“Jupiter Meets Uranus: from erotic bathing to stargazing”
” I’ve found a fascinating book by Anne Whitaker, called ‘Jupiter meets Uranus’……a special study of this powerful event that happens every 14 years….”
“I read “Jupiter Meets Uranus” in one sitting. Anne Whitaker’s writing style is so engaging, her research so fascinating, that a lot of the time the book reads more like a novel: a page turner of the astrology world…..” from review by Leah Whitehorse 1.7.09 at Lua Astrology – Navigation by the Stars
This book is a research study of the Jupiter Uranus conjunction of February 1997, set in its mythological and historical context.
It was published in April 2009 by the American Federation of Astrologers, (AFA 2009 Edition no longer available) Here is some advance information about its content via this full version of the back cover blurb:
“This is a study of real-life astrology”, as Ken Gillman says in his foreword. Observation of what actually takes place on Earth when particular planetary alignments occur in the Heavens is of critical importance in determining whether astrologers’ theories about what should happen are borne out empirically. Our tradition has depended on the validation provided by actual observation of planetary effects since those Chaldean priests “…six thousand years ago, when the human mind was still half asleep…were standing on watchtowers, scanning the stars…”. This book continues that ancient tradition by presenting a comprehensive study of the conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus which took place in February 1997 at 5 degrees 55’Aquarius.
Jupiter and Uranus meet every fourteen years. When they do, revolution and innovation join forces with restless exploration and the quest for knowledge.The result is always exciting, educational and unpredictable. Or is it ? Anne Whitaker, never one to take anything at its face value, decided late in 1996 that she would observe the effects of this approaching planetary event and investigate whether it lived up to its reputation according to the textbooks.
Her method was straightforward. Watch world events around the time of the conjunction, and during the rest of 1997 which continued to be dominated by Jupiter-Uranus energy. Find some volunteers with the 5 degrees 55’ Aquarius Hot Spot highlighted by a planet, Angle or Moon’s Node in their natal horoscope. Collect their stories during the year of the conjunction’s operation, and see whether the same core “Jupiter-Uranus effect” could be detected in all their different lives.
The first version of the results of her research was published in “Considerations” magazine (USA) during 1999-2000, and was well received by its world-wide readership. But Anne continued her work on the conjunction, setting it in its historical and mythological context for a seminar she gave at the Centre for Psychological Astrology in London in June 2000. Right through to the end of 2001, she did more research exploring the impact of Neptune’s transit of the 5 degrees 55’ Aquarius Hot Spot, again from both a collective and an individual point of view.
Nine of the original seventeen volunteers stayed with the study throughout. Their disrupted, exciting, turbulent life stories form the core of this vivid exploration of the interface between planetary activity and human life, during a period in which the startling announcement of the birth of Dolly the Sheep in February 1997 indicated that advances in cloning and genetic engineering were taking us on a voyage never before undertaken by humanity.
This highly original book, written in a pacy and accessible style, will be of particular interest to research-minded students. It will also appeal to astrologers looking for specific evidence that the personal and collective lives of humankind respond in the same core way to the great music of the spheres, played throughout space and time by the planets in their cycles.
Anne Whitaker has been an astrologer since the 1983 Jupiter-Uranus conjunction in Sagittarius. She also has a long background in adult education, social work, counselling and supervision. Anne holds a Diploma from the Centre for Psychological Astrology (1998 London, UK), an MA degree, and postgraduate diplomas in education and social work. She lives and works in Glasgow in Scotland.
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