Jupiter Saturn Conjunction 2020 in Aquarius
There is good news in this conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, what I am calling the social justice conjunction. The astrological configurations beyond of 2021 may not be always easy but the overarching energy of this special configuration is one of slow, methodical growth, hope, positivity and healing. We are still dealing with the aftermath and consequences of Saturn Pluto conjunction with Wuhan Asteroid in January ( for full analysis see my article published in multiple outlets: www.goodheavensastrology.com , www.demetrageorge.com on the March/ April newsletter blog and www.astrologicalassociation.com , Cover Story July/ Aug 2020) .
The current astrological omens of the Jupiter Saturn cycle suggest that we can finally see the prospect of freedom at the end of a year of perpetual lockdown, cynicism and governmental mistrust. This conjunction is a start of a 20 year cycle in AIR signs with the next Jupiter Saturn Conjunction at 18 Libra on Nov. 5, 2040. The last conjunction was in taurus at approx. 22’, in the early 2000‘s. This cycle builds into an eventual 200 year cycle traveling and conjuncting every 20 years, through all the air signs: Libra, Aquarius and Gemini. The first preview to Air sign conjunctions was in 1980, bringing up contexts of sexual and social injustice, reform and disruption the status quo. For example, we witnessed the rise of communication ( Air) technologies of the Apple computer and cellular technology, which eventually gave rise to internet and social media, none of this happening all at once, but in a gradual progression until the year 2000 and beyond, completely reshaping our lives. Computers have changed the way we work, shop, communicate, date and share information. We have become increasingly reliant on our online world for business, commerce, information and education through the pandemic. We now see this theme gelling into the current issues that plague society through the malignant power structures symbolized by Saturn and Pluto conjunction. The theme of AIR is expressed in the malignant air-borne pandemic, in addition to sexual , gender and racial injustices and inequalities, cancel culture and misinformation conspiracy campaigns, to name a few. The following analysis is a snapshot of the energies at the time of the current AIR conjunction with relevant asteroid conjunctions. There is some trouble, struggle and turbulence coming through in this cycle, but overall it feels as if an opportunity of truth is afoot. This is a seed chart for the next 20 years and gives us archetypal clues that will play out and fully bloom in this time span and beyond.
The Asteroid Goddesses are all on Point this Jupiter Saturn Conjunction set to take place on the Winter Solstice 2020. Pallas Athena Goddess of Strategy and Wisdom is present and witness to the conjunction and conjoined to it herself at 4’ Aquarius with another asteroid called Sophrosyne , the magical herb that she personally gave to Odysseus for immunity to malefic forces at play. I see this Goddess of wisdom, (herb)craft and healing, symbolically bestowing a vaccine and immunity to humanity. Pallas was born from the head of Zeus, popped out of his skull as a literal brain child. This, as an idea, invention, innovation, all the necessary elements to find a cure for current malignant forces currently plaguing us.
The presence of the Athena archetype at this conjunction is introducing a subversive symbol into this power struggle, traditionally a struggle of father and son, old and new , Saturn and Jupiter, respectively. As the two overlord power archetypes, Jupiter and Saturn lock horns in battle, the humanistic goddess archetype, Athena, is offering a 3rd way, and inclusive way, a resolution. A new way of equanimity that brings new voices to the table , a strategy of peace is now at play. We see the expressed desire for this equanimity as we watch the rise to power around us. Examples of this subversive power include the rise of first black/ Asian woman Kamala Harris to the 2nd highest office in the land. The first female US Treasury executive, the rise of the Native American to power into the possible office of interior secretary, and all women of color elected as lawmakers in the State of New Mexico. We are witnessing the rise of the LGBQT communities to power with a record number of lawmakers in the next session.
The notion of the humanistic archetypes is that they do not seek to dominate and exclude, as in previous paradigms, but to cooperate and INCLUDE. If I may, I would also advocate that this symbology indicates an eventual inclusion of natural landscapes and animals as sentient beings worthy of respect and protection and even rights. Socialistic, humanitarian themes will prevail and be challenged, refined, embodied, actuated into new humanistic philosophy and policy, but not without struggle. It is my hope that Mutual positive regard and Kindness might actually become fashionable again. It is also my hope that trusted, elected leaders are actually beholden to those they represent, rather than corporate interests. The goddess asteroids are humanistic sentinels in this conjunction chart, holding space for the attendance and comprehension of this shift. Air signs are quick to actuate this mental upgrade. The clash of energies brings to bear a challenge to our old and current negative and dysfunctional mental constructs and paradigms that include corporate welfare, negativity in our Social networks. ie: trolling, bullying, cancel culture, separation, isolation, mass shootings, police brutality, conspiracy, crass materialism and other malignant class and social structures we have come to struggle with en masse. The power structures will begin to shift from a top down dominance to a more shared, democratic version of power. We still have Pluto returning to The USA inception degree, to insure the revolutionary transformation is heeded.
