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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

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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.

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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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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’ 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

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

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

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

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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

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

AND

find more 2009 + reviews HERE

AND

Pre-publication reviews HERE

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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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Waiting for 19th September: Jupiter meets Uranus: “Tales from the Wild Ride” Part Six

We are about to have the second exact conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus, at 29 degrees Pisces, on the 19th of September 2010. What will the energy field surrounding that point add to our already disrupted, fast-changing world – for both individual humans and the wider collective? Keep watching this space!!

In the meantime, I thought it would interest readers following the fortunes of the 12 participants ‘plugged-in” to the 2010/11 Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions, to see an edited selection of their ‘takes’ on events in our collective life during the April-June 2010 period of Phase One of the research.

The final question posed for Questionnaire 1 centred on
‘Our Collective Life’.

Despite my making clear that the 2010/11 research would – unlike the 1997 research I did  for “Jupiter Meets Uranus” – largely focus on personal life, the mundane astrologer in me could not resist asking questions about what the 12 participants had perceived the key issues to be during

a) April and May 2010 (the build-up period to the 8 June conjunction)
B) the first two weeks of June 2010.

I made the request pretty low-key, thus : “I realise that some of you may not wish to bother commenting on world affairs, but it would be interesting to get your brief take, if you feel so inclined!”

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Six out of twelve rated Period A) as very significant, three as moderately significant, one as not significant at all. Two gave no response.

Six out of twelve rated Period B) as very significant, one as moderately significant, two as mildly significant. Three gave no response.

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For Period A), unsurprisingly, two events were mentioned by everyone except  the person who thought nothing at all had happened of any significance during April and May 2010.

Subject Louis (60), UK, sums this up briefly and well. He also commented on the UK’s May general election result, a  first of its kind since the Second World War:

“ Icelandic volcano, BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster were main headlines.

(Fiona (61) said about the latter: “ ….Made me feel absolute despair and rage and like the apocalypse was upon us all…”)

UK: Run up to a general election which returned a coalition government which is depressingly right wing with no interest in society or its progress.  A very serious issue in prospect for work as this government will most likely cut many worthwhile areas of public expenditure while supporting the rotten schemes of developers and their cronies.

In one sense the dark bubbling oil and the grey ash are similar in many ways to the coalition government.  Enveloping, disabling, suffocating….”

From the USA, Alicia (53) identified “….first iPads for sale in the USA, April 3rd.  Bound to revolutionize the laptop industry and the publishing industry (ebooks)….”

From Finland, Kathy(54) offered this comment: “….Several resignations in domestic politics resulting from a bribe scandal in connection of the parliamentary elections that was revealed already in 2009 and is still constantly in news. Also the head of the national TV’s news operation had to go as his wife is one of the people accused of taking bribes. This is big news here as Finland is always in the top 3 of the transparency international list of the least corrupted countries….” She also highlighted  an unusual scientific development: “….An interesting piece of news: A plasma brake to combat space debris: http://www.fmi.fi/news/index.html?Id=1271239224.html ….”

Jupiter Meets Uranus

Jupiter Meets Uranus

For Period B)

From the USA, Alicia (53) had this to say about the general mood in New York where she lives:  “….This isn’t an event, but I’m going to say it anyway because the effect was very pronounced.  Everyone around here was a nervous wreck.  (More than usual.) Irritable and touchy, rude, angry.  Driving safely was impossible.  It seemed to get back to ‘normal’ craziness levels by the third week of June….”

Julia (37), USA commented: “…. While some of the disasters of April and May were waning, they were being replaced by a steady stream of natural disasters and civil unrest. The period felt uneasy, as if problems that had been developing over time were revealing themselves….”

Diana (38) USA found the following event most significant, having considered that nothing of significance had occurred during the April/May period: “….It was announced around June 1-2 that Al and Tipper Gore were divorcing. To me this sounded like pure Uranian energy (as they had had such a long marriage)….”

Eve (51) USA observed that “….The only thing that dominated the TV was the BP oil spill and what was being done to help the situation.

I also keep an eye on the Congressional meetings taking place with the Postal  Regulatory Commission affecting the restructuring of the United States Postal Service.  It looks like the 5 day delivery proposal might be headed for the trash bin. Say it isn’t so, that means three more long years of work for me.  (no early out)….”

