Sun conjunction Moon: The Sun in conjunction to the Moon shows that the native was born near the time of a New Moon, which means that the Sun and Moon are likely (but not necessarily) in the same sign. The mighty rays of the Sun overshadow the New Moon, robbing it of its own light. 2020 ends with one of the decade's most auspicious astrological events: the 'Great Conjunction' of Jupiter and Saturn! The fact that these two planets are coming together in the first degree of Aquarius bodes well for the incoming Age of Aquarius. This momentous event is made even more potent because it happens just hours after the Winter Solstice – the beginning of the astrological new year. The great conjunction of jupiter & saturn Jupiter and Saturn are going to be visible in the night sky with just 0.06 degrees apart, making it the best planetary conjunction in years. Here’s what’s super special about this one according to Astrologers.
If you follow a good number of astrologers — or if you’ve had your ear to the cosmic ground — you might have heard the phrase 'Great Conjunction' floating around. Truth is, even if your interests lie closer to science syndicates and farther from the esoteric sphere, the Great Conjunction is great enough to be on your radar. Even NASA has something to say about it!
So, what is it and why is it so great? The Great Conjunction is the coming together of Jupiter and Saturn in the night sky. While these celestial bodies appear to pass each other every 20 years, this year’s event — occurring on winter solstice — is incredibly special. In astronomical terms, Bill Keeter of NASA writes: “What makes this year’s spectacle so rare, then? It’s been nearly 400 years since the planets passed this close to each other in the sky, and nearly 800 years since the alignment of Saturn and Jupiter occurred at night, as it will for 2020, allowing nearly everyone around the world to witness this 'great conjunction.'
These facts alone are exciting enough to make an Earthling take notice, but what of the astrological significance? To help us observe this transit from an astrological perspective, I connected with fellow astrologer Alexandria Lettman, an intuitively gifted practitioner and the SoulUnity's resident astrologer, who uses the cosmos to offer guidance on soul healing and ascension. In her practice, Lettman seeks to share the deeper, karmic meanings surrounding global events and collective energy shifts so, I knew she’d be just right for putting this global event into astrological context. Read on for our conversation.
Let's begin where so many astrologers seem to end up: The Great Conjunction as a sign that enlightenment and evolution are just around the turbulent river bend. In your opinion, could a meeting of these two cosmic powerhouses really bode so well, or do Jupiter and Saturn have rougher lessons up their sleeves?
I believe it's both! The Great Conjunction is neither a positive nor a negative force. Jupiter is additive energy ruling expansion, good fortune, spirituality, philosophy, and optimism. Whereas Saturn is subtractive energy, ruling karma, tests, limitations, fear, and structure. They balance each other out pretty well. However, when this conjunction unfolds under the archetype of Aquarius, Saturn actually holds greater power over Jupiter as Saturn is the traditional ruler of Aquarius (he is in 'domicile,' his highest power) meaning his themes/energy will shine brighter. We should expect shifts to the collective consciousness that align us on a better path, but we should not assume that collective ascension or enlightenment is within reach just yet, as this is subject to people being open to ascend at this moment in time. This is a very rose-tinted way of perceiving this energy that doesn't take into account the whole picture.
As a collective, we're shifting from cardinal, Earth energy (Capricorn) to a new, fixed, Air energy (Aquarius). With this will come changes to the structure and formation of our society, a greater sense of community, humanitarianism, modernization, technological, scientific, and medical progressions and, of course, evolution. This all sounds desirable and pretty positive when we don't take into account the themes of Saturn alongside of this. None of this is possible without the discomfort of learning lessons, taking responsibility for our mistakes, and dismantling toxic structures before we can build anew. Saturn brings forth the themes of Karma (inevitable changes and consequences), time (the effects of this conjunction will linger for a while), and limitations (struggles with coming together).
If you consciously choose to lean into the healing aspects of the Great Conjunction, use this as an opportunity to align with your higher self, start fresh and put your best foot forward to the world, you will feel as though these energies bode well together. However, if you're holding onto the past, resisting change, being ego-centric and not learning the lessons that are brought to light during this time, you will find it tougher to navigate this transit. That goes for us as individuals and how well we work together as a community.
If one were to lean into, as you say, the healing aspects of The Great Conjunction, what would that look like? Do you reckon that there's a daily practice or meditation that would prove exceedingly beneficial? Something that might serve most people despite our overall differences?
There are so many healing practices that can be done during this shift! The emphasis is on self-care, and I think it's a large misconception that soul healing always should be an elaborate ritual. Taking five to ten minutes out of your daily routine (preferably in the morning) to slow down and do some free-flowing movement exercises (yoga, dancing, stretching, jogging), to meditate and visualize an illuminating ball of energy flowing through your Chakra column from crown to root Chakra and into the ground below you, or to journal and write down everything you're physically, mentally, and emotionally experiencing at that moment are all deeply beneficial practices. Consistent self-care practices are vital during intense energy shifts such as The Great Conjunction, as these are often a time when heightened confusion, exhaustion, and overwhelming, fluctuating emotions can arise. The focus should be on listening to our bodies, being compassionate with ourselves, taking breaks when we need them, and only consuming things that benefit our higher selves. This is also a time for renewal; setting intentions, manifesting, writing down our plans, goals and dreams and reciting affirmations will be extra powerful on this day.
