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Jupiter Conjunct Uranus at 27º Pisces on January 4, 2011


  • Ripe for quantum leaps in consciousness
  • Catalyzes profound inner as well as outer developments
  • Expands our 6th sense, our intuition, which can attune to dimensions & realities far beyond the physical plane
  • Catalyzes advancements in technology
  • Facilitates an increased understanding of our interconnectedness and interdependence to everyone and everything
  • Easily accessed knowledge of higher dimensions
  • Contact with life forms beyond our solar system

Jupiter and Uranus rendezvous every 13-14 years, but their meetings in Pisces have been rare:  their last conjunction in the 12th sign was in 1334; the next time will be in 2093.  The January 4, 2011 conjunction is the 3rd in a series of 3; the first 2 were in 2010 (June 8 at 0º Aries and on September 18 at 29º Pisces).  Since Jupiter rules expansion, and Uranus innovation, the years of their conjunctions coincide with major breakthroughs. 

  • The previous conjunction (1997 at 6º Aquarius) saw the first animal cloning (Dolly the sheep) and the first spacecraft landing on Mars. 
  • The 1983 conjunctions (6º - 9º Sagittarius) witnessed the Pioneer 10 space probe leave the solar system, and
  • The 1968-69 conjunctions (1º - 4º Libra) corresponded to Neil Armstrong’s walk on the Moon and the first Internet transmission.

This year’s Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Pisces reminds us that the current environmental, economic, and social challenges will not be solved solely by advances in technology, but through a spiritual revolution, a shift into a more unified awareness.


Jupiter Square Pluto at 7º Aries/Capricorn on February 25, 2011


Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system and the 2nd biggest broadcaster of electromagnetic energy (after the Sun), represents opportunities to enlarge our experience and understanding of life far beyond what has been codified by our social, cultural, and religious institutions.  Profound insights and new sources of energy come to the fore as Jupiter moves into Aries on January 22, 2011.

Jupiter makes its final of 3 squares to Pluto on February 25 (the first 2 were on July 24, 2010 at 3º23 Aries/Capricorn and on August 2, 2010 at 3º12’) and its 3rd opposition to Saturn on March 28, 2011 at 14º21’ Aries/Libra (the previous oppositions were on May 22, 2010 at 27º52’ Pisces/Virgo and on August 16 at 2º26’ Aries/Libra).


Scalar waves, discovered by Nikola Tesla before the turn of the 20th century, provide virtually free, unlimited energy.  Information about these bidirectional, longitudinal electromagnetic frequencies has been suppressed by vested interests in oil and other profitable energy sources.  These kinds of abundant, free, renewable energy sources are due to re-emerge as Jupiter and Uranus transit through Aries.


Uranus Square Pluto


Squares mark major turning points; they urge us to manifest the visions that were seeded at the previous conjunction.  Uranus and Pluto conjoin only once every 125 years of so; they met three times in 1965-66 (16º-17º Virgo) and were within 10º of each other through most of that decade, one of the most turbulent and creative in modern history.


As the forces of change (Uranus and Pluto) opposed the status quo (Saturn), we saw tremendous advances in science and technology: the first man in space, the first synthesis of DNA, Chaos Theory, and the Gaia Hypothesis, as well as major social and political movements – civil rights, feminist, and anti-Vietnam War demonstrations, the independence of many African colonies, and the Cultural Revolution in China.


Demands for freedom and equality build as Uranus re-enters Aries on March 11 and, by mid July, is only 1º22’ from an exact square to Pluto.  These archetypal energies of revolution and evolution remain within 5º of a square through the end of 2011 and move on to form seven exact squares between 2012 and 2015 (7º-15º Aries/Capricorn).


Longstanding corruption and inequality become more intolerable, and the calls for reform more insistent, as this square approaches exactitude.  Those born with Uranus in Virgo (1961-69) and Pluto in Virgo (1956-72) are being pushed to the front lines of change, both in their personal and professional lives, by this square and by oppositions from Ceres, Chiron, and Neptune transiting through Pisces.


People born with Uranus in Libra (1968-75), Uranus in Cancer (1949-56, and Uranus in Capricorn (1988-96) will be galvanized by this alignment to blaze new trails in relationships, women’s issues, and business.  All of us will be pressured to let go of what no longer serves our growth and to more fully share our unique gifts with the world.


Pluto compels us to look at the shadow side of Capricorn, which is both the misuse of power and the fear of being one’s own authority. 
  • During Uranus’s passage through Capricorn (1988-96), there was widespread exposure of political, religious, and institutional corruption in many countries, in addition to the fall of the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall. 
  • During Chiron’s sojourn in Capricorn (2001-05), major corporate fraud began to surface (e.g., the Enron and Arthur Andersen scandals).
  • Neptune’s passage through Capricorn (1984-98) coincided with multiple mergers and increasingly extravagant financial compensation for CEOs. 
  • As Pluto continues to transit Capricorn (2008-24), demands for accountability, and integrity increase, and a triple bottom line (which includes social and environmental factors as well as monetary profit) becomes essential for economical and human survival.

