Jupiter opposes Uranus, Boxing Day 2016: Bring it on!!

On Boxing Day, 26.12.16, we have a dose of dynamic disruption for our world community and for those of us ‘plugged in’ via our horoscopes to 20-27 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn: the first of three exact opposition aspects on 26 December 2016 (20 Aries/Libra), 2 March 2017 (22 Aries/Libra), and 28 September 2017 (27 Aries/Libra).

The Jupiter/Uranus combination can represent the very best in human aspiration, exploration, inventiveness and the sheer exuberance of being alive. However, arrogant conviction of their own rightness when working together can make this combination inflammatory, hubristic and downright destructive. We should therefore see both the positive and negative sides of this unique combination during the Jupiter/Uranus opposition year ahead.

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Jupiter meets Uranus – from http://www.cainer.com

I have form when it comes to astrological obsessions! During the 1997-8 conjunction year when those two planets met at 5-6 degrees Aquarius, I ran a research study into the lives of 17 people whose charts were ‘plugged in’ to the above numbers, set in the context of world affairs at the time. The resulting book, vividly depicting their extraordinary year, was published in 2009 by the American Federation of Astrologers. The Jupiter/Uranus cycle is 14 years long: during the subsequent conjunction in Pisces/Aries during 2010-11, my Jupiter/Uranus obsession struck again, resulting in further research, this time conducted via the Web. Once again, a new group of 10 trusty volunteers had a year like no other. I published all this research in one e-book in 2015: you can download it HERE for free, with my compliments.

Whilst we wait to see what this especially dynamic, disruptive Jupiter/Uranus opposition year will bring, I thought I’d whet your appetites by re-posting the article I wrote in 2010, ten days before the second Jupiter/Uranus meeting (the first, at 0 degrees Aries, occurred on 8.6.2010) : by this time, the key themes were taking clearer form, and as we have seen in the last 6/7 years, have unfolded (allied with the longer-term Uranus/Pluto square in Aries/Capricorn) in a way which has radically changed our world.

Enjoy the read – and any comments always welcome, especially personal feedback regarding your Jupiter/Uranus experiences!

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“…You don’t have to be a very sage astrologer to work out that one of the likely backdrops to this upcoming 19th September 2010 Jupiter/Uranus conjunction at 29 degrees Pisces (the second of three in Pisces and Aries during 2010/11) is going to be that perennial sustainer, challenger, inspirer, executor and persecutor of the human race – religion –  as a new 14-year cycle unfolds.

And sure enough, it is shaping up in bold primary colours already.

A major row has been rumbling in the USA since the end of August 2010 over the proposed location of  a Muslim religious centre close to the site of Ground Zero. Check out HERE:

Last week the UK’s most prominent and respected scientist Stephen Hawking grandly announced that God was not necessary in coming up with an explanation for the origins of the Universe. This could be found in the laws of physics. The book “Grand Design”, set for release on September 9, has him saying: “because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing….”

New Hubble Image: Carina Nebula

In recent days, it has become world-wide news that the pastor of a small church in Florida, Terry Jones, is planning a less than conciliatory act of remembrance of the 9/11 atrocity by burning 200 copies of the Koran on the 11 September. This plan has been roundly condemned from USA Secretary of  State Hilary Clinton downwards. See  HERE

(NOTE: it just caught my eye in Google’s news headlines as I was signing off after publishing this post and doing some emails, that the pastor in question has called off his protest. How interesting that this should occur on the very day that Jupiter slips from combative, fiery Aries into the soothing waters of Pisces….)

And here in the UK, that anti-messiah and self-appointed High Priest of Atheism, the scientist and polemical writer Richard Dawkins, had planned to arrest the Pope when he visits the UK during 16-19 September, just at the exact point of the second Jupiter/Uranus conjunction.

“Campaigners supported by Prof Richard Dawkins, the prominent atheist, had hoped to have Benedict XVI held over his supposed cover-up of child abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

But leaders of the Protest the Pope coalition now admit that the Pontiff cannot be arrested as Britain acknowledges him as a head of state, granting him sovereign immunity from criminal prosecution.” Read more

The fingerprints of the Jupiter/Uranus combination in Pisces are all over these events. First of all, Jupiter and Uranus are planets associated with the ‘masculine’ dimension of life regardless of a person’s sex: outgoing and action-oriented.

Then, if we think of the mythology of Jupiter and Uranus, we have the arrogant and combative Olympian god Jupiter, who was always right, enjoyed laying down the law, (fundamentalism anyone?) and who threw thunderbolts from Mount Olympus at unfortunate humanity cowering down below. His ally Prometheus (I follow the Richard Tarnas view that Uranus in action most resembles the Greek god Prometheus) was an innovator who taught humankind the great arts of astrology, science and music.

He also decided that the gods’ fire was just what the human race needed to make them all-wise and powerful (without actually consulting any of them to see if they wanted this equivocal gift!) and proceeded to steal that precious substance, hidden in a fennel-stalk. Unfortunately he got caught and spent eternity chained to a rock having his liver pecked out by an eagle.

