Jupiter/Uranus: Bright Ideas and Breakthroughs
Jupiter brings an expansive, open energy which complements Uranus’ inventive tone. As a pair, they have, throughout history, been linked to creative and scientific breakthroughs.
Conjunctions and oppositions between Jupiter and Uranus are the most potent, and seem to trigger the release of brilliant new ideas into the collective. Take for instance the period between mid 1609 and early 1610, “when Kepler and Galileo independently made public within a few months of each other their separate discoveries that confirmed the Copernican theory of the solar system.” Through this time, Jupiter and Uranus were conjunct in Gemini.
This radically reshaped the 17th century world view, providing evidence for the Sun centred system scientists were sure of, but theologians denounced. The ideas and technology that were released then – Kepler published his first law of planetary motion, Galileo introduced the public the telescope – opened up space and collective thought to a brand new perspective.
In 2013, we have two different Jupiter/Uranus aspects:
- with Jupiter in Gemini and Uranus in Aries, there is a waxing or opening sextile, exact in July 2012 (direct) and February 2013 (station direct).
- with Jupiter in Cancer and Uranus in Aries, there is a waxing or opening square, exact in August 2013 (direct), February 2014 (retrograde) and March/April 2014 (direct).
Jupiter/Uranus Sextile, July 2012 + February 2013
The sextile is a supportive but mild aspect, so the period between the first hit and second, July 2012 – February 2013, is one in which small scale shifts and mental breakthroughs are possible. This is like the first phase in a larger shift, which helps you grasp what’s possible, and provides the right cosmic energy for breakthroughs for those that are highly motivated.
February 2013 is the culmination in a cycle that began in July 2012. Think back to what was emerging as interesting, exciting or new for you then. Have you been able to fulfill your wild ideas? What can you do to better express your individuality, or share your brilliance with others in new or more techno friendly ways?
With Jupiter in the thinking sign of Gemini, this sextile is very much about mental shifts, new ideas, breakthroughs in technology and communication.
Keywords for Jupiter/Uranus include freedom, innovation and experimenting. There are no guarantees about results, but like an explorer or inventor, you’ll never know what’s possible until you try.
This sextile is especially active for you if you have planets between 6 or 8 degrees of Gemini or Aries.
The square is a more dynamic aspect. It comes with some frustration, which, while annoying, can create inner angst that helps you push out in ways you hadn’t previously. While the Uranus in Aries theme remains the same, the area of growth, as described by Jupiter, has shifted.
With Jupiter now in Cancer, the focus is less mental and more domestic. The combination of Jupiter and Uranus helps reshape collective thoughts and ideals about home and family, as well as safety and security issues. It’s a breaking down the barriers kind of energy, where inclusiveness to a wider variety of domestic lifestyles is possible. Technology starts to play a larger role in these areas, as Jupiter and Uranus combine to shift mindsets and release new perspectives.
The Jupiter/Uranus square is especially active for you if you have planets between 10 – 12 degrees of the cardinal signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
If you are a Sagittarius or Pisces, aspects involving Jupiter always have extra relevance for you.
Are you aware of the Jupiter/Uranus cycle? Anything wild ideas you’d like to share? Do you have planets at any of the key degrees above?
* Quotes are from the brilliant ‘Cosmos and Psyche’ by Richard Tarnas