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Jupiter meets Uranus – yet again!“Tales from the Wild Ride” Part 13

On 7th and 8th February, you have seen what the third and last Jupiter/Uranus conjunction of 2010/11 brought to the already disrupted lives of  “Giorgio”(28) “Maria” (32) “Harry”(41) “Eve”(51) “Alicia” (53) and “Kathy” (54).

Today it is time to hear  from “Caroline” (58) “Louis” (60)”Fiona”(61) and “Barbara”(81) : the last four of the group of ten volunteers who have been  generously opening a window on their lives since the Spring of 2010 – to enable the rest of us to see ‘astrology in action‘.

Autumnal Equinox 2010 to Winter Solstice 2010, through to the first week of January 2011.

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KEY ASTROLOGICAL SIGNIFICATORS:

Mercury enters Libra 4.10.10

Jupiter turns direct 19.11.10

Mercury enters Capricorn 1.12.10

Uranus turns direct 6.12.10

Mars enters Capricorn 7.12.10

Full Moon 29 deg. Gemini 21.12.10

Sun enters Capricorn 21.12.10

AND

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

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

Now read on!

PERSONAL LIFE

A) General Overview:

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

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

“Caroline” (58): (1)

“Louis” (60): (2)

“Fiona”(61): (2)

“Barbara”(81): (1)

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

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

Caroline(58)

Caroline Aged 58

Caroline Aged 58

 

The Jupiter-Uranus conjunction has been conjoining the cusp of my natal IC and while I had expected this transit to challenge my perception of my past, even to pull at the deepest roots of family and home, I also knew that Uranus being the wild child of the zodiac and terrifyingly unpredictable can never be fully imagined……

Even though nothing of keen interest happened on the dates above the period between equinox and solstice brought to me the opportunity to revisit my past and for a brief passage of time re-enter a profession I left in 1994. In March 2010 I returned to the city of my birth with a vague idea of living there after many years away and discovered ( Aries) that I felt alien(Uranus) of a life where I once felt I belonged ( 4th house).

With this discovery came painful experiences teaching me (Jupiter) about my deeper needs (4th house).  Themes of nurturing, security, belonging ( 4th house) came to the foreground as I wrestled with how “to be” (Aries) in what now felt like a foreign environment ( Jupiter).

I am also experiencing my second Saturn Return transiting my natal 10th house opposing the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction, adding significant pressure to re-evaluate (Libra Saturn) what I accomplished the past thirty years. With a helping hand from the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction, and a Saturn-Pluto square in 2010, I have been breaking down emotional scaffolding that was supporting obsolete feelings.  I have had to wrestle with issues of dependency, disappointment, and self-protection in myself and in others.

By mid-November I was making plans to leave my native country in search for a country, community, more suited to my decision to live a simple, no thrills life. I have left my native culture for a culture unknown to me ( Jupiter) and fully aware that the roots ( 4thhouse) I wish to grow will require time ( Saturn).

I feel a greater clarity (Uranus) about the life I want to live than before the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction, and while my life is not any less complicated than it was, this transit has removed the last remaining pretense from my past.  Uranus is the archetype of the great liberator and I admit to feeling free from many perceptions of my past.

My work ahead is building structures, creating relationships, that can strengthen my sense of belonging. My life is vibrating with uncertainty and I haven’t a clue of what to do except trust my decision to seek a more simple life.

Louis (60)

Louis Aged 60

This was a period marked by much European travel and connections with people from different countries and backgrounds – from America to China, Japan and Singapore.  It seemed to offer the prospect of a less parochial future.  I suppose that in the early part of December, I was sure that I had changed substantially over the past 12 months in attitude, values and outlook though I only realise this now.  2010 was a year of great change in my attitude to work and how it should be carried out – the previous ways, as still practiced by most of the people I work with, seem tired and irrelevant.  It’s an uncomfortable feeling on the one hand – who would employ me if they knew what I really thought? But there is an inner warmth of knowing that there are new ways of doing things and that I can participate in bringing that about.

Fiona(61)

Fiona Aged 61

Fiona Aged 61

Mostly, it was fallout from my daughter’s father’s death, digesting it as it were, to mix the  metaphor.  I did get very interested in the Lunar Nodes in astrology and my  interest in astrology was revitalized.  I have been studying and studying the Nodes of many of the charts in my collection trying to get my own fix on them.  I had never been interested in them before.  Perhaps I shall be propelled back into business with Jupiter over my Mid Heaven soon and Uranus later in the year.  Who knows?

