This year’s Solstice Sunrise was live-streamed from Stonehenge but they’re putting a motorway under it. It encapsulates the surreal irony of 2020, a cryptogram of a year. As I write, the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction is about to be exact and, as detailed here, it’s associated with significant cultural and commercial shifts. (See part four of the Turbulent Times series for a deeper take.)
It is a good moment for a ritual or an acknowledgment. But remember that it’s not a New Moon or an ebullient Mars-Jupiter line-up. Meditate on the higher, utopian ideals of Aquarius or set intentions if you like but remember the essential nature of the two planets in proximity. They’re power-players – this alignment is potent but it is not goo-goo.
The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction is also parallel Hekate – the Witch Queen – whose name reflects none other than the original Ancient Egyptian force/deity of magic – Heka. She’s more ancient than Jupiter or Saturn FYI.
Any time on the day of this alignment is powerful or do as the druids did and wait for the Full Moon after the Solstice – December 29/30 in this case.
Whenever you’re doing it, be clean and relaxed with minimal distractions/clutter. Face the direction of the Sunrise in your location, light a candle and think Air: Imagine a bird-familiar, flying out to see what needs to be seen. If you wanted to be ultra-Aquarius, a drone lol. Or, visualize the breeze bringing in new intel. Be on alert for wind, thunder, and bird omens.
Some examples: In New York, the conjunction is at 13.22 – 168° to 172° South-East and the Sunrise of the day was at 121° – Uranus Rising in Taurus means your focus yields an unlikely but rewarding juxtaposition of ideas.
In Los Angeles, it’s at 10.22, Aquarius is Rising, Jupiter, Saturn & Hekate are between 127 to 130 degrees and the Sunrise direction was 118. This is excellent as it will be easy to tune into the Aquarian mood.
Sydney, Australia has Saggo Rising (ruled by Jupiter and at the Galactic Center degree) at the time of the conjunction – 05.22- and Sunrise occurs shortly after – at 5.41 – at 119 East. Brisbane is the same, only an hour earlier and the Sagittarius Ascendant is 22. Auckland, in New Zealand, owns this – the conjunction is rising shortly after the Sun, at 7.22 am.
The conjunction remains close all week and, the Sunrise point is supercharged for the next three days. Activate that, make it an altar if you like, and deduce or create your role in the new culture. Jupiter-Saturn is a new reign; claim or express your sovereignty.
The year began with Saturn-Pluto conjunct and all of its geopolitical implications. Then it ran with three Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions and now 2020 wraps production with Jupiter-Saturn. It’s an s**t-load of Outer Planet action. Everyone has Information Overload Fatigue – can we add Epochal Alignment Fatigue? Evolution Ennui? And, of course, the plague – still.
Geopolitically, we’re arguably already in a Gray War – neither (thankfully) Hot nor a Cold War where you’re non-speakers but spy on one another non-stop. A Gray War is predominantly cyber and propaganda. In tactics that will be familiar to anyone who’s survived a certain style of relationship, you’re officially allies but the opponent pulls a number of hostile stunts that fall just below the threshold where you’d have to retaliate.
Your most important Jupiter-Saturn ritual may be a data & privacy audit. I guess it is not that surprising that the pivot into Aquarius is like living in a cyber-punk mini-series.* Really, it’s excellent turf for Generation X people hah hah.
*For grittier info, see the Financial Astro post from a few months ago: I’m about to update it with the results of my ‘astrological trading experiment.’
Image: Robert Avotin