THE JUPITER-URANUS CYCLE

hroughout November, Jupiter and Uranus form a supportive and enhancing trine (or 120 degree) aspect to each other in the Water signs of Scorpio and Pisces. Arguably more than any other planetary combination, the Jupiter-Uranus pairing correlates with cultural breakthroughs and innovations.

More specifically, the following trends are indicative of the Jupiter-Uranus confluence: One, a tendency toward scientific and technological advances. Two, cultural expressions that are experimental, highly creative, or cutting-edge in some capacity. Three, the expression or allowance of new cultural freedoms; an expansion of cultural norms; a greater tolerance for freedom of expression. Four, a spirit of sudden breakthrough or scintillating novelty “in the air.”

In order to understand why Jupiter and Uranus correlate with the above, we must understand the symbolism of the planets. Uranus is associated with the creative act, the psychological urge toward generating novelty, ingenuity, and experimentalism. Jupiter, when it connects with Uranus, expands but also supports the creativity correlated with Uranus. Thus, not unlike a dimension of insight and ingenuity that temporarily expands, the Jupiter-Uranus pairing allows for a great degree of socio-cultural creativity. The trine alignment of Jupiter and Uranus may not be the most potent or observable manifestation of this creative energy, but it allows for a certain ease or current between the two planetary archetypes.

Individuals that are born with Jupiter-Uranus aspects are often pioneers and revolutionaries that improve culture or who turn their creativity into significant ideas or innovations that radically progress cultures into new states of being and knowing. Freedom fighters, revolutionaries, mad scientists, and geniuses, perhaps the common denominator with all that are born with Jupiter and Uranus in aspect are that they are significantly ahead of their times. Rather than be stifled by conventionalisms of their day, individuals that are born with Jupiter and Uranus in major aspect pierce through the consensus limitations of their day to create new universes for the generations that come after them. Not only do Jupiter-Uranus individuals ask “what if,” but they are able to turn their answers to this question into stunning, controversial, and brilliant responses.

The following list represents a small sampling of individuals born with Jupiter and Uranus in major aspect. Understanding their contributions can lead to a greater understanding of the Jupiter-Uranus archetypal pairing.

Steve Jobs (February 24th, 1955; Jupiter-Uranus conjunction)

The entrepreneur who along with Bill Gates is most affiliated with the computer revolution, Steve Jobs exemplifies the successful pioneering spirit of the Jupiter-Uranus possessor. Although Gates may embody more of the titan of the computer industry, Jobs is more of the innovator, reinventing himself and the computer industry as well. Founding Apple computer, Pixar, and NeXT, and then re-inventing Apple, Jobs has not only profoundly revolutionized the computer industry but several adjacent economic sectors as well. With such a pronounced Uranus in his birth chart, Jobs does embody the Apple slogan, “Think Different.”

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