Hope you’re having a wonderful week!
In this newsletter, we’ll be going through the upcoming Jupiter / Uranus conjunction in Aries, which is a major theme that will be building through the next 12 months (April 22nd 2023 to May 1st 2024). As the conjunction of these two outer planets happens only once every ~14 years or so, this is an especially notable transit in the way it helps define a certain time period. Jupiter is the planet of expansion, of growth, and of progress, and Uranus is the planet of revolution, liberation, technology, and the sudden unexpected breakup of structures. Through history, their alignments (both conjunctions and oppositions) mark the start of long-term cultural, technological, creative, and emancipatory developments.
To give you an idea of what this transit can bring, I have picked out a few historical examples of when Jupiter and Uranus were aligned in the sky, and have summarized them into 4 main themes:
These 4 themes are something to watch out for over the next 12 months. In the area of technological advancements, it seems one of the big advancements during this 2023 / 2024 conjunction will be generative AI, like what Microsoft has built into its Bing search engine and its Office 365 suite. I think many other tech companies will be building similar tools into their platforms in the coming months, making it much more widely available. Here’s a picture DALL·E 2 made - the prompt was “A painting from Vedic India depicting a Jupiter Uranus conjunction”:
Last thing before we get to the personal predictions - if you’ve ever wanted to make your mark on the world - for example, if you wanted to plan the next big protest, work on the next big technological advancement, or if you wanted to write the next culturally defining work of art, these next 12 months are going to be your time to get to work!
And in addition to shaping the big macro energies of the world, this Jupiter / Uranus transit through Aries also impacts you personally. There are many other astrological factors that fill out the picture of your life (most of it individualized from your birth chart), but this transit will show one small perspective. I have arranged these mini predictions according to your Vedic Sun signs; you can find your Vedic Sun sign by finding which date range includes your birthday. Please read the birth times carefully as your Vedic Sun sign can be different from your Western one (reason here). If you know your Vedic Ascendant sign or your Vedic Moon sign, the predictions corresponding to those signs are also applicable to you.
Aries (April 14th to May 14th): This transit may make you feel a strong urge to break free from old patterns and embrace new experiences, and may also bring you positive opportunities in life. It may also make you feel more confident, and allow you to make changes wherever you need to in your life.
Taurus (May 15th to June 14th): This transit can bring powerful breakthroughs in spirituality. Jupiter and Uranus are transiting your house of spirituality, making this a great time for self-discovery, potentially leading to shifts in your belief system. You can also use this transit to explore your unconscious mind and surface any repressed fears or emotions.
Gemini (June 14th to July 16th): This transit is taking place in your house of friendships and groups of people. It can bring opportunities for personal and professional growth in areas like networking, collaboration, and community involvement, especially in groups of people who are similarly progressive or technology-minded. All of this makes it a great time for you to go out and meet more people!
Cancer (July 17th to August 16th): This transit is taking place in your house of career and public image. It can bring opportunities for personal and professional growth, and can also bring an experience of abundance and expansion at work. Because of Uranus’s influence, these opportunities can come suddenly and unexpectedly, and / or can bring a desire for greater independence and freedom at your workplace.
Leo (August 17th to September 16th): This transit can bring a tendency for you to expand your personal worldview and to learn new things. It’s a good time to broaden your horizons by seeking knowledge from books, institutions, teachers, traveling, or ceremonies. Because of Uranus’s influence, the knowledge can come suddenly and unexpectedly, and / or may push you to take risks to pursue your desires.
Virgo (September 17th to October 16th): This transit can bring you sudden increases of wealth, whether through bonuses, inheritance, or from your partner. It is also a good time to explore your unconscious mind and surface any repressed fears or emotions you may have stored in your psyche - the Uranus / Jupiter energy can bring sudden breakthroughs that allow you to break free from old patterns.
Libra (October 17th to November 15th): This transit can bring you sudden and unexpected success in both one-to-one client and romantic relationships. It also brings you a tendency to attract partners that are unconventional in some way. All of this makes it a great time for you to go out and meet more people!
Scorpio (November 16th to December 15th): This transit can bring beneficial changes to your work and health routine, especially if you use technology or some new innovative technique to implement those changes. And if you are suffering from a chronic illness, the transit may even bring opportunities for you to suddenly heal from what ails you. All of this makes this period a good time to examine your work and health routine, and see where it can be improved.
Sagittarius (December 16th to January 14th): This transit can bring a period of sudden growth and expansion in your creativity, self-expression, and love life. Jupiter’s and Uranus’s transit here brings abundance and revolution with all creative pursuits, including even the act of creating a child (and with Uranus transiting here, it may be a surprise child!). This is a good time to explore new creative pursuits and work on existing creative projects, and if you’re single, it is also a good time to go out and meet more people.
Capricorn (January 15th to February 12th): This transit can bring a period of sudden and significant change and growth in your home, personal life, and / or family relationships. Jupiter and Uranus’s energies can create a feeling of being compelled to break free from old patterns and embrace new possibilities for personal growth and emotional fulfillment, and these themes can manifest in a remodeled relationship with your parents, buying a new home or renovating an existing one, and / or with the general reorganization of the foundations of your life.
Aquarius (Feb 13th March 14th): This transit can bring a period of sudden and significant changes in communication, short-distance travel, or learning style. Jupiter can bring expansion and growth, encouraging you to seek new learning opportunities and to broaden your knowledge. Because of Uranus’s influence, the types of knowledge / short-distance travel you may gravitate towards will probably be a little non-mainstream and off the beaten path, so this period is a great time for you to embrace the weird and wonderful of our world.
Pisces (March 15th to April 13th): This transit can bring sudden and unexpected periods of financial growth and expansion. You may find yourself more confident in your ability to earn money and to manage your resources. And lastly, this transit can also push you to reevaluate priorities and consider new ways of defining success.
Take care, and enjoy this transit!