[HOROSCOPE HIGHLIGHTS] Integration and Reform w/ Christopher Renstrom
Jupiter Sextile Uranus
This is your Horoscope Highlight for the week of February 14 – February 20, 2022 with world-class astrologer, historian, and author of The Cosmic Calendar, Christopher Renstrom.
This week, the planet of good fortune and the planet of rebellion put aside their differences and form a collaborative sextile, paving the way for our lives and the narratives within them to fall into place in ways we never expected.
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✨ Time Stamps
1:47 Contrasting Sextiles and Trines
3:24 Jupiter and Uranus in Mythology
11:16 Jupiter sextile Uranus
15:11 Jupiter and Weaving
19:30 Aspects and Planetary Correspondences
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Hello, my name is Christopher Renstrom And I’m your weekly horoscope communist here on Astrology Hub. And this week, I wanted to talk to you about the approaching Jupiter Uranus sextile on February 17. Now the Jupiter Uranus sextile, which will be taking place on February 17 is one of a series of sextiles that will be leading up to the Pluto Venus conjunction and the Pluto Mars conjunction on March 3. This is a good thing. Why is this a good thing? The reason why this is a good thing is because sextiles have a tendency to lower the temperature in the room where things can get more feisty and irascible and agitated whenever you have Mars, very powerful in the sky. And Mars is very powerful in the sky right now. It is exalted in the zodiac sign of Capricorn, then there’s a tendency for things to chafe against each other for messages to be misinterpreted. For people to sort of think, you know, are you making fun of me? Are you making light of me? You know, it’s kind of like, if you remember, taxi driver, Robert DeNiro, talking to himself in the mirror going? Are you talking to me? Are you talking to me? Are you talking to me? Who the hell are you talking to? You know, it’s that sort of idea of getting riled up. Alright,
so this is the type of energy that can happen whenever Mars is really strong. So what you’re really looking for when you’re looking up at the sky, like, which is what astrologers do are things like trines and sextile. I, in my opinion, sextiles are a little bit better than trines. And the reason is, basically, a Trine can be a kind of enabling or facilitating type of energy. It’s kind of like, what do you feel like doing tonight? I don’t know. What do you feel like doing it? Well, that would be a good thing to do tonight. Yeah, maybe, maybe, maybe we should do that tonight. There’s this kind of like, you know, sort of supporting each other in, in what can sometimes be the path of least resistance, which is something that can show up with trines. But with sextiles with sextiles, what’s really fascinating is that the two planets involved enter into the conversation of a sextile with differences, okay, they, they, they really do have different ways of approaching something, or they have different opinions or thoughts of an idea. But what they’re going to do is that they’re going to put aside their differences in order to work for what would be their mutual benefit. Okay, now, it doesn’t mean that, you know, when two planets are sextiling, that, you know, they’re, they’re the best friends even, it doesn’t mean that they’re the best friends anymore than their mortal enemies. What it means is, you know, what I recognize the benefit of working with you, you recognize the benefit of working with me. So we’re going to put aside our differences and help each other out to achieve a common goal. And so this is what’s going to be taking place as Jupiter approaches it sextile to Uranus, which is in the zodiac sign of Taurus. Now, let me sort of break down the relationship here between Uranus and Jupiter. We’ve spoken in previous podcasts, about Uranus being connected to the realm of eternity. Uranus, his name in Greek mythology was, was, well basically Ouranos, which means father sky or father heaven, or vault of stars. And so this idea was that when the sunset, and you looked up at the nighttime sky, all of a sudden, you know, the nighttime sky was full of these extraordinary stars, these extraordinary lights in heaven, something we can still see today and, and still today strikes us with awe and wonder. And so when the ancients looked upon these nighttime skies and saw these extraordinary stars, these these faceless stars, these, these removed stars, they, they they were struck with on wonder, and this is where they, this gave them the idea of eternity, you know, everything here on the planet, lives and grows and dies. We live fixed lifespans, but these stars predated when we came into this world and these stars will still be staring down upon us remotely. When we leave this world the stars never aged as far as the ancients were concerned. And so this is why the realm of stars what we call space now, was associated with eternity. Okay, so Uranus represented eternity, the planet that then came next in planetary order. You know, the one that was Below eternity are the one that was below Uranus was Saturn. And Saturn was the planet of time. The Saturn’s name in Greek is Kronos. And it means time. And so what separates our life here on earth from eternity, but time so so Saturn, you can sort of think of as the glass, the ultimate glass ceiling, the one that that none of us is ever going to break through,
you know that, that time confines life here, here on this planet. So you go from eternity, Uranus, to time Saturn to Jupiter, okay, and Jupiter basically was the blue sky itself I mean, it’s referred to as a sky god but it’s not a sky god in the same terms or understanding that Uranus is the sky god Uranus in the sky god in terms of the vault of heaven, you know, you you you see the stars at night and you’re struck with on wonder about eternity these these these unblinking faceless stars. And then you you you experience Jupiter and Jupiter is literally blue skies, okay. And the way that the Greeks, they, they sort of improvise on this, or they develop this idea in their own mythological lexicon. The way that the Greeks worked with this is that you would have Apollo, which was the god of the sunrise, okay, on a new day. And as it rose on a new day, it brought with it the sky, you know, as the sun gets higher, and you could see it, if you’re a dog walking at like 5:30 in the morning or whatever, you can watch the sunrise and literally changes from the dark of night to the rosy streams of dawn to to the beginnings of the of a blue day, if that happens to be a clear day.