Saturn in Aquarius- Chart Ruler- Restricted Air Space
Both the Sun and Saturn are in Saturn ruled signs at the time of the conjunction, with Jupiter also in service to Saturn. Jupiter gains more dignity that he has had in over a year, in Capricorn, his fall. Jupiter is ruling the moon ( people ) in Pisces and Venus in Sagittarius. Yet all is still beholden to Saturn, ruling the conjunction and the dominant luminary. Saturn is powerful in Aquarius, it’s domicile. Here he has all his resources available to him to carry out the will of its’ Archetype, which is the task-master, the party pooper and the planet of limitation and delayed gratification. If one is willing to work hard with diligence, Saturn may finally grant access and gratification.
The very act of wearing a mask while we look up and witness the Jupiter Saturn Conjunction event in the sky is testament to Saturn in Aquarius- Restricted Air Space. The mask is symbolic of the Pallas Archetype, strategically providing the protective barrier at the point of entry to the Saturnian Karmic forces seething and expanding thru Jupiterian proliferation in the air spaces around us. The presence of Pallas Athena represents the remedy, preservation of life and strategic blocking malefic Elementals.
The solar system has been heavily striking and grinding gears with power players in Saturnian Capricorn ,the cold and mountainous Saturnian Domicile. Capricorn is a sign that signifies earth themes and traditional roles, value structures, patriarchal paradigms and status quo constructs. We all have these rigid structures in at least one area of our lives that is undergoing a deep transfiguration, transformation, dissolving and disintegrating. We know that it is time to let go of the broken part of our lives and move toward functional opportunities ahead.
The Celestial Power players :
JUPITER, the Great God/BENEFIC has come to challenge the Old God Saturn by occupying the same degree in the Zodiac thru conjunction. This is a Battle for the expansion and forward progression of philosophy, philanthropy, wisdom and humanity. No longer in Fall in Capricorn, Jupiter finds a bit freedom and movement in Air. Saturn takes rulership of the Sun when it moves to Capricorn. Jupiter rules Moon in Pisces. Illumination is possible and probable, From Mercury Cazimi point, just hours before. We will see a fortuitous path forward at this turning point, as we stand on the desolate ground. Jupiter is the son of Saturn, and in this event, challenging his father. This is playing like a StarWars scenario of Luke and Darth struggling for power in the vast territories of space. This time the Air theme is symbolic of freedom and movement. Aquarius is the Rebel Fighter Archetype embodied in the Luke Skywalker/ Zeus archetype defying the Saturnian Empire of Traditional Patriarchal Values. There is a fight for Freedom, Peace and Truth both above and here, below. The past 200 years have been in Earth signs, Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo, solidifying materialism, damping down fires of creativity and freedom in the name of commerce, survival and the monetization of resources. Now the Air Signs Rise. Saturn has more dignity in Air signs, than Jupiter, so the clash will be likened to a quest, and feel like a heroic struggle.
SATURN is the most powerful in this dynamic, and the OLD God, MALEFIC, symbolic of traditional constructs and structures. Time, limitation and slow progress, Saturn in domicile of Aquarius rules over Jupiter and the Sun. Slow progress will be allowed with careful, inclusive dialogues, due diligence and faithful and careful execution of protocols and parameters.
Pallas Athena, brainchild of Jupiter, the great god is Conjunct Sophrosyne asteroid at 4’
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Aquarius will be the dominant archetype of 2020, so it behooves us to look at the symbol in detail.
NOTE: The USA sibley chart puts the moon at 27’ Aquarius. Wuhan Asteroid is moving through Aquarius to Conjunct this degree in the early part of 2021. By the end of the year it will be visiting the USA Cancer Stellium. So it will be making appearances all year, and present with us. The Corona Virus is fading into the backdrop but still felt throughout the year. The moon is a symbol of the body, or in this case, many bodies or population. The Wuhan asteroid is still copresent in Aquarius, breaking free of the conjunction to Saturn and Jupiter, moving on and losing and waning in its influence, but definitely is still in the “Air”. Asclepius the healer is conjunct asteroid Bida ( Biden) also here in Aquarius at 10’ and moving at pace with Wuhan, adding more power to the healing transformation set to take place in the sign.
The Mortal Ganymede is the Aquarian Archetype, abducted by Zeus , made angelic and elevated to the immortal status and service of the gods. He is the archetype of pleasure, and is rebellious of societal norms, in pursuit of happiness and hedonism, placed in the heavens as an archetypal ideal of humanity. He bears wine and is a sexual consort to Zeus, and is exalted for his service. A cup bearer to the gods, he irritated the other gods and goddesses because he upset the status quo with subversive pillow talk. This symbology is playing out right now and will be a theme over the next 20 years, promoting sexual and social justice for all citizens, in spite of the upset to the status quo. Ganymede is an archetype of same sex unions and acceptance of the aberration from traditional sexual constructs of society.