How does your practice of Evolutionary Astrology inform your understanding of transits like this one? What do you think someone might get out of booking a reading with you during a major collective shift?
In Evolutionary Astrology, we observe all the celestial transits and collective energy shifts through a spiritual and karmic lens to understand why this is all unfolding, how it will affect us, and what the lessons and next steps for us are in this moment. There is divine purpose and meaning behind everything, and in the same way that we accumulate our own karmic lessons and wounds, we also accumulate this karma as a global community and human race. This is where my work comes in. My readings offer direction on how to use these portals which open during major transits to raise your vibrations and evolve from where you are now. I work with my clients to build a deeper understanding of what’s happening in the cosmos in a way that’s tailored to them, their unique birth chart, and their life experiences. Together, we discuss which areas of their lives will be activated and transformed by the transits, what karmic lessons will surface as a result of this energy, and which next steps they should take in order to heal this area and take another step towards their soul purpose.
Monkey man and dog woman compatibility chinese astrology compatibility. The big highlight of the Astrology of December 2020 is the long awaited and much discussed Great Conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn, just days after the pair enter the visionary sign of Aquarius. This transit happens around once every twenty years. Known as the ‘king-maker’ it brings a significant shift in the governance.
The Great Conjunction Astrology 2020
Some astrologers see the passage of these two heavy weights through Aquarius as likely to bring a more heavy handed approach to governance. I disagree. Saturn and Jupiter are not anthropomorphic, they do not have personality. Instead they represent principles at play in the universe, and in our lives. As such, Saturn represents contraction, limitation and structure, whereas Jupiter represents expansion, growth and multiplication.
In Aquarius, these pure principles of Saturn and Jupiter are applied through the archetype of the rebel and the revolutionary. This suggests an opening up of possibilities for proactive change as well as a systemisation of that change. To read more about what that means for the coming decade read my article Saturn in Aquarius: Activists and Visionaries get organised.
The Astrology of December 2020 begins with Mercury moving into the sign of Sagittarius, which will have us broadening our interests and becoming more gregarious, social and interested in the bigger picture. This will be a nice change after the introversion of Mercury in Scorpio! This is followed by a trine from Venus to Neptune on 6 December, a lovely energy that brings compassion and empathy into relationships.
These good relationship vibes are further enhanced by a series of sextiles from Venus to Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn between 10 and 15 December. This suggests passion, openness and commitment respectively, which will all be very helpful as Mercury squares Neptune on 13 December and a short-lived bout of confusion sets in and makes communication difficult.
On 14 December the New Moon rises in Sagittarius. This will be a total solar eclipse, a potent time of new beginnings for anyone who’s chart is triggered, most significantly if you have planets between 20 and 24 degrees of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces).
The day after the New Moon, Venus moves into Sagittarius as Mercury trines Mars and Chiron turns direct after over four months in retrograde motion. Chiron has been in Aries since the beginning of 2019, which represents the initiation of healing in whatever area of your life Chiron is passing through. You can read more about the impact of Chiron in Aries on each of the Ascendant signs here.
Or read our in-depth article Journey of the Chiron archetype: woundedness to healing.
On 17 December Saturn moves into Aquarius, followed by Jupiter on 19 December, just as Venus forms a trine to Chiron. This represents a major shift for humanity as a whole, with a new focus on social justice, technological development and equality.
Then, over the next few days we see a series of conjunctions occur as follows:
On 20 December the Sun conjoins Mercury right at the end of Sagittarius. This is a common event that brings our creativity into alignment with our mind and is a great transit for communication and writing. In this case, with the Sagittarius influence, academic writing will be particularly inspired.
On 21 December Jupiter conjoins Saturn in Aquarius. This conjunction, known as the Great Conjunction, happens approximately once every twenty years. Called the ‘king-maker’, this conjunction historically heralds significant changes in governance. To me, Saturn and Jupiter together remind me of a skilled warrior riding a wild horse. The two must act as one, but they are almost opposing forces. Each must temper the other.
On 22 December Uranus conjoins Black Moon Lilith in Taurus. Ouch! This is revolution catalysed by furious anger. In the sign of Taurus this will likely relate to people’s frustration at the inaction of governments and corporations on the global environmental crisis. We need to change how we engage with our ecology and start treating the Earth with respect as the mother and source of life that she is to each and every one of us.
Unfamiliar with Black Moon Lilith, check out my in-depth article here.
This explosive transit is followed closely by a square from Mars to Pluto on 23 December which is only going to increase the conflict and turmoil, especially as Mercury squares Chiron on Christmas Eve making communication painful and fraught.
The Great Conjunction Astrology Sign
Fortunately a trine from Mercury to Uranus and Lilith on Christmas Day will help people talk more positively about their frustrations and need for change, with a focus on creating solutions and positive pathways forward as the Sun trines the pair on 28 December.
On 30 December the Full Moon rises in Cancer. This will be a partial solar eclipse, which will most strongly influence anyone with planets or points between 6 and 10 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn).
The Great Conjunction Astrology Horoscope
The Full Moon occurs as Venus in Sagittarius forms a square with Neptune in Pisces. Venus will also be conjunct the South Node and, with the Nodal Axis currently running between Sagittarius and Gemini, this will create a t-square formation that is likely to lead to some confusion in relationships. Deception may even be an issue, either between two people, or where one person’s self delusion is preventing the relationship from moving forward.
Until next month,
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Astrology And The Great Conjunction
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