The Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter that occurs every 20 years is a marker for political and economic development. The ancients looked to the Jupiter Saturn conjunction as the omen of new leadership. It has also been speculated that it is the infamous ‘Star of Bethlehem’.
On the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2020 this alignment occurs at 00° Aquarius and their proximity to each other by zodiacal longitude AND latitude (declination) are closer than they have been in nearly 400 years.
To add to the potency of this connection, the past 200 years Jupiter and Saturn have been consecutively meeting in earth signs. This upcoming Great Conjunction heralds a new series where they align in air signs. If the past 200 years was the Industrial Revolution and the destruction of the Earth and her resources, this new age will innovate our ways of relating. We are now at a true threshold to a new era. Air connects us through concept, mental frameworks and technology. If tech wasn’t weird already, it’s about to get WEIRDER. It’s already so easy to go cross-eyed while falling into an existential spiral in 2020.
The role of Aquarius as the questioner of the sky is to stir up all facets of what is culturally relevant- The time is ripe to reframe culture itself and we will see this reflected in all industries. The ways we socially agree upon value, education, equity and exchange are set to change – and WE, the people (aquarius), have a social duty in all of this.
Jupiter is the force of expanse and Saturn is the force of contraction. As universal principles, growth and materialization shape our external reality aka society – Together, Jupiter and Saturn are the cosmic accordion of our world – Their movements indicate economic trends, the justice system (our laws and their enforcement) and especially the social values that are to be highlighted.
As Jupiter and Saturn are opposing, yet necessary functions of our societal values, their conjunction indicates both beginnings and endings. In our personal lives, it will not be surprising to see endings of long held attitudes to make room for implementing more inspiring/innovative ideals. This seems to be a more positive shift from the dreary and solemn collective experience of 2020. It feels more like ‘hope, with an edge’. Or a feeling of aspiration that has a tangible gravity. Even if we may not understand what this exactly means for us just quite yet – A gestation is occurring as we ponder in isolation.
The most tangible way of utilizing astrology is study of cycles. To understand the Jupiter Saturn conjunction, going back to the last cycle can give us some background to what we can expect.
JUPITER SATURN CONJUNCTION IN MAY 2000 – 22° TAURUS
A seed for economic growth occurred in the the comfy sign of material security and what has been very notable within these last 20 years? The internet has created a highly individualized consumer culture where a window into ‘the good life’ is not only easily accessible, living an very aesthetic and customized lifestyle is ‘available’ to the masses because of social media. Think about the rise of Whole Foods and how commercial grocery brands have shifted toward ‘artisan’ style foods. The selection of ‘boutique’ grocery items has become a norm. Off the top of my mind things like the rise of Paypal (1998), Etsy (2005), Wholefoods (bought by Amazon in 2017) have created a fast-paced instant-gratification culture of specialty shopping that we do benefit from. In 20 years, our relationship to materialism has truly changed.
THE JUPITER SATURN CONJUNCTION DECEMBER 21, 2020 @ 00° AQUARIUS
The next 20 years will see economic trends emphasized in technology. Advances in all forms and methods of sharing information. Laws and restrictions around technology. New forms and concepts of economy. More value and consideration placed on socialist ideals. Revolts that lead to more equity and focus on the people.
HOW WILL THIS CONJUNCTION EFFECT YOU FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS?
If you’re old enough to remember, thinking about the events in your life at Jupiter Saturn conjunction that occurred 20 years ago can give context to what you will be birthing in these upcoming 20 years as well.
A pulse of inspiration is calling you to connect with more like-minded people. A seed is being planted within this next year for a vibrant social life. Try to recall the last conjunction that occurred in May 2000. Was there any indications at this time that affected how you establish your worth in relation to other people? How does your relationship to wealth now influence the types of connections you are fostering?
The last conjunction in May 2000 was a major time for you as it occurred in your sign – A major insight about yourself was born then. How does that relate to this time of your life? How are you now getting ready to publicly declare yourself in a bold and innovative way? This great conjunction in Dec 2020 occurs enlivens your career, don’t be afraid to blossom.
The previous conjunction 20 years ago in May of 2000 took you into a deep internal process, you may have had a spiritual experience or felt deep loss at that time. How has that experience been influential in what you are currently studying and cultivating? The wisdom at your fingers may have it’s seedling deep within your soul.
The last Jupiter Saturn conjunction of May 2000 planted a seed of awareness around your social circles. How have your ways of relating and caring for your peoples developed in these past 20 years? This new 20 year cycle is opening you to innovations that allow you to invest in your relationships – and vice versa. How do you truly want your relationships to empower, to feed, and nourish you?
Some powerful shifts were occurring internally for you in May 2000. They were changes and realizations to do with your family or origin story. As the Jupiter Saturn conjunction occurs on December 21 2020, how are you feeling called to innovate your relationships? You are feeling a vibrancy in the relationship department at this time. Try to weave together your understanding of the previous cycle as a way to inform this new threshold that you are stepping through.
A major change occurred in your world view in May 2000. Think back as important attitudes around politics, philosophy and spirituality were likely formed at that time. As this Great Conjunction occurs on December 21 2020, you are now trying to implement those viewpoints into a new way of working. Trying to weave your authentic and expansive viewpoints into your day-to-day life is a huge chapter that is being born this year.
Think back to May 2000 as the last Jupiter Saturn conjunction brought awareness to your attitudes around sharing, intimacy and power-exchange in relationships. As this 20 year cycle comes to a close, how is that now informing your ability to give and receive love? The Great Conjunction on December 21, 2020 brings inspiration to your passions. It’s an invitation to continue pursuing what brings you personal excitement and is ultimately life-affirming for you.
This great conjunction on December 21, 2020 hits a tender place for you as it brings awareness to your roots, familial dynamics, and ancestry. A new cycle is being born at your core and it’s a beautiful time to deepen the connection to your origin story. In May of 2000, the previous Jupiter Saturn conjunction brought a major event that influenced your relationship dynamics. How are these chapters connected? Do they have much to do with your parents and grandparents?
As this next Saturn Jupiter conjunction occurs on December 21 2020, in what ways are you getting ready to speak your truth? New ideas are brewing and it has been a long 2020 for you. The previous conjunction in May 2020 began an inquiry around purposeful work. How are you now innovating those ideals around your service to this world?
What new and exciting ways are you thinking about your money and lifestyle at this time? These next 20 years promise a new chapter being born within your attitudes toward wealth and the lifestyle you are aspiring toward. Think back to May of 2000 as there may have been a passion that is the inspiration for this period of time! Define the ‘prize’ that you have kept your eye on in these past two decades and see how it is aligned to your current value system.
What a special time for you as the cosmic accordion is both asking for commitment as well as steady faith in the new expression of yourself that is unfolding. Think back to May of 2000 at the time of the previous Jupiter Saturn conjunction. Was there a major event in your family that has been an influence in how you have grown and developed into who you are at this point in time? Exploring your ancestry can be fuel for this potent chapter in your life.
An imaginative time for you as the upcoming Jupiter Saturn conjunction stimulates your subconscious. You may be feeling the weight of the world on your heart at this time, it may be important to take special care of yourself – This can be inspiring as this seed being birthed grants you the visionary eyes for our world. Think back to May 2000, as the previous cycle activated the knowledge that you are using in this visionary work.