Jupiter returned home to its domicile Pisces on Friday 14 May 2021; making it the first transit of Pisces in 12 years. This is a transit that many astrologers have kept an eye on due to its benevolent nature, after such difficult times. Who doesn’t love a benefic planet in its rulering sign? The last time Jupiter worked from such strength was 2019, when it was transiting Sagittarius its other ruling sign.
Jupiter spends just over 2 months in Pisces before it retrogrades back into Aquarius before its moves back into Pisces in late December 2021. This is a little taster or beginning phase of this powerful transit. Looking to where you have Pisces in your chart allows you to see where this beneficence will manifest.
Jupiter is a planet of optimism, knowledge, teachers, gurus, learnings, travel, gifts but also dogma and zealots. Pisces is a sign of creativity and encompassing of well, everything; while staying undefinable and elusive. Notable that the hostilities in the Gaza strip, started 7 days out from the ingress of Jupiter into Pisces.
As exciting at this transit is and as wonderful as it is to have the greater benefic back at full strength. We must also look at the co-presence of Neptune during this transit of Jupiter in Pisces. As highlighted by the wonderful and talented Astrologer, Diana Rose Harper; Neptune’s co-presence in Pisces with Jupiter allows for a real danger of a rise in delusional belief’s, cult shit and a rise in charlatans. The presence of charlatan’s is age old and has been more noticeable as Neptune reached the mid-point of its transit in Pisces. Jupiter now adding to the equation, is prime picking for illusions of grandeur, cult like figure coming out of the woodwork and just plain old bad guru’s and teacher. Be mindful of who presents and don’t be sucked into things that are too good to be true, they probably are. The opportunity of them appearing now is real.
More to come, as these are first thoughts, observations and connections to other people’s observations. But in honour of Jupiter’s ingress we must celebrate that, it is good, it is exciting, but it also does have aspects that are multi-faceted. Pisces energy is easy to get lost in thanks to its encompassing nature. Like all transits, it’s never straight-forwards, but it is something to be excited about along with sticking to your core values so you can contain this massive, inspirational, creative energetic shift as we have now entered its portal. More to come … but the opportunity for ‘Big Magic’ is forming.
The astrological landscape of May 2021, offers up some friendly sky’s for the first three weeks of May. The much heralded transit of Jupiter into Pisces begins, showing us the direction of 2022’s astrological highlight might present to take us, with its 2 month preview this May – July. Venus back in her home sign of Taurus for the first 9 days of May warms this space, before she hands over to Jupiters ingress to Pisces, middle of the month. The eclipse season begins at month’s end. Eclipse season is pushing for both innovation in the Gemini sector of your chart, whilst encouraging release and a letting go of the Sagittarius sector of your chart. The themes of these houses and signs best indicates how this might work for you, in your chart.. If you have planets in these signs, then this process of accumulation and detoxification is greater. Over all May is a great month and shows us the simple pleasures, before things get a bit more complicated and confusing in June; thanks to Mercury’s retrograde and the continuation of the eclipse season. Below are some quick highlights of May 2021. Enjoy xx
ARIES / ARIES RISING
The new moon in your financial sector on 12 May brings new opportunities for rewards thanks to its aspect to Jupiter. Jupiter then moves into Pisces, offering inspiration and assistance with turning dreams into reality. The lunar eclipse on 26 May might shade or create blind spots around entrenched belief systems or long distance travel meaning the whole picture is not seen at this time.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
A Taurus new moon on 12 May re-centres and reconfigures you to the core values and image you seek to embody. Jupiter’s shift into Pisces offers buoyancy; deepening your bonds to community and friendships. A lunar eclipse in your financial sector 26 May indicates some unseen elements around income and resources; caution is advised.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
Jupiter moving into your career sector until July offers a nice preview of 2022’s astrology. Jupiter helps with expansion and may bestow gifts in your career and reputation sector from May 14th. A lunar eclipse in your partnership sector on 26 May might bring instability or create a blind spot, know that what presents itself isn’t the full picture, this absence of facts will last for at least 4 – 6 weeks.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
The new moon on 12 May marks a nice reset point for your community and social networks allowing you to put any past difficulties behind you. Jupiter’s shift into Pisces on 14 May offers an exciting opportunity to learn or do a course, offering great teachers to you. The Lunar eclipse on 26 May occurs in your health and wellbeing sector, take extra precautions or keep your schedule light as you may feel especially drained at this time.