Maria (32) USA’s take: “….The NBA Finals, The World Cup, BP not being able to fix the leak, the Stock Market rollercoaster. I remember reading during this time someone’s opinion that sporting events are used by the powers that be to  distract people from what’s really going on in the world. I found it very interesting that the global
economic/money crisis kinda flew under the radar during The World Cup….”

Giorgio (28), currently in Iceland: “….In general, a collective mood of tension and instability. Diplomatic conflicts, war tensions, environmental worries, economical problems and corruption exposed. A time of big change continues…..”

Having said ‘very much so’ regarding the significance of world events during the April/May period, and like most people highlighting the Gulf Oil Spill, Harry (41), USA was disarmingly honest in his response to questions about Period B: “….I have no doubt a lot was happening in the world around me, but, in all honesty, I can’t think of anything in particular.  The Aries Sun in me was myopically focused on a growing opportunity overseas for my partner and I….”

Barbara (81), USA, had a brief, trenchant, all-purpose comment: “….Regarding Our Collective Life, I keep up on all current events, e.g., oil spill, government legislation, stock market ups and downs, but try not to let any of that upset me inasmuch as I have very little control over any of it….”

Whatever your views may be, I feel pretty sure you will agree with me that this piece of detail from Kathy (54) probably deserves the last word! “….The Free Thinkers of Finland organized an exchange event on June 4: they collected from the public Bibles and gave porn magazines in return….”

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And my own personal last word on the April – mid-June ( extending to mid-July) 2010 period?

In the article following are my ‘picks’ from the most disruptive, left-field events in our collective life over the last few months, as the drama of a new Jupiter/Uranus conjunction – and beginning 14-year cycle –played out within the structure of  the Cardinal Cross.

CHECK OUT

Jupiter meets Uranus April 2010 to mid-July 2010: what do you think of the show so far?

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

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

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

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

Questionnaire 1

“Giorgio”

'Giorgio' aged 28

'Giorgio' aged 28

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

Personal Life

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

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

Very much so x
Moderately so
Mildly so
Not at all

(Please indicate which of the 4 categories applies)

Your comments on/summary of this time:

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

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

C) 8 June 2010 (the conjunction day):

D) 9 -15 June

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

Very much so  X
Moderately so
Mildly so
Not at all

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

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

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


Our Collective Life

(I realise that some of you may not wish to bother commenting on world affairs, but it would be interesting to get your brief take, if you feel so inclined! Please indicate which country is your main focus in making any comments)

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

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

Very much so X
Moderately so
Mildly so
Not at all

(Please indicate which of the 4 categories applies)

Your comments on this period:

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

B) 1-7 June 2010

C) 8 June 2010 (the conjunction day):

D) 9-15 June

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

Very much so X
Moderately so
Mildly so
Not at all

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

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

In general, a collective mood of tension and instability. Diplomatic conflicts, war tensions, environmental worries, economical problems and corruption exposed. A time of big change continues.

(Thanks! Questionnaire 2 will appear at the end of September 2010 and will take you from 0 deg Cancer (Summer Solstice, 22.6.10) to 0 deg Libra (Autumn Equinox, 23.9.10). I will be giving you a couple of ‘special focus’ dates to comment on, eg 26.6.10 when a lunar eclipse occurred at 5 deg Capricorn which is just at the ‘outer limits’ of the orb range for the study but may well have produced some notable effects.)

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Coming up next:

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

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

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Tales from the Wild Ride Part 3: Wired in June! Jupiter/Uranus 2010/11

Welcome to the third installment of  ‘Tales from the Wild Ride‘, the story of the 2010/11 Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions’ impact on a group of ‘ordinary’ lives, which will now unfold on a regular basis until next Spring 2011.

The First Two Weeks of June 2010

(1-7 June 2010 + 8 June 2010 (the conjunction day)+ 9-15 June 2010)

Six more subjects’ feedback :

Personal Life

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

(Please indicate which of the following 4 categories applies)

Very much so: 6/6
Moderately so: 0/6
Mildly so: 0/6
Not at all: 0/6

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Alicia Aged 53

( Asc/Desc 23 Virgo/Pisces – included  to see the extent to which a wide orb ‘delivers’ )

Alicia Aged 53

Alicia Aged 53

Very much so

Research into psycho-sexual development ran apace the first two weeks, particularly regarding the Black Moon.  Am beginning to understand sexual development in a new way–have hit on a few new ideas and some new research in this area which runs contradictory to much current thinking, but is very much in keeping with what we know of the asteroids.

