Well, it’s seatbelts buckled and off we go….the individual feedback has already started!
Here are slightly edited extracts from several public commenters on my recent opening article (28.2.10) of a series preparing for the upcoming Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions in Aries and Pisces of 2010/11:
– all are volunteers who have kindly offered to keep us posted. I hope to find space to include short quotes from as many public comments as possible as the research year unfolds:
‘Astrologer Mo’ : 1 March 10 ” ……I am going to be getting a once in a lifetime hit of Uranus/Jupiter to my ninth house 29 degree Pisces Sun. I already feel the energy coming and am starting to implement changes into my life, but my whole chart is going to look like a pin ball machine going from one transit to another for the entire year. I am buckled in and ready for take off……”
( Astrologer Mo and Duse, below, share a 20 March birthday, albeit ten years apart….)
3 + 7 March 10 : ‘Duse’ “……This Jupiter/Uranus conjunction has interested me for several years as I’ll be hit with it in more ways than one. My Sun and North Node are at 00 Aries, my Chiron is at 2 Aries, and I have a natal Jupiter/Uranus conjunction at 1 and 2 Libra. ……My partner was, basically, offered a job running a Trust Company in Zurich, Switzerland in late-October 09 (the offer being re-iterated in a meeting in late-January 10), but the process — in true Mars Retrograde fashion — of negotiating and finalizing everything is taking f-o-r-e-v-e-r. Nonetheless, I anticipate the move itself happening more toward May/June/July which, of course, would coincide with the Cardinal Energy everyone has been preparing for…….”
3 March 10 : ‘Lauren‘ “……My natal MC is 00 Libra 52 making my natal IC 00 Aries 52 ……and now feel ready, I think, for a radical breaking free of my past and reinventing my career possibilities with the 2010 extravaganza. I am feeling the rumblings already as I pack to return to the US March 21 (2010) after 10 years out of the country……the call of unfinished business…..”
THE 14-YEAR JUPITER/URANUS CYCLES: 1955 (Cancer), 1969 (Libra), 1983(Sagittarius), 1997 (Aquarius)
20.4.10: Anne W ……from my own diary, as far back as the last week of September 2009 ( I have the upcoming Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in late Pisces/0 Aries sextiling my MC/NNode, squaring 10th House Mars at 1.5 Cancer ):
“……reflecting on the upcoming Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions of 2010/11 reminds me that each return of this 14-year cycle has brought big life changes of an expansive, ‘breaking new ground’ nature: 1955, my sister’s birth and the end of my 7 year reign as an only (Leo!) child co-inciding with beginning to take school seriously. 1969, my future career in adult education and later social work began – decided on the toss of a coin. 1983 saw the start of my career as an astrologer and astrology teacher.
1997 in Aquarius brought my first office after 12 years’ working from home; beginning my thesis leading to the Diploma in Psychological Astrology; and starting the research for the 1997 Jupiter/Uranus conjunction – which was eventually published in April 09, in the final year of the 1997 cycle.
I need to ‘trust the process’ as the old 14-year cycle concludes, accept this ‘fin-de-siecle’ restlessness and uncertainty……and just wait quietly for the Wheel to turn again……”
This series of articles is titled “Back to the Future”. Reflecting on what happened at previous stages of any planetary cycle usually offers illumination re what to expect in broad terms when a new cycle is beginning – in this case, the dynamic and ground-breaking 14 year cycle of Jupiter and Uranus. Here are some more extracts from public commenters who are keeping their own notes to share with us as this research project develops:
1 March 10: ‘Astrologer Mo’ : “….for the record, 1983 started astrology. 1997 started my first astrology website….”
3 March 10 : ‘Wizron‘ “….And how about this for a Uranian reversal. At the end of 1983, I gave up astrology. And at the end of 1996(Ed. just before the new cycle began in Aquarius in February 1997), I began studying it again, more than ever!…”
6 March 10 : ‘Mary‘ “….I read your post and realized that the Aquarian Jupiter/Uranus conjunction triggered my natal Sun/Venus in 97/98! Had a major move at that time (relocated by my job). Also left a relationship, but that happened just before the conjunction….”
24 April 10 : ‘Sherry‘ “….I have natal Jupiter conjunct Uranus and can testify to major life changes at every conjunction since I was born (10/01/1954). At the last Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Aquarius, I became pregnant and had my youngest child…completely unexpected as I was already a grandmother.
(I was also pregnant at the same time as my oldest two daughters). My life also went upside down at the conjunction in 1983…long story. I am looking forward to the upcoming transit and wondering what surprises are in store for me this year. My daughter (1997) will also have this transit activating her natal conjunction for the first time….”
It is important to re-emphasise here what I was careful to point out in the first article of this series:
“…. I can only provide a general picture. 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.
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….”
Having said that, there are certainly some preparatory comments to be made in anticipating what lies ahead especially for those of us ‘plugged in’ from June 8th on, to the first exact Jupiter/Uranus ‘hit’ at 0 degrees Aries.
As can be seen from ‘Sherry’ s post, having a natal Jupiter/Uranus conjunction appears to potentise the impact of subsequent conjunctions (it will be interesting to see what transpires also for our research participant ‘Duse’, born under the Libran conjunction of 1969).
My research with the 17 subjects experiencing the impact of the 1997 conjunction at 5 degrees 55 mins Aquarius, confirmed that the stronger and more prominent the natal Jupiter/Uranus signature, the more life-changing were the effects of the transiting conjunction of 1997 upon their lives.