LEO / LEO RISING
A new moon in your career sector on 12 May is lovely reset point around your career and reputation, helping to seed new connections and relationships to foster and enjoy. Jupiter moving into your resource sector previews next year’s main astrological event, which benefits you by offering access to more resources than usual. The lunar eclipse on 26 May leads to unseen developments around your creativity and community.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Jupiter shifts into your relationship sector on 14 May, bringing buoyancy to relationships, offering new insights and support in all areas of life. This combined with the new moon 2 days earlier raises confidence by re-aligning your beliefs. A lunar eclipse on 26 May signals all is not what it seems in the home and career sectors; a more balanced situation needs to evolve, the fullness of which is not entirely apparent for at least 6 weeks.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
May’s New Moon on 12 May occurs in your resource sector starting a new 6-month cycle around external resources and evolving your relationship with them. Jupiter moves into your health and wellness sector, fostering abundance and optimism, greatly assisting your health sector. Mars moves through your career and reputation sector making your career sector very active and busy in May, rest will be important.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
A new moon in your relationship sector is always a lovely place for a new 6-month cycle. Focusing on new beginnings from 12 May for all your one-on-one relationships. On 26 May, a lunar eclipse in your income and money sector indicates information may be hidden or shaded for the next 4 -6 weeks. Things are not as they appear and any ‘great offers’ will have unseen aspects.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Jupiter moving into your home, family and ancestors sector on 14 May offers strong support and benefits as the planet of abundance and expansion begins its 2-month visit of Pisces. A lunar eclipse 26 May creates a 6-week period of instability around you and your relationships with others. Eclipses are shade spots, so any thing that is thrown up in your relationships isn’t the full picture or the full story. It’s evolving.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
The May 12 new moon in your pleasure sector helps connect and re-establish your creativity for a more balanced approach. A lunar eclipse on 26 May sets up some tensions around health, wellbeing and routine. Be mindful that you are entering a 4 – 6-week period where health is being activated and unseen forces are at play. Pay attention to your body and schedule in rest time to avoid burn out or any unnecessary triggers.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
A May 12 new moon in your home, family and ancestor sector is a strong new 6-month cycle, new seeds are ready to sprout. The lunar eclipse in your pleasure and social network sector is something to monitor – unseen elements are at play. Jupiter moving into your income sector is a teaser for 2022’s astrology and will be very beneficial to you financially.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Having your ruler return to your sign for 2 months from 14 May is huge, it’s a prelude to 2022. Jupiter lifts spirts, offers luck and is a wonderful thing to have on side. Be ready. A lunar eclipse 26 May in your home and career sector is a rebalancing act behind the scenes. Not all the information is visible but do know that the wheels of progress are firmly in action.
Today Mars enters Gemini, after an elongated transit of Taurus; the sign of Mars detriment. Mars entered Taurus, at the moment “That Bull Guy” image; symbolic to the Capital Hill riots was blazoned across the world media. Having this transit line up with such a striking image after such an epic retrograde phase in 2020, was something that only emphasised the potential trickiness of this Mars in Taurus phase, we are now exiting. Longer than usual, it’s been a tough slog from early January until now. Things have been slower than usual to get up and running along with a resistance to big energetic pushes, or things just required way more motivation than usual. Slow and steady took over from big pushes, which essentially impeded Mars ability to do anything really constructive, as Mars likes fast rigorous action.