This period was very intense for me in terms of work (Uranus ruling sixth house).  Out of the blue I had more clients than I could handle, I took on more students, and I wrote every spare minute.  The whole period went by in a blur, and the only things I wrote in my journal were, “Exhausted, will write later.”

Definitely a physical burnout related to mental overload.  Slept deeply 10 (sometimes more) hours per night.  Muscle aches and inflammation related to peri-menopause exacerbated. (Natal Moon/Uranus conjunction again.) Starting to dream again, after a long non-dreaming period.

An odd thing happened on the 7th-8th.  A signed contract (7th house) once belonging to the object of my obsession became available at auction.  I now own it.  No one else bid for it, which is strange because the signature alone is worth something and the document in and of itself has historical interest.

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Julia Aged 37

(Venus 26 Pisces conj Sun 01 Aries /8th House)

Julia Aged 37

Julia Aged 37

Very much so

The period was not a pleasant one – if life remained as it was in that period I’d probably give up on it! I felt like I was caged, being held against my will in a restricted space and unable to fulfill my potential or assist others to fulfill their full potential.

I felt as if there was a battle raging, a battle between those who are compromised and disadvantaged, those without money and without power, and those empowered through their financial assets and the freedom that they bring. I felt as if the world’s wrong doers – the irresponsible, the uncaring, the selfish and the reckless were holding all the cards and that the only way to redress the balance was to outsmart them, to be nimble, quick-witted and bold – always keeping several paces ahead. I felt as if the situation was escalating and coming to a head – perhaps no time soon, but gaining momentum nonetheless.

1-7 June 2010

I can’t say I felt any great climax of events or any major shift between the 1st and the 7th June. The scenario was more a case of the pressures on me reaching a peak at the end of May and remaining constant at that level into early June.

The scale of the challenges didn’t reduce in size and instead continued to escalate. However, what became apparent in June was a matching of strength – as the powers working against me became stronger, the powers working in my favour dramatically increased in size.

8 June 2010 (the conjunction day):

Nothing notable happened events wise on the 8th June – though the evening of the 7th June was a real low point and a time when I felt utterly despondent, but emotionally I was starting to feel more empowered that day (i.e. I went to bed the night before thinking I may as well give up and woke up thinking ‘what the hell, I’m not giving up now and I’ll give this one last go’). There were no significant meetings or conversations that day, but I was generally feeling more upbeat than in May, as I was starting to see the overall shape of my situation improve and realised that while there were temporary obstacles, the long-term picture was becoming positive.

9 -15 June

This was a period of extreme ups and downs. I usually keep things on a fairly even keel, but it was impossible to do this during this period. The scale and potential of the opportunities being presented to me during this period by far outstripped any of my past and illustrated the benefits of sticking with my plans. One thing that was in no doubt was the esteem in which I’m held and with which my project is regarded.

However, at the other end of the spectrum, my situation was becoming increasingly difficult in the short-term. Financially the first 6 months of 2010 have been absolute hell and having gradually got worse across March, April and May, things became no better in June, for while medium to long term opportunities were presenting themselves left, right and centre, in the short term nothing at all was coming through. I felt as if carrots were being dangled, just out of reach, at a time when I’m financially starving and can’t hold out any longer.

Again, what became apparent was that an ‘all or nothing’ attitude was needed – taking risks and being brave. Had I reverted back to old ways of doing things and gone into reverse, all the groundwork I’d been doing since early 2009 would have been undermined….. I decided to carry on battling away to achieve my aims, even though I risked losing absolutely everything to do this and there was no certainty that the taking risk would work in my favour.

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

Emotionally the thing that kept me going during this period was the opportunities lining themselves up to roll out from October 2010 onwards. The period was, like March, April and May, extremely stressful and full of many low points at which I wondered how on Earth I’d overcome the obstacles before me.

However, not one, but several incredible opportunities were introduced to me at this time and though I was very conscious that I was ‘up against it’ I was also aware that some very powerful allies were working away to help me – opening doors for me, giving me encouragement and flying the flag for my project. I felt a little like a Premier League football player flanked by a large entourage of bodyguards, as he made his way through a riotous crowd of fans from his opposing team throwing insults and missiles in his direction.