A good friend and neighbor died Dec. 15, 2010.  Her husband has 0 Aries Rising.

I have been tracking the J/U conjunction in friends’ charts.  The day of the J/U conjunction was the day of a very successful hip replacement of a friend.  She is marvelously improved even though I thought it was the most baleful day to do surgery possible. I am encouraged by this to be unanfraid of these titanic astrological changes coming up, as it is always a problem –  how not to use astrology to scare yourself..

I also feel very changed personally.  I don’t feel like operating out of my Cancer Rising, babying and nurturing everyone.  Have stopped calling a great many people back which feels weird, but I compulsively nurture people and I would like some more time and energy for myself.  Seems like there is endless drama in everybody’s life and I’d rather pay attention to something else right now.

I continue to be mostly uninterested in my usual pursuits of knitting and spinning, which is alarming considering how much wool and knitting lie around this house.  I should start ripping out unfinished knitting projects from years ago that I am bored with , but I have yet to do so.  I’m finding it hard to finish even a pair of socks which I could really use.

Barbara (81)

Barbara Aged 81

Barbara Aged 81

October 2, 2010 (T Mercury opposite T Uranus)
Turned on furnace from cool to heat, but it didn’t start.
Repairman determined that a bird on dropped down the chimney into furnace.  After the bird was removed, furnace worked perfectly. This has NEVER happened to me before.

October 5, 2010 (T Mercury opposite N Uranus & sq T Pluto)
My cousin moved and gave me her sofa which I gave to my son who really needed it.
Had lunch with three adult children of a very dear friend who is deceased. All live out of town/state now. A real reunion since I had not seen them in a very long time.

October 20, 2010 (T Mars trine T Jupiter)
My cousin died.
Son having trouble with his car, again! Repairs will be costly.

October 22, 2010 (T Mars square T Neptune and T Mercury sextile T Pluto)
Mortuary to pay respects to cousin.
Left for weekend in Michigan with my sister and her daughter to see my brother and his wife who came from Massachusetts to see their granddaughter who had recently entered the convent.  Taking this trip was a big decision. I never travel anymore, but since my abscessed tooth was healed, I felt well enough to tackle the trip. We had a great time and I’m glad I went. My sister is 88 and my brother is 86, so who knows how many more opportunities we will get to be together.

November 3, 2010
Had third (and final) root canal procedure. Endodontist had to cut into gum at bottom of tooth to clean out canal. Very painful but it took care of the problem.

November 4, 2010 (T Venus sextile N Neptune and T Mercury trine T Jupiter)
My cousin had promised me that her car would be mine after her death, but she did not state that clearly to her only daughter and heir. Without going into lengthy detail, I’ll just say that her daughter gave the car to her friend who then gave me her car, which was much older and required $1500.00 worth of repairs. I had not had my son’s car repaired in anticipation of getting my cousin’s car. As it turned out my son liked the new car, however, that meant we had to sell his old car to recoup the money spent on repairs for its replacement.  I was under a great deal of stress until I actually sold the car, which wasn’t until November 11, 2010 (the day after T Mercury turned Retrograde). I knew it was not a good idea to buy/sell a car under Rx Mercury, but had no choice.  I actually sold the car to someone on Facebook and she was aware Mercury was Rx at the time.

November 9, 2010 (T Mercury square N Neptune)
Someone came to check out my son’s car for sale and returned it to our garage. This morning when my son left for work, he discovered the person who put the car away last night locked the garage door which we had no key for.  As you can see the whole period was crazy with unbelievable, never-before-things happening.  Stress, stress, stress.

December 2010
Bad weather (cold and snowy) all month.  Had bronchitis and coughing spells all month due to stress and cold weather. All the energy I enjoyed in October after clearing up tooth infection was now gone again. Just one weird thing after another continued to happen.

Looking forward to the solar eclipse on January 4, 2011. The last two solar eclipses on this date (1992 – T Jupiter trine T Uranus which was conjunct solar eclipse Sun/Moon and 1973 – T Jupiter which was conjunct solar eclipse Sun/Moon square T Uranus) were major turning points in my life and I am optimistically looking forward to a turn-around in my life.