Today with Mars shifting into Gemini, Mars is in a much better space to be able to use his skills and dynamism. Gemini is a much more dynamic and changeable sign in comparison to the fixed earth of Taurus. Gemini is naturally more aligned to Mars nature and curiosities. This stimulation of Mars allows for more momentum, traction and progress after a tedious transit of Taurus and retrograde phase in 2020. In short, Mars in Gemini will give strength and vigour to the mind.
Also, at the time of this ingress of Mars into Gemini, Mercury will be conjoining Jupiter for its final conjunction to Mercury in Aquarius. The Ruler of this Mars transit is blessed with the final integration of this three-hit conjunction of Mercury / Jupiter. Having Mercury / Jupiter meet for the third time, allows for information, a way forward, a new plan, new optimism or a new path forwards after a difficult or confusing January / February 2021.
Having Mercury leave the final stages of its retrograde, along with its connection with Jupiter is extremely helpful and positive for Mars as he enters Gemini. Finally after 12 months we have a Mars making for more positive aspects to Saturn in-particular, allowing for more supportive Mars. Something that has been missing over the last 12 months, as the wrecking ball of Covid 19 began to hit our lives.
Today marks, what potentially we were seeking when we started 2021, by offering us a clearer path forwards, providing the energy and motivation after a difficult and frustrating first two months of the Year. Today we begin to see a more positive Mars influence, which has been missing from our lives over the past 12 months, as Mars begins to set a new pace and a new tone, which is now informed and guided by Jupiter’s influence on Mercury. Today Mars, gets some of his spunk and swagger back. xx
Mercury begins its Retrograde phase as January closes and is our first Mercury Rx phase of the year. 2021 delivers us a year of Mercury’s retrogradation in the Air signs, making these retrograde period’s stronger, thanks to Mercury’s elemental strength in Air.
Aquarius is an Air sign, fixed in its mode. Making it a sign whose strength lies in its stability and focused nature. Air signs have a great ability to detach and separate themselves from situations, providing an objective ability, helping to problem solve situations at hand, without out an overly emotional, passionate or overly stuck bias. As one of the humanist signs, Aquarius, is more focused on people and collaboration.
Saturn, Mercury’s ruler, for this retrograde is also co-present. This assists with focusing on creating systems or structures which help people or collaboration; through consolidating efforts through systems. Its through collaboration and systems we can help get to the heart of these Aquarian ideals. This retrograde, helps to re-evaluate these collaborations.
February 2021 is an unusual month, due to the amount of planets in the sign of Aquarius. February sees 6 planets in the one sign of Aquarius. The last time a stellium of planets conjoined in Aquarius like this was February 1962. With so much energy concentrated in Aquarius at this retrograde, it doubles down on the significations of Aquarius, and really knuckles down into the Aquarian elements of your chart and areas of life that Aquarius represents. So do pay attention, to what comes up.
So, what happens when Mercury, the planet of communication, commerce, trade, ideas, problem-solving goes retrograde in a sign which is so heavily focused on others? There is an overly concentrated focus on, re-vision, re-evaluation, re-assessment and re-looking at relating to people, collaboration and community. We now look to how to evolve these interactions with others, so it’s more mutually beneficial. The Aquarian ability to a detach to help innovate, also helps this Mercury Rx process of Re-looking and re-evaluation of things, as passions and emotions are more easily put to the side, as we look to a more objectively as what needs to change or be re-moulded.
Mercury; during its retrogradation conjoins Saturn its ruler once, which is when Mercury potentially finds the problem, it needs to solve. Mercury then meets with Jupiter, three times during this cycle, which is where we find opportunity or are able to look for solutions that have a positive and more lasting effect. Watch this space over the next 3 – 4 weeks and know the outcome to any tricky situations that present, will come, and maybe more positive than initially anticipated.
This particular Retrograde, is very strong, thanks to the 6 planet pile up in Aquarius at the time of the Rx. If you have planets in Aquarius, you haven’t had this much concentrated energy on your natal planets, unless you are born before 1962. The Rx gives a strong current or undertow allowing for some really ingenious problem-solving at this time, if something challenging does pop up, do be optimistic, that Jupiter’s role will help deliver a positive outcome or resolution by the end of this cycle. It just might not be what you expect.
