Saturn conjunct Jupiter, called the Great Conjunction, occurs once every twenty years or so. It lasts for around a month and due to its significant impact on the socio-political level, and especially on governance, it is known traditionally as the King Maker.
Saturn and Jupiter connect at 0’30” of Aquarius, on 21 December 2020, which is also the Capricorn solstice. However the two are already well within orb and will be until early January. During this time you will be able to see the two as a bright light in the night sky.
There has been plenty of commentary on the way Saturn conjunct Jupiter affects us as a civilization so I won’t go into that. Instead, I want to discuss how this major transit may impact you, if you happen to be one of those people whose natal chart is triggered by the transit.
Saturn conjunct Jupiter is associated with a change of governance and within the self this can enable us to recognise and depose false rulers, to see where something (or someone) has taken control of our life. Take a close look within and note any false rulers you see. Some examples may be:
- A relationship you cannot let go of
All these things are natural and human. We all experience them. But do we want them to run the show? Are we willing to give up our agency and let these things dictate our decisions? Or do we want to take back the crown and declare a new sovereign? Personally, I’m using this transit to depose my own tyrants and reinstate my higher self, with its wisdom, compassion and power, as the rightful ruler of my life.
The theme of a new reign is further highlighted by the shift of Saturn and Jupiter from Capricorn to Aquarius. Check out my article on Saturn in Aquarius for details of this important shift and keep your eye out for an update on Jupiter in Aquarius in your inbox shortly.
There are a number of other important transits occurring this month, including a conjunction between Uranus and Black Moon Lilith and a square between Mars and Pluto, both of which are likely to be quite explosive. Check out my monthly forecast for a big picture perspective.
Will Saturn conjunct Jupiter affect you?
You will likely feel Saturn conjunct Jupiter strongly if you have planets or points between 27 and 30 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra or Cap) or between 0 and 3 degrees of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius). You may also feel it if you have planets or points between 27 and 30 degrees of the Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo or Cap) or between 0 and 3 degrees of the Air signs (Gemini, Libra or Aquarius).
The house through which Saturn conjunct Jupiter is passing in your natal chart, as well as the house of the natal planet or point that is triggered for you, will tell you which areas of life will be most impacted by this transit.
For example, in my case, Saturn conjunct Jupiter is transiting my 8th House and will square my 11th House Chiron at 1 degree of Taurus. This highlights the private versus the public self, and how fears of rejection and social disapproval can influence the way I present myself to others.
If you’re not sure how to apply Saturn conjunct Jupiter to your own chart, grab a free birth chart at astro.com and download my free ebook the Language of Astrology which has everything you need to get started reading your own chart, in an easy to understand format.
How are you experiencing Saturn conjunct Jupiter?
Like all major transits, Saturn conjunct Jupiter is an opportunity to ride the wave of change and experience the thrill of transformation. However if we struggle we’re more than likely to get dumped. How are things going with you? Are you able to surrender or are you fighting with life? I love hearing how you’re experiencing the transits. Please share your thoughts below.