, coupled with an inspired (and I hope inspiring!) ability to make innovative leaps of faith in overcoming at times dire circumstances. In a very tiny way, with the current Jupiter/Uranus Saturn/Pluto energy field triggering my horoscope strongly, I can find in the challenging but liberating process current in my own life, a personal link to the great struggle and eventual triumph which has inspired and humbled us all in recent days.

What must it have been like for these men to be trapped half a mile underground in sweltering heat and tropical humidity for seventeen days before the upper world knew they were alive? And what of their courage and discipline, given the desperate nature of such circumstances, in having the presence of mind to elect a leader to guide them? Yet they were able to choose a leader whose strong belief that rescue would come, and steadfast religious faith, was a sustaining plank. On this, they were able to construct the survival plan which saw them all survive sixty nine days of hell and emerge largely healthy and smiling, thanks also to an inspired and brilliantly executed rescue plan. I contemplate all this, and am awestruck.

Chilean Miners Triumph

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/15/chile-y-el-mundo-connecting-the-chilean-miners-story-with-universal-themes/

A great gift of being a long-term practitioner of astrology is that small thunderbolts of awe continue to strike one from the Left Field, no matter how used one becomes to seeing planetary symbolism play out in practice on a regular basis! I find myself awestruck also by the appropriateness of the planetary symbolism in the Great Chilean Mine Escape story. Just reading through the above paragraph lets one see clearly the utterly different energies at work: the terrorising, grim, grinding, diamond-creating action of Saturn/Pluto – and the joyful “Show me a limit and I’ll blow it to smithereens to get to the light!” optimism, faith, creativity and innovative genius that is Jupiter/Uranus.

Many astrologers will currently be putting up charts for the exact times of various stages of the unfolding of this tale: check out Best Astrology Sites to review what other astrologers have to say.

As followers of this particular site will know by now, I tend to be happy these days with broad brush strokes. Firstly, I am interested in seeing and presenting the bold colours of the symbolism shining through the current planetary energy field, tracking its essential meaning – as I have been doing thus far.

Secondly, the cyclic nature of  planetary patterns is always fascinating and illuminating.This is the waning square of the Saturn/Pluto cycle which began in 1982/3 and peaked in 2001/2. It reached its first point of exactitude in mid-November 2009, its second end January/early February 2010. Its third came in mid-August 2010, just a few days after the miners’ ordeal began on 5 August when the San Jose mine collapsed. Sixty-nine days later as the miners are rescued, the pressure of Saturn/Pluto’s waning square is receding. The Underworld is relaxing its grip.

And what of Jupiter/Uranus? Its new 14-year cycle began on 8 June 2010 at the powerful degree of  0 Aries. Its second exact point took place on 19th September at 29 Pisces: the San Jose Mine rescue began in earnest two days before. Its third and final exact point is yet to occur: at 27 Pisces on 4 January 2011. By mid-March 2011 both planets will once again be in Aries, the conjunction will be out of orb by 10 degrees, and the energy of the new 14 year Jupiter/Uranus cycle can be said to be fully in forward motion. At the time of the rescue, the energy of this cycle is still establishing itself.

Jupiter/Uranus is coming into its full power: but Saturn/Pluto is receding. Faith, hope, and inspiration win. The grinding power of Saturn/Pluto has turned the miners into diamonds, whose toughness and courage got them through an ordeal which would have crushed lesser spirits. Thus we can see in the broad brush strokes of this tale both sides of Saturn/Pluto. And what of the shadow side of Jupiter/Uranus, so far presented in my account only in its bright face?

I think that shadow is represented by the mine owners. One of the dark signatures of  Jupiter/Uranus is breathtaking arrogance, conviction of one’s own rightness, thinking one is above the law – and that one can get away with murder, symbolically and literally. Many Chilean miners have perished in unsafe mines which should long have been closed down in recent years. The San Jose mine should not have been open: it was unsafe, and the owners must have known this. Let’s hope they will now be called to account….

