Jupiter square Uranus is a major astrological aspect that can mark a significant change of direction. In 2021, Jupiter square Uranus falls on January 17th.
In astrology, Jupiter is the planet of good luck, optimism, expansion and opportunity. Uranus is known as the rebel planet and tends to bring surprise, shock, and sudden changes of heart, as well as rebellion against the rules.
When these two planets are at loggerheads, as they are during a square aspect in astrology, we tend to see a lot of impatience with the current state of affairs.
Sometimes this Jupiter aspect can mirror a dramatic and unforeseen change of circumstances of fortunes. This could be for the better, or for the worse – it’s typically not clear at the time, although what is clear is that there’s a necessary period of upheaval while the changes take effect.
Sometimes the changes are inflicted upon us, for example by a government or by circumstances beyond our control. Sometimes, it’s a conscious choice to take a different path, when new opportunities appear on the horizon.
With Jupiter square Uranus, however, it’s just as important to know when not to change direction. Sometimes a change can seem very tempting and opportune, but it’s a distraction from what truly needs to be done.
We may feel desperate to get out of the current situation and so we choose an entirely new path, when in fact we may have been better served just hanging on that little bit longer in our existing situation.
Generally speaking, then, Jupiter square Uranus is quite hot-headed, impulsive energy, and it often feels urgent, as though any change has to be made right now, leaving us with little time to consider the matter fully.
The direction from which the challenge or opportunity comes – the astrological house which Uranus is transiting at the time – can be key in sensing whether the time is right for a change or whether, instead, one should ignore the tempting bells and whistles and instead seek greater patience and staying power.
At the moment in astrology, Jupiter is transiting Aquarius, while Uranus is transiting Taurus. This means that for each of the zodiac signs, the influence of the Jupiter-Uranus square works out something like this:
Aries Zodiac Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) During Jupiter Square Uranus
Society’s values are shifting and changing during this square aspect, but your own are not. You’ll need to use this energy to work out why not, and to ascertain whether or not you might be mistaken in some of your views or prejudices.
This is uncomfortable energy, particularly socially, and you may find yourself at loggerheads with friends, colleagues or acquaintances. It’s OK to stand up for your own values but try to allow others the freedom to do likewise.
Taurus Zodiac Sign (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20) During Jupiter Square Uranus
Opportunities to change your career path are likely to come forward during the Jupiter-Uranus square. However, with Jupiter currently transiting your career zone, there are many positives to staying put and pursuing the path you are currently taking.
Astrology suggests that any change is likely to involve a new sense of identity for you, and this can be very exciting. However, be very sure that you want to make the change, deep down, and are not being pushed into it.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20) During Jupiter Square Uranus
For you, the Jupiter-Uranus conflict plays out in a very religious or spiritual sense. You may feel a fascination with a new or different faith, or you may sense that you should change your spiritual path.
If you grew up with a set of beliefs, expect them to be majorly challenged now. Whether you defend your existing position or transition to something new, this aspect is sure to provoke a great deal of deep thinking and soul searching.
Cancer Zodiac Sign (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21) During Jupiter Square Uranus
Opportunities may arise to make a real difference in your community during this transit – but at some considerable personal cost to yourself.
You may have to give up a lot of your time, or your resources, in order to create change. Is it worth it? That’s for you to decide. The Jupiter-Uranus square touches something deep withing your psychology and encourages you to ‘be the change you want to see’ – but it’s not always that easy to walk the walk.
Leo Zodiac Sign (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 21) During Jupiter Square Uranus
The square between Jupiter and Uranus forces you to choose between improving your family life or furthering your career. There are opportunities to do both, but they are probably mutually exclusive.
This is a very tricky aspect for you to navigate, and in many respects, you’ll feel wrong, no matter which choice you make. It’s important to avoid sending yourself on a guilt trip over this. You can only do your best, with the highest of motives.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (Virgo Dates: August 22 – September 21) During Jupiter Square Uranus
The square between Jupiter and Uranus highlights a battle going on in your head between routine and adventure, or between responsibility and freedom. You are a very grounded, dutiful zodiac sign, but you have itchy feet and are longing for something new.
You would not want to walk away from your responsibilities, but is there a way in which you could have the best of both worlds? Stay who you are, but embrace some extra freedom and excitement?
Libra Zodiac Sign (Libra Dates: September 22 – October 22) During Jupiter Square Uranus
This astrological aspect may bring tumultuous feelings to the fore for you, Libra. It effectively tempts you with something – or someone – you want very much, but really can’t have.
The fallout, especially in love, could be dramatic. There’s potentially a lot of suspicion, jealousy and deceit in the mix here, but also a huge amount of joy and spontaneity. The key is in determining where your heart leads you longer term, not just on the spur of the moment.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21) During Jupiter Square Uranus
For you, Scorpio, the Jupiter-Uranus square highlights or exacerbates any tensions between your blood family and your sweetheart or partner. There’s conflict between the life you’re creating for yourself versus the life you were born into.
For instance, you may want to move away with your lover, far from your blood family. Or you may fall in love with someone of whom your family disapproves for some reason. It’s a very tense situation, but deep down in your heart, you’ll know what to do.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20) During Jupiter Square Uranus
This Jupiter-Uranus square warns you against enduring too much stress and pressure on your mental health. Jupiter is your ruling planet and is currently transiting the busiest part of your chart, keeping you on your toes.
However, Uranus may bring health-related shocks, work-related upsets or the possibility of a whole new way of daily life – any one of which will mean you needing to pause your busy lifestyle to re-think and to re-assess.
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 18) During Jupiter Square Uranus
Jupiter is transiting your money zone – so having it in conflict with rebel Uranus in your risk zone is a red flag about overspending, gambling or any other kind of financial recklessness.
This is not normally in your nature, but stress, pressure or the desire to impress someone is leading to much more financial irresponsibility than you’re used to – and you may quite enjoy the risk and the danger. Think very carefully before you gamble with anything you cannot afford to lose.
Aquarius Zodiac Sign (Aquarius Dates: January 19 – February 17) During Jupiter Square Uranus
For you, this is a very significant aspect indeed. Jupiter is currently transiting your own sign, but Uranus is your ruling planet, so to have these two energies at loggerheads right now is very close to home.
Indeed, it’s your relationship with your family which is likely to come under the most stress. Expect any historic grudges to resurface, perhaps accompanied by a desire on your part to completely break with stories – and people – from the past.
Pisces Zodiac Sign (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19) During Jupiter Square Uranus
This Jupiter-Uranus transit may feel as though it is draining your confidence, Pisces – but in fact, it’s here to do the opposite.
You’re being asked to abandon the comfortable old fears which have kept you in your place for years, and instead to learn new behaviors and new patterns that can set you free. It can be a scary time, but you’re effectively learning that you are your own jailor and that you hold the keys to your future.