The Great Conjunction of 2020
Astrologically, 2020 has been one of the most significant, life-changing years in human history. And it's not over yet.
Early in the year, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto formed conjunctions in Capricorn, for the first time in nearly four thousand years. Thus began the cycle of The Tower energy, which brought profound shifts and changes, as the energies relentlessly insisted that we release our outworn beliefs and ways.
It's a challenge: for us to confront tyranny and oppression, corruption, and the deceptions of our world, in an age of rampant materialism. Can we do this without closing our hearts to one another? As of yet, the answer is uncertain.
But the year is not finished, and the good news is that the energetic cycle is about to change decisively. The Great Jupiter - Saturn Conjunction arrives on December 21, at 0.1° Aquarius, coinciding with the Winter Solstice. On that day, we begin a cycle with Saturn and Jupiter in air signs, and this will remain in effect until 2159. This is the long awaited start of the Aquarian age; the Star of Hope.
Like a Star, glimmering in the darkness, this is the spark that marks the beginning of moving towards a more humanistic and inclusive society. It won’t happen overnight, but The Great Conjunction marks the beginning of surging growth in the areas of technology and ideology, bringing into even more focus issues of social justice, original thinking, and innovation. It will affect how we structure the allocation of resources, our agricultural practices, our finances, and global environmentalism.
Because of the pandemic, many of us are altering our usual holiday plans. This is frustrating, especially during the Sagittarius season, where we just want to have some fun. But the planetary shift of the Great Conjunction could actually help us change our perspective a bit, so we can embrace the necessary peculiarities of the 2020 holidays. Aquarius energy loves the unconventional, and it rules over technological innovations, as well as communal health and wellness. That being said, these new energies could help us feel more accepting of the unusual role that technology will play in this year's holiday plans, and the fact that we're making those modifications, in order to ensure each other's safety.
As The Tower energy has shaken the world, remember that even while we are in the dark, the Light exists; look up and see the Stars. The Star is the energy of Hope, healing, and optimism, and it will always shine through the dark.
Even though this has been a chaotic period, we have been given a gift: we can become aware of our ingrained societal, cultural and personal patterns that do not serve us, or humanity in general. We can awaken now, with a resolve to make the necessary adjustments, gather together what can still be of use to us, then refocus and rebuild.
Yes, this has been a difficult time, but perhaps the result will be something that is better for the planet, the humans, and the other Beings who we share this world with.
This new cycle will continue for over 100 years, and during that time, we will have to accept the fact that no one will save us from ourselves; each of us must step up and do our part.