Mercury Retrograde: Through the signs
Aquarius / Aquarius Rising:
The physical body, as well as how you present to the world, what you represent and how you are received by others is strongly in focus. You’re very much the star of the show, and what you hold dear, might become the focus for others as well.
Pisces / Pisces Rising:
The sub-conscious, soul sector or relationship to the unknown or hidden realms is heavily emphasised for you at this time. New connection to or new information is presented, which helps create a dialogue to or with retreat, isolation or soul work.
Aries /Aries Rising:
New innovations are given new life with relation to friendship groups, community and social networks. New intel, allows you to be more effective in collaboration, cementing your position in the community.
Taurus / Taurus Rising:
The Career and Reputation sector of your chart is the star of the show, Mercury is helping you create a new plan to help with collaboration or assists with making yourself more of a team player. Opportunity is around, once Mercury has done its work.
Gemini / Gemini Rising:
Having the ruler of your chart, working its retrograde magic in your ideas and belief sector might at times be frustrating, but the information and data it gleans, gets you ready for some real opportunity for long lasting success and gains. Its all in the mind set.
Cancer / Cancer Rising:
Overhauling the shared resources area of your life, allows for some great gains. Detaching from the emotions around it, is easier this time around. Cool and clinical assessment helps in getting you to a more prosperous setting.
Leo / Leo Rising:
Relationships are key right now, in getting you to where you want to go. Collaboration, and how you engage in relationships might be under the microscope. Taking the emotional baggage out of the situation and looking objectively at your key relationships delivers much clarity and opportunity for growth and recognition.
Virgo / Virgo Rising:
The day to day routines and putting your attention to smarter ways of living is beneficial. Knowing that solving the problem before it takes root, is 99 percent of the work done. Mercury helps you see where the problems may lie.
Libra / Libra Rising:
Creativity and Children is the Aquarius focus of your chart; any crisis or challenges can be worked through. An objective approach will help and delivers new approaches making a more abundant and healthier collaborative experience with either the creativity or children who are in your life. If you need help, your people are there to support.
Scorpio / Scorpio Rising:
The home, house, family, ancestors represent the most private and hidden sector of your chart. Allowing some detached objectivity around such topics, as Mercury’s retrograde, helps develop or re-write the story allows for empowerment and better collaborative benefits for any and all of the above topics.
Sagittarius / Sagittarius Rising:
Revisiting and revising your connection to your local surroundings and local environment can breathe fresh life into any aspects of the above that might feel stagnant. New innovations around your routines and schedules helps in freeing up time for more collaborative connections.
Capricorn / Capricorn Rising:
The heavy emphasis of your financial sector shows there to be strong re-vision and re-evaluation of your income, assets or possessions. Allowing for an objective assessment, along with inviting the help of others can really get things moving for you. Revitalizing your income and how and what you seek to possess.
The Full Moon in Leo, brings to the spotlight the Aquarius / Leo axis. The polarity of the group and the individual, the performer/performance and the audience and leadership and community.
The Sun (and the ruler of this full moon), offers adulation and support; reflecting the receptiveness of your creations, ambition and leadership qualities at such time. The Moon’s fullness, in Leo, helps to receive this adoration and embodying it, at the very least, allowing you to to be able to see it, in some shape or form. This lunation allows you to see the power of the reception to the work you do. It also shows the importance of creativity and brave leadership.
The only curveball to manage, is that this full moon is hooking into the Uranus Mars energy, via T-square. This brings in an unknown quantum to this full moon, meaning the previously mentioned, may come from unexpected places or areas that you don’t initially expect. Or at a time, that you don’t feel ready to shine your light.
Also occurring at the time of this Full Moon, is the Sun-Jupiter cazimi. Jupiter is considered the great beneifc in astrology, and a planet considered lucky, optimistic, wise, well educated, which attracts opportunity. The Sun and Jupiter exactly conjoining at this Full Moon, is a strong force, in addition to the lunation. Jupiter is sending the message of hope or optimism, in whatever mountains your currently climbing.