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TO BE CONTINUED……with feedback from all ten on how they briefly perceived “Our Collective Lives” during the period in question:

February 11 2011

Jupiter meets Uranus–the wider world reacts! “Tales from the Wild Ride” Part 14


NOTE: I will be sending out the Final Questionnaire in mid-March 2011, asking my ten researchees for their brief summary of Spring 2010 – 2011.

I will be asking them to evaluate the significance of the above year relative to other years in life ( in as much as one can!) and whether the Jupiter/Uranus effect  (which I will briefly re-define) was in their opinion able to be seen – or not.

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

“Jupiter meets Uranus”AFA 2009

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

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

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2000 words copyright Anne Whitaker/Research Participants 2011
Licensed under Creative Commons – for conditions see Home Page

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

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

Autumnal Equinox 2010 to Winter Solstice 2010, through to the first week of January 2011.

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KEY ASTROLOGICAL SIGNIFICATORS:

Mercury enters Libra 4.10.10

Jupiter turns direct 19.11.10

Mercury enters Capricorn 1.12.10

Uranus turns direct 6.12.10

Mars enters Capricorn 7.12.10

Full Moon 29 deg. Gemini 21.12.10

Sun enters Capricorn 21.12.10

AND

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

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

Now read on!

PERSONAL LIFE

A) General Overview:

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

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

Eve”(51) : 2

“Alicia” (53) : 1

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

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

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

Eve (51)

Eve Aged 51

Eve Aged 51

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

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

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

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

Alicia (53)

Alicia Aged 53

Alicia Aged 53

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

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

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

Kathy (54)

Kathy Aged 54

Kathy Aged 54

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 09 2011

Jupiter meets Uranus – yet again!“Tales from the Wild Ride” Part 13

February 11 2011

Jupiter meets Uranus–the wider world reacts! “Tales from the Wild Ride” Part 14

NOTE: I will be sending out the Final Questionnaire in mid-March 2011, asking my ten researchees for their brief summary of Spring 2010 – 2011.

I will be asking them to evaluate the significance of the above year relative to other years in life ( in as much as one can!) and whether the Jupiter/Uranus effect  (which I will briefly re-define) was in their opinion able to be seen – or not.

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

"Jupiter meets Uranus"

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

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

check it out!

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1400 words copyright Anne Whitaker/Research Participants 2011
Licensed under Creative Commons – for conditions see Home Page

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Jupiter meets Uranus – last call: “Tales from the Wild Ride” Part 11

Those of you following the fortunes of  “Giorgio”(28) “Maria” (32) “Harry”(41) “Eve”(51) “Alicia” (53) “Kathy” (54) “Caroline” (58) “Louis” (60)”Fiona”(61) “Barbara”(81) will see that the exceptional disruption and turbulence which has so characterised 2010 for our world, is also continuing to make its mark on their lives as 2011 takes shape. In this and the two following posts, you will be able to read about how all ten of them fared during

Autumnal Equinox 2010 to Winter Solstice 2010, through to the first week of January 2011.

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KEY ASTROLOGICAL SIGNIFICATORS:

Mercury enters Libra 4.10.10

Jupiter turns direct 19.11.10

Mercury enters Capricorn 1.12.10

Uranus turns direct 6.12.10

Mars enters Capricorn 7.12.10

Full Moon 29 deg. Gemini 21.12.10

Sun enters Capricorn 21.12.10

AND

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

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

Now read on!

PERSONAL LIFE

A) General Overview:

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

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

Giorgio (28) : 1
Maria (32) : 3
Harry (41) : 3

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

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

Giorgio (28)

'Giorgio' aged 28

'Giorgio' aged 28

The Autumn continued the major changes that I had started earlier in the year. My 5 month career break resumed with my decision to quit my old job! I started a new job in November (totally different field) for only 2-months, as in January I came to do an internship in (yet) another field and also in another country. Even more interesting, is that I am also planning for a big travel oversees for later in 2011. So many new paths!! This is happening as natal Uranus squares my natal Sun and Mercury, and opposes my natal Mars.

Jupiter turns direct 19.11.10: this was around the period I found the new job and quit the old one!

Jupiter conjuncts Uranus in 4.01.11: this was when I started the new internship!

