“Jupiter Meets Uranus: from erotic bathing to stargazing”

Now available!

Now available!

” 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….”

Jonathan Cainer, the UK’s top astrologer, November 2009


“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


Jupiter meets Uranus - from

Jupiter meets Uranus - from

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, obtainable in New Books section (also  now available to purchase on – and ) 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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21 responses to “BOOKS

  1. Hi Anne

    Love the cover – funky Uranian colours and a wide open Jupitarian highway – fab!!!!! The blurb is great too and I can’t wait to get my copy (well two as I will need one for the Aquarius Rising library). At last TFB is about to be born lol –



  2. Thanks Carole!Pretty excited about it myself – better not tell anyone what we mean by TFB though….


  3. Forget the yellow brick road, now you’re talking my Saggitarian kinda highway – purple and stretching to infinity………
    Finally, finally, I’ll be able to hold it in my hands and know I’ve been a part of something special.
    Congrats, Annie!!!

    Lots of love,


  4. Thanks Max! You and Dolly the Sheep were definitely the Jupiter-Uranus stars of 1997….


  5. Dear Anne,

    CONGRATULATIONS on your first of many published books celebrating the infinite unfolding of meaning and purpose of human experience. if you agree i would like to add a link to my site advertising your book. is that possible?


  6. Hi Lauren

    thank you so much – and I would love you to add a link!


  7. Hi Anne,
    I added a link for your book. Let me know what you think. I hope your book is doing well out in the world.



  8. Hi Lauren

    now back from the stormy, cold but beautiful Scottish Highlands – to find your generous publicity for my book on your site. Thank you, my friend. Anne


  9. from Carole Bone by email : Very much enjoying reading “Jupiter meets Uranus” again – it really is an achievement Anne and I am not just saying that. Fanastic empirical astrology – well written and presented. I would recommend it highly to any serious astrology student.

    Thanks Carole – you’ll know it off by heart soon if you don’t watch out! Anne


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  11. from Reinhold T, by email 11.10.09

    “Greetings from Wisconsin, USA !I am so impressed and thankful to have had the opportunity to read your most fascinating book. Such erudition, such scholarship and just plain …je ne sais quois…I’ve not come across in many a moon !!! Thank YOU !!!!! A truly great and enlightening read.

    I am also thankful to the book reviewer Chris Lorenz for reviewing it in the November 2009 Dell Horoscope Magazine, as well as for the folks you refer to and quote. Without people like they and you Astrology would continue to remain just a Sunday newspaper diversion.

    Once again, congratulations and many thanks..”

    Thank you so much, Reinhold, for your generous comments….they help to make a writer’s efforts feel worthwhile! Do drop by again. Anne


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