When the Sun and Jupiter exactly join, their energy is fused and the Sun’s strength, creates a rebirthing of Jupiter, through the great fires of the Sun. This cazimi, begins a new synodic or transit cycle for Jupiter. Old experiences and lessons are burnt away, and new opportunities and lessons are able to be forged or created. A new Jupiter is being born within this lunation.
The third major aspect at this full moon, occurs in the sign next to, or in aversion to this busy Leo / Aquarius axis. Venus and Pluto conjoining today, in Capricorn. Venus Pluto create a difficult combo, realisations around controlling relationships and power dynamics might be difficult to un-see, at this time. This occurs in addition to the above, which essentially allows for greater ease to see where you may have been bound or obsesses with something, that affects your ability to progress up the ladder or enjoy life.
All of the above combining to make a busy and active Full Moon in Leo, expect the unexpected and don’t be surprised if the Pluto Venus aspect, throws some deep undertow, to what on the surface is quite lovely and expansive. All this occurs the day before Mercury stations retrograde, also in Aquarius. Meaning the above might be something we mull over for at least the next 2 – 3 weeks.
Its both confronting and surprising, this Full Moon in Leo, however, leaning into the fundamentals of the Leo / Aquarius axis outlined in the first two paragraphs, can assist greatly, in your navigation of this Full Moon.
The first Air era since 1226, which also began with Jupiter and Saturn conjoining in Aquarius.
00’30 Jupiter in Aquarius & 00’30 Saturn in Aquarius
Tuesday 22 December 2020
Exact conjunction 0645am AEDT
Look west into the evening sky after sunset, use Star Chart a free app if your unsure and want to double check you have the right planets. Can be viewed in the weeks either side of it, maximum closeness is the above dates.
The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn occurring under 12 hours after the solstice is perhaps the astrological event of the year. The Solstice which occurs at Monday 21 December 8:53pm AEDT, followed by the exact conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn at 0645am Tuesday 22 December makes this a solstice for the ages. Who would expect anything less to helps to wrap up a remarkable and dynamic 2020? But in 2020 style, the 2020 conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn also offers that little bit extra!
Jupiter and Saturn, the two largest of the visible planets to the naked eye conjoin every 19.5 years, and as astrologer Austin Coppock remarked, they are the king makers of human history and its era’s; and the tent poles of history, under which we live. As human’s mark the movements of the Sun and the Moon to represent and follow time, this also extends to the Jupiter and Saturn conjunction, due to our ability to visually track it, along-side events and developments here on earth. Humans have been observing the Jupiter and Saturn conjunctions for thousands of years. The most famous record of a reputed Jupiter Saturn conjunction are the reference to it as the Star of Bethlehem in the bible. Yes folks, the three wise men, were following the Jupiter Saturn conjunction, and it definitely created a crowning moment, no matter what your belief system is. So, these are important times, in which we currently live.
Jupiter Saturn conjunctions represent kings and empires, beginning and ends. There cycle is predictable, due to the constancy of there synodic cycles and also represent a certain quality of time depending on what elemental era they are in. Jupiter Saturn conjunctions have been the book markers and book end of history, for good reason, they are tried, and test and they works, as an astrological timing technique. Each era, whether it be Fire, Air, Water or Earth, all have a strong presence of the ruling element within the quality of time, to which people live. Fire ages have seen great renaissance in arts and traditions including the Italian Renaissance and Tudor England, and the Romantic era. Water eras have seen great spiritual movements etc.
The Solstice conjunction of these two kingly planets, begins and ends a 20- and 200-year cycle at the same time, beginning a cycle last seen 794 years ago. The solstice itself is a very significant day. It’s a marker of the imbalance of light and darkness and a day of which humans have literally built monuments like Stonehenge to. These two events coinciding ? Rare, like really rare.