There was one person in particular in the 1997 research –‘Lucia’ who has a powerful natal Jupiter/Uranus aspect, which was also picked up by the transiting conjunction falling on her fifth house Saturn. She created a life-changing event with a group of deprived inner-city youngsters in a remote and beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands. To read this fascinating story, showing Lucia as a ‘bridge’ between individual and collective facets of planetary energy, check out
Astrological knowledge is indeed double-edged: I have discussed this duality in previous articles. As we await the impact of the upcoming energy field I think we could do well to adopt the attitude evinced by ‘Sherry’ to me in her recent comment:
“….I am looking forward to the upcoming transit and wondering what surprises are in store for me this year….. I am hoping for the best but prepared for a bumpy ride….”
I feel it is more helpful than otherwise to have some advance warning of our movement into, and through, a tempestuous energy field which promises disruption collectively and individually – but also open us up to possibilities for growth as yet unknown….we need to be humble in the face of these great forces, recognising that there is only so much we can do to prepare for them.
Uranus moves into Aries on 28th May 2010.The Jupiter/Uranus in Aries ‘touchpaper’ of 8 June 2010 sets off the complex, resistant but explosive firework of the Jupiter/Saturn/Uranus/Pluto energy field, with peaks in June and July 2010 as the inner planets move through, creating a Grand Cross pattern. The lunar eclipse late in June at 5 degrees Capricorn, and Mars late in July crossing 0 Libra, powerfully trigger off the conjunction point again:
It is probably a fair assumption to make that inner tensions are going to be high for us researchees, as the demands of the old order versus the new battle it out at an inner level, and at an outer level as far as our life circumstances and relationships with others are concerned. I see the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction as the catalyst in the overall pattern, for breaking down resistance to change and releasing flows of entirely new energy.
It is also vital to remember that we are each tiny sparks in the overall light of our solar system. So – “as above, so below”. We can learn a great deal about what to expect personally by observing the turbulence of the world around us geographically, politically, socially, spiritually and scientifically, realising that we researchees will be manifesting tiny surges of that same overall energy field.
We can see this already. A small personal example will suffice. Ian and I have Mars at 1.5 Cancer/2.5 Capricorn respectively. When the Icelandic volcano erupted – fire surging through ice! – we were two of the many thousands of air travellers sitting at home gazing mournfully at our luggage instead of flying off on holiday. On 15th April 2010 we were under the impression we were flying to Devon, England, UK. On 17th April 2010, we set out in the opposite direction by car to the island of Iona in the Scottish Hebrides.
This total change of goal was not accomplished without a great deal of disappointment, stress, tension and anger (Aries….). But in the end we let go of all that, and had a really good, refreshing time in a place of great spiritual peace (Pisces….) And drank some very nice wine!
So – watch your anger levels, try not to take it out on those around you ( also my advice to myself!), realise that certain circumstances are going to arise which will be outwith your control. Adapt – fast. Get used to feeling dazed and somewhat shocked. Try to free yourself from bonds you know are destructive – if you don’t, life is liable to provide that impetus from the left field….
For my 1997 research, I set a tight observational orb of 4 -7 degrees Aquarius (the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction fell at 5 deg 55 mins Aquarius) – only taking on researchees who had relevant planets, Angles or Nodes between 4-7 degrees, and only noting world events during times when Jupiter, Uranus, Mars, Saturn, Pluto – and, between early April 1999 and January 2002, Neptune – moved through that band. (Read all about it in “Jupiter Meets Uranus”!)
However, informal contacts subsequently with people whose relevant planets etc had been anywhere from 0 deg to 10 deg Aquarius, but who had still had a disruptive and changeful year, suggested to me that I should set a wider observational orb for the 2010/11 conjunctions.
I have done this: starting watching closely from the end of March 2010, when Jupiter was applying 10 degrees away from Uranus (17 and 27 Pisces respectively), I will declare the project closed in mid-March 2011, when Jupiter will be separating from Uranus by 10 degrees (11 and 0 degrees Aries respectively). At that point, I will probably have had more than enough of it all – and want to retire from watching Jupiter/Uranus forever!
I am very much aware that the powerfully disruptive Uranus/Pluto square will only be getting into its stride by then. But there is a specific quality to Jupiter/Uranus times, which I have already defined in earlier articles on this topic, which makes the year from March 2010-2011 very much worth watching.
Using this wide orbital range, there have been a string of world events already fitting the Jupiter/Uranus template in combination with Saturn and Pluto since the end of March 2010.
WORLD EVENTS TO DATE
To name a few:
the death of 96 members of the Polish ruling class in a plane crash, political upheavals in Burma, Obama’s Health Bill signed into law, nuclear missiles reduction treaty between Russia and USA,
major Chinese earthquake, Icelandic volcano erupted disrupting world flight traffic at a level never known before, huge undersea oil leak after rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico,
large Hadron Collider worked this time!, NASA has unveiled stunning images of our Sun from a new satellite designed to predict disruptive solar storms, on 27 April there was an announcement that the biggest ever telescope was going to be built in the Atacama Desert to enable us to see farther into the cosmos than we have ever seen before. Oh yes, and our greatest living scientist UK’s Stephen Hawking is about to present a TV series advising us on how to go about communicating with aliens….in a word, don’t!…
Going by my and Ian’s recent experiences, all you researchees out there have probably begun to have life disruptions of an unforeseen and novel kind. Keep those seatbelts buckled. The wild ride has just begun!
ps don’t forget to keep taking notes, and report in to Ground Control (ie this site) now and then. Good luck!!
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