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Caroline Aged 58

(MC 1 Libra/IC 1 Aries)

Caroline Aged 58

Caroline Aged 58

Very much so

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

Jupiter-Uranus oo Aries conjoined my natal IC oo Aries 58, triggering deep issues about emotional safety, security, wellbeing, belonging… old feelings of abandonment surfaced. I experienced deep depression, lifelessness, isolation, and withdrawal.

…… paternal abandonment is a family theme……. The anxieties I experienced May 28-June 6 were related to birthing and infancy.

Mars, ruler of natal 4th is in a separating conjunction with natal Moon in Scorpio

June 11- 15

I re-established contact with friends, and feeling less isolated my abandonment anxieties calmed. This was the beginning of the ending of a significant relationship that I had expectation of becoming an intimate romance. Familiar, family related, feelings of disappointment and betrayal surfaced.

April – June I had, and continue to have, many thoughts and feelings about where and with whom I belong in life. Relationships with dear friends are in transition and I am gaining a more clear perspective of my worth and value.

My struggle is separating from my past and finding the courage to break free move with self assurance and confidence into a creative, new present.

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Harry Aged 41

(Sun 0 Aries conj NNode 0 Aries conj Chiron 2.5 Aries/8th House)

Harry Aged 41

Harry Aged 41

Very much so

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

The week of the 14th was certainly memorable. My partner was asked on the 16th as part of an email conversation which began on the 14th, if he had an interest in joining this new company in Switzerland that he had spoken with in May.  This led to making plans for him to travel to Zurich to meet with them in July.  Consequently, he ended up going and meeting with them the week of the Solar Eclipse which was conjunct his Progressed Mars, ruler of his 9th House.

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Kathy Aged 54

(Mercury 01 deg Aries widely conj Sun 9 Aries /9th House)

Kathy Aged 54

Kathy Aged 54

Very much so

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

Sent an ultimatum along the lines “we marry or nothing” to my love interest on 2 June. Realised that my not-so-soft- spoken Mercury was on overdrive, probably helped along by the square from Pluto. No filters in speech nor any niceties. Realized a need for self-discipline with my mouth if not willing to lose all my friends by the time the influence of these transits will be over.

On the day of the conjunction two Buddhist monks in orange robes were chatting below the balcony of the friend with whom I travelled to Barcelona. Her comment: “Now I have seen it all”.  A very unusual thing to happen in her life and in her environment.  Find this incident hilariously funny.

9-15 June organizing the Odyssey. Endless e-mails and calls. Promises and threats. Love and hate in turns. Ended up being called Kirki .

Mentally very tense weeks.

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Diana (38)

(Pluto 29 deg 57 min Virgo/9th House sq Jupiter r 29.5 Sagittarius/1st House)

Diana Aged 38

Diana Aged 38

Very much so

8 June 2010 (the conjunction day):

Reconnected intimately with a guy I dated and was very obsessed with. Went together to a book launch event and after-party in West Hollywood.

9-15 June:
A truly emotionally horrible (meltdown) period begins and hits a boiling point.

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

-The amazing events invitations continued with one on the Paramount Studios backlot, another a  free dinner at a high end restaurant.
-Was building a friendship with a guy I dated last year (it ended quickly and badly) from March through the Jupiter/Uranus period. We started to get closer platonically, had an indiscretion June 8, he went back to being distant claiming he only wanted a friendship.
-At the same time, a major falling out with one of my best friends–a guy I’ve known since high school (same issue: distance and emotion)
-Same weekend got stood up by a guy I was lightly dating–which strangely sent me into a tailspin.
Most difficult period: weekend of June 11-13

NOTE: Around the time of the June 26 eclipse I felt a major energy pull–breakdown, issues with my work, flea infestation in my house, rethinking being a homeowner, etc.

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To read the whole “Tales from the Wild Ride” series now unfolding from August 2010 to March 2011,  click HERE:

(Responses to Questionnaire 2 will appear at the end of September and will take our volunteers from 0 deg Cancer (Summer Solstice, 22.6.10) to 0 deg Libra (Autumn Equinox, 23.9.10). I will be giving them a couple of ‘special focus’ dates to comment on, eg 26.6.10 when a lunar eclipse occurred at 5 deg Capricorn which is just at the ‘outer limits’ of the orb range for the study but may well have produced some notable effects.)

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IMPORTANT

All comments/shared experiences most welcome! If you have enjoyed this installment of the Tales from the Wild Ride, it would be great if you could send the link around your networks, so that as many people as possible can follow the series and see ‘astrology in action’!