Tomorrow’s conjunction marks the beginning of a 200-year cycle in Air, ending an earth cycle which began in 1842. Looking back across the earth age, we can see conquests, colonization of lands by organized and government mandated / centralized force. The plundering / mining of the earth for wealth and riches, which then got kept and managed in a hierarchical system and created empires because of the hoarded wealth from the earth and all its resources (i.e.: corporations/governments/institutions), we also need to mention the unscrupulous ways in which this wealth was taken. Industrialisation also began on mass and changed the way we connect to earth and how we work with it. Money and power was created by the complete raping and pillaging of the earth and its resources. As we leave the earth era, the earth is literally struggling for survival, due to the amount we have stripped from it and mis-managed pollution. These Grand Conjunctions will be in air signs until 2159. The last Air series of conjunctions began in 1226 (Aquarius). So let the journey begin.
When you look at the timelines of the history of these developments and the Jupiter Saturn conjunctions, the information is incredibly striking and is helpful to see where we may evolve to next.
So, what is an air age and what does it look like? This is the first Air age in 800 years, and interestingly, tomorrows conjunction is the closest these planets get, in forming the conjunction also in 800 years, I don’t feel this is coincidence.
Air ages are marked by disbursing of empires and wealth as well as creating more movement and freedom, through change and instability, this creates new pathways and new opportunity. Air ages have a more unpredictable flavour, through instability and a disbursing of power and control. Things we used to rely on may disappear, but through it, new alternatives are presented and ideas and intelligence/problem solving gets a real opportunity to explore and create new innovations and solutions, to the real problems we now face coming out of the earth age.
Air ages can be marked with the term, created by Austin Coppock, as the age of “Disruptive Conquerors”. It is through these disruptive conquerors that the Air age changes and adapts the ways we live. In previous Air ages, we had Genghis Khan create still to dates the biggest land empire created. He also establishes safety and strong connection, through the Silk Road, which fed and nourished trade, and is a trade route still in place today. Genghis Khan did this by connecting many nomadic tribes. Nomadic tribes being tres Air, due to the constant movement in nature and quality. His conquests were the pinnacle of disruptive conquests, and he is still seen as one of the greatest conquerors in history. We also in previous Air era’s saw the beginning of the fall of the Roman Empire after its peak. Alexander the Great, go through and connect and create the Hellenistic world, which didn’t last long after he died, but it still created information and connected to countries, who through the merging of ideas and information shared, through this Hellenistic world, we still look to today, as a source of information, and knowledge sharing, I’m looking at astrologers, with this one.
Through this disruption, we see more information and trade created, as the channels open up in different ways, and the control mechanism change. Looking forwards to what this might mean for us now, the internet and technology is definitely opening up the ways we live. The pandemic showed us how adaptable we are to remote learning or working from home. We no longer need to work or learn in centralized places. Notable news to come out recently, is the huge surges in Bit Coin values, a revolutionary digital currency, which is hard to ignore as we enter the Air age. We have seen the beginnings of lab grown meat becoming available to on mass and rise in popularity and availability, which reflects how technology is modifying the food chain. Socially, technology has bridged the gap, in allowing us to connect to people, when we physically couldn’t. When it comes to power and control, we can’t ignore the increased use of surveillance and drones, to track people and their movements. This will certainly increase. How is most of this conducted? Through the air waves, internet or literally in the air.
The previous Jupiter conjunction was in Taurus and 2000 (the last of the Earth cycle) and previous to this it was in Libra 1980/1981 (the first dip into the Air Cycle). Both these conjunctions were ruled by Venus. Consumerism and materialism really took off and Venus put pleasure and aesthetics front and centre for the past 40 years. Now we move into an Aquarius conjunction, we enter both an Air and a Saturn ruled conjunction. We will be looking at a more conservative and less pleasure oriented 20-year Jupiter Saturn cycle; perhaps to help solve the very pressing problems we face as we exit the Earth era and we look to solutions to the problems it has caused.
