Perhaps it's having a minor aspect between Jupiter and Uranus in my own natal chart that has inspired in this novice astrologer a previous lack of focus on the pairing of two planets whose Great Conjunction of February 15/16, 1997 is covered in fascinating detail by Anne Whitaker's new book, Jupiter Meets Uranus. Until now.
From the success of lucky breaks, chances, and boundless optimism to breakthroughs in science, politics, economics, philosophy, religion, education, technology, exploration, travel and other fields of human endeavor, the enterprising Jupiter-Uranus combination of energies has a nature not always easy to assess, as Reinhold Ebertin adds in a footnote in his book, Combination of Stellar Influences.
Yet assess Anne Whitaker well does, in personal lives (as discussed in Amazon's Editorial Review) and, even more of interest for my Political Astrology work, in collective events and in mundane/national charts.
Several mundane charts from 1609 to 1997 are included and/or discussed here, with the 14-year cycle of Jupiter and Uranus noted as it relates to recurring themes, issues, and breakthroughs. Yes, there are themed similarities which are noted in Ms. Whitaker's research which show humankind's progress in thought, inspiration, ideals, and application.
A good example is the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction which timed the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in 1818 with Dolly the Sheep's debut on the world stage of cloning a few Jupiter-Uranus cycles later in February 1997; shown is Dolly's natal chart set for her birth on July 5, 1996.
That Shelley's prophetic book (full title: Frankenstein, or the The Modern Prometheus) has an amazing link to 1997's first cloned sheep is explored fully in Whitaker's able grasp.Read more ›