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Jupiter/Uranus has an E.T. moment….the highlight of 2010/11?

Recently, NASA announced that its Kepler probe had found more than 700 suspected new planets, including up to 140 of similar size to planet Earth. This was from a trawl of, wait for it, only 150,000 stars: a mere fraction of the estimated 100 billion which lie in our home galaxy, the Milky Way. When aliens arrive on Earth, an increasingly likely prospect if many eminent people in the know including Stephen Hawking are to be believed, they clearly have the right to an official Earthling for greeting purposes.

The Pope? President Obama? The leader of the European Union? The President of Russia or China? Richard Dawkins?

No, none of the above. And definitely not a task to be entrusted to a man. I heard the great news on the radio last Friday morning, one week after Jupiter Meets Uranus Part 2 occurred on 19.9.10. Our future relationship with planet Zog has just taken a step forward! Yes, the United Nations is to appoint

“an obscure Malaysian astro-physicist who is head of its little-known Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa)” – a lady by the name of Mazlan Othman –

to be the official Greeter for the Purple People

when they first set foot on our illustrious planet.

It took my husband some time to convince me that I had not overstayed my time in the Land of Nod the night before that radio bulletin. I did not quite believe this story until I saw it in black and white in the Sunday newspapers.

It has got to be my personal favourite for the Jupiter/Uranus Quirky Scientific Award for the 2010/11 conjunction.

This news has also taken me a little closer to having my greatest wish for the 2010/11 conjunction fulfilled, as expressed in an interview in the summer of 2009 with the American Federation of Astrologers’ Newsletter:

“….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!!….”

To read the whole interview, click below:

AFA Interview: Jupiter, Uranus and the Purple People from Planet Zog….

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Facebook meets Jupiter/Uranus at the 19 September cafe!

 

One week ago, I gave in – and joined Facebook.

Blame my friend and collaborator,  psychologist and independent thinker  Emily Cutts, currently co-writing “MoreBitsFallOff.com’ with me. It’s all her fault: she belongs to the Facebook generation! But I finally realised that insisting on building up a healthy following for my four-section magazine “Writing from the Twelfth House” as I had done, on word of mouth alone, was just perverse. So Emily pushed me gently – and I jumped in.

At present, my tenth house Mars conjunct Uranus is being squared by the current Jupiter/Uranus conjunction. Can this be having something to do with it? I wonder ingenuously.

I went from being Friendless to having fifty-nine Facebook Friends  – all in less than a week. One of the mutual Friends who came up had a fetching moon and stars image instead of a mugshot. I liked it, inviting its owner Kenneth Irving to become a Friend. He accepted – and sent me a message saying he had written a review of “Jupiter Meets Uranus”, my 2009 study of Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions, at the end of last year. I am really pleased with this entirely unexpected review, another to add to the collection of positive responses to my book. Thanks, Kenneth!

So – the left field of Jupiter/Uranus dynamism and unpredictability delivers yet again, as in this very small personal example. After many years as a student, practitioner and teacher of astrology – these days mostly as a writer – I continue to love hearing the great music of the spheres, being played throughout space and time, on the large mundane scale and the tiny personal scale by the planets in their cycles.

Here is the review.

“….Jupiter Meets Uranus is a thoughtful, well-researched book that does a good job of answering the question of
what the combination of Jupiter and Uranus means,and it does it in depth and in detail. Highly recommended….”

To read the full review, click the link below to open the PDF file from Horoscope Guide.

“Jupiter Meets Uranus” Book Review from Horoscope Guide

by Kenneth Irving

Jupiter Meets Uranus

Jupiter Meets Uranus

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To read my current research study featuring the turbulent life stories of 12 volunteers ‘plugged-in’ to the 2010/11 Aries/Pisces conjunctions, click below:

2010/11: ‘Tales from the Wild Ride’ Archive

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