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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 http://www.cainer.com

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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.



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


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


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!


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)


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.

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.


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.


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"

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

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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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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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Jupiter meets Uranus 8/6/2010: individual, community, collective….

The “Jupiter meets Uranus” site is taking an exciting turn as we move toward the new conjunction. I have in recent days committed myself (am I mad or what?!!) to doing a follow-up study from the one  I did on the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction of February 1997 “Jupiter meets Uranus – from erotic bathing to star gazing. (UK buyers, click HERE ) Have you got your copy yet?

I am approaching my quota of 20 volunteers who are “plugged-in” to the late mutable/early cardinal energy of  the upcoming Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Aries, and will be sending me their feedback on how it was for them as the observational year (March 2010 – February 2011) unfolds. It is fantastic that they are prepared to do this – and I will be treating their feedback with appropriate care and confidentiality, as I did the 17 participants in the previous 1997 research. So – keep watching this space to see a research study being invented before your eyes!

And there are still a few more places for volunteers with planets/Angles/ Moon’s Nodes in late mutable/early cardinal signs. Just leave a comment and I will contact you.

I have acquired some interesting and lively commentators, most recently Shana – of  http://www.shanatinglipton.com/blog/. In response to a comment of hers, I have written a short piece on some contemporary events which I thought I’d share with the many readers of this site – in the spirit of “here it is – as it happens.”

Jupiter Meets Uranus

Jupiter Meets Uranus

from Shana June 2, 2010 at 1:03 am Hey Anne and friends,

I dunno if this constitutes the first celebrity Jupiter/Uranus moment but Tipper and Al Gore divorcing after 40 years of marriage seems kind of Uranus. And having his tropical sun sign in Aries (along with transiting Jupiter and Uranus) could make for a milestone moment.

One for the books?


from Anne : June 3, 2010 at 12:59 pm Hi Shana

thanks for posting this link. The important point to look for in identifying the action of Jupiter/Uranus, in essence, is that it should bring into being, unexpectedly and usually shockingly, conditions which are entirely new. So we need to focus on that – and the Gore split certainly illustrates J/Uranus energy at work as you say. Gore was also born under the tough Saturn/Pluto conjunction in 1947 just after WW2, and Saturn/Pluto people feel the harsh grind of that combination at each aspect – we are now at the waning square (from the 1982 conjunction) which is part of the Grand Cross pattern with Jupiter/Uranus in Aries. As I put it in another article on this site, written a year ago:

“The Jupiter-Uranus predilection for seeing no limits, leaping before it looks and challenging the established order expressed through the filter of the rash, angry impetuousness of Aries and locked with the harsh, power-driven determination not to budge of the Saturn-Pluto square, offers a difficult and dangerous picture……”

This is validated today with news of the gun massacre of 13 people (including the killer) and the serious injury of many others in Cumbria, England, UK, by an apparently mild-mannered man who broke through any limit of acceptability (Jupiter/Uranus in Aries) and acted out the worst side of the Saturn/Pluto combination – mass murder. (check out Reinhold Ebertin “The Combination of Stellar Influences” (AFA) p188)

And a nation born under Saturn/Pluto – Israel – is currently attracting international condemnation for its treatment of people of goodwill trying to bring humanitarian aid (the plus side of Jupiter/Uranus in Aries) to ordinary citizens suffering under the Gaza blockade.

Here you see an example of the Jupiter/Uranus in Aries energy field, set in its Saturn/Pluto context, operating at three levels at once: the personal, the community, and the wider collective.

“As above, so below” in all its awesome truth….


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Update on “Jupiter Meets Uranus” : May 2010

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

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

( from John Townley of AstroCocktail )

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

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

UK buyers, click HERE

Jupiter Meets Uranus

Jupiter Meets Uranus

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

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

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

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

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

Check out
The Mountain Astrologer Magazine

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

The Wheel of Fortune 2010/11

The Wheel of Fortune 2010/11

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



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

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


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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 )


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


Jupiter Meets Uranus
Jupiter Meets Uranus

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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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