Jupiter Uranus

New Moon in Gemini, June 12 2010

New Moon Gemini June 12For the next few weeks with Mercury in its own sign of Gemini the mental realm is activated, helping ideas to flow smoothly and aiding our ability to adapt to new circumstances. This process is facilitated by the Gemini New Moon on June 12th. The New Moon phase offers an opportunity for a new beginning, and in Gemini this opportunity takes us into the mental realm where we experiment with new ideas and ways of living our life before actually manifesting these ideas into form.
Gemini is the sign that is associated with the mind, but it also has to do with accepting a wide variety of ideas and experimenting with many different kinds of experiences.  Gemini is wide open – everything is considered to have value for its own sake, and there is a keen desire to learn about many things.
The Gemini New Moon is the perfect time to set aside our prejudices and look at our world through new eyes.  What can we learn about the ideas of others; what changes can we make in our lives to give us more flexibility and make it easier to adapt to change.
This New Moon is squared by Saturn, the Lord of Form and Structure, suggesting that there will be some struggle at this New Moon to reconcile the practical aspects of the thought forms we create at this time.  But a harmonious sextile from Venus to Saturn helps us to link the creative force within us (Venus) to our desire to achieve and manifest (Saturn), and a harmonious sextile from Neptune to Ceres can reveal more completely the thread between our spiritual world (Neptune) and the world around us (Ceres).
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By |2010-06-11T08:13:15-04:00June 11th, 2010|Moon|Comments Off on New Moon in Gemini, June 12 2010

Mars enters Virgo June 7, 2010

With all of this fiery energy of the conjunction between Jupiter and Uranus in Aries, we can use a nice grounding influence to help stabilize things and make it easier for us to keep our feet in the grounds.  Enter Mars in Virgo!  Mars moved into Virgo in the wee hours of the (EDT) morning, encouraging organization and attention to details.

Enthusiasm and inspiration (Jupiter and Uranus) can only go so far without a plan of action and the discipline to carry it out, so Mars in Virgo can provide us with a great tool if we take advantage of it!

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By |2010-06-07T06:27:00-04:00June 7th, 2010|Planetary cycles|Comments Off on Mars enters Virgo June 7, 2010

The significance of the recent Jupiter impact

Astrologers everywhere have noted with glee that as Jupiter approached its exact conjunction to Uranus, Jupiter was struck by a bit of cosmic debris or an asteroid.  Uranus relates to surprising or shocking events, potentially resulting in a dramatic change.

The event occurred on June 3, 2010, at 20:31 GMT and produced a large fireball that was observed by several amateur astronomers.  The conjunction between Jupiter and Uranus occurs in Aries, the cardinal and arguably most fiery of the fire signs.

Jupiter began changing as the conjunction to Uranus began to approach, including losing its stripe.

The impact on Jupiter is not likely to have any significant or measurable astrological effect, but the synchronicity of the event is startling!

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By |2010-06-06T12:29:53-04:00June 6th, 2010|Astronomy|Comments Off on The significance of the recent Jupiter impact

Diane on Jupiter-Uranus colliding with Saturn-Pluto this summer

I return from my trip today!

Diane Lang, the Libra seeking balance (from the blog of the same name) writes:

On June 10, 2010 in Washington State where I live, a much tougher law regarding cell phone use when driving goes into effect and I see it as an excellent example of the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction in Aries smacking into Pluto in Capricorn. This law allows anyone using a cell phone while driving to be ticketed to the tune of $124 and the cops have already given notice they will NOT be handing out warnings either.

The group most likely to ignore the hazards of texting or talking on a cell phone while driving are young and male – and a pretty good fit for Jupiter conjoined Uranus in the masculine, fire sign of Aries. They tend to be convinced they are both immortal and consider themselves capable of driving with all kinds of distractions. Me, I’m over sixty, female and KNOW it is a very bad idea to do anything but pay strict attention to my driving. Heh, I have to be on high alert watching out for all those young, distracted drivers . . . :)

read more here… Jupiter and Uranus in Aries certainly are indicators of reckless driving.  This is a good reminder for me to put the phone away!

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By |2010-06-04T07:45:46-04:00June 4th, 2010|Life|5 Comments

Scientists create synthetic DNA

Jupiter and Uranus are preparing to conjoin in the sky, and the combination of Jupiter’s expansion with Uranian innovation has often been associated with technological and scientific advancement.  Uranus is the planet that inspires “Eureka” moments where we conceive of things that were previously inconceivable.

Scientists in Maryland led by Dr. Craig Venter have now created the first living cell controlled entirely by synthetic DNA.  You can find the details here.

This raises all kinds of questions – not only ethical and moral, but about the very nature of creation and life in the Universe.  Perhaps the idea that humans were created through genetic manipulation millions of years ago is not so far-fetched.  It also shows that science is far from being a static science – our understanding of the Universe is constantly shifting and transforming as new information comes available.

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By |2010-05-21T07:14:43-04:00May 21st, 2010|Science|1 Comment