December 21, 2020, marks the highly-anticipated Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius as it marks the beginning of a new era. This particular conjunction also marks the beginning of a shift of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions to air signs. The combination of Jupiter and Saturn combined provides the abundance and optimism of Jupiter with the solid planning, efficiency, and hard work of Saturn. The shift to air sign energy with the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction ushers in the greater understanding of communication thought processes, community, and relationships. Both personally and as a collective, this new shift is encouraging us to make the most of air sign qualities in a practical, concrete manner.
The Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction
The planets Jupiter and Saturn come together in what is known as a conjunction about every 20 years in the same sign. The conjoining of these two planets offers us the opportunity to achieve great success and abundance in our lives and collectively…if we are willing to do the hard work. Traditionally, Jupiter is the planet of success, abundance, and new opportunities on the horizon. Jupiterian energy is considered beneficial because it grants us what we want usually without much effort. On the opposite end, Jupiterian energy when distorted can lead to overindulgence, hypocrisy, over-optimism, and excess.
The combination of Jupiter and Saturn energies offers balance. Jupiter provides Saturn with a dose of much-needed optimism, faith, and hope when times get rough. Saturn provides Jupiter with a solid foundation to work from and tempers the exaggeration and excess that is common with Jupiterian energy. This is an energetic combination that is capable of producing amazingly wonderful results if we are willing to consciously utilize the energies to propel us forward.
The Great Conjunction in Aquarius
The Great Conjunction in Aquarius is highly anticipated due to its rarity and its implication for us personally and collectively. This energy pattern has not been experienced in 800 years making it of great importance. Likewise, the conjunction occurs in the sign of Aquarius which marks a change that is both permanent due to the fixity of the sign as well as the unexpected nature of the Uranian energy. This conjunction also marks the official Age of Aquarius which has been heralded as a period of massive growth, huge advances in technology, and increased consciousness.
The uniqueness of this conjunction extends beyond the sign of Aquarius to include a shift and focus on air sign energy. For the last 200 years, the Jupiter and Saturn conjunctions occurred in Earth signs. The Great Conjunction in Aquarius marks the beginning of the air sign conjunctions with the current conjunction in Aquarius in 2020 followed by Libra in 2040, and in Gemini in 2060. The air sign conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn will continue for another 200 years…way beyond our current lifetimes.
This is a major shift in energy that is very important to note because it speaks to a change in how we can create abundance and concrete changes in both our personal lives and collectively. The past 200 years were marked by solid earth sign energy in the signs of Jupiter and Saturn. While earth energy seeks to root itself and create experiences and structures that are solid, this same energy can also lead to the negative manifestation of energy sign energy (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn). Take a moment to consider what we have personally and collectively built over the past 200 years. Yes, we have made much progress, but most of it has been very slow (earth energy takes its time). Also, the abundance and progress that we have made may be beneficial to some, especially in the realm of finances, but not so beneficial for others.
The air element is different from earth energy in that it seeks to extend itself through connection. Like the wind, it reaches beyond itself, and it is not limited nor does it have the boundaries like earth energy. The time has come for us to adopt new ways of seeking and achieving success and the creation of structures. Aquarius, with its unique perspective, will require that we release the weight of existing and long-standing earthy structures we have established and “think outside the box” to create solid structures and achieve success moving forward.
Building & Success with the Air Signs
This Grand Conjunction in Aquarius in 2020 marks the shift to achieving solid abundance and success through air sign energy. In the sign of Aquarius, we are called to release the old ways of doing things in order to reap rewards. Aquarius considers mankind, and everyone is an equal-because we are all human. Building bridges with people of all walks of life, thinking differently, taking care of everyone, leaving no one behind, supporting the group and the community, and making choices that improve the condition of the whole instead of a few are highlighted with this energy.
The Libra Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in 2040, will impact relationships. Expect there to be a push to adopt relational patterns that value the freedom of all parties. Changes in marital processes as well as contracts of all sorts are likely. Libra energy rules the justice system. Changes to the justice system that promote both equality and equity are encouraged in order to reap the benefits of the conjunction. Since Libra is concerned with what is “fair,” expect a thorough exploration and many conversations around what constitutes “fairness” both personally and collectively.
In the sign of Gemini, the conjunction in 2060, will ask that we make the necessary adjustments in how we collect and use the information to communicate. At this time, there could be great innovative breakthroughs in the ways that we communicate. There can also be dynamic changes in local transportation such as cars, trains, etc.
Overall, the incoming Jupiter-Saturn conjunction shifts us to a whole new method of creating and solidifying success and abundance in a practical manner. Just like the wind, air sign energy at its best reminds us that we all need air to breathe and that it is important to consider our connections to others…especially in a mental and communicative manner, in order to build structures that benefit the self and others simultaneously.