Jupiter – Uranus cycle in astrology

Jupiter – Uranus is a cycle of 14 years characterized by:

– ideas, opportunities for human evolution, progress, social development, often in a rather unconventional way; innovation;

– it is about what people believe, about how they think the society should be, because Uranus brings new ideas, changes, a different perspective; people believe that a reform is needed;

– development of technology, transport, aviation, science in general; people may discover new laws of the Universe, or become aware that things are not in the way they thought (the heliocentric view, law of gravitation etc.);

– conjunctions are periods of initiatives for capitalism, liberalisation of markets, free market economy, colonials conquests while the oppositions are periods of economic saturation, patriotism, imperialism;

– people and organisations start to ask questions and propose solutions to improve the current situation;

– some radical ideas may get popular support, tendency to believe in movements which are against the system, extremism, support for radical decisions;

– revolutions, independence movements, abolition of unfair privileges;
– colonialism, expansionism;

– it is a cycle about economic and politic issues, which gives passion and interest in those areas;

– legislative, religious changes;

– moderate changes, not so radical like in the Saturn – Uranus cycle;

– in mythology is Prometheus (Uranus) who stole the fire from Zeus (Jupiter) and gave it to man, so new opportunities, some incredible, may appear possible for mankind by some rather dramatic events.

Jupiter – Uranus current cycle

  1.  2010 – 2024, 0 Aries – first conjunction  on  8 June 2010

General delineation

As one can see from the chart of the cycle, in the picture below, the current Jupiter – Uranus cycle is not a normal one, because it has at least 3 factors that highlights his importance:

– it is in an opposition with Saturn

– it is in square with Pluto

– it is in the first degree of a cardinal sign, which in mundane astrology means outstanding events with great impact in the world

The position in the first degree of Aries means that upheavals and protest will be often and violent. People don’t need much to show they are not happy with the current system, just a sparkle is enough. In fact the opposition with Saturn in Virgo and the square with Pluto in Capricorn show that the protests are against the way the system is organised and how the benefits are allocated in the society.

All the changes in the structure of the systems that governs different countries will get popular reaction, people will talk, discuss, debate, react.

The cycle also favors initiatives, militants and will appear a numerous group of people and movements that will criticize the current system, that will state “people must take action”, “something must be done” etc. Many of those groups will get popular support and will promote actions that go to extremism.


a)    First conjunction (2010 – 2011)

– in the context of the global crisis started in 2007 and the austerity measures adopted especially by the European governments to reduce the crisis effects, people realise that they were fooled by the politicians and that the current political system is not right, that wealth is not distributed properly, that a small number of people have a big part of the national wealth and the population live in poverty. As a result, a wave of strike and protests starts: Greek protests (2010 – 2012) against the austerity measures proposed in order to solve the Greek debt crisis, Spanish protests (2011 – 2012), the 2010 British students protests etc.

the Arab Spring is a revolutionary wave that began on December 18, 2010 with protests and demonstrations in the Arab world. “People want to bring down the regime” is the slogan of the movements, which very often ended in violence. Rulers have been forced from power in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Other civil uprisings have erupted in Bahrain and Syria; major protests have broken out in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco and Sudan. People believe that dictatorship or absolute monarchy, human rights violations, government corruption generates extreme poverty and can not be supported any more.

extremism rise in Europe: Marine Le Pen became president (2011) of the Front National Party in France, the Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn movement led by Nikolaos Michaloliakos score high at local (2010) and national (2012) elections in Greece, Viktor Orbán became Prime Minister of Hungary in 2010 as the leader of Fidesz–Hungarian Civic Union party.

b)    First square (2013 – 2014)

c)    Opposition (2016 – 2017)

d)   Second square (2021)

Jupiter – Uranus former cycles:

  1.  1997 – 2010, 6 Aquarius – first conjunction  on  16 February 1997

a)    First conjunction (1996 – 1997)

– the beginning of the electric car era: the first mass-produced electric car (EV1) was launched by General Motors in 1997; the first hybrid vehicle to go into full production, Toyota Prius, goes on sale in Japan on December 1997

– the Cassini – Huygens spacecraft was launched in 1997 to study Saturn and Jupiter

b)    Opposition (2004)

– the Cassini – Huygens spacecraft arrived on Saturn in 2004

  1.  1983 – 1997, 9 Sagittarius – first conjunction  on  19 February 1983

a)    First conjunction (1983)

b)    Opposition (1989 – 1990)

– revolutions of 1989 which marked the fall of the Communist regime in Poland, Hungary, East Germany, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia and Romania;

– the release of Nelson Mandela which marked the end of the apartheid in South Africa

4.1968 – 1983, 4 Libra – first conjunction  on  11 December 1968

a)    First conjunction (1968 – 1969)
– the first landing on the Moon on July 21, 1969, with a triple conjunction Moon, Jupiter and Uranus

– the birth of the internet through the creation of Arpanet in 1969 by the US government

b)    Opposition (1975 – 1976)