As I point out in my book ” Jupiter Meets Uranus “ (AFA 2009, updated FREE e-edition 2015) the Jupiter/Uranus combination can represent the very best in human aspiration, exploration, inventiveness and the sheer exuberance of being alive. However, arrogant conviction of their own rightness when working together can make this combination inflammatory, hubristic and downright destructive. We should therefore see both the positive and negative sides of this unique conjunction during the Jupiter/Uranus year of 2010/11.

The Jupiter/Uranus combination works out of the ‘left field’ more than any other combination of planetary energies. Its cycle is 14 years long.

In 1969 Man stepped on the Moon for the first time under an exact Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Libra. In 1983 with the conjunction in Sagittarius, the world’s first artificially made chromosome was created at Harvard University. In February 1997 with the conjunction in Aquarius, Dolly the Sheep, the first cloned animal, was announced to the world.

2010/11 is gradually revealing unique developments too for good and ill: the Large Hadron Collider’s vast experiment and what it may reveal. Craig Venter’s company’s creating of  the first artificial living cell – using highly sophisticated computer technology. The worst man-made oil spill in history. Scientists making hubristic statements about spiritual matters which go inappropriately beyond their reductionist terms of reference. Religious (and anti-religious) fanatics behaving in ways that no-one could have guessed or believed…..

Bring it on, Jupiter/Uranus!

We are waiting with bated breath for more left-field events: with a mixture of  fascination, awe, humour (sometimes if you don’t laugh you just end up crying….) dismay and disbelief. Well, given that Pisces is involved, the word ‘belief” has to feature somewhere.

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16 responses to “Jupiter opposes Uranus, Boxing Day 2016: Bring it on!!

  1. Whenever you write from the 12th house with your hard earned gathered knowledge I quietly say to myself Hallelujah!! I was always afraid of Pluto (leo) in the 12th which like a child thinking underneath I was just evil – but I have learned “no guts no glory” The strength is there – it is just what to do with it. Gracefully, Thank You.

    • What a lovely, affirming comment,
      Michaela! Thank you. Re Pluto: it’s always affirming to remember that we find gold in the material world by digging into the dark depths. Working with one’s own psyche or the psyche of others is not dissimilar…

  2. Reblogged this on Lost Dudeist Astrology.

  3. Now I am confused and hope this comment reaches you. I just noticed I am using another WordPress account to comment. I just read on Uranus/Jupiter cycle. Then I remembered I just had a Jupiter return which passed unnoticed in so far as I can recall. Jupiter 14-46 3rd in Libra. Uranus is parked my MC at 20-25 Aries. Lots of technology has been making me pull my hair spending hours straightening it out. I have not paid a lot of attention to cycles and now I am seeing that is my loss. I looked and saw I had already downloaded your Jupiter-Uranus book. Belated “Thank You” for that. Going to print it out as I absorb better that way. I am 82 ½ and not too long before a Uranus return–so maybe I better get a move on.
    Thanks for sharing you thoughts and so much information.
    Nancy Willis

    • Delighted to hear from you, Nancy. Just keep going with that technology… It’s worth it in the end, as long as you accept that there will be hair-tearing. I spent the whole of 2007 reconciling myself to and accepting that the fact before taking my first step on the web 2008.
      Looking forward already to your feedback on your Uranus return!

      In the mean time I hope you enjoy my Jupiter/ Uranus e-book. There are some wonderful personal stories, which will give you a great feel for the way those energies interact.

  4. Wow, my brother has Uranus conjoined Jupiter a few degrees before his MC, so “arrogant conviction of their own rightness” explains everything! (It’s also exactly square his Neptune/Ascendant and opposing Chiron and Mercury…) Anyway, I am looking forward to reading your ebook, which I just downloaded. The Uranus-Jupiter opposition will directly hit my nodal axis (22/Aries/Libra) – Uranus on my South Node and Jupiter on my North – in March. Will see what happens! Thanks for sharing the ebook and your observations on Uranus/Jupiter.

    • Leslee, thanks for dropping by and for your interest in the book. Glad my efforts have already offered you some sibling clarification! Most interested to have your Nodal /Jupiter/Uranus feedback in due course.

  5. Via Facebook:
    December 14:
    Maureen LoCascio:
    Midheaven at 27 and Venus at 29. I’m looking forward to the ride. Round and round she goes, where she stops, no one knows….😬

  6. Well, Maureen, you are an old hand at dealing with Jupiter/Uranus energies by now, surely…

  7. Via Facebook:
    December 14:
    Maureen LoCascio:
    When your ascendant is at the midpoint of your Moon Uranus conjunction you learn how to ride that bronco early. 😂

  8. Via Facebook:
    December 14:
    Wilma Gibson:
    mmm I noticed this…shake ups for religion for sure…and of course judicial systems, education…with travel disruptions all over

  9. Yes, Wilma, all of the above… And more besides! I have never forgotten Liz Greene saying to us in a seminar: ‘… if you can predict it, it’s not Uranus you’re looking at..!’ Too true.

  10. Via Facebook:
    December 15:
    Carole Bone:
    Oh feck!!!! I cannnnnny wait 🙂 xXx

  11. You may not have to, Carole! ⚡⚡

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