Jupiter – Uranus is a cycle of 14 years characterised 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;
Astrology is an instrument which can give important clues about one's appropriate profession, about his behavior at work, his weaknesses or strengths. To use a term from management, invented by Albert Humphrey, astrology can be used to develop a real SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analyze for every person.
The relation between astrology and profession can be seen on two levels: a personal level, in order to define one's professional route in life, and an organizational level, in order to improve the company's efficiency. At an organizational level astrology will, probably, become a very important management tool, at least in the Human Resource area. Because people are the most important resource of a company, it is very important to understand them better, to find their weaknesses and strengths, to find their best position in company, to motivate them, to make
"Cycles are described as the means by which the enfolded, infinite and eternal potentiality of all ideas is unfolded in the dimension of Time. [...] Indeed, if time were not in some way related to eternity, and both to the idea of cycles, the very act of attempting to make astrological forecasts would be illusory. [...] Correctly read, the chart for the beginning of any cycle contains within it all that will subsequently unfold in time."
Charles Harvey – Mundane Astrology
We can understand cycles as the development of Ideas, and the time and phases of the cycle to be the way in which the abstract Idea is materialized in our world. When two planets (processes) meet (conjunction) they generate a new general phase of evolution, characterized mainly by the type of those planets (processes), but also by other astrological factors like the combination (aspects) with other planets.
Fixed stars are the center, the axis of our world. They symbolise long standing ideas, acts, events, activities which have effects over time. They may symbolise in natal charts outstanding evolution, people who will do more than others, people that can influence the evolution of the society.
It may also symbolise, if the influence is not so powerful in the natal chart, people that are participating in this endeavour to build the structure, the essence of our world, but are not in the center of actions, they are just participating, supporting the endeavour in one way, or another.
Part 1 – Constellations and Fixed Stars
Each constellation represent a theme, a story, a myth which must be understood in order to understand the meaning of fixed stars. Even constellations are related one with each other. Even it seems hard to believe, the most experienced astrologers stated that the effects and meaning of constellations and fixed stars are related with the myths attributed.
Marc Edmund Jones (b.1888 Missouri - 1980) was a Presbyterian clergyman, a philosopher and an astrologer. Interested by the astrological symbolism he searched for a set of symbols able to accurately describe the meaning of each degree. For a while he used the symbols obtained from Charubel (John Thomas), but he was not satisfied with them because were "too grooved in a single mood [...] good or bad".
The story of the Sabian Symbols as we know them began in 1923 when he met Elise Wheeler. She was a psychic suffering from arthritis and confined to a wheelchair. Despite her health problems she wanted to do something significant and, fortunately, Marc E. Jones knew exactly how it would be:
"I had to find a place where the conditions would be proper for Elsie Wheeler, through whose consciousness the laya center in each of the three hundred and sixty cases could get in a picture or situation with meaning in modern and common everyday life,