  1.  1954 – 1968, 27 Cancer – first conjunction  on  7 October 1954

a)    First conjunction (1954-1955)
– The Algerian Revolution was an independence movements from 1954 to 1962, which led to Algeria gaining its independence
– decolonisation at the end of the Indochina War
– the Bandung Conference – 1955 – was a meeting of Asian and African states, most of which were newly independent to promote Afro-Asian economic and cultural cooperation and to oppose colonialism or neocolonialism

b)    Opposition (1962)

  1.  1941 – 1954, 26 Taurus – first conjunction  on  8 May 1941

a)    First conjunction (1941)
–    the World War II became global

b)    Opposition (1948)

  1.  1927 – 1941, 3 Aries – first conjunction  on  15 July 1927

a)    First conjunction (1927 – 1928)

– many dictatorial regimes appear in Europe: Portugal, Poland and Lithuania in 1926, Yugoslavia in 1929;

– the first television broadcasts (1926 – 1928) made by John Logie Baird, a Scottish engineer and inventor

b)    Opposition (1933 – 1934)

  1.  1914 – 1927, 10 Aquarius – first conjunction  on 4 Mars 1914

a)    First conjunction (1914)
–    World War I began

b)    Opposition (1920 – 1921)
–    economic depression

  1.  1900 – 1914, 10 Sagittarius – first conjunction  on 20 October 1900

a)    First conjunction (1904)
– in this period take place many progress revolutions in transport and the aviation begins to make an impact in the world

– the first radio transmissions succeeded by Reginald Fessenden in 1900 and Guglielmo Marconi in 1901;
– the Second Boer War (1899 – 1902) between the British Empire and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics, the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State.
– the Boxer Rebellion (1899 – 1901) in China was a proto-nationalist movement opposing foreign imperialism and Christianity
– the Commonwealth of Australia was formed on 1 January 1901

b)    Opposition (1906 – 1907)
–    economic depression

  1.  1886 – 1900, 5 Libra – first conjunction  on 18 August 1886

a)    First conjunction (1886)
–    the colonialism reach the maximum and the European states and America hold a conference (General Act of the Berlin Conference – 1885) to establish their influence:  Germany’s sudden emergence as an imperial power, with Cameroon to became their protectorate ; France took Madagascar, Tonkin, Niger; Belgium took Congo etc
–    the first flights with an airship or dirigible (1884 – 1885)

b)    Opposition (1893)

  1.  1872 – 1886, 29 Cancer – first conjunction  on 5 June  1872

a)    First conjunction (1872)
–    the German Empire (1871) is created with the unification of Germany and proclamation of Wilhelm I as German Emperor

b)    Opposition (1879)
– tension between Russia and England

– Thomas Edison made the first successful demonstration of an incandescent lighting system in December 1879

  1.  1858 – 1872, 29 Taurus  – first conjunction  on 23 May  1858

a)    First conjunction (1858)
–    a new expansion in colonies
–    France conquers new parts in Africa, capture Saigon in alliance with Spain, a starting point to conquer Indochina
–    the “Treaty of Tien-tsin”  opened more Chinese ports to the Europeans,  permitted foreign legations in the Chinese capital Beijing, allow Christian missionary activity, and legalized the import of opium
–    Russia gains new territories in Siberia

b)    Opposition (1865)
–    The Battle of Königgrätz (1866), also known as the Battle of Sadowa, Sadová, was the decisive battle of the Austro-Prussian War, in which the Kingdom of Prussia defeated the Aus
trian Empire.
–    a new economic depression

  1.  1845 – 1858, 4 Aries – first conjunction  on 8 February  1845

a)    First conjunction (1845)
–    between 1844-1848 the United States annexed Texas, New Mexico, California
–    The Franco-Moroccan War from 1844
–    the invasion of England in Asia (Afghanistan, Iran, Sindh)
–    in France, the low of 1842 for the railroad was the starting point for the creation of the railroad infrastructure

b)    Opposition (1850)
–    The Punctation of Olmütz it is also known as the “humiliation of Olmütz”, as the treaty was seen by many as a capitulation of the Prussians to the Austrians.

  1.  1831 – 1845, 13 Aquarius – first conjunction  on 21 Mars  1831

a)    First conjunction (1831)
–    the beginning of the railroad era: the railroad Manchester – Liverpool (1829), the first use of locomotive in America (1829)
–    The Holy Alliance reaction against the European revolution of 1830 (or the 1830 revolution!)
–    The Invasion of Algiers in 1830 was a large-scale military operation by which the Kingdom of France, ruled by Charles X, invaded and conquered the Ottoman Regency of Algiers, a starting point for a new French Empire.

b)    Opposition (1837)
–    just after  the depression of 1836

15. 1817 – 1831, 14 Sagittarius – first conjunction  on 10 November  1817

a)    First conjunction (1817)
–    The Holy Alliance was created in 1815 as a bastion against revolutions, democracy, liberalism

b)    Opposition (1824)
–    just before the depression of 1825

  1.  1803 – 1817, 10 Libra – first conjunction  on 13 September  1803
    –    Napoleon became First Consul and a year later Emperor
  1.  1789 – 1803, 3 Leo – first conjunction  on 29 June  1789

–    The French Revolution (1789- 1799), the storming of the Bastille – 1789, privileges were abolished, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, the absolute monarchy that had ruled France for centuries collapsed in three years.