Now, the Greek saw the idea of the sun and the light as two separate things. And the best analogy for this would be a candle. Let’s say you’re in a dark room, and you light a candle and and you’ve got this candle and you can see but you can see the light of the candle in the dark room and and maybe if you put your book next to it, or a letter next to it, you could read that book or letter, I’m obviously referencing like an earlier time before electricity and lights. Okay, so so so the idea of like, you could work by candlelight, but it meant being very, very sort of close to the light so so that you could see. So this is basically what the sun was it was this light that would appear. But what Jupiter was, what I want you to think of is what happens when you put a candle for instance, in a hurricane lamp, okay, Hurricane lamp is a large glass glass lamps and and if you put a candle in a hurricane lamp, or any sort of lantern, the light diffuses, the light spreads out, the light expands, and you can see more of the room. It’s not just a point of light, which the Greeks associated to the sun, but a light being diffused through a room. And that’s what the Jupiter that’s what the Greek saw as Jupiter. Okay, so Jupiter was literally the blue sky, the blue sky that acted as a sort of hurricane lamp around our world, so that as you have the sun begin a day that that light filled the sky, and you could literally see the globe of Jupiter, you could see the lantern of Jupiter in the day, you could see it because the stars disappeared, the moon began to fade, you began to see things more distinctly, you could look around on a clear day. And you could see the clouds up in the sky, you could see the grass beneath your feet, you could look in all sorts of directions, you could say hi to your neighbor and recognize their face. They weren’t, you know, a voice, an unrecognizable voice in the dark, you know, so so you could see things. So this is what Jupiter represented, it represented the idea of being able to see things and because you could see the clouds in the sky and the grass under feet and you could wave to your neighbor and you could climb on a hill and see beautiful vista or see long distances or on a dock and see the ocean and maybe ship in the distance. Okay, this is why Jupiter came to represent in astrology, our world view, okay, because it was literally viewing the world. Alright, and we could view the world during daytime. And when the sun went down at night, you couldn’t view the world the same you couldn’t see those long distances and you couldn’t, you know, recognize things as clearly. So the idea of recognizing clearly of seeing your world worldview, this is all associated to the planet Jupiter, not only in mythology, but it was also associated to Jupiter in the astrological chart so Jupiter will always rule over your worldview. That might be a political worldview that might be religious. worldview that might be a spiritual worldview. That might be a philosophical worldview and ideological worldview, but your worldview, your philosophy, though, the way that you feel life works, okay? And the meaning that you assign to things in life, this will all go back to Jupiter, all right.
So so Jupiter is also represent is also the planet of fortune, of good fortune and higher purpose. And the idea of that is that, whatever brings us good fortune we ascribe as being providential, or or showing that we’re within the good graces of God. Maybe it’s a smile, that maybe it’s a planet that’s smiling on us that destiny that favors us, or a God that we pray to that, you know, that has returned the response with the answer to our prayers, or a miracle or revelation or something along those lines. So anything dealing with belief, and with faith, faith, faith, not faith, anything dealing with belief or with faith, a faith that you put in a higher power of faith that you put in a higher purpose. This is connected to the planet Jupiter in an astrological chart.
