Jupiter in Libra is opposite Uranus in Aries. This is one of the most important transits of the decade – it only takes place every 14 years! – and it is exact on the following dates:
December 25th, 2016 – at 20° (Jupiter direct, Uranus retrograde)
March 2nd, 2017 – at 22° (Jupiter retrograde, Uranus direct)
September 27th, 2017 – at 27° (Jupiter direct, Uranus retrograde)
This is one of the most exciting transits you can experience and it will bring rapid changes and breakthroughs of all kinds.
Jupiter is the great benefactor, the king of all gods, who magnifies everything it touches, while Uranus is the rebel, the freedom-seeker, the reformer and the revolutionary. Together, the two symbolize the faith and the courage to break free from the old and reinvent new ways of living, new social habits.
This is a very progressive aspect. Things are likely to happen in a BIG scale and impact our society as a whole.
In 1989 when we had the Jupiter Uranus oppposition on the Cancer Capricorn axis, the Berlin wall and the Communism collapsed and the Cold War was declared over. South Africa’s new prime minister F.W. de Klerk started to dismantle the apartheid regime. The successful Galileo spacecraft was launched in 1989, to be purposefully destroyed 14 years later, in 2003, exactly at the time of the next Jupiter Uranus opposition. No coincidences in astrology 😉
In 2003 when we had again a Jupiter Uranus opposition this time on the Virgo Pisces axis, the US space shuttle Colombia crashed, and the U.S. and Britain launched war against Iraq. This opposition showed another manifestation of the Jupiter Uranus energy. However we notice some common themes: profound changes in societal structures, taking a stand, revolutions, techonological progress, space discoveries, imprudence.
This Jupiter Uranus opposition is on the Aries Libra axis, signifying a revolution in relationships and partnerships, as well as opportunities for those looking for new relationships and partnerships. If you’re single, things can now move really speedily! Single or committed, Jupiter opposite Uranus is good news if if you’ve been feeling stuck in love or if you want to move your relationship to the next level.
However, let’s not forget that an opposition is an opposition and it will bring friction. Jupiter in Libra wants us to cooperate with others in an optimistic and generous way. Uranus in Aries wants an “I did it my way” type of freedom – and is not that interested in pleasing others.
As a result, we can feel a conflict between our desire to fit in and be a team player, and the desire to express our unique self.
Also, we can feel restless or bored if our everyday life does not allow us the freedom we need to achieve the highest possible version of ourselves. This is because during this transit we WILL feel an urge to improve ourselves, to make things better. Our energy levels can be very high and we may be more impulsive than usual.
Like with any Uranus transit, changes will come, and the best way to prepare for Uranus is not to prepare at all. When you are ready to accept an outcome, any outcome, when you allow the unexpected to happen, this is when you realize the full potential of every moment.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom – William Blake
To determine how the Jupiter Uranus transit will affect you personally, note the houses where the oppposition falls in your natal chart, as well as any aspect that one or both planets do to your natal placements.
If you have planets around 20-28° in Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) – especially Sun, Moon, Venus, Mercury, Mars, the Ascendant, the Midheaven, or if your natal Jupiter makes an aspect with your natal Uranus you will especially be in the focus.