Other Asteroids present within 2 degrees at this Conjunction in Aquarius show a plethora of strong women and healers: ISIS, Herculina, Sophrosyne, Enid, Liora, Lydia, DevaLUX, Fran, Anna, Renee, Kelly, Lisa, Amanda Jane, Hermione, Agrippina and KARIN- A Popular Meme ICON for 2020…HA HA! the universe has a sense of humor!
Other Asteroid Goddesses
Ceres at 8 Pisces, with Moon, ruled by Jupiter, having just crossed over hours before, indicating possible themes of hunger and nourishment in America, during feasting holidays. We are seeing incredible lines at food banks as the government with holds aid to common people ( Moon) .
Juno is conjoined with Venus in Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, giving more benefic power and weight to the Benefic side of the battle with Saturn. Juno is the great and Powerful Goddess with Venus bestows harmony, justice in philanthropic ideals and humanitarian themes.
Vesta in Virgo 18 virgo (nearing USA (Neptune at 22 virgo) empowers a spiritual quest for fire, passion, meaning and service. Ask yourself what fires you up? What warms your soul? Where does your sacred flame reside? Souls are searching for their highest good and right livelihood, as parts of their former lives fade into the past. This is an opportunity to find that illumination.
Planetary Activity-Winter Solstice/ Jupiter Saturn Conjunction MOON DAY, Dec 21, 2020
Sun29’ Sag, ruled by Jupiter in Anoretic Degree- with asteroids Concordia/ Mentor/Dike(justice) Cazimi With Mercury at Sunrise on Sunday, moving into Capricorn by Monday, ruled by Saturn.
Moon-20 Pisces in separating Conjunction with Neptune ( opposing US Neptune) indicating a potential for escapism.
Venus is exaltation lord ,and Jupiter in rulership of the moon. With Neptunian energy, there may be a strong desire to escape into addictions, patterns and behaviors.
Mercury ruled by Saturn at 0 Capricorn, just passing through a Cazimi on SUN day, in the hour of the rising sun. The Jupiter ruled Cazimi gives Illumination, hope, justice
EPIPHANY ALERT- an epiphany is possible-A practical and stabilizing break through.
Monday Mercury is Combust in Capricorn for the Jupiter Saturn Conjunction event, fixed star Spiculum indicates a Thoughts of heaviness and depression of the reality of the lockdowns and loneliness during holiday. As stated above Pisces moon may inspire escapism to cope.
Venus- Conjunct JUNO- at Royal Fixed Star , Antares and Archangel ORIEL, watcher of the West, fortunate spirit of adventure is helping to lighten the mood. If you cannot travel the world, you can travel in your imagination and creativity. Venus is her ruled by Jupiter, yet South node co-present at 19’ Sagittarius, bringing up old habits, patterns and debilities will be plaguing and tainting the transition to a more humanitarian culture. There will be an experience of inertia, and opportunities for break throughs.
Mars is in Domicile, with trouble maker Eris, conjunct US Sibley Chiron at 20 ‘ . USA is wounded, chaotic, in dire straights of a dark winter before us, but moving toward a vaccine and swiftly towards a new government with more leadership from a diversity of voices is before us.
Venus is here at 6’ Sagittarius with asteroids Yule, Science, Foo (Japanese WW2 Fighter Pilot lingo for UFO) , Swindle, Stargazers, Trollus, florALIEN and Whitehouse. All of these will be Moving to cross US Ascendant within 5 days of Jupiter Saturn conjunction. There has been a monolith making mysterious appearances around the globe. Could this asteroid configuration indicate there might be some further monkey business with UFO’S? When the Sun applied to the conjunction of this degree, on November 24th, the report of a curious monolith discovered in the UTAH desert. (UnivofUTAH asteroid is conjunct the great illuminator, Sun at 3’ Sagittarius on this day! At the time of Jupiter Saturn Conjunction it is at 13 SAG. conjunct AstroWizard, still copresent and active.) This year, 2020 also brought the declassification of military video of Unidentified flying objects off the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of the USA. Japan is now investigating and reporting UFO activity. One further note, it was reported by the Jerusalem Post on Dec 7, 2020 that a Galactic Federation exists, and has for years has been in contact with Israel and US.. This report was revealed by the former Israeli Space Security Chief Haim Eshed. The Aliens have not revealed themselves because humanity is not yet ready. Might there be a Disclosure? or HOAX ?
Other noteworthy asteroids on the subject – flynn 29’ shipka 24’ present at Aquarius, conjunct the USA sibley Chart MOON! (POPULUS) and moving to the USA Cancer Stellium by the end of the year.
Interesting configurations to watch for, indeed. We will all be looking up in the sky at the beauty of the conjunction. Will we see something otherworldly? Stay tuned and buckle up! With Uranus Conjunctions in 2021, this idea could actually bear fruit now or within the 20 year cycle to come. TBC…