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

Welcome to the second installment of  Tales from the Wild Ride, the story of the 2010/11 Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions’ impact on a group of ‘ordinary’ lives, which will now unfold on a regular basis until next Spring 2011….

1) April and May 2010 (build-up period to conjunction on 8.6.10):

Six more subjects’ feedback :

Personal Life

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

(Please indicate which of the following 4 categories applies)

Very much so: 1/6
Moderately so: 5/6
Mildly so: 0/6
Not at all: 0/6

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Barbara Aged 81

(Mars r 4 Cancer/4th House square Uranus r 3.5 Aries/1st House)

Barbara Aged 81

Barbara Aged 81

Moderately so

April 6, 2010
Discovered I had a major health problem – prolapsed pelvis. Decided against surgery for the time being.

May 13, 2010
Someone stole my lawn mower out of my garage overnight. This led to a series of stressful events for the next few weeks while I purchased a new mower, replaced the garage door lock. Couldn’t find anyone to cut my grass in the meantime.
Same day finally picked up (son) Alan’s car after power steering repair. Cost: over $1200.
(I mention money because I live on a very limited income from Social Security and a small pension from my employment with the State of Indiana. Alan works for the State of Indiana and receives a very small salary. The State has frozen salaries for two or three years. Any extraordinary expense becomes very stressful for me.)

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Maria (32)

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

Maria Aged 32

Maria Aged 32

Very much so

I began writing songs out of the blue after the eclipse in January on my ASC. In March, I began
Internet correspondence with a music producer and found out about a music conference in my city in April. I went, having only a few months experience in songwriting. There I ran into a former co-
worker that I hadn’t seen in 10 years who offered to show me music production in exchange for me
writing songs for him. Made two new friends quite serendipitously who are also songwriters.

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Eve (51)

(Sun 29.5 Pisces/9th House)

Eve Aged 51

Eve Aged 51

Moderately so

On March 22nd my husband had Gallbladder Surgery.  I think this belongs to the build up period, because it was sudden and we had to cancel our vacation to Disney planned for my birthday on March 20th.

During the build up period, I was in the middle of a job transition.  On April 24th my old job as Postmaster’s Secretary had been filled and I started training my replacement.  I completely left all aspects of my old job behind.

April 30th and May 1st we went to Disney for the weekend since we had to postpone it from March 20th and had already purchased the tickets.

The last week of May and the first week of June, I was on a two week vacation. (I stayed home to relax and rejuvenate)

May 31st was my wedding anniversary and some friends of ours had a small gathering at their house.

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Fiona (61)

(MC 4 Aries/IC 4 Libra)

Fiona Aged 61

Fiona Aged 61

Moderately so

April 9, 2010, I started Septra antibiotic for my Lyme disease and by the third pill I knew it was doing something good for me: that is, making me stronger.  However, it made me very tired and not very functional  mentally. It removed my capacity for enthusiasm.

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Louis (60)

(Progressed MC/NNode is at 2.5/3.5 deg Aries, sq natal Uranus at 1.5 Cancer.)

Louis Aged 60

Moderately so

This time was characterized by a strong feeling of running out of time and a sense of unease about the future. Perhaps a sense that I had failed in what I set out to do 14 years ago and that the next few years would be critical -professionally, financially and personally.  I recall a feeling of slight desperation and a drive to redress the situation although I had no clear idea of what to do.

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Diana (38)

(Pluto 29 deg 57 min Virgo/9th House sq Jupiter r 29.5 Sagittarius/1st House)

Diana Aged 38

Diana Aged 38

Moderately so

Invitations to great events picked up (I’m a journalist + am always invited to things–these were slightly more A-List).

*Major breakthrough in career (with much effort on my part)–hitting a different pay scale and cache level.
*Surge in creativity directed towards a new medium (not writing but video)

Notably:
April 20, April 21, April 27, May 15 – Felt particularly creative and made and created documentary videos
May 20 – Ritz Carlton Laguna event
May 25 – Private show with Nas and Damian Marley
May 27 – I got one of the (Top 5) biggest magazine assignments I’ve ever gotten.

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To read the whole “Tales from the Wild Ride” series now unfolding from August 2010 to March 2011,  click HERE:

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IMPORTANT

All comments/shared experiences most welcome! If you have enjoyed this installment of the Tales from the Wild Ride, it would be great if you could send the link around your networks, so that as many people as possible can follow the series and see ‘astrology in action’!