The Great Conjunction, which is exact tomorrow following the Solstice, is marking the beginning of a new age, we are in a stage of transition and it will take a while for us to settling into it or work out, what real direction this is taking us. However, we do have the wonderful opportunity to watch them as they conjoin in the sky. We are fortunate enough to have the best view in 794 years or since 1226, coincidently, the last time we were in an Air age. Look west at nightfall and admire, being able to see such a momentous and historical moment, as we look to the planets and the future, they might herald.
SATURN IN CAPRICORN (21 DECEMBER 2017 –18 DECEMBER 2020)
14 days remain with Saturn in Capricorn. Saturn’s transit of it’s home or domicile sign has been influencing the skyscapes since 21 December 2017. Since then Saturn has been stronger and more stern than usual, due to his rulership in Capricorn. A supercharged Saturn likes to strip back, boosts conservatism and consequences of actions Et cetera.
With conservatism and consequence being the plate du jour for the past three years and hard work with sacrifice being our new drug of choice, whether you were initially willing or not, Saturn in Capricorn has not been without it small rewards. Saturn rewards strong focus, over long periods of time and absorbing the cold hard reality checks. Saturn likes dealing with the hard and messy stuff, by cutting away, all that does not fit, or all that is not fit for purpose, sans any emotional consideration or attachment.
Saturn’s servings aren’t always pleasant, and they aren’t always palatable, which is probably why we only get a dose of Saturn in Capricorn every 28 – 30 years. Saturnian realization’s arn’t those that come lightly. Death tends to be more prominent both physically and metaphorically and is a signifier as to when Saturn is strong in transit or strongly placed during a period of time. Saturn nickname old father time, often pictured as death or with a scythe, is something we face more prominently when Saturn transits Capricorn.
As Saturn soaks up the last days of his transit in Capricorn, solidifying the last of his lessons or impacts, for the next 28 years, it’s a good time to reflect on the lessons , re-routes, ambitions, the losses, the grief, the depression, the reality checks, the small incremental wins and what has survived outside all the suffering of the past 3 years.
Saturn as it leaves Capricorn; begins to perfect its aspect to Jupiter. Creating what Astrologers refer to as the “Great Conjunction”. The “Great Conjunction” as Astrologer Austin Coppock has outlined, is one the main timekeepers for humanity’s ability to keep time and records, outside the rising of the Sun each day, and the Lunar cycles and phases. Saturn Jupiter conjunctions can be seen as an extension of the astronomical clock for measuring time as humans, marking consistently 20 year, 200 year or 800 year cycles. This Saturn cycle, sees his exit from Capricorn, coinciding with the beginning of all three new cycles of time at once with this great conjunction with Jupiter.
Saturn moving out of Capricorn, and its meeting Jupiter, begins a new 20, 200-year cycle, that was last seen 800 years ago simultaneously. Not a bad punch to leave on for old father time as he exits a sign of such strength andrenewal. The perfection of Saturn or “Old Father Time” to leave Capricorn and then begin these’s cycle on the Summer/Winter Solstice, shows that for all his coldness and sternness, Saturn isn’t afraid to try new things and continues to play with our perceptions and experience of what time is and how it impacts us.
Now is a great time to look over the difficulties, reality checks, the hard work, the lessons, our relationship with time and ageing along with what we wish to plan and achieve as small yet realistic goals over the next 28 year Saturn cycle. Saturn leaves a place of strength and authority, so this is an important cycle that is resetting. Things will clearly be different in 28 years time, But the aim is to make it better and to plan out the best road forwards, minimising the aggressive consequences to our actions. Now we need to start choosing our decisions more wisely and think about what we can cut back, and sustain, over longer periods of time. Climate change and sustainable living seems to be an obvious and urgent part of this narrative, as we come to the end of 2020 and this Saturn in Capricorn cycle.
