On 7th,8th and 9th February 2011, you have seen what the third and last Jupiter/Uranus conjunction of 2010/11 brought to the already disrupted lives of “Giorgio”(28) “Maria” (32) “Harry”(41) “Eve”(51) “Alicia” (53)“Kathy” (54) “Caroline” (58) “Louis” (60)”Fiona”(61) and “Barbara”(81) : the group of ten volunteers who have been generously opening a window on their lives since the Spring of 2010 – to enable the rest of us to see ‘astrology in action‘.
Today you can read their vivid and wide-ranging ‘takes’ on what have been the most important collective events from “Tales of the Wild Ride” Phase 3 – from Autumnal Equinox 2010 to Winter Solstice 2010, through to the first week of January 2011.
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!
Did you notice anything significant in your own country/the wider world during this time?
1 = Very Much So/2 = Moderately So/ 3 = Mildly So/4 = Not at All
(NOTE: all feedback from USA unless otherwise indicated)
'Giorgio' aged 28
(Iceland) Three events occurred in November and December that were very remarkable: the Korean crises (near-war), the Wikileaks worldwide disclosures, and the talks of the Euro collapse as the Irish asked for a bail-out along many street protests in Europe.
Maria Aged 32
Midterm elections and all the so called “Independents” flipping over to vote Republican as a way of protesting the Administration’s policies. The compromise that went on that resulted in the extension of Unemployment benefits, but also the extension of Bush’s tax cuts (Saturn in Libra). The first person cured of HIV (Neptune/Chiron conjunction in Aquarius). The Australian floods (Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Pisces). The political shooting in Tuscon, Arizona.
Harry Aged 41
Here in the States we had the Midterm Elections which predictably upset the Democratic controlled apple cart which really felt like the People tapping into their Uranus-driven need to shake things up. We also saw an unusual amount of snow and ice storms in places that don’t usually get them (the South, for instance) with even stranger weather overseas with more snow in Europe and now historic flooding in Australia, all of which feel positively Jupiter in it all being a bit too much. And, of course most recently, the shootings in Arizona. In fact, there were several shootings — not as newsworthy, though — which took place throughout the States in the weeks leading up to the Arizona shootings. Seems a lot of people are having difficulty channeling the unpredictable energy of Uranus and Jupiter.
Eve Aged 51
There was again lots of flooding in many parts of the world.
Alicia Aged 53
The political upheavals continue, but seem to have mellowed out from the outright hatred and rebellion that marked the beginning of the period. The president’s approval rating, as of today, is 58%–rather shocking, as when he was elected it was only 53%. There seems to be a sudden upswing in positive thinking, with more people convinced the economy will improve. I think there was a general feeling of global instability and the fear that accompanies it during the transits, which seems to be abating.
There also seems to be a great deal of debate about how we connect, and the future of communication—social networking, etc. The film, The Social Network, is on top of everyone’s ‘must see’ list—the story of Facebook. There seems to be a lot of debate about the importance of ‘real’ presence as opposed to the lure of ‘virtual’ presence (through texting, etc.). I read an article that predicted that phone conversations will be passé soon. Everyone will be texting. Thumbs at the ready.
I think the big question is, “Have we moved forward, or have we just been shaken up?” I’d like to think we’ve found some filaments of progress, but most people I’ve spoken to about this feel as if they’ve just been whizzed through a blender.
Kathy Aged 54
(Finland) As soon as Pluto went direct the corruption scandal involving our ex-pm and his party surfaced again in a big way. Now he is under police investigation.
12 October, 2010 TV discussion about the rights of homosexuals to a marriage in church started a mass movement out of the church. In 2 wks more than 40000 people resigned from the church (by the end of the year the number reached 80000). This is all Uranus and Jupiter in Pisces, Pluto in Capricorn stuff.
30 November, 2010 the cabin crew of the two main airlines in Finnair went on strike (Mars square Jupiter effect I think).
30 November, 2010 NASA promised a very important announcement regarding extraterrestrial life (Uranus SD). From NASA press release: “NASA will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life.”
18 December, 2010, Chaos in air (again) as most of Europe is grounded because of snow. Mercury R square Jupiter
29 December, 2010: Main paper in Finland wrote: Anarchism on the rise. Front page on foreign news section about this subject. Completely new take and approach by the paper. So Mercury R in Sagittarius and Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus/Jupiter conjunction approaching.
Caroline Aged 58
– but no written feedback
Louis Aged 60
(UK) It seems clear that everything is changing, though the powers that be will try their best to stop it. Wiki-leaks, UK Uncut, student protests, tax protests and the power of the internet in rallying people to support anti-establishment agendas all mark a sea-change in the way that dissent is organized. It may not be successful but it is a start. The weather also seems to be providing a dissident drum beat.
Fiona Aged 61
Grief obliterates a great deal besides the dead person. I can vaguely recall my usual outrage and indignation at various political events in this country- The Nov. elections and the take over of the House of Representatives by the Republicans, but mostly I continued to worry about the environment and the planet and Global Climate Change. And human stupidity and short sightedness.
Barbara Aged 81
The biggest event was the November elections in America with the Republican Party winning back the House of Representatives. Looks like more gridlock in our future.
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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