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Jupiter/Uranus 2010/11: “Tales from the Wild Ride” Part One

In 1997/8 I followed the lives of 17 subjects ‘plugged in’ to the 5-6 Degrees Aquarius ‘hot spot’ where those two dynamic planets last met – in February 1997. Their turbulent tales from the left field appear in “Jupiter Meets Uranus” published (eventually!) in April 2009.

By the time I had completed that project, my friends, family and students were so fed up with my Jupiter/Uranus obsession that they began crossing to the other side of the road when they saw me approaching(I exaggerate, but only slightly!)

However, so compelling has been the interest in the 2010/11 Jupiter Uranus conjunctions in Aries and Pisces across the Web, and so persistent my emailers, commenters and volunteers, that here I am, at it again. Am I mad or what??!!

Of the many volunteers, I have had to restrict my group to 12. It would not have been realistically possible to take on more, given the demands on my time and restrictions imposed by eyesight problems which I hope will not get much worse over the coming months.

(For those of you Virgoan types who are interested in more detail re how the project is set up and structured, I have created a special page in which I have posted some of the ‘boring but necessary background stuff’. Click HERE if you want to check that out. NOTE: I am allowing a wide orbital range of 22 Pisces to 5 Aries. This is five degrees applying to the 27 Pisces – 0 Aries ‘hot spot’ where the conjunctions take place – and five degrees separating.)

But now, on to the first of those Tales from the Wild Ride, which will now unfold on a regular basis until next Spring 2011. A great big ‘thank you’ to those volunteers prepared to share their unfolding stories with the rest of us. Apart from some minor editing, you are reading their own words.Through them, you will be able to observe the transformational impact of the turbulent unpredictability of Jupiter/Uranus, held in a matrix of darkness, delay and difficulty brought by Saturn/Pluto – so obvious ‘across the map’ of the spring-autumn period of 2010 in our individual and collective lives….

The New Moon - a cycle just beginning....

The New Moon - a cycle just beginning....

In the beginning…..

1) April and May 2010 (build-up period to conjunction on 8.6.10):

Five subjects’ feedback :

Personal Life

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

(Please indicate which of the following 4 categories applies)

Very much so: 4/5
Moderately so: 1/5
Mildly so: 0/5
Not at all: 0/5

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Alicia Aged 53

( Asc/Desc 23 Virgo/Pisces – included  to see the extent to which a wide orb ‘delivers’ )

Alicia Aged 53

Alicia Aged 53

Very Much So

In a nutshell, everything broke.  My laptop (which I depend on for my livelihood) had to be repaired not once, but twice, and spent the whole period in the shop (Uranus rules my sixth).  My fridge broke down.  The wiring in my house kept shorting things.  Lots of frustrations with things electronic.

I have a Moon/Uranus conjunction in the 11th—my best friend had a major rift with her son (still not mended), and my mother had one with another family member…..

Sometime around Easter, suddenly fell out of love with someone I’d been in love with for more than three years…..

Intellectually, creatively and intuitively, this period was very intense and rewarding for my astrological work.  I broke a lot of new ground in these months—particularly in researching psycho-sexual development and relating it to the asteroids…..

There has been a major breakthrough, for me, in understanding the way sexuality develops and the ways it can manifest differently in different people.  I’ve come to the conclusion that we’re still in the dark ages about understanding sexual orientation.  I relate this to the (Ed. Jupiter/Uranus) energy falling in my 7th house and to the general Aries/Libra stimulation….. I’m looking forward to where this is going to take my work.

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Julia Aged 37

(Venus 26 Pisces conj Sun 01 Aries /8th House)

Julia Aged 37

Julia Aged 37

Very Much So

Yes. From March onwards, escalating across April and May I experienced one of the most difficult and stressful periods in my life….

The problems of this time came down to the fact I’ve been pioneering a radically new concept and while it’s been gaining a great deal of support and significant progress has been made, the first six months of this year and in particular March, April and May, were periods of great difficulty and set backs.

My experience of this period was one of extreme contrast – finding that on the one hand extremely powerful people and organisations were lining up by my side to support my project, but on the other hand traditional societal and economic models were working against my endeavors and at times making it feel as if I’d set my heart on an impossible task.

