Jupiter in Libra Opposite Uranus & Eris in Aries 2017

Like the Saturn-Chiron square, the Jupiter-Uranus/Eris opposition will be a defining energy for the year 2017. Here are a few excerpts on the dynamics of this aspect.

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Fierce Love Born of Awe-Full Grace


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Dates of Exactitude between Jupiter and Uranus:

*26th December 2016, 3rd March 2017, 28th September 2017 


Dates of Exactitude between Jupiter and Eris:

*17th January 2017, 22nd February 2017, 9th September 2017

*All Dates are UT

This opposition makes 2017 a year of surprises and unexpected twists and turns, ego battles, spiritual stand-offs and defining moments … Set to be a year of both unsettling uncertainty and unbridled possibility, it is up to us what we ultimately create from the surprises in store.

Relationships will be a key factor this year, well deserving of our time and attention. Jupiter in Libra speaks of the joys of intimacy, while Uranus in Aries favours ‘no-strings attached’ self-determination and independence. It is our task as the year progresses, to combine these two ways of being into fertile ground for a new way of living: independent, interdependent and entwined in equal measure. All assumptions we make about how other people ‘should’ treat us and what we do and don’t owe each other face a further radical challenge from Eris, who refuses to play the game of collusion and co-dependency. If our key relationships begin the year on rocky ground we have before us a unique opportunity to totally rebuild them from scratch if we truly want to sustain them long term. It won’t be easy and it takes two to tango, but courageous and radical efforts to break free from past conditioning, old wounds and unhealthy patterns which keep us and those we love in stifling boxes of cosy despair, will be met this year with powerful support from prevalent energies and inspiration the likes of which is rare.


As 2017 gets into its stride there are important decisions to make about who we align ourselves with and why, how we honour others as well as ourselves, and how we express uniqueness in a world dependent upon unity for survival. Other people may surprise us this year, especially those we think we know well. Take nothing and no one for granted, for anything is possible! It is time for us all to climb out of our boxes, stretch our cramped and twisted limbs and taste the breath of freedom […]

Watch out, also, for projections. We must listen to our complaints about others. What do they do that really gets on our nerves? Where are their manners, their consideration, their sense of responsibility?! Then ask ourselves ‘where are mine?’. What hooks us in another may reflect something disowned and unaccepted within ourselves. And even if we’re clear this is definitely all them, we must be willing to explore that very notion of ‘them, not me’. For ultimately it is all illusion […]

We may find it necessary this year to liberate ourselves from circumstances with which we have struggled endlessly but in vain. Our decision to do so may, in the end, be lightening quick, with bridges burned and a vow never to look back. If so, remember the importance of wisdom amidst the commitment to a new way. Be sure to end the right thing, which may not be as obvious as first appears. A relationship may feel suffocating when in fact it’s our fear of commitment that we really need to let go! A job may feel interminably dull when in fact we have allowed ourselves to fall into ruts we could desert in a day. When frustrated by externals we must turn our attention within, for we may throw the baby out with the bath water if we don’t pay equal attention to our inner world as our outer one right now.

There’s no doubt this year will call for courage […] It is time to become the spiritual warriors life calls us to be. Whether we strive to protect the land or water, people or animals, ourselves, each other or everything, the ‘fight’ must come from the heart and take the form of expansion into love not fractured contraction into opposing sides forever set apart […] Prepare to be surprised, shocked, delighted and scared in equal measure, for this is fierce love born of awe-full grace.

Many people these days are simply hoping things will finally ‘calm down’. But ‘things’ don’t do that. We do. And only we can ultimately ensure that peace in all its forms takes a hold on this planet. The coming year marks a defining passage in this process, and the shape of its unfolding is within our hands. The heavens begin this new year with a clarion call to the wise, the courageous, the faithful, to take a stand, protect what’s precious, share what matters and never ever forget that only by fully living life do we inherit the power to change it at its core.

Please read Sarah Varcas´s full article here: http://astro-awakenings.co.uk/the-prevalent-energy-for-2017-jupiter-in-libra-opposing-uranus-eris-in-aries