So we talked over the last couple of weeks about what Pluto is up to and how it impacts all of us as it dances in the big Cardinal T-Square/Cross. To ‘revisit the bidding’ as they say in bridge:
<< – all the huge energy afoot as Uranus and Jupiter in Aries Oppose Saturn in Libra with all of them making a 90 degree angle (thus, the “T”) to Pluto in Capricorn.
All of this is occurring from about 0-3 of the aforementioned Cardinal signs. So if you have planets or points at 0-3 degrees of Aries, Libra or Capricorn you’re being directly impacted. What about the 4th cardinal sign, Cancer? Yer not off the hook – all those planets will be making stressful angles to YOUR planets too.>>
So now we’re looking at Uranus.
Uranus, ruler of Aquarius (thus near and dear to my heart) is the Change Agent. The Wild card in the deck. Akin to The Fool in Tarot, or Kokopelli - it’s Trickster energy. Uranus talks about where we are Uniquely ourselves – our own genius/quirkiness/rebelliousness. It’s the lightning bolt that you didn’t see coming. Is that “good” or “bad” – it is either! In my life
it was the divorce that was so far out of left field that 20 years later I’m still scratching my head (Uranus transiting the 8th). But it was also the book deal that fell into my lap out of left field (Uranus straddling the 9th/10th).
Uranus has been dancing between late Pisces and early Aries – it’s now drifted back to Pisces (28.41 Pisces today) and will continue retrograde til early next year.
As you know Aries is the beginning of the zodiac. It take Uranus 84 years to lope through all 12 signs. So Uranus starting a new cycle in Aries is a BFD. Expect big changes.
And friends, Uranus is a big enough change agent left to his own devices – but he’s got a pal in this venture – Jupiter! So I kinda sorta have to talk about them together as they are bosom buddies right now. As we speak Jupiter is at 28.29 Pisces. They’ve already conjuncted once at 0 Aries, now they’re both retrograde and they will be meeting again soon in Aries. They’re gonna rock this joint is what I think.
Jupiter is the planet the ancient astrologers called “The Great Benefic” – means “The major good guy”. Old Jove expands all he touches. So when he’s hanging with Uranus – the Change Bringer – expect BIG, EXPANDED change. Jupiter rules the collective, society, business – our walking around life in many ways – expect changes there. He’s the natural ruler of Sagittarius which relates also to the 9th house – so changes in publishing, law, religion could be more prominent now.
This conjunction which has been going on for awhile and will continue awhile longer is an odd one. Like Kokopelli hanging out with the Pope – they’re odd bedfellows. To my mind THIS is the part of the Cardinal Cross that will be ushering in the new age. Pluto and Saturn are clearing the path and sweeping up the detritus of the old order, but it’s Jupiter conjunct Uranus that’s gonna rock this joint and usher in the true New Age. And it’s upon us!
So now that you’ve met Quirky Uranus and Jolly Jove – where are they hanging out in YOUR chart right now??
How can you tell? Get your chart. Now find where 28 degrees of Pisces is. Find it?
HOUSE: The house Uranus and Jupiter are in will tell you what in your life needs to be totally transformed (for me, they’re in the tail end of the 10th house – career, public standing).
And – ‘bonus points’ if Uranus/Jupiter are going through the angles – the 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th houses -those are the major areas of life and when an outer planet transits those houses one expects to see big changes manifesting in the world (1= me; 4-=home ; 7 = partner; 10 = career).
PLANETS: What planets in your chart are at 28 Pisces, Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius? The Pisces planets are being conjuncted by Uranus/Jupiter, the Gemini and Sagittarius planets are being squared by the duo and the Virgo planets are being opposed by them. I have natal Uranus at 26 Gemini, so these guys are just past that – they’ll retrograde back over the next little bit so that my natal Uranus is being squared by these guys. Squares are thought to be the most stressful angles – so what does this mean? I look to
the meaning of Uranus (our need to be unique, our own genius, our rebelliousness) and it’s house placement (1st, conjunct the ASC) – 1st is our self – body, sense of self. And I look at the sign placement of my natal Uranus – Gemini = Communications, short journeys, school, writing. So with transiting Jupiter/Uranus in the 10th house affecting my natal Uranus in the 1st I can expect changes in my work that affect my life. Which is exactly what I have right now – a new job that will mean commuting to the city, and a job that is likely to be somewhat stressful, though lucrative.
POINTS: If Pluto is making an aspect to your Ascendant (aka ‘rising sign) or Midheaven (called M.C.) you can similarly expect big changes. Ascendant is personality, appearance, YOU. Midheaven is your public standing, your reputation, your place in the world, the gateway to your career house. Right now Uranus and Jupiter are too far to be squaring my 23 Gemini ASC but it’s close! So look in YOUR chart – any connections there?
As we go through the rest of this whole lineup, we’ll want to also see how these guys blend together. What did you note in our last lesson on Pluto? Now what do you see with Uranus and Jupiter? Any overlap? How many planet and points in your chart are being affected thus far? Remember – we still have Saturn in our roll call – it ain’t over yet!
Okay – over to you – how about a roll-call, check. Ally-ally-in-free? Who is being affected now by transiting Uranus and Jupiter at 28 (more or less)Pisces? Anything from 26-30 mutable really counts on this one. Speak up!