……I felt acutely aware of the fact that two opposing sides were in a showdown, both holding their ground, the innovators raising the bar and pushing harder than ever to bring new ideas and approaches to the fore, as the traditionalists pushed against them, being as obstructive as possible.
During this period I was very much aware that I was not the only person feeling frustrated and at times angered at the scenarios unfolding around the world. Many friends and colleagues were feeling similar emotions and feeling at the end of their tether; sick and tired of the status quo and feeling like something has got to give.

The period was mainly one where I worked exceedingly hard behind the scenes, maneuvering around a multitude of obstacles that relentlessly presented themselves, finding plans got delayed and just about everything that could go wrong did go wrong.

However, ……the delays caused by the obstacles during March, and to an even greater extent April, which came to a climax in May, have led to better opportunities in the long run. New opportunities started to present themselves during April and May, some from external sources, others because I tried some new ways of doing things…….  I think I came out of that period stronger and braver than when I entered it.

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Kathy Aged 54

(Mercury 01 deg Aries widely conj Sun 9 Aries /9th House)

Kathy Aged 54

Kathy Aged 54

Long Easter week-end in Barcelona. Because of lack of resources have not been able to travel since 2000. First time for 15 years to travel to a new place. Like coming home. Blown away by Gaudí. The trip resulted in many well-received articles for my blog.

The friend I travelled with had never been abroad in her life (63 years of age). Two weeks after Barcelona she won a free trip to Florence, Italy in October. Also suddenly she has had a lot of contacts with foreigners which in her everyday environment is not normal.

Sudden death of a dear friend, my family doctor from Cyprus (16 April).

An out-of-the-blue phone call from my Cypriot male friend on May 28th. His Sun/Moon is on 29°53’ Pisces. We met May 1988 (I was living on Cyprus then), had no contact 1993 – 2005 (I moved back to Finland in March 2000). He got in touch via common friends in 2005, we met briefly in January 2007, had a long week-end in Berlin March 2009 and have been in touch ever since. He was my travelling-companion on the Greek odyssey I just returned from. An extremely challenging relationship but difficult if not impossible to put a lid on.

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Harry Aged 41

(Sun 0 Aries conj NNode 0 Aries conj Chiron 2.5 Aries/8th House)

Harry Aged 41

Harry Aged 41

Moderately So

Much of what I experienced in May (April was fairly quiet, I believe) —  beginning May 10th, in fact — was done so through my partner, someone with a 7 Libra Sun.

An opportunity to work — and subsequently live — overseas, one that had been bubbling on a back burner since late-October (when Saturn was Direct and first moved into opposition with my Sun and was conjunct my natal Jupiter/Uranus), suddenly picked up a great deal of steam.  We once again found ourselves seriously considering the probability of making this move and how it would change our lives, etc and so on.

In a way, with Uranus ruling my 7th House, this kind of makes sense.  This Uranus/Jupiter conjunction in opposition to my natal Jupiter/Uranus and conjunct my Sun/North Node could certainly manifest in the lives of those I share my life with.

I also learned that a dear friend of mine, another Libra who has this Uranus/Jupiter conjunction on her Ascendant, landed a sizeable role in a big Hollywood movie in LA at the same time she learned her Mother might possibly need bypass surgery in NYC (Pluto is moving over her Midheaven and through her 10th House).

Like I said, most of the events I’m witnessing are happening to those I consider partners or close friends.

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Caroline Aged 58

(MC 1 Libra/IC 1 Aries)

Caroline Aged 58

Caroline Aged 58

Very Much So

Themes of family and home predominated my thoughts and feelings. April I returned to live and work in the US after 10 years living abroad. I am without a home, job, or money. I am new born, vulnerable and exposed, temporarily living with friends who are as close as family.

I felt disoriented in my new, unfamiliar environment. I had trouble connecting with the community and spent most of this time at home on my own. Feeling like a fish out of water.

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To read the whole “Tales from the Wild Ride” series now unfolding from August 2010 to March 2011,  click HERE:

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IMPORTANT

All comments/shared experiences most welcome! If you have enjoyed this first of the Tales from the Wild Ride, it would be great if you could send the link around your networks, so that as many people as possible can follow the series and see ‘astrology in action’!

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1600 words copyright Anne Whitaker/Participants in 2010/11 Jupiter/Uranus Research Study
Licensed under Creative Commons – for conditions see Home Page

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