The reason this aspect forms the backdrop for what is happening now is partly due to the fact that we are already in the midst of a series of exact oppositions between the two planets, so their themes are already ‘up’. It all began during the holiday season last year and will end with a third pass later this year in September. It is worth noting that since they closed in on each other, they have not been more than 2-3 degrees apart, so the ‘social revolution’/‘surprise leadership’ type of energy has been vibrating strongly ever since the new year, if not since the holidays. The upcoming contact this month is the middle of three conjunctions and the one in which Jupiter is retrograde (Uranus is the backwards one in the other two scenarios). Balance is a huge meta-theme, with Uranus shaking things up, and Jupiter and Uranus dancing back and forth, trying to figure each other out.
So, it seems to me that the first conjunction between these two - just before Uranus stationed direct - acted as an ignition for the expansion of social justice (Jupiter in Libra) in the face of surprise (erratic?!) leadership - literally moving backwards (Uranus retrograde in Aries). This second conjunction seems more like a time to regroup (Jupiter retrograde in Libra), which may have already begun and will certainly continue right up until the end of the month, if not beyond.
The final exact opposition later this year in September gives us our final push with these two placements, which will be the time when we see the energies work out some kind of closure before moving on to work on other lessons. Uranus will be retrograde again, and Jupiter direct. Hopefully, they will have worked out their differences and the closing round will be a healthy one. We will look at it again in September.
The eclipses seem to puncuate this broader theme of truth telling and accountability with a few poignant moments defined by the symbols described in the following paragraphs.
1- a literal translation of eclipsing (taking the light from) Pisces = dead fish
2- a kind of ‘April Fools’ prank (beause it reminded me of Poisson d’Avril in France)
3- a “red herring” (a deliberate distraction from the truth) <sadly, this seems most likely
In terms of our backdrop of accountability and truth-telling -or holding one’s tongue, as the case may be- they all seem to fit, in a way. It seems like some kind of lying or distraction may be upon us. Or that some lie will fall dead and we will be able to see the truth afterward.
I’m afraid this one puzzles me a bit and I may not fully understand it until after the fact. If you have any insights, please share them in the comments below!
Here’s a quick run-down of how to harness these energies this month:
Tell the truth. Keep your pride to yourself on and near the 10th. Watch out for lies and distractions and tricks on and near the 26th. Find yourself a kindred group in the coming weeks, and stick it out with them until June, meeting when you can - if that calls to you. Be aware that there are tensions in the air. Stay grounded. Give yourself space… and time… and radical self care. Schedule it. Keep track of what happens around the 26th so we can figure out what that dead fish is about! Listen (
I wish you the best and hope you will be in touch about how these symbols show up in your life or in the world around you, or if you find your own! Please share any way you feel- I’m fairly accessible. Love & light to you!
*all symbols mentioned herein are of my own finding