So here we have Jupiter, approaching the planet Uranus. Alright, Jupiter is in Pisces, right now the zodiac sign that rules and Uranus is in Taurus. So Jupiter is approaching Taurus. So literally, you’re dealing with two sky gods, okay, you’re dealing with, with the God of the blue sky approaching the God of eternity, right here. And that sounds rather like wow, that’s, that’s, that’s that’s big stuff that that should be big stuff. And an astrologer would say to you, oh, yes, this is big stuff. Whenever you’re dealing with the modern planets, you’re dealing with big stuff. And and if you’re dealing with and the modern planets, again, are Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. And then when you’re dealing with a slower moving moving planets, like Jupiter or Saturn because they take so long to move into position, you’re dealing with developments that unfold over a longer period of time a longer period of time than maybe being in the moment which could be something mercurial or or even lunar. So with this approach that we have of Jupiter to Uranus it’s a kind approach okay, it’s it’s, it’s a nice approach is a kind approach. It’s a kind of approach because Pisces is a water sign. Taurus is an earth sign, and the two of them are the two of them get each other that the two of them like each other, they’re not the same element, they may have their differences, but they can put aside their differences and work work together. And so, what I have seen before with with Jupiter Uranus sextiles is that once again, the nature of the aspect amends the behavior of Uranus, okay, this is this is a sextile that, that is approaching. So it’s a benevolent, it’s understood to be a benevolent aspect in Astrology. And then once again, we have to sort of take Jupiter and see how Jupiter would work with Uranus. And the first image that comes to mind that that I rather like is, you know if Uranus is the vault of heaven, if, if Uranus is father sky, eternity, it’s all the stars in the sky than Jupiter. Jupiter is Jupiter is the planet that connects the dots in the sky. Jupiter is the planet that connects the dots in the sky to make constellations. Okay, and of course, that that goes back to an early part of the imagination of our civilization is that idea of constellations of contemplating, so So Jupiter is kind of like connecting the dots of the stars in the sky to create constellations to create guidance, okay, and to create meaning.
Who are the major purveyors, the carriers of astrology in ancient civilization, it’s sailors and traders, particularly sailors, because they use the stars to guide their ships by at night. And so, and so they’re going to different ports of call and things like that. So, so, this idea of using the star to guide you to guide your ship at night, so, this idea of guidance is very joopa terian and also this idea of interpretation, okay. Interpretation is a very Jupiter thing to do. Jupiter is not analytical in its behavior, Jupiter interprets it interprets the meaning of something. And the meaning of something is interpreted in such a way as to give guidance, it could be more guidance, it could be religious guidance, it could be philosophical guidance. So this is what I see. This is the first idea that I have as I see Jupiter approach Uranus in in its sextile. The second idea that strikes me here is one of his is one of weaving together.
Okay? Jupiter was a planet that was associated to textiles, and to tapestries and to weaving. What this comes from is, Jupiter was the god or Jupiter Zeus was the god of marriage in the Greek pantheon. Some of you might laugh at that because Jupiter was a famous, you know, philanderer, but he’s also the God of marriage. And so he’s the God of combining Okay, or entering into a union. And in older Greek rituals, when there was a marriage, there were two statuettes that would represent the husband and the wife, you know, basically, Zeus and Hera or Jupiter, and Juno, and they were wrapped together in cloth, they were wrapped together, I think it was in linen, something that was woven, but they were they were, they were wrapped together in fabric to show their bond. And so is this idea of the two coming together to become one not become one as in, I lose myself and become you or anything like that. But but we’re joining, we’re joining our bodies together, we’re joining our lives together, this is something that you’ll hear in any marriage ceremony. And so this was also associated to Jupiter. I like the image or the idea of tapestry with Jupiter because Jupiter, when we go back to Zeus, and his connection to polis, the city state, the origin of democracy in western civilization comes from Greece and is ruled by Zeus. It’s the idea of weaving together the different threads, it’s the idea of weaving together the different strands. And so what you have with Jupiter is, is a planet that naturally integrates, okay, what it wants to do is integrate, it wants to weave together the different strands, the different peoples, the different ethnicities, the different, you know, voices in society, and it wants to weave it together into a tapestry, okay, in this idea of democracy, where every voice is heard, that’s at least the idea, okay, so and when every voice