Maria (32)

Maria Aged 32

Maria Aged 32

I moved into my new apartment. Feeling a bit anxious over my dwindling account balance, I signed up to several employment agencies but have yet to receive an assignment. Even though I have no income coming in, I bit the bullet and decided to visit a friend in Georgia in late January. I may have the opportunity to write songs with this person. Also, a friend of mine with a website asked me to start writing for the site. None of this is paid, but I’m hoping it will pay off down the line as I really do love writing. I, also got a Numerology Career reading and out of all the careers given writing was by far the career i’m most suited for.

Harry (41)

Harry Aged 41

Harry Aged 41

The day Venus stationed retrograde in early-October my partner (a 7 Libra) suddenly discovered the relationship with the company in Zurich he had been working with since early-August was not what it appeared to be.  His work with the company ended very soon thereafter.  A couple of weeks later he discovered a second, more solid company in Zurich very interested in meeting with him, a process — with everyone having checked out for the holidays — beginning this month, January.

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TO BE CONTINUED……with feedback from “Eve”(51) “Alicia” (53) “Kathy” (54) “Caroline” (58) “Louis” (60)”Fiona”(61) “Barbara”(81)

February 08 2011

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

February 09 2011

Jupiter meets Uranus – yet again!“Tales from the Wild Ride” Part 13

February 11 2011

Jupiter meets Uranus–the wider world reacts! “Tales from the Wild Ride” Part 14

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NOTE: I will be sending out the Final Questionnaire in mid-March 2011, asking my ten researchees for their brief summary of Spring 2010 – 2011.

I will be asking them to evaluate the significance of the above year relative to other years in life ( in as much as one can!) and whether the Jupiter/Uranus effect  (which I will briefly re-define) was in their opinion able to be seen – or not.

********************

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

“Jupiter meets Uranus”


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

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

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800 words copyright Anne Whitaker/Research Participants 2011
Licensed under Creative Commons – for conditions see Home Page

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

Summer Solstice 2010 through to Autumnal Equinox 2010

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Solstice to Autumnal Equinox 2010:

PERSONAL LIFE

A) General Overview:

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

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

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

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

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

Caroline (58)

Caroline Aged 58

Caroline Aged 58

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

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

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

A period of sobering realities.

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

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

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

Much needed maturing which I feel grateful for.

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

A period of a deepening sense of my worth.

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

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

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

September 19  Jupiter-Uranus conjunction Rx in Pisces:

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

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

Louis(60)

Louis Aged 60

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

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

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

Fiona(61)

Fiona Aged 61

Fiona Aged 61

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Barbara(81)

Barbara Aged 81

Barbara Aged 81

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

August 20, 2010 (T Mercury Rx)

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

August 26, 2010
Started feeling pain in eye tooth.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Jupiter Meets Uranus
Jupiter Meets Uranus

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

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Jupiter/Uranus’ disruption continues: Part 7: more Tales from the Wild Ride

I am pleased to say that 75% of my original twelve research subjects have now returned their responses to Questionnaire Two. (Still not too late, the missing 25%!) This is a good return for ongoing research from which there is always a  drop-out rate. Those of you following the fortunes of  “Giorgio”(28) “Maria” (32) “Julia” (37) “Diana” (38) “Harry”(41) “Eve”(51) “Alicia” (53) “Kathy” (54) “Caroline” (58) “Louis” (60)”Fiona”(61) “Barbara”(81) will see that the exceptional disruption and turbulence which has so characterised 2010 for our world, is also continuing to make its mark on their lives.

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

This next phase deals with

Summer Solstice 2010 through to Autumnal Equinox 2010.

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

Now read on!

PERSONAL LIFE

A) General Overview:

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

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

Giorgio (28) : 1
Maria (32) : 1
Julia (37): N/R
Diana (38): N/R
Harry (41) : 1

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

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

Giorgio (28)

'Giorgio' aged 28

'Giorgio' aged 28

Background: after years of feeling stuck in my job, I finally decided to quit and go abroad volunteering. However, this is a temporary experience between May and September 2010, so I am looking for what might come next.

The time between June and September was then spent in Iceland. As of 21st June, I received two new opportunities that I promptly applied; the following two days, I had difficult situations within my work group, and also my relationship.

First two weeks of July I traveled extensively, in one of my greatest life adventures (as Uranus retrogrades into Pisces). For instance, I hiked the Icelandic volcano. Strikingly, when Saturn entered Libra, 22nd July, I started having a major relationship crisis which lasted the 2 weeks of the cardinal climax! It was a very intense time!!

Curiously, a repetition of this happened again in the days surrounding the 23rd September equinox. We are very gradually figuring out which paths to follow in life, making personal revolutions in our future directions.

