Jupiter formed an exact square to Uranus last week, the first of three exact alignments that will amplify the shifting tides in our personal lives as well as on the world stage that are creating the necessity for a complete overhaul (Uranus in Aries) of the very foundation of our lives (Pluto in Capricorn). With a total of seven exact alignments spanning a period of nearly five years, this planetary cycle is like a hurricane of energy that will strip us of the aspects of our lives that are already in decay (Pluto) and encourage us to refine our lives so that they more authentically reflect who we truly are (Uranus).
Now here comes Jupiter, interacting first with Pluto earlier in August and now Uranus. Jupiter brings confidence to one’s ventures; it dislikes restrictive boundaries and desires to expand beyond them. Jupiter and Uranus are both freedom planets but they behave differently astrologically. Jupiter is a personal planet, so it represents the internal urge to grow and learn and to live a life that has real meaning for us. As a transpersonal planet, Uranus inspires us to drop any artifice and react against restriction that keeps us from being authentic and true to ourselves. When these two interact in the sky, especially in a strong aspect such as the square (90 degree) aspect, the pressure for liberation becomes powerful and impossible to ignore.
Warning: geeky astrological details ahead. The next exact alignment between Uranus and Pluto occurs November 1 2013, but Jupiter […]