Cycles of Uranus & Jupiter in the Tanach

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On the 26th of Sivan Fixed Star Scheat conjunct Jupiter conjunct Uranus transited from Pisces to Aries. Jamie Funk states that the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction occurs every 14 years. Jupiter encompasses the Zodiac Wheel every 12 years. Uranus encompasses the Zodiac Wheel every 84 years. Thus Jupiter is in every sign for 1 year and Uranus is in every sign for 7 years.

In the Tanach (Bereshit chapter 29) we see that Yakov worked a total of 14 years in return for marrying Rachel and Leah. As already said, the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction occurs once in 14 years. Jupiter has to do with contracts as well as gains and income. Uranus has to do with dramatic changes. Therefore the connection between the influence of the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction on Yakov’s life is clear.

One of the principles in astrology is that the transit from one sign to another is like a pendulum oscillating from one extreme to another. In other words, two adjacent signs are opposites in quality: Aries is active and Taurus is passive, Taurus is fixed and Gemini is dynamic, etc. Thus Uranus’ sojourn in two adjacent signs can be described as in Koheleth 3, 1-8:

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted:

A time to kill, and a time to heal, a time to break down, and a time to build up:

A time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn, and a time to dance:

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together, a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing:

A time to seek, and a time to lose, a time to keep, and a time to cast away:

A time to rend, and a time to sew, a time to keep silence, and a time to speak:

A time to love, and a time to hate, a time for war, and a time for peace:

Each one of the 7 verses includes 2 pairs of opposite seasons. The cycle of Uranus implies that each season is 7 years long, just like the 7 good years and the 7 bad years in Pharaoh’s dream (Bereshit chapter 41).




On the 26th of Sivan is the anniversary of both Rabbi Jonathan Ben Uzziel’s passing and of Rabbi Yossi Ben Kisma’s passing.

Rabbi Jonathan Ben Uzziel is buried in Amuka (Upper Galilee) and Rabbi Yossi Ben Kisma is buried in a cave on Mount Meron (Upper Galilee). The tomb of Rabbi Jonathan Ben Uzziel is a traditional place of pilgrimage for single people to pray for finding their soulmate. The Jupiter/Uranus/Scheat conjunction in Aries on the 26th of Sivan heralds a new dawn in marital relationships.

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