Jupiter and Uranus are up to something really different this month—the two of them are not only coming into conjunction, but they’re also both moving into Aries. Here’s what it might be like.
Uranus and Jupiter are in a tidepool at the edge of the ocean, sloshing around. Uranus is wearing a hat with lightning bolts coming off it. Jupiter is a big guy with a large trailing cloak.
Jupiter: This has been fun, being in Pisces, sign of the ocean and dreams. I like Pisces—spiritual expansion is natural to me and I’ve been having fun with the dreamlife of humanity since January this year.
Uranus: Speak for yourself. It’s been a little confusing for me, being in Pisces—and I’ve been here for six years, so you bet I’m almost done with it. It’s not exactly my natural territory. I think I’ve been too gentle on humanity.
Jupiter: Sometimes gentle is good.
Uranus: Yeah, but I really like being a force for change. I really like turning people’s heads around. I really like shocking and startling people with paradigm-shifting, new ideas. It’s hard to do that when I have to be gentle and subtle, because I’m in Pisces.
The lightning bolts on his hat keep being attracted to the water’s surface and fizzling. He looks annoyed at this.
Jupiter: You’re going to like Aries a lot.
Uranus: I expect to foment some real action while I’m there.
Jupiter: It will be a relief to be in a fire sign again. Fire signs are my favorite. Let’s get loud. He punches Uranus’ shoulder playfully.
Uranus: Absolutely—let’s really knock them on their ear!
Jupiter: That would be easier if stupid Saturn wasn’t opposing us.
Uranus: Don’t worry about Saturn—I carry more weight than he does. He can’t stop me for long. I’ll be questioning his authority and de-structuring his structures in no time.
Jupiter: Hey, look! He points.
Near to them, beyond the pool they are in, the landscape catches fire.
Uranus: It’s about time!
Together they sweep out of the water and into the flames.
Jupiter: Now this is more like it! He waves his arms and the flames flare up, hotter and higher.
Uranus: Oh this will definitely be fun! The lightning bolts on his hat begin to crackle. Soon his head is a mass of sparks and he’s grinning from ear to ear.
Jupiter: Watch out, humanity! Change is on the way!
And indeed we’d better watch out. These two are a powerful combination and they’ll be together in the sky until January of 2011. Calling all superheroes: be sure to use your powers for good!