is heard, and when people come together in a consensus or greater agreement that strengthens the bonds of a, of a society, or, which is what Jupiter ultimately will, will stand for. And so there there’s that idea, there’s that idea of like, weaving together what I want you to think of is weaving together the different strands to create a tapestry, not a monotonous tapestry. It’s not monochrome, it’s not monochromatic it’s polychromatic it’s it’s a different sources it’s a different strands being woven woven together. So that’s the second idea that I want you to sort of keep in mind. The third idea that I would like you to keep in mind is that when Jupiter I’ve seen this happen with Jupiter approaching Uranus when Jupiter approaches Uranus by a sextile particularly what what that is is what Jupiter is doing is that it is it is reforming a right it is it is turning Uranus from a planet of revolution and change into a planet of reform or reformation okay. So it is reforming or it is reshaping the the energies at work so so it’s the need to overthrow or to rebel or to be iconoclastic that the temperature of that lowers it goes down and so and and is replaced by this genuine
this genuine spirit this genuine motivation of reform, what can we do to change it to work what can we do to work with the structures in place and change them for the better Okay, and this is very much a Jupiter, Uranus sextile type of energy that that that is going on here. And this is something that we can expect to see as I said, as we go through this, this this series of sextiles approaching these conjunctions, but, but the sextile is also important. Well, all aspects, all planetary aspects in astrology have a planetary energy, alright. Okay, so for instance, when you think of a conjunction, okay, the planetary energy of a conjunction is literally the the Sun and Moon, you know, something that we experienced at a New Moon, and something that we can experience in a solar eclipse, okay, so the sun rose over the day and then it’s taken over by the moon which is taken over by the sun that rose the following day, which is taken over by the moon so, so being joined here, together two planets joined here together conjunction that has the energy of the luminaries themselves. Okay the Sun and Moon together, and opposition. The nature of an oppositional aspect in Astrology is the nature of Saturn, the nature of a square. And it’s the nature of Saturn because it’s polarized and opposite and distant, right? The nature of the square is combative. So the nature of a square will always be Mars. Regardless of what planets are squaring each other, the nature of the square aspect is Mars. The nature of the Trine is Jupiter benevolence and protective. And then the nature of the sextile. The nature of the sextile is Venus. And what I find fascinating about the sextile between Jupiter and Uranus is that Jupiter is in Pisces. And it’s has an approaching sextile to Uranus in Taurus. And when I was thinking about well, what are these have in common? Venus is in domicile or rules the zodiac sign of Taurus. And then Venus is exalted when it is in the zodiac sign of Pisces. So basically, the sextile is is benevolent and its nature. It’s the Venusian and its nature. But what we’re also getting a hint of is, this is actually a run up to when Venus enters Pisces, and Venus enters Pisces on April 5, I have to check my dates here. Venus enters Pisces on April 5, and it’s there from April 5 to May 2. And what’s going to be fascinating about this particular tenure of Venus in the zodiac sign of Pisces is that Jupiter will be in Pisces the sign that it rules, and Neptune will be in Pisces, the modern planet which is which many astrologers see as the modern ruler of Pisces.
So Venus will be exalted during this period of time, when it’s in Pisces, along with Jupiter, which is m domicile, and Neptune, which is is the modern ruler of Pisces, so that April 5 to May 2, is actually going to be a very benevolent time. And, and so what we’re enjoying right now, with fingers crossed, because there’s a lot of volatility these days, but what we’re enjoying right now are sextiles that are, you know, the sextiles that are leading to that, and the first major sextile that’s leading to that is the Jupiter, Uranus sextile. So what we can do is that we can look forward to this, what’s going to happen is that as the Jupiter and Uranus sextile the energy of it unfolds, as it diffuses through through our world is that we’re, you’re going to start seeing the wayward pieces of your life fall into place, you’re going to start understanding how things that didn’t look like they were going together, are coming together in a new and meaningful way. You’re going to be embracing the spirit of reform rather than rejecting or calling something out or, or having nothing to do with something, there’s going to be this idea of reform that’s also going to be coming through many of our lives so we can really look forward to these things. And and perhaps, or what I’m saying is I think that you know, this sextile is paving the way to ultimately that that that Venus entering Pisces, and so what we’re really talking about is looking into the face of and understanding the shape of Things to Come.