The Uranus/Pluto square is in effect from 2007 to 2019 (using a 10º orb).  Not every day is going to bring hair-raising, mind-blowing, radical change, but whenever a faster-moving planet (Mercury, Venus, Mars, as well as the Sun and Moon lines up by conjunction, square, or opposition to the Uranus/Pluto square, the cosmic winds really pick up.


Here are some prime examples:

  • The Moon will activate the Uranus/Pluto square once a week, as it goes into the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn
  • The Sun, Mercury, and Venus will do the same, but only a few times per year.  For instance, Venus in Cancer squares Uranus on July 7, 2011, opposes Pluto on July 8, and squares Saturn on July 13.
  • Mars will line up twice; in April and again in August. 
    • Mars in Aries conjoins Uranus on April 3, 2011, squares Pluto on April 11, and opposes Saturn on April 18. 
    • Mars in Cancer squares Uranus on August 9, opposes Pluto on August 10, and squares Saturn on August 25

Saturn in Libra


Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn, remains in Libra until October 5, 2012, echoing Pluto in Capricorn’s emphasis on ethics, equality, and justice. 


On an individual level, Saturn requires that we

  • deeply examine all our relationships,
  • question the roles we play, and
  • fully honor or renegotiate our agreements
  • let go of playing victim or dominator and
  • work toward a win-win solution.

On a social and political level, Saturn in Libra:

  • supports teamwork,
  • reconciliation and
  • equal rights legislation

Although some strides were made in civil rights during Saturn’s last passage through Libra (September 21, 1980 to August 24, 1983), there is still a long, long way to go in terms of social and economic equality worldwide.  It is sobering to remember that it was only 30 years ago that Sandra Day O’Connor became the first female US Supreme Court Justice and Jesse Jackson was the first black man to address the Alabama legislature.


In 1980, an international treaty dedicated to gender equality was formulated (CEDAW, The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women); as of this writing (September 2010), 186 countries have ratified that treaty, but the US has not.  Much work also remains to be done regarding racial injustice and economic disparity.  Minorities are frisked, arrested, incarcerated, and given longer sentences in the US far more often than white.


Since 1979, the gap between the wealthy and the poor has widened: 64% of all income growth has gone to the richest 10%.  Saturn asks each of us to roll up our sleeves and work to change what is unfair and unsustainable.

  • What is out of balance for you?
  • Where do you need to reclaim your authority?
  • Where do you need to draw the line?


Cosmic Wildcards


Geophysical evidence shows that the electromagnetic fields of the Earth are changing.  As our brain processes and stores information via its own electromagnetic structures, we are directly affected by fluctuations in the Earth’s magnetic field.


Solar winds, radiations from the center of our Milky Way galaxy and beyond, have an effect on us as well.  Much more difficult to measure and predict, these influences have long been noted for their disruption of communication networks.  While trying to identify sources of static, Karl Jansky, a Bell Telephone engineer, found radio waves streaming from the Galactic Center in 1931, birthing a new field, radio astronomy, as Uranus in Aries squares Jupiter and Pluto in Cancer and Saturn in Capricorn.


On July 27, 2010 researchers using NASA’s fleet of 5 THEMIS spacecraft discovered a form of space weather they dubbed a “spacequake,” a tremor in the Earth’s magnetic field that can reach all the way down to the surface of the Earth itself and rival in strength that of a magnitude 5 or 6 earthquake.  Million mile per hour solar winds “shake” and change the shape of the Earth’s field, affecting communication satellites circling the Earth and all of us below.  At this point, spacequakes are not easily predictable but are expected to increase as the current solar cycle peaks in 2013.


Our Sun, along with 200 billion other stars, orbits around the center of the Milky Way galaxy.  At the Galactic Center (GC) lies a super-massive black hole, four million times larger than our Sun, which not only absorbs but also emits enormous amounts of microwave, infrared, and gamma waves that penetrate and affect the electromagnetic fields of Earth and all its inhabitants.


Celestial bodies aligning with the GC focalize these electromagnetic transmissions, which provide tremendous energetic support for releasing old patterns and beliefs.  Each year, the Sun, Mercury, and Venus conjoin the GC, in 2011, the much rarer Jupiter/Uranus conjunction squares it on January 4, and the June 15 Lunar Eclipse conjoins it.


Another powerful source of electro-magnetic radiation is the Super Galactic Center (SGC) at 1º46’ Libra – a colossal black hole with the mass of billions of suns, around which the Milky Way and many other galaxies revolve.  Ceres, Jupiter, and Uranus form oppositions to the SGC as they ingress into Aries.  Add in the stellar emanations of pulsars, quasars, black holes – more than 8,700 deep space objects catalogued to date by pioneering deep space astrologer, Philip Sedgwick – and we begin to grasp the dynamic vastness and intricate interconnectedness of our universe.

Article was condensed by Sandye Sievers, NFAA President, December 2010 from information provided by the Mountain Astrologer