To be honest, its a transit people probably wont miss, but its one we need to keep in the back of our minds. Old Father Time never forgets. As Saturn continues his way in to Aquarius, a sign Saturn also rules, we look to the differences of the two signs and how Saturn can rule two signs with such different significations and purposes. In Aquarius the rules are different and the topography very different, as we move from the dizzying heights and lonely terrain we have been navigating in Capricorn, into a space of vision and aspirations with more inclusiveness and collectable accountability. More on this soon, along with the impending Jupiter Saturn conjunction. But for now, Saturn, as you sit upon my Sun for the third time this year……. I bid you Adieu. Those with heavy Capricorn placements, for example Sun, Moon or Ascendant, can finally sigh in relief, as our once in 28 year lessons in responsibility, action and consequence begins to fade into a new experiences.
The new moon in Scorpio is kind of an interesting one ! Mars the ruler of this lunation, is recently stationed direct. Although lacking in pace, mars is operating in the right direction and is able to build some forward motion, much like the new moon. Mars recently direct offers a positive influence after so much intensity that was created with its three months retrograde. This mars ruled new moon, offers a nice little resting/restart point.
The New Moon has a lovely sextile to Jupiter, giving some optimism around capricornian things such as money or benefits from people in power or authoritarian roles such as workplace bosses or those who have power and influence. Be open to assistance from those in positions of authority over the next two weeks, there might be a nice helping hand. Or you take on that role and position to assist others, with your own ability to influence and help others, through your own powers and privledges.
Mercury is opposite Uranus in Taurus. Mercury sharing the same space as the new moon in Scorpio, give a little boost to mercantile things such as trade, business, perhaps writing and communication. Uranus is the unseen opportunity or idea. Be open to the unexpected opportunity of exchange.
Overall, it’s an interesting new moon, with some really nice areas for opportunity and expansion, especially as the moon waxes towards its fullness. Keeping in mind this is the last lunation before eclipse season begins. So, this is the last moon we have that isn’t impacted by eclipses for the next few lunar cycles. The new moon in Scorpio, has some nice things going on with it, so feel free to dip your toes into it and see what transpires:)
Jupiter turned direct in Capricorn over the weekend which isn’t a bad thing, it just not an overly huge thing in the context of it all. Jupiter maybe direct, but extremely limited with what it can do. Jupiter is in a sign it doesn’t relate to in Capricorn as well having to live with the cold, domineering, tyrannous flatmate called Saturn. Saturn is strong in Capricorn, so it’s his way or the highway, Jupiter hasn’t got much muscle flex around here. Pluto is also bunking in there in all his dark cave like qualities. Add to this the aspects to Mars in Aries, and Jupiter direct kind of just means he has to deal with the implications of connecting his gloomy flatmates, and volatile neighbours. Jupiter in Capricorn is hardly the barrel of laughs that Jupiter is known for or enjoys. In 2020 this has been taken to the extreme thanks to the hostility that surrounds poor Jupiter.
Jupiter direct however does mean, that it is moving in the right direction, the direction of getting the hell out of there. Jupiter is now making its way towards his 3rd conjunction with Pluto. The previous 2 conjunctions were April 4, June 30, and the third hit will be 12 November 2020.
Jupiter Pluto is a combination that can have many manifestations, depending on the sign it is occurring in. In Capricorn we can see it via the huge Covid-19 bailouts, which seemed to have helped corporations / business more than the general population. The money thrown around by global governments is Jupiter size huge, but is it going to the people who need it most? In Melbourne the first 2 conjunctions timed pretty well closely to the establishment and re-implement of state lockdowns (remembering Jupiter Pluto are in conjunction for a week either side of these dates). The third hit will be just after the US Presidential election. Jupiter in Capricorn is just amplifying and expanding Capricorn significations such as Government, Control and things that Jupiter doesn’t enjoy.
So, will Jupiter be turning direct do much? Not really, especially since his retrograde cycle is very well established as a part of his cycle. I wouldn’t put too much weight on the direct motion. This is a Jupiter whose hands are bound and is basically out of action until he leaves Capricorn. Post this third date night with Pluto, he makes his way to chase down Saturn. That is its own epic story … that will soon be told. xx