One last conclusion: the decision to follow this exciting and liberating adventure was amazing; I lived a epic summer of joy, but marked with several deep perspective shifts in the aforementioned dates. Maybe in Aries fashion, it marks a departure from conventional living, and creating my own individual unique path. But grasping futuristic trends, for instance we are thinking of an eco-village…..

Maria (32)

Maria Aged 32

Maria Aged 32

I believe Jupiter/Uranus was hitting my South Node (2nd House) while Saturn was on my North Node (8th house).Chiron/Neptune inconjunct my North Node and the Moon squaring my nodes several times during this period.

Also, had the Cancer eclipse on my Jupiter/Sun. Four days after my last day at work was my birthday. Had a nice dinner with friends was surprised by a few people showing up, felt very loved.

Next day moved out of state for six weeks to do an accelerated academic program. Barely slept as I was socializing and completing complicated assignments almost daily. Got one of the top scores in class. Felt as though I made lifelong friends while in the program.

Received my retirement payout from my old job. Never had so much money in my whole life.

Immediately began to feel paranoid that I was gonna spend it all in a month or something ridiculous. Began to look for an apartment. Found a perfect one by
happenstance in a completely different neighborhood than I was looking for. Was told by the manager that it was promised to a current tenant. Got a call several days later that the tenant decided to stay in their original apartment and that the apartment was mine if I still wanted it. Went to several “celebrity” parties and met some celebrities,  all of whom seemed very down to earth which I was not expecting.

Put out feelers to volunteer in my new field to get experience and was offered a
job on the spot that requires a lot of responsibility. A completely unexpected incidence of unprotected sex broughtincidence of unprotected sex brought on by heavy social drinking. I was not depressed, just out having a good time with
friends. Highly disturbing once I sobered up because I’m usually VERY
responsible. Forced me to refocus on being in control and responsible for my sexual health (possibility of pregnancy, disease, etc.) and my drinking behavior AT ALL TIMES. Not going to be intimate with anyone again until I receive a clean bill of health. Some other (2nd house/8th house) craziness has gone
down in the last few days but it happened after the Equinox so I look forward to the next questionnaire!

Julia (37) N/R
Diana (38) N/R

Harry (41)

Harry Aged 41

Harry Aged 41

After making travel plans during the last week in June 2010(during the Lunar Eclipse period), my partner — a 7 Libra Sun — traveled to Zurich in July, during the week of the Solar Eclipse at 19 Cancer (conjunct my partner’s Progressed Mars, ruler of his 9th House), in fact, to interview for a job.  At the same time, two other law firms here in the States met with him, liked him and quickly offered him positions.
On 29th July, as Mars prepared to move into Libra, the Zurich law firm stepped up and offered him a Partner position.  As those planets moving into Libra are in opposition to my Aries Sun/North Node — indicating a situation not of my creation forcing me to adjust and make changes –, that this would be happening because of my Other Half makes sense.

He received the official Work Contract on 5th August, was welcomed aboard officially via company email on the 9th, and the immigration process — as we’ll be moving to Switzerland because of this — was started on 20th August.

We then learned today (23 Sept), after an initial delay with the paperwork — Hello, Mercury Retrograde! — that his Work Permit should be approved within a month with our Visas following soon thereafter, probably within two weeks.  And then we’ll be set to make the Big Move!

TO BE CONTINUED……with feedback from  “Eve”(51) “Alicia” (53) “Kathy” (54) “Caroline” (58) “Louis” (60)”Fiona”(61) “Barbara”(81)

Jupiter Meets Uranus

Jupiter Meets Uranus

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Facebook meets Jupiter/Uranus at the 19 September cafe!

 

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

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

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

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

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

Here is the review.

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

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

“Jupiter Meets Uranus” Book Review from Horoscope Guide

by Kenneth Irving

Jupiter Meets Uranus

Jupiter Meets Uranus

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find more 2009 + reviews HERE

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

Welcome to the fourth 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.

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What Barbara, Eve, Fiona,  Louis and Maria did in the first week of June 2010, at the time of the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction on 8 June 2010, and the week which followed……

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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: 3/5
Moderately so: 1/5
Mildly so: 1/5
Not at all: 0/5

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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

June 1, 2010
Finally got new lawn mower put together and grass cut.
June 3, 2010
Plumber came to repair sink in apartment. Cost: $300.

