• Age of Aquarius
  • December 2020

The Great Conjunction

The great conjunction of the iconic year of 2020 occurs just after the time of the new Winter Solstice Season. Also, the day that initiates Capricorn season. On December 17th, Saturn moves into the air sign of Aquarius, then on December 19th Jupiter follows behind. Finally, on December 21, 2020, these two giants conjoin at 0° in Aquarius. These two meet up every 20 years to initiate a new cycle, however, this year they meet up in the Air element. Saturn and Jupiter will conjoin free of the materialistic density of the past 200 years in the Earth element.

Now, a swift new energy of conjunctions occurring in the element of Air is being initiated, echoing the heightened intensity of this occurrence. Due to their extreme closeness, Jupiter and Saturn will occupy the same position at the ecliptic, causing them to appear as one. A coalescence occurs in the area that they meet, and their combined display in the sky is as a stunning single star. This last occurred 397 years ago, but not in Aquarius until the 1400’s when the Renaissance era emerged.

In the same fashion, the new era that we are entering will be a time when the creative self is emphasized. In Aquarius, it may manifest in the form of advanced technological creativity. This Great conjunction heralds a journey of self-mastery that ultimately enables us to contribute to everyone in a form of positive support. A time of creating connections with others on common ground. Aquarius is an individualist. A highly independent sign that is also fundamentally concerned about society at large. The maverick energy of the water bearer encourages freedom in the expression of self, no matter how unconventional that may be. Equalitarian at the core, this is a sign that opens us up to co-create. To connect with our community of congruent frequencies. To vibrate with our tribe. The very thing that we have been restricted from in the year 2020. Aquarius rules the 11th house of others. The house that governs our groups, personal networks, and inner circle.

Saturn communicates on a social global level. But we must first commit to the future version of ourselves. The Lord of karma dictates time, which will affect us in a personal fashion as we start to recreate the structures of our everyday lives in a totally different way. Jupiter expands our possibilities of finding innovative solutions to overcome obstacles in this evolutionary process. Saturn tests the effectiveness of its implementation. This combination of these two creates a future energy, a system of checks and balances working in a symbiotic relationship. Saturn, however, sets the standard of any growth in this convergence,

Saturn is the ancient ruler of Aquarius, prior to the discovery of the planet Uranus. This modern ruler is currently transiting the fixed Earth sign of Taurus and will square Saturn shortly after his arrival in Aquarius. This ongoing square between the sign and its ruling planet starts in January and occurs throughout the entire year of 2021. The influence of rebel planet Uranus may make us feel as if we are moving forward on shaky ground. Startling events on our globe may happen swiftly, however, the meaning and implication of these occurrences may be slow to reveal themselves under the influence of this ongoing tense aspect.

The square from restrictive Saturn to revolutionary Uranus challenges us to open our minds to a rapid increase in technology and an unprecedented change in the ways we connect with others. There is potential for growth in many areas, yet not without our resources being restricted. We have learned from experience that crisis creates community, and 2021 has the potential to continue to bring humanity together in such a fashion.

There are many parts of ourselves that we will shed in 2020. Saturn will be depleting Jupiter, and Jupiter will be delighting Saturn with new options. The merging of these two serves to foster Spiritual Development. Saturn in the presence of the Great benefactor, has the best-case scenario of working out for the good of all. As the feeling of loss sets in from letting go of what has crumbled in the past, expansive new possibilities flow in to fill the void.

The higher heart of Jupiter understands how being restricted from manifesting what we desire can aid in our greater purpose. The excitement of increase followed by a feeling of depletion when slowed down, ultimately provides the knowledge required for responsible action. Wisdom and soul growth are attained through the struggle. We are entering a paradigm shift in the history of the evolution as a human race. Rest assured, abundant, lasting progress can and will be made with the continued efforts of all.