Two main outer planets, Saturn and Jupiter, will finish lengthy treks by way of cautious and restrictive Capricorn on December 17 and 19, respectively. It’s been fairly a protracted spell of this limiting power, as we’ve realized Capricorn classes on delayed gratification, following guidelines and accepting unavoidable boundaries, like “sheltering in place.”
Midmonth, each Jupiter and Saturn transfer into Aquarius, the signal of hopes and humanitarian beliefs, for his or her subsequent journey, giving rise to main innovation in expertise and society.
Jupiter shall be within the Water Bearer’s realm till December 28, 2021, and Saturn will keep till March 6, 2023. We acquired a short style of Saturn in Aquarius from March 21 to July 1, 2020 earlier than it dipped again into Capricorn, the place it’s been since December 2017, for one ultimate lap. That is really the beginning of the “Aquarian Decade,” in our opinion, as Pluto will enter Aquarius in 2023 for the primary time since 1798. (Learn extra about what the last decade will maintain in our “American Revolution 2.0 publish.)
Now, not solely is Saturn touring in tandem with Jupiter, however on December 21, 2020—sure, the Winter Solstice—these two giants will align at the very same diploma, the closest they’ve been since 1623. From our vantage level on earth, they’ll seem as a single shiny star.
In case you, like us, have spent this surreal 12 months doing extra severe stargazing (or actually, simply wanting up on the sky a tad extra usually!), you’ll have seen Jupiter and Saturn hanging out collectively overhead. However solely each 20 years do they arrive so shut as to unite in a Great Conjunction.
This additionally ends a protracted spell of Nice Conjunctions in earth indicators (the final one was in Taurus in 2000), as we transfer into an space of them in air indicators (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) for the following 150 years. Not surprisingly, air indicators are related to scientific and mental developments, expertise and communications.