June 10, 2010
Alan’s computer in for repairs again.

June 22, 2010
Woke up with a severe upper-left jaw pain…lasted two days. Called Cardiologist for appointment.

June 23, 2010
Started an upper respiratory infection…head cold and coughing that lasted about two weeks. Had to carry on normal activities although I felt terrible.

June 24, 2010
Alan called me at 7:00 AM to tell me the ceiling fan in his living room had come loose and fallen during the night and was hanging by the cord. I couldn’t get in touch with my regular repairman, but did find someone to come and repair it later in the day.
By this time I was beginning to feel like Job from the Bible.

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Maria (32)

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

Maria Aged 32

Maria Aged 32

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

I finally turned in my resignation form to my job of 10 years. In May, I had moved out of my apartment of 10 years as well, in preparation for a temporary move to Las Vegas. My former apartment manager told me to come pick up my deposit refund check. I was hoping it would be at least $500 but it turned out to be nearly $1350! That unexpected money was going to be a help in paying for my education program tuition of nearly $3000.

On June 12th I was introduced to a very intriguing man. He was very smart and that made him very attractive to me. I left so my friend and I could go to a  party. We got separated and I left the party and he was walking by as I exited the building. We began chatting when my friend was escorted out in a headlock and nearly arrested. We took her home and shared a cab ride.

After exchanging numbers he called me and we hung out a week later. He has not contacted me since. I admit, I was pretty much obsessed with him for a good two weeks after, wondering if I did or said something wrong. But I kept reading that the eclipse energy that hit my heavy Capricorn/Cancer chart was removing things from my life that weren’t for me so I finally let it go.

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Eve (51)

(Sun 29.5 Pisces/9th House)

Eve Aged 51
Eve Aged 51

Very Much So

1-7 June 2010 Still on vacation till the 6th.  I Got a virus on my computer June 1st and I bought my Apple IMac on June 2nd.  I had been planning it for a while but the virus was the catalyst that sent me to the Apple store.  I spent the remainder of the week getting used to my new operating system.

June 7th was my first day back to work, very traumatic after a peaceful two weeks off.

8 June 2010 (the conjunction day): Nothing special this day.

9 -15 June  2010 Very hectic at work.  June 9th my cousin called and told me that my 84 year old aunt started to hallucinate and has been calling my both cousins ranting crazy stuff.   We wanted to take her to the emergency room but she didn’t want to go and wanted to wait for her doctor’s appt. the following Friday.  All seemed ok until June 17th when she called me, frantically hallucinating. I called my cousin to stay with her, she wasn’t much better, so we decided to take her to the ER to rule out stroke or brain tumor.  The ER released her and said it was mental rather than physical. She spent the weekend at my house until my other cousin from the west coast of Florida came over to stay with her.

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

I found the first week in June very peaceful and the second week all hell broke loose.  Both work and my personal life were in overdrive and I had minimal sleep and was definitely running on empty.  I also had a huge blow up at work on the 18th and carried over to the 21st which I will get into on our next installment.

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Fiona (61)

(MC 4 Aries/IC 4 Libra)

Fiona Aged 61

Fiona Aged 61

Very Much So

B) 1-7 June 2010 I noticed a lot of frenzied energy among my circle of friends in my normally sedate women’s poetry group.  An awful lot of bad health news among friends and acquaintances, including one shocking death of a Native American doctor who had “gone over to the dark side”.
C) 8 June 2010 (the conjunction day): I had a totally normal day going to the Bookmobile library where everybody was enormously and unusually social -despite my fears of driving there.

D) 9 -15 June On the 14th, I decided to abandon Septra and revert back to my homeopathic traing and do homeopathic treatment for myself. Lots more bad health news among friends and good news from granddaughter.  An extremely signifiant death of a friend on the 16th outside the dates given.

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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

Mildly So

B) 1-7 June 2010 : C) 8 June 2010 (the conjunction day): D) 9 -15 June

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

period b) Choked up with work, not enjoying it though – mixture of stress and boredom. People won’t pay invoices on time, everything seems to be a hassle.  Strong feeling that the enjoyment has disappeared from my work though the interest in the subject if anything is growing stronger.  Happy to read and browse the web for inspiration – practicalities of work seem prosaic and mind-numbing.

conjunction day c) nothing of note

period d) same as b

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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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(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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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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2100 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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