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Jupiter-Uranus Conjunctions in History, with Richard Tarnas

Jupiter-Uranus Conjunctions in History, with Richard Tarnas

In episode 444 astrologer and historian Richard Tarnas joins the show to talk about conjunctions between the planets Jupiter and Uranus, and discuss major events they have coincided with in history.

Jupiter and Uranus form a conjunction in the sky every 14 years, and since this year the two aligned on April 20, I thought it would be good to look back to see what types of events occurred around the time of these conjunctions in the past.

Richard dedicated several chapters of his 2006 book Cosmos and Psyche to exploring Jupiter-Uranus alignments in history, and he showed that they often coincide with periods sudden advancements in technology, scientific breakthroughs, and political revolutions.

In the first part of the episode we talk about the meanings of Jupiter, Uranus, and their conjunctions, and then in the second half we get into talking about what happened under specific alignments.

Some of the events we cover include the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the American and French revolutions, and the discoveries of Kepler and Galileo.

This episode is available in both audio and video versions below.


  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:05:01 Jupiter Uranus overview
  • 00:12:16 Handbook of planetary archetypes
  • 00:13:20 Archetypal meaning of Jupiter
  • 00:14:58 Archetypal meaning of Uranus
  • 00:17:27 History of naming of the planets
  • 00:19:17 Uranus’ connection with Prometheus
  • 00:30:12 Myth of Uranus
  • 00:35:32 Mars and Pluto
  • 00:36:22 Tarnas’ book Prometheus the Awakener
  • 00:37:50 Jupiter-Uranus conjunction significations
  • 00:49:26 15 degree orb
  • 00:53:30 1960s
  • 01:00:53 Arc of the moral universe
  • 01:03:53 Timeline of current Jupiter-Uranus conjunction
  • 01:15:18 American Revolution 1776
  • 01:18:08 Moon landing
  • 01:30:44 Other travel and flight milestones
  • 01:44:09 Current changes in society
  • 01:46:09 Effects of conjunctions hidden for a time
  • 01:47:56 Shadow of Jupiter-Uranus
  • 01:58:04 Women’s suffrage and feminism
  • 02:01:19 1609 conjunction, Kepler, and Galileo
  • 02:08:13 1789 conjunction, French Revolution
  • 02:14:38 Scholarly rigor needed in astrology
  • 02:16:42 AI and chart data accuracy
  • 02:19:40 Cosmos and Psyche
  • 02:26:13 Uranus-Neptune and Millennials
  • 02:29:41 Tarnas’ retirement and upcoming books
  • 02:32:15 Tarnas’ website
  • 02:34:09 California Institute of Integral Studies
  • 02:36:16 Sponsors and closing credits

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A full transcript of this episode is available: Episode 444 transcript

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